Apple (album)

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Apple
Mother Love Bone Apple.jpg
Studio album by Mother Love Bone
Released July 19, 1990
Recorded Fall 1989 at The Plant, Sausalito, California, and Winter 1989 at London Bridge Studios, Seattle, Washington
Genre Grunge, alternative rock, hard rock, funk metal, glam metal
Length 57:59
Label Stardog/Mercury
Lemon Recordings (reissue)
Producer Bruce Calder, Terry Date, Mark Dearnley, Mother Love Bone
Mother Love Bone chronology
Shine
(1989)
Apple
(1990)
Mother Love Bone
(1992)
Singles from Apple
  1. "Stardog Champion"
    Released: 1990
  2. "This Is Shangrila"
    Released: 1990
  3. "Stargazer"
    Released: 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The New York Timesfavorable[2]
Rolling Stonefavorable[3]
Uncut4.5/5 stars[4]
Rock Hard (de)7.5/10[5]

Apple is the only full-length studio album by the American alternative rock band Mother Love Bone. It was released on July 19, 1990 through Stardog/Mercury Records.

Days before Apple was slated to be released, lead singer Andrew Wood overdosed on heroin. After spending a few days in the hospital in a coma, he died, effectively bringing Mother Love Bone to an end. The album would see release later that year in July, and it eventually peaked at number 34 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart in 1992. Kim Neely of Rolling Stone said that the album "succeeds where countless other hard-rock albums have failed, capturing the essence of what made Zep immortal – dynamics, kids! – and giving it a unique Nineties spin."[3]

Reception[edit]

In 2005, Apple was ranked number 462 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Andrew Wood. All music written by Jeff Ament, Bruce Fairweather, Greg Gilmore, Stone Gossard, and Andrew Wood. Primary composers listed below.[7]

  1. "This Is Shangrila" (Gossard) – 3:42
  2. "Stardog Champion" (Gossard) – 4:58
  3. "Holy Roller" (Ament) – 4:27
  4. "Bone China" (Gossard) – 3:44
  5. "Come Bite the Apple" (Gossard) – 5:26
  6. "Stargazer" (Wood) – 4:49
  7. "Heartshine" – 4:36
  8. "Captain Hi-Top" – 3:07
  9. "Man of Golden Words" (Wood) – 3:41
  10. "Capricorn Sister" (Gossard) – 4:19
  11. "Gentle Groove" (Wood) – 4:02
  12. "Mr. Danny Boy" (Gossard) – 4:50
  13. "Crown of Thorns" (Wood) – 6:18
Reissue bonus track
  1. "Lady Godiva Blues" – 3:40

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "allmusic ((( Apple > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved May 20, 2009.
  2. ^ Browne, David (1990-11-18). "RECORDINGS VIEW; Seattle Rock: Out of the Woods and Into the Wild". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
  3. ^ a b Neely, Kim (1990-10-04). "Mother Love Bone: Apple". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on February 10, 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
  4. ^ "Mother Love Bone: Apple". Uncut. Retrieved on May 20, 2009.
  5. ^ Stratmann, Holger. "Rock Hard". issue 62. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  6. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 23. ISBN 3-89880-517-4.
  7. ^ "Apple Liner Notes".