Take To The Skies(Explicit Version) CD (2007)

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Label Fontana
SKU 205769728
UPC 602517487154
UPC 14 00602517487154
Format CD
Release Date 10/30/2007
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Author Enter Shikari
Compilation Appearance Take Action Vol 11
Technical Info
Engineer John D Mitchell
CatalogID 001012202
Lable Name Tiny Evil
Released 10/30/2007
Original Release 2007
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 52m : 43s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602517487154
Album Notes and Credits
Enter Shikari: Rou (vocals, lap steel guitar, electronics); Chris (vocals, bass guitar); Rory (guitar, background vocals); Rob (drums).
Personnel: Enter Shikari (vocals); Joel Death, Ben Shute, Ian Shortshaft, Timbo Baggins (vocals).
Recording information: The Outhouse, Reading, England.
Photographer: Peter Hill.
Yet another unsigned band joining the ranks of artists making names for themselves by self-promotion on the Internet via the MySpace website, Enter Shikari released their debut album, Take to the Skies, which featured several of the band's singles and EP tracks, albeit in re-recorded versions. Enter Shikari were not afraid to test their music on a live audience, however, managing to sell out London's Astoria Theatre, and prior to the release of Take to the Skies they had built up a loyal-enough following to ensure a high chart entry when the album was finally released. Imagine an album that was a mixture of hardcore trance and nu metal and you would have an idea of Take to the Skies. "Anything Can Happen in the Next Half Hour..." was one of the download-only singles, and featured Roughton "Rou" Reynolds' throaty vocals, screaming a lyric that is total incomprehensible. Perhaps just as well, for when one could understand the lyrics, as on "No Sssweat," there was rather a lot of swearing -- along with threats of violence, too, and you might just believe this band would actually carry out such threats. "Today Won't Go Down in History" was considerably softer, beginning almost melodically, and "Return to Energiser" had an almost danceable trance backing track -- although yet again Reynolds' vocals drowned out almost everything else. Meanwhile, the track "Adieu" was a gentle acoustic ballad with the volume turned right down; it actually made a pleasant change and finally altered the pace. ~ Sharon Mawer
Professional Reviews
Spin (p.118) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[N]o matter how extreme the opposing sounds that TAKE TO THE SKIES tries to unite, its hooks and choruses are so strong they almost sound natural."
Blender (Magazine) (p.147) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Shikari mesh hacking guitar riffs with serenely celestial synth-ripples....With a seamlessness that sustains the feeling of altitude..."
Disc 1
1 [Untitled]
2 Enter Shikari
3 Mothership
4 Anything Can Happen In the Next Half Hour...
5 [Untitled]
6 Labyrinth
7 No Sssweat
8 Today Won't Go Down In History
9 [Untitled]
10 Return To Energiser
11 [Untitled]
12 Sorry, You're Not A Winner
13 [Untitled]
14 Jonny Sniper
15 Adieu
16 OK, Time For Plan B
17 [Untitled]
Product Attributes
Artist Enter Shikari
Music Format Compact Disc

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