It's Alright (Echo & the Bunnymen song)

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"It's Alright"
CD No. 1 cover
Single by Echo & the Bunnymen
from the album Flowers
Released 23 April 2001
Format CD single, 7" single
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:29
Label Cooking Vinyl
Writer(s) Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch
Producer(s) Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch
Echo & the Bunnymen singles chronology
Avalanche
(2000)
"It's Alright"
(2001)
"Make Me Shine"
(2001)
CD No. 2 cover
7" single cover

"It's Alright" is a single by Echo & the Bunnymen which was released on 23 April 2001 on the Cooking Vinyl record label. It was the first single to be released from the 2001 album Flowers. It reached number 41 on the UK Singles Chart.[1]

Overview[edit]

The single was released as a 7-inch single and as two separate CD versions – apart from the title track, all three releases had different track listings and each with a different cover. The covers of the three different versions, like their parent album Flowers, are pictures taken from the book Wisconsin Death Trip.[2]

Written and producedby Will Sergeant and Ian McCulloch, the title track also had additional production, engineering and mixing by Pete Coleman. The version of "Rescue" on CD No. 1 was mixed by Joe McKechnie.

Critical reception[edit]

The song has received mixed reviews. Allmusic described the song as rolling with "layered guitars", with McCulloch experimenting vocally for a "rough-edged spiral of psychedelics and '60s pop flair" and chose the song as an AMG pick from the Flowers album.[3] CanEhdian.com described the single has having "both the style and beat that seems to be needed for commercial success".[4] NME was less positive, describing it as "a dead-on pastiche of the swirling, Doors-y acid rock" and "not a great song".[5]

Cover versions[edit]

A cover version of "It's Alright", performed by Bombones, is included on the 2005 Spanish tribute album Play the Game: Un Tributo a Echo & the Bunnymen.[6]

Track listings[edit]

All tracks written by Will Sergeant and Ian McCulloch except where noted.

7-inch release (Cooking Vinyl FRY104)
  1. "It's Alright"
  2. "SuperMellow Man" (instrumental)
CD No. 1 release (Cooking Vinyl FRYCD104)
  1. "It's Alright"
  2. "Marble Towers"
  3. "Rescue" (The Mindwinder's Remix) (Sergeant, McCulloch, Les Pattinson, Pete de Freitas)
CD No. 2 release (Cooking Vinyl FRYCD104X)
  1. "It's Alright" – 3:29
  2. "Scratch the Past" – 4:05
  3. "A Promise" (lofi lullabye #1) (Sergeant, McCulloch, Pattinson, de Freitas) – 6:34
  4. "It's Alright" (video)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Weeks
on Chart
UK Singles Chart[1] 41 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David, ed. (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). HIT Entertainment. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "The Ultimate Echo and The Bunnymen Discography". Villiers Terrace.com. Retrieved 7 May 2008. 
  3. ^ Wilson, MacKenzie. "Flowers > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 May 2007. 
  4. ^ David, Stefanie (2001). "Echo and the Bunnymen: "Flowers"". CanEhdian.com. Retrieved 7 May 2008. 
  5. ^ Dalton, Stephen (23 April 2001). "Echo & The Bunnymen : It's Alright". New Musical Express. Retrieved 7 May 2008. 
  6. ^ "The Ultimate Echo and the Bunnymen Resource". Villiers Terrace.com. Retrieved 21 May 2008. 

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