37 Songs, 2 Hours 30 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For fans of Sussex, England’s Keane, the 2009 Deluxe Edition of Hopes and Fears is everything they could want. The original album is intact, sporting a musical authority that comes with being a band many years before releasing a debut album. Tom Chaplin’s vocals bring a warm, near soft rock touch to tunes such as “Everybody’s Changing” and “We Might As Well Be Strangers.” But it’s Tim Rice Oxley’s keyboards that bring the real drama. His orchestral sweeps turn tunes like “Your Eyes Open” and “This Is the Last Time” into epic compositions. This edition adds 26 bonus tracks, including the band’s first singles, “Call Me What You Like” and “Wolf At the Door,” the DJ Shadow remix of “We Might As Well Be Strangers,” the track left off U.S. pressings of the album (“On a Day Like Today”), demos of “Into the Light” and “She Has No Time” and a ton of live material from the BBC (“Bend & Break,” U2’s “With or Without You”) and elsewhere (London, Germany, Canada, Iceland). The package to have.

EDITORS’ NOTES

For fans of Sussex, England’s Keane, the 2009 Deluxe Edition of Hopes and Fears is everything they could want. The original album is intact, sporting a musical authority that comes with being a band many years before releasing a debut album. Tom Chaplin’s vocals bring a warm, near soft rock touch to tunes such as “Everybody’s Changing” and “We Might As Well Be Strangers.” But it’s Tim Rice Oxley’s keyboards that bring the real drama. His orchestral sweeps turn tunes like “Your Eyes Open” and “This Is the Last Time” into epic compositions. This edition adds 26 bonus tracks, including the band’s first singles, “Call Me What You Like” and “Wolf At the Door,” the DJ Shadow remix of “We Might As Well Be Strangers,” the track left off U.S. pressings of the album (“On a Day Like Today”), demos of “Into the Light” and “She Has No Time” and a ton of live material from the BBC (“Bend & Break,” U2’s “With or Without You”) and elsewhere (London, Germany, Canada, Iceland). The package to have.

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