Marvin the Album

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Marvin the Album
Studio album by Frente!
Released 24 November 1992
Recorded 1992
Genre Alternative rock
Length 39:32 (Australian)
41:13 (international)
83:49 (21st Anniversary Edition)
Label Festival Mushroom, Mammoth
Producer Frente!, Michael Koppelman, Daniel Denholm,
Frente! chronology
Marvin the Album
(1992)
Shape
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
NME (7/10)[2]
Q 4/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]

Marvin the Album is the Australian alternative rock group Frente!'s debut album, released 24 November 1992 (26 April 1994 outside Australia), and recorded in 1992 at Platinum Studios, Melbourne Australia. Music videos were made for the tracks "Accidently Kelly Street" [sic], "Ordinary Angels" and "No Time", each of which were also released as singles. Additional videos were made for "Lonely" and "Bizarre Love Triangle" when these tracks were appended to the international release.

Track listing[edit]

Original release[edit]

© 1992
  1. "Girl"
  2. "Accidently Kelly Street" [sic] [5]
  3. "Most Beautiful"
  4. "No Time"
  5. "Cuscatlan"
  6. "Pretty Friend"
  7. "1.9.0"
  8. "Reflect"
  9. "Out of My Sight"
  10. "See/Believe"
  11. "Labour of Love"
  12. "Ordinary Angels"
  13. "Dangerous"

International version[edit]

© 1994
  1. "Girl" – 2:42
  2. "Labour of Love" – 3:01
  3. "Ordinary Angels" – 2:49
  4. "Lonely" – 3:23
  5. "Most Beautiful" – 2:50
  6. "Cuscutlan" – 3:00
  7. "Pretty Friend" – 2:35
  8. "No Time" – 3:20
  9. "Reflect" – 3:06
  10. "Explode" – 2:50
  11. "Accidently Kelly Street" – 3:21
  12. "See/Believe" – 3:06
  13. "Dangerous" – 3:00
  14. "Bizarre Love Triangle" – 2:01

Differences[edit]

  • "1.9.0" and "Out of My Sight" appear only on the original version
  • "Bizarre Love Triangle", "Explode", and "Lonely" appear only on the international version
  • The spelling of "Cuscatlan"/"Cuscutlan" is inconsistent.

"21st Anniversary Edition" (2014)[edit]

This reissue contains all the tracks from the original and international editions, together with an additional CD of early material.

CD1

  1. "Girl"
  2. "Accidently Kelly Street" [sic] [6]
  3. "Most Beautiful"
  4. "No Time"
  5. "Cuscatlan"
  6. "Pretty Friend"
  7. "1.9.0"
  8. "Reflect"
  9. "Out of My Sight"
  10. "See/Believe"
  11. "Labour of Love"
  12. "Ordinary Angels"
  13. "Dangerous"
  14. "Lonely"
  15. "Explode"
  16. "Bizarre Love Triangle"

CD2

  1. "Love And Terror"
  2. "Oh Brilliance"
  3. "Last To Know"
  4. "Labour Of Love" (Original)
  5. "Risk"
  6. "Baby Blue Sycophant"
  7. "Testimony"
  8. "Discipline And Deep Water"
  9. "Ordinary Angels" (Original)
  10. "Book Song"
  11. "Seamless"
  12. "Paper Bullets And Walls"
  13. "Nadi"
  14. "Somethin' Stupid (Stoopid)"
  15. "Blue"
  16. "Not Given Lightly"
  17. "I Will Miss You"

CD2 tracks 1-8 from the Whirled EP, 9-13 from the Clunk EP, 14-17 listed as "Rarities".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Frente!, 'Marvin the Album' (Mammoth)". NME (IPC Media) (95): 44. 9 July 1994. 
  3. ^ "Frente!, 'Marvin the Album' (Mammoth)". Q (Bauer Media Group): 100. August 1994. 
  4. ^ "Frente!, 'Marvin the Album' (Mammoth)". Rolling Stone (Wenner Media) (685): 73. 30 June 1994. 
  5. ^ "Images for Frente! - Marvin The Album". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  6. ^ "Images for Frente! - Marvin The Album". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-03-01.