Dilettantes (album)

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Studio album by You Am I
Released 13 September 2008
Recorded 2008
Genre Rock
Label Virgin Records
Producer Greg Wales
You Am I chronology
You Am I
(2010) You Am I2010

Dilettantes is the eighth studio album by the Australian rock band You Am I, released on 13 September 2008.[1] It was recorded at Electric Avenue Studios in Sydney and Sing Sing South in Melbourne before being mixed at Studio 301 in Sydney.[2] The first single, "Erasmus", was premiered on Triple J radio on Dools & Linda's show on 6 August, and was released on iTunes along with the album's title track as a downloadable single on 6 September. Video clips were released in November for "Beau Geste" and "Givin' Up And Gettin Fat" to be released as radio/iTunes singles.

The title track, "Dilettantes", was previewed as streaming audio on The Vine from 30 July 2008.[3]

The iTunes Plus release includes a bonus video of live footage from a 1998 gig at the Budokan, supporting Soundgarden, on the #4 Record tour.

Songwriter Tim Rogers said of the album, "I think I'm as proud of that as I am of anything we've ever done."[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Dilettantes - 4:25
  2. Disappearing - 4:58
  3. Beau Geste - 3:11
  4. Frightfully Moderne - 3:11
  5. Wankers - 4:46
  6. The Big Wheel - 2:41
  7. The Boy's Angry At The Water - 4:02
  8. Givin' Up And Gettin Fat - 4:17
  9. Erasmus - 3:28
  10. Davey's Gone Green Again - 3:30
  11. Jolly's First Time Around The Sun - 4:36
  12. The Piano Up The Tree - 7:09

(all songs written by Tim Rogers)

iTunes Plus bonus track[edit]

  1. Live at the Budokan (video) - 18:25


  • Tim Rogers - guitars, vocals
  • Davey Lane - guitars, backing vocals, keys
  • Andy Kent - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Rusty Hopkinson - drums, backing vocals
  • Mel Robinson - string arrangements
  • Mel Robinson, Zoe Black, Rebecca Chan, James Munro - strings
  • James Dixon - Korg MS20
  • Greg Wales - producer/engineer

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2008 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 12


  1. ^ Music Games DVDs at JB HIFI Australia
  2. ^ You Am I - Music - Time Out Sydney
  3. ^ First taste of You Am I's 'Dilettantes' - Music | thevine.com.au
  4. ^ Dan Condon. "No Struggle, No Progress". Time Off. Fortitude Valley, QLD: Street Press Australia Pty Ltd (24 November 2010): pg 17. 

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