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Someone Else's Party

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Love Is A Friend
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Spanish Lament
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Somewhere
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Somebody's Party
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Requiem For My Mother
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Remember
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Vigil
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Blue
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No More Hurt
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Spasmic Fairy
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American View
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Drinking Time
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Woman
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Goodbye
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Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 64:49

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This record is awesome.

drjeckyl

For me, the Duritti Column was another one of those finds that make my emusic membership so valuable to me. These songs have certainly hit the sweet spot in my range of musical tastes. I downloaded them about a year ago, and have enjoyed listening to them since. The melodies simply pull you in. The guitar play is incredible and hypnotic, especially on "Spanish Lament", and "Blue". Plus, I love the bass on "Woman". I think all of these tunes are terrific and worth downloading. It's not a big deal, but my only criticism is that you can hear the "scratchiness" in the background from the record that was used to record these mp3 files. It's almost nostalgic!

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new

music4thesoul

listen to the new album Sunlight To Blue.... and you will realise very quickly how unique Vinni is and how the years have not dimmed his talent or made him boring or repetitive As for this album it is so beautiful and the last track the finest memorial anyone could ask for. EVERYTHING VR and The DC does is just totally wonderful.

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Amazing

Deb

This is an incredible CD. Start by downloading Vigil -- what an incredible song. Move from there downwards, to Blue and No More Hurt. Those three should convince you to download the rest of the CD. I got here from a related tunes list and while I can't say I like every tune from every CD, overall I am very impressed. This is not dancing in the streets music. This is turn up your speakers, close your eyes and have eargasms music. He's got this amazing guitar that just weaves in and out of the melodies and he's got this way of turning what should be a kind of boring song into something spectacular. Its also very complex but he doesn't make you work to hear the complexity. I can't even believe it took me this long to find out about this guy. WHY DIDN'T SOMEONE TELL ME????

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Reworkings of requiems

ErwinsCat

The featured review misses the point of this recording, which contains some of Reilly's best and most moving work. I challenge anyone to listen carefully to the final track ("Goodbye") and not feel their spine tingle. Drawing on some work from the past, reworked to better fit the elegaic mood of the piece, this is a beautiful tribute to someone loved and lost and, at another level, to the very concepts of love and loss. Among Reilly's best works: only time will tell if it is the best. And time is what much of this is about, isn't it, Vini? (No one should be allowed to play guitar this well, incidentally!) And a word of advice: download the whole album - a lot lies in the juxtapositions.

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Big In Japan

Tetsuo29

C'mon, it's Vini Reilly. His worst recordings are better than most people's best. And, this isn't one of his worst- this is a solid and surprisingly accessible album. If you've never heard his unique and instantly recognizable guitar sound, you should.

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Well, hmmmmm

zootAlors

I don't share the lead reviewers "dour" assessment. I have listened to all the tasters and have downloaded Vigil. I may be back for more. There's a lot to like on this album. Vinnie is at his best when the drum-machine/sample tail doesn't wag the syncopated guitar dog. Listen to the opening track Love is a Friend and then Somewhere and you'll get (if not agree with) my point. Some funny mixes aside, this is a good collection. As I say, put my name on a few more tracks, I'll be back for them on payday...

They Say All Music Guide

Despite being a reflection upon his mother’s illness and passing, Someone Else’s Party is far from being Vini Reilly’s most sullen album, but it most certainly falls in line with the albums that preceded it. Save for two vocal turns — one, rather jarringly, featuring Rebekah del Rio’s Spanish-language version of Roy Orbison’s “Crying,” as heard in David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive — Reilly goes it alone with his guitar, effects, and a laptop he calls Laurie. “Requiem for My Mother” is the central song of the album, in which his reverberant spirals of guitar encase one of his long career’s most poignant songs. Serviceable dance beats and lightweight dub settings occasionally surface; his guitar and voice remain at their best when sparsely adorned. Even if the three or four lackluster songs were lopped off, the album would still be too long — Reilly’s albums have always carried more impact when kept somewhere between 30 and 40 minutes. As unique and entrancing as it might be, his searching, meandering style of guitar-playing begins to wear out its welcome well short of an hour. Proving that Reilly is certifiably bonkers, he declared upon this album’s release that it’s the only one he’s made that’s been deserving of release. It’s an accomplished one for sure, one with an appeal that reaches far beyond the devout fan base; when stacked against the remainder of his recordings, however, it only falls somewhere in the middle of the pack. – Andy Kellman

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