Chicane ‎– Thousand Mile Stare


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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MODENACD5, none Chicane Thousand Mile Stare(CD, Album) Modena Records, Enzo Recordings MODENACD5, none UK 2012 Sell This Version
MODENABOX5, MODENACD5R Chicane Thousand Mile Stare (The Collectors Edition)(CD, Album + CD, Comp + M/Stick, MP3 + Box, Ltd) Modena Records, Modena Records MODENABOX5, MODENACD5R UK 2011 Sell This Version
DBMODENAEP5 Chicane T.M.S. Bonus Tracks(5xFile, WAV) Modena Records DBMODENAEP5 Germany 2012
none Chicane Thousand Mile Stare (Bonus Tracks Version)(5xFile, AAC, EP, 256) Modena Records none UK 2012
DBMODENAEP 5 Chicane Thousand Mile Stare (Bonus Tracks)(5xFile, WAV, EP) Modena Records DBMODENAEP 5 UK 2012
ARDI3107 Chicane Thousand Mile Stare (Deluxe)(17xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Armada Digital ARDI3107 UK, Europe & US 2012
DNA0136 Chicane Thousand Mile Stare(CD, Album) Central Station DNA0136 Australia 2012 Sell This Version
ARMA327, MODENACD5 Chicane Thousand Mile Stare(CD, Album) Armada (4), Modena Records ARMA327, MODENACD5 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
88691976372 Chicane Thousand Mile Stare(CD, Album) Armada (4) 88691976372 Poland 2012 Sell This Version
ARMA327, MODENACD5 Chicane Thousand Mile Stare(CD, Album, Unofficial) Armada (5), Modena Records (2) ARMA327, MODENACD5 Russia 2012 Sell This Version


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August 22, 2018
referencing Thousand Mile Stare (The Collectors Edition), CD, Album + CD, Comp + M/Stick, MP3 + Box, Ltd, MODENABOX5, MODENACD5R

Would love to hear what kind of music these 2 losers who left these comments make. Lol


September 10, 2016
referencing Thousand Mile Stare, CD, Album, MODENACD5, none
Effectively Chicane trying to do a Sigur Rós record.

While generally the idea of Nick finally doing a more laidback, atmospheric album again is something I was wanting for some time, sadly what we have here doesn't really sound like Chicane - between the Sigur Rós cover, soundalike collaborators Vigri, and several other SR-esque pieces laden with glockenspiels and reverby soaring vocals, Nick seems to want to hide his own musical identity and pretend to be someone else.

The occasional attempts to relive past glories are similarly disappointing - Playing Fields is effectively No Ordinary Morning without the charm or the feeling, and the few more trance-oriented tracks sadly feature the same slick, lifeless bank of sounds Bracegirdle has been using since the mid '00s (and continues to do so today). Going Deep, although utterly awful, I can at least respect as an example of him trying something different - but it's so laughably out of place on this album that I can't work out why it wasn't one of his many non-album singles.

Windbreaks and Flotsum & Jetsum are certainly nice pieces in their own right, and are worth checking out for people wanting something vaguely in the same league as the first two Chicane albums, but sadly in his first non-pop album for 12 years, Nick Bracegirdle disappoints once more. Certainly he retains a sizeable and passionate fanbase, but for those hoping to recapture the magic of those early years, that hope is fading fast.


September 7, 2014
referencing Thousand Mile Stare, CD, Album, MODENACD5, none
The artwork is a copy of Jean-Michel Jarre's "Magnetic Fields".... embarrasing !


January 3, 2013
referencing Thousand Mile Stare (Deluxe), 17xFile, MP3, Album, 320, ARDI3107

This album follows on the heals of "Giants" and Nick returning to his melodic trancy roots, with inspiration from Icelandic music. Perhaps the most fitting adjective to describe this album, especially it's deluxe vesion, is; "versions". Much of this album pays homage to Sigur Ros (just like Poppiholla and Middledistancerunner on Giants) through either reinterpretation of their songs, or their sound with the help of Vigri.

"The Nothing Song" is an EDM reinterpretation of Sigur Ros's "Untitled 4" from the "()" album, while "Hljóp", "Sólarupprás", "Windbreaks", "Fin Des Jours", and "Three" clearly channel the essence of Sigur Ros.

"Windbreaks" sounds like a Chicane remix of Sigur Ros covering "Elysium" & "Now We Are Free" from The Gladiator soundtrack.

"Thousand Mile Stare" is a nod to Solarstone - Seven Cities.

"Playing Fields" harkens back to Chicane's sunny atmospheric melodic vocals from "Far From The Maddening Crowds" and "Behind The Sun" a la "No Ordinary Morning" and "Leaving Town".

"Sólarupprás" is a Sigur Ros inspired trancy thumper. However, listening to the vocal refrain, all I can hear is Trent Reznor singing "and you could have it all" from NIN's "Hurt".

"Going Deep" (Original & Moogmonkey Rework) is a pretty standard club stomper. The original version features rapping vocals, while the Moogmonkey reworks is much more piano driven.

"Goldfish" is an atmospheric piano and string tune with chanting. Similar to "Windbreaks", it sounds inspired by something off the Gladiator soundtrack.

"Flotsum & Jetsum" & "Super Mouflon" are reminiscent of Ferry Corsten's "L.E.F." era.

If you have the Deluxe version you can hear Chicane's interpretation of the "Mission Impossible" theme song. Just having a bit of fun on this one?

The cover is a nod to Jean Michel Jarre's "Magnetic Fields" album.

That's not to say this album is bad. This album still sounds like Chicane. In fact the energy level rises and falls with greater intensity than most of his other albums. I rather enjoy listening to it. By drawing inspiration from many sources it sounds like Chicane interpretations of some great songs by other artists.