Calm Animals

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Calm Animals
The Fixx - Calm Animals.jpg
Studio album by The Fixx
Released 1988
Recorded Air Studios, Montserrat (1988)
Genre New Wave, pop rock, progressive rock
Length 37:45
Label RCA
Producer William Wittman
The Fixx chronology
React
(1987)
Calm Animals
(1988)
Ink
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Calm Animals is the fifth studio album by British new wave band The Fixx, released in 1988.[2] The single "Driven Out" gave them a #1 song on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in early 1989, and reached #55 on the Billboard Hot 100. Additionally, the single "Precious Stone" reached the top 25 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart later that year.

Track listing[edit]

All songs are written by Cy Curnin, Adam Woods, Jamie West-Oram, Rupert Greenall, and Dan K. Brown, except where noted.

  1. "I'm Life" – 3:19
  2. "Driven Out" – 3:59
  3. "Subterranean" – 3:43
  4. "Precious Stone" (The Fixx, Woods) – 3:08
  5. "Gypsy Feet" (Curnin, The Fixx) – 4:03
  6. "Calm Animals" – 4:12
  7. "Shred of Evidence" – 3:41
  8. "The Flow" (Curnin, The Fixx) – 2:59
  9. "World Weary" (Curnin, The Fixx) – 4:38
  10. "Cause to Be Alarmed" (Curnin, The Fixx) – 3:46
  11. "Never Mind What You Leave Behind" [*] (Curnin, The Fixx) – 3:17

* bonus track on 2001 CD re-issue

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: William Wittman
  • Engineers: John Agnello, Richard Moakes, David Thoener
  • Assistant engineer: Ted Trewhella
  • Mixing: David Thoener
  • Art direction: Ed Spyra
  • Photography: Chris Parker
  • Paintings: George Underwood

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1989 The Billboard 200 72

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1989 "Driven Out" Billboard Hot 100 55
1989 "Driven Out" Mainstream Rock 1
1989 "Driven Out" Modern Rock 11
1989 "Precious Stone" Mainstream Rock 23

Notes[edit]