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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 30, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Caroline Records Inc.
  • ASIN: B000003MK6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #125,351 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Alpha--Corin Dingley and Andy Jenks--are among the best of the trip-hop generation. Signed to Massive Attack's Melankolic label, their debut owes debts to Scott Walker, Burt Bacharach, and John Martyn, weaving shreds and swatches into something new. Yes, it is downbeat, the kind of music for long, lonely nights, but it is absolutely perfect for those nights. Guest vocalists help out as Dingley and Jenks manipulate the sounds and the strings, fill it all out beautifully. Crafted and inspired, one of '97's standouts. --Chris Nickson

Customer Reviews

You can buy, it worths each cent.
Mateus
More like an 8.5 out of 10, and an essential CD to any music fan's collection.
pRsLE
You'll love the emotions bursting out.
DomFen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By pRsLE on January 15, 2002
Format: Audio CD
No, seriously- woah. A friend of mine listened to this CD and said, "this is like taking too much codeine." Doing that is not recommended. Buying this album is. If Burt Bacharach and Beth Gibbons got together, I'm sure this would be their lovechild.
"Come From Heaven" is truly the perfect synthesis of '60's pop and downtempo music. The vocals of Barnard, White, and Stubbs (ESPECIALLY Stubbs) are exquisite. Every song blends into one another, creating a lasting experience for the entire album, rather than just focusing on songs. The other band that seems to do this so well is Massive Attack (ironically, Alpha is on Massive's label, Melonkolic). Each track has the capability of whisking the listener away into some faraway place, never to return. And at an average of five to six minutes a track, you'll be in "Heaven" a long time.
The two shortcomings of this CD, as I see them, are song structure and depth. The atypical structure (read: practically nonexistent) of the songs is at first refreshing, but can get a little on the disappointing side toward the end of the CD (expecially once you realize that track 3 and the last track, two of the CD's best songs, use the same melody). While the CD soars on its lush orchestrations and uplifting vocals, when they are in the downtime of their songs, just repeating the same sample over and over again, Alpha's beautiful armor wears thin.
More like an 8.5 out of 10, and an essential CD to any music fan's collection.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 2, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This CD has done it for me. It reafirms my belief that music today can be inventive while adhering to tradition, it can be futuristic while being retro, it can be dreamy yet so emotional. It is one of the most beautiful CDs that I have ever heard. Please go out and get it and let yourselves be moved.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By JACKIE THOMAS on February 18, 2002
Format: Audio CD
In 1999 I order one dozen of this cd and send them to my good friends for xmas, today we still find something to say about this album. if there was a recording studio in heaven the music would've sounded just like "come from heaven".this recording is living testimony that in the world of structural and sampling music you still have endless room for creativity. Buy this cd put on your favored headphones and soon you will be traveling thru a vast sonic lanscape, always discrete, melancholic but not to let you down or felling sad and alone, in did, there is a touch of hope in every one of this wonderfully executed lircys.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mario A. Nunez on May 27, 1998
Format: Audio CD
Listening to Alpha's COME FROM HEAVEN CD was a pleasant surprise. Somewhow, Wendy Stubb's ethereal vocals and all of the textured, layered oversampling of its tracks subliminally compete over my childhood memories of Dionne Warwick's soulful renditions of Mr. Bacharach's music. If you like Hooverphonic, Air's Moon Safari, or Craig Armstrong's The Space Between Us, mixed with some 60's psychodelia via Chemical Brothers, this album is for YOU!
Alpha. Come From Heaven. Reviewed by: MAN
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 15, 1998
Format: Audio CD
Those who listen to this CD and expect to hear something like the groundbreaking Portishead will not be entirely disappointed, but don't expect an exact clone. That's rather good, I think. Alpha takes the Trip-Hop genre into lounge territory with a sound that is somber, yet not so gut-wrenching.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chew on October 21, 2007
Format: Audio CD
This CD is great. From the very first track "My way" you will be blown away. It is truly heavenly. This is one of those cd's that you can let play straight through or put it on random. Whatever the playing order it sounds beautiful. The string arrangements are superb. Pour yourself a glass of wine. Kick off you shoes ,turn the lights down low and enjoy. If you like downtempo music and jazz, get this cd. I will certainly look into " Impossible Thrill.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 2, 1999
Format: Audio CD
indulge yourselves with the beauty and atmosphere of this cd. i have never heard anything this hypnotic, relaxed, yet emotionally charged and touching. unlikely combination, i know. but trust me. this is simply one of the best CDs of this decade. i recommend it with no reservation.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By C. Blair on December 23, 2002
Format: Audio CD
You know, I purchased this CD in 1997, and I listened to it all the time because I just loved it. Well, I went about a year without listening to this CD, and then I picked it up yesterday, and it just kicked me in the stomach all over again. A review just doesn't do this CD justice, you have to listen to it to experience it. That's what this CD is, an EXPERIENCE.
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