Velveteen (album)

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Velveteen
Studio album by Transvision Vamp
Released 20 September 1989
Recorded 1989
Genre Pop/Rock
Length 53:10
Label MCA Records
Producer Duncan Bridgeman
Zeus B. Held[1]
Transvision Vamp chronology
Pop Art
(1988)
Velveteen
(1989)
Little Magnets Versus the Bubble of Babble
(1991)
Singles from Velveteen
  1. "Baby I Don't Care"
    Released: 1989
  2. "The Only One"
    Released: 1989
  3. "Landslide of Love"
    Released: 1989
  4. "Born to Be Sold"
    Released: 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau B+[2]

Velveteen is the second album from UK pop/rock band Transvision Vamp. The album was released in 1989, a year after their debut album Pop Art. Velveteen produced such hits as "Baby I Don't Care" which reached number 3 in the UK and Australia. Velveteen went on to peak at No. 1 on the UK album charts in 1989 and No. 2 in Australia where it became the 39th highest selling album of the year (Pop Art was #25).[3]

A video was released to accompany the album. Entitled The Velveteen Singles, it featured the videos for all four singles released from the album, as well as "'behind the scenes' footage".

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Nick Christian Sayer, except where noted.[1]

  1. "Baby I Don't Care" – 4:37
  2. "The Only One" – 4:19
  3. "Landslide of Love" – 3:48
  4. "Falling for a Goldmine" (N.C. Sayer/M. Myers) – 4:28
  5. "Down on You" – 4:20
  6. "Song to the Stars" – 1:50
  7. "Kiss their Sons" – 4:16
  8. "Born to Be Sold" – 3:44
  9. "Pay the Ghosts" – 4:37
  10. "Bad Valentine" – 3:45
  11. "Velveteen" – 9:51

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[4] 1
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[5] 2
New Zealand Albums Chart[6] 12
Norwegian Albums Chart[7] 20
Swedish Albums Chart[8] 37
Swiss Albums Chart[9] 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Velveteen (Media notes). Transvision Vamp. MCA Records Ltd. 1989. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Velveteen". Robert Christgau. 
  3. ^ "ARIA Charts – End of Year Charts – Top 50 Albums 1989". Aria.com.au. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  4. ^ "Transvision Vamp – Velveteen". Chart Stats. 13 January 1990. Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "Transvision Vamp – Velveteen". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  6. ^ Steffen Hung. "Transvision Vamp – Velveteen". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "Transvision Vamp – Velveteen". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "Transvision Vamp – Velveteen". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  9. ^ Steffen Hung. "Transvision Vamp – Velveteen". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
Preceded by
Batman soundtrack by Prince
UK number one album
8 July 1989 – 14 July 1989
Succeeded by
Club Classics Vol. I by Soul II Soul