Moseley Shoals

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Moseley Shoals
Studio album by Ocean Colour Scene
Released April 8, 1996
Recorded at Moseley Shoals Studio, Birmingham
Genre Britpop, alternative rock
Length 54:27
Label MCA
Producer Brendan Lynch
Ocean Colour Scene chronology
Ocean Colour Scene
(1992)
Moseley Shoals
(1996)
Marchin' Already
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
The Austin Chronicle 2/5 stars link
Los Angeles Daily News 3/4 stars link

Moseley Shoals is a 1996 album by the British rock group Ocean Colour Scene which was released during the Britpop era. The album reached #2 in the UK charts, selling over 600,000 copies.[citation needed]

The first single taken from the album was "The Riverboat Song", which was popularised by Chris Evans on TFI Friday. "The Day We Caught the Train" reached number four in the charts, with "You've Got It Bad" and "The Circle" also reaching the top 10. "One for the Road" was also due to be released, but the band decided to concentrate on the 1997 album release Marchin' Already. By the end of 1996, "Moseley Shoals" had sold 1.3 million copies.[citation needed]

The word Moseley is taken from a suburb of the same name in south Birmingham, UK, where three of the band members were born. The album title as a whole is a punning nod to the city of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, the location of several famous 1960s soul recording studios.[citation needed]

In 1998, Q magazine's readers voted Moseley Shoals the 33rd greatest album of all time.[citation needed]

The memorial by which the band can be seen standing on the front cover is the Jephson Memorial in The Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa, UK.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ocean Colour Scene.

  1. "The Riverboat Song" (4:54)
  2. "The Day We Caught the Train" (3:06)
  3. "The Circle" (3:43)
  4. "Lining Your Pockets" (3:36)
  5. "Fleeting Mind" (5:09)
  6. "40 Past Midnight" (4:01)
  7. "One for the Road" (3:43)
  8. "It's My Shadow" (4:23)
  9. "Policemen and Pirates" (4:03)
  10. "The Downstream" (5:32)
  11. "You've Got It Bad" (4:26)
  12. "Get Away" (7:55)

Moseley Shoals: Deluxe Edition[edit]

Released on 7 March 2011, the remastered album contained the original track list, plus all the B-sides from the four singles released ("The Riverboat Song", "The Day We Caught the Train", "The Circle" and "You've Got It Bad"). Most of these (all except "You've Got It Bad (Demo Version)", "Men Of Such Opinion", "I Need A Love Song" and "Justine") appeared on the B-side compilation album B-sides, Seasides and Freerides.

CD1
  1. "The Riverboat Song" (4:54)
  2. "The Day We Caught the Train" (3:06)
  3. "The Circle" (3:43)
  4. "Lining Your Pockets" (3:36)
  5. "Fleeting Mind" (5:09)
  6. "40 Past Midnight" (4:01)
  7. "One for the Road" (3:43)
  8. "It's My Shadow" (4:23)
  9. "Policemen and Pirates" (4:03)
  10. "The Downstream" (5:32)
  11. "You've Got It Bad" (4:26)
  12. "Get Away" (7:55)
CD2
  1. "So Sad" (4:22)
  2. "Charlie Brown Says" (2:57)
  3. "Robin Hood" (3:35)
  4. "I Wanna Stay Alive With You" (3:34)
  5. "Huckleberry Grove" (3:00)
  6. "You've Got It Bad (Demo Version)" (3:56)
  7. "Here In My Heart" (3:03)
  8. "Men Of Such Opinion" (3:22)
  9. "Beautiful Losers" (2:41)
  10. "Mona Lisa Eyes" (3:42)
  11. "The Clock Struck 15 Hours Ago" (3:06)
  12. "I Need A Love Song" (2:09)
  13. "Chicken Bones And Stones" (3:36)
  14. "The Day We Caught The Train (Acoustic Version)" (3:22)
  15. "Travellers Tune" (3:45)
  16. "Justine" (3:18)
  17. "Mrs Jones" (2:58)
  18. "Cool Cool Water" (2:41)
  19. "Top Of The World" (3:48)
  20. "The Circle (Acoustic Version)" (3:06)
  21. "Chelsea Walk" (3:12)
  22. "Alibis" (3:04)
  23. "Day Tripper (Live)" (4:22)

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