Charango (album)

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Charango
Morcheeba - Charango.jpg
Studio album by Morcheeba
Released July 2, 2002
Genre Trip hop
Label Sire/Reprise/Warner Bros. Records
Morcheeba chronology
Fragments of Freedom
(2000)
Charango
(2002)
Parts of the Process (The Very Best of Morcheeba)
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Blender 2/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (3.6/10) link
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars link

Charango is an album by the British group Morcheeba, released in the first week of July 2002 through Warner Bros. Records. It also appeared as a limited edition 2-CD version with a second CD containing instrumental versions of all the tracks.[1] The album included a number of guest-appearances ranging from the singer Kurt Wagner, rapper Slick Rick, singer Miriam Stockley and bassplayer Pino Palladino. The album became one of the most successful ones for the band, reaching the top ten in the UK charts.[2]

The Japanese version includes a bonus track, "I'd Rather Kill Us (Than Watch You Leave)",[3] also present on the "Way Beyond" single.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Slow Down" – 4:12[5]
  2. "Otherwise" – 3:43
  3. "Aqualung" – 3:24
  4. "São Paulo" – 4:32
  5. "Charango" (featuring Pace Won) – 4:03
  6. "What New York Couples Fight About" (featuring Kurt Wagner) – 6:16
  7. "Undress Me Now" – 3:25
  8. "Way Beyond" – 3:34
  9. "Women Lose Weight" (featuring Slick Rick) – 4:18
  10. "Get Along" (featuring Pace Won) – 3:48
  11. "Public Displays of Affection" – 3:09
  12. "The Great London Traffic Warden Massacre" (featuring Miriam Stockley and Michael Dove) – 3:04[5]

Singles[edit]

Singles released included "Otherwise"[6] and "Way Beyond".[7] A limited edition 12" of a remixed "Women Lose Weight" was released in the UK and US.[8] A planned third single "Undress Me Now" was abandoned despite the filming of a promotional video for the song.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Listing of the Charango album on Discogs.com, (accessed 12 March 2015).
  2. ^ Listing for the Charango album in the UK Chart archive (accessed 12 March 2015).
  3. ^ "Charango - Morcheeba: CD - GEMM.com". GEMM. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
    -"Morcheeba / モーチーバ 「チャランゴ」". Warner Music Japan. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Way Beyond [Japan Single]". Allmusic. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Charango - Morcheeba". Allmusic. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ Listing for the Otherwise single at Discogs.com, (accessed 12 March 2015).
  7. ^ Listing for the Way Beyond single on Discogs.com, (accessed 12 March 2015).
  8. ^ Listing for the Women Lose Weight 12" on Discogs.com, (accessed 12 March 2015).
  9. ^ Listing for the Undress Me Now promo on Discogs.com, (accessed 12 March 2015).