Salvo
The Frames

Dance The Devil... (CD / Download)

Format: CD
Cat. No.: SALVOCD038
Barcode: 698458813824
Playing Time: 64m 12s

"Shimmering greatness." - Irish Times

"An enthralling, chilled-out listen." - Music Week

"Album Of The Year already!" - Melody Maker

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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.
Perfect Opening Line
2.
Seven Day Mile
3.
Pavement Tune
4.
Plateau
5.
Star Star
6.
The Stars Are Underground
7.
God Bless Mom
8.
Rent Day Blues
9.
Hollocaine
10.
Neath The Beeches
11.
Dance The Devil Back Into His Hole
12.
Steal My Body Home (BONUS TRACK)
13.
Look Back Now (BONUS TRACK)
14.
Taking The Hard Way Out (BONUS TRACK)
15.
Perfect Opening Line (Hook End Version) (BONUS TRACK)
16.
Country Song (8-track Version) (BONUS TRACK)