Music of the Spheres (Ian Brown album)

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Music of the Spheres
Studio album by Ian Brown
Released 1 October 2001
Genre Alternative rock, Indie rock
Length 40:37
Label Polydor Records
Producer Francis Dunnery
Ian Brown chronology
Golden Greats
Music of the Spheres
Remixes of the Spheres
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Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Music of the Spheres is the 3rd solo album released by Ian Brown, the ex-frontman of The Stone Roses. It is noted for its minimalist song structures with tracks like "Hear No See No" and "El mundo pequeño", sung in Spanish.

Highlights on this album include "F.E.A.R.", where the first letters of each word in a stanza spell out the song title. For example, "For each a road" and "Fallen empires are running". Other standout tracks include "Stardust" and "Northern Lights". The Song Whispers won Muso's 2002 award for Best Single. The Canadian edition of the album omits Track 5, "Hear No See No".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "F.E.A.R."   Ian Brown, Dave McCracken, Dave Colquhoun 4:29
2. "Stardust"   Brown, McCracken, Tim Wills 4:30
3. "The Gravy Train"   Brown, McCracken, Dan Bierton, Greg Hatwell 4:23
4. "Bubbles"   Brown, McCracken, Mark Sayfritz 4:35
5. "Hear No See No"   Brown, McCracken, Sayfritz 3:35
6. "Northern Lights"   Brown, McCracken, Dave Colquhoun 4:13
7. "Whispers"   Brown, McCracken, Wills 3:56
8. "El Mundo Pequeño"   Brown, Francis Dunnery 4:01
9. "Forever and a Day"   Brown, McCracken, Dunnery 2:44
10. "Shadow of a Saint"   Brown, McCracken, Wills 4:42