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Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo

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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 18, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • ASIN: B000Y30ODQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,282 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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From the Artist

"This is a CD of my favorite home demos from '92 to '07 featuring a lot of never heard before songs, a few covers, a few songs from my unfinished rock musical " Songs From The Black Hole" and my original demo for "Buddy Holly" - Rivers Cuomo

Product Description

2007 release, a collection of original home demos from the leader of Weezer. Recorded between 1992 and 2007, Alone features previously unreleased tracks, cover versions, the original demo for Weezer's 'Buddy Holly' and songs from his unfinished Rock musical Songs From The Black Hole.

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most of these have already been released December 17, 2007
Format:Audio CD
There have always been a lot of rumors regarding Rivers' secret stash of unreleased demos. Most of them, we were told, have never been heard by any but the closest friends of the band. However, Weezer has always been kind enough to "leak" the best of them over the years, especially when official studio releases were scarce. As such, a majority of the best songs on here have already been released in fairly good to excellent quality mp3s. In that regard there will be few surprises for the hard core Weezer fan.

However, you can't judge a project on such terms. Even though only 6 of the total track list (of full length songs) are totally new (or 7 if we allow Buddy Holly demo), the songs here are absolutely fantastic. Blast Off, for instance, has long been Weezer's most famous Song From The Black Hole. Now fans can hear it in its entirety, without that annoying abrupt ending. Long Time Sunshine and Lover In The Snow also make an appearance and have been some of my favorite Cuomo demos for years! Songs like Chess make it obvious that the sound was tweaked for maximum quality. Obviously there's only so far you can take a tape deck home recording, though, so expect a rough sound throughout!

For any long time Weezer fan I think this will be a very satisfying collection. I've always had a hard time placing these demos in some sort of order when making mix tapes or mp3 play lists. Now, with Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo, the decision has been made for me. Hopefully future projects of this sort will come along. I wouldn't mind better quality demos of the Summer Song 2000 set or maybe a release of the Homie side-project. In any case, I think Rivers deserves a lot of praise for making these available!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection from the Geek God Weezer Frontman!!! December 18, 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is a very interesting collection of demos from the vault of Rivers Cuomo's home recordings. This is a must for any die hard Weezer fan (which is really who the album was made for.) If you are just a casual fan you probably won't really care about this album, because it is what it is...just a bunch of songs in their rawest form. Remember this is not Weezer. It's really cool to finally hear these long awaited songs finally on CD!! Definite highlights of this album are Superfriend(probably the best song on here,) Lemonade, Blastoff, Crazy One, Buddy Holly (demo) and I was made for you. Superfriend, Blastoff, and Lemonade have that "old school" Weezer vibe that we all miss so much!. You gotta love old school Synth!! Hopefully if this album is successful we will get a round two of good ole Rivers home recordings!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 1/2 Stars December 18, 2007
Format:Audio CD
This was a nice surprise when I found it. There was talk that Weezer would never make another album. But then Rivers releases this nice collection of demos(many sound very polished) and there is a promise of a new Weezer album in April. I had not heard a lot of these demos, so most are a first listen for me. I liked Superfriend a lot. That one could have been on the Green album. Chess and Blast Off really rock. Little Diane could have been released in the late 50's/early 60's with its vibe. Some of the songs are out there and may take a few listens to really appreciate. I have heard some reviews compare it to Pinkerton, but it is really a nice cross section of Weezer sounds. Any fan of the band should pick this up.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last! December 19, 2007
By Nate B.
Format:Audio CD
This is a great little collection of some heard and previously unheard demos from the Weez frontman. Only those diehard Weezer nerds have already heard songs like "Longtime Sunshine" but now with this commercial release the rest of the world has the chance to hear some of the creativity and odd quirks of Rivers Cuomo. Some of these songs are very personal to Rivers, and the included liner notes give a great framing for the context of their creation. Being that most of these demos are from tape, you can expect less than stellar quality. However, songs like "Superfriend" would sound great coming through a mono radio from the 1940's... this really is a must purchase for any diehard Weezer fan. If you are expecting the super-polished formulaic pop of the Green Album or Make Believe, there will only be a couple tracks here to satisfy you. But if you are looking for an even greater sampling of Rivers' greatness beyond just his work in Weezer then pick this up immediately!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Truly a gem December 17, 2007
By King P
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I have been waiting for years to hear "Superfriend" and it was worth it. This is closest any Weezer fan will get to "Songs from the Black Hole" (unreleased 2nd Weezer album), as 4 of the tracks on this album are from that project.

This is a must have for anyone that is a Weezer fan, and well worth the money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Demo Weezer June 8, 2008
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So, a lot of this material was already released, but still if you are a fan of Weezer, this is a definite must-own.

These demos are really great and fun to listen to, plus if you are able to get the cd booklet, it really contains a lot of fun and interesting information of songwriting and Rivers' own thoughts on the tunes.

I really enjoy listening to to quite often, but I am a huge Weezer fan. If you are not a huge Weezer fan, then you can pass on this disc.

The song "Chess" is flippin' amazing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm probably the biggest Rivers Cuomo
You may argue with me there, but I have actually sung with him in I still win. Just a fantastic album. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Matt Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Rivers is the man
Although my fascination with Weezer has gone down in recent years due to the change of their music style, Rivers Cuomo will always have a sweet spot in my heart. Read more
Published on April 27, 2010 by Mikyla Avakian
3.0 out of 5 stars Rivers of Yesteryear.
Are you tired of listening to over-produced power-pop? Do you like music that sounds like it's been recorded in a bomb shelter? Well, you are in luck. Read more
Published on April 6, 2009 by Dominique Minor
4.0 out of 5 stars Sounds like Weezer
Great CD for Weezer fans. Some songs might sound weird the first time you hear them, but you'll end up loving the whole CD.

Great to hear when driving...
Published on January 25, 2009 by Carlos Alexandre Diniz
4.0 out of 5 stars Essential for any serious Weezer fan
The ebb-and-flow of Rivers Cuomo's creative streak over the years has been interesting to follow, for as much as we the public at large can follow is (mostly by seeing how good or... Read more
Published on April 1, 2008 by Paul Allaer
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Home Recording CD
I must say I was pleasantly suprised at how well some of these songs song for being a B side style CD. Read more
Published on March 18, 2008 by J-Dawg
5.0 out of 5 stars great!
Be sure to keep in mind that these aren't studio recordings as your listening. Some of the songs are raw, but if you're a huge weezer fan, you'll love this album, just like I do.
Published on February 23, 2008 by Jacqueline marie
4.0 out of 5 stars The Weezer we all miss
I had heard the buzz but was still somewhat dubious about Cuomo's new album. I was the lover scorned; having enjoyed Pinkerton and the Blue Album immensely, I've since been very... Read more
Published on February 23, 2008 by D. Hurd
4.0 out of 5 stars Discarded Flaws and Gems
Anyone who is a Weezer fan should get this cd just for the glimpse it offers into the creative process of Rivers Cuomo. Read more
Published on January 29, 2008 by cwalrus
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointment
I was very excited for this album to come out. I have been a fan of Rivers and the =w= since childhood. I'm only on my first day of listening, but am in shock at the quality. Read more
Published on January 21, 2008 by Molly E. Wheat
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