Album – The First Five – Chance

Posted by admin on November 27th, 2005

I first came across this band via a podcast simulcast, where 30 plus podcasts, published a live concert of Chance simultaneously. I have to say, that after listening to the 40 minute podcast, I was totally blown away. By the way, you can listen to this simulcast by Googling “chance simulcast”, it shouldn’t be too hard to find.

I can’t believe, as I so often do with the bands I find, that I haven’t come across this band before. Saying that however, the first track, Say What You Will, does sound very familiar and I’m not talking about the fact that the band does sound very similar to James, the Verve or the later solo Richard Ashcroft. I can just imagine hearing this single on the radio. They have a great rock sound, with the occasional mellow melodic phase. Absolutely cracking stuff.

So what does this album have in store. Well firstly let me say, that this is more of an EP than a full size album. In Chance’s own words “I release singles about once a month. After 5, I release a CD compilation. On each CD I add two extra tracks that could be just about anything.”. So on this CD we find 5 original songs, one remix and an excellent cover of Radiohead’s, Creep. The actual track listing is :

  • Say What You Will
  • My Oh My
  • Percy’s Song
  • Won’t Be a Next Time
  • Radio Free
  • Bonus – Say What You Will (hispanical version)
  • Bonus – Creep by Radiohead

So for just $5 plus minimal shipping, you can get yourself a nice shiny new CD in the mail. An unusual concept offered, but one I think is very neat, is the multipack. You can basically buy the album in quantities of 5, 10 or 25 for fantastically reduced rates. For example you can get 25 copies of the album for $50, that’s just $2 per CD. An excellent way to spread the word and support the band.

Conclusion : This is a band that is going to go a long way. I think we’ll be hearing a lot of them in the future.

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