No More Shall We Part

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No More Shall We Part
Studio album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Released 2 April 2001
Recorded September and October 2000
Genre Rock
Length 67:47
Label Mute Records
Producer Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Tony Cohen
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds chronology
The Best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
(1998)
No More Shall We Part
(2001)
Nocturama
(2003)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (79/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Almost Cool (7.5/10)[3]
Entertainment Weekly C−[4]
Neumu.net (8/10)[5]
NME (8/10)[6]
Pitchfork (7/10) (2001)[7]
(8/10) (2011)[8]
Robert Christgau (dud)[9]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[10]
USA Today 3/4 stars[11]
Wall of Sound (88/100)[12]
Yahoo! Music UK 8/10 stars[13]

No More Shall We Part is the eleventh studio album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, released on 2 April 2001 in the UK (and 10 April in the US). The album came after a 4-year gap from recording, following the much acclaimed album The Boatman's Call. Cave had to overcome heavy heroin and alcohol addictions in 1999-2000 before starting work on the album. It was met with mostly positive reviews. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 based on reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received a generally favourable score of 79, based on 18 reviews.[1]

The album showcases the virtuoso talents of the Bad Seeds, with elaborate instrumental sections on nearly every track. Also, Cave's lyrics are less obscure than usual, and he sings in a wider vocal range than he had previously, reaching alto on several tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Nick Cave, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "As I Sat Sadly by Her Side"     6:15
2. "And No More Shall We Part"     4:00
3. "Hallelujah"   Nick Cave, Warren Ellis 7:48
4. "Love Letter"     4:08
5. "Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow"     5:36
6. "God Is in the House"     5:44
7. "Oh My Lord"     7:30
8. "Sweetheart Come"   Nick Cave, Barry Adamson 4:58
9. "The Sorrowful Wife"     5:18
10. "We Came Along This Road"     6:08
11. "Gates to the Garden"     4:09
12. "Darker with the Day"   Nick Cave, Warren Ellis 6:07

A limited-edition version included a bonus disc with two extra tracks, plus multi-media CD-ROM files (the 2 bonus tracks also appeared on the UK double 12" vinyl pressing of the album):

Bonus disc
No. Title Length
1. "Grief Came Riding"   5:07
2. "Bless His Ever Loving Heart"   4:02
3. "As I Sat Sadly by Her Side" (video)  
4. "No More Shall We Part EPK" (video)  

The bonus disc also includes an enhanced section featuring lyrics, photo gallery, biography, album discography, interview, and internet links.

Singles[edit]

  • "As I Sat Sadly by Her Side" (MUTE 249) (19 March 2001)
    1. "As I Sat Sadly by Her Side" – 6:13
    2. "Little Janey's Gone" – 4:05
    3. "Good Good Day" – 3:00
  • "Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow" (MUTE 262) (21 May 2001)
    1. "Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow" (Single Version) – 4:07
    2. "God Is in the House" (Westside Session) – 5:52
    3. "We Came Along This Road" (Westside Session) – 5:38
  • "Love Letter" (special limited edition Australia-only release, MUTE 284) (25 February 2002)
    1. "Love Letter" – 4:05
    2. "Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow" (Westside Session) – 5:43
    3. "And No More Shall We Part" (Westside Session) – 4:09
    4. "God Is in the House" (Westside Session) – 5:52
    5. "We Came Along This Road" (Westside Session) – 5:38

Personnel[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Guests[edit]

  • Jim Sclavunos – drums on track 4, percussion on track 5
  • Kate and Anna McGarrigle – vocals
  • Gavyn Wright, Patrick Kiernan, Jackie Shave, Simon Fischer, Rebecca Hirsch – violins
  • Bruce White, Gustav Clarkson – violas
  • Frank Schaefer, Lionel Handy, Naomi Wright – cellos
  • Paul Morgan, Leon Bosch – basses

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Tony Cohen
  • Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London and Westside Studios, London
  • Engineered by Tony Cohen and Kevin Paul
  • Assistant Engineers: Mirek Stiles (Abbey Road) and Mark Bishop (Westside)
  • Mixed by Tony Cohen, Nick Cave, Blixa Bargeld and Mick Harvey at Westside Studios
  • Mastered by Ray Staff at Whitfield Street, London

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