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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Texas always seemed out of place, from the moment they released their debut until the time they hit the big time with White on Blonde in the second half of the '90s. They may have been able to gain momentum from Britpop, but they didn't really belong, since their sensibility was far too soulful and classy, borrowing equally from the smooth soul of the '70s, Americana fascinations, and, in a roundabout way, the sophisti-pop of the '80s. Still, they were professional, stylish, and, thanks to Sharleen Spiteri, sexy, which meant they did make sense in the aftermath of Britpop, even if they were a bit out of step. As the splendid Greatest Hits proves, they could even...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Texas always seemed out of place, from the moment they released their debut until the time they hit the big time with White on Blonde in the second half of the '90s. They may have been able to gain momentum from Britpop, but they didn't really belong, since their sensibility was far too soulful and classy, borrowing equally from the smooth soul of the '70s, Americana fascinations, and, in a roundabout way, the sophisti-pop of the '80s. Still, they were professional, stylish, and, thanks to Sharleen Spiteri, sexy, which meant they did make sense in the aftermath of Britpop, even if they were a bit out of step. As the splendid Greatest Hits proves, they could even have made it into the American mainstream if they had received a push on adult alternative pop
ock radio, since they were melodic, classy, and solid. They never were groundbreaking, but they were professionals, and even if this hits collection has a couple run-of-the-mill cuts, at its best -- "Say What You Want," "Black Eyed Boy," "In Our Lifetime" -- it's as good as mainstream post-alternative adult pop gets. For European listeners, certainly a snapshot of the times, and for Americans, this is a good way to get acquainted with a minor treasure.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/14/2004
  • Label: Polygram Uk
  • UPC: 731454826228
  • Catalog Number: 548262
  • Sales rank: 58,893

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Texas Primary Artist
Sharleen Spiteri Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Craig Armstrong Keyboards
Dallas Austin Keyboards
Eddie Campbell Keyboards, Background Vocals, Sampled Guitar
Terry Disley Keyboards
Guiliano Gizzi Guitar
Robert Hodgens Background Vocals
Richard Hynd Drums
Debra Killings Background Vocals
Kenny Mac Donald Drums
Johnny McElhone Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Ally McErlaine Guitar, Sampled Guitar
RZA Keyboards
Dave Stewart Guitar
Stuart Kerr Drums, Background Vocals
Tomi Martin Guitar
Alex Silva Keyboards
Tom Knight Drums
Steve Hilton Keyboards
Chris Bolster Percussion
Paul "Scooby" Smith Guitar
Cecilia Weston Conductor
Mark One scratching
Technical Credits
Al Green Composer
Texas Producer
Sharleen Spiteri Composer, Programming
Gregg Alexander Composer
Serge Gainsbourg Composer
Craig Armstrong Producer, Orchestral Arrangements
Dallas Austin Composer, Producer
Eddie Campbell Composer, Programming, String Arrangements, Orchestral Arrangements
Terry Disley Programming
Robert Hodgens Composer
Richard Hynd Composer, Programming
Kenny Mac Donald Programming, Engineer
Johnny McElhone Composer, Programming, String Arrangements, Orchestral Arrangements
Kenny Paterson Engineer
RZA Programming, Producer
Rick Sheppard Project Accounting
Dave Stewart Producer
Simon Vinestock Engineer
Mike Hedges Producer
Martin Greene String Arrangements, Orchestral Arrangements
Robert Diggs Composer
Lawrence Johnson Choir Arrangement
The Boilerhouse Boys Producer
Alex Silva Programming
Ben Chapman beats
Johnny Mac Producer, Remixing
Paul Anthony Taylor Programming
Clifford Smith Composer
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