Hopes And Fears (20th Anniversary Edition - Remastered) Keane

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  • 1Somewhere Only We Know (Remastered 2024)03:57
  • 2Bend And Break (Remastered 2024)03:40
  • 3We Might As Well Be Strangers (Remastered 2024)03:12
  • 4Everybody's Changing (Remastered 2024)03:35
  • 5Your Eyes Open (Remastered 2024)03:22
  • 6She Has No Time (Remastered 2024)05:45
  • 7Can't Stop Now (Remastered 2024)03:38
  • 8Sunshine (Remastered 2024)04:12
  • 9This Is The Last Time (Remastered 2024)03:28
  • 10On A Day Like Today (Remastered 2024)05:26
  • 11Untitled 1 (Remastered 2024)05:36
  • 12Bedshaped (Remastered 2024)04:38
  • 13Snowed Under (Remastered 2024)03:48
  • 14Fly To Me (Remastered 2024)05:34
  • 15Something In Me Was Dying (Remastered 2024)04:47
  • 16She Opens Her Eyes (Remastered 2024)04:25
  • 17To The End Of The Earth (Remastered 2024)03:32
  • 18The Way You Want It (Fierce Panda Single / Remastered 2024)03:19
  • 19Allemande (Remastered 2024)04:25
  • 20Walnut Tree (Remastered 2024)03:38
  • 21Love Actually04:29
  • 22Wonderful River03:40
  • 23More Matey03:23
  • 24Get Away From Yourself04:22
  • 25Somewhere Only We Know (Tim Demo / September 2002)04:53
  • 26Somewhere Only We Know (Demo / December 2002)04:13
  • 27Bend And Break (Demo / April 2002)04:36
  • 28We Might As Well Be Strangers (Tim Demo / September 2003)03:20
  • 29Everybody's Changing (Demo / July 2002)03:31
  • 30Your Eyes Open (Demo/ April 2002)03:47
  • 31She Has No Time (Demo / October 2002)05:28
  • 32Can't Stop Now (Demo / January 2003)03:42
  • 33Sunshine (Demo / February 2002)05:07
  • 34This Is The Last Time (Demo / May 2002)04:49
  • 35On A Day Like Today (Tim Demo / September 2003)06:20
  • 36Untitled 1 (Tim Demo / May 2002)04:43
  • 37Bedshaped (Demo / October 2002)04:38
  • Total Runtime02:38:58

Info for Hopes And Fears (20th Anniversary Edition - Remastered)

Keane's debut album album and the 11th-best-selling album of the 2000s in the UK. The album is full of soaring and romantic songs like Everybody’s Changing and Somewhere Only We Know.Tim Rice-Oxley’s piano stylings range from Ben Folds on Can’t Stop Now to Chris Martin on Your Eyes Open, never leaning too heavily in one direction and ultimately providing the musical backbone over which Chaplin is allowed to sweep and soar.

"Brit-pop in a [...] magic of their successful sound carried by dominant melodies, including two demos of their super hit 'Somewhere Only We Know' as well as fragile first recordings of later highlights of this great debut album." (stereoplay)


Digitally remastered

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February 2019, and Keane are holed up in deepest Sussex, in a small studio which contains at least 17 keyboards, a rescue dog running in and out, and front man Tom Chaplin singing the haunting line, “You tell a lie, I’ll tell one too, it makes it easier to do,” from a new song with the deceptively innocent title, ‘Put the Radio On.’ The mood is upbeat, excited even, but when Tom sits down to talk, he reveals that it could all have been so very different.

In 2013, when the band bowed out with a Berlin show that appeared to be a finale, they didn’t know if they’d ever make music together again. “I didn’t know if I could do it anymore,” he admits. At this point, Keane had been together for nearly two decades; childhood best friends who formed a band at school. They had sold 13 million records worldwide, released 4 studio albums, an EP and a Best Of, won two BRIT awards and an Ivor Novello, and their debut, Hopes and Fears, had entered the list of the 40 best-selling albums in the UK of all time. The band had also toured 30 countries, performing everywhere from Rio de Janeiro to Taipei; from Wembley Stadium to Saturday Night Live.

Not only that, but the novelist Bret Easton Ellis had described Perfect Symmetry as “the perfect, orgasmic pop song” while Irvine Welsh had chosen to direct the video for Atlantic. Pharrell had invited the band to hang out at his studio and Lily Allen, a big Keane fan, had covered Somewhere Only We Know, a song which has since taken on a life of its own with a younger generation of fans.

Tom Chaplin, though, was ready to write his own music and make a solo album, which was his official reason for taking a hiatus from Keane, where he sang songs written by Tim Rice-Oxley. “Though I also needed to get away without sabotaging the band as I had done before,” he says now. He also got married and became a father himself, and one day found himself in therapy, thinking about Keane; and Tim. “I was wondering how I had come to let this very enigmatic and important relationship in my life drift,” he explains. So he reached out to Tim, and they made plans to meet up. Upon reuniting, Tim soon revealed that he had recorded a whole new collection of songs that he thought could make a solo album of his own. He played them to Tom, and then to Rich and Jesse, and the three of them were immediately drawn to them both sonically and lyrically.

Tim had always written emotional songs, but these were different, deeper; written from the gut and from the heartbreak, telling a story of love and lust and fucking it all up. But there was humour in there too, as well as pain. The guys had little idea of what had really been going on in their friend’s life, and how far things had come undone – but now they were starting to understand.

As Tim himself explains: “Hopes and Fears was a break-up album too, but it was about a break-up when I was 19. It’s a bit different when you’re older and you’ve got kids – your whole little world shifts on its axis.”

It became obvious that what these songs were lacking was a certain vocalist. “I wasn’t even thinking about it in terms of a new Keane record,” explains Tom, “I just wanted to sing those songs for my friend, borne out of love.” The others were worried. “I remember listening and thinking, oh shit, some of this is gonna be tough,” bassist Jesse Quin admits. “I wrote a note on one of them,” adds Rich, “saying, I don’t know if we can put this out there, it’s too much.” Tom, however, absolutely believed that they should. “I thought it was the most personal, most vulnerable set of songs that I’d ever heard – but I was very drawn to that, because that’s where the good stuff is,” he says, grinning.

“I had always been very frightened of exposing parts of my own personal life myself, and I think I got very burned by the first time I went into rehab for drugs, when that news got out. Not really feeling I could give my version of the truth. But my experience of the last few years, and of making my solo record, has shown me that the more open and vulnerable you are, the more interesting things get.” And so the band reconvened, all four of them excited to realise they could make something powerful together, something new. So after months of speculation Keane are about to unveil a brand new studio album entitled ‘Cause and Effect’, released September 20th on Island Records, featuring eleven new songs recorded in London and Sussex.

The band will be playing festivals this summer for the first time since 2013, including Isle of Wight, BST Hyde Park with Robbie Williams, Cornbury, and Glastonbury, before embarking on a UK tour in September.

“I think we realised that we’re more than the sum of our parts,” says drummer Richard Hughes. “We’re not the kind of band that broke up 20 years ago and is getting back together for one last tour, or for the money – we’re not some heritage act,” says Tim. “We’ve got a lot of great music in us.”

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