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Cosmic Egg [Deluxe]
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Album: Cosmic Egg [Deluxe]
# Song Title   Time
1)    California Queen More Info... 3:55
2)    New Moon Rising More Info... 3:46
3)    White Feather More Info... 3:04
4)    Sundial More Info... 3:48
5)    In The Morning More Info... 5:40
6)    10,000 Feet More Info... 4:09
7)    Cosmic Egg More Info... 4:04
8)    Far Away More Info... 4:00
9)    Cosmonaut More Info... 4:48
10)    Pilgrim More Info... 4:50
11)    Eyes Open More Info... 5:11
12)    Back Round More Info... 3:56
13)    In The Castle More Info... 5:42
14)    Caroline More Info... 4:31
15)    Phoenix More Info... 4:45
16)    Violence Of The Sun More Info... 6:02
 

Album: Cosmic Egg [Deluxe]
# Song Title   Time
1)    California Queen More Info... 3:55
2)    New Moon Rising More Info... 3:46
3)    White Feather More Info... 3:04
4)    Sundial More Info... 3:48
5)    In The Morning More Info... 5:40
6)    10,000 Feet More Info... 4:09
7)    Cosmic Egg More Info... 4:04
8)    Far Away More Info... 4:00
9)    Cosmonaut More Info... 4:48
10)    Pilgrim More Info... 4:50
11)    Eyes Open More Info... 5:11
12)    Back Round More Info... 3:56
13)    In The Castle More Info... 5:42
14)    Caroline More Info... 4:31
15)    Phoenix More Info... 4:45
16)    Violence Of The Sun More Info... 6:02
 
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Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Andrew Stockdale (vocals, guitar); Dave Atkins, Kenny Segal (strings); Ian Peres (keyboards, bass guitar); David Atkins (drums).
  • Audio Mixers: Darren Lawson; Alan Moulder.
  • Recording information: Jhoc, Pasadena, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Sound City, Los Angeles, CA; Sunset sound.
  • Photographer: Diego Ibanez.
  • Swapping out his rhythm section, Andrew Stockdale proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that he's the mastermind of Wolfmother on COSMIC EGG, creating a second record that is essentially a replication of the first, equally enamored with all the thick, heavy rock of the '70s, specifically Sabbath and Zeppelin, and tempered with a little bit of Jack White caterwaul. All the sounds remain the same, but the songs have changed: with the occasional exception, such as the Stripes-ian salute "White Feather," Stockdale backs away from simple, brutal riff-driven songs, preferring churning exercises in heavy fantasy, sometimes colored with some Deep Purple organ. It's an effective way to show off a tighter, capable band, one that can deliver a serious gut-level punch, and one that is spending more time fusing their influence instead of delivering straight-up hero worship. And, in a sense, that makes COSMIC EGG a mature sophomore effort, particularly if it's just judged on all the sonic textures Wolfmother serves up.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.76) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'In the Castle' is the epic, with Stockdale hitting Valhalla-scale high notes....There isn't a boring moment..."

Spin (p.72) - "[T]he band's stomp and swagger feel refreshingly earnest and expertly executed, reasons enough to take Wolfmother seriously."

Spin (p.30) - Ranked #24 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2009" -- "[A]n intoxicating brew of rainbow ballads and stoner-blooze battle cries."

Q (Magazine) (p.115) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he epic closer 'Violence Of The Sun' displays a healthy sense of ambition....Best heard loud..."

Clash (magazine) - "COSMIC EGG reads like a who's who of hard rock, with nods to Guns N' Roses, Soundgarden and Hendrix."
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