Dirty Vegas (album)

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Dirty Vegas
Studio album by Dirty Vegas
Released 4 June 2002
Recorded ?
Genre House music, trance
Length 60:33
Label Capitol
Producer Dirty Vegas
Dirty Vegas chronology
Dirty Vegas
(2002)
One
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media (4.4/10) [2]
Guardian 3/5 stars [3]
Robert Christgau C[4]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [5]

Dirty Vegas is the self-titled debut album by British house music trio Dirty Vegas, released in the United States on 4 June 2002 (see 2002 in music).

The album achieved considerable success in the United States. It debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 album sales chart (#7). It would spend 19 weeks on the chart and go Gold. This is a rare achievement for a dance/house album in the United States.[citation needed] The album also spent 16 non consecutive weeks at number-one on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart.

The album features the radio hit "Days Go By" which was also used in a commercial for the Mitsubishi Eclipse and in the video game, DDRMAX2: Dance Dance Revolution. The album artwork is done by American artist Richard Phillips [1].

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Paul Harris, Ben Harris, and Steve Smith, except where noted.

  1. "I Should Know" – 6:09
  2. "Ghosts" – 5:18
  3. "Lost Not Found" – 4:05
  4. "Days Go By" (Victoria Horn, Smith) – 7:07
  5. "Throwing Shapes" – 6:52
  6. "Candles" – 3:12
  7. "All or Nothing" – 4:55
  8. "Alive" – 3:21
  9. "7am" – 6:13
  10. "The Brazilian" – 3:53
  11. "Simple Things, Pt. 2" (Harris, Harris, Smith, Roger Waters) – 6:44
  12. "Days Go By (Acoustic)" – 2:43

Release details[edit]

The album was released in various countries in 2002.

Country Date Label Format Catalog
United States 4 June 2002 Capitol Records CD 39986
Japan 4 September 2002 Toshiba-EMI CD TOCP-66102
Australia 16 September 2002 Capitol Records CD 539 9852
United Kingdom 30 September 2002 Credence CD 542 9992

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John. Dirty Vegas (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review, 07/09/02
  3. ^ Guardian review, 08/02/02
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (22 April 2003). "Not Hop, Stomp". The Village Voice (New York). Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Rolling Stone review, 07/02/02