Two Shoes

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Two Shoes
Studio album by The Cat Empire
Released 17 April 2005
Recorded November-December 2004
Genre Ska/Jazz
Length 58:50
Label Virgin (Aus/NZ)
Indica Records (Canada)
Velour Recordings (US)
Producer Jerry Boys, Felix Riebl & The Cat Empire
The Cat Empire chronology
The Cat Empire
(2003)
Two Shoes
(2005)
Cities
(2006)

Two Shoes is the second studio album by Australian band The Cat Empire, the follow-up to the wildly successful self-titled first album, The Cat Empire. It was recorded in 2004/2005 in Havana, Cuba.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sly" – 3:47
  2. "In My Pocket" – 5:04
  3. "Lullaby" – 5:35
  4. "The Car Song" – 4:19
  5. "Two Shoes" – 5:13
  6. "Miserere" – 6:39
  7. "Sol Y Sombra" – 6:02
  8. "Party Started" – 3:46
  9. "Protons, Neutrons, Electrons" – 4:44
  10. "Saltwater" – 4:06
  11. "The Night That Never End" – 9:35 (hidden track "1001", begins at 5:35).

Bonus DVD

  1. Documentary - "Estudio 101: The Making of Two Shoes"
  2. Live at The Forum - "Lullaby" and "The Car Song"
  3. Music Videos - "Sly", "The Car Song" and "Two Shoes"
  4. The Making of "Two Shoes" Music Video.
  • DVD is available for separate purchase via their website

Versions[edit]

In 2007, a North American version was released for the US market through Velour Recordings. The album added the track "The Chariot (Havana Version)", and the removed "Miserere" and the hidden track "1001".

Again in 2007, Two Shoes was released in some European countries under the Universal Music Group. It added "How to Explain?", "Hello", "The Lost Song", "Days Like These", "The Rhythm" as the first 5 tracks of the album, removed "Miserere" (with "The Chariot" (Havana version) in its place), "Saltwater", "The Night That Never End" and "1001", and finally added "The Wine Song" as the last track.

The album was also released under Indica Records in 2006. The special edition release is as follows:

Disc 1

  1. "Sly"
  2. "In My Pocket"
  3. "Lullaby"
  4. "The Car Song"
  5. "Two Shoes"
  6. "The Chariot" (Havana version)
  7. "Sol y Sombra"
  8. "Party Started"
  9. "Protons, Neutrons, Electrons"
  10. "Hello"
  11. "How to Explain?"
  12. "The Lost Song"
  13. "Days Like These"
  14. "The Rhythm"
  15. "The Wine Song"

Disc 2 - DVD

  1. Live at The Forum - "Lullaby" and "The Car Song"
  2. Woodford Folk Festival - "Sly" and "How to Explain?"
  3. From On the Attack - "The Lost Song", "The Rhythm", and DVD 'encore' videos - "Dancers" and "L'hotel de Californie".
  4. Music videos - "Hello", "The Chariot", "The Car Song" and "Two Shoes".

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2005 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
FasterLouder (N/R) [2]
Music Box 3/5 stars [3]


Sources[edit]

Preceded by
Anthony Callea by Anthony Callea
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
25 April - 1 May 2005
Succeeded by
...Something to Be by Rob Thomas