Extra Virgin

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This article is about a music album. For the olive oil retail grade, see Olive oil.
Extra Virgin
Studio album by Olive
Released 1996
Recorded 1994—January 1996
Genre Trip hop, breakbeat
Length 1:00:07
Label RCA
Producer Robin Taylor-Firth
Tim Kellett
Olive chronology
Extra Virgin
Singles from Extra Virgin
  1. "Miracle"
    Released: June 1996
  2. "You're Not Alone"
    Released: August 1996
  3. "Outlaw"
    Released: August 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (5.2/10)[2]
Synthesis (favourable)[3]

Extra Virgin was the first (1996) release for British trip hop band Olive. This defined Olive's style, spawning three singles, "You're Not Alone" (which was rereleased twice), "Outlaw", and "Miracle". The trip hop influence of Massive Attack and Portishead, while in small quantities, are evident, mixed in with synth-based electronic dance.



Synthesizers used on the album were a Roland Juno-60, an E-mu Systems Vintage Keys, and an Akai S3000XL sampler. Mixing was done on a Mackie mixing console.[4]

The band created some samples by recording live sounds, edited and subsequently filtered.[4][5]

Track listings[edit]

All tracks written by Tim Kellett and Robin Taylor-Firth.

No. Title Length
1. "Miracle" 7:32
2. "This Time" 4:43
3. "Safer Hands" 5:02
4. "Killing" 4:10
5. "You're Not Alone" 4:32
6. "Falling" 4:53
7. "Outlaw" (UK, Irish and Japanese promo release included an unedited version of the track) 5:08
8. "Blood Red Tears" 4:41
9. "Curious" 5:00
10. "You Are Nothing" 4:19
11. "Muted" 3:37
12. "I Don't Think So" (including a hidden version of "You're Not Alone") 13:43
Total length: 67:20


Olive are:

Other musicians:

Metcalfe had previously played for The Durutti Column alongside Kellett, as had Pereira for Simply Red.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ Synthesis review
  4. ^ a b Robinson, Dave. "People: Olive". The Mix. Retrieved 2006-08-28. 
  5. ^ Jung, Fred. "A Fireside Chat with Olive". Jazz Weekly. Retrieved 2006-08-28.