I Can Only Disappoint U

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"I Can Only Disappoint U"
Single by Mansun
from the album Little Kix
Released 25 July 2000 (Japan)
31 July 2000 (UK)
Format 2xCD, Cassette, 12"
Recorded 2000, Astoria on the River Thames
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:47
4:21 (Single Mix)
Label Parlophone (Europe), Toshiba EMI (Japan)
Writer(s) Paul Draper, Dominic Chad
Producer(s) Hugh Padgham, Michael Hunter (Co-Producer)
Mansun singles chronology
"Six"
(1999)
"I Can Only Disappoint U"
(2000)
"Electric Man"
(2000)

"I Can Only Disappoint U" is a song by the English alternative rock band Mansun. The song was written by band-leader Paul Draper with lead guitarist Dominic Chad. It was recorded and produced by Hugh Padgham and co-producer Michael Hunter during sessions for the group's third studio album. The song was released as the first single in 2000 from the group's third album, Little Kix. The song went on to become their fourth and final top ten hit in the UK peaking at #8.[1] A Progressive house/trance[2] remix by Paul Oakenfold preceded the release of the single during the summer of 2000.

In 2004, Mansun released a demo recording of the song on the compilation album Kleptomania. The demo was recorded by Paul Draper alone with guitar overdubs by Dominic Chad.

In 2013, Dev Hynes recording under his Blood Orange name recorded a cover of the song. The song was retitled "Always Let U Down" and released on his second studio album Cupid Deluxe.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dominic Chad and Paul Draper; Except "Golden Stone" written by Dominic Chad.

CD 1 (Includes a free poster)
No. Title Length
1. "I Can Only Disappoint U (Single Mix)"   4:21
2. "Decisions, Decisions"   6:03
3. "Repair Man"   4:03
CD 2
No. Title Length
1. "I Can Only Disappoint U (LP Mix)"   4:47
2. "My Idea Of Fun"   4:00
3. "Golden Stone"   4:35
Cassette
No. Title Length
1. "I Can Only Disappoint U (Single Mix)"   4:21
2. "My Idea Of Fun"   4:00
3. "Repair Man"   4:03
12" Promo
No. Title Length
1. "I Can Only Disappoint U (Perfecto Club Mix)"   6:37
2. "I Can Only Disappoint U (Perfecto Instrumental)"    
CD EP (Japan)
No. Title Length
1. "I Can Only Disappoint U (Single Mix)"   4:21
2. "My Idea Of Fun"   4:00
3. "Golden Stone"   4:35
4. "Decisions, Decisions"   6:03
5. "Repair Man"   4:03
6. "I Can Only Disappoint U (Perfecto Club Mix)"   6:37

Personnel[edit]

  • Hugh Padgham – producer ("I Can Only Disappoint U", "Decisions, Decisions", "Repair Man"), Mixing ("Decisions, Decisions")
  • Mike Hunter - producer ("Repair Man", "My Idea Of Fun", "Golden Stone"), co-producer ("I Can Only Disappoint U", "Decisions, Decisions", "Repair Man"), mixing ("Repair Man", "My Idea Of Fun", "Golden Stone"), engineer ("My Idea Of Fun", "Golden Stone")
  • Mark 'Spike' Stent – mixing ("I Can Only Disappoint U")
  • Anne Dudley - strings ("Decisions, Decisions")
  • Anton Corbijn – photography
  • Alex Hutchinson - design

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[3] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 348. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Mansun-I-Can-Only-Disappoint-U/release/179495
  3. ^ "UK Chartlog". zobbel.de. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 

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