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Ellie GouldingAudio CD
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If the singing voice is merely a vehicle for a melody, a means of putting across a verse, a bridge, a chorus, well, somebody forgot to tell Ellie Goulding. As her debut album, Lights, made so thrillingly clear, Ellie uses her voice as a texture in much the same way that a skilled instrumentalist would. It is, in other words, a sound – in Ellie’s case, an utterly distinctive and ... Read more in Amazon's Ellie Goulding Store

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  • Audio CD (October 9, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • ASIN: B00968THRE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (332 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,679 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Don't Say A Word
2. My Blood
3. Anything Could Happen
4. Only You
5. Halcyon
6. Figure 8
7. Joy
8. Hanging On
9. Explosions
10. I Know You Care
11. Atlantis
12. Dead In The Water
13. Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding - I Need Your Love
14. Ritual [exclusive track]
15. In My City [exclusive track]
16. Without Your Love [exclusive track]
17. Hanging On feat. Tinie Tempah
18. Lights - Single Version

Editorial Reviews

'This album for me is a journey from dark into light from confusion to understanding,' Goulding says. 'I didn't set out to write a break-up record but I think it became one.' 'Anything Could Happen' is the first new original music from the British singer-songwriter since she burst onto the scene with the catchy folk-pop electro songs on her debut album Lights, which was the best-selling debut album of 2010 in the UK and has spawned several singles that have sold five million copies worldwide. She has also earned a legion of fans in the U.S. thanks to radio airplay and relentless touring that has seen her play to over 30,000 fans Stateside as well as festival appearances and a sold-out Katy Perry tour. Certified double-platinum in the U.S, the single 'Lights' has sold more than 2.5 million copies, and is currently Top 5 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Top 40 charts.

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70 of 78 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing offering October 9, 2012
Format:MP3 Music
So I am not really sure of what gives with these British gals and their sophomore "break-up" albums, but I sure do love it. I have been awaiting this album for over a year, and I was so excited it finally released. Thankfully, I was not disappointed. For those of you who were looking for a copy-cat electropop/dance record similar to "Lights", you might be . What I love about this album is that you can hear and feel Ellie progressing from the first album. I also like that I can tell she is listening to other artists and incorporating elements in the tracks, yet still keeping true to her unique sound and vocal ability. The album is part "Lights", part Florence +the Machine, part Annie Lennox, part Minnie Riperton (for those of us old enough to remember), part Bjork, yet all still strangely Ellie. This album is much darker than "Lights", and I feel like that is a good thing for the artist. She definitely can't be boxed in to a particular genre anymore.
I was glad that she didn't have TOO much influence from new boyfriend Skrillex, and though indeed the dubstep/brostep sound is prominent on a few songs (mainly the hard-thumping "Figure 8"), it doesn't take over the whole album. Based on the lyrical content, it seems most of the tracks were written soon after her break-up with Radio1 DJ Greg James, and before her new beau. The difficulty of picking up the pieces and finding your life without the attachment to another is definitely present on the album. Here's my track by track breakdown:
"Don't Say a Word" - the album begins with a haunting, lilting voice-track, much in the style of Riperton, then the Bjork/Florence Welch style kicks in with the instrumentation underneath.
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46 of 53 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Revised ... no longer a broken record -- Love It November 1, 2012
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My prior review is below. I have now culled out the songs on this disc, I like ... I must say I love them. I find myself listening to them over and over. If you consider the repeated lyrics as a product of Ellie's instrument: her voice, you can get over the repetition. I am always on the search for what I call "life songs." That is, songs I will like for my entire life. This disc has at least two. I am warming up to it.


Even today if you scratch vinyl, you can get the stylus stuck in a groove. The result is a repeated lyric over and over and over until you make a physical correction. No doubt about it, Ellie G has an incredible voice, but she needs to find a lyricist to help out to fill in holes with something other than repeated refrains. Across this album Ellie repeats lyrics over and over to the extent that I can't listen again to a given song. On the iconic ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN she reminds of of the track title over 20 times. Halcyon is a great song with a wonderful riff, but she tells us IT'S GONNA BE BETTER 27 times in just a few minutes. I tried to LET IT GO, LET IT GO, LET IT GO, LET IT GO, LET IT GO ... , but it really doesn't ever get that much better for me. With this talent, I find myself wondering how good it could be if Ellie found her Bernie Taupin.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing but DIFFERENT October 9, 2012
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The main thing to remember about this new album is that it is not Lights. It's a totally new album. One cannot expect the same thing when the artist has grown and matured, and why would they write the same album over again? The overall tone of Halcyon is much more moody and sad. But I also feel like this is much more personal than Lights. Sure, Ellie wrote all of the songs on Lights mostly from personal experience. But none of them got into the raw emotion and personal feelings that Halcyon does. I feel like this has its own identity, just like Lights did. I don't compare the two. I love them both. My favorite tracks are Only You, My Blood (the lyrics are SO incredibly deep and personal), I Need Your Love, Ritual (deluxe track) and Dead in the Water.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Takes you to a strange place October 9, 2012
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UK songstress Ellie Goulding burst onto the music scene with her sparkly brand of electro pop. Since then she and Skrillex have become an item and besides adopting a similar haircut to his, they have also collaborated a bit. Her sophomore disc "Halcyon" features a more mature sound with more pensive and personal lyrics.

"Don't Say A Word" opens the album with disembodied choir sounds and almost tribal percussion. "Anything Could Happen", "Only You", The swirling Dubstep-influenced "Figure 8", the shimmery club anthem "I Need Your Love" which features Calvin Harris, and the US no. 2 hit "Lights" are all upbeat numbers.

This time around, the album is laden with ballads laden with choral walls, from "My Blood", the acoustic "Halcyon", the spare "Joy" (which allows her voice to soar unhindered), the lovely "Hanging On", "Explosions", the delicate piano ballad "I Know You Care" (which sounds like it dropped from Adele's handbag), "Atlantis", and the phenomenal "Dead In The Water", a gentle number that builds and builds, as does the album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Further down the rabbit hole October 16, 2012
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**** 1/2

I've probably listened to this album twenty times, and I'm still trying to figure it out. When I first started listening to it, all I wanted to do was immerse myself in the intoxicating sounds. First and foremost, that ethereal, old-soul soprano. Second, the lush, shimmering production: The sweeping, orchestral touches, the more subdued acoustic moments, and the experimental and occasionally even spastic electronica that comes and goes throughout the album.

But then after listening to many of the tracks over and over again, I finally started listening more closely to the words that Ellie is singing. And I discovered that so many of them were sad tales about broken relationships. "Anything Could Happen" sounds at first like a techno gospel song, with her vocals so soaring and powerful at its peak, when she sings "I know it's gonna be" eight times in a row, each time sounding like she's reaching harder for the divine. But then you realize what follows, when she sings "but I don't think I need you." These surprise lyrics change the tone of the song entirely.

Something similar happens on the next track, "Only You," a throbbing, electronic blues song. The song at first listen seems to suggest lust and longing, until you pay closer attention to the lyrics. "Only you could see/the emptiness I feel/when you're with me." The title track, "Halcyon," immediately wears it's melancholy on its sleeve. "When it's just us/You show me what it feels like to be lonely" she sings soberly. And when she claims "It's going to be better" it's clear she means when the relationship is over.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Powerful and uplifting
Published 19 hours ago by karebear77
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Great album, returned for scratches.
Published 7 days ago by alice miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive
Love this album. One song I didn't really care for was with a featured rap artist but all the rest are great! They never get old and they get stuck in your head (in a good way!).
Published 14 days ago by HollyW
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this CD. It was a quick ship! Ellie's music is great!
Published 14 days ago by Patti A Palmer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great to workout to!
I bought this album as a part of my workout jams. I love each and every song on this album. She is just amazing. I would recommend this to anyone.
Published 19 days ago by Laurel Chapman
5.0 out of 5 stars Another exceptional album.
Ellie's music is the best, as always.
Published 24 days ago by E. Smart
5.0 out of 5 stars and I'm not disappointed. A diverse selection of tracks to listern too
This is my first Ellie Goulding album, and I'm not disappointed. A diverse selection of tracks to listern too.
Published 27 days ago by Paul Gleadle
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this cd.
Blew out two of my speakers listening to this cd. Love it. Always gets me pumped for a workout or run.
Published 2 months ago by
5.0 out of 5 stars Ethereal, beautiful and one of my favorite releases of 2013.
Ellie Goulding is a great talent. I love the variety between the power ballads and dance songs. If you haven't listened to her yet, I highly recommend this CD. Read more
Published 2 months ago by ForYourConsideration
5.0 out of 5 stars Ellie has it going on!
I was introduced to this young lady by way of the series :Being MaryJane" with Gabriel Union.This was one of the songsters
who had a song in one the episodes love... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Cecilia Gordon
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