My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go

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My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go
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Studio album by Aereogramme
Released 5 February 2007 (2007-02-05)
Recorded 4th Street Studios, Glasgow, Scotland
Genre Alternative rock
Length 47:10
Language English
Label Chemikal Underground
Producer Aereogramme and Martin Doherty
Aereogramme chronology
Seclusion
(2004)
My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go
(2007)
Singles from My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go
  1. "Barriers"
    Released: 29 January 2007
  2. "Conscious Life for Coma Boy"
    Released: 9 April 2007 (promo only)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net 91%[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Drowned in Sound 9/10[3]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[4]
NME 8/10[5]
Pitchfork Media 5.9/10[6]
Q 3/5 stars[7]
The Skinny 4/5 stars[8]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[9]

My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go is the fourth and final studio album by Scottish band Aereogramme. The band drew the album name from the 1971 William Peter Blatty novel, The Exorcist. It was released on 5 February 2007 in the UK and Europe by Chemikal Underground, and on 6 February 2007 in North America by Sonic Unyon. The album was preceded by the single "Barriers" on 29 January 2007, which was released on 7" vinyl with the exclusive B-side "Dissolve".

Vocalist Craig B. revealed that the delay between My Heart Has a Wish and the band's previous release, 2004's Seclusion, was partly due to losing his singing voice for six months.[10] Referring to the album's vocals, Craig B. stated in a 2010 interview with The Skinny that, "By the time we got to My Heart Has a Wish, I just didn't feel like screaming anymore. I think I wasn't as angry by then and it would have felt slightly dishonest to continue trying to have screaming songs just for the sake of it. I mean, when I unfortunately stumble upon a Linkin Park song on the radio I can't help but think that guy sounds like a dick. What's he angry about now? Slayer at least still sound genuinely pissed off."[11]

In May 2007 the band announced that they were going to split after completion of the supporting tour. Aereogramme played their last show on 31 August 2007.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Aereogramme.

No. Title Length
1. "Conscious Life for Coma Boy" 4:31
2. "Barriers" 4:56
3. "Exits" 4:16
4. "A Life Worth Living" 5:59
5. "Finding a Light" 3:46
6. "Living Backwards" 6:54
7. "Trenches" 4:09
8. "Nightmares" 4:06
9. "The Running Man" 3:33
10. "You're Always Welcome" 5:08
Japan-only bonus track
No. Title Length
11. "Dissolve" 5:22

Credits[edit]

Aereogramme
  • Craig B. – vocals, guitar
  • Iain Cook – guitar, programming
  • Campbell McNeil – bass
  • Martin Scott – drums, percussion
Production
  • Produced by Aereogramme and Martin Doherty
  • Additional piano, keyboards, and vocals by Martin Doherty
  • Violin solo on "Barriers" by Graham McGeoch
  • Recorded at 4th Street Studios, Glasgow
  • Mixed by Iain Cook at Johnny Alucard Studios, Glasgow
  • Mastered by Zlaya Hadzic at Loud Mastering, Amsterdam
  • Design by Samuel Baker

References[edit]

  1. ^ Good, Tom (14 February 2007). "Aereogramme - My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go - Album Review". Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r946546
  3. ^ Dowling, Jordan (15 January 2007). "Aereogramme - My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go". Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Simpson, Dave (26 January 2007). "CD: Aereogramme, My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  5. ^ 20 January 2007 issue, p.31)
  6. ^ Colville, Liz (26 January 2007). "Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Aereogramme: My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go". Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  7. ^ March 2007 issue, p.110)
  8. ^ Hamilton, Billy (10 February 2007). "Aereogramme - My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go". Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  9. ^ Fisher, Tyler (16 February 2007). "Aereogramme - My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go (staff review)". Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  10. ^ Roberts, Alexis (May 2007). "Aereogramme Interview - The Red Alert". Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  11. ^ Kerr, Dave (26 January 2010). "Time to Unwind". Retrieved 21 December 2010.