Out of Season (album)

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Out of Season
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Studio album by Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man
Released 28 October 2002 (2002-10-28)
Genre Folk
Length 43:46
Label Go Beat!
Producer
  • Beth Gibbons
  • Paul Webb
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic83/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Blender3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[4]
The Guardian5/5 stars[5]
Los Angeles Times4/4 stars[6]
Pitchfork5.7/10[7]
Q4/5 stars[8]
Slant Magazine4.5/5 stars[9]
SpinB+[10]
The Village VoiceB−[11]

Out of Season is a studio album by Portishead frontwoman Beth Gibbons and former Talk Talk bassist Paul Webb (under the pseudonym Rustin Man). It was released on 28 October 2002 in the United Kingdom and on 7 October 2003 in the United States. Out of Season is largely a folk album with jazz leanings, with Gibbons and Webb drawing more directly on the influences of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, and Nick Drake, at which Portishead's work in trip hop only hinted. Out of Season also features contributions from Gibbons' fellow Portishead bandmate Adrian Utley and Webb's former bandmate Lee Harris. The first track of the album, "Mysteries", appears on the original soundtrack of the French movie Les Poupées Russes (The Russian Dolls) and in Wim Wenders' Palermo Shooting from 2008. The album achieved a silver certification from the BPI.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Beth Gibbons and Paul Webb, except where noted otherwise.

  1. "Mysteries" – 4:39
  2. "Tom the Model" – 3:41
  3. "Show" (Gibbons) – 4:26
  4. "Romance" – 5:09
  5. "Sand River" (Webb) – 3:48
  6. "Spider Monkey" – 4:10
  7. "Resolve" – 2:51
  8. "Drake" – 3:54
  9. "Funny Time of Year" – 6:48
  10. "Rustin Man" – 4:20
American edition bonus track
  1. "Candy Says" (live) (Lou Reed) – 5:20

Charts[edit]

The album charted in some countries, peaking at #28 in the UK,[12] #13 in Germany, #36 in Switzerland, #54 in Austria, #19 in France, #77 in Netherlands, #6 in Norway and #39 in Denmark.[13] "Tom the Model" was released as a single on March 3, 2003, and reached #70 in the UK.[14] A video for the song was directed by Chris Bran and it featured Gibbons performing in front of a theatre crowd.

Personnel[edit]

  • Rebecca Lublinski - Flute
  • Rachel Samuel - Cello
  • John Baggott – Piano, Wurlitzer
  • Gary Baldwin – Organ
  • John Barclay – Flugelhorn
  • Martyn Barker – Percussion, Conga
  • Mark Berrow – Violin
  • Rachael Brown – Background Vocals
  • Lurine Cato – Background Vocals
  • Ben Chappell – Cello
  • Clive Deamer – Drums, Tympani
  • Philip Dukes – Viola
  • Simon Edwards – Bass guitar, Double Bass
  • Mark Feltham – Harmonica
  • Andrew Findon – Alto flute
  • Beth Gibbons – Acoustic guitar, Arrangements, Vocals, Vocoder
  • Pete Glenister – Acoustic guitar
  • Leo Green – Horn Section
  • Lee Harris – Drums
  • Nick Ingman – Conductor, Orchestration
  • Mitchell John – Background Vocals
  • Patrick Kiernan – Violin
  • Boguslaw Kostecki – Violin
  • Peter Lale – Viola
  • Martin Loveday – Cello
  • Neill MacColl – Acoustic guitar, Ebow
  • Perry Mason – Violin
  • Lorraine McIntosh – Background Vocals
  • Frank Ricotti – Vibraphone
  • Eddie Roberts – Violin
  • Nina Robertson – Alto flute
  • Joy Rose – Background Vocals
  • Mary Scully – Double Bass
  • Chris Tombling – Violin
  • Jonathan Tunnell – Cello
  • Adrian Utley – Organ, Acoustic guitar, Bass, Guitar, Electric guitar, Moog synthesizer, Ebow, Baritone guitar
  • Paul Webb – Percussion, Piano, Accordion, Arrangements, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
  • Bruce White – Viola
  • Dave Woodcock – Violin
  • Gavyn Wright – Violin
  • Warren Zielinski – Violin

Production[edit]

  • Frank Arkwright – Mastering
  • Ryan Art – Design
  • Mark Bishop – Mixing Assistant, Assistant
  • Phill Brown – Engineer, Mixing
  • Peter Dickinson – Photography
  • Niven Garland – Engineer
  • Beth Gibbons – Producer, Engineer
  • Andy Montgomery – Engineer
  • Neil Perry – Engineer
  • Albert Pinheiro – Assistant
  • Adrien Utley – Additional production, Engineer, Effects
  • Eva Vermandel – Photography
  • Paul Webb – Producer, Mixing, Effects

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Out of Season by Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man". Metacritic. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Out of Season – Beth Gibbons / Rustin Man". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Hannaham, James (December 2003). "Beth Gibbons: Out of Season". Blender (22): 136. Archived from the original on 7 June 2004. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  4. ^ Hermes, Will (13 December 2002). "Out of Season". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  5. ^ Peschek, David (25 October 2002). "CD: Beth Gibbons and Rustin' Man: Out of Season". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  6. ^ Hochman, Steve (5 October 2003). "Out from behind the veil". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  7. ^ Fahnestock, Jesse (20 November 2002). "Beth Gibbons / Rustin Man: Out of Season". Pitchfork. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man: Out of Season". Q (197): 98. December 2002. 
  9. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (21 October 2003). "Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man: Out Of Season". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "Breakdown". Spin. 19 (10): 113. October 2003. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  11. ^ Christgau, Robert (2 December 2003). "Consumer Guide: Turkey Shoot 2003". The Village Voice. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  12. ^ "Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man: Out of Season". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  13. ^ http://www.lescharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Beth+Gibbons+%26+Rustin+Man&titel=Out+Of+Season&cat=a
  14. ^ "Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 January 2013.