In The Lonely Hour (Deluxe Edition)

June 17, 2014 | Format: MP3

$12.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 26, 2014
  • Release Date: May 26, 2014
  • Label: Capitol Records
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  • Total Length: 46:44
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  • ASIN: B00KT3LC7I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (462 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

This is the best album I've heard in a long time.
loric
I was really looking forward to getting the cd just based on the one song...stay with me.
Darlene E. Prior
He is amazing and so very talented with a BEAUTIFUL voice!
cami

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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Nse Ette TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 17, 2014
Format: Audio CD
Sam Smith is a 22 year old British vocalist best known for providing the vocals to two UK smash Dance hits; "Latch" by Disclosure, and "La La La" by Naughty Boy. The latter song in particular made me sit up and take note of his beautiful soulful voice and I knew he would go far.

His debut album "In The Lonely Hour", inspired he says by loneliness and heartbreak, has already topped the UK charts and big things are also expected of him in the States. His lead-off Stateside single is the soulful Gospel-tinged ballad "Stay With Me" which is currently a US top 10 hit. There's more where that came from, the gently thumping "Good Thing", the retro Soul ballad "I'm Not The Only One", "I've Told You Now", the spare piano ballad "Not In That Way", and the spectacular "Make It To Me" (which is too brief). There is also an acoustic version of "Latch".

He's selected songs that display his soulful expressive vocals. However the polished piano/guitar ballad style gets rather same-sounding after a while, so upping the tempo are opening cut the groovy "Money On My Mind" (with his vocals flirting from lower register to falsetto in the blink of an eye), "Restart" (reminiscent of eighties Luther Vandross), and the incredible earworm that is "La La La". Loneliness and heartbreak never sounded so good.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By D. C. Stolk on June 17, 2014
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"In The Lonely Hour” is the debut album by English singer-songwriter Sam Smith, and follows after the release of his EP “Nirvana” late last year. On this showcase for his talent for soaring balladry, Smith draws mainly from American-style soul-pop while he displays an impressive vocal range. Although this record is not completely ballad heavy, it does feature mainly ballads, filled with powerful hooks and gospel choirs.

The catchy “Money On My Mind” was earlier released as a very successful single, and not only served as a great harbinger for this debut album, but it is also a perfect album opener and lead-up to the other songs, like the drenched in ‘60s strings and acoustic flutters “Good Thing.” The gospel-tinged “Stay With Me” shows some classic soul piano balladry, as Smith tugs at your heartstrings while he sings over sweeping strings and reverberant piano chords: “This ain’t love it’s clear to see, But darling stay with me.” This is followed by the acoustic ballad “Leave Your Lover,” a strings and light guitar plucks-infused track about being unlucky in love.

Then we segue into the country-soul of “I'm Not The Only One.” a Tom Waits-like piano track, before moving on to “I've Told You Now,” another ballad about an unrequited love situation. The anthemic pop track “Like I Can” is a more modern sounding song, as is the strings and piano-laced ballad “Life Support,” with its lolloping dubstep beats and indie-rock guitars. Then we come to another country-soul ditty, “Not in That Way,” before we move on to the gospel-ish “Lay Me Down,” a piano-led ballad that starts slowly as Smith pours out his heart to the woman he loves, but builds up to an explosive, string-drenched finale.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 17, 2014
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I've been waiting for this LP to drop since February. It does NOT disappoint. There are, of course, the singles that we've already been privileged to hear: "Latch," "La La La," "Money On My Mind," "Stay With Me," "Lay Me Down," "Not In That Way," "Leave Your Lover," and "Make It To Me"--all deserving of their hit status. I personally think "Like I Can," with its tenuous relationship between pop beats and wistful lyricism, is a gem. This album is both compulsive listening AND easy to put on repeat. Welcome to superstardom, Sam Smith.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth J. Jones on June 19, 2014
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I never heard of Sam Smith like probally everyone until that night in March when he blew the roof off the dump on SNL. I couldn`t believe the voice coming from this kid, Usually when you watch a performer on SNL it`s the boy band of the second or the flavor of the month artist, well whoever booked this kid deserves a raise because he made this kid a STAR that night. As soon as he sang "Lay me Down" before wiping tears from my eyes i was searching the web looking for everything about this kid, i haven`t seen a artist that really moved me to tears since i saw Michael Jackson perform on "Motown 25" that night he did the Moonwalk for the first time and lipsync to "Billie Jean" which if you watch now still gives me chills like 33 years later, Well that`s how i felt watching this kid sing that night, His cd is just plain AWESOME, i`m telling all my friends to spend 11 bucks and buy it, i bought it at 1201am the night it was released. Sam if your not up for Grammys especially Best new Artist and especially song and record of the year for "Lay me Down" {listen to the acoustic version} it will be a crime...BUY THIS CD!!! NOW..TELL YOUR FRIENDS!!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By angel on June 17, 2014
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Sam Smith has made me believe in music again. To listen to his talent is a blessing to the ears and your soul. Single-handidly he has reinvigorated the hope of artists actually being able to sing and boy can he sing. He is well worth the hype and then some. This is a beautiful album and you can feel every note that comes from his heart. This is one that you can put on repeat and listen to all day long. Well done Mr. Smith I hope you enjoy your stay at the top and I hope 'too much of a good thing' is just right for you. Favorite tracks: All of them.
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