Now I'm a Cowboy

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Now I'm a Cowboy
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Studio album by The Auteurs
Released 9 May 1994 (1994-05-09)
Recorded 1993–94, Townhouse, Protocol, Milo
Genre Alternative rock, indie pop, baroque pop
Length 41:42
Label Hut
Producer Phil Vinall, Luke Haines
The Auteurs chronology
New Wave
(1993)
Now I'm a Cowboy
(1994)
After Murder Park
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Drowned in Sound 7/10[2]
Entertainment Weekly A-[3]

Now I'm a Cowboy is the 1994 second album by British alternative rock band The Auteurs. On 2 June 2014 Now I'm a Cowboy was reissued alongside After Murder Park and How I Learned to Love the Bootboys.[4] The reissue features unreleased songs and linear notes written by Luke Haines.[5] It was released through 3 Loop Music.[5]

In 2003, Mojo placed the album at number 40 on its list of the "Top 50 Eccentric Albums".[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Luke Haines.[7]

Original 1994 CD/LP (CDHUT16/HUTLPX16)
  1. "Lenny Valentino" – 2:20
  2. "Brainchild" – 3:43
  3. "I'm a Rich Man's Toy" – 2:54
  4. "New French Girlfriend" – 4:15
  5. "The Upper Classes" – 6:45
  6. "Chinese Bakery" – 3:05
  7. "A Sister Like You" – 2:48
  8. "Underground Movies" – 3:32
  9. "Life Classes / Life Model" – 4:02
  10. "Modern History" – 5:36
  11. "Daughter of a Child" – 2:36
  • Free one-sided 7" (HUTL16)
  1. "Modern History" (acoustic version) – 3:24
2014 expanded edition disc 1 bonus tracks
  1. "Lenny Valentino (single version)"
  2. "Vacant Lot"
  3. "Car Crazy"
  4. "Disney World"
  5. "Lenny Valentino (original mix)"
  6. "Underground Movies (alternative mix)"
  7. "Brainchild (original version)"
2014 expanded edition disc 2
  1. "Government Bookstore"
  2. "Everything You Say Will Destroy You"
  3. "Chinese Bakery (acoustic)"
  4. "Modern History (acoustic)"
  5. "Upper Classes (BBC Radio 1 evening session 1994)"
  6. "Rich Man’s Toy (BBC Radio 1 evening session 1994)"
  7. "Underground Movies (BBC Radio 1 evening session 1994)"
  8. "Everything You Say Will Destroy You (BBC Radio 1 evening session 1994)"
  9. "Lenny Valentino (Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 1 session 1994)"
  10. "Chinese Bakery (Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 1 Session 1994)"
  11. "New French Girlfriend (Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 1 session 1994)"
  12. "Modern History (Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 1 session 1994)"
  13. "How Could I Be Wrong (live at Leeds Town & Country 1993)"
  14. "Don't Trust The Stars (live at Leeds Town & Country 1993)"
  15. "The Upper Classes (live at Leeds Town & Country 1993)"
  16. "New French Girlfriend (live at Leeds Town & Country 1993)"
  17. "Showgirl (live at Leeds Town & Country 1993)"
  18. "Lenny Valentino (live at Leeds Town & Country 1993)"
  19. "Modern History (live at Leeds Town & Country 1993)"
  20. "Early Years (live at Leeds Town & Country 1993)"

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the album booklet.[7]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Louise Elliot – sax
  • Belinda Sykes – oboe
  • Joe Beckett – percussion

Production[edit]

  • Phil Vinall – producer, engineer
  • Luke Haines – producer
  • Pete Hoffman – assistant engineer
  • Giles Hall – assistant engineer
  • Stefan De Batselier – photography
  • Peter Barrett – sleeve design
  • Andrew Biscomb – sleeve design

References[edit]

  1. ^ Now I'm a Cowboy at AllMusic
  2. ^ Tudor, Alexander (14 January 2009). "The Auteurs and their part in Britpop's downfall". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  4. ^ Nissim, Mayer (11 April 2014). "The Auteurs' Cowboy, Murder Park and Bootboys LPs get reissues". Digital Spy. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Fact Team (11 April 2014). "The Auteurs ready expanded reissues of Now I'm A Cowboy, After Murder Park and How I Learned To Love The Bootboys". Fact. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  6. ^ Mojo - 100 greatest singles of all time
  7. ^ a b Now I'm a Cowboy (Booklet). The Auteurs. Hut Recordings/Virgin. 1994. CDHUT 16/7243 8 39597 2 3. 

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