Giants (Chicane album)

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Giants
Chicane Giants Cover.jpg
Studio album by Chicane
Released 2 August 2010 (2010-08-02)
Recorded 2009–2010
Genre Trance, house, electronica, ambient
Length 68:22
Label Modena
Producer Nick Bracegirdle
Chicane chronology
Somersault
(2007)Somersault2007
Giants
(2010)
Thousand Mile Stare
(2012)Thousand Mile Stare2012
Singles from Giants
  1. "Hiding All the Stars"
    Released: 18 October 2009
  2. "Come Back"
    Released: 25 April 2010
  3. "Middledistancerunner"
    Released: 2 August 2010
  4. "Where Do I Start"
    Released: 14 November 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Skiddle 5/5 stars[2]
Random.Access 8.5/10[3]
Future Entertainment 8/10 stars[4]

Giants is the fourth studio album by British electronic dance music artist Chicane. It was released in the United Kingdom on August 2, 2010. The album's first official single, "Middledistancerunner", featuring the vocals of Adam Young was released on the same day. The tracks "Poppiholla", "Hiding All the Stars" and "Come Back", which were supposed to be released on a Re-work EP back in 2009, are also included on the album. The album debuted at #35 on the UK Albums Chart and at #2 on the UK Dance Albums Chart on August 8, 2010.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Barefoot" Bracegirdle, Hockley 6:04
2. "Middledistancerunner" (featuring Adam Young of Owl City) Bracegirdle, Hockley 5:52
3. "Come Back" (featuring Paul Young) Jack Lee 7:28
4. "What am I Doing Here? (Part 1)" Bracegirdle, Hockley, Nigel Butler, Ray Hedges 3:45
5. "Giants" Bracegirdle, Hockley 7:01
6. "Poppiholla (5am)" Georg Hólm, Jón Þór Birgisson, Kjartan Sveinsson, Orri Páll Dýrason 5:06
7. "So Far Out to Sea" Bracegirdle, Hockley 5:37
8. "Where Do I Start?" Bracegirdle, Hockley, Hedges 4:31
9. "From Where I Stand" Bracegirdle, Hockley, Butler, Hedges 6:38
10. "Hiding All the Stars" Bracegirdle, Hockley, Gary Numan 5:43
11. "What am I Doing Here? (Part 2)" (featuring Lemar) Bracegirdle, Hockley, Butler, Hedges 6:26
12. "Titles" Bracegirdle, Hockley 4:26
CD bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "Middledistancerunner" (DC Rework Edit) Bracegirdle, Hockley 3:53

Personnel[edit]

  • Adam Young – vocals on "Middledistancerunner"
  • Paul Young – vocals on "Come Back"
  • Blandine – vocals on "What Am I Doing Here (Part 1)" and "Where Do I Start"
  • Tracy Ackerman – vocals on "So Far Out to Sea"
  • Lucie Kay – vocals on "From Where I Stand"
  • Kerry – additional vocals on "From Where I Stand"
  • Natasha Andrews – vocals on "Hiding All the Stars"
  • Lemar – vocals on "What Am I Doing Here (Part 2)"

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
Position
UK Dance Albums Chart[5] 2
UK Albums Chart[6] 35

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
United Kingdom 1 August 2010[7] Modena Records Digital download
2 August 2010[8] CD
Netherlands[9] 7 September 2010 Armada Music CD

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