Schubert Dip

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Schubert Dip
Studio album by EMF
Released 6 May 1991 (1991-05-06)
Recorded 1990
Genre Alternative dance
Length 44:25
Label Parlophone
CDP-7-96238
Producer Pascal Gabriel & Ralph Jezzard
EMF chronology
Schubert Dip
(1991)
Stigma
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Schubert Dip is the debut album by the rock band EMF, released in 1991 on Parlophone Records. The name is a pun on the name of the popular sweet Sherbet Dip and the 19th-century composer Franz Schubert.

Reception[edit]

Alex Henderson of AllMusic gave the album three stars out of five, feeling that overall it was not as good as the standout single "Unbelievable": "The only song that comes close to packing the punch of "Unbelievable" is the intoxicating "Long Summer Days." For the most part, Schubert Dip is a prime example of an album that is simply decent when it should have been excellent".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written by James Atkin, Derry Brownson, Mark de Cloedt, Ian Dench & Zac Foley, except where noted.
  1. "Children" 5:15
  2. "Long Summer Days" 4:00
  3. "When You're Mine" (Dench) 3:22
  4. "Travelling Not Running" (Dench) 4:20
  5. "I Believe" 3:43
  6. "Unbelievable" 3:29
  7. "Girl of an Age" 3:56
  8. "Admit It" (Dench) 3:28
  9. "Lies" (Dench) 4:19
  10. "Longtime" 4:25
  11. "EMF" 3:54 (hidden track)

Personnel[edit]

EMF[edit]

  • James Atkin: Vocals, Guitars
  • Ian Dench: Guitars, Keyboards
  • Derry Brownson: Sampling, Keyboards
  • Zac Foley: Bass
  • Mark de Cloedt: Drums, Percussion

Additional musicians[edit]

  • DJ Milf: turntables, scratching & samples on "When You're Mine" & "Unbelievable"
  • Claudia Fontaine: backing vocals on "Children", "I Believe", "Girl of an Age" & "Lies"
  • Sindy Finn, Laurane McIntosh: backing vocals on "Travelling Not Running"

Samples[edit]

  • "Unbelievable" is their best known single. The song includes samples of US comedian Andrew Dice Clay throughout the track.
  • The song "Lies" originally contained a sample of the voice of John Lennon's assassin, Mark David Chapman, reciting the lyrics to Lennon's "Watching the Wheels." There was controversy over this from Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, who objected to this sample. As a result, all pressings of Schubert Dip since then have omitted the sample of Chapman's voice.
  • The song "Girl of an Age" contains a sample of the character Ernie from Sesame Street speaking to his friend Bert.
  • The song "Longtime" contains a sample of a reading of The Hollow Men by T. S. Eliot.

Notes[edit]