Don't Mind If I Do (Culture Club album)

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Don't Mind If I Do
Studio album by Culture Club
Released 22 November 1999
Recorded 1999
Genre New wave, pop rock, reggae, soul
Length 68:19
Label Virgin
Producer Roy Hay, Culture Club, Paul Staveley O'Duffy, John Themis, Steve Levine
Culture Club chronology
Greatest Moments - VH1 Storytellers Live
(1998)
Don't Mind If I Do
(1999)
Culture Club (box set)
(2002)
Singles from Don't Mind If I Do
  1. "Your Kisses Are Charity"
    Released: 26 July 1999
  2. "Cold Shoulder/Starman"
    Released: 15 November 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Don't Mind If I Do is the fifth album by the British new wave band Culture Club, released in 1999 for the Virgin label. The album has been released only in Europe and Japan. Some promo copies also circulated in Australia.[citation needed]

Overview[edit]

Don't Mind If I Do was Culture Club's first album of new material in 13 years, after the break-up of the band in 1986 and subsequent reformation in 1998. However, despite heavy promotion and numerous favourable reviews, the album was a commercial failure, only peaking at No.64 in the UK album chart. The album contained one Top 10 single, "I Just Wanna Be Loved", which was actually released almost a year earlier, and was originally included on the Greatest Moments - VH1 Storytellers Live compilation (though the single version did not in fact feature on any album). The second single "Your Kisses Are Charity" reached the Top 25, while the third single "Cold Shoulder"/"Starman" peaked outside the Top 40, stalling at Number 43. Also included on this single was a re-recorded version of "Your Kisses Are Charity" with Dolly Parton.

The music on the album is an amalgam of the classic Culture Club reggae-flavoured pop with rock, soul, and dance influences, and including a couple of ballads.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I Just Wanna Be Loved"   George O'Dowd, Roy Hay, Michael Craig. Jon Moss Richie Stevens 4:34
2. "Cold Shoulder"   George O'Dowd, Roy Hay, Michael Craig, Jon Moss, John Themis Paul Staveley O'Duffy 4:35
3. "Maybe I'm a Fool"   George O'Dowd, John Themis, Michael Craig, Ritchie Stevens Richie Stevens and Paul Staveley O'Duffy 4:32
4. "Sign Language"   George O'Dowd, Roy Hay, Michael Craig, Jon Moss, John Themis Richie Stevens, Roy Hay and Culture Club 4:49
5. "Mirror"   George O'Dowd, Roy Hay, Michael Craig, Jon Moss Richie Stevens, Roy Hay and Culture Club 4:06
6. "Black Comedy"   George O'Dowd, Michael Craig, John Themis, Ritchie Stevens John Themis 3:52
7. "Your Kisses Are Charity" (Blouse & Skirt Mix) George O'Dowd, Roy Hay, Michael Craig, Jon Moss, John Themis Richie Stevens, John Themis, Roy Hay and Culture Club 4:19
8. "Weep for the Child"   George O'Dowd, Roy Hay, Michael Craig, Jon Moss, John Themis Richie Stevens, Roy Hay and Culture Club 5:00
9. "See Thru"   George O'Dowd, Michael Craig, Roy Hay, Jon Moss, Jonathan Shorten Steve Levine 4:06
10. "Strange Voodoo"   George O'Dowd, John Themis, Ritchie Stevens Culture Club 5:15
11. "Truth Behind Her Smile"   George O'Dowd, Roy Hay Roy Hay and Culture Club 3:04
12. "Fat Cat"   George O'Dowd, Emily Themis John Themis 3:26
13. "Confidence Trick"   George O'Dowd, Roy Hay, Michael Craig, Jon Moss Roy Hay, John Themis and Culture Club 4:57
14. "Starman"   David Bowie Roy Hay and Culture Club
additional production: Dom T. and John Themis
5:16
15. "Less Than Perfect"   George O'Dowd, Michael Craig, Jon Moss, Roy Hay, John Themis Roy Hay and Culture Club 6:34

Personnel[edit]

  • Boy George – vocals
  • Mikey Craig – bass guitar, piano, vocal arrangement
  • Roy Hay – conductor, guitar, keyboards, vocal arrangements, brass arrangements
  • Jon Moss – percussion, drums

Additional musicians[edit]

  • John Themis – guitar, vocal arrangement
  • Tim Cansfield – guitar
  • Tony Remy – guitar
  • Steve Honest – pedal steel guitar
  • Darius Zickus – keyboards, programming
  • Kevan Frost – keyboards
  • Jonathan Shorten – keyboards
  • Sacha Skarbek – keyboards
  • Chaz Kkoshi – hammond organ
  • Richie Stevens – percussion, programming
  • Gillian Findlay – violin
  • Sophie Langdon – violin
  • Julian Leaper – violin
  • Roland Roberts – violin
  • Paul Wiley – violin
  • Rolf Wilson – violin
  • Kate Evans – fiddle
  • Chris Davis – flute, saxophone
  • J. Neil Sidwell – trombone, brass arrangement
  • Steve Sidwell – trumpet, flugelhorn, brass
  • Paul Spong – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • John Thirkell – trumpet
  • London Chamber Orchestrastrings
  • Robin Smith – arranger, programming, music direction
  • Paul Staveley O'Duffy – programming
  • Steve Levine – programming
  • Disco Dave – programming
  • Adian Love – programming
  • David Maurice – programming
  • Mr. Spee – programming
  • Emily Themis – backing vocals
  • Zee Asher – backing vocals
  • Angie Brown – backing vocals
  • Linda Duggan – backing vocals
  • Gina Foster – backing vocals
  • Chyna Gordon – backing vocals
  • Spencer Graham – backing vocals
  • Derek Green – backing vocals
  • Mary Pearce – backing vocals
  • Tubbs Williams – backing vocals
  • Derick Johnson – rap

Production personnel[edit]

  • Jon Themis – executive producer, music direction
  • Paul Staveley O'Duffy – producer, engineer, mixing engineer
  • Dom T – producer, remixing
  • Roy Hay – producer
  • Steven Levine – producer
  • John Musgrave – engineer, mixing engineer
  • Chris Scard – engineer, mixing engineer
  • Albert Pinheiro – engineer, assistant engineer
  • Pete Lewis – engineer
  • Frank Arkwright – mastering, cutting engineer
  • Wing Commander Gill – assistant engineer
  • Daniel Gilliland – assistant engineer
  • Graham Hogg – assistant engineer
  • Ian Rossiter – assistant engineer
  • Ryan Tully – assistant engineer
  • Roland Herrington – mixing engineer
  • Richie Stevens – mixing
  • Fiesta Mailing – transcription
  • Ryan Art – design
  • Paul Cox – photography

Release details[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalog
UK 1999 Virgin CD 848666

References[edit]