Recorded Live at a Sloan Party

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Recorded Live at a Sloan Party!
Studio album by Sloan
Genre Rock, power pop
Sloan chronology
One Chord to Another
(1996)
Recorded Live At A Sloan Party
(1997)
Navy Blues
(1998)

Recorded Live at a Sloan Party! was a rare album release by Sloan; it was released in the United States in 1996 as a bonus album to March Records' release of One Chord to Another. [In the US: packaged with initial pressings through The Enclave label]. It was later released in Japan in a one-disc package with One Chord to Another on Universal Records.

Although the album is called Live at a...Party, and background noises and conversations between the songs suggest that the album was recorded during a party attended by Sloan and friends (including Jennifer Pierce from the band Jale, and Joel Plaskett), the four members of Sloan now admit that the album was recorded in a studio. The background noises were in fact recorded at a party where Sloan and friends were present, but the noises were simply dubbed over the music. The gimmick is given away in the middle of the 'Transona Five/On The Road Again" medley, where Jay Ferguson "walks outside" and talks to an over-enthusiastic fan in the middle of the song. Guitarist Patrick Pentland de-mystified the Party Album on the official site, letting fans know the truth about the studio recordings.

Conceptually, the album is intentionally similar to The Beach Boys' 1965 album Beach Boys' Party!.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Let's Get the Party Started – 2:28
  2. I Can Feel It - 3:54 (from Twice Removed)
  3. Dignified and Old - 3:12 (originally by The Modern Lovers)
  4. Glitter and Gold - 3:02 (originally by The Everly Brothers and later The Turtles)
  5. Over You - 3:20 (originally by Roxy Music)
  6. I Am the Cancer - 3:22 (from Smeared)
  7. I Can't Let Go - 2:35 (originally by The Hollies)
  8. Stood Up - 3:28 (originally by Matthew Grimson)
  9. On the Road Again/Transona Five - 4:42 (originally by Canned Heat/Stereolab)
  10. I Wouldn't Want to Lose Your Love - 5:45 (originally by April Wine)
  • Track 1 through Track 10 include recorded "party sound" effects
  • Track 8 is a different song from the 1996 7" single.)

Trivia[edit]

Sloan got the idea for the "Party album," as it is known amongst their fans, from a similar release by The Beach Boys.

External links[edit]

Article on the official site about the album. [1]