Lovelife

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Lovelife represents a major shift in style for Lush. Nearly abandoning the trancy melodies and droning guitars that were its trademark, the band has crafted an album full of sharp hooks and melodies, one that owes a great deal to the Britpop mania of 1995. From the circular melody of the opening "Ladykillers," it's clear that Lush had been influenced by the direct, jagged pop of Elastica, but the band also has reached back into '60s pop. All of the ballads on Lovelife are rooted in the hazy dream pop of the early '90s, but they are given stylish, mod arrangements complete with muted brass. Even more startling is the Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazlewood pastiche of ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Lovelife represents a major shift in style for Lush. Nearly abandoning the trancy melodies and droning guitars that were its trademark, the band has crafted an album full of sharp hooks and melodies, one that owes a great deal to the Britpop mania of 1995. From the circular melody of the opening "Ladykillers," it's clear that Lush had been influenced by the direct, jagged pop of Elastica, but the band also has reached back into '60s pop. All of the ballads on Lovelife are rooted in the hazy dream pop of the early '90s, but they are given stylish, mod arrangements complete with muted brass. Even more startling is the Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazlewood pastiche of "Ciao!," an irresistible duet between Miki Berenyi and Pulp's Jarvis Cocker. Lovelife simply would have been an embarrassing attempt to seem fashionable if the band hadn't succeeded in updating its sound. However, Lush has been able to recreate itself as a pop band and the result is its most direct -- and arguably most rewarding -- album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/5/1996
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624617020
  • Catalog Number: 46170

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ladykillers (3:13)
  2. 2 Heavenly Nobodies (2:59)
  3. 3 500 (3:29)
  4. 4 I've Been Here Before (4:36)
  5. 5 Papa San (2:36)
  6. 6 Single Girl (2:35)
  7. 7 Ciao! (3:31)
  8. 8 Tralala (5:33)
  9. 9 Last Night (5:24)
  10. 10 Runaway (3:36)
  11. 11 The Childcatcher (3:17)
  12. 12 Olympia (5:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lush Primary Artist
Pete Bartlett Guitar, Piano, Hand Clapping
Jarvis Cocker Vocals
Susan Dench Viola
Terry Edwards Trumpet
Kate Holmes Flute
Leo Payne Violin, Viola
Audrey Riley Cello
Michael Kearsey Trombone
Chris Aclund Drums
Emma Anderson Guitar, Horn, Vocals, Hand Clapping
Miki Berenyi Guitar, Horn, Vocals, Hand Clapping
Philip King Bass, Bass Guitar, Talking
Chris Acland Drums
Dan Goodwin Percussion
Christopher Tombling Violin
Technical Credits
Lush Producer
Billy Childish Poetry
Pete Bartlett Producer, Contributor
Jarvis Cocker Contributor
Giles Hall Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Audrey Riley Arranger, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Philip King Poetry, Poetry Reading
Peter Barlett Producer
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