More Than Just A Dream
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More Than Just A Dream

May 7, 2013

  Song Title
Out Of My League
Break The Walls
The Walker
Fools Gold
Keepin Our Eyes Out
Last Raindrop
House On Fire
The End
Get Away
Merry Go Round

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 7, 2013
  • Release Date: May 7, 2013
  • Label: Elektra (NEK)
  • Copyright: 2013 Elektra Records for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.
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  • Total Length: 43:06
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #205 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
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Fitz and the Tantrums got a huge cult following with much commercial success as well with their debut cd PICKIN UP THE PIECES. That was 2010 and now in 2013 we get MORE THAN JUST A DREAM. On their first release they had a distinct 60s vintage soul sound. With this new release they keep the soul aspect but leave the vintage sound behind and jump to a totally more contemporary sound with the emphasis on the sound being electronic dance pop. At first listen the new sound may turn fans off but give it a real shot. The same talent is here with the same well written songs and dynamic vocal performances. The first single OUT OF MY LEAGUE is a great track but there are some other very strong numbers. 6am and FOOL'S GOLD are the true standouts to me and are the most reminiscent of their first release. HOUSE ON FIRE and MERRYGOROUND both have a 60s Motown sound mixed with the new electronic sound. LAST RAINDROP and SPARK also are great tracks.

For me, I was pulled in to this new release right away and I loved PICKIN UP THE PIECES. And with each listen I love it more and more. This new release is indeed different but it is just as good. I highly recommend it and if the new sound takes you by surprise definitely give the whole cd a listen. You will be glad you did. This is indeed a quality sophomore effort from Fitz and the Tantrums.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a change, but excellent songs! May 16, 2013
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Fitz and the Tantrums had a unique sound with their debut album, 2010's Pickin' Up The Pieces. Their heavy Motown-style soul influence really set them apart from any other current band.

2013 brings us their follow up album, and major label debut: More Than Just A Dream. This album is a bit of a departure from Pickin' Up The Pieces. There is still a heavy soul influence on the music, however the songs certainly take on a more modern indie feel than on the previous album. The audio mix on the album also has the band sounding less like a Motown band and more like a modern indie band. Those of you looking for the big horn and flute parts that were on the first album might be a bit disappointed with the new album. These parts are still there, just not as prevalent in the mix.

That being said, the new sound on the album is great. The band has done a fantastic job on this record of mixing their 60's influences with a modern feel to create a sound on this record that is still very unique. The songs are upbeat, dancy, and maybe even more catchy than on the first album. The first track and first single, "Out Of My League," sets the tone for the whole album. The song makes you want to move and the chorus gets stuck in your head. The same can be said about every song on the album. If I was an executive at Electra, "Spark" and "6am" would be the next two singles. "Spark" is about as indie rock as they get on this album, with an emphasis on the electronics and a prevalent guitar part. The pre-chorus and chorus on that song are huge. I can see it being a big radio hit. Songs like "The Walker" and "Get Away" follow suit. Songs such as "Fools Gold," "Keepin Our Eyes Out," and "Last Raindrop" still show off that Motown influence, they just sound a bit more modern.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fitz and the Tantrums are Awesome May 30, 2013
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I couldn't wait for their new album to come out, and it did not disappoint me. I am listening to it constantly in my car now!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great upbeat album! May 27, 2013
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I don't know why people are hating on the "new sound," because I personally think that they are amazing in this album! It's a different sound, but in my view, they still kept their style.
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15 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Big Label A&R men strike again May 8, 2013
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Where's the brass... the sax was front and center in their last album... it's either mixed in way down or absence... the band is great live... saw them in NYC a couple weeks ago... they killed it... their version of Sweet Dreams (available for download) was one of the best covers of the song I've ever heard...

Song writing is still very strong, voices are great... let's elevate the sax to where it belongs.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fitz just keeps getting better May 27, 2013
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The first cd reminded me of Hall & Oates in their heyday. This one is even better than the first. I saw them at lollapalooza in 2011 and they are great live as well. Buy and enjoy.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Gone for pop August 20, 2013
By Rory
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We really liked the motown-ish song in previous albums, so were excited for this release. Some good stuff still, but for a lot of the songs these guys have switched over to a kind of generic, over-produced dance/pop that can already be heard from a dozen different bands. Too bad.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the whole album is awesome! August 25, 2013
By doni
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i didn't realize Fitz and the tantrums had a new album, i've been wrapped up in work. a friend linked me today and i purchased and promptly listened through the whole album 3 times in a row. all of the songs are catchy rock and soul.
6am and the end are currently my ear worms.

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Get it!
Out of my whole record collection, this lp is my favorite! So fun to listen to on vinyl! I definitely recommend this to anyone! Very catchy lyrics and a smooth 80's flow.
Published 1 day ago by HoopDaddyMofo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music
Was not sure about this CD but it has sure grown on me. It's great the Fitz and the Tantrums are getting their due. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Accidentally Discovered Gem
Fitz and the Tantrums were on TV one evening. I can't even tell you which show it was because when I heard them, they stopped me dead in my tracks. Read more
Published 13 days ago by D. L. Hill
5.0 out of 5 stars First Rate Pop
This is my favorite pop album of 2013. It starts with the first track "Out of My League" and only gets better.
Published 15 days ago by D. Byrne
5.0 out of 5 stars Good listening
Bought as a gift, but the receiver is very happy and says this is a good CD. The group is reminiscent of 80s style music and very upbeat sounds.
Published 18 days ago by Rusty111
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected.
I bought this because I liked "More than just a dream" but found that most of the songs are of a very different style. My mistake not listening to it ahead of timr. :(
Published 22 days ago by nicole lytle
5.0 out of 5 stars Packed
Packed with great songs. Every song is a good song. Great vocals and backup vocals. A real fun batch of songs that are great to sign along with.
Published 26 days ago by John Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Bright new band...
Good entertaining album to listen to. One of my new favorite bands, and i don't like a lot of new music.
Published 26 days ago by Tom Schutze
4.0 out of 5 stars Just makes you want to dance
This CD just makes me want to dance. And I don't dance...

Aside from the radio hits there are many good songs here but House on Fire and Fools gold are standouts for me.
Published 28 days ago by Greg Jarmiolowski
4.0 out of 5 stars Tapping my toes.
This band reminds me of all the great 80's bands I grew up loving. I have a favorite song after every listen.
Published 1 month ago by Imjedi
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