Extra Virgin (album)

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Extra Virgin
Olive-extravirgin.jpg
Studio album by
Released1996
Recorded1994–January 1996
Genre
Length57:06
LabelRCA
ProducerRobin Taylor-Firth
Tim Kellett
Olive chronology
Extra Virgin
(1996)
Trickle
(2000)
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
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media(5.2/10)[2]
Synthesis(favourable)[3]

Extra Virgin is the debut album by British trip hop band Olive, originally released in 1996. The album includes the single "You're Not Alone", which originally reached number 42 in the UK Singles Chart in 1996 and when re-released in 1997 it reached number one.[4] Two other singles were released from the album: "Outlaw" (UK No. 14) and "Miracle" (UK No. 41).[4] The trip hop influence of Massive Attack and Portishead, while in small quantities, are evident, mixed in with synth-based electronic dance.

The album was re-released in 1997 following the success of "You're Not Alone" and peaked at number 15 in the UK Albums Chart.[4]

Recording[edit]

Synthesizers used on the album are a Roland Juno-60, an E-mu Systems Vintage Keys, and an Akai S3000XL sampler. Mixing was done on a Mackie mixing console.[5]

The band created some samples by recording live sounds, edited and subsequently filtered.[5][6]

Track listing[edit]

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

No.TitleLength
1."Miracle"7:19
2."This Time"4:43
3."Safer Hands"4:53
4."Killing"4:12
5."You're Not Alone"4:13
6."Falling"4:53
7."Outlaw"5:28
8."Blood Red Tears"4:41
9."Curious"4:57
10."You Are Nothing"4:17
11."Muted"3:36
12."I Don't Think So"3:54
Total length:57:06

Personnel[edit]

Olive

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[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Synthesis review". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2006-08-18.
  4. ^ a b c "OLIVE - full Official Chart History - Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  5. ^ a b Robinson, Dave. "People: Olive". The Mix. Archived from the original on 2007-06-21. Retrieved 2006-08-28.
  6. ^ Jung, Fred. "A Fireside Chat with Olive". Jazz Weekly. Retrieved 2006-08-28.