Penthouse (album)

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Penthouse
Penthouse (Luna album) coverart.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 8, 1995
RecordedSorcerer Studios, New York City
GenreIndie pop, indie rock
Length51:14
LabelElektra
ProducerLuna, Pat McCarthy and Mario Salvati
Luna chronology
Bewitched
(1994)
Penthouse
(1995)
EP
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Christgau's Consumer GuideA[2]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[3]
Entertainment WeeklyC−[4]
NME7/10[5]
The Province[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[7]
Select4/5[8]

Penthouse is the third album by American alternative rock band Luna. It was ranked the 99th best album of the 1990s by Rolling Stone.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All music by Luna and lyrics by Dean Wareham, except where noted.

  1. "Chinatown" – 4:39
  2. "Sideshow by the Seashore" – 3:12
  3. "Moon Palace" – 3:46
  4. "Double Feature" – 4:27
  5. "23 Minutes in Brussels" – 6:40
  6. "Lost in Space" – 3:44
  7. "Rhythm King" – 3:16
  8. "Kalamazoo" – 6:26
  9. "Hedgehog" – 3:05
  10. "Freakin' and Peakin'" – 6:12
  11. "Bonnie and Clyde" – 5:27 (Serge Gainsbourg) (CD bonus track not featured on vinyl and cassette releases)

Personnel[edit]

Luna

with:

  • Lætitia Sadier – vocals on "Bonnie and Clyde"
  • Jane Scarpantonicello on "Moon Palace", string arrangements
  • Tom Verlaine – electric 12-string guitar on "Moon Palace" and electric guitar on "23 Minutes in Brussels"
  • Matt Buzzell – backing vocals on "Kalamazoo"

Production[edit]

  • Pat McCarthy – Producer
  • Mario Salvati – Producer
  • Lou Sciancalepore – Assistant Engineer
  • Dave Voigt – Assistant Engineer
  • Susanne Dyer – Assistant Engineer
  • Mastered by Greg Calbi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Penthouse – Luna". AllMusic. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000). "Luna: Penthouse". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN 0-312-24560-2. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. ISBN 9780857125958.
  4. ^ Mirkin, Steven (August 11, 1995). "Penthouse". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  5. ^ "Luna: Penthouse". NME. August 12, 1995. p. 41.
  6. ^ Harrison, Tom; McLaughlin, John P.; Walsh, Michael (1995-11-02). "Still electrifying after 25 years". The Province – via ProQuest.
  7. ^ Sheffield, Rob (2004). "Luna". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 500–01. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  8. ^ Wilkinson, Roy (September 1995). "Luna: Penthouse". Select. No. 63. p. 97.
  9. ^ 100 Best Albums of the Nineties