Contact!

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Contact!
Studio album by Eiffel 65
Released 24 July 2001
Recorded June 2000 - January 2001
Genre Electronica, French House, Eurodance
Length 73:24
Label Popular Records
Eiffel 65 chronology
Europop
(1999)
Contact!
(2001)
Eiffel 65
(2003)
Singles from Contact!
  1. "One Goal"
    Released: 2000
  2. "Lucky (In My Life)"
    Released: June 5, 2001
  3. "80's Stars"
    Released: November 3, 2001
  4. "Back in Time"
    Released: 2002
  5. "Losing You"
    Released: 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
laut.de Positive[2]
rockol.it 5/5 stars[3]
Random.Access 6.8/10 stars[4]

Contact! is the second album by Italian Dance trio Eiffel 65, released on 24th June 2001 the album contains lyrics in both English and Italian.

Development and sound[edit]

Work on the album originally began in May 2000, while Eiffel 65 were on a tour bus in the United States. They had brought a laptop computer, a keyboard and a pair of speakers, and "Back In Time" would be the first track written for the album. When the group went back to Turin, they would take more time to get back in touch in producing music. The album was developed over the course of six months,[5] with 31 demos recorded.[6]

The album's sound is very different from the group's first album. Europop (1999), taking influence from French house à la Daft Punk. It also incorporates synthpop elements. However, the harder and more metallic Eurodance sound of their earlier work occasionally shines through on some tracks. Member Jeffrey Jey called the change of sound from their previous album more of a "development" than a radical change in direction. New techniques of arrangement were also used, such as sampling sounds into instruments.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lucky (In My Life)" – 3:52
  2. "New Life" – 4:45
  3. "One Goal" – 3:37
  4. "King of Lullaby" – 4:39
  5. "I DJ With the Fire" – 4:36
  6. "Crazy" – 5:03
  7. "Far Away" – 4:02
  8. "I Don't Wanna Lose" – 4:30
  9. "Morning Time" – 4:42
  10. "Life Like Thunder" – 3:30
  11. "Back In Time" – 3:49
  12. "Johnny Grey" – 3:44
  13. "Brightly Shines" – 4:58
  14. "Losing You" – 4:45
  15. "People of Tomorrow" – 4:12
  16. "Journey" – 4:48
  17. "80's Stars" - 4:26
    • On the international version, "80's Stars" is replaced with "World in the World."

Singles[edit]

One Goal (2001)
The song peaked at #37 on the French charts.[7]
Versions:
  • Radio Edit (3:37)
  • French Edit (5:30)
  • Alex X-Cut (5:25)
  • Max Aqualuce Cut (5:15)
Lucky (In My Life) (2001)
80's Stars (2001)
The song peaked at #9 in Italy
Back In Time (2002)
The song peaked #12 in Italy[8] and #11 in Spain.[9]
Losing You (2002; promo in Canada)[10]
The song peaked at #10 in Canada

Personnel[edit]

  • Franco Battiato – vocals
  • Mauro Di Deco – mixing
  • Massimo Gabutti – executive producer
  • Jeffrey Jey – arranger, vocals, artistic producer
  • Maurizio Lobina – arranger
  • Luciano Zucchet – executive producer
  • Elena Flochen - vocals (uncredited)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Mackenzie. Contact - Eiffel 65. Allmusic.
  2. ^ Dobler, Eberhard "Contact" von Eiffel 65. Laut.de. Accessed from April 17, 2013.
  3. ^ Maraone, Paola (September 9, 2001). CONTACT! - Eiffel 65. Rockol.it. Accessed from April 17, 2013.
  4. ^ Jeff. CONTACT! - Eiffel 65. Random.Access. Accessed from May 24, 2013.
  5. ^ a b Martian, Alfredo (June 25, 2001). Eiffel 65 intervista (in Italian). Rockol.it. Accessed from 28 May 2013.
  6. ^ In arrivo il nuovo Eiffel 65, tra conferme e qualche sorpresa (In Italian). Rockol.it. May 17, 2001. Accessed from June 13, 2013.
  7. ^ Eiffel 65 - One Goal. lescharts.com. Accessed from April 16, 2013.
  8. ^ Eiffel 65 - Back in Time. Italiancharts.com. Accessed from April 16, 2013.
  9. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. Accessed from April 16, 2013.
  10. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Eiffel-65-Losing-You/release/1058980