A Century Ends

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A Century Ends
Studio album by David Gray
Released April 1993
Genre Folk rock
Length 47:24
Label Hut/Virgin (UK)
Caroline (US)
Producer Dave Anderson
David Gray chronology
A Century Ends
(1993)
Flesh
(1994)
Singles from A Century Ends
  1. "Birds Without Wings"
    Released: November 1992
  2. "Shine"
    Released: 3 May 1993 (1993-05-03)
  3. "Wisdom"
    Released: 5 July 1993 (1993-07-05)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Earvolution 5/5 stars[2]

A Century Ends is the debut studio album by musician David Gray. It was originally released in April 1993.[3] Following the success of Gray's fourth album White Ladder, which sparked an interest in his back catalogue, A Century Ends was re-released on 2 July 2001.[4] Three singles were released from the album: "Birds Without Wings", "Shine", and "Wisdom".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by David Gray

No. Title Length
1. "Shine"   4:33
2. "A Century Ends"   5:08
3. "Debauchery"   3:27
4. "Let the Truth Sting"   5:30
5. "Gathering Dust"   6:43
6. "Wisdom"   4:15
7. "Lead Me Upstairs"   4:54
8. "Living Room"   3:44
9. "Birds Without Wings"   4:50
10. "It's All Over"   6:50

Credits[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • David Gray – vocals, guitar
  • Neil MacColl – guitar, mandolin, backing vocals
  • Dave Anderson – piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, organ
  • Mark Smith – bass
  • Steve Sidelnyk – drums, percussion
  • Mike Smith – saxophone

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Dave Anderson
  • Recorded by Jim Abbiss
  • Mixed by Dave Anderson
  • Photography by Robin Lewis Grierson[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Earvolution review
  3. ^ "A Century Ends at Rhapsody.com". Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "A Century Ends at HMV.com". Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "A Century Ends at Discogs". Retrieved 3 March 2011.