A Book Like This


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Our take

Formed by brother and sister Angus and Julia Stone, the siblings decided to collaborate on their musical endeavours as a duo in early 2006. They have distinctive vocal styles; according to The Sydney Morning Herald's Bernard Zuel, "[h]er voice has a fractured feel like Jolie Holland; his has a smoke-on-the-beach drawl". While Ed Nimmervoll offered, "Angus has a Paul Simon style voice, in the high register, equally as suited to lead and harmony. Julia's is one of those girly, fragile theatrical voices very much in vogue in alt-folk these days...alternating with Angus gives her the necessary platform of variety, and just as well, because the songs she takes charge of are such wonderful tales of forlorn reflection".

A Book Like This was their first studio album, released in September 2007 in Australia and peaking on the ARIA Charts at #6. The UK press also lauded the duo: Uncut magazine said they performed "Fragile, beautiful songs"; a reviewer for The Guardian said "[they] fill [my] heart to bursting point with joy".

The vitals

A small preview from Spotify

Released: 2007
Genre: Folk / Pop
Label: Capitol

Condition: New
Format: 2 x Vinyl LP
Speed: 33 1/3 RPM


1. "The Beast" (3:50)
2. "Here We Go Again" (4:59)
3. "Wasted" (3:44)
4. "Just A Boy" (3:57)
5. "Bella" (4:05)
6. "Hollywood" (2:37)
7. "A Book Like This" (3:51)
8. "Silver Coin" (4:56)
9. "Stranger" (4:10)
10. "Soldier" (3:39)
11. "Jewels And Gold" (4:22)
12. "Another Day" (4:17)
13. "Horse And Cart" (4:36)

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