Alone with Everybody

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Alone with Everybody
Studio album by Richard Ashcroft
Released 26 June 2000
Genre Alternative rock
Length 59:45
Label Hut
Producer Chris Potter, Richard Ashcroft
Richard Ashcroft chronology
Alone with Everybody
(2000)
Human Conditions
(2002)
Singles from Alone with Everybody
  1. "A Song for the Lovers"
    Released: 3 April 2000
  2. "Money to Burn"
    Released: 12 June 2000
  3. "C'mon People (We're Making It Now)"
    Released: 11 September 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (dud)[2]
Entertainment.ie negative[3]
NME 8/10 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (2.9/10)[5]
PopMatters positive[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7]
The Austin Chronicle 1.5/5 stars[8]
The Independent positive[9]

Alone with Everybody is the first solo album by English singer-songwriter Richard Ashcroft, released via Hut Records in June 2000 (see 2000 in British music). The songs "A Song for the Lovers", "C'mon People (We're Making It Now)" and "New York" were initially recorded with the Verve for their 1997 album Urban Hymns, but were never released.

Release and reception[edit]

Upon its release, critical response to Alone with Everybody was generally positive. NME concluded its review by stating that "Ashcroft's newly discovered stability has done nothing to blunt his powers of communication or reduce his belief in the apocalyptic potential of music".[4] At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 70, based on 20 reviews.[10]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics and music by Richard Ashcroft.

  1. "A Song for the Lovers" – 5:26
  2. "I Get My Beat" – 6:02
  3. "Brave New World" – 5:59
  4. "New York" – 5:30
  5. "You on My Mind in My Sleep" – 5:06
  6. "Crazy World" – 4:57
  7. "On a Beach" – 5:09
  8. "Money to Burn" – 6:15
  9. "Slow Was My Heart" – 3:44
  10. "C'mon People (We're Making It Now)" – 5:03
  11. "Everybody" – 6:34
Bonus tracks
  1. "Leave Me High" – 5:22
  2. "XXYY" – 4:24
  • The two bonus tracks feature on the Japanese version of the album[11] and were originally released as B-sides for the UK single "Money to Burn".

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Peter Salisbury – drums
  • Pino Palladino – bass
  • Steve Sidelnyk – percussion, programming, drums
  • Chuck Leavell – piano, hammond organ
  • Duncan Mackay – trumpet
  • Lucinda Barry – harp
  • Teena Lyle – vibes
  • Chris Potter – bass
  • Jim Hunt – saxophone, flute
  • Jane Pickles – flute
  • Anna Noakes – flute
  • Judd Lander – harmonica
  • B. J. Colepedal steel guitar
  • Kate Radley – keyboards
  • Craig Wagstaff – congas
  • Philip D Todd – saxophone
  • Nigel Hitchcock – saxophone
  • Jamie Talbot – baritone saxophone
  • John Barclay – trumpet
  • Stuart Brooks – trumpet
  • Will Malone – brass arrangement, string arrangement, conducting
  • The London Session Orchestra – strings
  • The London Community Gospel Choir – vocals
    • Samantha Smith, Leonard Meade, Vernetta Meade, Michelle-John Douglas, Donovan Lawrence, Irene Myrtle Forrester

Technical personnel[edit]

Release details[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalog
Japan June 2000 Toshiba-EMI CD VJCP-68222 / 4988006782549
29 March 2002 CD VJCP-68403
United Kingdom 26 June 2000 Hut Records 2LP HUTDLP63
CD CDHUTX63 / 7243 8 49491 2 9
United States 27 June 2000 Virgin Records CD 7243 8 49494 2 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, MacKenzie. "Review: Alone With Everybody, Richard Ashcroft". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide Reviews". Robert Christgau.
  3. ^ Lynch, Andrew (22 June 2000). "Review: Richard Ashcroft – Alone With Everybody". Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Review: Richard Ashcroft, Alone With Everybody". IPC Media. 20 June 2000. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  5. ^ Zamula, Meg (31 December 1999). "Review: Richard Ashcroft – Alone With Everybody". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 19 June 2009. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Review: Richard Ashcroft, Alone With Everybody". 12 July 2000. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  7. ^ Sheffield, Rob (6 July 2000). "Review: Richard Ashcroft, Alone With Everybody". Jann Wenner. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  8. ^ Savlov, Mark (14 July 2000). "Review: Alone With Everybody". Nick Barbaro. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  9. ^ "Review: Richard Ashcroft, Alone With Everybody". Independent News & Media. 25 June 2000. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  10. ^ "Richard Ashcroft:Alone with Everybody (2000): Reviews". Metacritic. CNET Networks, Inc. Retrieved 2 April 2009. 
  11. ^ "Alone With Everybody Japanese Ltd Edition". discogs. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem
UK number one album
8 July 2000 – 14 July 2000
Succeeded by
The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem