A Piece of What You Need

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A Piece of What You Need
A Piece of what you need Cover.jpg
Studio album by Teddy Thompson
Released 17 June 2008
Genre Folk, alternative country
Label Verve Forecast
Producer Marius de Vries
Teddy Thompson chronology
Upfront & Down Low
A Piece of What You Need
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
BBC Positive
Crawdaddy! not rated link
The Guardian 4/5 stars link
Mojo 4/5 stars (Sep. 2008, p.118)
musicOMH.com 4/5 stars link
PopMatters 8/10 stars link
Q 4/5 stars (Sep. 2008)
The Times 4/5 stars link
Uncut 4/5 stars link

A Piece of What You Need is the fourth studio album by singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson. The album contains all new Teddy originals and was produced by Marius De Vries, whom Teddy met while recording background vocals on Rufus Wainwright's Want records in 2002. Included are new songs Teddy had been testing out live, such as "Turning the Gun On Myself", "In My Arms" and "Can't Sing Straight".[1]

The album debuted on the UK Albums Chart at #10.[2] The first single from A Piece of What You Need is "In My Arms". The music video features a cameo appearance by Rufus Wainwright dressed up as Elvis Presley. The song entered the UK Singles Chart at #107.[3]

The song "Turning the Gun on Myself" contains a slowed down gunshot adding a percussion-effect along with the drums on the track.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Things I Do"
  2. "What's This?!!"
  3. "In My Arms"
  4. "Where to Go From Here"
  5. "Don't Know What I Was Thinking"
  6. "Can't Sing Straight"
  7. "Slippery Slope"
  8. "Jonathan's Book"
  9. "One of These Days"
  10. "Turning the Gun on Myself"
  11. "A Piece of What You Need"

- Hidden Track: "The Price of Love" (The Everly Brothers) with Ed Harcourt

iTunes Bonus Track: "Long Life"


  1. ^ "Verve Music Group: A Piece of What You Need". Verve Music. Retrieved 2009-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Official UK Albums Chart for the week ending 6 Sept. 2008". ChartsPlus. Milton Keynes: IQ Ware Ltd (367): 5–8. 
  3. ^ "Official UK Singles Chart for the week ending 30 Aug. 2008". ChartsPlus. Milton Keynes: IQ Ware Ltd (366): 1–4. 

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