Deep Cuts (The Knife album)

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Deep Cuts
The Knife - Deep Cuts.png
Studio album by The Knife
Released 17 January 2003 (2003-01-17)
Recorded January, June, September and October 2002 in Stockholm
Genre
Length 44:58
Label Rabid
Producer The Knife
The Knife chronology
The Knife
(2001)
Deep Cuts
(2003)
Hannah med H Soundtrack
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media 7.6/10[6]
Playlouder 4/5[1]
Release Magazine 5/10[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
Stylus Magazine B+[9]
The Sunday Times 4/5 stars[10]
Uncut 3/5 stars[11]

Deep Cuts is the second studio album by Swedish electronic music duo The Knife, released on 17 January 2003 by Rabid Records. The 2004 version contains three additional tracks (taken from Hannah med H Soundtrack) and is packaged with a DVD of music videos. On 31 October 2006, Mute Records issued Deep Cuts and The Knife's eponymous debut album in the United States, marking the first US release of both albums.

Critical reception[edit]

Upon release, the album received critical acclaim. Hot Press compared it to a "soundtrack to a futuristic film that was made in the ’80s", saying that "the synths, the drum machines and even the vocals – are distinctly retro but always put to imaginative use." Karin's way of singing was described as "mix of subtlety and parody".[12]

Q included Deep Cuts at number 56 on their Top 100 Albums of the 2000s list in 2009.[13]

In 2013, Swedish magazine Sonic placed the album at number four on their list of the 100 Best Swedish Albums Ever. The list was compiled by 150 musicians, journalists and music industry insiders.[14]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by The Knife, except where noted. 

Swedish and 2007 UK edition[15][16]
No. Title Length
1. "Heartbeats"   3:52
2. "Girls' Night Out"   3:39
3. "Pass This On"   3:49
4. "One for You"   3:48
5. "The Cop"   0:44
6. "Listen Now"   2:50
7. "She's Having a Baby"   2:10
8. "You Take My Breath Away" (The Knife, Jenny Wilson) 4:27
9. "Rock Classics"   4:57
10. "Is It Medicine"   2:23
11. "You Make Me Like Charity"   3:06
12. "Got 2 Let U"   4:00
13. "Behind the Bushes"   4:15
14. "Hangin' Out"   0:58

Swedish and European special edition[edit]

2006 UK special edition[edit]

US edition[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Deep Cuts.[18]

  • The Knife – design, mixing, production, recording
  • Kristian Andersson – hardware supervision
  • Christoffer Berg – mixing (tracks 1–4, 6–13)
  • Elin Berge – photography
  • Henrik Jonsson – mastering
  • Kalle Lekholm – French horn (track 13)
  • Jenny Wilson – vocals (track 8)

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Sweden (GLF)[21] Gold 30,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Edition Format Ref.
Sweden 17 January 2003 Rabid [15]
11 October 2004 CD + DVD [22]
United Kingdom V2 [23]
Germany 24 January 2005 [24]
8 March 2006
  • CD
  • digital download
[25]
United Kingdom 28 August 2006 CD + DVD Brille [26]
United States 31 October 2006 Mute [27]
United Kingdom 30 April 2007 CD Brille [16]
10 December 2012 LP [28]
United States 28 October 2013 LP + CD [29]
Australia 2 December 2013 Warner [30]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Price, Simon (11 May 2013). "Simon Price on The Knife: Is this a gig? A performance? Or a rubbish aerobics class?". The Independent. Retrieved 21 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Pytlik, Mark (13 February 2006). "The Knife: Silent Shout". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 19 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Deep Cuts – The Knife". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 21 December 2015. 
  5. ^ Simpson, Dave (15 October 2004). "The Knife, Deep Cuts". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 December 2015. 
  6. ^ Ubl, Sam (15 December 2004). "The Knife: Deep Cuts". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 31 May 2006. 
  7. ^ Huss, Mattias (21 January 2003). "The Knife: Deep Cuts". Release Magazine. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  8. ^ Hoard, Christian (27 November 2006). "The Knife: Deep Cuts". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on 10 December 2008. Retrieved 4 February 2007. 
  9. ^ Love, Josh (8 December 2004). "The Knife – Deep Cuts". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 31 May 2006. 
  10. ^ Cairns, Dan (3 October 2004). "The Knife: Deep Cuts". The Sunday Times. Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2009. 
  11. ^ "The Knife – Deep Cuts". Uncut. Time Inc. UK. 1 November 2004. Retrieved 21 December 2015. 
  12. ^ Danielle Brigham. "Deep Cuts". hotpress.com. 21 February 2005. Retrieved 21 May 2015
  13. ^ "Deep Cuts". Acclaimed Music. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "This was named the best Swedish album ever?". Sveriges Radio. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  15. ^ a b "Deep Cuts – Knife" (select "Fakta" tab) (in Swedish). CDON.se. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  16. ^ a b "Deep Cuts". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  17. ^ "Deep Cuts by The Knife". iTunes Store (GB). Apple. Retrieved 21 December 2015. 
  18. ^ Deep Cuts (CD liner notes). The Knife. Rabid Records. 2003. RABID 014. 
  19. ^ "The Knife – Deep Cuts". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  20. ^ "Årslista Album – År 2003" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Swedish Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 21 December 2015. 
  21. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2004" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 8 September 2004. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  22. ^ "Release "Deep Cuts" by The Knife". MusicBrainz. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  23. ^ "Deep Cuts [CD + DVD]". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  24. ^ "Deep Cuts (CD+DVD)" (in German). Amazon.de. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  25. ^ "Deep Cuts: The Knife" (in German). Amazon.de. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  26. ^ "Deep Cuts [CD + DVD]". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  27. ^ "The Knife – Deep Cuts". Mute Records. Archived from the original on 3 December 2008. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  28. ^ "Deep Cuts [VINYL]". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 21 December 2015. 
  29. ^ "Deep Cuts (2LP)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 21 December 2015. 
  30. ^ "Deep Cuts by Knife". Sanity. Retrieved 21 December 2015.