White Magic for Lovers

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White Magic for Lovers
Studio album by Drugstore
Released June 9, 1998
Recorded 1998, El Cortijo studios, Spain
Genre Alternative rock, Dream pop
Length 49:35
Label Roadrunner Records
Producer Drugstore, Clive Martin
Singles from White Magic For Lovers
  1. "Mondo Cane"
    Released: October 1996 (1996-10)
  2. "El President"
    Released: April 1998 (1998-04)
  3. "Sober"
    Released: May 1998 (1998-05)
  4. "Say Hello"
    Released: September 1998 (1998-09)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

White Magic for Lovers is the second album released by the London based band Drugstore. It reached the UK albums chart at number 45.[2] The album was noted for the "Song for Pessoa", about the Portuguese modernist poet Fernando Pessoa, "The Funeral" and the song "El President", a duet between Isabel Monteiro and Radiohead's Thom Yorke, which reached the UK singles chart at number 20. [3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Say Hello"   3:30
2. "Mondo Cane"   3:35
3. "El President"   2:50
4. "Sober"   4:05
5. "I Know I Could"   4:10
6. "Spacegirl"   4:25
7. "Never Come Down"   4:13
8. "Song For Pessoa"   3:42
9. "I Don't Wanna Be Here Without You"   3:40
10. "White Magic for Lovers"   4:26
11. "Tips for Travelling"   2:08
12. "The Funeral (But Most of All)"   4:08
13. "Everything a Girl Should Have" (hidden track) 3:31

Personnel[edit]

  • Vocals, bass, artwork – Isabel Monteiro
  • Guitar, vocals – Daron Robinson
  • Cello – Ian Burdge
  • Drums – Mike Chylinski
  • Photography [band] – Ray Lombard

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[4] 45

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak position
[4]
UK Singles
1998 "El President" 20
"Sober" 68

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ White Magic for Lovers at AllMusic
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 169. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/search-results-album/_/el+president
  4. ^ a b "DRUGSTORE | Artist | Official Charts". UK Singles Chart. Retrieved April 14, 2012.