Prevention

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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
It's perhaps appropriate that an album released in early 2009 start with a song called "A Love Economy," if only because that might have been one of the few around the world at that time showing a reasonable rate of return. De Rosa's Prevention, the Scottish band's second full release, steers an often enjoyable course between the kind of sweeping theatricality that defines much of 21st century indie rock and a close directness that brings that feeling back down to earth. It can be heard on "Nocturne for an Absentee" -- if some of the rumbling undercarriage and guitar almost sounds like it's going to break into a rehearsal tape for a U2 support act in the late '80s, it then ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
It's perhaps appropriate that an album released in early 2009 start with a song called "A Love Economy," if only because that might have been one of the few around the world at that time showing a reasonable rate of return. De Rosa's Prevention, the Scottish band's second full release, steers an often enjoyable course between the kind of sweeping theatricality that defines much of 21st century indie rock and a close directness that brings that feeling back down to earth. It can be heard on "Nocturne for an Absentee" -- if some of the rumbling undercarriage and guitar almost sounds like it's going to break into a rehearsal tape for a U2 support act in the late '80s, it then shifts to a smooth, calmer vocal delivery that softly rides the music instead of trying to proclaim over it, matched by calm chimes along the way. The rough melancholia of "Under the Stairs," the album's powerful centerpiece, stands out as the best incarnation of this overall approach. Sometimes the feeling is the slightly disconcerting one of the stadium-ready power ballad -- "Pest" somehow seems all too perfect for a crowd, lighters at the ready, while the overt Thom Yorke worship in the vocals on "Swell" begs the comparison from the start -- and overall Prevention does not bring much completely new to a table where bands like Coldplay and the Arcade Fire have long since established their particular styles. Still, De Rosa's variation has its attractive-sounding place.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/2009
  • Label: Chemikal Import
  • EAN: 5024545549010
  • Catalog Number: 4554901

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Love Economy (4:59)
  2. 2 Nocturne for an Absentee (4:43)
  3. 3 It Helps to See You Hurt (4:26)
  4. 4 Pest (5:08)
  5. 5 Stillness (4:15)
  6. 6 Under the Stairs (3:45)
  7. 7 In Code (4:30)
  8. 8 Swell (4:07)
  9. 9 Flight Recorder (4:39)
  10. 10 Tinto (4:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
De Rosa Primary Artist
Alan Barr Cello
Andrew Bush Choir, Chorus, Group Member
Andy "Maddog" Miller Choir, Chorus
Barry Burns Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Electric Piano
Robert Johnston Electric Guitar
Martin John Henry Group Member
Neil Woodside Choir, Chorus, Group Member
James Woodside Group Member
Chris Connick Choir, Chorus, Group Member
Kirstin Bush Choir, Chorus
Hattonrigg Colliery Workers Choir Vocals
Leigh Magee Choir, Chorus
Morven Mellan Choir, Chorus
Beth Tallamy Choir, Chorus
Erin Tallamy Choir, Chorus
Sandra Tallamy Choir, Chorus
Shaun Tallamy Choir, Chorus
Shauna Tallamy Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Andy "Maddog" Miller Producer, Engineer
Kenny MacLeod Mastering
De Rosa Composer
Martin John Henry Composer
Neil Woodside Composer
Alasdair Gray Cover Painting
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