Hourglass (Dave Gahan album)

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Hourglass
Studio album by Dave Gahan
Released 22 October 2007 (2007-10-22)
Recorded Spring 2007 at 11th Floor Studios, New York City
Genre Industrial rock, alternative rock, synthpop
Length 48:38
Label MuteSTUMM 288
Virgin50872
Producer Dave Gahan, Andrew Phillpott, Christian Eigner
Dave Gahan chronology
Paper Monsters
(2003)
Hourglass
(2007)
The Light the Dead See
(2012)
Singles from Hourglass
  1. "Kingdom"
    Released: 8 October 2007
  2. "Saw Something / Deeper and Deeper"
    Released: 14 January 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club (B-)[2]
BBC (Positive)[3]
CDNOW 4/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[5]
Now Magazine 2/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media (5.7/10)[7]
PopMatters 6/10 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[9]
Uncut 3/5 stars[10]

Hourglass is the second solo album by Depeche Mode's singer Dave Gahan. It was released by Mute Records on 22 October 2007 in Europe, and received generally favourable reviews. Most critics complimented its electronica sound, while some criticised it for sounding too similar to Depeche Mode.[11]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Dave Gahan, Andrew Phillpott and Christian Eigner.

  1. "Saw Something" – 5:14
  2. "Kingdom" – 4:34
  3. "Deeper and Deeper" – 4:34
  4. "21 Days" – 4:35
  5. "Miracles" – 4:38
  6. "Use You" – 4:48
  7. "Insoluble" – 4:57
  8. "Endless" – 5:47
  9. "A Little Lie" – 4:53
  10. "Down" – 4:34

Bonus tracks[edit]

All bonus tracks appear on the iTunes edition of Hourglass.

  1. "Kingdom" (Digitalism Remix) – 5:36
  2. "Deeper and Deeper" (SHRUBBN!! Dub) – 4:43
  3. "Use You" (K10K Remix) – 6:03

DVD[edit]

  1. "Hourglass – A Short Film" – 17:52
  2. "Kingdom" (promotional video) – 4:33
  3. "Hourglass – The Studio Sessions" – 20:03
    1. "Saw Something"
    2. "Miracles"
    3. "Kingdom"
    4. "A Little Lie"
  4. "Endless from Hourglass. The Studio Sessions" – 3:44

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to Hourglass:[12]

Formats[edit]

These are the formats of major album releases of Hourglass.

Release format Country Label(s) Cat. no. Release date
Standard CD[13] Europe Mute CD STUMM 288 22 October 2007
Standard CD[13] North America Virgin 5099950872121 23 October 2007
Standard CD[14] Japan Toshiba, EMI TOCP-66717 October 2007
Limited CD+DVD[13] Europe Mute LCD STUMM 288 22 October 2007
Limited CD+DVD[13] North America Virgin 5099950872329 23 October 2007
Vinyl + Bonus CD[13] Europe Mute STUMM 288 22 October 2007
Vinyl + Bonus CD[13] North America Virgin 5099950872213 23 October 2007

Charts and Certifications[edit]

Charts (2007) Peak
position[15]
Canadian Albums Chart 80
French Albums Chart 18
German Albums Chart 2
Greek Albums Chart 12
Irish Albums Chart 73
Italian Albums Chart 8
Polish Albums Chart[16] 7
Swiss Albums Chart 5
UK Albums Chart 50
US Billboard 200 120
US Top Electronic Albums 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Poland (ZPAV)[17] Gold 10,000*

xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeffries, David. Hourglass (Dave Gahan album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Hawthorne, Marc (30 October 2007). "Hourglass Music review". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Spicer, Al (19 October 2007). "Welcome back to Dave's deliciously dark world... Hourglass review". BBC. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  4. ^ CDNOW review[dead link]
  5. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (19 October 2007). "Dave Gahan, Hourglass Rock CD review". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Bolen, Benjamin (8 November 2007). "David Gahan Album review". Now Magazine 27 (10). Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Abebe, Mitsuh (25 October 2007). "Dave Gahan: Hourglass Album review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  8. ^ O'Neil, Tim (6 November 2007). "Dave Gahan: Hourglass review". Pop Matters. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  9. ^ Rolling Stone review[dead link]
  10. ^ Uncut review[dead link]
  11. ^ "Dave Gahan: Hourglass (2007): Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 26 October 2007.
  12. ^ "Hourglass > Credits. Allmusic. Retrieved 26 October 2007.
  13. ^ a b c d e f "Releases". DaveGahan.com. Retrieved 26 October 2007.
  14. ^ "Dave Gahan 'Hourglass' Japanese CD album (TOCP-66717)". Eil.com. Retrieved 26 October 2007.
  15. ^ "Hourglass World Charts". aCharts.us. Retrieved 1 November 2007.
  16. ^ OLiS – Polish Albums Chart
  17. ^ "Polish album certifications – Dave Gahan – Hourglass" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV). 

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