Gentle Creatures

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Gentle Creatures
Tarnation's Gentle Creatures album cover.jpg
Studio album by Tarnation
Released 18 September 1995
Genre Alternative country
Length 53:57
Language English
Label 4AD
Producer Joshua Heller, Warren Defever, Wally Sound, Tarnation[1]
Tarnation chronology
I’ll Give You Something to Cry About!
(1993)
Gentle Creatures
(1995)
Mirador
(1997)

Gentle Creatures is a 1995 album by the band Tarnation (Paula Frazer, Lincoln Allen, Michelle Cernuto and Matt Wendell Sullivan). It was released on 4AD.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Paula Frazer, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Game of Broken Hearts"   3:01
2. "Halfway to Madness"   4:39
3. "The Well"   6:08
4. "Big O Motel"   6:02
5. "Tell Me It's Not So"   2:24
6. "Two Wrongs Won't Make Things Right"   4:09
7. "Lonely Lights"   2:03
8. "Gentle Creatures"   1:25
9. "Listen to the Wind"   3:46
10. "The Hand"   2:42
11. "Do You Fancy Me"   2:37
12. "Yellow Birds"   3:49
13. "Burn Again" Michelle Cernuto 2:40
14. "Stranger in the Mirror" Lincoln Allen 3:58
15. "It's Not Easy"   3:34
Bonus tracks on 1999 US CD reissue
No. Title Length
16. "Sweat and Blood" 2:35
17. "The Ring" 4:28
18. "Spankin' Potion #5" 1:48
19. "They Took You Away Once Again" 3:02
20. "Rancho Carne Humana" 2:26

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly (A)[3]
Salon.com (favorable)[4]
Spin (7/10)[5]
The Village Voice (C)[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gentle Creatures - Tarnation: Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Gentle Creatures - Tarnation". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Kelly, Christina (25 August 1995). "Gentle Creatures Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Hurwitt, Sam (2 December 1995). "200 More Miles, and Gentle Creatures". Salon.com. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Fleissner, Jen (October 1995). "Tarnation: Gentle Creatures". Spin. p. 120. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert (1995). "Turkey Shoot". The Village Voice (November 28). New York. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 

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