Red Book (album)

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Red Book
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Studio album by Texas
Released 7 November 2005
Recorded 2004–2005
Genre Alternative rock
Length 44:17
Label Mercury
Producer Johnny McElhone, Brian Higgins, Dallas Austin, Rick Nowels
Texas chronology
Careful What You Wish For
(2003)
Red Book
(2005)
The BBC Sessions
(2007)
Singles from Red Book
  1. "Getaway"
    Released: 1 August 2005
  2. "Can't Resist"
    Released: 31 October 2005
  3. "Sleep"
    Released: 9 January 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
PopMatters (8/10)[2]
BBC Online (positive)[3]
musicOMH (positive)[4]
Virgin Media 2/5 stars[5]

Red Book is the seventh album from Scottish rock band Texas. It was released on 7 November 2005 and entered the UK Albums Chart at #16. It is named after the little red book that singer Sharleen Spiteri used to write the album songs. The album yielded two UK Top Ten singles, "Getaway" and "Sleep" and the UK Top 20 single, "Can't Resist". Four of the album's tracks were co-written with Brian Higgins of Xenomania — "Can't Resist", "Cry", "Get Down Tonight" and "Bad Weather".

Red Book was the group's last studio album before their hiatus which they embarked on after the Red Book tour. Lead singer Spiteri would go on to release her debut solo album, Melody in 2008.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "036" Johnny McElhone, Sharleen Spiteri McElhone 0:36
2. "Getaway" McElhone, Spiteri, Robert Hodgens McElhone 3:51
3. "Can't Resist" McElhone, Spiteri, Brian Higgins Higgins, McElhone 3:47
4. "What About Us" Dallas Austin, McElhone, Spiteri Austin 4:16
5. "Cry" McElhone, Spiteri, Higgins Higgins, McElhone 4:27
6. "Sleep" (featuring Paul Buchanan) McElhone, Spiteri McElhone 4:06
7. "Get Down Tonight" McElhone, Spiteri, Higgins Higgins, McElhone 3:45
8. "Nevermind" McElhone, Spiteri, Hodgens McElhone 4:32
9. "Bad Weather" McElhone, Spiteri, Higgins Higgins, McElhone 3:59
10. "Masterthief" McElhone, Spiteri McElhone 3:18
11. "Just Hold On" McElhone, Spiteri, Rick Nowels Nowels, McElhone 3:27
12. "Red Book" McElhone, Spiteri, Hodgens, Michael Bannister McElhone 4:13
Total length: 44:17

Personnel[edit]

  • Backing Vocals - Michael Bannister (tracks: 4, 8, 10), Miranda Cooper (tracks: 3, 5, 7), Sharleen Spiteri (tracks: 2 to 5, 7, 8, 10)
  • Bass - Johnny McElhone (tracks: 2, 8 to 10)
  • Guitar - Ally McErlaine (tracks: 2, 4, 7, 8, 10 to 12), Johnny McElhone (tracks: 2, 7 to 10, 12), Sharleen Spiteri (tracks: 2, 8 to 10, 12), Shawn Lee (tracks: 3, 5, 7), Tony McGovern (tracks: 7, 9, 12)
  • Keyboards - Johnny McElhone (tracks: 1 to 4, 7, 8 to 12), Michael Bannister (tracks: 1 to 4, 8, 10, 12), Sharleen Spiteri (tracks: 1 to 4, 8, 9, 11), Tim Powell (tracks: 3, 5, 7)
  • Mixed By - Mark "Spike" Stent (tracks: 3 to 5, 7, 9), Mike Hedges (tracks: 6, 8, 10, 12)
  • Piano - Michael Bannister (tracks: 6, 8, 10, 12)
  • Producer [Co Producer] - Johnny Mac (tracks: 4)
  • Programmed By - Johnny McElhone (tracks: 2 to 4, 8, 11), Michael Bannister (tracks: 2 to 4), Sharleen Spiteri (tracks: 2 to 4, 11)
  • Vocals - Sharleen Spiteri

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[6] 16
Irish Albums Chart[6] 74
Belgium Albums Chart[6] 22
France Albums Chart[6] 9
Dutch Albums Chart[6] 99
German Albums Chart[6] 43
Spain Albums Chart[6] 27
Sweden Albums Chart[6] 60
Swiss Albums Chart[6] 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ PopMatters review
  3. ^ BBC Online review
  4. ^ review
  5. ^ Virgin Media review
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Texas - Red Book - Music Charts". Acharts.us. Retrieved 2009-05-21.