Ways to Forget

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Ways to Forget
Studio album by Clock Opera
Released 23 April 2012 (2012-04-23)
Recorded The League of Imaginary Nations, London
The Studio Down Below, Bridport
Genre Indie rock
Length 43:46
Label Moshi Moshi and Island
Producer Guy Connelly
Singles from Ways to Forget
  1. "Once and for All"
    Released: 3 February 2012
  2. "Man Made"
    Released: 16 April 2012
  3. "Belongings"
    Released: 30 July 2012
  4. "The Lost Buoys"
    Released: 5 November 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 59/100[1]
Q Magazine 3/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[3]
The Times 4/5 stars[4]
Beats Per Minute (67%)[5]

Ways to Forget is the debut studio album of British indie rock group Clock Opera, released on 23 April 2012. Prior to the album, the band made singles for the songs "White Noise," "A Piece of String," "Once and for All" and "Belongings." An EP of "Lesson No. 7" was released on 3 October 2011. The first single from the album was a new recording of "Once and for All" on 3 February 2012. A EP of "Man Made" and its remixes was released on 16 April 2012.[6] "Belongings" was re-released on 30 July 2012.[7] A single of "The Lost Buoys" was released for 5 November 2012.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Guy Connelly except where noted, all music composed by Clock Opera.

No. Title Length
1. "Once and for All"   5:14
2. "Lesson No. 7"   4:25
3. "11th Hour"   4:44
4. "Man Made"   4:08
5. "Belongings"   4:53
6. "White Noise"   3:35
7. "A Piece of String"   3:29
8. "The Lost Buoys"   4:07
9. "Move to the Mountains"   4:25
10. "Fail Better" (incorporates an excerpt from Worstward Ho by Samuel Beckett[9]) 4:46

Personnel[edit]

Clock Opera

  • Guy Connelly – lead vocals, guitar, samples
  • Andy West – bass, guitar
  • Che Albrighton – drums
  • Dan Armstrong – keyboards, samples, backing vocals

Production

  • Guy Connelly – production and recording
  • Xavier Stephenson, assisted by Liam Nolan – recording drums on tracks 1–9 at Metropolis Studios
  • Matt Wills – recording drums on track 10 at The Square
  • Cenzo Townshend, assisted by Sean Julliard – mixing tracks 1–4 & 10
  • Dan Grech-Marguerat – mixing tracks 5–9
  • Richard Robinson – design and art direction
  • Mads Perch – photography
  • Jonathan Goddard, Gemma Nixon, Alexander Whitley, Malgorzata Dzierzon – dancers on album artwork[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/ways-to-forget
  2. ^ "Clock Opera: Ways to Forget". Q: 94. 2012-05. 
  3. ^ Nicholson, Rebecca (12 April 2012). "Clock Opera: Ways to Forget". The Guardian (London). ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Burgess, Kaya (21 April 2012). "Clock Opera: Ways to Forget". The Times (London). ISSN 0140-0460.  (subscription required)
  5. ^ http://beatsperminute.com/reviews/album-review-clock-opera-ways-to-forget/
  6. ^ Baggs, Michael. "Newcomers Clock Opera Debut 'Man Made' Video", Gigwise, 15 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  7. ^ "Clock Opera Announce Full List Of Autumn 2012 UK Dates", Contact Music, 12 June 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  8. ^ "Watch: Clock Opera Unveil 'The Lost Buoys' Video", DIY, 18 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-18.
  9. ^ a b Ways to Forget (booklet). Clock Opera. Island Records. 2012. p. 7.