Behind the Sun (Chicane album)

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Behind the Sun
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Studio album by Chicane
Released 27 March 2000
Recorded Modena One, Mothership Studios UK
Genre Trance, ambient
Length 70:10
Label Xtravaganza Recordings
Producer Nick Bracegirdle, Ray "The Madman" Hedges, Martin Brannigan
Chicane chronology
Far from the Maddening Crowds
(1997)
Behind the Sun
(2000)
Easy to Assemble (2003) (Unreleased)
Singles from Behind The Sun
  1. "Saltwater"
    Released: 24 May 1999
  2. "Don't Give Up"
    Released: 6 March 2000
  3. "No Ordinary Morning"
    Released: 10 July 2000
  4. "Autumn Tactics"
    Released: 16 October 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
ARTISTdirect 3/5 stars [2]
Miami Herald 3/5 stars [3]
TranceCritic.com 4/5 stars [4]
Billboard favourable [5]
The Observer favourable [6]

Behind the Sun is Chicane's second studio album. It was released on March 27, 2000 under Alex Gold's Xtravaganza Recordings in the UK. In the United States, it was distributed by C2 Records, as part of a then newly signed distribution deal between Xtravaganza and the now defunct imprint of Columbia Records.[7][8]

The album is described by Bracegirdle in the liner notes as a reflection on "a year in the life of Chicane".

The lead single, "Saltwater" was released in 1999, and became a club hit, like Chicane's previous hit "Offshore". The song included new version of the vocals from Clannad's "Theme from Harry's Game" provided by the original singer, Máire Brennan.[6] Other singles included the dance hit, "Don't Give Up" (#1 in UK) with Bryan Adams's vocals, "Autumn Tactics", "No Ordinary Morning" and "Halcyon". The collaboration with Adams followed a remix by Bracegirdle of one of Adams' songs.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Nick Bracegirdle in addition to those otherwise noted.

  1. "Overture" – 3:46
  2. "Low Sun" – 6:56
  3. "No Ordinary Morning" (Bracegirdle, Ray Hedges, Martin Brannigan) – 5:08
  4. "Saltwater" (Original Mix) (Bracegirdle, Hedges, Pól Brennan, Ciarán Brennan) – 10:03
  5. "Halcyon" – 9:01
  6. "Autumn Tactics" (Bracegirdle, Hedges) – 4:53
  7. "Overlap" – 4:38
  8. "Don't Give Up" (Bracegirdle, Bryan Adams, Hedges) – 8:22
    • Vocals: Bryan Adams
  9. "Saltwater" (The Thrillseekers Remix) – 6:55
    • Vocals: Máire Brennan
  10. "Andromeda" (Bracegirdle, Elstob) – 6:38
  11. "Don't Give Up" (radio edit) – 3:40 (Hidden Track)
    • Vocals: Bryan Adams

CD+DVD edition[edit]

In July 2003 the album was re-released with an additional DVD compiling all the music videos released for the album's singles.

The DVD's track listing is:

  1. "Overture" (Main menu)
  2. "Saltwater"
  3. "Don't Give Up"
  4. "No Ordinary Morning"
  5. "Autumn Tactics"
  6. "Saltwater" (TV theme for Tourism Ireland)

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William "Behind the Sun Review", Allmusic, Macrovision Corporation, retrieved 19 November 2009
  2. ^ "Behind the Sun by Chicane @ ARTISTdirect.com - Shop, Listen, Download". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  3. ^ Cohen, Howard (2000) "Reviews of new releases by Eve 6, Chicane, Sally Taylor", Miami Herald, 2 August 2000
  4. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20120207041018/http://www.trancecritic.com/modules.php?name=MReviews&op=show&rid=145
  5. ^ Paoletta, Michael (2000) "Chicane Behind the Sun", Billboard, 15 July 2000, retrieved 19 November 2009
  6. ^ a b Spencer, Neil (2000) "THIS WEEK'S ESSENTIAL RELEASES: CHICANE - Behind the Sun", The Observer, 26 March 2000
  7. ^ Editorial - Chicane. (May 2000). Urbnet.com. Accessed 2 April 2006.
  8. ^ a b Paoletta, Michael (2000) "Chicane Delivers Emotional Grooves 'Behind the Sun'", Billboard, 10 June 2000, p. 38, 40
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Chicane - Behind the Sun". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 12 August 2008.
  10. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. Chart Log UK: Oliver Cheatham - Convert. (22 March 2005). Chart Log UK. Accessed 2 April 2006.