Extra Virgin

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Extra Virgin
Studio album by Olive
Released 1996
Recorded 1994—January 1996
Genre Trip hop, breakbeat
Label RCA
Producer Robin Taylor-Firth
Olive chronology
Extra Virgin
(1996)
Trickle
(2000)
Singles from Extra Virgin
  1. "Miracle"
    Released: June 1996
  2. "You're Not Alone"
    Released: August 1996
  3. "Outlaw"
    Released: August 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (5.2/10)[2]
Synthesis (favourable)[3]

Extra Virgin was the first (1996) release for British trip-hop band Olive. This defined Olive's style, spawning three singles, "You're Not Alone" (which was rereleased twice), "Outlaw", and "Miracle". The trip-hop influence of Massive Attack and Portishead, while in small quantities, are evident, mixed in with synth-based electronic dance.

Overview[edit]

Recording[edit]

Synthesizers used on the album were a Roland Juno-60, an E-mu Systems Vintage Keys, and an Akai S3000XL sampler. Mixing was done on a Mackie mixing console.[4]

The band created some samples by recording live sounds, edited and subsequently filtered.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Tim Kellett and Robin Taylor-Firth.

  1. "Miracle" - 7:31
  2. "This Time" - 4:44
  3. "Safer Hands" - 4:59
  4. "Killing" - 4:09
  5. "You're Not Alone" - 4:30
  6. "Falling" - 4:52
  7. "Outlaw" - 5:14
  8. "Blood Red Tears" - 4:39
  9. "Curious" - 5:00
  10. "You Are Nothing" - 4:18
  11. "Muted" - 3:37
  12. "I Don't Think So" - 13:37
  13. "You're Not Alone" (demo) (hidden track)[6]

2003 UK bonus tracks[edit]

The 2003 one-disc re-release included three additional tracks.

  1. "Miracle" (live acoustic version) - 2:59
  2. "Outlaw" (Phunk Phorce mix) - 7:54
  3. "You're Not Alone" (Roni Size remix) - 5:55

1997 bonus disc[edit]

A 1997 limited edition release included a second CD of remixes.

  1. "Miracle" (Monkey Mafia remix)
  2. "You're Not Alone" (Oakenfold / Osborne 12" mix)
  3. "You're Not Alone" (Matthew Roberts' Cloud 10 mix)
  4. "You're Not Alone" (Ganja Kru remix)
  5. "Outlaw" (Roni Size remix)

Credits[edit]

Olive are:

Other musicians:

Metcalfe had previously played for The Durutti Column alongside Kellett, as had Pereira for Simply Red.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ Synthesis review
  4. ^ a b Robinson, Dave. "People: Olive". The Mix. Retrieved 2006-08-28. 
  5. ^ Jung, Fred. "A Fireside Chat with Olive". Jazz Weekly. Retrieved 2006-08-28. 
  6. ^ "Hip Online: Artists: Olive". Hip Online. Retrieved 2006-08-28.