Buy Used
$5.49
FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Murfie, Inc.
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Used, very good condition! Fast Shipping. Amazon Prime Eligible!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Fine Friend Single, Import

4.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, Single, Import, August 15, 1994
"Please retry"
$8.85 $0.16

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream millions of songs FREE with Amazon Prime. Start your free trial.

Editorial Reviews

Pale Saints Fine Friend UK CD single
  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
4:03
Listen Now $0.99
 
2
30
7:07
Listen Now $0.99
 
3
30
6:45
Listen Now $0.99
 
4
30
1:53
Listen Now $0.99
 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 15, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single, Import
  • Label: Bo
  • ASIN: B00002DD5R
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #863,215 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Amazon's Pale Saints Store

Customer Reviews

5 star
67%
4 star
0%
3 star
33%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
As a fan of the final Pale Saints album, "Slow Buildings," I had greater hopes for this offshoot EP than the average Pale Saints listener. "Slow Buildings" is shamefully unappreciated, and its primary single, "Fine Friend," is a good example of how Pale Saints were able to successfully evolve beyond the departure of their longtime bassist, lead vocalist, and songwriter Ian Masters. The song drifts along beautifully and sadly on a strummed acoustic guitar, with airy electric lead guitar adding to the atmosphere. Guitarist/vocalist Meriel Barham completes the mood with a resigned and regretful vocal performance: "I'm much too tired of all this/and this is wearing me...thin." But her trademark detachment keeps the song from being melodramatic or self-pitying. The listener is drawn into her sorrows without being repelled by any "woe is me" sap. She allows the overall sound and the excellent production from Hugh Jones to do their work, painting a picture of unrequited or unfinished love: "I'll never walk into your heart."
But "Fine Friend" appears on the album itself, and the rest of this EP doesn't do much to inspire confidence. "Special Present" is an interesting twist, and as far as I know, the only Pale Saints track to feature new bassist Colleen Browne (formerly of the Heartthrobs) on lead vocals. It's got good verse guitar work and an intriguing bridge, but has an obnoxious introduction that doesn't fit the rest of the song, and ultimately overstays its welcome. I don't think it required all of its seven or so minutes to do what it set out to do.
Read more ›
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
"Fine Friend" captures Pale Saints at the peak of their career with one of the best songs to come out of the 90s. This truly is an unappreciated gem. The single is great, especially for collecters. The album it comes from, "Slow Buildings" is also quite wonderful.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I actually have the exact same version of this cd, but it's vinyl. It's amazing! I've always loved the Pale Saints, even through their change in lead singers. Everything they've put out is well worth getting.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums



Look for Similar Items by Category