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Goldfrapp — Annabel
Album: Tales of Us
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7.1

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Total ratings: 1868









Released: 2013
Length: 3:56
Plays (last 30 days): 2
When you dream you only dream your Annabel.
All the secrets there inside you Annabel.

Down beneath an emerald sky sing Annabel.
Nothing that they did will stop you Annabel.

Land of the lines, tangled there in porcelain.
Under the stars you'll begin.

When you dream you only dream your Annabel.
Sleep reminds you takes you there, oh Annabel.

Gentle whisper, endless winters, Annabel.
Why've they could have let you be both Annabel.

Land of the lines, of the years below still lies.
You are the truth they denied.
Run like the sea, tangled there in porcelain.
Under the stars you begin.

Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh ah
(Only a boy under that)

Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh ah
(Only a boy da da da)
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 k-man wrote:
In '71, I couldn't understand what the hype was all about with this group.
Now, I must say, pretty damn cool...

I understand though, it ain't got a hook like a Stones tune... 
Well, she was much younger then.

kill this song   kill it with fire
When you dream you're Hannibal :o)
An acquired taste for sure, but I'm liking Goldfrapp more and more....this piece is haunting. 
To me, she kinda sounds like she's humming a variation of the Doctor Who theme
 scraig wrote:
This segue proves that Goldfrapp is no Laura Marling.
 
Thank God.  Laura Marling is whiny and pointless.  Goldfrapp are proper.
Never heard of Goldfrapp before until about 2008. Her music is either lame as hell or sublime, nothing much in between. This song is sublime. I first heard Lovely Head on an ethereal/darkwave fan playlist 20 years ago.
 cob427uk1 wrote:
Bumping up to a 9, I'm in a good mood and this fits right in. Beautiful.
 
I was thinking the same thing so I also went +1 to a 9...and find that of all the Goldfrapp tracks BnR play this is my favorite.  And having heard this and other tunes on Netflix show soundtracks, here's a big THANK YOU to BnR for turning me on to her music....LLRP!!
Bumping up to a 9, I'm in a good mood and this fits right in. Beautiful.
1st time I've heard this.  So beautiful.  So different from the few tracks I've heard by them.
Great song
Haunting
Anna........   wait for it......... Bel
No problem with the lyrics, but the way she says "Anna.... Bell" just really grates. Almost like the full name is too much of an effort, or doesn't belong with the first half of the name.

When you dream you only dream your Anna... bel. 
All the secrets there inside you Anna... bel. 

 Proclivities wrote:

huh?

 Hahahahaha!
 


Thank you for this link to the video, or should I say cinematography? Wonderful portrayal of a "boy" being accepted by his mother as a "girl". I have a niece/nephew currently grappling with trans-gender.
 
tutakea wrote:
simply wonderful.
accompanied by one of the most beautiful and queer music videos since decades:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vnk_j1iKMA

 


 Yes indeed...'Drew' is an intriguing piece by them  ziggytrix wrote:

None as of yet, but it might be too disco for Bill's taste. Goldfrapp puts out very diverse sounds.

 


 chinaski wrote:
At long last after what seemed an eternity Goldfrapp has finally released a brand new album for 2017 titled Silver Eye. I'm sure Bill at RP will soon put its tracks into rotation.

 
None as of yet, but it might be too disco for Bill's taste. Goldfrapp puts out very diverse sounds.
Her voice is .... just .... regal.
At long last after what seemed an eternity Goldfrapp has finally released a brand new album for 2017 titled Silver Eye. I'm sure Bill at RP will soon put its tracks into rotation.
 k-man wrote:
In '71, I couldn't understand what the hype was all about with this group.
Now, I must say, pretty damn cool...

I understand though, it ain't got a hook like a Stones tune... 

 
huh?
 NeilBlanchard wrote:
This is the best Goldfrapp song I have heard ... a 4.

 
You can't help having no taste

Once, so many years ago, there was one youth hostel Annabel in Athens, Greece... ah, what a nice memories to those days... This song reminds me on them:-).
Annabel is a beautiful name...seldom heard these days..lovely song
No new material, no new concerts. She posts new photos from time to time. Resting on her laurels?...done with the music scene? I wish there was another album, another tour stateside though I'd love to be in  a UK concert audience.
Hauntingly beautiful...
 Proclivities wrote:

It is a little late-1960s-sounding.  It seems somewhat influenced by Komeda's soundtrack to "Rosemary's Baby", in a good way.

 
Very good.  I thought that sounded familiar.  I just watched 'Rosemary's Baby' on cable a few weeks ago.
Anyone else hear the original legend of zelda underworld theme in this?

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7T6ZNgoP5M
 NeilBlanchard wrote:
This is the best Goldfrapp song I have heard ... a 4.

 
I like your comment ! I contribute a straight 2.
This is a really solid album overall.  She did well.
So good to hear this, every time. Sounded great when it came out; still blows me away with the arrangement and nuances of her voice!
This is just so lovely.........thx Bill   {#Smile}
This is the best Goldfrapp song I have heard ... a 4.
Earworms
In '71, I couldn't understand what the hype was all about with this group.
Now, I must say, pretty damn cool...

I understand though, it ain't got a hook like a Stones tune... 
Wow wow wow . . . have no words.
well said, I love her voice and this song is amazing :) 

STLBubbles wrote:
Touche 
8>9. Haunting, sad, lovely.

 

 


 ick wrote:

Go get some therapy already.

 
... download the app...
 calle01 wrote:

You must live under a rock? Goldcrap is terrible!!!!

 
You're confused.

Your first sentence was intended as a statement.

The second should be a question. 

Please fix. 

OoooooooooeeeeeeeOooooooooooooOoooooooooooooo
Hands down, the best album of 2014. Beck's Mo(u)rning Phase is next.

I love it, and, I am not suicidal.

 


 calle01 wrote:
PLEASE STOP !!! PLEASE! Im heading to the knife drawer now..
 
Promises, promises.
The Evil Doll
This song would be a great soundtrack for a film noir.

please stop it with this song already.


This segue proves that Goldfrapp is no Laura Marling.
 leafmold wrote:
I had to check to see when this was released—my thought was the sixties....

 
It is a little late-1960s-sounding.  It seems somewhat influenced by Komeda's soundtrack to "Rosemary's Baby", in a good way.
 calle01 wrote:
PLEASE STOP !!! PLEASE! Im heading to the knife drawer now.. It will all be over soon. Thanks GoldCrap :(
.

 
Go get some therapy already.
 Stingray wrote:
GOLDFRACKING!

 
They tried that in 1849 I believe.
 shellbella wrote:
Ya I wouldn't want to hear this at night, all alone. 

 
But I do like it....
Ya I wouldn't want to hear this at night, all alone. 
Touche 
8>9. Haunting, sad, lovely.

 


{#Guitarist}First time hearing; I love her voice; another gem from Radio Paradise!
Elegant and haunting.
This kind of crap makes me want to curb my radio paradise appetite.  
8>9. Haunting, sad, lovely.
Lovely and Dreamy {#Meditate}
GOLDFRACKING!
Just lovely.
All the tracks I keep hearing make this a must buy album at this point.
 curtkare wrote:
Feels haunting and a little creepy - like the soundtrack from one of the good 70's horror flicks

 
Bump  


 tutakea wrote:
simply wonderful.
accompanied by one of the most beautiful and queer music videos since decades:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vnk_j1iKMA

 
thanks for the link, its a beautiful video to accompany a lovely song
Sounds like it's going to burst into a full-blown James Bond theme . . . but doesn't.
"Felt mountain" is an album I will never recover from, deep impact for a lifetime. Soundtrack written for a movie that is happening inside me. ...words fail, sorry for the rant.

I consider myself pretty eclectic when it comes to music of all styles, but I was completely thrown off by "Black Cherry" and just never re-connected with the band the way I had with their debut album.

Thanks to Bill, I've heard a couple of cuts of this last effort. They sound good, really good... But good like the second time you take a bite of something that tasted like alien yet totally familiar the first time...

This one song, though, is oh so close to the Goldfrapp that haunted me for years... maybe I'll end up really liking "Tales of us" after all...
 tutakea wrote:
accompanied by one of the most beautiful and queer music videos since decades
 

The bicycle in the video is incorrect, anatomically-speaking. See 1:40 and onwards, in particular, noting the position of the bell on the handlebars. The bell is on the same side much later, at 6:20...
ethereal
simply wonderful.
accompanied by one of the most beautiful and queer music videos since decades:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vnk_j1iKMA
{#Yes} ...... her best album to date by a big margin  "Outstanding"
Check Ride a White Horse video.
 Pedro1874 wrote:
So impresssed Bill & Rebecca.  This has only just come out in UK and Allison has been doing the rounds of the radio stations promoting this album.  She has only just appeared on our premier live TV music show "Later" with Jools Holland (ex Squeeze) this week singing this haunting and beautiful song.  The live arrangement was superb and captivating.  What a talent this gorgeous young woman and her partner Will Gregory really are. {#Notworthy}{#Sunny}{#Good-vibes}

 
We get that show here, Jools Holland, on cable if you are lucky...this is a very good show which I highly recommend.  Unfortunately we do not have a US equivalent...SNL is closest thing
I agree re. Francoise Hardy - is all Goldfrapp's material this mellow?
Lovely!  Reminds me very much of Françoise Hardy's 1971 album "La Question" (which I have on cd and love)  {#Wink}
 Proclivities wrote:

Do you mean that in a good way or a bad way?  I've never had any song make me feel that way, though some tunes have made me wish I could throw their composers or performers off a bridge.

 
You've never heard Porcupine Tree?
Really like this one.....nice for a semi-after the rain Sunday morning
 curtkare wrote:
Feels haunting and a little creepy - like the soundtrack from one of the good 70's horror flicks

 

I had to check to see when this was released--my thought was the sixties....
 DavidS_UK wrote:
Nice clean and well produced sound makes teh most of her most excellent voice. It's an 8 from the East German judge

 
Wales agrees....ok, not all of Wales, but this person in this cottage in this little Welsh valley...
 Trog wrote:
Makes me want to throw myself off a bridge

 
Do you mean that in a good way or a bad way?  I've never had any song ever make me feel that way, though some tunes have made me wish I could throw their composers or performers off a bridge.
Nice clean and well produced sound makes teh most of her most excellent voice. It's an 8 from the East German judge
...i've been wanting to hear this album:  supposedly a return-to-form for their felt mountain days, which excites me, but i don't hear much synthesis nor production experimentation in this track...
Makes me want to throw myself off a bridge
 oldfart48 wrote:
NOT MUCH MEAT ON THIS BONE, THEN AGAIN IT AIN'T RAP/CRAP......{#Dance}

 
caps lock, mate.....
Feels haunting and a little creepy - like the soundtrack from one of the good 70's horror flicks
So impresssed Bill & Rebecca.  This has only just come out in UK and Allison has been doing the rounds of the radio stations promoting this album.  She has only just appeared on our premier live TV music show "Later" with Jools Holland (ex Squeeze) this week singing this haunting and beautiful song.  The live arrangement was superb and captivating.  What a talent this gorgeous young woman and her partner Will Gregory really are. {#Notworthy}{#Sunny}{#Good-vibes}
Mellow, touching.  Could listen all day to this.