Universal Mother

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Universal Mother
Studio album by Sinéad O'Connor
Released 13 September 1994
Genre Rock
Length 52:50
Label Ensign/Chrysalis
Producer Sinéad O'Connor, John Reynolds, Tim Simenon, Phil Coulter
Sinéad O'Connor chronology
Am I Not Your Girl?
Universal Mother
Gospel Oak EP
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]
NME (8/10)[3]
Q 4/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau B−[4]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[5]


Vibe (favorable)[3]

Universal Mother is the fourth album by Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor. It was released in 1994, and sold 1.5 million copies worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Germaine"   Germaine Greer   0:38
2. "Fire On Babylon"   O'Connor, Reynolds O'Connor, Reynolds, Simenon 5:11
3. "John I Love You"   O'Connor O'Connor, Reynolds, Coulter 5:31
4. "My Darling Child"   O'Connor O'Connor, Reynolds, Coulter 3:09
5. "Am I A Human?"   Jake Reynolds Jake Reynolds 0:24
6. "Red Football"   O'Connor O'Connor, Reynolds, Coulter 2:48
7. "All Apologies"   Kurt Cobain O'Connor 2:37
8. "A Perfect Indian"   O'Connor O'Connor, Reynolds, Coulter 4:22
9. "Scorn Not His Simplicity"   Coulter O'Connor, Coulter 4:26
10. "All Babies"   O'Connor O'Connor, Reynolds 4:29
11. "In This Heart"   O'Connor O'Connor, Reynolds, Coulter 3:11
12. "Tiny Grief Song"   O'Connor O'Connor, Reynolds, Coulter 1:56
13. "Famine"   O'Connor, Clayton, Simenon, Reynolds O'Connor, Reynolds, Simenon 4:56
14. "Thank You For Hearing Me"   O'Connor, Reynolds O'Connor, Reynolds, Simenon 6:25

Note: "Famine" quotes the song "Eleanor Rigby" by The Beatles.