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Transmissions From the Sea of Tranquility
Transmissions From the Sea of Tranquility
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Samples
Title: Transmissions From the Sea of Tranquility
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: What Are Records
Original Release Date: 9/30/1997
Re-Release Date: 9/23/1997
Album Type: Live
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Folk Rock, Jam Bands, Rock Jam Bands
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 744626002924

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Jessica | Santa Barbara, CA United States | 03/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In this day of candy pop music and overdone morbid music, this double disc is the silver lining of an otherwise monotonous cloud of digital garbage. The Samples have brought together the majority of their meaningful songs as well as new insights toward this beautiful piece of work.Favorites include live versions of "Weight of the World", "Feel Us Shaking", "Did You Ever Look So Nice", a cover of John Lennon's "Watching the Wheels", and AMAZING versions of "Anyone But You" and "Nothing Lasts for Long". There is also a hilarious little whale bit.Another plus is the way Sean/Andy describe the meanings behind the pieces, on the disc jacket. Plus the pictures are a riot.If you are a Samples fan, this is a MUST because the acoustic versions of the songs you know are elevated to a new level. If you are unfamiliar with the Samples, I highly recommend this album, for with a varying musical range from folk to alternative, they will appeal to most music fans. I cannot really think of a band they remind me of, but Dave Matthews Band is a big fan of the Samples work, if that tells you anything. This double disc is a great investment! I highly recommend it."
Never looked so nice.
Andy Hobin | St. Louis, MO USA | 08/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One day I downloaded a track of "Feel Us Shakin'" featuring frontman Sean Kelly and Boyd, LeRoi, and Carter from the Dave Matthews Band. The next week, I picked up this album, off of the strength of that one song, and it was in my stereo for about a month straight afterward. Tracks like "Sacred Stones," "Feel Us Shakin'," "Nothing Lasts for Long," and "Who Am I" sound like they can only be sang through tears of joy, and rousing versions of "Did You Ever Look So Nice," "Won't Be Back Again," and "Little Silver Ring" among others run wild with energy, greatly benefitted by Sean Kelly's soaring vocals. It is said that The Samples can only be truly appreciated if seen live, and aside from catching them on one of there numerous tour dates, a copy of "Transmissions" is as beneficial a satellite broadcast from venues all across Anytown, USA. A must have for any hardcore or fledgling fan."
M. J. Lomenzo | Hoboken, NJ USA | 08/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I love the versions of "Giants" "Still Water" "The Last Drag" "Streets in the Rain" and "Information". Not as good as actually going to one of their shows but still worth the price of admission. Some of the acoustic versions are a little weak for my taste ("Summertime") but still a great 2 CD set. Kenny James drumming is awesome -