Don't Look Now (album)

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Don't Look Now
Way Out West - Don't Look Now.jpg
Studio album by Way Out West
Released 5 October 2004
Genre
Length 76:23
Label Distinct'ive Records
Producer
Way Out West chronology
Intensify
(2001)
Don't Look Now
(2004)
We Love Machine
(2009)
Singles from Don't Look Now
  1. "Anything but You"
    Released: 21 June 2004
  2. "Don't Forget Me"
    Released: 14 March 2005
  3. "Killa"
    Released: 15 October 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Resident Advisor4.5/5[2]

Don't Look Now is the third studio album by English electronic music group Way Out West.[3] It was released on 5 October 2004 on Distinct'ive Records.[4][3] It is the only studio album by Way Out West as a trio, with the addition of singer Omi (Emma Everett).[5] The album peaked at number 137 on the UK Albums Chart on release.[6]

Background[edit]

Don't Look Now is Way Out West's second and final album release on Distinct'ive Records. The album's lead single, "Anything but You", was released on 21 June 2004 and peaked at 97 on the UK Singles Chart that year.[6] This was followed by the album's release later that year, on 5 October 2004.[3] In 2005, after the album's release, two more singles were released; "Don't Forget Me" on 14 March 2005 (peaked at 246 on the UK Singles Chart), and "Killa" on 15 October 2005 (released on Solaris Recordings and supported by a remix from Orkidea).[7] Ally Kennen, vocalist on "Intensify" from Intensify, reprised her role as vocalist for "Just Like a Man".

The song "Absinthe Dreams" samples "Hushaby Mountain" from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and the song "Everyday" samples "Tiergarten" by Tangerine Dream, from Le Parc.[8]

Critical reception[edit]

Upon release, Don't Look Now was met with mixed to positive reviews from critics. John Bush from Allmusic described the album negatively, claiming "[the album] isn't impressive", summarising it as "an admitted grab for pop-chart fame", and rated it 2.5 stars out of 5.[1] However, Antonella Sirec from Resident Advisor wrote a positive review, summarising the album as "a pleasurable and sumptuous experience", descibing it as "portraying an aspect of electronic dance music as it should be heard", and rated it 4.5 out of 5.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Anything but You"5:41
2."Don't Forget Me"
  • Wisternoff
  • Warren
  • Everett
5:14
3."Everyday"
  • Wisternoff
  • Warren
5:55
4."Apollo"
  • Wisternoff
  • Warren
8:25
5."Chasing Rainbows"
  • Wisternoff
  • Warren
5:39
6."Fear"
  • Wisternoff
  • Warren
  • Everett
7:38
7."Coming Home"
  • Wisternoff
  • Warren
5:03
8."Just Like a Man"
5:26
9."Killa"
  • Wisternoff
  • Warren
10:58
10."Northern Lights"
7:46
11."Melt"
  • Wisternoff
  • Warren
  • Everett
5:27
12."Absinthe Dreams"
  • Wisternoff
  • Warren
3:10
Total length:76:23

Personnel[edit]

Way Out West

  • Jody Wisternoff – keyboards, synths, samples, programming (all tracks), percussion (Fear)
  • Nick Warren – engineering, mixing (all tracks)
  • Emma Everett (Omi) – vocals ("Anything but You", "Don't Forget Me", "Melt", "Fear")

Additional personnel

  • Adam Pickard – drums, programming (all except track 12)
  • Marcus Dahl – guitars ("Anything but You", "Don't Forget Me")
  • Ally Keenan – vocals ("Just Like a Man")
  • Steven Robshaw – guitars, string arrangements ("Just Like a Man")
  • Keeling Lee – guitars ("Northern Lights")

In popular culture[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak position
UK Albums Chart (OCC)[6] 137

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b Sirec, Antonella. "RA Reviews: Don't Look Now by Way Out West on Distinctive Records". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  3. ^ a b c Paoletta, Michael (23 October 2004). "Way Out West Treks Around the Globe". Billboard. Lynne Segall. p. 41. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  4. ^ John Bush. "Don't Look Now". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Way Out West - Distinctiverecords.com". Distinct'ive Records. Retrieved 24 July 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c "Chart Log UK: 1994–2010 - Kristine W – Tammy Wynette". Retrieved 3 April 2018. 
  7. ^ "Killa - Single". Beatport. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  8. ^ Don't Look Now (Media notes). Way Out West. Distinct'ive Records. 2004. 
  9. ^ "Juiced". Giant Bomb. Retrieved 20 December 2015. 
  10. ^ "Juced Soundtrack - NFSSountrack". Retrieved 27 May 2017. 
  11. ^ Just Like A Man on CSI: Miami, YouTube video