The Color Spectrum The Complete Collection [+Digital Booklet]

June 14, 2011 | Format: MP3

$33.49
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Digital Booklet: The Color Spectrum The Complete Collection


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 14, 2011
  • Release Date: June 14, 2011
  • Label: Triple Crown Records
  • Copyright: 2011 Triple Crown Records
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  • Total Length: 2:24:26
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  • ASIN: B0053A7ZAK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,997 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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I've never heard of The Dear Hunter before this album.
A. Engel
Every color offers a different sound, so there's bound to be something for everyone in here.
Matthew Clark
Although most is great, several songs are just pretty good.
E. Olsen

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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful By ZeppelinDT on June 22, 2011
Format: MP3 Music
Anybody familiar with The Dear Hunter most likely knows that, until now, the primary focus of the band has been to tell the 6-act story of the fictional protagonist from whom the band derives its name. However, following 2009's release of the third installment, Act III, band leader Casey Crescenzo decided to take a break from the "Acts" storyline to divert his attentions to yet another massive undertaking - a 9 EP, 36 song release inspired by the color spectrum, with one EP corresponding to each color, plus one each for black and white, and with every individual song presenting an aural representation of Crescenzo's personal interpretation of the applicable color. Needless to say, when I first heard about this project I was excited, intrigued and maybe a bit apprehensive. There was never a doubt in my mind that the individual songs would be of the utmost quality. But, with that being said, while The Dear Hunter have always written stellar music, I've generally considered the cohesiveness of the storyline and the feeling of unity that it provides as being the unique aspect of the band that elevates them above every other band who simply write some good songs and then leave it at that. Listening to The Dear Hunter has always been about more than just the songs - it's about being able to let yourself become completely absorbed in the music and losing yourself in that world until the needle stops. So the biggest question on my mind was whether this aspect of the band would be lost without a single storyline holding it all together. Fortunately, to my great relief, after several full listens, I've come to the conclusion that The Color Spectrum not only manages to create this desired effect, but does so in a way that I never could have even imagined possible.Read more ›
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Alex on June 14, 2011
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The Dear Hunter have crafted an extremely diverse range of sounds on these 9 EP's (yes...nine EP's!!). Each one brings a different sound that will appeal to a wide audience. Black is aggressive, yellow is sunny and full of wonderful pop harmonies while indigo is mind bendingly electronic (almost bjork-like at times).

Pick this up, you will not regret it!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Clark on June 14, 2011
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Have you ever wondered what Yellow sounded like? I'm sure you have your own idea of what Black would sound like if you could hear a color. Well, now's your chance. The Dear Hunter brings us a huge collection of music, with 4 songs based on the colors of the visible spectrum (plus black and white). The colors sound exactly how you would expect. The music varies from dark and disorienting (Black) to naturey, country twanged acoustics (Green) and all the way to hopeful, uplifting, sing-along-in-your-car ballads on White. Every color offers a different sound, so there's bound to be something for everyone in here.

Really, I can't praise this collection enough. Casey Crescenzo has been putting out some of the most creative music for years now, and this is no exception.

Finally, my ears can hear what my eyes have been enjoying for 24 years.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kyle on June 14, 2011
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Casey Crescenzo of The Dear Hunter has once again proven that he is a musical genius. Each and every song manages to hold it's own, a feat hard enough to accomplish on a standard album, but on a compilation made up of 36 songs? Unheard of.

You will not regret picking this album up. There's something for everybody.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Bautista on November 30, 2011
Format: Audio CD
I'm going to assume that most people reading this are already well initiated with The Dear Hunter's music, and so I won't go into too much detail about the music, but I will say this: the fact that Casey Crescenzo was able to write and record 36 song based on the color spectrum + black and white is a massive creative undertaking that is impressive in its own right; what is truly remarkable, however, is not size of this project but the quality of it. Each color is expressed in its own style and sound, so sonically there is almost surely something for every indie rock fan here. While not every song appeals to my own personal tastes, there is not a single song that sounds rushed or poorly conceived. The concept feels not like a slick gimmick, but rather like a genuine source of inspiration.

What sets this package apart from he vinyl or MP3 collection is not just the recording medium -- although it is really nice to finally have the music in CD form -- but also the sheer amount of fan service included in some of the extras. It comes with a booklet that contains lots of artwork, lyrics, and explanations of Casey's creative process on each color, and it also comes with a DVD that contains hours of footage of in-studio work, the Lifetime Fan Club house tour, and a remarkable performance at what I assume is a release party. All of the extras provide fans with a candid behind-the-scenes look that provides lots of insight into the music and Casey himself. I bought the collection for these extras alone, and I was not disappointed in the least.

The Color Spectrum: The Complete Collection is a must own for any fan of The Dear Hunter. Even if you already have the entire collection on vinyl or MP3, the extras included in this package make it well worth the purchase. Those of you aren't familiar with the music? You're in for a treat.
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