Catch the Sun

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"Catch the Sun"
Doves Catch the Sun CD1.jpg
Single by Doves
from the album Lost Souls
Released 29 May 2000 (2000-05-29)
Format 2 x CD, 10" vinyl
Recorded 1999
Genre Indie rock
Length 4:13 (radio edit)
4:48 (album version)
Label Heavenly Records
Writer(s) Jez Williams, Jimi Goodwin, Andy Williams
Producer(s) Doves, Steve Osborne
Doves singles chronology
"The Cedar Room"
"Catch the Sun"
"The Man Who Told Everything"
Music video
"Catch the Sun" on YouTube

"Catch the Sun" is the second single from Doves' debut studio album Lost Souls. The single was released on 29 May 2000 in the UK on 2 CDs and 10" vinyl, and charted at number 32 on the UK Singles Chart. The psychedelic, kaleidoscopic music video for "Catch the Sun" was directed by Sophie Muller. Jamie Cullum covered "Catch the Sun" on his album Catching Tales.

"Down to Sea" is an early demo of "Sea Song." The B-sides for CD2 are songs from Doves' previous incarnation as Sub Sub. The versions of "Crunch" and "Lost In Watts" differ slightly from those found on Sub Sub's album Delta Tapes. "Crunch" is an edit, and "Lost in Watts" is an alternate mix omitting some background vocals (which are prominent on the Delta Tapes version).

The B-side "Valley" features the piano riff from The Beach Boys' Smile-era songs "Do You Like Worms" and "Heroes And Villains".

The song was also featured in the soundtrack of the videogame Project Gotham Racing.

Track listings[edit]

All tracks written by Jez Williams, Jimi Goodwin, and Andy Williams.

Promo CD (HVN96CDRP)
No. Title Length
1. "Catch the Sun" 4:48
UK CD1 (HVN96CDS) and 10" vinyl (HVN9610)
No. Title Length
1. "Catch the Sun" 4:48
2. "Valley" 4:23
3. "Down to Sea" 4:36
No. Title Length
1. "Catch the Sun" 4:48
2. "Crunch" 4:00
3. "Lost in Watts" 4:56


Chart (2000) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[1] 32


  1. ^ "Archive Chart: 2000-06-10" UK Singles Chart.

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