Oyster (album)

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Oyster
Heather Nova - Oyster UK.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 24, 1994
GenreAlternative rock, Indie rock
Length56:55
LabelButterfly, Big Life
ProducerFelix Tod, Youth
Heather Nova chronology
Blow
(1993)
Oyster
(1994)
Siren
(1998)
Alternative cover
U.S. cover
U.S. cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

Oyster is the second studio album by Heather Nova, released in 1994 (see 1994 in music).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Heather Nova.

  1. "Walk This World" – 3:49
  2. "Heal" – 3:55
  3. "Island" – 6:20
  4. "Throwing Fire at the Sun" – 5:57
  5. "Maybe an Angel" – 5:08
  6. "Sugar" (not on first European release) – 5:34
  7. "Truth and Bone" – 4:54
  8. "Blue Black" – 4:36
  9. "Walking Higher" – 4:12
  10. "Light Years" – 4:49
  11. "Verona" – 4:02
  12. "Doubled Up" – 3:39 (4:13 on some non us releases, there is some 30 seconds of some instruments tuning and someone saying 'yes' before the actual song starts)

B Sides

  1. "Home"[a][2]
  2. "Blind"[b]
  3. "Walk This World" (acoustic)

Personnel[edit]

  • Heather Nova – acoustic guitar, vocals
  • David Ayers – bass, electric guitar, 12 string guitar
  • Nadia Lanman – cello
  • Dean McCormick – percussion, drums
  • Hossam Ramzy – percussion
  • Bob Thompson – drums
  • Youth – bass
  • Felix Tod, Youth – producers
  • David Bianco, Christopher Marc Potter, Paul Rabiger – engineers
  • The album is dedicated to her first cousin once removed Signe Savannah (last name unknown), who was born the year of its release.

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1995 UK Albums Chart[3] 72
1995 Billboard Heatseekers 7
1995 US Billboard 200 179
1998 New Zealand RIANZ Top 40 23

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1995 "Walk This World" Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 13
1998 "Walk This World" New Zealand RIANZ Top 40 19

Trivia[edit]

The Song "Throwing Fire at the Sun" was used in an episode of the TV show Baywatch.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Oyster at AllMusic
  2. ^ Sinclair, David (18 February 1995). "Pop - Recordings". Newsbank. The Times. Retrieved 3 April 2019. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
  3. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/31241/heather-nova/