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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1998

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Fragile Dreams (5:32)
2. Empty (3:00)
3. Alternative 4 (6:17)

Total Time (14:49)


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Line-up / Musicians

- Vincent Cavanagh / vocals and guitars
- Daniel Cavanagh / guitar
- Duncan Patterson / bass
- Shaun Steels / drums and percussion

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Peaceville Records

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Review by Conor Fynes
1 stars 'Alternative Future' - Anathema (Single)

While I've always found 'Alternative 4' to be a very strong album, there are songs on there I find a bit morose and hard to take unless I'm feeling rather depressed. With this promo EP, the band has chosen songs that I don't especially care for (with the exception of the particularly strong 'Fragile Dreams') and made an EP I probably wouldn't spend time listening to unless I was feeling especially bleak.

'Alternative 4's strength lay (at least for me) in a few songs that were incredibly beautiful and moving, such as the albums piano opener 'Shroud of False,' the gorgeous 'Inner Silence' and climactic 'Re-Connect.' None of the songs that truly resonate with me are here.

Buy the copy of 'Alternative 4' that has those exceptional songs on there. This EP has nothing to offer.

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