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Lost In Space [Enhanced, Special Edition]

Aimee Mann Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Product Details

Disc: 1
1. Humpty Dumpty
2. High On Sunday 51
3. Lost In Space
4. This Is How It Goes
5. Guys Like Me
6. Pavlov's Bell
7. Real Bad News
8. Invisible Ink
9. Today's The Day
10. The Moth
See all 11 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Real Bad News (Live)
2. The Moth (Live)
3. This Is How It Goes (Live)
4. The Scientist (Live)
5. Invisible Ink (Live)
6. It's Not (BBC)
7. Nightmare Girl (B-side)
8. Backfire (B-side)
9. Fighting The Stall (Unreleased)
10. Observatory (Unreleased)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Glorious but unnecessary repackage May 14 2004
Format:Audio CD
Fans already know that Aimee Mann is a rare bird as a songwriter and that Lost In Space is a terrific record running a bare step behind her superb Bachelor #2. Therefore, I'll limit my comments to the repackage itself. If you don't already own the album, this is the way to get it, but if you bought the earlier limited release, you have the right to be a mite annoyed. The book-style package of this "new" Lost In Space is attractively sturdy but simpy upgrades the original comic/lyric booklet into a heavy cardboard format and includes no new pictures or information. The second disc is a fine live set with 2 new studio tracks plus the 2 rare cuts that filled out the bonus single from the first version. Therefore, the new disc released by itself would have made a perfect website offering for fans who didn't want to buy the whole thing again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Surprising, assured, moving May 4 2004
Format:Audio CD
This isn't Aimee Mann's best work, and it scared off a lot of listeners and reviewers. Yet after about a month or so of listening to it, its quietude set in - it's a cold, spare album offering up some of Mann's wryest, wisest songs on loneliness and isolation. "This is How It Goes" is devastating, "Invisible Ink" is gorgeously written ("I feel like a ghost trying to move your hands over some ouigi board in the hopes you might spell out my name" is not a lyric written by an artist in a slump), "Humpty Dumpty" and "Pavlov's Bell" are fast paced and clever. The record broaches your darkest emotions even as it seems to push you away. The live cuts on the second disc on the special addition are nothing special, but the b-sides are terrific - they showcase a playful sound Mann has that doesn't belong on the record.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it! April 19 2004
By Jake Z
Format:Audio CD
This is a special edition of Aimee Mann's LOST IN SPACE album. I think it was a great idea to include the bonus disc, which has b-sides and live tracks. It is a must for any Aimee Mann fan. LOST IN SPACE is a wonderful album that seeps into your brain a bit more with each listen. The melodies are mysterious and compelling, and the lyrics are meaningful and deep. The album tends to deal with songs about isolation and addictions. My favorite track hands down is "This Is How It Goes", a song that is very blunt in it's message but there's just something so appealing about it. "Invisible Ink" is another favorite, some really great lyrics in this one. Other favorites include "Today's The Day", "Pavlov's Bell", "Real Bad News", the title track, and High On Sunday 51". All the songs are great.
The bonus disc is great to listen to. There are many live tracks: "Invisible Ink", "Real Bad News", "The Moth", "This Is How It Goes", and a wonderful version of "The Scientist". There's also the live track "It's Not" from BBC. Then there's some b-sides from the project. "Nightmare Girl" has a frantic feel to it, really great song that would have fit nicely on the album. Less is more though I suppose. "Backfire" is a nice b-side too. "Fighting The Stall" and "Observatory" are cool unreleased tracks.
I love the packaging too. It comes in a hardcover book, with a great illustrated booklet that is nice to read while listening to the album. It's truly an experience. It's worth every penny for this special version, even if you own the original. The live tracks really bring the songs to another dimension, and it's nice to hear some b-sides and unreleased tracks. Overall an excellent album made even better with these bonus features!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disk 1 = great. Disk 2 = great frisbee. April 16 2004
Format:Audio CD
I don't think I can add much to the accolades of other reviewers. This was my first Aimee Mann CD, and it quickly made me a believer. But if you're one of the fans who got stuck with the Non-Special-Edition, don't lose any sleep. Disk 2 isn't worth the price tag.
I will say that the bonus video is fun to watch once or twice, and the unreleased b-side "Nightmare Girl" is impressive with its full string orchestration (consistent with much of the album). But aside from that, the 6 live songs that make up the brunt of Disk 2 are a bit lackluster and VERY NASAL. Honestly, either the EQ settings were all muddled, or perhaps Aimee was wearing a clothespin on her nose. In either case, it sounds like Ethel Merman out there! My advice is for you to buy the cheap edition, and with the money you save, go out and buy Bachelor No. 2.
P.S. It just occurred to me that you may be an Ethel Merman fan. In that case, Disk 2 is for you!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks Aimee!!! April 15 2004
Format:Audio CD
I have been a fan of Aimee Mann since her 'Til Tuesday days. In my opinion, she is one of the best song-writers of our time. I have yet to be disappointed by her music. This album is no exception. I am glad that she finds ways to get her music out despite the B.S. the industry has put her through.
I will end by saying that one of these days I hope she'll get the recognition she deserves. No to mention some air-time on the radio.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Special April 2 2004
By Tankery
Format:Audio CD
Aimee Mann is one of our most vital artists, period. I bought this CD just for the second CD as I think Lost in Space is one of the best albums ever when I bought it. It ranks right up there with Tupelo Honey and Nebraska and a couple handful of others that belong in that virtual Rock and Roll Canon of understated, though brilliantly written and executed albums.
I wasn't, of course, disappointed with the second CD of this set. A lively version of Invisible Ink, a personal live interpretation of her brilliant song, The Moth, and the couple live B-sides, added up to a strong collection.
We just need a new studio album by Ms. Mann. Soon!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Constant Complainer Like My First Five Wives
This tall girl sure can complain. But she can really write some great songs--and sing them too! And 'Lost in Space' is one of my favorite albums. Read more
Published on Feb. 15 2004 by Hoppy Doppelrocket
3.0 out of 5 stars By the Special Edition
As many have said before, Aimee Mann is one of the better singer/songwriters to come along in recent history. 'Til Tuesday was one of my faves. Read more
Published on Jan. 20 2004 by Dave
4.0 out of 5 stars Bonus for Fans
I reviewed the original release (same 4 stars) - but I did go out and purchase this disk upon it's release and will re-gift the single disk to someone who is Aimee Mann-less. Read more
Published on Jan. 19 2004 by R. M. Ettinger
5.0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile buying again
I've already reviewed the original Lost In Space, so I won't bother reviewing the first disc again. The second disc provides some live versions of the tracks, all of which have a... Read more
Published on Jan. 4 2004 by Mr. B. G. Fowler
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm sure glad I didn't "get it" the first time.
I listened to this CD shortly after it was released and just didn't get it at all. Some CDs require more than one listen, preferably separated by months or years. Read more
Published on Dec 30 2003
2.0 out of 5 stars Rehash
This edition is a very well presented two disc collection. I gave it an extra point for that. But it's a rehash of essentially the same collection found on Lost in Space. Read more
Published on Dec 29 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars OUTSTANDING!
This CD set contains the orginal "Lost In Space" album and an extra disc of wonderful live songs and a handful of non-album studio tracks. Read more
Published on Dec 21 2003 by Invisiboy2001
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