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Mercury [Sony]

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All Music Guide - John D. Luerssen
With Mercury, U.K. rock outfit Long-View serves up an impressive debut album that owes as much to Coldplay as it does to Catherine Wheel. Similarities to the latter undoubtedly explain Matt Pinfield's fascination, as the former WHTG radio host and MTV talent turned Columbia Records A&R guy inked the band to a Stateside deal. Launched with "Further," a swooning, melodic anthem that is as delightful as it is accessible, and boasting U2-like lyrics "God's light will save us", Mercury rarely poisons as it gives us beautiful, Bunnymen-styled ballads like "Can't Explain," gorgeous shoegazer breezes like "Electricity" and "I Would" and roaring, energetic rockers like the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John D. Luerssen
With Mercury, U.K. rock outfit Long-View serves up an impressive debut album that owes as much to Coldplay as it does to Catherine Wheel. Similarities to the latter undoubtedly explain Matt Pinfield's fascination, as the former WHTG radio host and MTV talent turned Columbia Records A&R guy inked the band to a Stateside deal. Launched with "Further," a swooning, melodic anthem that is as delightful as it is accessible, and boasting U2-like lyrics "God's light will save us", Mercury rarely poisons as it gives us beautiful, Bunnymen-styled ballads like "Can't Explain," gorgeous shoegazer breezes like "Electricity" and "I Would" and roaring, energetic rockers like the hook-injected "When You Sleep." While singer/brainchild Rob McVey most often recalls Rob Dickinson of the aforementioned Catherine Wheel -- which isn't a bad thing at all -- his resonant pipes go even further on "In a Dream," a slumbering, ethereal melody. And damn if the pop-touched spitfire "Nowhere" doesn't re-open the capsule shut by the demise of Kitchens of Distinction.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/15/2005
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 827969366929
  • Catalog Number: 93669
  • Sales rank: 16,040

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Further (4:04)
  2. 2 Can't Explain (5:00)
  3. 3 When You Sleep (3:59)
  4. 4 In a Dream (3:48)
  5. 5 Nowhere (3:49)
  6. 6 I Would (5:28)
  7. 7 Electricity (3:33)
  8. 8 Still (4:08)
  9. 9 One More Try (3:43)
  10. 10 Falling for You (4:09)
  11. 11 If You Asked (4:37)
  12. 12 Will You Wait Here (6:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Long-View Primary Artist
Paul Buckmaster Conductor
Simon James Concert Master
Rod McVey Group Member
Erik Aho Mandolin
Aidan Banks Group Member
Matt Dabbs Drums, Group Member
Rob McVey Vocals
Doug Morch Guitar
Technical Credits
Paul Buckmaster Arranger
Ted Jensen Mastering
Rick Parashar Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Reed Ruddy Engineer
Christian Mock Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A pretty good album

    I have had a chance to listen to this cd quite a few times and have decided that it is pretty good. It's not perfect but it's very enjoyable to listen to. My only complaints are some of the lyrics are a bit too repetitive. For example one of the songs on the album has a verse where he pretty much repeats the same line until he get to the chorus. I just wish he would say something more. Also, the mix is a little too glossy and slick for me but that's what you get from Chris Lord-Alge. I had the opportunity to see them live last night and was completely blown away. They have such a natural and emotional live show. I talked to them after the show and was amazed to find that none of them ever listened to Catherine Wheel. It seems like that would be such a major influence on them. Both bands are very very similar.

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