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Return to the Last Chance Saloon
Bluetones
Return to the Last Chance Saloon
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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1998 & second album by the acclaimed Britpop act. Features the single 'Solomon Bites The Worm' & 12 other new cuts. An A&M release. The full title is 'Return To The Last Chance Saloon'.

      
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All Artists: Bluetones
Title: Return to the Last Chance Saloon
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Int'l
Release Date: 12/28/1999
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, British Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731454088527, 766485013972

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1998 & second album by the acclaimed Britpop act. Features the single 'Solomon Bites The Worm' & 12 other new cuts. An A&M release. The full title is 'Return To The Last Chance Saloon'.

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CD Reviews

Not too bad
05/08/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"After being a Stone Roses fan for years, I think the Bluetones can cut it. I'm not saying they are the great Manchester band, but many of the songs are great. I enjoy this album and suggest buying it if you like the Roses, Charlatans, or Primal Scream."
A satisfactory album that will keep the 'Blue Army' happy.
David Groves | England | 07/12/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Alot had changed in British music since the Bluetones firstappeared in 1995. No longer is melodic pop/rock the fashion and withthis in mind, it was not surprising when this album did not sell as well as its predecessor. Despite this, it is actually quite a good album. Though perhaps not as consistant and certainly not as easy to pin-point, the album does contain some very good tracks. With a more American feeling running through it, tracks such at 'Tone Blues' and 'Unpainted Arizona' are unlike the usual Brit-Pop sound. However, the band still tend to excel when they stick to great, simple, melodic pop/rock. '4 Day Weekend' is one of two great tracks on the album using a cracking guitar riff and double-time drumming that shows why Brit-Pop is still the most interesting, exciting musical form around. (This song did not even make the top twenty in the British single charts when just two years earlier it would have undoubtably threatened the top ten). The likeable but dragging 'If...' is inoffensive but not particularly inspired except within the chorus itself. Whereas, the lazy 'Sleazy Bed Track' show how the Bluetones have started to widen their sound fitting together the sleazy subject matter and the correct insrumentation well. The second, and last great track on the album is the anthemic 'Ames'. It threateningly builds up before gloriously exploding into the chorus, where Mark Morris is allowed to show his vocal range. With a great rock guitar and melody throughout, this song is one of the most potent things produced by the band. 'The Jub Jub Bird' and 'Heard You Were Dead' work well, and show the rarer, darker side to the 'Tones. The album is littered, however, with too many insufficient, light pop songs ('Sky Will Fall, Solomon Bites The Worm' and 'Broken Star') which stops it from reaching its full potential. But, overall,the LP does show why the Bluetones still have remained with such an underground following years after the Brit-Pop boom."
England's best kept secret!
David Groves | 08/22/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The latest Bluetones album is amazing....more so than their freshman Expecting to Fly. Last Chance Saloon's songs are better crafted and superbly performed. The Morris brothers have again shown up Brit's babes by producing a well-rounded and well-written extravaganza for the ears and mind."