Dangerous and Moving

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Dangerous and Moving
Dangeroustatu.jpg
Studio album by
Released5 October 2005
Recorded2004–2005
Genre
Length
  • 41:05 (US)
  • 46:55 (International)
  • 54:51 (Japan)
Language
LabelInterscope
Producer
T.A.T.u. chronology
t.A.T.u. Remixes
(2003)
Dangerous and Moving
(2005)
Lyudi Invalidy
(2005)
Alternative cover
Japanese release cover
Japanese release cover
Alternative cover
LP release cover
LP release cover
Singles from Dangerous and Moving
  1. "All About Us"
    Released: 1 September 2005
  2. "Friend or Foe"
    Released: 2 October 2005[1]
  3. "Gomenasai"
    Released: April 17, 2006[2]

Dangerous and Moving is the second English-language album by Russian musical group t.A.T.u. and the English-language equivalent of the album Lyudi Invalidy. The album was first released on 5 October 2005 in Japan then on 10 October in the UK, 11 October in North America, and in Europe and Latin America, on 14 October. As of January 2010 the album sold 93,000 copies in the United States and had peaked at number 131 on Billboard 200.[3][4][5]

Production[edit]

Production on Dangerous and Moving spanned from Los Angeles to London and Moscow. There were two notable recording sessions with the record's producer, Sergio Galoyan. The first took place in Moscow between 4 and 20 August 2004 with just Lena, producing songs like "Cosmos", "Sacrifice" (one demo featuring Claire Guy) and demos "All My Love" (an English counterpart to "Вся моя любовь"), "I Know", "One Love" and "You". The second recording session took place from 17 January to 18 April 2005 in Los Angeles with "Sacrifice", "Perfect Enemy" and the demo of "We Shout" (titled "Reach Out") also sung by Lena. Yulia was not present during the recording sessions due to her pregnancy.[6]

Other demo versions of the songs are available online, such as "All About Us" (performed by the Veronicas), "Sacrifice" (with both Yulia and Lena), "Perfect Enemy" (recorded by Claire Guy and sometimes referred to as "Wrap It Up"), and "Обезьянка ноль".

Although Sting, Dave Stewart, Richard Carpenter, the Veronicas and Claire Guy did work on the album, they did not actually meet the girls for production. Sergio Galoyan became a liaison for the production. However, Richard Carpenter did meet the girls after the recording of the album at their video shoot for the single Friend or Foe. The video was shot on location at Bronson Cave in Hollywood, directed by James Cox, while the executive producer was Grant Cihlar for 1171 Production Group. According to the booklet, the album was recorded at eight different recording studios. The album cover photography and design was made by their own music group, TA Music.

Differences from Lyudi Invalidy[edit]

Lyudi Invalidy and Dangerous and Moving effectively have eight tracks in common, either in the form of being the same track, being remixes, or being English/Russian-counterparts:

  • "Люди инвалиды" / "Dangerous and Moving" (49-second intro)
  • "All About Us"
  • "Loves Me Not"
  • "Обезьянка ноль" (an English version, "Null and Void", exists[7] but was not included)
  • "Космос" / "Cosmos (Outer Space)"
  • "Ничья" / "We Shout"
  • "Новая модель" / "Perfect Enemy"
  • "Люди инвалиды" / "Dangerous and Moving" (full version)

Three tracks from Lyudi Invalidy do not have counterparts on Dangerous and Moving:

  • "Ты согласна"
  • "Вся моя любовь" (An English version, "All My Love", exists[8] but was not included)
  • "Что не хватает"

Four tracks from Dangerous and Moving do not have counterparts on Lyudi Invalidy:

  • "Friend or Foe"
  • "Gomenasai"
  • "Craving"
  • "Sacrifice"

The tracks that the two albums have in common were all reordered, with only tracks 1 and 4 being the same between the two; however, the full versions of "Люди инвалиды" / "Dangerous and Moving" are the final tracks of both albums (track 11 on Lyudi Invalidy and track 12 on Dangerous and Moving)

On this album, "Loves Me Not" has different music than the version on the Russian album counterpart Люди-инвалиды. Among other differences, the Lyudi Invalidy version features 29 seconds of instrumentals before the lyrics start, while the Dangerous and Moving version skips straight to the lyrics; and the Dangerous and Moving version features roaring guitars during the chorus, which are absent from the Lyudi Invalidy version.

The girls sing an extra verse in "Cosmos" after the second chorus; in "Космос", this is an instrumental break with no lyrics.

Singles[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic53/100[9]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[10]
BBC(Positive) [11]
The Boston Phoenix3.5/5 stars [12]
The Guardian3/5 stars[13]
IndieLondon(Positive) [14]
Popmatters8/10 stars [15]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars [16]
SputnikMusic2/5 stars[17]
Stylus MagazineB+ [18]

Dangerous and Moving was met with "mixed or average" reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, this release received an average score of 53 based on 10 reviews.[9]

In a review for AllMusic, critic reviewer Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote: "Since the beats are monotonous, since the songs are insipid and forgettable, since the girls not only can't sing but have no on-record charisma, since there's no sense of style and, most importantly, sense of fun to this whole enterprise, Dangerous and Moving is the worst kind of pop music: the kind that is better to theorize about than to listen to"[10] At Rolling Stone, Barry Walters said: "Although spunky cuties Julia Volkova and Lena Katina have improved their English-pronunciation skills, the hooks they're handed this second time around are decidedly duller, and the limitations of their vocal abilities are exaggerated, not concealed, by the bluntly simplistic tunes."[16]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Dangerous and Moving" (Intro) 
0:50
2."All About Us"
3:00
3."Cosmos (Outer Space)"
4:12
4."Loves Me Not" 2:56
5."Friend or Foe"
  • Martin Kierszenbaum
  • Robert Orton
3:08
6."Gomenasai"Kierszenbaum
  • Martin Kierszenbaum
  • Robert Orton
3:43
7."Craving (I Only Want What I Can't Have)"Lisa Lindley JonesTrevor Horn3:50
8."Sacrifice"
  • Galoyan
  • Kierszenbaum
  • Sergio Galoyan
  • Dennis Ingoldsby
  • Martin Kierszenbaum
3:10
9."We Shout"
  • Alexandrovski
  • Kierszenbaum
  • Nekkermann
  • Polienko
  • Sergio Galoyan
  • Dennis Ingoldsby
  • Martin Kierszenbaum
3:02
10."Perfect Enemy"
  • T.A. Music
  • Galoyan
  • Kierszenbaum
  • Polienko
  • Sergio Galoyan
  • Dennis Ingoldsby
  • Martin Kierszenbaum
4:12
11."Обезьянка ноль" (Obezyanka nol)
  • Andrei Pokutni
  • Vladimir Adarichev
  • Polienko
  • Sergio Galoyan
  • Dennis Ingoldsby
  • T.A. Music
4:25
12."Dangerous and Moving"
  • Martin Kierszenbaum
  • T.A. Music
4:36
Total length:41:01
Australia, Brazil, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Russia bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
13."Вся моя любовь" (Vsya moya lyubov)
  • Galoyan
  • Kierszenbaum
  • Polienko
  • Sergio Galoyan
  • Dennis Ingoldsby
  • T.A. Music
5:50
Total length:46:51
Europe and Japan bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
14."Люди-инвалиды" (Lyudi invalidy)
  • Polienko
  • Shapovalov
  • Martin Kierszenbaum
  • T.A. Music
4:35
Japan bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
15."Divine"
  • Alias
  • Martin Kierszenbaum
3:17
Deluxe limited edition bonus DVD
No.TitleLength
1."All About Us" (The Making Of) 
Japan limited edition bonus DVD
No.TitleLength
1."All About Us" (Uncensored version music video) 
2."Dangerous and Moving" (music video) 
3."t.A.T.u. Makes a Video" 
4."The EPK" 
  • The Deluxe limited edition comes with a fold-out guitar/piano music poster for "Gomenasai" and a bonus DVD containing "The Making of All About Us" video shoot (including the finished, edited video at the end of the program) and a t.A.T.u. Remix Package that has isolated stems for guitar, bass, drums, synths and vocals for the international version of the track "Loves Me Not".

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Japan 38,057[20]
Mexico (AMPROFON)[25] Gold 50,000^
United States 93,000[3]

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Personnel / credits[edit]

  • t.A.T.u. - Vocals
  • Tom Baker — Mastering
  • Ed Buller - Producer
  • Cindy Cooper — Production Coordination
  • Sergio Galoyan - Producer, Composer
  • Trevor Horn - Producer
  • Tomoko Itoki — Product Manager
  • David Junk — Executive Director
  • Martin Kierszenbaum - Producer, A&R
  • Andy Kubiszewski - Producer
  • Robert Orton - Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • Boris Renski — Executive Producer
  • Andrea Ruffalo — A&R
  • Ami Spishock — Product Manager
  • Phil Mucci — Photography
  • T.A. Music — Design, Concept
  • Tony Ugval — Engineer
  • Xudoznik — Producer

Dangerous and Moving Tour (2005–2007)[edit]

Setlist[edit]

  1. "Intro"
  2. "Dangerous and Moving/"Lyudi Invalidy
  3. "All About Us"
  4. "Loves Me Not"
  5. "Sacrifice"
  6. "Chto Ne Khvatayet"
  7. "We Shout"/ Nichya
  8. "Friend or Foe"
  9. "Obezyanka Nol"
  10. "Gomenasai
  11. "Perfect Enemy"/ Novaya Model
  12. "Show Me Love"
  13. "How Soon Is Now"
  14. "30 Minutes"/ 30 Minut
  15. "Not Gonna Get Us"/"Nas Ne Dagoniat"
  16. "Ne Ve,Ne Boysia"
  17. "All The Things She Said"/"Ya Soshla S Uma"
  18. Cosmos(Outer Space)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Friend or Foe - t.A.T.u." iTunes.
  2. ^ "Gomenasai - t.A.T.u." iTunes.
  3. ^ a b "Ask Billboard: Taking Peaks," Nos. 100-1". Billboard. 29 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Billboard 200 Chart - 29 October 2005". Billboard. 29 October 2005. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  5. ^ "t.A.T.u. - Billboard Chart History". Billboard. 29 October 2005. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  6. ^ "t.A.T.u: Dangerous and Moving". PopMatters. 6 October 2005. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  7. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpEmCPN4gys
  8. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-Zifqgxiu0
  9. ^ a b "Metacritic review". Metacritic. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  10. ^ a b Thomas Erlewine, Stephen. "AllMusic Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  11. ^ Blake, James (7 December 2005). "BBC Review". BBC. Archived from the original on 14 November 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  12. ^ MICHAEL FREEDBURG (2 February 2006). "T.A.T.U. - CD Reviews". Thephoenix.com. Archived from the original on 14 October 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  13. ^ Clarke, Betty (7 October 2005). "The Guardian Review". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  14. ^ "music - Tatu, Dangerous and Moving review". IndieLondon. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  15. ^ Holland, Roger (6 October 2005). "t.A.T.u: Dangerous and Moving < PopMatters". PopMatters. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  16. ^ a b Walters, Barry (20 October 2005). "T.A.T.U.: Dangerous And Moving : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 20 October 2005. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  17. ^ Fatali, Liberi (2 December 2005). "SputnikMusic Review". SputnikMusic. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  18. ^ Passantino, Dom. "taTu - Dangerous and Moving - Review". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on 20 December 2005. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
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  20. ^ a b "オリコン・ミュージック・ダウンロード: 2005/10/17 付" (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on 13 October 2005.
  21. ^ "t.A.T.u. Dangerous And Moving (Poland)". Oficjalna lista sprzdazy.
  22. ^ "Five Music-5大唱片". www.5music.com.tw.
  23. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  24. ^ "t.A.T.u. Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  25. ^ "Certificaciones" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Retrieved 3 May 2020. Type t.A.T.u. in the box under the ARTISTA column heading and Dangerous And Moving Lane in the box under TÍTULO