Family Force 5 - Business Up Front, Party In The Back (Diamond Edition)
STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 23315-12586 LABEL: Gotee GTD86020 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2007-05-04 RRP: £13.99
Reviewed by Ewan Jones
Of course, if you already own the original release of this classic album then you have to be asking the big question - "is it worth me picking up the diamond edition as well?" The simple answer is "no". The less simple answer is "maybe". The three extra songs are as good as anything else on the album and are by no means filler tracks - "I Love You To Death" is a funny and outrageous metal love song to (I assume) Jesus, and is so funky it deserves to be played and remixed in clubs around the globe. "Face Down" catches FFF in one of their more serious moments - "Fall down with my face down/Giving up me, myself../If you see me standing up again/Just knock me back down so I can live/Where I first fell for you/No more depending on myself." Third new track "Never Let Me Go" is more disco scream punk guaranteed to cause chaos in the mosh pits. Put these three new tracks on top of an already classic album and this is near indispensable. Did I mention the lyrics sheet opens up into a wonderfully tongue in cheek poster, and the skull and diamond cover art is a vast improvement on the original cover, for what it's worth. Who knows where FFF will be in a few years time, but for now they are one of the most dynamic, original rock bands out there. PS: If you're still not sure whether or not to part with your cash, the three new tracks are also available separately on a 'Diamond' EP, available in the States.
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The 'Diamond Edition' of the band's debut album revisits one of the most exciting rock albums in the history of Christian music. It's an essential album and now comes with four bonus tracks.
Family Force 5 are back with a 'Diamond Edition' of their debut album, 'Business Up Front/Party In The Back', which has already been winning the band many fans through their radical thoroughly contemporary rock attack. The band are the the most exciting on the Christian scene with songs like 'Kountry Gentleman', 'Love Addict' and 'Cadillac Phunque' impressing fans and critics alike. The band's UK live appearances have also garnered them critical acclaim and now this special release gives you their outstanding debut album plus four new songs that fans will be eager to hear including 'Colour of Water' and the fabulous 'I Love You to Death'. This is an absolutely essential rock album.