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Re: Tape Deck Heart

Post by DaveK » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:08 am

AP Review:

Frank Turner's fifth album is also his major-label debut, but don't let that scare you. Tape Deck Heart is a beautiful, vital representation of the journey the singer/songwriter has spent in the past seven years as a solo artist, plying heartbreakingly honest lyrics driven by sharp musicianship. Words like "folk" and "punk" no longer apply to him; one can simply sum his music up by saying it's fantastic. Labels need not apply.

Turner came up through the punk scene by necessity, playing solo shows wherever he was welcome, touring hard and signing with one of the genre's most reputable record labels, Epitaph. But anyone who's ever spent a significant amount of time listening to any of his albums knows he's more than just some punk rocker with an acoustic guitar. His ability to tell a compelling narrative goes above and beyond your average Warped Tour act. Just take one listen to Tape Deck Heart's finest moment, "Plain Sailing Weather", and you'll wind up with an ache in your chest. "The problem with falling in love in late bars/Is that there's always more nights, there's always more bars/The problem with showing your lover your scars/Is that everybody's lover is covered in scars."

Secretly we all kind of want Frank Turner to become as absolutely massive in America as he is in the U.K., as he's better than the scene in which he's been reared (see also: the Gaslight Anthem).

Kudos should be given to Rich Costey, too, whose production skills deliver a record that is at times fragile ("Tell Tale SIgns", a devastating breakup song), rollicking at others (the campy "Four SImple Words") and even a bit avant garde by its end (the droning finale "Broken Piano"). Costey is best known for producing Muse's most epic, grandiose moments yet none of that slick, booming vibe bleeds into Tape Deck Heart. "Losing Days" feels like the kind of song Robert Smith would write for the Cure if he had spent an extended period of time opening for the likes of Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys, as Turner has - it's a punchy, melancholy number with a great mandolin part, and its melody carries a level of cozy familiarity you'll swear you've heard it before.

It's worth noting that unlike 2011's England Keep My Bones, Tape Deck Heart is light on traditional folk elements. This allows the record to stand more on its own two feet without sounding too much like Turner's back catalog. Sure, his accent is still present, but he adapts it to fit with more conventional rock elements ("Polaroid Picture") to great success.

At its core, Tape Deck Heart is the kind of record we've all always wanted Frank Turner to make. He's unafraid to rock, but also confident enough in his songs to display astounding amounts of fragility and human weakness in his lyrics. Now if only the rest of the world would listen and take its cues from him, we'd be set for life. (XTRA MILE/INTERSCOPE) -- Scott Heisel

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Re: Tape Deck Heart

Post by ToTheWest » Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:35 am

Wow, that is very high praise...not that I'm surprised since I've heard most of the songs already! Thanks for posting; I didn't realize that Scott Heisel from punknews.org (or maybe formerly of) also writes for AP.
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Re: Tape Deck Heart

Post by stothy862 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:43 am

Recovery was used in the BTCC first race today for the results, will keep you updated if I hear it in the second and third races too!

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Re: Tape Deck Heart

Post by sewer samuel » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:39 pm

that little documentary that was up for a day (the way i tend to be) was pretty awesome.
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Re: Tape Deck Heart

Post by ToTheWest » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:18 pm

Anyone know why that doc is now private?
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Re: Tape Deck Heart

Post by marowak » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:21 pm

good and gone - is available as a free download from amazon ... just had a listen and it sounds very different to the live version.
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11 12.2 12.5 30.5 27.11
12 13.4 28.11 28.12x2
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Re: Tape Deck Heart

Post by Remco » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:51 pm

Just wondering: can anyone help me get that free download of Good & Gone? Sadly, it seems to be only for UK folks.
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Re: Tape Deck Heart

Post by inca » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:25 pm

Remco wrote:Just wondering: can anyone help me get that free download of Good & Gone? Sadly, it seems to be only for UK folks.
I can help with that. Email me *****

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Re: Tape Deck Heart

Post by Remco » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:28 pm

^Thanks a ton! Sent you an email, so you can edit out your address now ;)
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Re: Tape Deck Heart

Post by marowak » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:17 am

Remco wrote:^Thanks a ton! Sent you an email, so you can edit out your address now ;)
I Edited it out for them
06 06.3 08.8
07 04.4 11.5 17.5 08.6 10.11
08 28.3 21.04 13.6 06.7 06.9
09 11.1 06.2 21.4 10.10 29.10
10 23.3 16.7 12.12
11 12.2 12.5 30.5 27.11
12 13.4 28.11 28.12x2
13 10.1 24.6 11.7 12.7
14 12.2 13.2 14.9 17.12
15 29.1 02.2 13.8 7.11
16 10.12 12.12

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Re: Tape Deck Heart

Post by inca » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:55 pm

Thank you for editing my email out. Very kind of you xx

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Re: Tape Deck Heart

Post by Foxy » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:50 pm

Just in case noone else has seen this: Frank in a session for the Sun that I found when trying to google 'The Way I Tend To Be' documentary:

The Way I Tend To Be...

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/vi ... To-Be.html

Recovery:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/vi ... overy.html

and a new cover...

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/vi ... lilah.html
Been to these:

08.06.05 12.04.06 20.10.06 30.04.07 21.09.07 03.04.08 10.05.08 08.08.08 23.08.08 27.08.09 29.10.09 (x2) 19.12.09 24.03.10 12.12.10 27.11.11 13.04.12 23.07.12

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Re: Tape Deck Heart

Post by Craven » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:10 am

Tattoos is now available free from amazon at:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Good-Hangs-Expl ... 9&sr=301-1
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Re: Tape Deck Heart

Post by stothy862 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:07 pm

Craven wrote:Tattoos is now available free from amazon at:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Good-Hangs-Expl ... 9&sr=301-1
Again says it's a demo! :/

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Re: Tape Deck Heart

Post by Remco » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:20 am

The studio version of 'We Shall Not Overcome' is out on the Dutch iTunes today (and it is awesome)! https://itunes.apple.com/nl/album/recov ... d620473366 Looks like it's out in the UK on Sunday: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/recov ... d620473366
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