Uneasy Listening Vol. 1

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Uneasy Listening, Vol. 1
Compilation album by HIM
Released 27 October 2006 (Germany & Ireland)
30 October 2006 (UK)
14 November 2006 (North America)
Genre Rock
Length 74:54
Label Sony BMG, Universal Republic, Jimmy Franks Recording Company
Producer Kevin Shirley, T.T. Oksala, John Fryer, Otto Donner
HIM chronology
Dark Light
(2005)
Uneasy Listening Vol. 1
(2006)
Uneasy Listening Vol. 2
(2007)
Re-Release Cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars

Uneasy Listening Vol. 1 is a compilation album by Finnish band HIM. It contains special versions of various songs from their first four studio albums, most of which have already been released on various editions of their singles. The album was re-released with a different cover due to legal issues with the original. The album's artwork is by Finnish artist Natas Pop,[1] in emulation of the Art Nouveau style of Alphonse Mucha. A second volume, Uneasy Listening Vol. 2, was released on 20 April 2007 in Germany & Ireland and on 24/25 April in Finland and the rest of Europe.

Sounds and Themes[edit]

The album has been described as “In addition to a handful of remixes (see the ominous Thulsa Doom reworking of "Salt in Our Wounds"), the album presents acoustic renditions of the romance-obsessed songs[…] lushly orchestral takes that vaguely recalls the moody late-1960s work of avant-pop crooner Scott Walker. While not the best introduction to the revered goth/rock band, Uneasy Listening is an excellent HIM rarities collection that is sure to please the group's international legion of diehard fans”[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Sacrament" (Disrhythm Remix) – 4:47
  2. "The Funeral of Hearts" (Acoustic Version) – 4:03
  3. "Join Me in Death" (Strongroom Mix) – 3:40
  4. "Close to the Flame" (The Rappula Tapes)* – 4:31
  5. "In Joy and Sorrow" (String Version) – 5:04
  6. "It's All Tears" (Unplugged Radio Live) – 3:49
  7. "When Love and Death Embrace" (AOR Radio Mix) – 3:39
  8. "Buried Alive By Love" (Deliverance Version) – 6:07
  9. "Gone With the Sin" (O.D. Version) – 4:59
  10. "Salt in Our Wounds" (Thulsa Doom Version) – 7:02
  11. "Please Don't Let it Go" (Acoustic Version) – 4:37
  12. "One Last Time" (Rockfield Madness Version)* – 5:08
  13. "For You" (Unplugged Radio Live) – 4:09
  14. "The Path" (P.S. Version)* – 5:04
  15. "Lose You Tonight" (Thulsa Doom Extended Dub)* – 8:15
  16. "Pretending" (Acoustic Version)** – 4:02
  • * - Previously unreleased tracks
  • ** - Best Buy exclusive track

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/natas-pop-mn0001470991
  2. ^ http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=7306049&style=music