Quebec (album)

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Quebec
Studio album by Ween
Released August 5, 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre Alternative rock, neo-psychedelia, experimental rock
Length 55:07 (Regular version)
58:18 (Japanese version)
Label Sanctuary
Producer Andrew Weiss
Ween chronology
Live at Stubb's
(2002)
Quebec
(2003)
All Request Live
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (7.7/10)[2]
Sputnikmusic 5/5 stars[3]

Quebec is the 9th album by Ween, released on August 5, 2003 on Sanctuary Records. It was the first album released after the band's contract with Elektra expired, and marked its return to independent labels.

The song "It's Gonna Be a Long Night" is featured in the video game Tony Hawk's Underground 2 and in the TV show The Shield. The music video for "Transdermal Celebration" was animated by well known Disney animator Adam Phillips.

Music critic Mark Prindle named Quebec the best album of the 2000s in an interview on Fox News Channel's Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld.[4] Mojo named it the #39 best album of 2003.[5] "CMJ" named it the #8 best album of 2003.[6]

On August 11, 2011, Dean Ween quietly released a two-disc, MP3-only collection of songs called The Caesar Demos—named after the band's original working title for Quebec—to friends on his Facebook page. In his comment, he stated the songs were all recorded between 2001 and 2003 while drummer Claude Coleman, Jr. was recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident, and that many of the tracks featured only himself and Gene. In addition to a handful of recordings that eventually made the album, the demos feature several alternate takes as well as a number of songs that have remained unreleased.[7][8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "It's Gonna Be a Long Night"   2:48
2. "Zoloft"   3:51
3. "Transdermal Celebration"   3:25
4. "Among His Tribe"   3:37
5. "So Many People in the Neighborhood"   3:28
6. "Tried and True"   4:01
7. "Happy Colored Marbles"   3:12
8. "Hey There Fancypants"   1:59
9. "Captain"   3:58
10. "Chocolate Town"   3:26
11. "I Don't Want It"   3:16
12. "The Fucked Jam"   2:53
13. "Alcan Road"   3:10
14. "The Argus"   4:51
15. "If You Could Save Yourself (You'd Save Us All)"   4:44
16. "Ohh Vah La" (Japan Bonus Track) 2:59

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

2003   Quebec         The Billboard 200        No. 81

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