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  • Audio CD (January 6, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Import
  • Label: 101 DISTRIBUTION
  • ASIN: B0002QFCSM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #255,310 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. It's Been Done
2. Somebody Got Lucky
3. Love Is Stronger Than Death
4. Know It All
5. A Thousand Drunken Dreams
6. Sleep On It
7. Perfect Girl Eleven
8. Wrong Side
9. Dirty Pearl
10. Sucker
11. This Night
12. Long Live I
13. Hidden Song

Editorial Reviews

Originally Release '04, Debut solo album from Wild Colonials, produced by Shudder To Think's Nathan Larson.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Larry White on September 29, 2004
Format: Audio CD
If Angela McCluskey's voice sounds slightly familiar, it may be because, for the last several years, she has served as the lead singer of the beneath-the-radar band, The Wild Colonials. More likely, however, it's because she possesses the kind of voice that contains so much character, you feel like you should know it. Despite shades of Marianne Faithfull, Stevie Nicks, Cyndi Lauper,Julie Driscoll, Natalie Merchant, even a bit of Van Morrison, McCluskey's voice is distinctive and unique. Her timeless vocals are placed amidst modern sounding arrangements. The production touches by Nathan Larson evident in the opening cut, `It's Been Done', draw the listener in and then that voice nails him/her there. There is more than a tinge of what was once known as "trip-hop"-the combo of dreamy vocals, electronic sounds, and slow, rhythmic beats-with bits of folk, reggae, jazz, and blue-eyed soul. There are a handful of immediately memorable songs, another handful that are still growing on us (and a couple which probably will not). McCluskey's vocals, however, are so compelling-there's a wonderful catch in her voice which tweaks the emotional impact of everything she sings-that the material frequently becomes secondary and the album, a thoroughly engaging experience.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 18, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Angela McCluskey's debut album is nothing short of sheer brillance. I became a fan quite by accident awhile back while I was watching the movie "Unhook The Stars" and heard her band, The Wild Colonials, playing in the background. Needless to say from the first moment I heard her voice, I was hooked. It was serendipity...a fortunate accident.
Her voice is complete poetry. It draws you into every word and keeps you hanging on a thread for more. There is so much edge to it...the way it can be soft and surreal one moment and the next, bitter and raw.
While all the songs on this stunning debut are simply amazing, the songs that stand out in particular are: 'It's Been Done', 'Perfect Girl Eleven', and 'Dirty Pearl'. These songs showcase Angela's unique sound and ability to sing just about any genre there is.
Anyone who appreciates fine music is sure to find Angela's debut album a compelling piece of work...it hasn't left my CD player's rotation since I bought it. This CD is a must have!
(Aside from this CD, I highly recommend all 3 of The Wild Colonials CD's, as well as Tryptich's 'Curio' (which highly showcases Angela's raw blues voice).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By IT person on December 31, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Angela McCluskey has a raspy, thoughtfully phrased, mature vocal style. She is one of the best vocal interpreters ever. I was completely flabbergasted when I saw her live. So were my husband and my brother, and that speaks to her wide appeal.

She sings about fleeting love feelings and disappointing people and clamors for attention, but without resentment or aggression. So unless you're a teenage pop addict or an insensitive jerk, you should be touched by this poetic, sharp, awesomely raw mid-life woman.

Eight of the thirteen songs are unique, memorable keepers (I've been humming them for weeks now). The rest do have annoying lyrics, but it doesn't matter - the album is a classic.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jda Beck on April 26, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I was given this album from a friend as part of an essential listening package(read birthday present).

I loved it imediately. The girl can sing! The songs are amazing and the album only has one maybe two songs that dont grab me..that in itself is something. I feel blessed if I buy an album and like more than the song that I bought it for!

Curiosity brought me to Amazon to see if there was more albums of Angela's to buy. I then read the reviews on this album and one or two people said that the lyrics were terrible..well..I suggest whoever wrote that has not lived yet...simple as that. I am not trying to be mean(well..maybe I am) but this voice and these lyrics are profound. There, i said it.......

ps I may never write a review again....this being my first...unless of course ignorance rises its ugly head again! So....see you next tuesday....lol
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 11, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is soulful pop and rock at its best, an album of impressive versatility. McCluskey's vocals are warm and engaging, strong at times, then dreamy then vulnerable. The instrumental mix is particularly imaginative, and includes guitar, piano, organ, strings and even slide guitar, whilst the rhythms include pop, country-rock and reggae. In between, there are exquisite atmospheric moments, little trip-hop infusions that add a special charm. My favourite songs include It's Been Done, Love Is Stronger Than Death and Sleep On It but her exceptional voice makes even the weaker material an enjoyable listening experience.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 16, 2004
Format: Audio CD
angela mccluskey has one of those pricelessly unique voices that can do no wrong -- a deeply resonant, almost scary lower range, a husky, jazzy, squeaky-creaky belting upper range, and a whole host of bizarre colors in between. there's so much personality in her voice, so much style, that each word merits close attention.
there are some truly great songs on this disc ("it's been done," "perfect girl 11," "long live i"), and some lesser material, but even on the less stellar songs the voice of a truly captivating artist brings the material to life. she sounds better here than she's ever sounded. a must-have for fans of beth orton, portishead, billie holiday, janis joplin, macy gray -- for anyone who appreciates a uniquely compelling voice.
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