Beetroot (album)

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Beetroot
Album cover for Beetroot
Studio album by Cast
Released 30 July 2001 (2001-07-30)
Recorded Astoria Studio, London,
Real World Studios, Box
Genre Rock
Length 44:01
Label Polydor (589096)
Producer Tristin Norwell, John Power
Cast chronology
Magic Hour
(1999)
Beetroot
(1999)
The Collection
(2001)
Singles from Beetroot
  1. "Desert Drought"
    Released: July 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Beetroot is the fourth album by the English band Cast, released in 2001. From the album, only one single was released, "Desert Drought", which reached #45 in the UK Singles chart.

Background[edit]

In the run up to the album's release, the band ran a competition via their then-official website, appealing to fans to submit their own ideas for possible album titles, as the band proposed that they would choose a title from all of the entries received. However, despite the many suggestions, John ultimately decided to stick with his own working title for the project, 'Beetroot'.[2]

Although the band chose not to use any of the names suggested, they did make a Top 10 list of alternate album titles:[2]

  • '4Cast'
  • 'All of Us Are'
  • 'Out From Within'
  • 'Pyramid'
  • 'Recreativity'
  • 'Reflector'
  • 'Sense & Sensemilia'
  • 'So It Goes'
  • 'Spirit Level'
  • 'What Remains To Be Discovered?'

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by John Power.

  1. "Desert Drought" – 2:47
  2. "Heal Me" – 1:36
  3. "Curtains" – 3:25
  4. "Kingdoms and Crowns" – 3:41
  5. "Giving It All Away" – 4:17
  6. "Lose Myself" – 4:09
  7. "I Never Can Say" – 4:31
  8. "High Wire" – 3:56
  9. "Meditations" – 3:49
  10. "JetSteam" – 4:32
  11. "U-Turn" – 3:12
  12. "Universal Grinding Wheel" – 3:59

Personnel[edit]

Cast
Production
  • Tristin Norwell – producer, engineer, mixing, arrangements
  • Simon B. Sheridan – engineer
  • Claire Lewis – assistant engineer
  • Damon Iddins – assistant engineer
  • Adrian Hall – assistant engineer
  • The Weathermen – ProTools operator
  • Lawrence Johnson – additional vocal arrangements
  • Kevin Metcalfe – mastering
Additional musicians
  • Lurine Cato – backing vocals
  • Michelle John – backing vocals
  • Rachel McFarlane – backing vocals
  • David Farmer – brass
  • David Vines – brass
  • David Williamson – brass
  • James Watson – brass
  • Richard Brown – brass
  • Tom Edwards – brass
  • Tom Watson – brass
  • William Watson – brass
  • Paul Ellison – piano, flute
Additional personnel
  • Matthew Sankey – design
  • Barry Dawson – photography
  • Martyn Goodacre – photography
  • Brian Cannon – photography

Chart performance[edit]

Charts (2001) Peak position
UK Albums Chart 78

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b "ALBUM TITLE COMP NEWS", cast.co.uk, 1 June 2001

External links[edit]