Dangerous and Moving

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Dangerous and Moving
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Studio album by
Released5 October 2005
RecordedFebruary — May 2005
Jaggo Studios (partly), North Hollywood
GenrePop rock, electronic, alternative rock
Length41:05 (US)
46:55 (international)
54:51 (Japan)
LanguageEnglish
Russian
LabelInterscope Records Russia
ProducerMartin Kierszenbaum, Robert Orton, Sergio Galoyan, Dennis Ingoldsby, Alias, Ed Buller, Andy Kubiszewski, Trevor Horn, T.A. Music, Boris Renski (executive)
T.A.T.u. chronology
t.A.T.u. Remixes
(2003)
Dangerous and Moving
(2005)
Люди-инвалиды
(2005)
Alternative cover
Japanese release cover
Japanese 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]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
UKMusic.com5/5 stars [3]
Popmatters8/10 stars [4]
BBC(Positive) [5]
IndieLondon(Positive) [6]
The Pitt News4.5/5 stars [7]
The Boston Phoenix3.5/5 stars [8]
The Guardian3/5 stars [9]
Stylus MagazineB+ [10]
Allmusic2/5 stars[11]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars [12]

Dangerous and Moving is the second English-language album by t.A.T.u. 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. In the US the album sold 93,000 copies.[13]

Album information[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.

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.

There are only two shared tracks between both releases:

  • "All About Us"
  • "Loves Me Not"

Five tracks are Russian/English counterparts:

  • "Обезьянка ноль" / "Null and Void" (featured later on the compilation album The Best)
  • "Люди-инвалиды" / "Dangerous and Moving"
  • "Космос" / "Cosmos (Outer Space)"
  • "Ничья" / "We Shout"
  • "Новая модель" / "Perfect Enemy"

On this album, "Loves Me Not" has different music than the version on the Russian album counterpart Люди-инвалиды. This is not a remix—it is the same single featuring a more pop arrangement for the international market versus a more electronic arrangement for the Russian market. An English version of "Вся моя любовь" was never officially released despite the demo recording. The girls sing an extra verse in "Cosmos (Outer Space)" after the second chorus; in "Космос", this is an instrumental break with no lyrics.

Singles[edit]

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[15]
Mexico (AMPROFON)[18] Gold 50,000^
United States 93,000[13]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Personnel / credits[edit]

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)

Demos[edit]

  • One Love
  • I Know
  • Reach Out (We Shout Demo)
  • Cosmos (Outer Space) (Lena Only Demo)
  • Cosmos (Outer Space) (Claire Guy Demo)£
  • You (I Miss You)
  • All My Love (Vsya Moya Lubov English Version)
  • Wrap It Up (Perfect Enemy Demo)
  • Version Number 2 (Perfect Enemy Demo 2)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Friend or Foe - t.A.T.u." iTunes.
  2. ^ "Gomenasai - t.A.T.u." iTunes.
  3. ^ "Tatu Dangerous And Moving - Pop - UK Music charts - UK Music top ten - UKMusic.com forum chat & news". UKmusic.com. 14 October 2005. Archived from the original on 8 January 2006. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
  4. ^ Holland, Roger. "t.A.T.u: Dangerous and Moving < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  5. ^ [1] Archived 14 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ www.t75.org. "music - Tatu, Dangerous and Moving review". indielondon.co.uk. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  7. ^ "TATU - Press - Reviews - Dangerous and Moving (The Pitt News)". Eng.tatysite.net. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  8. ^ MICHAEL FREEDBURG (2 February 2006). "T.A.T.U. - CD Reviews". Thephoenix.com. Archived from the original on 14 October 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  9. ^ Betty Clarke (7 October 2005). "CD: tATu, Dangerous and Moving | Music". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  10. ^ "taTu - Dangerous and Moving - Review". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on 10 May 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  11. ^ "Dangerous and Moving". Allmusic. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  12. ^ "T.A.T.U.: Dangerous And Moving : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". RollingStone.com. 20 October 2005. Archived from the original on 7 December 2008. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
  13. ^ a b "Ask Billboard: Taking Peaks," Nos. 100-1". Billboard. 29 January 2010.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "t.A.T.u. - Dangerous And Moving". danishcharts.dk.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ "t.A.T.u. Dangerous And Moving (Poland)". Oficjalna lista sprzdazy.
  17. ^ "Five Music-5大唱片". www.5music.com.tw.
  18. ^ "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