Living in a Box (album)

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Living in a Box
Studio album by Living in a Box
Released May 1987
Recorded 1985–1987
Genre Sophisti-pop, Synth-Pop, Soul, Pop-Rock
Length 41:59
Label Chrysalis
Producer Richard James Burgess
Living in a Box chronology
Living in a Box
(1987)
Gatecrashing
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Living in a Box is the eponymous debut album from British pop group Living in a Box. It was released on Chrysalis Records in 1987, and features their biggest U.S. hit, the self-titled single, which reached a peak of number 17 that year.

In the UK, the album peaked at number 25, while the title track reached number 5. A second single, "Scales of Justice" went top 30. A third track, "So the Story Goes," the single version of which featured additional vocals from legendary singer Bobby Womack (though Womack is not featured on the album version), hit number 34 in the U.K., while peaking at 81 in the U.S. The fourth and final single taken from the disc, "Love is the Art" reached number 45.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Living in a Box"   Steve Piggot, Marcus Vere 3:03
2. "Love Is the Art"   Anthony Critchlow, Piggot, Vere 3:44
3. "So the Story Goes"   Richard Darbyshire, Vere 4:19
4. "From Beginning to End"   Darbyshire, Vere 4:01
5. "Generate the Wave"   Darbyshire, Vere, Critchlow 4:48
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Scales of Justice"   Darbyshire, Vere 4:20
7. "Going for the Big One"   Vere, Critchlow 3:35
8. "Human Story"   Piggot, Vere, Critchlow 4:10
9. "Can't Stop the Wheel"   Vere, Critchlow 5:17
10. "Living in a Box (Reprise)"   Piggot, Vere 4:10

Personnel[edit]

Living in a Box[edit]

  • Richard Darbyshire: Vocals, Guitars
  • Marcus Vere: Keyboards, Synthesizers
  • Anthony Critchlow: Drums, Percussion

Additional Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Living in a Box at allmusic
  2. ^ Living in a Box- Living in a Box vinyl LP liner notes. Accessed 3-3-2012.