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Stereophonics - Performance And Cocktails album mp3
Performer:
Album:
Performance And Cocktails
Style:
Indie Rock
Released:
1999
Country:
UK & Europe
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1576 mb
MP3 vers. size:
1494 mb
WMA vers. size:
1285 mb
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4.9 ★
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293

Performance and Cocktails is the second studio album by Welsh rock band Stereophonics. It was released by V2 on 8 March 1999. The name 'Performance and Cocktails' comes from lyrics in the album's first song, "Roll Up and Shine". The songs were variously recorded at Real World Studios in Bath, Parkgate in Sussex and Rockfield in Monmouth.

Performance And Cocktails ‎(CD, Album). V2, V2. VVR1004492, 70. 449. Stereophonics follow their excellent debut with an album that pushes their sound further, although not always for the better. There's a run in the middle of Performance & Cocktails - tracks 3 through 8 - that is as strong as their debut, Word Gets Around. This is the sound of a bunch of guys from a small Welsh town making music that comes from the heart.

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Performance and Cocktails. Released March 8, 1999. Performance and Cocktails Tracklist. 1. Roll Up & Shine Lyrics. 2. The Bartender And The Thief Lyrics. Performance and Cocktails Q&A.

Listen to Performance And Cocktails by Stereophonics on Deezer. Writer: Kelly Jones - Richard Jones - Stuart Cable, Composers: Kelly Jones - Richard Jones - Stuart Cable. 02. The Bartender And The Thief (Album Version). Performance And Cocktails. 03. Hurry Up And Wait. 04. Pick A Part That's New. Stereophonics.

The Stereophonics first album, ‘Word Gets Around’ in 1996, was somewhat of a let down in terms of sales, but critically the Stereophonics had gotten off to a good start. By the time this album had been out for a month, they had outsold Blur and had massive UK singles including ‘Pick A Part That’s New’ and ‘Just Looking’. Despite the argument that this album lacks the urgency of it’s older brother, the songs have a certain quality about them that makes them more instantly appealing than the previous tunes. The album gets off to a fine and energetic start after fifteen seconds or so of feedback.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Roll Up And Shine 3:58
2 The Bartender And The Thief 2:54
3 Hurry Up And Wait 4:40
4 Pick A Part That's New 3:33
5 Just Looking 4:13
6 Half The Lies You Tell Ain't True 2:55
7 I Wouldn't Believe Your Radio 3:50
8 T-Shirt Sun Tan 4:04
9 Is Yesterday, Tomorrow, Today? 4:02
10 A Minute Longer 3:46
11 She Takes Her Clothes Off
Mixed By – Bird&Bush*
3:55
12 Plastic California 4:30
13 I Stopped To Fill My Car Up
Backing Vocals – Astrid*
4:30

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – V2 Music Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – V2 Music Ltd.
  • Distributed By – 3MV
  • Distributed By – Pinnacle
  • Distributed By – Pias
  • Distributed By – Sony Music France
  • Distributed By – Rough Trade Distribution GmbH
  • Distributed By – MNW Distribution
  • Distributed By – Record Services
  • Distributed By – Universal Music Italia s.r.l.
  • Distributed By – Musikvertrieb AG
  • Distributed By – Polstar Records
  • Distributed By – CDN
  • Recorded At – Courtyard Studio
  • Recorded At – Real World Studios
  • Recorded At – Parkgate Studios
  • Recorded At – Rockfield Studios
  • Mastered At – Metropolis Mastering
  • Glass Mastered At – DOCdata
  • Pressed By – DOCdata
  • Published By – Polygram Island Music

Credits

  • Bass – Richard Jones
  • Cover [Cover Concept] – Kelly Jones
  • Design – Lee Dunn
  • Drums – Stuart Cable
  • Guitar, Vocals – Kelly Jones
  • Mastered By – Ian Cooper
  • Mixed By – Al Clay* (tracks: 1 to 10, 12, 13)
  • Organ [Hammond], Electric Piano [Rhodes], Piano, Mellotron – Marshall Bird
  • Photography By [Band] – Julian Castaldi
  • Photography By [Cover] – Scarlet Page
  • Photography By [Inside] – Julian Castaldi, Kelly Jones
  • Producer, Engineer – Bird&Bush*
  • Words By – Kelly Jones
  • Written-By – Jones*, Jones*, Cable*

Notes

recorded @ courtyard oxford & real world bath & parkgate sussex & rockfield monmouth & realworld bath

mastered at metropolis

V2 distribution_uk-3mv/pinnacle benelux-p.i.a.s
france-sony music germany/austria-rough trade
scandinavia-m.n.w eire-record services italy-universal music
switzerland-musikvertrieb poland-polstar/cdn

p. 1999 V2 music limited.
c. 1999 V2 music limited.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5033197044927
  • Barcode (Text): 5 033197 044927
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): MASTERED BY DOCDATA VVR1004492 ·
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 4B02
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 4B07
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI LR31
  • Rights Society: mcps
  • Label Code (Sleeve): lc1801
  • Label Code (Disc): LC1801
  • Distribution Code: cb801

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
VVR1004492, 707.0449.2 Stereophonics Performance And Cocktails ‎(CD, Album) V2, V2 VVR1004492, 707.0449.2 UK & Europe 1999
V2CI 33 Stereophonics Performance And Cocktails ‎(CD, Album, Enh, Promo) V2 V2CI 33 Japan 1999
5330153 Stereophonics Performance And Cocktails ‎(2xCD, Album, Dlx, RE, RM) V2 5330153 UK & Europe 2010
VVR1004498 Stereophonics Performance And Cocktails ‎(CD, Album) V2 VVR1004498 Europe 1999
VVR1004492, 707.0449.2 Stereophonics Performance And Cocktails ‎(CD, Album) V2, V2 VVR1004492, 707.0449.2 UK Unknown


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Stereophonics follow their excellent debut with an album that pushes their sound further, although not always for the better.There's a run in the middle of Performance & Cocktails - tracks 3 through 8 - that is as strong as their debut, Word Gets Around. This is the sound of a bunch of guys from a small Welsh town making music that comes from the heart. It's both pretty yet powerful, a chugging rhythm section backing the harmonies at the front. Were the rest of the album as strong as this run of songs, it's possible the band would be held in higher regard. However, this was not to be. The remainder of the album showed the band expanding their sound, albeit not in a particularly successful manner.The opening two pieces see the band looking toward America, with a bluesy rock'n'roll sound that is certainly fun - the top 5 charting of 'The Bartender and the Thief' is understandable - but lacking in the depth of the band's best moments. Worse still, the closing run of songs on the album is an incredibly undistinguished selection of mid-tempo acoustic numbers which are the most forgettable pieces in the band's discography up to this point. Certainly piano-based closer 'I Stopped to Fill My Car Up' redeems the record at the end, but the energy built up over a run of strong tracks has definitely been lost by this point.A small handful of bad songs aside, this album could still be considered very strong. However, even on the best songs, there's a hint of Kelly Jones's limitations as a songwriter. While every song on Word Gets Around was incredibly memorable, several songs here fall short. Sometimes the melody tends to be based around a short repeated phrase. Elsewhere - Hurry Up and Wait a good example - he seems to rely on simply singing one note throughout the whole track. It's not disastrous - he still keeps up strong melodies elsewhere - but there's definitely a feeling that these aren't the strongest songs he's written.Performance & Cocktails was the band's commercial breakthrough, and although sometimes brilliant - 'Just Looking' and 'T-Shirt Suntan' are among the group's classics' - the album feels like a certain element of inspiration has been lost since their debut. Not a bad record, but one that's difficult to fall in love with.