Let the Dancers Inherit the Party

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Let the Dancers Inherit the Party
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Studio album by
Released31 March 2017
Length48:47
LabelCaroline International, Golden Chariot
British Sea Power chronology
Sea of Brass
(2015)
Let the Dancers Inherit the Party
(2017)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic77/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Evening Standard4/5 stars[2]
The Guardian4/5 stars[3]
God is in the TV Zine9/10 stars[4]
Record Collector3/5 stars[5]
MusicOMH4/5 stars[6]
PopMatters7/10 stars[7]
DIY4/5 stars[8]
Mojo4/5 stars[9]
Pitchfork Media7.3/10 stars[10]
Islington Gazette4/5 stars[11]
Financial Times3/5 stars[12]
QRO Magazine7.6/10 stars[13]
Paste7.5/10 stars[14]
Under the Radar7/10 stars[15]
Drowned in Sound8/10 stars[16]

Let the Dancers Inherit the Party is a studio album by British Sea Power.[17] It was released on 31 March 2017,[18] licensed from the band's own Golden Chariot label to Caroline International.[19]

Recording for the album primarily took place in Brighton at Brighton Electric Recording Studios, with additional recording and mixing at Voltaire Road Studios in Clapham. Early work on the album, including recording and song-writing, was done in diverse locations including Lympne Castle and on Skye.[20]

At the end of 2016, the band ran a crowd-funding campaign to enable them to release the album. Fans paid in advance for a 4-CD box set containing the album along with bonus discs of demos, alternative versions and instrumentals. This box set, in a limited edition of 1000, was distributed at the same time as the regular album.[21]

In early 2017 the songs "Bad Bohemian" and "Keep on Trying (Sechs Freunde)" were released as digital singles, with videos, to promote the album ahead of its release date. "Electrical Kittens" was also made available for streaming shortly before the album's release.

Two vinyl versions of the album were released. The regular one-disc version has slight modifications to the track-listing to balance the timings, while the deluxe two-disc version has an extended version of "Saint Jerome", length 5:35.

Track listing[edit]

CD[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Intro"0:29
2."Bad Bohemian"3:16
3."International Space Station"4:28
4."What You're Doing"3:58
5."The Voice of Ivy Lee"4:10
6."Keep on Trying (Sechs Freunde)"4:15
7."Electrical Kittens"5:07
8."Saint Jerome"4:35
9."Praise for Whatever"5:52
10."Want to Be Free"3:47
11."Don't Let the Sun Get in the Way"3:39
12."Alone Piano"5:11

CD box set bonus discs[edit]

Note

  • "Matches" was the placeholder title of Saint Jerome when it appeared on the setlist[22] during the band's 2016 tour dates. This may or may not be a retitling of the extended version of the song that appears on the deluxe vinyl with an identical running time.

Note

  1. ^ The audio track on the CD lasts 4:35; the tracklisting on the slipcase gives a duration of 5:33.

Regular vinyl[edit]

Deluxe vinyl[edit]


Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Scottish Albums (OCC)[23] 18
UK Albums (OCC)[24] 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Let the Dancers Inherit the Party by British Sea Power". Metacritic. Retrieved 2017-04-01.
  2. ^ David Smyth (2017-03-31). "British Sea Power - Let the Dancers Inherit the Party, review: 'Upbeat, grandiose and prioritising melody over anything more clever'". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2017-04-01.
  3. ^ Dave Simpson (2017-03-30). "British Sea Power: Let the Dancers Inherit the Party review – written more in hope than despair". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-04-01.
  4. ^ Gareth O'Malley (2017-03-29). "British Sea Power – Let The Dancers Inherit The Party (Golden Chariot/Caroline International)". Retrieved 2017-04-01.
  5. ^ David Coulson. "Let The Dancers Inherit The Party". Record Collector. Retrieved 2017-04-02.
  6. ^ Andrew Hall (2017-03-30). "British Sea Power – Let The Dancers Inherit The Party". Retrieved 2017-04-02.
  7. ^ Jordan Penney (2017-03-30). "Let the Dancers Inherit the Party". PopMatters. Retrieved 2017-04-02.
  8. ^ Jessica Goodman. "British Sea Power – Let The Dancers Inherit The Party". DIY. Retrieved 2017-04-02.
  9. ^ Ben Myers. "British Sea Power – Let The Dancers Inherit The Party". Mojo. Retrieved 2017-04-02.
  10. ^ Stuart Berman. "British Sea Power – Let The Dancers Inherit The Party". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2017-04-03.
  11. ^ Stephen Moore (2017-04-06). "Album review: British Sea Power – Let The Dancers Inherit The Party". Islington Gazette. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  12. ^ Ludovic Hunter-Tilney (2017-04-07). "British Sea Power: Let the Dancers Inherit the Party — 'whimsical outlook'". Financial Times. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  13. ^ Ted Chase (2017-04-07). "British Sea Power - Let the Dancers Inherit the Party". QRO. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  14. ^ Kenneth Partridge (2017-03-30). "British Sea Power: Let The Dancers Inherit The Party Review". Paste. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  15. ^ "British Sea Power - Let the Dancers Inherit the Party". Under the Radar. 2017-03-30. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  16. ^ Jack Doherty (2017-04-03). "British Sea Power - Let the Dancers Inherit the Party". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  17. ^ "Let the Dancers Inherit the Party by British Sea Power on Apple Music". Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  18. ^ Robin Murray (2017-01-03). "British Sea Power Announce New Album". Clash. Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  19. ^ "Newsboost Sparkling Caroline". Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  20. ^ Roy Wilkinson (January 2017), sleevenotes in box set booklet
  21. ^ "18 October 2016 (Newsboost Fan-funded Futurity)". 2016-10-18. Retrieved 2017-04-01.
  22. ^ http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/british-sea-power/2016/hare-and-hounds-birmingham-england-43fcefdf.html
  23. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2017-04-08.
  24. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2017-04-08.