is the debut Exile on Coldharbour Lane album by Alabama 3, released November 11, 1997, on One Little Indian and Geffen. The name and cover are references to by Exile on Main St. The Rolling Stones and Coldharbour Lane a major street in Brixton, South London best known for containing several after-hours clubs and not a few drug dealers. Recording sessions took place from March to June 1997. Upon its release, the album received favorable reviews, including an 8.9 review from [3 ] Pitchfork Media. Exile on Coldharbour Lane did not chart on any album charts in the United States. The song "Sister Rosetta" was featured in the film " Barnyard".
Track listing [ edit ]
"Speed of the Sound of Loneliness" (
John Prine) "
Woke Up This Morning" "U Don't Dans 2 Tekno"
"Ain't Goin' to Goa"
Mao Tse Tung Said" "Hypo Full of Love (The
12-Step Plan)" "The
Old Purple Tin (9% of Pure Heaven)" "The Night We Nearly Got Busted"
"Peace in the Valley"
Personnel [ edit ]
Larry Love - vocals
The Very Reverend Dr. D. Wayne Love (First Minister of the First Presleyterian Church of Elvis The Divine (UK)) - vocals
The Mountain of Love - analogue terrorism, harmonica, jaws harp & vocals
Sir Real 'Congaman' Love L.S.D. O.P.T. - percussion, acoustic guitar
Mississippi Guitar Love - guitar
L.B. Dope - drums
The Spirit - keyboards
The Book of Love (Security), I.V. Lenin (Socialism In The Mainline), Lady Love and Little Eye Tie - D. Wayne's Ladies
Track 3 contains an element of "Tell Me" performed by
Howlin Wolf, a sample from "Standing at the Burying Ground" by Mississippi Fred McDowell and a sample from "Mannish Boy" by Muddy Waters. Track 8 contains elements from "Honey Hush" performed by
Johnny Burnett & The Rock 'n' Roll Trio. Track 11 contains samples from "Oh In That Morning" by The Reverend BC Campbell and "Wrapped Up And Tangled Up" by The Reverend Charlie Jackson.
In Lovin' Memory: Sean Phelan 1971-1997
Woke Up This Morning" is well known as the opening theme music for the HBO drama series , although the mix used for the show is different from the one on this album. The Sopranos "Mao Tse Tung Said" features a lengthy sample from the
cult leader Jim Jones. The second track is a
cover version of John Prine's Speed of the Sound of Loneliness. "The Old Purple Tin (9% of Pure Heaven)" is about
Tennent's Super, a 9% a.b.v. Scottish beer that comes in a purple can, which makes its consumers appear purple when aged and weathered, and thus deserves its reputation for being the drink of choice of the vagrant. "Ain't Goin' to Goa" features the Reverend D. Wayne Love's description of A3's style: "sweet, pretty, country acid house music."
Later Samples [ edit ]
References [ edit ]