Casino Twilight Dogs

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Casino Twilight Dogs
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Studio album by Youth Group
Released 15 July 2006 (Australia)
30 January 2007 (US)
Recorded December 2005 – April 2006
Studio Velvet Studios, Sydney; Seedy Underbelly Studios, Los Angeles
Genre Indie rock
Length 41:15
Label Ivy League Records
ANTI-/Epitaph Records
Producer Wayne Connolly
Youth Group chronology
Skeleton Jar
(2004)
Casino Twilight Dogs
(2006)
The Night Is Ours
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]
The Daily Telegraph 3.5/5 stars[3]
The Australian 4/5 stars[4]
The Sun-Herald 7/10 stars[5]
Herald Sun 3/5 stars[6]
The Age 3/5 stars[7]
Sunday Age 3/5 stars[8]
Sunday Herald Sun 3/5 stars[9]

Casino Twilight Dogs is the third studio album from Australian band Youth Group, released in 2006. The album came several months after the Australian chart success of the band's cover of Alphaville's "Forever Young," which had been recorded for the soundtrack of the US TV drama The O.C.. "Forever Young" had received extensive radio airplay and become a platinum-selling, No. 1 single in Australia, its success taking the band by surprise as they mixed Casino Twilight Dogs. The song, although different in style to their self-written material, was added as the album's final track.[10]

The album includes one song, "The Destruction of Laurel Canyon," that details a 2005 mudslide in the famous Los Angeles neighbourhood, and another, "TJ", about Aboriginal teenager Thomas "TJ" Hickey", whose death led to the 2004 Redfern riots in Sydney.[10] Drummer Danny Allen said "Start Today Tomorrow" was among a series of songs singer Toby Martin had often played at solo gigs—"ones we hadn't tackled that just sound good on their own with guitar and voice. I've been blown away when I've watched him play some of these songs and it's great one of them is on the record for others to have that experience."[11]

A limited edition CD/DVD version of the album was also released in Australia. The US release of the album features a different track order and replaces "Let It Go" with "Christmas Windows." Music videos were produced for the singles "Forever Young," "Catching & Killing," and "Daisychains."

"Forever Young" was ranked No. 7 on the ARIA Charts list of top 100 singles for 2006;[12] Casino Twilight Dogs peaked at No. 10 on the ARIA Albums Chart and is the band's highest-charting album.[13] It reached No. 32 on the New Zealand Albums Chart.[14]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Youth Group except where noted.

Australian version
No. Title Length
1. "Catching & Killing" 3:12
2. "On a String" 3:14
3. "Let It Go" 3:10
4. "Start Today Tomorrow" 3:25
5. "Dead Zoo" 3:07
6. "Under the Underpass" 3:29
7. "Daisychains" 4:22
8. "Sorry" 3:28
9. "TJ" 2:37
10. "The Destruction of Laurel Canyon" 5:04
11. "Sicily" 2:13
12. "Forever Young" (Marian Gold, Bernhard Lloyd, Frank Mertens) 3:59
US version
No. Title Length
1. "On a String" 3:14
2. "Sorry" 3:28
3. "Catching & Killing" 3:12
4. "Dead Zoo" 3:07
5. "Under the Underpass" 3:29
6. "Sicily" 2:13
7. "Daisychains" 4:22
8. "Forever Young" (Marian Gold, Bernhard Lloyd, Frank Mertens) 3:59
9. "Start Today Tomorrow" 3:25
10. "The Destruction of Laurel Canyon" 5:04
11. "TJ" 2:37
12. "Christmas Windows" 3:37
Limited edition bonus DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Forever Young" (Video)  
2. "Shadowland" (Video)  
3. "Baby Body" (Video)  

Singles[edit]

  • "Forever Young" (27 February 2006)
  1. "Forever Young" – 4:33
  2. "Someone Else's Dream" – 2:36
  3. "Forever Young" (Edit) – 3:26
  • "Catching & Killing" (7 August 2006)
  1. "Catching & Killing" – 3:04
  2. "Late Last Night" – 3:17
  3. "Forever Young" (Live Acoustic) – 3:49
  4. "Catching & Killing" (Album Version) – 3:12
  • "Daisychains" (6 February 2007) (digital download only)
  1. "Daisychains" – 4:22
  • "Sorry" (14 May 2007) (digital download only)
  1. "Sorry" – 3:28
  2. "Forever Young" (Live Acoustic) – 3:49

Personnel[edit]

  • Toby Martin — vocals, guitar
  • Cameron Ellison–Elliott — guitar
  • Patrick Matthews — bass
  • Danny Lee Allen — drums

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Tim Kevin – keyboards ("Under the Underpass," "Let It Go," "Sorry"), string arrangement ("Start Today Tomorrow")
  • Matthew Steffen – double bass ("On a String")
  • Shirley Simms – vocals ("Let It Go")
  • Carol Kaye – bass, bass 6 ("Start Today Tomorrow")
  • Atom – vocals ("The Destruction of Laurel Canyon")
  • Wayne Connolly – 12 string, percussion
  • Andrew Lancaster – synthesizer strings ("Forever Young")
  • David McCormack – synthesizer strings ("Forever Young")
  • Amanda Brown – violin
  • Sophie Glasson – cello
  • Rowan Smith – violin

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ Kathy McCabe, Daily Telegraph, 20 July 2006.
  4. ^ Ian Cuthbertson, The Australian, 29 July 2006.
  5. ^ Craig Mathieson, Sun-Herald, 16 July 2006.
  6. ^ Cameron Adams, Herald Sun, 13 July 2006.
  7. ^ Shaun Carney, The Age, 21 July 2006.
  8. ^ Guy Blackman, Sunday Age, 23 July 2006.
  9. ^ Graeme Hammond, Sunday Herald Sun, 23 July 2006.
  10. ^ a b Cameron Adams, "Young at chart," Herald Sun, 13 July 2006.
  11. ^ Noel Mengel, "Young talents' time," The Courier-Mail, 13 July 2006.
  12. ^ ARIA charts end of year singles chart, 2006 Archived 6 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Youth Group – Casino Twilight Dogs". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  14. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Youth Group – Casino Twilight Dogs". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 27 July 2016.