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2.80 | 17 ratings | 2 reviews | 6% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2000

Songs / Tracks Listing

0. Ending (2:11)
1. Am I Wry? No (4:43)
2. Mica (2:58)
3. Saliva (4:08)
4. King Christian (4:25)
5. Her Voice Is Beyond Her Years (3:16)
6. 156 (4:48)
7. Symmetry (5:18)
8. Comforting Sounds (8:46)

Total Time 40:33

Bonus tracks on 2000 CD 2nd edition:
9. She Came Home For Christmas (4:01)
10. I Should Have Been A Tsin-Tsi (For You) (2:01)

Line-up / Musicians

- Jonas Bjerre / electric & acoustic guitars, synths, piano
- Bo Madsen / electric & acoustic guitars
- Johan Wohlert / bass, guitars
- Silas Graae / drums, percussion, timpani, drum machine

- Damon Tutunjian / vocal rap (4), producer
- Stina Nordenstam / vocals (5)
- Becky Jarrett / vocals (7)
- Ea Nitsche Holm / backing vocals
- Karina Wesselgren / backing vocals
- Klaus Nielsen / synth (1,4,6), piano (7)
- Rasmus Sugarglam / piano
- Tim Christensen / Mellotron
- Kasper Tranberg / trumpet
- Mads Hyhne / trombone
- Studie Strygerne Copenhagen / strings

Releases information

CD Evil Office ‎- evl 001cd (2000, Denmark) The 2nd edition has 2 bonus tracks

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MEW Half The World Is Watching Me ratings distribution

(17 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(6%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(29%)
Good, but non-essential (35%)
Collectors/fans only (18%)
Poor. Only for completionists (12%)

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Review by UMUR
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3 stars Half the World Is Watching Me is the second full-length studio album by Danish experimental Pop/ Rock act Mew. The album was released 3 years after the release of the bandīs debut full-length studio album A Triumph for Man and sees Mew in a much more mature state.

Half the World Is Watching Me is a kind of strange album as it contains five songs that would later be re-arranged and re-recorded for Mewīs international breakthrough Frengers (2003). Namely the songs: Am I Wry? No, Her voice Is Beyond Her Years, 156, Symmetry, and Comforting Sounds. So if youīve only discovered Mew after Frengers there are only three songs on this album that you havenīt heard before. Of course the versions of the above mentioned songs are different on Half the World Is Watching Me compared to the versions on Frengers. The problem is that the versions on Frengers are much better to these ears and that makes Half the World Is Watching Me kind of dispensable IMO. The three tracks on Half the World Is Watching Me that donīt appear on Frengers ( Mica, Saliva and King Christian) are all good songs but nothing too special.

The production is professional and suits the music well.

Seen in retrospect Half the World Is Watching Me is mostly a fan release as most of the songs appear in better versions on Frengers, but seen on itīs own ( this album was released 3 years before Frengers) the album does deserve a 3 star rating. Good alternative pop/ rock with a few semi-progressive ideas.

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2 stars "Half the World Is Watching Me" (HtWIWM) contains a handfuld of tunes that were rearranged and rerecorded for their breakthrough album "Frengers" - namely "Am I Wry? No", "Her voice Is Beyond Her Years", "156", "Symmetry", and "Comforting Sounds", and while the HtWIWM-versions are interesting, I ... (read more)

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