Spartacus (The Farm album)

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Spartacus
Studio album by The Farm
Released 30 April 1991
Genre Alternative rock, alternative dance, Madchester, pop
Length 45:23
Label Sire, Produce
Producer Stan Cullimore, Paul Heaton, Suggs
The Farm chronology
Spartacus
(1991)
Love See No Colour
(1992)

Spartacus is the 1991 debut album of Liverpool-based pop group The Farm, released in April 1991 in the height of Madchester. It reached number one in the UK album chart, staying there for a week. Spartacus was dedicated to the parents of former band member Andy McVann, who died in a car chase escaping from the police on 1 October 1986.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hearts and Minds" - 4:24
  2. "How Long" - 3:38
  3. "Sweet Inspiration" - 5:29
  4. "Groovy Train" - 4:10
  5. "Higher and Higher" - 4:38
  6. "Don't Let Me Down" - 4:37
  7. "Family of Man" - 4:44
  8. "Tell the Story" - 3:39
  9. "Very Emotional" - 4:41
  10. "All Together Now" - 5:41
  11. "Higher and Higher [Remix]" - 6:09
  12. "Very Emotional [Remix]" - 6:22

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic describes the album as a fascinating artifact but also as a "ridiculous by-product of baggy" containing "very little of its charm, character, or substance." The NME placed the album at number 32 in their list of the Top 50 Albums of 1991.[2]

Personnel[edit]


Notes[edit]

Preceded by
Auberge by Chris Rea
UK number one album
16 March 1991 – 22 March 1991
Succeeded by
Out of Time by R.E.M.