When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up

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When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up
Studio album by Snow Patrol
Released 5 March 2001 (UK)
24 April 2001 (US)
Recorded 2000 at Substation, CaVa, The Stables, Rage
Genre Indie rock
Length 47:44
57:35 (2006 re-release)
Label Jeepster Records
Producer Snow Patrol, Michael Brennan
Snow Patrol chronology
Songs for Polarbears
(1998)
When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up
(2001)
Final Straw
(2003)
Singles from When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up
  1. "Ask Me How I Am"
    Released: 20 November 2000
  2. "One Night Is Not Enough"
    Released: 5 March 2001

When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up is the second album by the indie rock band Snow Patrol, released on 24 April 2001 in the UK and 5 March in the US.[1]

The album charted at #129 in the UK and failed to sell well upon its initial release. But its re-release saw it eventually go Gold in the UK.

Background[edit]

The album was to be titled Santa Maria, and by June 2000, newer material like "Chased By... I Don't Know What", "Black and Blue" and "One Night is Not Enough" was making its way into live performances.[2] However, the album's release was held over for six months. Gary Lightbody used this time to write more songs. "Run", "Chocolate" and "Spitting Games" were written during this period, and later appeared on the next album Final Straw. On the tour following the release in March 2001, the band introduced "Run" to their audience, who received it very positively. In Lightbody's words: "I remember people's jaws dropping, and the applause going on for longer than any of our other songs."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Gary Lightbody, all music composed by Gary Lightbody, Mark McClelland and Jonny Quinn.

No. Title Length
1. "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again"   2:10
2. "Ask Me How I Am"   2:34
3. "Making Enemies"   4:18
4. "Black and Blue"   3:40
5. "Last Ever Lone Gunman"   2:43
6. "If I'd Found the Right Words to Say"   4:47
7. "Batten Down the Hatch"   3:29
8. "One Night Is Not Enough"   3:23
9. "Chased by... I Don't Know What"   2:41
10. "On/Off"   2:40
11. "An Olive Grove Facing the Sea"   5:18
12. "When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up"   3:17
13. "Make Love to Me Forever"   2:55
14. "Firelight"   3:43

Bonus tracks on 2006 re-release[edit]

No. Title Length
15. "In Command of Cars"   3.59
16. "Talk to the Trees"   1:57
17. "Monkey Mobe"   1:16
18. "Workwear Shop"   2:25
19. "Ask Me How I Am (Video)"   2:44
  • All bonus tracks originally appeared as B-sides to the singles released from "When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up".[4]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Entertainment.ie 3/5 stars link
Hot Press (11/12)[5]
NME (5/10) link
PopMatters 6/10 stars 2006
Pitchfork Media (7.6/10) link
Rolling Stone (favorable) link
RTÉ 5/5 stars link
Sunday Tribune (very favorable) link
The Trades A link
Yahoo! Music 8/10 stars link

Hot Press' Fiona Reid's review of the album was extremely favorable, who found the album had plenty of "magical moments". She felt that the album "reaches a quiet place within the chaos", and declared it was a "classic". She rated the album 11 out of 12.[5] It was ranked #50 in CMJ New Music Top 75 in August 2001.[6] Scott Juba of the website The Trades also praised the album, describing it along with its predecessor Songs For Polarbears as 'wonderful', giving special acclaim to the track 'An Olive Grove Facing The Sea'.[7]

Personnel[edit]

Snow Patrol
Other personnel
  • Liam Saunders - electric piano on track 3
  • Mick Cooke - flugelhorn, trumpet on track 3
  • Stuart Murdoch - piano on tracks 6, 14
  • Kevin Lynch - extra vocals on track 7
  • Rob Dillam - feedback guitar on track 8; acoustic guitar on track 11
  • Richard Colburn - percussion on track 9
  • Fly by Heart - choir on track 11
  • John Todd - trumpet on track 11
  • Peter Harvey - cello on track 12
  • David Burke - viola on track 12
  • Caroline Evans - violin on track 12
  • Michael Brennan, Jr. - producer

Peak positions and certifications[edit]

Chart Provider(s) Peak
position
Sales Certification
UK Albums Chart BPI 129[8] 100,000 Gold[9]
Organization Level Date[9]
BPI - UK Silver 3 February 2006
BPI - UK Gold 15 June 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up at AllMusic
  2. ^ Carberry, Colin (8 June 2000). "There's no business like snow business". Hot Press. Retrieved 4 January 2010.  Appears as: "The new material that has been gradually seeping into the live show now puts the older chestnuts firmly in the shade. If Black And Blue, Chased By I Don't Know What, and future single One Night is Not Enough are typical of the gear the second record is driving in, then Santa Maria will be a triumph."
  3. ^ Earls, John. "Snow Patrol on their future". Planet Sound. Teletext. Retrieved 23 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Snow Patrol album reissues". Jeepster. Retrieved 15 June 2009. 
  5. ^ a b Reid, Fiona (15 February 2001). "Snow Patrol - When It's All Over We Still Have to Clear Up (Jeepster)". Hot Press. Retrieved 1 October 2009.  Note: Archived page, can be found here [1].
  6. ^ Orlov, Piotr (August 2001). "Top 75". CMJ New Music (CMJ Network, Inc.) (95): p. 96. ISSN 1074-6978. Retrieved 30 October 2009. 
  7. ^ http://www.the-trades.com/article.php?id=2965.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "Chart Log UK: DJ S - The System Of Life". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  9. ^ a b "Certified Awards Search". BPI. Retrieved 25 August 2009.  Note: Need to manually search for 'Snow Patrol'.