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Evergreen
Echo & the Bunnymen
Evergreen
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock
 
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Import pressing of Ian McCulloch & co.'s 1997 reunion album that is out of print domestically. This pressing features four bonus John Peel/BBC session tracks of, 'I Want To Be There When You Come', 'Bedbugs & Ballyhoo', 'R...  more »

      
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All Artists: Echo & the Bunnymen
Title: Evergreen
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 5/10/2005
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Evergreen
UPCs: 639842964227, 639842964265, 766484016929, 9325583004230

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Import pressing of Ian McCulloch & co.'s 1997 reunion album that is out of print domestically. This pressing features four bonus John Peel/BBC session tracks of, 'I Want To Be There When You Come', 'Bedbugs & Ballyhoo', 'Rescue' & 'Lips Like Sugar', 16 tracks total including the singles 'Don't Let It Get You Down' and 'I Want To Be There (When You Come)'. Warner.

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And I thought the Bunnymen were deciduous!
B. Poelman | Salt Lake City, Utah United States | 06/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having given up on the Bunnymen after (perhaps upon release of) what the band now refers to as the "Grey album," I had only recently become curious as to what the new line of albums might have to offer. I was a bit more than skeptical, having been such a big fan of the music from the "Heaven Up Here"/"Porcupine" era. I picked up a used copy of "What Are You Going To Do..." about a year and a half ago, and listened with an intentionally open mind. It's been many years after all. Wow. I was actually impressed. This is not the Bunnymen of the 80's, no doubt. But, the emotion and quality of simple songwriting was undeniably solid. After a couple of weeks of occasional listening I was surprised by how much this album took hold of me.

I purposefully put off buying another "new era" Bunnymen release in order to "cleanse the palette." I decided to purchase "Evergreen," and again tried to remain open minded about where the Bunnymen might have been coming from in 1997. In all honesty I was expecting to be disappointed (as I was with WAYGTDWYL), but once again I was very much taken with this album. While there should be no doubt that the Bunnymen are a very different band than they were years before, this more reflective, sedate Bunnymen was still entirely capable of producing meaningful, soulful, and yes, rockin' tunes. Like many others, I would like to see a bit more "noise" from Will, and perhaps more "funk" from Les, but on the whole the transformation/maturation of this legendary band makes a lot of sense to me. There is no escaping growing older, and the way in which the Bunnymen reflect their maturity in no way denies the past and at the same time readily embraces the present/future in the form of beautiful composition, deliberate intention, and a general lack of concern for fulfilling others expectations.

I rarely consider an album worthy of 5 stars, but given the pressure of unrealistic expectations these guys must have faced in making this album I feel obligated."
They're still alive!!
jonkxoo | Wuhan,China | 12/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am a absolute fan of Echo and the bunnymen,you should know the rotten music atmosphere in asia.so I was difficult to get some non-mainstream works here.but god bless me!By accident I found a music magzine that contain a bunny song called"just a touch away"
it moved me deeply.it is touched with gloomy,psychedelic,heartbr-
eaking aura and a unknown singer's melancholy vocal.From then on,
I began to dip into this band from liverpool.I fought against all the barricades to purchase evergreen.such a great album should i get!from the first song "don't let it get you down" to sullen song"forgiven".I can't carp in it,will's guitar is bewitching and posh.Ian McCulloch's vocal is also Doorish.in myself,I was addicted to all the song in this album,especially beautiful "nothing last forever" ,old-film-liking "just a touch away",a grunge style of "baseball bill".
If you are new to bunnymen,you would choose to get the four old releases(crocodile,heaven up here,porcupine and ocean rain)they four are greatest and most indescribably influential than other 80's bands' works,and definitively better than the cure and U2.If you are a beautiful rhythm nut , get it !trust me!"
What happened to your voice Ian?
Scott T Mc Nally | ORLANDO, Fl USA | 11/24/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I really liked Echo And The Bunnymen in the 80's. My hopes were high when I learned about Ian rejoining, but after repeated playings that often induced sleep, I found those hopes dashed.
Ian's voice seems to have lost it's upper register, leaving him to sing in a low drone as if he's been on valium for years.
Frankly, I'm at a loss to explain the 4 and 5 star reviews here.
This doesn't even hint at past greatness such as "Crocodiles" and "Ocean Rain". The fact that there are currently 30 used copies available here speaks in volumes."