Kingsize (The Boo Radleys album)

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Kingsize
Studio album by The Boo Radleys
Released October 9, 1998
Genre Britpop, indie rock
Length 62:33
Label Creation CRECD228
Producer The Boo Radleys
The Boo Radleys chronology
C'mon Kids
(1996)
Kingsize
(1998)
Find the Way Out
(2005)

Kingsize is the sixth and final album by The Boo Radleys. Released in 1998, The band broke up shortly after the album's release.

US versions of the album included the song "Put Your Arms Around Me And Tell Me Everything's Going To Be OK".

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

The album was not a commercial success and received mixed reviews. The album charted at #62 in the UK albums chart;[2] the lead single "Free Huey" reached only #54.[3] "Kingsize" was scheduled as a second single and was to be released before the end of 1998, promos were even pressed with b-sides, but the band's split derailed the release.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Martin Carr. 

No. Title Length
0. "Tranquillo" (hidden track) 1:00
1. "Blue Room in Archway"   4:28
2. "The Old Newsstand at Hamilton Square"   4:33
3. "Free Huey"   3:06
4. "Monuments for a Dead Century"   5:58
5. "Heaven's at the Bottom of This Glass"   2:15
6. "Kingsize"   4:42
7. "High As Monkeys"   6:22
8. "Eurostar"   3:53
9. "Put Your Arms Around Me and Tell Me Everything's Going to Be OK" (US version only) 2:50
10. "Adieu Clo Clo"   4:10
11. "Jimmy Webb Is God"   3:36
12. "She Is Everywhere"   4:11
13. "Comb Your Hair"   3:51
14. "Song from the Blueroom"   4:07
15. "The Future Is Now"   7:15
Total length:
62:33

Personnel[edit]

The Boo Radleys[edit]

  • Sice - vocals
  • Rob Cieka - drums, percussion
  • Tim Brown - bass guitar, keyboards
  • Martin Carr - guitar, keyboards, vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Boo Radleys: Kingsize > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 8 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Kingsize". chartstats.com. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Free Huey". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-21. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Biography". The Boo Radleys - Find The Way Out. booradleys.co.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2011. "the Boos officially broke up months later just weeks before the title track was set to be released as a single"