A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

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A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
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Studio album by
Released29 July 1996 (1996-07-29)
Recorded1996
Genre
Length47:19
LabelColumbia
ProducerHooverphonic
Hooverphonic chronology
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
(1996)
Blue Wonder Power Milk
(1998)
Singles from A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
  1. "2 Wicky"
    Released: 1996
  2. "Wardrope"
    Released: 1996
  3. "Inhaler"
    Released: 1996
  4. "Barabas"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork8.1/10[2]

A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular is the debut studio album by the Belgian band Hooverphonic. It was first released on 29 July 1996, credited to the band's original name, "Hoover". "2 Wicky", "Wardrope", "Barabas" and "Inhaler" were released as singles from the album. A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular is the band's only album with original lead singer Liesje Sadonius.

By June 1998, A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular had sold over 140,000 copies worldwide.[3] 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 essays by band members about the album.[4]

Composition[edit]

The song "2 Wicky" is based on a sampled loop from Isaac Hayes' cover of the Burt Bacharach and Hal David-penned "Walk On By", and also contains samples from "Le Voile d'Orphée" performed by Pierre Henry. The original version of the song "Plus Profond" was titled "Anything", but the sample was uncleared and the song could not be released. The full version of "Anything" was later performed on 2006's "New Stereophonic Spectacular Tour".[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Inhaler"
5:11
2."2 Wicky"4:44
3."Wardrope"
  • Callier
  • Geerts
4:31
4."Plus Profond"Callier4:24
5."Barabas"Callier3:50
6."Cinderella"
3:52
7."Nr. 9"Callier3:38
8."Sarangi"Callier4:16
9."Someone"
  • Callier
  • Geerts
  • Duchêne
  • Sadonius
4:11
10."Revolver"Callier3:54
11."Innervoice"
  • Callier
  • Geerts
4:34

Personnel[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, MacKenzie. "A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular – Hooverphonic". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  2. ^ Wisdom, James P. "Hooverphonic: A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 11 March 2007. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  3. ^ Maes, Marc (6 June 1998). "Global Music Pulse: Belgium". Billboard. p. 63. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Hooverphonic Site: News". Hooverphonic.com. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  5. ^ (seen here: [1])