Playing My Game

November 1, 2005 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 31, 1999
  • Release Date: May 31, 1999
  • Label: Parlophone Norway
  • Copyright: 1999 Parlophone Music Norway AS This Labelcopy information is the subject of Copyright Protection. All rights reserved. (C) 1999 Parlophone Music Norway AS
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  • Total Length: 44:15
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  • ASIN: B000T045TS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #261,558 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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I just finished listening to this cd and its like, wow!
Kevin
It's one of my favorite albums ever and I'm sure that you'll love it.
Patrick L. Kruse
The lyrics are stupendous, the music soulful and her voice haunting !
Umesh T

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By adapt0 on December 20, 2004
Format: Audio CD
If you planning on buying Another Day and Playing my game from Amazon, I suggest you get it from Amazon Germany (i.e. www.amazon.de). I just paid only Euro 14.00 for both of these albums. It is available as a double album from Amazon Germany. Great Deal. It would be a total of $39 USD including standard shipping.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kevin on February 22, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I just finished listening to this cd and its like, wow! After the awesome Sitting Down Here was released as a single, I had been dying to hear more of Lene's music. Thankfully, Virgin have granted her debut album a release here, in Britain. You know how most albums, after your initial listen, there are always one or two tracks you skip, or are not that fond of, well this is the first album since, probably Counting Crows' August and Everything After that I have loved all the way through. Lene's voice is sooo darn sweet and her lyrics just melt your heart. Most of the songs are kinda sad, about rejection or love gone bad or, in one case the death of a loved one. You just cant help but feel for the lovely singer. My fave tracks, after Sitting Down Here, of course, are Unforgivable Sinner, a slightly more rockier song, the title track, Flown Away, which is the kind of song that makes you wanna hug Ms Marlin, like to assure her that everything's gonna be okay and then there's A Place Nearby, listen to the lyrics, between Lene's voice and the piano, only the most cynical person wont be moved.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan J. Julian on October 31, 1999
Format: Audio CD
The 1st single "Unforgivable Sinner" reached the #1 position on the Norway music charts in March 1999 and she broke all Norway sales records for a single release by a debut artist. As of late 10/99 she has sold approximately 600,000 copies of this CD. She plays the guitar and sings with this soft feminine voice. Her songs have straight forward, down to earth lyrics. She just won all 4 catagories she was nominated in at the 9/99 Norway music awards. Most of her European success has been in Italy. She is definitely one artist who should be released in the U.S.A. The United states music industry seems more interested in creating an atmosphere instead of good music, but this singer offers both. I cant believe a U.S. record label hasn't jumped on this opportunity yet. I play this soothing CD at the beach and am constantly asked "Who is that?"
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 16, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I have to say that when I found only two reviews of this CD, I was shocked. It is Amazing. Don't liken Lene to any of the US crop of Mickey Mouse Club spinoffs...yes, I'm speaking of Britany, Christina, et al... She is definately in a league of her own. Her songs are lyrical, her words sum up so eloquently the subtle nuances of human nature, and her voice echoes like that of a well seasoned singer. All I can say is take a listen, and I can say with a great deal of confidence that you will not be disappointed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Patrick L. Kruse on February 10, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Some slow songs but some upbeat music. I'm surprised that this album is not more popular. It's constant beautiful music coming out one note after the other. Her voice is unique and beautiful and I'm sorry that not many people in the U.S. and other places have not been able to hear it. It's one of my favorite albums ever and I'm sure that you'll love it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Matthew M. Yau on October 6, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Lene Marlin is an interesting artist. She is from Norway. Her debut album has sold over 1 million in Asia while hardly anyone knows who she is here in the United States. The first time I encountered her music was actually through a cover by a Chinese artist who is in the same label as Marlin.
Title track "Sitting Down Here" is a mid-tempo refreshing folk-pop that has topped all major charts in Asia and Europe. I'm shocked that *nobody* at Tower Records or Virgin Megastore have ever heard about Lene. What a shame fellow American folk! At least the Gap stores play this track well over months.
"Playing My Game" is a welcoming continuation of the first track with more exploration in folk-electronic. I guess Marlin's success ascribes to mature lyrics and music production and the variation of folk music combining with other elements. You will find refreshing and surprising arrangements from track to track. You will not find formulaic karaoke-friendly sugar-coated songs commoned among the American counterparts.
Some of the most impressive lyrics can be found in "The Way We Are" "One Year Ago" and "A Place Nearby". It will be quite an experience to listen and pay attention to her lyrics. The album will take a while to digest as you will need to listen to it again and again. If you are tired of weak teenage boppers, try Lene Marlin. If you're in the line for artist like David Gray, you should also try Lene Marlin.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "fort-fun" on May 20, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This CD, which I bought a long time ago and have forgoten to review, is awesome! I heard her when I went to Italy in March of last year, and went looking for it when I came back. I was saddened to be unable to find it in the stores, but then again all good music seems that way. So, I went to ... ...and lo and behold! there it was. Therefore I went and snached it up quickly.
All of the songs are very good on this CD, I can't have a favorite one, it would detract from the others. This is an amazing CD from a girl who, if not in the limelight now, would probably be doing normal teen-to-20y.o. things...
I just wish that the US would get better musicians, like Lene, to sing and entertain us, as we seem to have the WORST music taste ("Bye Bye Bye"...that's a *HIT* song? And If she won't "Quit playing games" with your heart, then dump her sorry _ _ _.) (sorry for my ranting..don't let it detract from my review...I am ardent with my MUSIC).
OVerall, this was a good buy...try it if you like a Pop or EuroPop style of music.
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