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The first days of spring Non-classified

WAS £9.99 £5.99

Product description

Noah and the Whale's second album finds frontman Charlie Fink ruminating over his failed relationship with Laura Marling, a fellow songwriter (and former love interest) who played a key role in the band's debut. With music serving as his therapy, Fink fills THE FIRST DAYS OF SPRING with lush soundscapes and folksy melancholy, finding the beauty that exists in the neutral territory between both camps. This is a cinematic album, one that's meant to be heard in conjunction with its accompanying film (also titled THE FIRST DAYS OF SPRING, available as part of the album's deluxe edition), and the track list unfolds in appropriate blockbuster fashion. Several tracks set the scene, others advance the plot, and two instrumental pieces serve as gorgeous transition pieces. Laura Marling is nowhere to be found, of course--her split with Fink has essentially turned Noah and the Whale into an all-male group--yet her influence permeates the album, from Fink's disillusioned lyrics to the band's vacillations between elated anthems and intimate, disconsolate ballads. Heartbreak can tear a songwriter to shreds, but it serves the opposite purpose here, lending a sense of vulnerability to Fink's baritone and adding some much-needed drama to the band's music, which previously concerned itself with twee-styled progressions and summery melodies. Noah and the Whale has officially grown up.

In excellent condition

Tracks:
1. The First Days of Spring
2. Our Window
3. I Have Nothing
4. My Broken Heart
5. Instrumental I
6. Love of an Orchestra
7. Instrumental II
8. Stranger
9. Blue Skies
10. Slow Glass
11. My Door is Always Open

Arranged By [Choir, Strings And Orchestra] – Tom Hobden
Design – Traffic (8)
Directed By – James Jarvis
Flute, Clarinet – Martin Slattery
Management [... For.... ] – Coalition Management [Worldwide Management] – Chris Gentry*
Mastered By – Emily Lazar
Mastered By [Assistant Mastering Engineer] – Joe LaPorta
Performer – Exmoor Singers Of London* (tracks: 3, 6, 9)
Performer [Noah And The Whale] – Charlie Fink, Doug Fink, Tom Hobden, Urby Whale
Performer [Performed By] – Noah And The Whale
Photography By [All Except Photo 1] – James Robinson (11)
Photography By [Photo 1] – Charlie Fink
Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Emery Dobyns
Steel Guitar [Pedal] – BJ Cole
Trombone – John Carvell
Trumpet – Sam Kindrade*
Written-By, Producer – Charlie Fink

Item details

Band/artist(s):
Noah and the Whale, artist
Classification:
Non-classified
Condition:
Used
Director(s):
Charlie Fink
Display format:
16:9
EAN-13:
0602527104973
Film studio:
Virgin EMI Records
Genre:
Musicals
Label:
Virgin EMI Records
Region:
2
Tracks:
11

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Noah and the Whale's second album finds frontman Charlie Fink ruminating over his failed relationship with Laura Marling, a fellow songwriter (and former love interest) who played a key role in the band's debut. With music serving as his therapy, Fink fills THE FIRST DAYS OF SPRING with lush soundscapes and folksy melancholy, finding the beauty that exists in the neutral territory between both camps. This is a cinematic album, one that's meant to be heard in conjunction with its accompanying film (also titled THE FIRST DAYS OF SPRING, available as part of the album's deluxe edition), and the track list unfolds in appropriate blockbuster fashion. Several tracks set the scene, others advance the plot, and two instrumental pieces serve as gorgeous transition pieces. Laura Marling is nowhere to be found, of course--her split with Fink has essentially turned Noah and the Whale into an all-male group--yet her influence permeates the album, from Fink's disillusioned lyrics to the band's vacillations between elated anthems and intimate, disconsolate ballads. Heartbreak can tear a songwriter to shreds, but it serves the opposite purpose here, lending a sense of vulnerability to Fink's baritone and adding some much-needed drama to the band's music, which previously concerned itself with twee-styled progressions and summery melodies. Noah and the Whale has officially grown up.

In excellent condition

Tracks:
1. The First Days of Spring
2. Our Window
3. I Have Nothing
4. My Broken Heart
5. Instrumental I
6. Love of an Orchestra
7. Instrumental II
8. Stranger
9. Blue Skies
10. Slow Glass
11. My Door is Always Open

Arranged By [Choir, Strings And Orchestra] – Tom Hobden
Design – Traffic (8)
Directed By – James Jarvis
Flute, Clarinet – Martin Slattery
Management [... For.... ] – Coalition Management [Worldwide Management] – Chris Gentry*
Mastered By – Emily Lazar
Mastered By [Assistant Mastering Engineer] – Joe LaPorta
Performer – Exmoor Singers Of London* (tracks: 3, 6, 9)
Performer [Noah And The Whale] – Charlie Fink, Doug Fink, Tom Hobden, Urby Whale
Performer [Performed By] – Noah And The Whale
Photography By [All Except Photo 1] – James Robinson (11)
Photography By [Photo 1] – Charlie Fink
Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Emery Dobyns
Steel Guitar [Pedal] – BJ Cole
Trombone – John Carvell
Trumpet – Sam Kindrade*
Written-By, Producer – Charlie Fink

Band/artist(s):
Noah and the Whale, artist
Classification:
Non-classified
Condition:
Used
Director(s):
Charlie Fink
Display format:
16:9
EAN-13:
0602527104973
Film studio:
Virgin EMI Records
Genre:
Musicals
Label:
Virgin EMI Records
Region:
2
Tracks:
11

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