A Triumph for Man

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A Triumph for Man
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Studio album by Mew
Released April 1997
Genre Indie rock, indie pop, post rock, alternative, shoegaze
Length 46:59
Label Exlibris Musik
Producer Mew, Damon Tutunjian
Mew chronology
A Triumph for Man
(1997)
Half the World Is Watching Me
(2000)Half the World Is Watching Me2000
Singles from A Triumph for Man
  1. "I Should Have Been a Tsin-Tsi (For You)"
    Released: March 1997
  2. "She Came Home for Christmas"
    Released: 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Gaffa 4/6 stars link
Soundvenue 6/6 stars link
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars link

A Triumph for Man is the first album by Danish band Mew, released in April 1997 by the Danish record label Exlibris Musik.

Only 2,000 copies of the album were printed initially and prices for an original copy have reached upwards of US$200 on auction site eBay.[1]

On 18 September 2006 A Triumph for Man was re-released along with a CD with bonus material, including demos and acoustic versions of songs.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wheels over Me" – 2:33
  2. "Beautiful Balloon" – 4:27
  3. "Wherever" – 5:56
  4. "Panda" – 4:11
  5. "Then I Run" – 3:53
  6. "Life Is Not Distant" – 1:08
  7. "No Shadow Kick" – 3:06
  8. "Snowflake" – 3:30
  9. "She Came Home for Christmas" – 4:54
  10. "Pink Monster" – 0:46
  11. "I Should Have Been a Tsin-Tsi (for You)" – 2:19
  12. "How Things Turn out to Be" – 0:44
  13. "Web" – 4:34
  14. "Coffee Break" – 4:37

2006 reissue bonus disc[edit]

  1. "Studio Snippet #1" – 0:31
  2. "Say You're Sorry" (ATFM Session) – 6:09
  3. "Beautiful Balloon" (acoustic) – 4:15
  4. "Web" (demo) – 5:42
  5. "Chinese Gun" (demo) – 3:06
  6. "Studio Snippet #2" – 0:30
  7. "I Should Have Been a Tsin-Tsi (For You)" (demo) – 1:43
  8. "Wheels over Me" (demo) – 2:48
  9. "Superfriends" (demo) – 4:40


Personnel[edit]

Singles[edit]

Mew only released one proper single from their first album, "She Came Home for Christmas". However a promo-single "I Should Have Been a Tsin-Tsi (For You)" was released in March 1997, before the album.

Year Single
1997 "I Should Have Been a Tsin-Tsi (for You)"
"She Came Home for Christmas"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mew". MTV.com. Archived from the original on 26 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-19.