Oceans of Venus

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Oceans of Venus
Studio album by Rachel Stamp
Released  United Kingdom May 13, 2002
 United States March 18, 2003 (Limited Edition)
 United States October 21, 2003
Recorded Between 2001 and 2002
Genre Alternative rock, glam rock
Length 49:42
Label Pure Stirling Records
Producer Rachel Stamp, Rodger Tebutt
Rachel Stamp chronology
Stampax
(2000)
Oceans of Venus
(2002)
Sweet Shop
(2004)
Singles from Oceans of Venus
  1. "Black Cherry"
    Released: April 22, 2002
Limited Edition cover
US cover

Oceans of Venus is the second album from London-based glam rockers, Rachel Stamp. The album was released in 2002 on Pure Stirling Records. Preceded by Rachel Stamp's highest charting single to date, "Black Cherry", the album was met with critical acclaim from the music press and some mixed feelings from fans that wanted an album similar to the raw, glam pop of the debut, "Hymns for Strange Children". The album has also been released in Germany (through Sony Music) and in the United States of America (through Captiva Records/Underground Inc). "Oceans of Venus" has sold over 25,000 copies in the UK alone.

UK release[edit]

Tracklist[edit]

  • Starbirth in the Triffid Nebula
  • Les Oceans Dé Venus
  • Black Cherry
  • Witches of Ängelhölm
  • Do Me in Once and I’ll Be Sad, Do Me in Twice and I’ll Know Better
  • Superstars of Heartache
  • The Agony of St. Teresa
  • Permanent Damage
  • Twisted
  • Crucified
  • The Loveless
  • Victory

Credits[edit]

  • Produced by Rodger Tebutt and Rachel Stamp
  • Mixed by Rodger Tebbutt
  • Cover photo by Paul Harries. Retouching by Joe at Genesis
  • Sleeve design by Jules at Vegas Design
  • Inner photos by Heike Schneider-Matzigkeit

Limited edition (US only)[edit]

Tracklist[edit]

  • Starbirth in the Triffid Nebula
  • Les Oceans de Venus
  • Black Cherry
  • Witches of Ängelholm
  • Heroine
  • Do Me in Once And I’ll Be Sad, Do Me in Twice and I’ll Know Better [new album mix]
  • Superstars of Heartache
  • The Agony of St. Teresa
  • My Sweet Rose [Hymns for Strange Children version]
  • Permanent Damage
  • Twisted
  • Crucified
  • The Loveless
  • Victory
  • Do Me in Once and I’ll Be Sad, Do Me in Twice and I’ll Know Better (Radio Edit)
  • Black Cherry (Radio Edit)

Credits[edit]

  • Limited Edition release of "Oceans of Venus" through Captiva Records
  • Features 4 bonus tracks - "Heroine" (from the unreleased WEA album, "Fight the Force of Evil"), "My Sweet Rose" (from "Hymns for Strange Children") & two radio edits of "Do Me In..." & "Black Cherry".
  • Produced by Rodger Tebbutt and Rachel Stamp (except "My Sweet Rose" - Produced by John Fryer)
  • Mixed by Rodger Tebutt
  • Features new artwork by Jimmy B.
  • Inner photos by Heike Schneider-Matzigkeit

US version[edit]

Tracklist[edit]

  • Starbirth in the Triffid Nebula
  • Les Oceans Dé Venus
  • Black Cherry
  • Witches Of Ängelhölm
  • Do Me in Once and I’ll Be Sad, Do Me in Twice and I’ll Know Better (New Album Mix)
  • Superstars of Heartache
  • The Agony of St. Teresa
  • Permanent Damage
  • Twisted
  • Crucified
  • The Loveless
  • Victory

Credits[edit]

  • Released through Underground Inc./Captiva and distributed across America by Caroline Records.
  • Originally planned to be a re-release of the UK edition with the same artwork as the Limited Edition version. Brand new artwork was drawn up from scratch by Vania Zouravilov and David Ryder-Prangley due to another artist using similar artwork.
  • The tracks that had previously been added to “Oceans of Venus” were removed for this version as “it was not the album we had made, and although "My Sweet Rose" and "Heroine" are fabulous songs (which is why they were added), the album is only proper without.” – David Ryder-Prangley, 2003
  • Produced by Rodger Tebbutt and Rachel Stamp
  • Mixed by Rodger Tebutt
  • Inner photos by Heike Schneider-Matzigkeit
  • Lettering by Davina