Adam and Eve (album)

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Adam and Eve
Studio album by Catherine Wheel
Released 29 July 1997
Recorded AIR Studios, Metropolis Studios, London; Machine Works Studios, Vancouver
Genre Alternative rock
Length 62:44
Label Mercury
Producer Bob Ezrin, Garth Richardson, Rob Dickinson
Catherine Wheel chronology
Happy Days
(1995)
Adam and Eve
(1997)
Wishville
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 starslink
Pitchfork Media (4.5/10) link
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars link

Adam and Eve is the fourth full-length album by the English alternative rock band Catherine Wheel. Released in 1997 (see 1997 in music), the album peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers and number 178 on the Billboard 200. The album featured more adventurous instrumentation than any prior Catherine Wheel LP, and still somewhat featured the heavy sound of their previous studio album, Happy Days.

The Big Takeover magazine named Adam and Eve its album of the year for 1997, with Radiohead's OK Computer at #2.

An alternative cover design was released in some European countries, featuring primarily a green cover with only a few of the nude models in boxes in the center. Another alternative cover design was released to Wal-Mart stores which featured a zoom-in of a piece of the original US artwork (without any nudity). In both cases, the album content was unchanged.

Although critical response was positive, notably, Rolling Stone Magazine originally planned to rate the album 4.5 stars out of 5, only to later drop it down to 3.

Some of concerts promoting this album featured actual nude models positioned in boxes onstage behind the band members.

Track listing[edit]

  1. (intro) – 1:23
  2. "Future Boy" – 5:15
  3. "Delicious" – 5:10
  4. "Broken Nose" – 5:20
  5. "Phantom of the American Mother" – 5:43
  6. "Ma Solituda"  – 5:12
  7. "Satellite" – 5:14
  8. "Thunderbird" – 6:39
  9. "Here Comes the Fat Controller" – 5:31
  10. "Goodbye" – 7:02
  11. "For Dreaming" – 7:15
  12. (outro) – 3:00

Singles[edit]

  • "Delicious" (1997)
    • Chrysalis 7243 8 84905 2 8 (Europe CD single)
      1. "Delicious" – 4:22
      2. "Future Boy" – 5:15
      3. "Judy Staring At The Sun (w/ Tanya Donelly)" – 4:01
      4. "Heal" – 6:13
    • Chrysalis 10CHS 5071, 7243 8 84905 0 4 (UK 10" vinyl single)
      1. "Delicious" – 4:22
      2. "Eat My Dust You Insensitive Fuck" – 8:07
      3. "Crank (live in Washington D.C. 12 Sept 1997)" – 3:55
      4. "Texture (live in Washington D.C. 12 Sept 1997)" – 5:23
    • Chrysalis CDCHS 5071, 7243 8 84905 2 8 (UK CD single)
      1. "Delicious" – 4:22
      2. "Future Boy" – 5:15
      3. "Judy Staring At The Sun (w/ Tanya Donelly)" – 4:49
      4. "Heal" – 6:13
    • Chrysalis CDCHSDJ 5071 (UK promo CD single)
      1. "Delicious (edit)" – 4:13
    • Mercury MECP 270 (US promo CD single)
      1. "Delicious (edit fade)" – 3:57
      2. "Delicious (edit)" – 4:13
  • "Broken Nose" (1998)
    • Chrysalis CDCHSS 5086 (UK CD single)
      1. "Broken Nose (single version)" – 4:19
      2. "Crank (live University London Union '98)" – 4:25
      3. "Texture (live University London Union '98)" – 4:49
      4. "Black Metallic (live University London Union '98)" – 11:04
    • Chrysalis CDCHS 5086 (UK CD single)
      1. "Broken Nose (live University London Union '98)" – 5:03
      2. "Flower To Hide (live University London Union '98)" – 4:50
      3. "Heal (live University London Union '98)" – 7:09
      4. "I Want To Touch You (live University London Union '98)" – 5:50
    • Chrysalis CHS 5086 (UK 7" vinyl single)
      1. "Broken Nose"
      2. "Little Muscle (live University London Union '98)"
    • Chrysalis CDCHSDJ 5086 (UK promo CD single)
      1. "Broken Nose (single version)" – 4:19
  • "Ma Solituda" (1998)
    • Chrysalis 7243 8 85192 2 9, CDCHSS 5077 (UK CD single)
      1. "Ma Solituda" – 4:22
      2. "Delicious (single version)" – 4:15
      3. "Descending Babe" – 6:26
      4. "Paranoia" – 4:49
    • Chrysalis CHS 5077, 7243 8 85192 7 4 (UK 7" vinyl single)
      1. "Ma Solituda" – 4:20
      2. "Kill Rhythm (live in Toronto 14 Dec 1997)" – 5:13
    • Chrysalis CDCHS 5077, 7243 8 85193 2 8 (UK CD single)
      1. "Ma Solituda (Tim Friese-Greene Mix)" – 4:58
      2. "Delicious (live in Toronto 14 Dec 1997)" – 4:32
      3. "Willing To Wait" – 5:22
      4. "Lucifer" – 4:27
    • Chrysalis CDCHSDJ 5077 (UK promo CD single)
      1. "Ma Solituda (edit)" – 4:09

Personnel[edit]