Great Expectations (Tasmin Archer album)

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Great Expectations
Tasmin Archer Great Expectations.jpg
Studio album by Tasmin Archer
Released October 19, 1992
Recorded 1991-1992, Sarm West Studios
(London, England)
Genre Soul, pop, pop rock
Label Capitol, EMI
Producer John Hughes & Steve Fitzmaurice (track 10), Julian Mendelsohn (tracks 1-9 & 11), Paul "Wix" Wickens (tracks 1, 4, 5 & 11), Peter Kaye (track 2, 3 & 6-9)
Tasmin Archer chronology
Great Expectations
(1992)
Shipbuilding
(1994)Shipbuilding1994

Great Expectations is the title of the debut full-length album by British singer-songwriter Tasmin Archer. Released in late 1992 on EMI, "Sleeping Satellite" went to number 1 both in the UK and Ireland, while sitting just outside the top 10 in Germany (number 12). Three more UK singles were released in the wake of her initial success: "In Your Care" (UK #16), "Lords of the New Church" (UK #26) and "Arienne" (UK #30). The success of those four singles pushed the album to Platinum Status in the UK for sales of over 300,000 copies.

The album was later released in the USA on Capitol records, and was mildly successful due to the American chart hit, "Sleeping Satellite", which peaked in the lower rungs of the Top 40 at number 32. The album itself reached a peak of 115 in the States. The single and album fared better in other parts of the world, however, such as Australia (single reached number 14; album peaked at 56).

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written by Tasmin Archer, John Beck & John Hughes[1][2]
  1. "Sleeping Satellite" 4:41
  2. "Arienne" 3:48
  3. "Lords of the New Church" 4:43
  4. "When It Comes Down to It" 4:10
  5. "Steeltown" 3:44
  6. "The Higher You Climb" 3:58
  7. "In Your Care" 4:22
  8. "Somebody's Daughter" 4:15
  9. "Hero" 4:39
  10. "Ripped Inside" 3:28
  11. "Halfway to Heaven" 4:18

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Tracks 1, 4, 5, & 11 Produced by Julian Mendelsohn & Paul "Wix" Wickens
  • Tracks 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 & 9 Produced by Julian Mendelsohn & Peter Kaye
  • Track 10 Produced by John Hughes & Steve Fitzmaurice
  • All songs recorded by Steve Fitzmaurice except tracks 4, 5, & 11 (recorded by Julian Mendelsohn).
  • Mixed by Julian Mendelsohn

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