Universal Audio (album)

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Universal Audio
Studio album by The Delgados
Released 20 September 2004 UK
Recorded Chem 19 Studios
Genre Indie rock
Length 40:36
Label Chemikal Underground
Producer Tony Doogan, The Delgados
The Delgados chronology
Hate
(2002)
Universal Audio
(2004)
The Complete BBC Peel Sessions
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media 7.6/10 link
Stylus A (Album of the week) link

Universal Audio is the fifth and final studio album by Scottish indie rock band The Delgados, released 20 September 2004. The album is considered to showcase a more 'stripped down' sound than its predecessor Hate, featuring less orchestral themes.

Mother and the Addicts provided backing vocals on "Keep on Breathing".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by The Delgados

  1. "I Fought the Angels"
  2. "Is This All That I Came For?"
  3. "Everybody Come Down"
  4. "Come Undone"
  5. "Get Action!"
  6. "Sink or Swim"
  7. "Bits of Bone"
  8. "The City Consumes Us"
  9. "Girls of Valour"
  10. "Keep on Breathing"
  11. "Now and Forever"

Personnel[edit]

  • Alun Woodward – guitar, vocals, producer
  • Emma Pollock – guitar, vocals, producer
  • Stewart Henderson – bass, producer
  • Paul Savage – drums, producer
  • Tony Doogan – producer, recording, mixing
  • Alan Barr – cello ("Come Undone", "Keep on Breathing")
  • Stevie Jackson – harmonica ("Get Action!")
  • Mother and the Addicts – backing vocals ("Keep on Breathing")
  • Jamie Savage – acoustic guitar ("Sink or Swim")
  • Lewis Turner – keyboards, piano
  • Susan Turner – accordion ("Keep on Breathing")
  • Bulletproof ID – artwork design
  • Stuart Reidman – portrait photography
  • Kirsty Anderson – group photography