King (Belly album)

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King
Studio album by Belly
Released February 13, 1995
Recorded Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas
Genre Alternative
Length 45:00
Label Sire/Reprise
Producer Glyn Johns
Belly chronology
Star
(1993)
King
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Slant Magazine 4.5/5 stars[2]

King is an album released by Belly in 1995, two years after their previous album, Star. Although the members had tightened their focus and polished their hook-laden songs, the album and its singles were commercial failures in the grunge-friendly atmosphere of 1995, and the band broke up shortly after it was released.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Puberty" (Tanya Donelly, Gail Greenwood)
  2. "Seal My Fate" (Donelly)
  3. "Red" (Donelly, Tom Gorman)
  4. "Silverfish" (Donelly, Gorman)
  5. "Super-Connected" (Donelly, Greenwood)
  6. "The Bees" (Donelly)
  7. "King" (Donelly)
  8. "Now They'll Sleep" (Donelly, Gorman)
  9. "Untitled And Unsung" (Donelly)
  10. "L'il Ennio" (Donelly)
  11. "Judas My Heart" (Donelly, Gorman)

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart Position
US Billboard 200[3] 57
UK Albums Chart[4] 6

The album went on to sell over 350,000 copies in the US alone.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1995 "Now They'll Sleep" US Modern Rock[5] 17
UK Singles Chart[4] 28
"Super-Connected" US Modern Rock[5] 35
"Seal My Fate" UK Singles Chart[4] 35

"Now They'll Sleep" was a modest Pop hit in the U.S charting on the Billboard's Bubbling Under The Hot 100 Singles for 5 weeks in the spring of 1995.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Slant Magazine review
  3. ^ "US Allmusic". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2008-12-17. 
  4. ^ a b c "UK Chartlog". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 2008-12-17. 
  5. ^ a b "US Allmusic". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2008-12-17.