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Lost Songs [Special Edition]

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of DeadAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Plenty of bands like to yammer on about how their newest record is a “return to their roots,” as if some undiscovered brilliance is to be found and resurrected on early demos and basement jam sessions. But the in case of ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead (or Trail of Dead from here on out, because who really wants to type all that over and over), a return to form could ... Read more in Amazon's And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead Store

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  • Audio CD (October 22, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Special Edition
  • Label: Superball Music
  • ASIN: B009439HCG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,400 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Special two CD mediabook edition includes four additional bonus tracks on Disc One plus a second CD that contains the segued version of the album with no pauses between the songs. Also includes a 180 page booklet. 2012 release, the eighth studio album from the Austin Alt-Rock band And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (sometimes referred to as The Trail Of Dead). Contrary to what the name may imply, Lost Songs is all new material by the band. Frontman Conrad Keely says ''The music was inspired by the apathy to real world events that has plagued the independent music scene now for over a decade. 'Up to Infinity' is about the Syrian civil war. We believe that tyranny and despotism suffered by any people, anywhere, is intolerable and should not be treated as an internal matter, but completely justifies intervention by the international community.''

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Album October 24, 2012
Format:Audio CD
I personally prefer Trail of Dead at their meandering best with loose, symphonic song structures that butt up against and ebb away from each other as an album plays out. Tao of the Dead is my favorite Trail of Dead album--not Sourcetags. I add that caveat to my review because most other reviewers and quite a few Trail of Dead listeners seem to long for a return to the band's style on Sourcetags and earlier albums, which was much more focused on single songs and aggressive rather than progressive rock.

Lost Songs doesn't disappoint those fans. It's a focused, song-by-song album that ditches much of the symphonic (both in structure and instrumentation) efforts of their four preceding albums and sees a very tight band delivering well crafted rock tunes. I'm constantly astounded by how well Trail of Dead can hold my attention--six albums in for me and I still greet each release with great anticipation and have yet to be disappointed. I can't think of any other band that has produced six albums I'm happy to listen to in their entirety any time. (Yes, I know that Trail of Dead have eight albums counting the two before Sourcetags, but I don't count the first two in the "listen to in their entirety any time" category.)

If you longed for ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead to return to their Sourcetags sound and style, you should love this album. If you think that World's Apart was possibly even better than Sourcetags, then you might lament the turn this album takes, but should still find it very enjoyable as every song is ridiculously engaging and well crafted.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Band's Best in Years October 24, 2012
Format:MP3 Music
I almost didn't by this record. With a title like LOST SONGS, I thought this was a B-sides/rarities album filled with songs that didn't quite make it to previous releases. Not so! LOST SONGS is a completely new full-length record from ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead. The band's output since their masterwork SOURCE TAGS AND CODES has been scattershot -- many flashes of brilliance among some meandering or uninteresting tracks. I've been a fan of the band for a while now, and this is the kind of album that you will want to tell people about. The band crafts a brand of post-rock that feels hard to come by these days: part punk, part prog, and park alt rock, the band has slick sensibilities, but they do a great job creating a sonic atmosphere (complete with rolling intensity) around their tunes.

It's clear from the opening track that ...And You Will Know Us are making an tight, aggressive, and energized album. "Open Doors" pushes forward with an intensity that never lets up, and the energy isn't lost in transition to the next few tracks either ("Pinhole Camera," "Up to Infinity", "Opera Obscura"). In fact, this album burns with a fire that I haven't seen in quite a while; even when the band slows down ("Awestruck"), the result is a solid effort. The album does slow a bit towards the end, with the aforementioned "Awestruck" and album closer "Time and Again." These are by no means bad songs, but after the pure adrenaline of the first half of the record, listeners can't help but wait for the inevitable crash of cymbals and roar of amplifiers, but it never quite returns. The album is consistently good, but man, those first few songs are worth the price of admission alone. Not a single note on this album feels out of place or wasted.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trail of Dead, back again!! October 22, 2012
By bc81
Format:Audio CD
An aggressive, all out record that keeps Trail of Dead at the top of my playlist. Fresh off the heals of "Tao of the Dead," which was great in its own right, this record shows ToD can maintain quality, even on record 8, improving with time, and can provide me with the type of progressive rock that frankly, just isn't out there anymore. Great job guys! Keep the records coming.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album Great Band December 30, 2013
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If you're into Trail of the Dead, you'll dig this album. I love riding the trails with these guys in the mix because few songs ever disappoint. They're all over the place with their range and always create an interesting album. It seems like some faithful fans end up bailing on them because of their song writing or other reasons, but I still fail to see these guys as boring. If I go out and trail ride without music, several of their songs will pop into my mind and keep me occupied through my pain. Much rawkage.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A return to basics June 1, 2013
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As a BIG fan of the ToD albums that precede this, the absence of the soaring symphonic elements and tonal shifts and sheer variety of styles disappointed me. But once past those hurdles, i quite enjoyed the new album. As noted in other reviews, this is a less produced and finessed album, a selection of songs rather than a concept album. On those grounds, it succeeds and thrills. So, while not the ToD album I've been waiting for - this si still fine, fine music.
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