Lucy (Candlebox album)

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Lucy
Studio album by Candlebox
Released October 3, 1995
Recorded March – June 1995 - London Bridge Studio; Seattle, WA
Genre Post-grunge, alternative rock
Length 49:21
Label Maverick Records
Producer Candlebox & Kelly Gray
Candlebox chronology
Candlebox (1993) Lucy
(1995)
Happy Pills (1998)
Singles from Lucy
  1. "Simple Lessons"
    Released: 1995
  2. "Understanding"
    Released: 1995
  3. "Best Friend"
    Released: 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (F)[2]

Lucy is the second studio album by Seattle rock band Candlebox. Although the album did not fare as well as its 1993 predecessor, the single "Simple Lessons" received considerable airplay, and Lucy eventually achieved gold certification.

Four tracks from Lucy would be included on The Best of Candlebox in 2006.

Background and recording[edit]

In an April 1994 interview with Playgirl, an enthusiastic Kevin Martin announced that the band had 36 new songs ready for their second album.[3] Early versions of "Understanding (Racially Motivated)" and "Bothered" were performed live in concert that same year.

Two additional songs were recorded during the Lucy studio sessions: "Featherweight" - a B-side to the "Simple Lessons" single - and "Steel and Glass" - a John Lennon cover song released on the tribute album Working Class Hero: A Tribute to John Lennon.

Touring and promotion[edit]

Beginning with a brief European leg, touring for Lucy began in September 1995 and ran through June the following year. Tour mates included Our Lady Peace, Sponge, and Seaweed. On the October 2, 1995 edition of the Late Show with David Letterman, Candlebox performed their lead single, "Simple Lessons."

Music videos were filmed for all three singles. The video for "Understanding," directed by filmmaker Gus Van Sant, memorably features the band underwater, including frontman Kevin Martin singing.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and performed by Candlebox

  1. "Simple Lessons" — 2:52
  2. "Drowned" — 4:51
  3. "Lucy" — 4:45
  4. "Best Friend" — 3:27
  5. "Become (To Tell)" — 3:36
  6. "Understanding" — 4:48
  7. "Crooked Halo" — 4:02
  8. "Bothered" — 2:16
  9. "Butterfly" — 4:54
  10. "It's Amazing" — 3:59
  11. "Vulgar Before Me" — 3:37
  12. "Butterfly (Reprise)" — 6:14

Chart positions[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak positions
US Modern Rock US Mainstream Rock
1995 "Simple Lessons" 12 5
"Understanding" 19
"Best Friend"

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes.[4]

Candlebox[edit]

Additional musical friends[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Nussbaum, Beth R. Set to Ignite: Candlebox Playgirl (April 1994). Retrieved on 12-12-10.
  4. ^ Lucy (CD). Candlebox. Maverick/Warner Brothers Records. 1995. 9 45962-2.