Dumb Waiters

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Dumb Waiters
Studio album by The Korgis
Released 1 July 1980
Recorded October 1979 - March 1980
Genre Pop, New Wave, synthpop
Length 36:33
Label Rialto Records (UK)
Asylum Records (U.S.)
Producer The Korgis, David Lord
The Korgis chronology
The Korgis
(1979)
Dumb Waiters
(1980)
Sticky George
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
Smash Hits 7½/10[2]

Dumb Waiters is the second studio album by English pop band The Korgis. It was released on Rialto Records in the UK in 1980.

The album includes the singles "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime", UK #5, U.S. #18, Australia #18; "If It's Alright With You Baby" UK #56; "Dumb Waiters" and "Rover's Return".

Dumb Waiters was re-issued on CD by Edsel Records in 1999 but is currently out of print.

Track listing[edit]

Side A:

  1. "Silent Running" (Warren) - 3:05
  2. "Love Ain't Too Far Away" (Davis) - 3:29
  3. "Perfect Hostess" (Davis) - 3:21
  4. "Drawn and Quartered" (Warren) - 3:20
  5. "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime" (Warren) - 4:24 (N.B. 1999 CD edition includes alternate version)

Side B:

  1. "Intimate" (Davis) - 3:08
  2. "It's No Good Unless You Love Me" (Warren) - 3:24
  3. "Dumb Waiters" (Warren) - 2:42
  4. "If It's Alright With You Baby" (Warren) - 4:06
  5. "Rover's Return" (Davis) - 3:34

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Release history[edit]

  • 1980 LP Rialto Records TENOR 104 (UK)
  • 1980 LP Asylum Records 290 (US)
  • 1999 CD Edsel Records EDCD 622

Single releases[edit]

Format: 7" unless otherwise noted

  • "Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime" / "Dirty Postcards" (Rialto TREB 115, April 1980)
  • "If It's Alright With You Baby" / "Love Ain't Too Far Away" (TREB 118, July 1980)
  • "If It's Alright With You Baby" (Remix) - 3:46 / "Love Ain't Too Far Away" (12" TREBL 118, July 1980)
  • "Dumb Waiters" / "Perfect Hostess" (TREB 122, October 1980)
  • "Rovers Return" / "Wish You A Merry Christmas" (non-album track) (Warren/Harrison) - 2:53 (TREB 131, December 1980)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dumb Waiters at AllMusic
  2. ^ Cranna, Ian. "Albums". Smash Hits (July 10–23 1980): 31.