Home (Terry Hall album)

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Home
Studio album by Terry Hall
Released 12 September 1994
28 December 1995 (re-issue)
Recorded Liverpool, Spring 1994[1]
Genre alternative rock
Length 39:14
Label Anxious Records
Producer Ian Broudie
Terry Hall chronology
Vegas by Vegas
(1992)
Home
(1994)
Laugh
(1997)
Singles from Home
  1. "Forever J"
    Released: August 1994
  2. "Sense"
    Released: November 1994
  3. "Rainbows EP"
    Released: October 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Home is the début solo-album by the British singer Terry Hall. It was released in 1994 on the Anxious label.

Although Hall had been in the music industry for fifteen-years at the time of release, Home was his first album credited to him alone, previously Hall had recorded and fronted The Specials, Fun Boy Three, The Colourfield, Terry, Blair & Anouchka and Vegas.

The album was critically acclaimed when released but was not a commercial success, peaking at number ninety-five on the UK Albums Chart.[3] It includes the singles "Forever J", "Sense" and the Rainbows EP which featured "Chasing a Rainbow". In 1995 the album was re-released with a different picture sleeve and had the inclusion of the track "Chasing a Rainbow" co-written by and featuring Damon Albarn. Both editions of the album have since been deleted and are difficult to purchase.

Hall wrote the majority of the album with guitarist Craig Gannon and wrote in collaboration with several acclaimed musicians namely Ian Broudie of the The Lightning Seeds, Andy Partridge of XTC, Nick Heyward of Haircut One Hundred and most notably Damon Albarn of Blur on "Chasing a Rainbow", which was an extra track on the 1995 re-issue of the album. The album was produced by Ian Broudie, whom Hall has previous worked during his time with The Colourfield and on Broudie's 1992 Lightning Seeds album Sense. Hall and Broudie have written and recorded together on the majority of Broudie's albums.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Forever J" (Terry Hall, Craig Gannon) – 4:03
  2. "You" (Hall, Ian Broudie) – 3:50
  3. "Sense" (Hall, Broudie) – 3:39
  4. "I Drew a Lemon" (Hall, Andy Partridge) – 3:36
  5. "Moon on Your Dress" (Hall, Partridge) – 3:45
  6. "No No No" (Hall, Gannon) – 4:04
  7. "What's Wrong with Me" (Hall, Nick Heyward) – 4:08
  8. "Grief Disguised as Joy" (Hall, Gannon) – 4:10
  9. "First Attack of Love" (Hall, Gannon) – 3:41
  10. "I Don't Got You" (Hall, Gannon) – 3:41
1995 edition extra track
  1. "Chasing a Rainbow" (Hall, Damon Albarn) – 3:09

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Album
Chart (1994) Peak
position
UK Album Chart[3] 95
Singles
Single Chart (1994/5) Position
"Forever J" UK Singles Chart[4] 67
"Forever J" German Media Control Singles chart[5] 90
"Sense" UK Singles Chart[4] 54
"Sense" German Media Control Singles chart[5] 53
Rainbows EP (including "Chasing a Rainbow") UK Singles Chart[4] 62

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Terry Hall - Home (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  2. ^ Home (Review) at AllMusic. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "UK Chartlog – 1994–2010 H & Claire – Hysterix". zobbel.de. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Terry Hall / Artist / Official Charts". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2014-07-13. 
  5. ^ a b "Discographie - Terry Hall". 2014 GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 2014-08-25.