Header

THE BEAUTY OF OUR YOUTH

Soup

Crossover Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Soup The Beauty Of Our Youth album cover
4.00 | 10 ratings | 2 reviews | 20% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy SOUP Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 2013

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Spirit Lodge (6:21)
2. Our Common Ground (4:14)
3. This Place Is A Dream (3:43)
4. Transient Days (5:05)
5. Memoirs Of An Imaginary Friend (6:41)
6. Loralyn (And The River Lady Within) (7:04)
7. Clandestine Eyes (8:14)
8. A Life Well Lived (7:32)

Lyrics

Search SOUP The Beauty Of Our Youth lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search SOUP The Beauty Of Our Youth tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Erlend Aastad Viken / Vocals, keyboards & samples
- Řrjan Langnes / Guitars
- Jan Tore Megĺrd / Bass
- Thomas Nyborg / Drums

Thanks to tired_feet for the addition
Edit this entry

SOUP MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy SOUP The Beauty Of Our Youth Music


SOUPSOUP
Gear Fab Records 2000
Audio CD$10.65
$10.35 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Stone Soup (Carrie Newcomer) "October Nights" Windchime Records 1987 US $19.95 Buy It Now 45m 4s
Headswim Soup 12" Single Rock Promo - Near Mint US $7.19 Buy It Now 48m 5s
Shaka Labbits - Uso wo Mazekonda Shinjitsu no Soup CD Album Jrock Jpop Ska US $13.00 [0 bids]
48m 49s
THE SOUP DRAGONS / ELECTRIC BLUES / CASSETTE TAPE / SINGLE / BIG LIFE (1991) US $7.19 Buy It Now 59m 17s
ROLLING STONES: Goats Head Soup LP (UK, gatefold cover light stain spot on cove US $35.00 Buy It Now 1h 29m
various: chocolate soup for diabetics 5CD US $42.80 Buy It Now 1h 48m
Club 15 LP Fit for Fun Campbell Soup Company 200 Mod Dancer Exercise 60s US $4.00 Buy It Now 2h
THE ROLLING STONES: GOATS HEAD SOUP COLLECTOR'S EDITION CD US $7.99 [0 bids]
US $10.50 Buy It Now
2h 8m
COLEMAN HAWKINS - BEAN SOUP NEW CD US $8.08 Buy It Now 2h 9m
Tatcho Drom - Devil's Lentil Soup [CD New] US $15.98 Buy It Now 2h 9m
Goats Head Soup (Album) - The Rolling Stones US $11.89 Buy It Now 2h 13m
Bowling For Soup : Bowling For Soup Goes To The Movies CD (2007) US $14.42 Buy It Now 2h 17m
THE ROLLING STONES-GOATS HEAD SOUP LP RARE ORIGINAL USA 1973 GATEFOLD/ROCK US $8.00 [0 bids]
2h 32m
SOUP DRAGONS - I'm Free (12" 1990) US $4.79 [0 bids]
3h
Hi-Five Soup! * by The Aquabats (CD, Mar-2011, Fearless Records) US $9.99 [0 bids]
3h 3m
Bill Bothwell - Bandit Soup [CD New] US $16.98 Buy It Now 3h 9m
David Soul: Don't Give Up On Us / Black Bean Soup 7" 45 NM Canada Private Stock US $2.99 Buy It Now 4h 23m
BOWLING FOR SOUP 35"X25" INCH MOSAIC WALL POSTER Jaret Reddick US $19.21 Buy It Now 4h 26m
BLIND MELON CD - Soup US $9.95 Buy It Now 4h 59m
Soap Soup by Sam Glaser (CD, Oct-2004, Glaser Musicworks) US $0.99 [0 bids]
US $2.99 Buy It Now
6h 9m
Crimpshrine, Duct Tape Soup Audio CD US $51.59 Buy It Now 6h 13m
The Soup Dragons "Hydrophonic" LP Factory Sealed US $15.99 Buy It Now 6h 15m
CHARLIE ROSS QUARTET chatterbox/duck soup - 7"- US $1.99 [0 bids]
7h 28m
Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup 1973 LP US $7.50 [0 bids]
US $12.50 Buy It Now
7h 52m
Vintage Rolling Stones LP Record Goats Headf Soup 1973 Rolling Stones Records US $14.27 Buy It Now 9h 36m
The Rolling Stones, Goats Head Soup,Mexico,Picture Disc US $80.00 Buy It Now 9h 53m
SOUP & AVENE - Dead Beat (1 CD) [Creative Vibes] US $7.02 Buy It Now 10h 32m
Masterminds, Stone Soup Audio CD US $14.16 Buy It Now 10h 32m
HAGIO, MOTO happy onion soup VG/M- JAPAN SS3947 | 13-1029-043 US $16.99 Buy It Now 11h 28m
THE SOUP DRAGONS MOTHER UNIVERSE 3 12 INCH SET FREE POSTAGE US $48.05 [0 bids]
11h 33m
Bowling For Soup - Goes To The Movies (CD 2005) SEALED ! US $4.03 Buy It Now 11h 38m
SOUP - From Anuva Planet (1 CD) [Creative Vibes] US $7.02 Buy It Now 12h 11m
V.A. Creation Soup Japan 5 CD Box Set C86 Bodines Felt Primal Scream US $99.99 Buy It Now 12h 26m
DR. ONIONSKIN - Split Pea Soup (1 CD) [Diamante Music Group] US $7.02 Buy It Now 13h 7m
THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH / THE HOUSEMARTINS: SOUP VERY BEST OF CD GREATEST HITS / NEW US $7.61 Buy It Now 13h 41m
ABC Tears Are Not Enough 12" Ft ALPHABET SOUP 1981 NEUTRON US $12.82 Buy It Now 14h 25m
12" 45 Gorehounds, The "Big Spud EP" ("Ruby" "Gimme" "Eyeball Soup") IDOL 12ID 1 US $9.60 Buy It Now 15h 24m
GYPSY KYSS / GROOVY SOUP US $12.99 Buy It Now 15h 39m
Soup by Blind Melon (CD, Aug-1995, Capitol) US $3.99 Buy It Now 15h 54m
AIRSCULPTURE 2CD Quark Soup RARE Synth Tangerine Dream Klaus Schulze US $28.84 [1 bids]
16h 30m
Bowling For Soup A Hangover You Don't Deserve Japan CD+2BONUS - NEW US $11.35 Buy It Now 16h 34m
ROLLING STONES Goats Head Soup Remastered CD NEW & SEALED US $14.34 Buy It Now 16h 44m
Soup dragons-magazine advert US $8.00 Buy It Now 17h 31m
SARA LITTLEFIELD BAND - Toad Soup - CD Album - 9 Tracks US $9.53 Buy It Now 17h 34m
THE SOUP DRAGONS LOVEGOD 1990 SOUP LP2 US $18.99 Buy It Now 18h
TAKASHI NISHIOKA SOUP ACID FOLK PSYCH MELTING GLASS BOX US $119.99 Buy It Now 19h 14m
VARIOUS Sundown COMP LP Batchelors Soup CBS COUNTRY POP US $9.60 Buy It Now 19h 49m
Bobby Patterson 45 I'd Rather Eat Soup / Talk Show Blues US $5.00 Buy It Now 19h 58m
Plastic Soup(CD Album)The First Sip-Plastic Soup-Very Good US $6.89 Buy It Now 20h 50m
Plastic Soup(CD Album)The First Sip-UK-New US $8.59 Buy It Now 20h 53m
Hang-Ten! by The Soup Dragons (CD, Feb-1992, Sire) US $25.00 Buy It Now 20h 55m
THE STYLE COUNCIL Waiter There's A Fly In My Soup TSC14 7" VINYL RECORD VG/EX 26 US $8.80 Buy It Now 21h 22m
Hotwired by The Soup Dragons (Cassette, Apr-1992, Big Life) US $3.22 [0 bids]
US $4.88 Buy It Now
21h 47m
ROLLING STONES 'GOATS HEAD SOUP' 1973 g/fold COC 59101 matrix A2/B1 2 inserts EX US $40.06 Buy It Now 22h 9m
THE SOUP DRAGONS Head Gone Astray 7" Raw TV EXC US $4.79 Buy It Now 22h 10m
Fishin' for Woos by Bowling for Soup (Vinyl, May-2011, Que-So) US $17.95 Buy It Now 22h 27m
Stone Soup - Spooge CD Hard Rock 1997 MTM US $4.99 [0 bids]
22h 37m
SOUP DRAGONS - I'm Free Remixes - 1990 UK Raw 12" US $12.02 Buy It Now 22h 38m
Bowling for soup-2007 magazine article US $8.00 Buy It Now 22h 58m
Randy Mcallister - Dope Slap Soup [CD New] US $18.98 Buy It Now 23h 16m
ROLLING STONES "GOATS HEAD SOUP" LP 1973 1ST PRESS W/ RARE INSERT US $24.99 Buy It Now 23h 18m
Soup Of The Day - Dissonant Dialects [CD New] US $14.03 Buy It Now 23h 18m
Swing Soup [CD New] US $18.98 Buy It Now 23h 18m
Bowling for Soup - Hangover You Don't Deserve (Parental Advisory, 2004) US $1.60 [0 bids]
23h 19m
78-DOO-WOP-CHARIOTEERS-NO SOUP/ONE MORE DREAM on COLUMBIA-"V+/E-" US $20.00 [0 bids]
23h 53m
BOWLING FOR SOUP PUNK ROCK 101 VIDEO + 3TRK SINGLE CD US $6.49 Buy It Now 23h 59m
SOUP DRAGONS Mother Universe 7" Ps US $8.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup LP COC-59101 FACTORY SEALED Hype Sticker NEARMINT US $79.99 Buy It Now 1 day
BOWLING FOR SOUP Almost RARE PROMO CD Single dj 2004 USA MINT US $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
RANDY MCALLISTER - DOPE SLAP SOUP NEW CD US $25.45 Buy It Now 1 day
ROLLING STONES Goats Head Soup LP unplayed PICTURE DISC US $49.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup Rolling Stones Rec.COC 59101 With Insert / Sleeve US $5.75 [0 bids]
1 day
BOWLING FOR SOUP - LUNCH. DRUNK. LOVE - NEW CD US $10.39 Buy It Now 1 day
ROLLING STONES GOATS HEAD SOUP 1973 RS COC 59101 A5 / B1 EXCELLENT+ CONDITION US $17.61 Buy It Now 1 day
The Soup Dragons / Pleasure (1990 Big Life) US $8.00 Buy It Now 1 day
THE SOUP DRAGONS-PLEASURE 3-TRACK U.S.PROMO DJ CD C27 @ US $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
The Mock Turtles - TURTLE SOUP + TWO SIDES CD album bundle very good condition US $4.41 [0 bids]
1 day
Moon Soup Playground CD US $15.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Danny Brown - Hot Soup [Vinyl New] US $29.98 Buy It Now 1 day
Barometer Soup by Jimmy Buffett (Cassette, Aug-1995, MCA Records) BRAND NEW US $5.95 Buy It Now 1 day
KALIFORNIA Original Soundtrack CD, 1993,Soup Dragons, X US $2.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ALPHABET SOUP - LAYIN' LOW IN THE CUT - NEW CD US $4.42 Buy It Now 1 day
Vintage THE ROLLING STONES GOATS HEAD SOUP 1973 Album 8 Track Tape! LOOK! US $9.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Chicken Soup for Little Souls: What a Wonderful World by Various Artists (CD,... US $29.95 Buy It Now 1 day
Mother Universe1991 Promotional Promo CD Single by The Soup Dragons (2 Versions) US $8.40 Buy It Now 1 day
CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL CELEBRATING LIFE CD JAMES TAYLOR, KENNY LOGGINS US $4.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Pleasure/Dive Bomber 1992 Promotional Promo CD Single The Soup Dragons CDP 721 US $8.40 Buy It Now 1 day
SOUP DRAGONS - I'm Free (12" 1990) US $4.79 [0 bids]
1 day
Turtles Soup LP Factory Sealed Kinks US $24.99 Buy It Now 1 day
THE SOUP DRAGONS: WHOLE WIDE WORLD - NEAR MINT CONDITION 12" 3-TRACK EP US $17.65 [0 bids]
US $22.94 Buy It Now
1 day
THE SOUP DRAGONS: CAN'T TAKE NO MORE / WHITEWASH - 7" SINGLE US $9.71 [0 bids]
US $13.24 Buy It Now
1 day
THE SOUP DRAGONS: HEAD GONE ASTRAY - NEAR MINT 12" 3-TRACK EP SUBWAY US $17.65 [0 bids]
US $22.94 Buy It Now
1 day
ROLLING-STONES-NM-WAX-Goats-Head-Soup-Japan-Press OBI poster, original sleeve US $39.67 Buy It Now 1 day
The Rolling Stones Goat Head Soup Vinyl Nice Copy US $9.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Blind Melon - Soup (Vinyl 1995 Capitol EMI C1 7243 8 28732 1) **NM** US $199.00 [0 bids]
1 day
1988 The Soup Dragons - This Is Our Art (Sire) US $1.60 [0 bids]
1 day
Carole King 45 record Chicken Soup With Rice Picture Sleeve Maurice Sendak 1975 US $0.99 [0 bids]
1 day
WEBSTAR & YOUNG B -CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP -RARE HIP HOP CD US $3.19 Buy It Now 1 day
Bowling for Soup : Hangover You Dont Deserve CD (2004) US $3.96 Buy It Now 1 day
45 Rock Fuzz HOT SOUP Groovy Feelin NM Promo EB534 US $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day

More places to buy SOUP music online Buy SOUP & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for SOUP DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

SOUP The Beauty Of Our Youth ratings distribution


4.00
(10 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
20%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(60%)
60%
Good, but non-essential (20%)
20%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

SOUP The Beauty Of Our Youth reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Second Life Syndrome
COLLABORATOR Post/Math Rock and Crossover Teams
4 stars The strength of material released in 2013 is continuing to astound me. From established bands to artists that are suddenly coming out of the woodwork, this year will be remembered as an incredible year. Case in point: the new album from Norway's Soup. Attracted as I was to the cover art and general tone of the album, I was excited after I heard "The Beauty of our Youth".

Soup have a certain amount of familiarity about them, but they still have their own sound. They remind me of a mix between Anathema and The Pineapple Thief, but that doesn't quite cover it, either. They feature climactic melodic progression similar to Anathema, but also a grounded rustic quality like that of The Pineapple Thief. Add to that a bit of Muse, a slight indie influence, and a talented violinist, and you will start to get a picture of how this album sounds. Melodious, soaring, upbeat, orchestral, and magical at times, Soup's third album leaves quite an impression both musically and lyrically.

I was immediately taken with the nostalgic ambiance throughout "The Beauty of our Youth". If it weren't already apparent by the title, I think nostalgia was the very point of this work. Youth really is like a dream. I can remember the "good old days", and somehow I forget all the bad times. This album is a tribute to those memories.

Soup has quite a way of incorporating these glorious feelings into their music through ascending melodies and even group singing. This is especially apparent on "Transient Days". Other favorite tracks include "Our Common Ground" with its excellent violin lines, and the wistful "Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend". Every song, however, is strong and provokes emotion, at least for those of us that want to reach out and remember better days. I'm really thankful for this glorious new release from Soup, and I really wish them the best for future endeavors into progressive music.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to Second Life Syndrome (BETA) | Report this review (#1065846) | Review Permalink
Posted Thursday, October 24, 2013

Review by tszirmay
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover Team
4 stars Even though that Andalusian delicacy gazpacho is called a chilled soup, it does not mean that Norway can claim that prog bands Gazpacho and Soup both taste the same. This Soup is somewhat more ardent and fiery and is best served piping hot. The propensity for grandiose and sweeping melodies is such that I am reminded of more of recent Anathema, not the easiest task as lead lung Vince Cavanaugh can bellow and croon with the best of them. But Soup's vocalist Erlend Viken is awe inspiring, daring to enter fellow Norwegian Morten Harket territory (Yes, the Aha guy, but what a voice, phew! That proggy electropop sensation had their two first albums cause quite a sensation). This is my first foray into this mysterious band, a crew that just may elevate itself to the loftiest prog throne, its craft exquisitely honed and sculpted to perfection. The songs start out like a cold dewy morning, waiting for the sunlight to pierce through the clouds and explosively symphonise the arrangement with sweeping crescendos of sheer musical delight, giving the arrangements a nearly operatic sheen. As the title might lead you to believe this is all about nostalgia, of times gone by with shimmering memories left behind as comfortable reminders, certainly a notion I admire and deeply enjoy. Also very romantic music, indeed.

Comparisons to above mentioned Anathema, as well as Muse or even Coldplay are perhaps accurate but truth is that Soup forges its own style, a rare combination of accessible yet romantic, spirit-driven and intense stories. Vocalist Viken also provides massive amounts of piano (always a good sign), solid rhythm section that pulses when needed as both Jan Tore Megard and Thomas Nyborg seem totally inspired, while guitarist Orjan Langnes provides wall of sound textures that serve to heighten the pleasure. This becomes apparent on the enigmatic opener "The Spirit Lodge", an upward spiraling melody, a distinctive cello grooving along classically and providing the impetus for the celestial choir that highlights the song. The apotheosis is reached and then the afterglow kicks in, a very sexually intense demeanor that bodes well for the remaining tracks. "Our Common Ground" is more conventional from the get-go, certainly poppier in spirit, heavier in scope and denser in sound. Bassist Megard carves deep furrows on which massive strings engulf the arrangement, though through all this thunder, the voice travels between tender and explosive, even when the solemn piano sits in the spotlight alone to send this one into the night.

Piano is again the lead for the ballad "This Place is a Dream", strings heightening the vocal panorama, as another wall of sound crescendo comes shining through the clouds. The three-pronged melody is drenched in classicism with plenty of opaque choir work (both synthetic and organic), the glittering piano being the obvious shepherd into the segue piece "Transient Days", full of rumination and souvenir, of a time effectively gone by and relevant only to those who prefer to think and inquire about the future. Powerfully intransigent.

But the next four pieces should really provide the corner stones for this release, being firstly longer pieces (6:41 to 8:13) and thus with more oomph, lasting effect and omnipresence. It will turn out to be a mixed bag, though. First up is "Memoirs of an Imagination", Viken's expressive voice slowly exalting towards some distant star up there in the galactic sky. The Anathema-styled chord progression on the chorus is evident and convincing, while the piano work settles the dust only to elevate the melody once again. All of course bathing in the trembling guitar and keyboard symphonics.

But "Loralynn and the River Lady" has softer child-like tones, haunting and hushed voice adding tons of effect and hue. But halfway through, the piece suddenly plods rather loudly and fails to impress in the more explosive final moments. The explosion is muddy and disorderly, in-distinctive and thus unappealing. I even caught myself cringing slightly (something I only do when someone accidentally mentions my ex-wife) which is not a prog pleasure principle at all.

Thankfully "Clandestine Days" makes up for it in spades, being the most involved track here by far, deeply melancholic and emboldened by a refined melody, unassuming drums and a gloriously high- pitched vocal. This is Soup at its finest, clanging web-like guitar with a morose bass solo and uncomplicated drum escort. Definitely an Anathema feel, complete with the powerful chorus, as Viken howls like a delirious wolf glaring at the moon. This is utterly spectacular, no two ways about it!

The splendid finale "A Life Well Lived" immediately focuses on the profoundly nostalgic lyrics, just grand piano as a foil, and thankfully embedded with a lovely European styled melody. The build-up is deliberate but focused, attention to detail as well as emotional impact being the norm, serenely expanding in vivacity, until the chorus becomes almost unbearably celestial, guitar screaming through the pale. Another winner!

Fans of Anathema, Pineapple Thief and Gazpacho (to a certain extent only) will enjoy this recording.

4 teenage reminiscences

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to tszirmay (BETA) | Report this review (#1266903) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of SOUP "The Beauty Of Our Youth"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.53 seconds