Doves ‎– Lost Souls

Heavenly ‎– HVNLP26CD, Heavenly ‎– 5253192, Heavenly ‎– 7243 5 25319 2 9
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1 Firesuite
Piano, Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Richard Wheatley
2 Here It Comes
Piano – Martin Rebelski
3 Break Me Gently
Piano, Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Richard Wheatley
4 Sea Song
Piano, Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Richard Wheatley
5 Rise
Harmonica – Stuart Warburton
6 Lost Souls 6:09
7 Melody Calls 3:27
8 Catch The Sun
Mixed By – Steve OsborneMixed By [Assistant] – Bruno Ellingham
9 The Man Who Told Everything
Strings – Barbara Grunthal, Jane Coyle, Kate Evans, Wendy Edison
10 The Cedar Room 7:38
11 Reprise 1:45
12 A House 3:40

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P2000 except tracks 2 & 4 P1999 and tracks 5 & 10 P1998 the copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd.
C2000 EMI Records Ltd.
This album was made with the assistance of pleasure.
Made in the E.U.
Marketed in the UK by EMI:Chrysalis.

The album is for Robert Leo Gretton.

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HVNLP26CD, 5253192 Doves Lost Souls(CD, Album) Heavenly, Heavenly HVNLP26CD, 5253192 UK 2000 Sell This Version
ASW50248 Doves Lost Souls(CD, Album) Astralwerks ASW50248 US 2000 Sell This Version
HVNLP26CD, 5253192 Doves Lost Souls(CD, Album, RP) Heavenly, Heavenly HVNLP26CD, 5253192 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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ASW50248 Doves Lost Souls(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num) Astralwerks ASW50248 US 2000 Sell This Version


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December 25, 2018

I got this the week it was out! I still love this lp, first to last track. A rare thing these days...


December 16, 2018
Ok that's it! I've had enough.....reissue on vinyl pressed at a quality plant, NOW. I saw this performed live in 2000. This problem is I bought the CD. No time machine available so...what are you waiting for?


September 24, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Again just like what alternapop said. Loved to see this reissued. Lost souls is one of my favourite albums ever. Just like Kate Bushes Ariel, I will have to except the fact that I will never own this.


August 28, 2017
On this first lush and dreamy offering by Doves, one slowly comes to terms with the music, as if the sounds are waves washing over you, bathing you in shimmering sounds and floating you away ... but not to an island of lost souls, more to a place of where there is a meeting of the minds.

This is no easy journey though, there is so much music here, and in a variety of styles, that it will take some time to get through all of it, place it in a contextually, and sort it out in your head ... but that’s half the fun for me. Doves have created a sound here that is almost impossible to define and pin down, it is ethereal, atmospheric, textured, floats like clouds and comes back to haunt you when you least expect it to.

This record is not as pretentious as I am making it to seem, the music is totally unexpected and as I said undefinable ... this all goes to create something so wonderful that it can not be described, only appreciated and enjoyed through listening.

Review by Jenell Kesler


July 15, 2015
It's been 15 years since this was released, so it's about time this had a proper vinyl repress! Do you hear that Heavenly?!?! The wait is killing me! Maybe that somehow has a one hour version of "The Cedar Room"! The album is so amazing, but too hard to get on vinyl, without giving up a limb!


October 13, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
one of the best albums ever made in my opinion. Wonderful sonic scapes and complex layered instruments. Doves are the most under rated bands to emerge from the UK in the past 25 years. Firesuite is a brilliant way to open an album, melancholic and beautifully paced. Best listened to on headphones, while travelling, you hear different parts to it with every fresh listen. I've just bought it (at great expense due to the rarity) on vinyl and I swear I am hearing new elements of the album all over again.

To see these guys live is an absolute privilege. They switch instruments for some songs, and just jam through some of the songs - musically they are extremely talented. And of course, they usually finish with the rave classic Spaceface from their SubSub days which is just epic. The tragedy is there limited output - 4 albums in 12 years is hardly prolific and it would appear the last album may be their last. Apparently they sweat blood over every song on every album and therefore the creative process is a struggle for them. The struggle is worth it for me at least.



December 18, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

The most interesting thing I find about Doves is that they used to be an electronic group by the name of Sub Sub until a studio fire destroyed a good amount of their equipment. While they had good productions as Sub Sub like "Space Face" and "Past", they decided to start anew and make completely different kind of music. "Lost Souls", Doves' debut album, would foreshadow their prominence in the rock/alternative/pop genres. The first track, "Firesuite", is a predominantly instrumental track that starts the cd off with a slow, relaxed mood. Track 3, "Break Me Gently", was the song that got me into Doves when I heard the Hybrid version in one of their mixes. I prefer the first half of the cd due to the melancholy, slow paced songs like "Firesuite", "Break Me Gently", "Sea Song" and "Rise". The second half of the CD includes the notable track "Catch the Sun", which just might be the most popular track from this cd. "Lost Souls" is a very quality cd and has little to no filler tracks; almost every song is enjoyable to listen to.