Living in a Giant Candle Winking at God

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Living in a Giant Candle Winking at God
Studio album by Transit Kings
Released August 21, 2006
Genre Electronica, trip hop, downtempo, drum and bass
Length 65:07
Label Malicious Damage
Producer Alex Paterson, Jimmy Cauty, Guy Pratt, Dom Beken

Living in a Giant Candle Winking at God is the debut album by the Transit Kings. It featured guest appearances from The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr and comedian Simon Day.[1] The Sun described the album as "quality" and "out of this world" and compared it to a mixture of DJ Shadow and Röyksopp;[2] however, The Times called it "Orb-lite" and proclaimed it to be "Deep Forest-style sludge".[3]

Though Jimmy Cauty left the Transit Kings before the release of Living in a Giant Candle Winking at God, he received a credit as composer on seven of the album's tracks.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The West End Of A Duck Going East" (6:12)
  2. "Stop Over (Dance With Me)" (0:10)
  3. "Concourse" (7:16)
    • Vocals - Juliet Russell
  4. "Boom (Bombay)" (5:42)
    • Vocals - Missy MC
  5. "Oh Shit" (4:02)
    • Strings" - Chi3
  6. "Baby Don't" (5:17)
    • Trumpet, Flugel - Quentin Collins
  7. "Japanese Cars (Album Mix)" (4:56)
  8. "Free Free" (8:08)
    • Strings - Chi3
    • Vocals - Jonathan Kydd, Juliet Russell, William Butler Yeats
  9. "Blooze Tracks" (5:19)
  10. "America Is Unavailable" (Album Mix) (5:21)
    • Guitar - Johnny Marr
  11. "Wagon Wheels" (6:06)
    • Trumpet, Flugel - Quentin Collins
  12. "The Last Lighthouse Keeper" (6:38)

Extra Tracks on the Japanese release:

  1. "Butterflies" (4:31)
  2. "America is Unavailable" [sss ding dong mix] (4:41)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gill, Andy (2005-06-17). "Transit Kings - Token (Malicious Damage)". The Independent. p. 18. 
  2. ^ "Transit Kings". The Sun. 2006-08-18. p. 56. 
  3. ^ Greenwood, Phoebe (2006-08-19). "Transit Kings". The Times. p. 30. 
  4. ^ "Transit Kings entry". Discogs. Retrieved 2006-10-18.