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Eels — Wonderful, Glorious
Album: Wonderful, Glorious
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Released: 2013
Length: 3:34
Plays (last 30 days): 2
The sum of all your experiences
A living breathing result of the fight
And every night you spent shrouded in darkness
Has led you to this moment in the light, it's alright

Wonderful
Glorious
Wonderful
Glorious

Ahh ahh ahh ah, ah ah...

Wonderful
Glorious

The sum of all the love inside your heart
Will get you through your plight, it's alright

Wonderful
Glorious

My love is beautiful, it's here for the taking
It's strong and pure and utterly earth shaking
My love has brought me here to show you it's true
A wretch like me, you'll make it through
Comments (38)add comment
 porcupinemeat wrote:
...  Great band with some terrific albums but (after a few concerts) I don't ever need to see them live again.
 
Perhaps because the studio "band" is  just one guy ... although I understand he now has some help.
The Eels always had this unique sound, while being ultra radio friendly.

Big respect, easy 9 from your ol' scurvy dog.
 porcupinemeat wrote:

My experience as well.  Great band with some terrific albums but (after a few concerts) I don't ever need to see them live again.
 

Great Band ! Saw them in Paris, grand souvenir ! Very underestimated band, many good songs. Thanks to RP
 Andrew_C wrote:

Wow... When I saw them, they were formulaic, and frankly, boring.

Great tunes, very clever, but live?  Nah.
 
My experience as well.  Great band with some terrific albums but (after a few concerts) I don't ever need to see them live again.
A bombing aircraft on the cover - how funny :-(
 coloradojohn wrote:
Damn, this is yet another KILLER song from melancholy Mr. E & Co.! The bass, the lyrics, the guitar, the drums — marvelous, fantastic

 
Agreed, except I might have described it as Wonderful, Glorious!  ;-)
Nice tune! {#Music}
I really like how E wails with passion at the end, much like he did on "Saturday Morning" on his album Shootenanny... Gonna dig it out!
 choosybeggar wrote:
Do I hear, "Dear Prudence?"
 

 
Yes
 dc_zee wrote:
The Eels absolutely wowed the crowd at the Lincoln Theater in DC recently.

 
Wow... When I saw them, they were formulaic, and frankly, boring.

Great tunes, very clever, but live?  Nah.
Glorious alright.
Damn, this is yet another KILLER song from melancholy Mr. E & Co.! The bass, the lyrics, the guitar, the drums — marvelous, fantastic
I've heard only a few EELS tunes but I've liked every one of them, including this one.
The Eels absolutely wowed the crowd at the Lincoln Theater in DC recently.  And just to put some icing on the tasty cake, the third encore was preceded with "And that's not the smell of wine and cheap perfume, it's....Steve Perry!"  And it was.  Turns out he's a friend of E.  So much fun!
{#Music}  ...... always enjoy a helping of Eels
I like just about everything I've heard from Eels, including this.
I don't feel compelled to rush out and buy it, but it's nice to hear it on RP every now and then.
 hanssachs wrote:

Nope - that is a B-17, but with RAF markings.

Seen over San Francisco this summer -



The Stirling was a good bit uglier ... TMYK




 
Well, how about that? Never knew the RAF marked B-17s. There are even books about the Coastal Service's complement. Thanks!
 choosybeggar wrote:
Do I hear, "Dear Prudence?"
 

 

I'm hearing a Beck song
 WonderLizard wrote:

Sure looks like an RAF bomber to me--note the telltale roundels on the fusilage and upper wing. May be a Short Sterling (four engines, single vertical stabilizer), but the album pic is too murky to tell for sure.

 
Nope - that is a B-17, but with RAF markings.

Seen over San Francisco this summer -



The Stirling was a good bit uglier ... TMYK



I love The EELS! I just wish E would add St. Louis to his tours. I haven't been able to make it up to Chicago when he plays through there. I would presume his shows are excellent. I know his music is, how shall I say.....Wonderful, Glorious maybe? hee hee.
{#Devil_pimp} 
very nice!
Whoa, didn't know Eels came out with an album this year. Going to have to check it out!
 choosybeggar wrote:
Do I hear, "Dear Prudence?"
 

 

i don't think so:

Lyrics of 'Wonderful, Glorious':

The sum of all your experiences

A living breathing result of the fight
And every night you spent shrouded in darkness
Has led you to this moment in the light, it's alright

Wonderful, Glorious

The sum of all the love inside your heart
Will get you through your plight, it's alright

Wonderful, Glorious

My love is beautiful, it's here for the taking
It's strong and pure and utterly earth shaking
My love has brought me here to show you it's true
A wretch like me, you'll make it through…

 
Nice tune -- definitely a nice change from some of their earlier stuff which didn't do that much for me
this is good---i couldn't tell who it was at first. he sounded like Mark Knopfler vocally.
Listened to these guys since early on...

This might be the most appealing song I have heard from them
 fredriley wrote:
A bit of an ironic cover, it appears. That looks like a WWII US bomber dropping its load.

 
Sure looks like an RAF bomber to me--note the telltale roundels on the fusilage and upper wing. May be a Short Sterling (four engines, single vertical stabilizer), but the album pic is too murky to tell for sure.
 fredriley wrote:
...A bit of an ironic cover, it appears. That looks like a WWII US bomber dropping its load.

 

 djengs wrote:

I guess it depends on your perspective, relating to the bombs. "Wonderful, Glorious" is likely not the sentiment of those towards whom the bombs were falling...

 
I think that is the irony that Fred was referring to.
 fredriley wrote:
Encoulez mes vieilles bottes! I'd never have guessed that something so rocking and catchy was by the Eels. Maybe they've turned over a new leaf. 8 from the astounded Nottingham jury.

A bit of an ironic cover, it appears. That looks like a WWII US bomber dropping its load.

 
I guess it depends on your perspective, relating to the bombs. "Wonderful, Glorious" is likely not the sentiment of those towards whom the bombs were falling...
 choosybeggar wrote:
Do I hear, "Dear Prudence?"
 

  no
but then again....maybe at the bridge.


Channeling The Clash, which is good.
Good song, but the last 60 seconds, the talent really takes off in full swing.  Great climax in the last minute (that's what she said).
Do I hear, "Dear Prudence?"
 
Fred is always right. {#High-five}
Encoulez mes vieilles bottes! I'd never have guessed that something so rocking and catchy was by the Eels. Maybe they've turned over a new leaf. 8 from the astounded Nottingham jury.

A bit of an ironic cover, it appears. That looks like a WWII US bomber dropping its load.
Second song I have have liked from this CD,  I may have to pick it up!
Love Mark E!  Awesome!  He's still got the angry confused brilliant depth of expression thing going on, Big-Time!  I wanna see him again!