Music for Pleasure (Monaco album)

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Music for Pleasure
Music For Pleasure (Monaco album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Monaco
Released 9 June 1997
Genre Britpop, pop[1]
Length 56:22
Label Polydor
Producer Peter Hook, David Potts
Monaco chronology
Music For Pleasure
(1997)
Monaco
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Music for Pleasure is the debut studio album by rock band Monaco, a side project of New Order bassist Peter Hook. It was released in 1997 and reached No. 11 in the UK. The album sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide, with its first single, "What Do You Want from Me?", often mistaken for a New Order song.[2] The band recorded one more album before dissolving in 2000.

"What Do You Want From Me?" was one of two hit singles in the UK. It reached No. 11 in March 1997, while "Sweet Lips" hit No. 18, in May.[3]

The cover is designed by Peter Saville and the cover photograph was taken by Sam Taylor-Wood.[4]

Track listing[edit]

(All songs by Peter Hook and David Potts)

  1. "What Do You Want from Me?" – 4:09
  2. "Shine" – 5:32
  3. "Sweet Lips" – 4:11
  4. "Buzz Gum" – 6:05
  5. "Blue" – 2:40
  6. "Junk" – 9:14
  7. "Billy Bones" – 4:59
  8. "Happy Jack" – 4:12
  9. "Tender" – 4:34
  10. "Under the Stars" - 3:52 (not on UK release)
  11. "Sedona" – 6:54 (track lasts approximately 5:40 before silence and a hidden outro message)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allmusic review
  2. ^ Monaco profile at MTV.com
  3. ^ UK Top 40 placings
  4. ^ "Sleeves designed by Peter Saville 1995-1999". tosq.com. 2010-12-26.