Doves

The Last Broadcast - 2019 Reissue

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Record Label
UMC / Virgin

About this item

April 2002 saw Doves return, with the Roses inspired "There Goes The Fear" single crashing into the Top 3. It was a massive song, all groove, headrush melody and scope, but even that couldn't prepare us for the sheer brilliance of the album that followed. Every single song is fantastic and whilst still heavy on the sadness, this is a defiantly uplifting record. The appropriately titled "Pounding" is testament to that; it's one of many heart-tugging anthems. Elsewhere Doves cover folk, gospel and early-Floyd style psychedelia, effortlessly blending it into a singular listening experience. It was around this time that another musician (I forget who) described Doves as 'pure emotion on tape'. Whoever he was, he was right! 

STAFF COMMENTS

Andy says: Two years on from their debut and lead single “ There Goes The Fear” felt like a Roses style statement of massive intent. It was a monster! Toweringly majestic and superbly arranged, it was the perfect introduction to a record which was a clear step up in every way. Who knew sadness could be so thrilling?!

TRACK LISTING

Side A
A1 - Intro
A2 - Words
A3 - There Goes The Fear

Side B
B1 - M62 Song
B2 - Where We're Calling From
B3 - N.Y.

Side C
C1 - Satellites
C2 - Friday's Dust
C3 - Pounding

Side D
D1 - Last Broadcast
D2 - The Sulphur Man
D3 - Caught By The River

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