You Gotta Go There To Come Back (Incl. Moviestar)
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||Help Me (She's Out of Her Mind)||Stereophonics||6:54||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Maybe Tomorrow||Stereophonics||4:32||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Madame Helga||Stereophonics||3:53||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Moviestar (Full Length Version)||Stereophonics||4:43||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||You Stole My Money Honey||Stereophonics||4:17||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Getaway||Stereophonics||4:08||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Climbing the Wall||Stereophonics||4:53||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Jealousy||Stereophonics||4:24||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||I'm Alright (You Gotta Go There To Come Back)||Stereophonics||4:36||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Nothing Precious At All||Stereophonics||4:18||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||Rainbows and Pots of Gold||Stereophonics||4:08||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Miss You Now||Stereophonics||4:50||£0.79||View In iTunes|
||High As the Ceiling||Stereophonics||3:18||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Since I Told You It's Over||Stereophonics||4:43||£0.99||View In iTunes|
Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones was still licking some serious wounds due to the breakup of his 12-year relationship with his girlfriend and a fallout with a best mate. The band's 2001 release, Just Enough Education to Perform, briefly touched upon his broken heart; however, Jones' darkest period came later as the band played countless sold-out gigs across Europe throughout late 2001 and 2002. Jones found himself personally and professionally isolated — emotionally distant from his bandmates and best friends, drummer Stuart Cable and bassist Richard Jones, and creatively exhausted. However the fire that had made this band a major force in the post-grunge English rock scene still burned. Stereophonics' fourth album, You Gotta Go There to Come Back captures Jones' soulful journey, and the band's classic rowdy rock style is as sultry as ever. While their three previous albums exuded cockiness just for the sake of being cocky, You Gotta Go There to Come Back doesn't care to be so snide. Sure, the band's classic swagger remains an integral part of its overall appeal, but moving beyond that silly behavior has somehow affected Jones and his band. Cable became a father during the recording of this album while Richard Jones settled down and got married. Perhaps Jones craves a bit of stability as well? His confidence is on par throughout these 13 blues-rock-tinged songs as his life unfolds through words. "Jealousy" and "You Stole My Money Honey" are the album's more vexed moments. "Climbing the Wall," layered in acoustic guitars and horn and string arrangements, and "Nothing Is Precious at All" continue Stereophonics' psychological sifting with warmth. "Madame Helga" is the punch in the face Jones has been waiting to deliver. Heart-pounding musicianship from the band itself makes this swanky gospel number an album standout and a career staple. It's a song that Stereophonics have been wanting to make for years, and the overall fierce presentation finds the band at its best. Stereophonics are consistent with their craft, and You Gotta Go There to Come Back highlights the band's growing talent as musicians, but the fact is that they've only made good records up to this point. They have yet to make a really great record, but that's not to say Stereophonics don't have what it takes. You Gotta Go There to Come Back is a solid rock effort, and in due time, the band will have its epic. [Hip-O's 2008 edition included one bonus track.]
This album is superb! I have always enjoyed the Songs that the band released however, I wouldn't have said I was a massive fan. Then I heard this album from start to finish and realised just how amazing the Stereophonics are. My favourite track on the Album is Madame Helga, but Maybe Tomorrow, Climbing the Walls, Help Me,(she's out of her mind), Getaway & Since I told you it's over are equally as good! Please buy the whole Album so your not depriving yourself of the opportunity to hear Kelly's amazing vocals on the unreleased material! You won't regret it!
What a great album!!!
What a great album from one of Britains best bands of the modern era. This is one of the best albums Stereophonics have ever made!! The songs Maybe Tomorrow, Climbing the Wall and Madame Helga stand out, but there are also other great songs this CD has to offer. Rainbows and Pots of Gold is another fine example of Kelli Jones' great songwriting skills. This album has no bad songs, I thoroughly recommend it to anyone. 10/10 :)
Very good indeed.
You gotta go there to come back is almost certainly one of stereophonic's best. It is a controlled album that had some touching songs and is generally a little gentler than other phonics albums. Highlights for me are Getaway, opener Help me (......) and Since I told you its over. There are some slight mis-hits but overall this album portrays Stereophonics in a good light and shows that the talent they have does need more recognition.
Formed: 1996 in Cwmaman, South Wales
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s