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Soul Mining - The The

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Genre: Indie Rock & Punk - New Wave & Post-punk / Artist: The The / Original recording remastered / Audio CD released 2002-08-05 at Epic

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      10.02.2009 10:11

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      A distinctive polished sound with lyrics that are still valid

      This was THE THE's second album - but was more commercial and succesful. It was originally released in 1983 but has recently been re-packaged and remastered. The tracks have a strong beat and guitar line. Each song is distinctive in its own right. My personal faourite has to be "This is the Day" - the lyrics are so poetic and all about regret and how things can change if you want them to - well that's how I interpret it anyway. the thing I love on this track is the accordian style piano which is such a key part of the tune. If you liked Just Jack I think you would probably like this album becuse there are a number of tracks which show the same type of quirky interpretations. Matt Johnson (who is The The) has a really distinctive voice which can be a little rough at times but this does give the tracks an almost industrial feel at times This CD is a total remake of the original vinyl and has had no extra tracks added to it - therefore it is really short at only 40 minutes or so. I really like this album and I really don't think it has dated too much - becuse it isn't too electro-pop and many of the lyrics are as valid today as they were 25 years ago, when this album was first written!!! TRACK LISTING =========== I've Been Waiting For Tomorrow (All Of My Life) This Is The Day Sinking Feeling Uncertain Smile Twilight Hour Soul Mining Giant

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    Disc #1 Tracklisting
    1 I've been waiting for tomorrow (all my life)
    2 This is the day
    3 The sinking feeling
    4 Uncertain smile
    5 The twilight hour
    6 Soul mining
    7 GIANT