Salvo
The Frames

Fitzcarraldo (CD / Download)

Format: CD
Cat. No.: SALVOCD037
Barcode: 698458813725
Playing Time: 73m 47s

"Raw, rocky and unfashionably for real... a force to be reckoned with." - The Times

"Revelate is the year’s Everybody Hurts...Stone cold classic." - Hot Press

"Ireland’s best band since U2" - Time Out

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REVIEWS

Being  in the right place at the right time is a neat trick, but it’s also partly bedevilled Glen Hansard and The Framessince he pulled them togetherout of Dublin’s Grafton Street busking scene, only to almost simultaneously find additional fame by appearing in Alan Parker’s film The Commitments. A breakthrough experience for many cast members, it almost derailed The Frames through assumptions that they’d be of similar ilk.

Thankfullywe have these reissues of their earliest albums, bundled with a raft of bonus tracks, by which to track their distinctive voice. Another Love Song (1992) and Fitzcarraldo (1995) are big, bold rock sounds that have a real passion and anthemic sense of importance and vitality, yet they also have more introverted moments that signpost the way in which Hansard and his revolving cast would develop.

To hear how they’d redefined themselves by 1999’s Dance The Devil let’s just note that its Seven Day Mile was recently used in the sixth season premiere of Hugh Laurie’s House medical drama. Such a selection was entirely apt as the curmudgeonly, yet melancholic, heart of that prgramme also seems to beat through the tracks of this understated yet bittersweet record.

4 STARS

Ian Abrahams

RECORD COLLECTOR

 


CD
Tracklisting:
1.
Revelate
2.
Angel At My table
3.
Fitzcarraldo
4.
Evergreen
5.
In This Boat Together
6.
Say It To Me Now
7.
Monument
8.
Giving It All Away
9.
Red Chord
10.
Denounced
11.
Your Face
12.
Roger (BONUS TRACK)
13.
One Irish Rover (feat. Liam O’Maonlai) (BONUS TRACK)
14.
Sworn (BONUS TRACK)
15.
Red Chord (Phillpott Remix) (BONUS TRACK)
16.
Monument (DJ Mek Remix) (BONUS TRACK)