A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

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A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
Studio album by Hooverphonic
Released July 29, 1996 (Belgium)
Recorded 1996
Length 47:19
Label Columbia
Producer Hooverphonic
Hooverphonic chronology
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Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media 8.1/10 link

A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular is the first album by the Belgian band Hooverphonic when the band was only known as Hoover. It was the only album with singer Liesje Sadonius. The song "2 Wicky" was featured in the movies Stealing Beauty by Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Permanent Midnight. It is based on a loop from Isaac Hayes' cover of the Burt Bacharach and Hal David penned "Walk On By, and contains sample from Le Voile d'Orphée performed by Pierre Henry." The singles released from this album are "2 Wicky", "Wardrope", "Barabas" and "Inhaler".

The album's title, A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular, is also the catchphrase of the iconic Japanese Shibuya-kei band Pizzicato Five.

In November 2011, the band announced the re-release of the album in a deluxe format, including the album on vinyl, a collection of remixes and rarities from the era, artwork, and a booklet of essay by band members about the album.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Inhaler" (Alex Callier, Raymond Geerts) – 5:11
  2. "2 Wicky" (Callier, Geerts, B. Bacharach, H. David, P. Henry) – 4:44
  3. "Wardrope" (Callier, Geerts) – 4:31
  4. "Plus Profond" (Callier) – 4:24
  5. "Barabas" (Callier) – 3:50
  6. "Cinderella" (Callier, Geerts, Frank Duchêne, Liesje Sadonius) – 3:52
  7. "Nr. 9" (Callier) – 3:38
  8. "Sarangi" (Callier) – 4:16
  9. "Someone" (Callier, Geerts, Duchêne, Sadonius) – 4:11
  10. "Revolver" (Callier) – 3:54
  11. "Innervoice" (Callier, Geerts) – 4:34

Deluxe re-release[edit]

Disc 1: The Original Album[edit]

(as above)

Disc 2: Remixes[edit]

  1. 2 Wicky - DJ Pulse remix
  2. 2 Wicky - DJ Pulse dub
  3. 2 Wicky - Not So Extended Hoovering mix
  4. 2 Wicky - Steve Hillier version
  5. Inhaler - Drum ‘N’ Orch remix (by Hoover)
  6. Inhaler - Mr Pink remix (by Hector Zazou)
  7. Inhaler - Mr Brown remix (by Hector Zazou)
  8. Inhaler - CJ’s Multicolored Rhythm Injection (Radio Edit)
  9. Inhaler - CJ’s Multicolored Rhythm Injection
  10. Wardrope - Jungle remix

Disc 3: Rarities[edit]

  1. Plus Profond (Original recording ft. sample from John Barry’s “007 And Counting”)
  2. Inhaler (Original demo ft. Esther Lybeert)
  3. Cinderella (Original demo ft. Esther Lybeert)
  4. Nr. 9 (Original demo ft. Esther Lybeert)
  5. Revolver (Original demo ft. Esther Lybeert)
  6. Instrumental
  7. Inhaler (Studio Brussel “Basta” Session 16 Jan 1997)
  8. Someone (Studio Brussel “Basta” Session 16 Jan 1997)


Year Title BE[2]
1996 "2 Wicky" -
"Wardrope" -
"Inhaler" -
"Barabas" -


  • Liesje Sadonius – vocals
  • Raymond Geerts – guitars, breaths
  • Frank Duchêne – engineering, keyboards
  • Alex Callier – programming, keyboards

Also credited:

  • Eric Bosteels – drums on "Inhaler", "Nr. 9", "Sarangi", "Revolver" and "Innervoice"
  • Stefan Bracoval – flute solo on "Wardrope"
  • Ursi Vanderherten – French parlando on "Plus Profond"
  • Charlotte Van de Perre – Spanish parlando on "Cinderella"
  • Sven Muller – single note bass on "Cinderella"


  1. ^ "Hooverphonic Site: News". Hooverphonic.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-26. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  2. ^ "– Ultratop Belgian Charts". Ultratop.be. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  • The song "Plus Profond" was originally titled "Anything", but the sample was uncleared and thus could not be released. The full version of "Anything" was later performed on 2006's "New Stereophonic Spectacular Tour" (seen here: [1]).