Hourglass (Dave Gahan album)

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Hourglass
Dave gahan hourglass.jpg
Studio album by
Released17 October 2007 (2007-10-17)
RecordedSpring 2007
Studio11th Floor (New York City)
Length48:38
LabelMute
Producer
Dave Gahan chronology
Paper Monsters
(2003)
Hourglass
(2007)
The Light the Dead See
(2012)
Singles from Hourglass
  1. "Kingdom"
    Released: 8 October 2007
  2. "Saw Something / Deeper and Deeper"
    Released: 14 January 2008

Hourglass is the second solo studio album by English vocalist Dave Gahan, released on 17 October 2007 by Mute Records. It received generally favourable reviews; most critics complimented its electronica sound, while some criticised it for sounding too similar to Gahan's group Depeche Mode.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic64/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[3]
The A.V. ClubB−[4]
BBCPositive[5]
The Guardian[6]
musicOMH[7]
Now2/5[8]
Pitchfork5.7/10[9]
PopMatters6/10[10]
Rolling Stone[11]
Uncut[12]

At Metacritic, that assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 64, based on 18 critical reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[2]

Ben Hogwood of musicOMH wrote "... Gahan, it seems, is progressing into a well-rounded, mature songwriter who plays to all his strengths, and in particular the cracked voice, and its ability to move from a confidential whisper to a rabble rousing bellow. These songs show him in a newly redemptive prime, and will satisfy both short and long term devotees".[13]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Dave Gahan, Christian Eigner and Andrew Phillpott.

  1. "Saw Something" – 5:14
  2. "Kingdom" – 4:34
  3. "Deeper and Deeper" – 4:34
  4. "21 Days" – 4:35
  5. "Miracles" – 4:38
  6. "Use You" – 4:48
  7. "Insoluble" – 4:57
  8. "Endless" – 5:47
  9. "A Little Lie" – 4:53
  10. "Down" – 4:34

Bonus tracks[edit]

All bonus tracks appear on the iTunes edition of Hourglass.

  1. "Kingdom" (Digitalism Remix) – 5:36
  2. "Use You" (K10K Remix) – 6:03
  3. "Deeper and Deeper" (SHRUBBN!! Dub) – 4:43

DVD[edit]

  1. "Hourglass – A Short Film" – 17:52
  2. "Kingdom" (promotional video) – 4:33
  3. "Hourglass – The Studio Sessions" – 20:03
    1. "Saw Something"
    2. "Miracles"
    3. "Kingdom"
    4. "A Little Lie"
  4. "Endless from Hourglass. The Studio Sessions" – 3:44

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Hourglass.[14]

Musicians[edit]

  • Dave Gahan – vocals
  • John Frusciante – guitar solo (track 1)
  • Graham Finn – bass (track 2); guitar (track 4)
  • Tony Hoffer – guitar (track 9)
  • Niko Stoessl – additional guitar (tracks 2, 6); backing vocals (track 6)
  • Kevin Murphy – cello on "Saw Something" (track 1)
  • Jenni Muldaur – backing vocals (track 10)
  • Karl Ritter – Dobro (track 10)

Technical[edit]

  • Dave Gahan – production
  • Christian Eigner – production
  • Andrew Phillpott – production
  • Tony Hoffer – mixing[a] (all tracks); engineering (track 9)
  • Andy Marcinkowski – mixing assistance (all tracks); engineering (track 9)
  • Ryan Hewitt – recording (track 1)
  • Niko Stoessl – additional editing (tracks 2, 6)
  • Kurt Uenala (K10K) – additional editing, additional engineering
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering[b]

Artwork[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart performance for Hourglass
Chart (2007) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[15] 15
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[16] 50
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[17] 6
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[18] 9
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[19] 16
French Albums (SNEP)[20] 18
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[21] 2
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[22] 11
Irish Albums (IRMA)[23] 73
Italian Albums (FIMI)[24] 8
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[25] 7
Scottish Albums (OCC)[26] 85
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[27] 18
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[28] 24
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[29] 5
UK Albums (OCC)[30] 50
US Billboard 200[31] 120
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[32] 1

Certifications and sales[edit]

Certifications for Hourglass
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Poland (ZPAV)[33] Gold 10,000*
Russia (NFPF)[34] Gold 10,000*
United States 8,000[35]

* Sales figures based on certification alone.

Release history[edit]

Release dates and formats for Hourglass
Region Date Format Edition Label Cat. no. Ref.
Japan 17 October 2007 CD Standard Toshiba EMI TOCP-66717 [36]
Europe 22 October 2007 Mute CDSTUMM288 [37]
LP + CD STUMM288
CD + DVD Limited LCDSTUMM288
North America 23 October 2007 CD Standard Virgin 5099950872121
LP + CD 5099950872213
CD + DVD Limited 5099950872329

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mixed at Chung King Studios (New York City)
  2. ^ Mastered at Marcussen Mastering (Hollywood, California)

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Hourglass by Dave Gahan". Metacritic. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  3. ^ Jeffries, David. Hourglass at AllMusic
  4. ^ Hawthorne, Marc (30 October 2007). "Hourglass Music review". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 10 May 2012.
  5. ^ Spicer, Al (19 October 2007). "Welcome back to Dave's deliciously dark world... Hourglass review". BBC. Retrieved 10 May 2012.
  6. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (19 October 2007). "Dave Gahan, Hourglass Rock CD review". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 May 2012.
  7. ^ Hogwood, Ben (21 October 2007). "Dave Gahan - Hourglass | Album Reviews". musicOMH. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  8. ^ Bolen, Benjamin (8 November 2007). "David Gahan Album review". Now. Vol. 27, no. 10. Archived from the original on 8 September 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2012.
  9. ^ Abebe, Mitsuh (25 October 2007). "Dave Gahan: Hourglass Album review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 10 May 2012.
  10. ^ O'Neil, Tim (6 November 2007). "Dave Gahan: Hourglass review". PopMatters. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2012.
  11. ^ Rolling Stone review Archived 14 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Uncut review Archived 5 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Hogwood, Ben (22 October 2007). "Dave Gahan – Hourglass (Mute, including the single Kingdom)". musicOMH. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  14. ^ Hourglass (liner notes). Dave Gahan. Mute Records. 1998. CDSTUMM288.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
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  18. ^ "Czech Albums – Top 100". ČNS IFPI. Note: On the chart page, select 200744 on the field besides the word "Zobrazit", and then click over the word to retrieve the correct chart data. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
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  30. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  31. ^ "Dave Gahan Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  32. ^ "Dave Gahan Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  33. ^ "Wyróżnienia – Złote płyty CD - Archiwum - Przyznane w 2007 roku" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
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