|New from||Used from|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
When I read the pre-press about what Dean and Britta would be covering, I could not believe they'd chosen "Indian Summer" to be included--it may be the most beautiful of any songs the Doors ever recorded. I can remember listening to that song repeatedly as a junior in high school and feeling that I was in love for the first time. Here, it's obviously not the same, 'cause Dean just doesn't have the depth of Morrison's voice, or the sort of drug and alcohol-induced detachment, I'd say, but it's still good. In keeping with the Doors' original, it still sounds ceremonial with the maracas and the subtle wall of sound at the chorus.
"Random Rules" is one of my favorite songs off American Water by the Silver Jews, and this song was another reason I had to pick up this album. Just to hear how Dean would do it. At first, I missed the trumpet from the original, but I got over it. This version's a bit more laid back than Dave Berman's, and Dean's definitely put his own spin on it in that way. There's just not the same desperation as in the original. Or the dryness.
Luna fans will probably like this album. Although some people are saying it's a progression from Romantica, it is definitely not a Luna album. Tony Visconti's strings are prominent on several tracks, there's not the level of guitar involvement Dean would normally enlist from himself and Sean Eden, and Britta's role is enlarged here.Read more ›
In the summer I often wake up early in the morning, have a big bowl of Wheaties and orange juice, throw on some shorts and a tee, and hop on my bike with backpack around my shoulders. There is a small preservation with biking and walking trails around a lake some miles away that is absolutely breathtaking in the spring and summer months with its abundance of vibrant foliage. I specifically remember listening to God is My Co-Pilot's I Am Not This Body on one memorable trek from last summer. Not what you would consider a typical "summer" album, but nevertheless, it still conjures up affections from that early morning.
A more appropriate soundtrack to this year's dog day roving is Luna frontman Dean Wareham, and newly acquired (2000) bassist Britta Phillips' collaboration album L'Avventura (Italian for The Adventure). Comprised of covers, duets, and originals penned by both artists, L'Avventura fails to live up to expectations set by Wareham and Phillips' pairing on "Mermaid Eyes" from Luna's 2002 Romantica album. Despite its billing as a duet album, you wouldn't able to tell it from track three on.
Producer Tony Visconti's (T.Rex., David Bowie) dreamy string arrangement opens the duet "Night Nurse" which features Wareham making love-letter proclamations to Phillips ("You make the ice melt / The butter run / You make the ink stain / You are the one") who reciprocates with affirmation ("I am the night nurse / I am the most / I am the visitor / You are the host") -- there is beauty in its sappiness.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've enjoyed both albums by both of Dean Wareham's groups, Galaxie 500 and Luna, but pretty much lost track of what he was doing the past decade or so. Read morePublished on December 30, 2013 by Donald E. Gilliland
This is just to help even things out - obviously someone got a genera of music he does not like so he trashed it with a one star review. Read morePublished on January 5, 2010 by Phillip A. Anderson
While I will agree that this is not Luna, for which both Deaan Wareham and Britta Phillips are best known for, it is still an album that is both full and exciting. Read morePublished on December 29, 2005 by M@
This album is the most beautiful and amazing music ever... Track 7. Your Baby is the best!!Published on September 30, 2005 by David G. Huber
thank you to the person who stated the obvious, "this is not LUNA." i'm glad someone else isn't expecting the same old from dean wareham. Read morePublished on January 13, 2005 by deepcloud
When I first heard Luna, I said, "This is not Galaxie 500...where is my Galaxie 500?" It took a while for me to adapt to the new feel of Luna, after realizing that I should... Read morePublished on December 30, 2004 by Kim E Ulander
I love Luna, this is not luna. That is the main thing to remember. For me this was a BAD thing. It wasn't as complex, and it was too sappy. A disappointment.Published on November 8, 2003 by Nathan Mcfarland
I bought this and it is a silly album that feels forced. Only the Doors cover song at the end is decent. Read morePublished on August 20, 2003