Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|All About Eve|
Keepsakes: A Collection (W/Dvd)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
3 CD set that includes a limited edition DVD (PAL/Region 0). Keepsakes has been overseen, compiled and assembled by Julianne Regan, the front woman and founder of All About Eve. Collecting together all their hits, includin... more »
3 CD set that includes a limited edition DVD (PAL/Region 0). Keepsakes has been overseen, compiled and assembled by Julianne Regan, the front woman and founder of All About Eve. Collecting together all their hits, including the top 10 'Martha's Harbour' and the other 9 top 40 hits, alongside favorite live recordings and BBC sessions, this is a definitive All About Eve release. The DVD portion features all of the AAE promo clips along with TV performances from Top Of The Pops, Going Live and Daytime Live, and includes the classic Top Of The Pops performance of 'Martha's Harbour' and more, plus a 16 page booklet packed with photos from Julianne's personal archives, handwritten lyrics and sleeve notes by the legendary music journalist Dom Wills (one of the Stud Brothers). Universal. 2006.
A very pleasant surprise
John5 | 03/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think "Keepsakes" appeared in my Amazon recommendations as I am a big Cure fan and I think the two bands have a bit of gigging history together. I remember Robert Smith saying he was a fan but I only ever heard a couple of singles. Anyway I ordered a copy as it seemed like a good way to get everything I could possibly need in one handy package. And I have to say, I'm very glad I did.
The first thing that struck me is that All About Eve are much more guitar heavy than I had thought. The guitar solo at the end of "In The Meadow" is pure metal, "What Kind of Fool" sounds like it could have been mixed by Danny Lohner and the new title track is very classy indie rock. Obviously, the memory of "Martha's Harbour" had overshadowed anything else I'd heard over the years. Having said that, you can't ignore a classic, well crafted song and "MH" is precisely that. It was nice to hear it again after so long.
The best stuff here though is the new material. "Raindrops" will be a future classic and "Keepsakes" will be filling every Goth club dance floor if there's any justice in the world of music. Club DJs will be lapping this stuff up.
The DVD is a great addition to the set and best of the bunch are "Phased", "Strange Way" and "The Dreamer", as the band look particularly cool.
All in all, a very welcome surprise and for fans of The Cure, Lacuna Coil and The Church, you cannot go wrong here.