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Heroes & Thieves [Enhanced]

Vanessa CarltonAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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listen  7. Heroes & Thieves (Album Version) 3:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
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"I was very lucky to be offered a lovely piece of property to build a career on," says Vanessa Carlton. "I started building a house on it, but it wasn't necessarily a house I would want to live in. So I ripped down that house, and I worked with these great lumberjacks to build a really cool cabin—a place I want to drink whiskey in and hang out ... Read more in Amazon's Vanessa Carlton Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 9, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: October 9, 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Motown
  • ASIN: B000VKJ6UY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,402 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Hip-hop producer/entrepreneur Irv Gotti played a strong role in Carlton's unlikely leap to The Inc. Records, becoming his first new signing since inking a deal with Universal Motown Records. Although he and Carlton seemed cut from vastly different cloth in light of his legendary string of urban successes for Ashanti, Ja Rule, DMX, Jay Z and others the union proved solid. He was so positive and spontaneous, says Carlton. I began to realize we were alike in a lot of ways. Along with his rare passion and vision, he has a finely tuned ear which made me believe he could guide any type of musical project.

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vanessa's best CD! October 14, 2007
By Parkin
Format:Audio CD
I liked Be Not Nobody, loved Harmonium, and absolutely am AMAZED by Heroes And Thieves. While Vanessa has always incorporated classic pop like Carole King and Billy Joel into her music, she really goes in the classic pop direction on Heroes & Thieves (the piano on the song "Heroes And Thieves" is even a bit like Billy Joel's "Piano Man"), and she pulls it off extremely well - aided by her voice, which doesn't over-emote as much on this CD. I think this kind of music suits her voice better than some of the Goth-influenced and darker stuff she has done before. "Nolita Fairytale," with its rollicking, busy rhythm, also is different from most of the CD. Favorite songs are: "My Best," "Spring Street," "Come Undone," "Heroes And Thieves," and "Home."
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heroric Vanessa October 10, 2007
By Jacki
Format:Audio CD
Vanessa Carlton returns with her third studio album, stirring up the music world with her pop ballads. Heroes And Thieves is in large comparison with its predecessor, and basically is an extension of tracks to Harmonium. Carlton's composition and performance are very much the same between the two albums revealing that she has more then likely discovered her signature sound. That's a great accomplishment, especially for a pianist her age. Pieces from this album are artisticlly driven by melodic vocals, and harmonic backing by guitars, bass, back up vocals, and crafted string sections. Percussion was carefully selected to blend majesticlly into a song, and create an end product which will leave fans in awe. Progressions are simple, but are so perfectly perfromed they are purely pleasing to one's ear. Dynamics are in full, bringing forth the clarity and distinctiveness to musical lines and chords. Joining Carlton on the track "The One" is none other than Stevie Nicks, and the two make an interesting pair of performers. It leaves a listener to hope for more collaboration with other artists on future albums and show tours. Once again, Vanessa worked with Third Eye Blind's Stephin Jenkins making it clear that the duo end up creating amazing music. After a hearing of Heroes And Thieves; fans will be left with their fingers crossed, hoping Vanessa Carlton lands another record deal to create even more albums.

Stand out tracks:
"Hands On Me"
"Come Undone"
"Heores And Thieves"
"Feels Like Me"
"Home"
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome back Vanessa, and thanks for the great album! November 21, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I love Vanessa's music style, the melodic yet syncopated rhythms with a strong piano background. It may seem simple, but in some ways that's what makes her music so refreshing. While "Be Not Nobody" had a few tracks that I liked, this album is as a whole one I could listen to all the way through without skipping any tracks. Her best album to date. My favorite tracks are "Heroes and Thieves," "Come Undone," "Fools Like Me," "My Best," and "Nolita Fairytale," which is an excellent opener. Great music Vanessa; keep it up. I hope people who aren't familiar with Vanessa Carlton's music give it a try. You may be surprised.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For All the 'Nessaholics... January 28, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Vanessa Carlton
Heroes & Thieves
(The Inc)
US release date: 9 October 2007
UK release date: 22 October 2007

by Tony Sclafani

Every reviewer approaches a given artist's work with some degree of bias. So, I'll admit upfront I am biased in favor of singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton and was predisposed to liking her newest CD, Heroes & Thieves.

How predisposed was I? Well, when her previous CD, Harmonium, came out in 2002, I became so obsessed with the single "White Houses" I played it non-stop for days. No, wait, make that weeks. OK, OK, I obsessed over this song for months. I converted the MP3 into a wave file and did some of my own edits. I spent so much time thinking about the song's story (teenage girl loses her virginity and looks back in regret) that I used to dream the song. Why was the song's male character wearing a red shirt? Was that a foreshadowing of the blood Carlton references on the bridge? And why did this song remind me of the obscure 1980 tune "Straight Lines" by the UK band New Music? Was it something in the melody? Or did it tap into a similar lyrical theme about displacement in society? And why was a guy in his 30s (me) this moved by a song about a circumstance (and gender) from which I'm very removed?

Eventually, I was hospitalized and they gave me little yellow pills to obliterate the "White Houses" in my head. OK, I'm kidding about that part. But I really did get committed--committed to the concept of Vanessa Carlton as a brilliant singer-songwriter who, I believe, was unfairly marginalized as a teen-pop singer because her first hit, "A Thousand Miles", connected with the post-Britney crowd. They may have, like, so outgrown Carlton in no time, but Carlton, then 22, was just starting to grow as a musician.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! October 9, 2007
By Michael
Format:Audio CD
Well, this CD definitely was worth the wait! Vanessa's voice is so much more clearer on this album than on "Harmonium" and "Be Not Nobody". The songs are just amazing, and the aide of Stevie Nicks makes things even better. This album is a definite buy for any die-hard "nessaholic", as well as those who remember Vanessa from 2002's "A Thousand Miles". It doesn't disappoint!

Let me add, as I listen to this CD for the millionth time in the few short days that it's been out, that the piano on "Home" is absolutely amazing! I applaud you, Vanessa, for being such a talent in an industry that seems filled with fluff as of late!
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5.0 out of 5 stars love vanessa!
Honestly one of the cds I have on repeat in my car, I adore her voice and style and lyrics. Really hope to see her in concert some day.
Published 22 days ago by BellaYella26
4.0 out of 5 stars Cracked Case
I knew that the cd I bought was used-good, but it would have been better if the case was intact. I received the case with the connecting parts broken.
Published 2 months ago by S. Greenfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Listen to this over and over
I'm in love with this CD. As some have mentioned I share similar favorite songs. My favorite is absolutely Home with the piano music at the end which is just gorgeous. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Sarah L. Brooks
5.0 out of 5 stars Best CD So Far
Be Not Nobody and Harmonium are pop at it's strongest.
Heroes and Thieves feels like a new direction. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Heath
5.0 out of 5 stars Vanessa Carlton - Good at what she does!
If you liked Vanessa Carlton's other two CD's ("Be No Nobody" and "Harmonium") then you will love this one too. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Jeffrey M. Lucas
5.0 out of 5 stars The One
With Heroes and Thieves, Vanessa Carlton has created her crowning achievement, and the album that all of her other work up to this point will be judged against. Read more
Published on April 23, 2011 by Lori A. Ross
5.0 out of 5 stars Heroes and Thieves at my door....
I have loved this album since I first heard it, and nothing has changed. This album is amazing, and I think that it is much better than her others (both of which were great). Read more
Published on April 20, 2011 by Brian Young
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite albums, ever!
I've been listening to Vanessa Carlton since 2005, the summer before I started high school. I'm now midway in my college career and so many of Vanessa's songs "speak to me. Read more
Published on April 11, 2011 by yowza3
5.0 out of 5 stars Heroes & Thieves
THE CD WAS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.I HAVE ENJOYED THIS PROUDUCT FOR MANY HOURS.----------The online process went smppthe.Amazon .com made everything go step by stop,with ease. Read more
Published on January 22, 2011 by Adam D. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Job for Vanessa
I hated Vanessa Carlton's first album but like this one a lot and also like "Harmonium." This one is better though. Read more
Published on July 16, 2010 by Amanda L. Davis
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The day is half done...why won't they post our reviews!!!
I personally love it. It's probably my favorite CD of hers to this day. XD It really speaks to me, is why, and the music really uplifts me, which is nice and what I need right now. Everyone has their own opinion. I think you were expecting too much, personally.
Oct 10, 2007 by Ember |  See all 8 posts
AMAZING! The leak is on VH1.com now!!!
I've heard the leak of the album several time, and it definitely is her best so far. I'm having trouble deciding my favorite track, but today it's "Home". There's something I love about the "Nolita Fairytale" video, also.
Oct 7, 2007 by Mark Freedman |  See all 6 posts
new album
Where did you hear about "All is Well"? She might have simply re-named it to something else for the final album :)
Sep 15, 2007 by Ember |  See all 6 posts
Sad :-( This cd bombed
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UPDATE: Just checked Amazon's Sales Rankings. "Heroes & Thieves" is currently ranked #2,683 (lower being better) which isn't bad considering there are 100s of 1000s of CDs here. Also, it's the best seller of the 3 (which implies that the ranking is current and not cumulative). ... Read more
May 10, 2008 by Dadio |  See all 2 posts
Voice Change!...
Voice sounds child-like like it always has been.

Guess I'm the only one to recognize that!

LOL...

--Adrian
Oct 13, 2007 by Adrian Cooper |  See all 4 posts
I heard the whole album!!! Be the first to reply
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