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Martinis & Bikinis
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Studio album by Sam Phillips
Released March 8, 1994 (1994-03-08)
Studio
Genre Rock, alternative rock
Length 46:13
Label Virgin
Producer T Bone Burnett
Sam Phillips chronology
Cruel Inventions
(1991)Cruel Inventions1991
Martinis & Bikinis
(1994)
Omnipop (It's Only a Flesh Wound Lambchop)
(1996)Omnipop (It's Only a Flesh Wound Lambchop)1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
American Songwriter4.5/5 stars[2]
Chicago Tribune3.5/4 stars[3]
Christgau's Consumer Guide(1-star Honorable Mention)[4]
Entertainment WeeklyA[5]
Los Angeles Times3.5/4 stars[6]
Mojo4/5 stars[7]
PopMatters8/10[8]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[9]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[10]

Martinis & Bikinis is the seventh studio album by American singer and songwriter Sam Phillips. It was released on March 8, 1994 and re-released on July 17, 2012.[8] "Circle of Fire" was nominated for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance at the 37th Annual Grammy Awards.[11]

The photographs included in this album's artwork reportedly led to Phillips' role as a mute terrorist in the film Die Hard with a Vengeance.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Sam Phillips except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Love and Kisses"0:56
2."Signposts"2:19
3."Same Rain" (Sam Phillips, T Bone Burnett)4:11
4."Baby, I Can't Please You"3:30
5."Circle of Fire"3:12
6."Strawberry Road"4:05
7."When I Fall"5:07
8."Same Changes" (Sam Phillips, T Bone Burnett)4:44
9."Black Sky"4:03
10."Fighting with Fire"3:00
11."I Need Love"3:39
12."Wheel of the Broken Voice"4:00
13."Gimme Some Truth" (John Lennon)3:27

Personnel[edit]

Production

  • T Bone Burnett – producer
  • Colin Moulding – producer
  • Tchad Blake – mixing
  • John Paterno – mixing assistant
  • Neal Avron – engineer
  • Joe Schiff – engineer
  • Dave Brock – assistant engineer
  • Jim Champagne – assistant engineer
  • Doug Diamond – assistant engineer
  • David Eike – assistant engineer
  • Noel Hazen – assistant engineer
  • Tom Nellen – assistant engineer
  • Bob Salcedo – assistant engineer
  • Howard Willing – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Martinis & Bikinis – Sam Phillips". AllMusic. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ Horowitz, Hal (June 7, 2012). "Sam Phillips: Martinis & Bikinis". American Songwriter. Retrieved May 19, 2017. 
  3. ^ Kot, Greg (March 24, 1994). "Sublime Sam". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 19, 2017. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000). "Sam Phillips: Martinis and Bikinis". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-24560-2. 
  5. ^ Svetkey, Benjamin (March 11, 1994). "Martinis and Bikinis". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ Willman, Chris (April 3, 1994). "Sam Phillips 'Martinis & Bikinis' Virgin". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 19, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Sam Phillips: Martinis & Bikinis". Mojo: 104. 2012. Arranged by Van Dyke Parks....[A] razor-edged 1994 Beatles-pop alt country gem... 
  8. ^ a b Chiola, Enio (August 9, 2012). "Sam Phillips: Martinis and Bikinis (Reissue)". PopMatters. Retrieved May 19, 2017. 
  9. ^ Manning, Kara (March 24, 1994). "Sam Phillips: Martinis and Bikinis". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on September 28, 2002. Retrieved May 19, 2017. 
  10. ^ Kot, Greg (2004). "Sam Phillips". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 634–35. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  11. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc (January 14, 1995). "37th Annual Grammy Awards: Final Nominations". Billboard. 107 (2): 66. Retrieved May 19, 2017. 
  12. ^ Martinis and Bikinis at Aphoristic Album Reviews