Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
 
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Take Care, Take Care, Take Care

April 26, 2011

$9.49
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Last Known Surroundings
8:21
2
Human Qualities
8:09
3
Trembling Hands
3:30
4
Be Comfortable, Creature
8:47
5
Postcard From 1952
7:06
6
Let Me Back In
10:07


Product Details

  • Label: Temporary Residence Ltd.
  • Copyright: 2011 Temporary Residence Ltd.
  • Total Length: 46:00
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B004VTQTRY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,407 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Album Number Five, and Still Making Great Music May 16, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I've been listening to Explosions for about three years now. I started off with, "All of Sudden I Miss Everyone" and fell immediately in love with the sound. I quickly bought copies of "How Strange, Innocence", "Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Live Forever", and "The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place".

Explosions in the Sky has an interesting task when making new music because they don't have songwriting to focus on. They're completely dependent upon their instrumental sound, so I would think it would be a little more difficult to stay fresh and outdo what came before. Somehow they always manage to do just that, once again with "Take Care, Take Care, Take Care". To me, this is probably the most ambitious of the five albums. The album hits heavy with, "Last Known Surroundings" and moves smoothly and flawlessly until the fantastic conclusion with "Let Me Back In". Every bit of the album is satisfying and it's hard to listen to just one track without completing the journey the band has set. Even a few surprises arise on the album, such as the use of vocals on a couple tracks, this being the first album with any sort of vocals. They stay true to the instrumental sound, as no lyrics are used but the voice serves as an intregal part of the ensemble like their etherial guitars. It broadens the soundscape, giving the album much depth and feeling, especially at the beginning of "Human Qualties".

This album is haunting, eerie, and beautiful. There's enough here to satisfy any EITS fan and may even be their best album. Still, I recomend this to any person who has ears.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Explosions in the Sky newbie ..... Super Impressed! October 7, 2011
Format:MP3 Music
I have only gotten into EITS since July, but its been a magical journey so far. This was the first album that I got and once I listened all the way through, I proceeded to get the rest of them (with exception of the very first one). For me, listening to this album along with the rest, each song tells a story. The titles are appropriate in that they set the context for the music and the meaning behind it. If you can listen to this music with an open mind and using that frame of reference, it is an amazing experience to be had. They are my first experience with this genre of music and I realized that its a sound I've been searching for most of my life. The music speaks volumes on its own, no lyrics needed. Despite what some may say is doom and gloom in some of their music, there is also an infusion of hope to carry you back up after bringing you down.

I had the luck of being able to see them Sept. 30 in Asheville, NC and the show was nothing short of amazing. The band was extremely energetic and put everything they had into the performance. The crowd was completely into the show as well. The set flowed together very well and I got to hear a great mix of songs. Seeing this band live is a must if you like this and the other albums. I will definitely see them again if I have the opportunity.

If you're still not sure about it, get this album anyway. Listen to it with an open mind and maybe you'll experience something completely different. Take a chance!

Update: In the time since I originally posted this review, I've seen them 4 times in concert. Let me just say that these guys are just phenomenal on-stage! I've seen them in small venues and a couple of large ones, but that doesn't even matter. Trust me ... see them live if you can :)
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars EITS do it again!! April 28, 2011
Format:Audio CD
At this point in time most people know what they're getting from an Explosions in the Sky cd. Beautiful instrumental music that veers from delicate soundscapes to all out guitar squalls. This cd is not a deviation from that formula, they have added a few 'exotic' touches here and there, but basically, if you've been a fan of EITS for the last decade, you will be completely satisfied with this addition to their catalog! Great band, great cd...
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER EXCELLENT ALBUM! April 26, 2011
Format:MP3 Music
This is one band that I follow closely. The new album, as usual, takes a few listenings to catch but is always a pleasure to hear. They are following a very constant development in their music I think. Some changes though: they have abandoned the piano of the last album, the drums i think left the military march beat a bit aside, it is a less louder album than All of a Sudden...it has more atmosphere (whatever that means), some strange sound effects in the beginning of the first and last songs. What else can I say...and I love it deeply.
Hope soon to see they performing the new songs live.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Album of the year July 3, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'm a fairly recent EITS fan (started 4 years or so ago), so I may not be an "expert" on the growth of the band. With that said, in my very humble opinion, this disc is clearly their most consistent effort to date. The construction of these mini orchestral "songs" shows a tighter, more defined/cohesive direction that leads to aural heaven. Let this disc grow on you - listen to the entire disc front to back, several times for it to gain maximum effectiveness. My personal favorite is "Be Comfortable, Creature" - epic, soaring and anchors the entire disc. A+++++
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars epic, soaring post-rock sonic-scapes June 22, 2011
Format:Audio CD
5th release from Texas band who play epic, soaring post-rock sonic-scapes with a
swelling, detail-driven finesse. These are meticulously constructed, slowly evolving journeys
within a "hypnotic-building-to-explosive" format. Daydream tripping music for passionate,
intellectual fantasy gamers. Both the vinyl & cd packaging on this one is something special--a
gorgeous 4-way fold-out "house in the woods" construction. The music is nice, really well played,
but kind of predictable. Similarities to God Is An Astronaut, Mogwai, Godspeed You Black
Emperor, Caspian, Gifts From Enola, Do Make Say Think.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars First new album purchased in ages.
I am old enough to remember the great rock bands.Was becoming closed minded when it came to new music. Read more
Published 8 days ago by BOBTEK
4.0 out of 5 stars Not their best but
I have this CD, the For Those Who Tell The Truth CD and The Earth is a Cold Dark Place CD. The Earth is Cold Dark Place is head and shoulders above anything else this band has... Read more
Published 15 days ago by MG Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Profoundly emotional and inevitably amazing.
Just as beautiful and soul-touching as always. Profoundly emotionally-evocative and musically (technically too? Idk, I'm not a musically tech expert.. Read more
Published 26 days ago by DOM
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection as always
EITS never fails to disappoint for music. Highly recommended for taking a road trip across the country. Quit yer job, get in the car, and head west to find yourself, SON
Published 28 days ago by Price J Trosin
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this!
Personally, I like "The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place" even better, but this is still a work of incandescent beauty. "Be Comfortable, Creature" is fantastic.
Published 1 month ago by JLR
4.0 out of 5 stars Made My List of "5 Albums You May Have Missed, Version 2011"
Not everyone has a head for the instrumental album, but if you possess that wonderful "open-minded" bone in your body, take Explosions in the Sky for a ride. Literally. Read more
Published 2 months ago by dharma69
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I listen to instrumental music approximately never. I never quite understood the appeal as I tend to listen to more vocal oriented tracks. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Shay
5.0 out of 5 stars Take Care, Take Care, Take Care/ CD
This was a fantastic surprise for me. The band was the opening gig for the NIN concert I just recently attended. I had no clue who this band was. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Altaira
5.0 out of 5 stars Soundscape of Sublime Energy
My favorite EITS album. Shows how they've grown as a band, as musicians, and tellers of stories in sound. Gets better and better, the more you listen to it.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars FAST SHIPPING
AWSOME BAND, FAST SHIPPING..THIS IS A BAND THAT SHOULD ON EVERYONES RADIO BUT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY PUSHED TRASH LIKE MILEY CYRESS AND GARBAGE LIKE LADY GAGA...OR JUSTIN BEBER. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Gabriel
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