Jarvis (album)

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Jarvis
Studio album by Jarvis Cocker
Released 14 November 2006 (UK)
3 April 2007 (US)
Recorded Yellow Arch Studios, KPI Studios, Angel Studios
Genre Britpop
Length 46:54
Label Rough Trade Records
Producer Graham Sutton, Jarvis Cocker
Jarvis Cocker chronology
Jarvis
(2006)
Further Complications
(2009)

Jarvis (also known as The Jarvis Cocker Record) is the debut solo album by Pulp vocalist and musician Jarvis Cocker, released in the UK on 13 November 2006.

Production[edit]

Steve Mackey and Mark Webber, fellow band members from Pulp play on this record. Antony Genn, a former Pulp member, and Richard Hawley, who toured and performed, also play on the album. Candida Doyle has played on various tracks when performed live. The song "Cunts are Still Running the World" can be heard during the closing credits of the film Children of Men.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jarvis Cocker, except for "Black Magic" by Jarvis Cocker and Steve Mackey

  1. "The Loss Adjuster (Excerpt 1)" – 0:29
  2. "Don't Let Him Waste Your Time" – 4:09
  3. "Black Magic" – 4:21
  4. "Heavy Weather" – 3:49
  5. "I Will Kill Again" – 3:45
  6. "Baby's Coming Back to Me" – 4:09
  7. "Fat Children" – 3:23
  8. "From Auschwitz to Ipswich" – 3:49
  9. "Disney Time" – 3:04
  10. "Tonite" – 3:56
  11. "Big Julie" – 4:41
  12. "The Loss Adjuster (Excerpt 2)" – 0:29
  13. "Quantum Theory" – 4:40
    "Cunts Are Still Running The World" – 4:50
    • "Cunts are Still Running the World" is included as a hidden track on the CD, 30 minutes on from the end of "Quantum Theory". The vinyl version of the album features the track on a separate 45 rpm single.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2006).[1] Provider(s) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart BPI/OCC 37

Credits and personnel[edit]

Band[edit]

  • Jarvis Cocker – vocals, guitar (tracks 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10), synthesizer (tracks 2, 3, 5, 7, 8), piano (tracks 1, 5, 9, 11, 12), six-string bass (track 7), organ (track 4), mellotron (track 5), vibraphone (track 8), glockenspiel (track 6)
  • Richard Hawley – guitar, lyre, vocals, piano, celeste, percussion, vibraphone
  • Steve Mackey – bass, guitar, vibraphone
  • Ross Orton – drums, timpani, percussion, guitar

Musicians[edit]

  • Jason Buckle – keyboards, synthesiser
  • Antony Genn – vocals
  • Richard B Humphries – storm recording
  • Alasdair Malloy – percussion, conga, percussion arrangement, marimba, glockenspiel
  • Philip Sheppard – string arrangement, choral arrangement
  • Martin Slattery – piano, saxophone
  • Graham Sutton – string arrangement, keyboards

Strings[edit]

  • Violins – Samantha Vine
  • Violas – Thomas Weatherill
  • Cellos – Jack Jones
  • Double bass – Adem Yildrim

Choir[edit]

  • Karla Obeydani
  • Charlie Dickinson
  • Tommy Booth-Cole
  • Eric Hunt
  • James Kempster
  • Sam Addo
  • Ella Dinsdale-Butterz
  • Godwin Kanton
  • Clinton Tebu
  • Adam Willett
  • Tom More
  • Jorral Levine

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Drowned in Sound (8/10)[3]
The Guardian 5/5 stars[4]
NME 7/10 stars[5]
The Observer 5/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media (6.2/10)[7]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[8]
Stylus Magazine (B)[9]

Initial critical response to Jarvis was very positive. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 82, based on 30 reviews.[10]

Notes[edit]