Stateless (Lene Lovich album)

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Stateless
Studio album by Lene Lovich
Released October 1978 (1978-10)
Recorded 1978
Genre New wave
Length 35:31
Label Stiff
Producer
  • Lene Lovich
  • Les Chappell
Lene Lovich chronology
Stateless
(1978)
Flex
(1979)
Singles from Stateless
  1. "I Think We're Alone Now"
    Released: July 1978
  2. "Lucky Number"
    Released: January 26, 1979
  3. "Say When"
    Released: May 11, 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]

Stateless is the debut studio album by American singer Lene Lovich, released in October 1978 by Stiff Records. The album is produced by Lene Lovich and Les Chappell, who credited themselves under the name "The Stateless". It was first released outside the United Kingdom, then a UK version of the album was released with a different tracklist and later it was released in the United States.

The lead single "Lucky Number" received very positive reviews from music critics, peaked at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart and became a defining song of the new wave genre.

Track listings[edit]

Original (1978) and US version (1979)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Home"  
3:40
2. "Sleeping Beauty"  
  • Lovich
  • Chappell
3:00
3. "Lucky Number"  
  • Lovich
  • Chappell
2:47
4. "Too Tender (to Touch)"  
  • Lovich
  • Chappell
4:04
5. "Say When"  
  • Jimme O'Neill
2:49
6. "Writing on the Wall"  
  • Lovich
  • Chappell
3:08
7. "Telepathy"  
  • O'Neill
2:45
8. "Momentary Breakdown"  
  • Lovich
  • Chappell
3:18
9. "I Think We're Alone Now"   2:45
10. "One In A 1,000,000"  
  • Lovich
  • Chappell
2:48
11. "Tonight"   4:27
Total length:
35:31


Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Lene Lovich - vocals, saxophone
  • Les Chappell - guitar, synthesizer, percussion, vocals
  • Jeff Smith - synthesizer
  • Nick Plytas - Hammond organ, piano
  • Ron François - bass, percussion, vocals
  • Bobby Irwin - drums, percussion, vocals
  • Brian Griffin - photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. Stateless (Lene Lovich album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 15 May 2007.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Lene Lovich > Consumer Guide Reviews". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 

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