Ricks Road

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Ricks Road
Ricks road.jpg
Studio album by Texas
Released 1 November 1993
Recorded 1992-1993
Genre Alternative rock
Length 47:48
Label Mercury
Vertigo (Europe)
Producer Paul Fox
Texas chronology
Mothers Heaven
(1991)
Ricks Road
(1993)
White on Blonde
(1997)
Singles from Ricks Road
  1. "So Called Friend"
    Released: 30 August 1993
  2. "You Owe It All to Me"
    Released: 18 October 1993
  3. "So in Love with You"
    Released: 31 January 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Ricks Road is the third album by Scottish rock band Texas. The album was released on 1 November 1993 by Mercury Records. The album peaked at number 18 in the UK and spent two weeks on the UK Albums Chart.[2] It was certified Silver (for 60,000 copies sold) by the British Phonographic Industry in October 1997. In Australia, the album peaked at number 96 on the ARIA Albums Chart.[3]

The album included three UK Top 40 singles; "So Called Friend" (#30), "You Owe It All to Me" (#39), and "So in Love with You" (#28).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Johnny McElhone and Sharleen Spiteri except as indicated.

International release[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "So Called Friend" Johnny McElhone, Sharleen Spiteri 3:42
2. "Fade Away" McElhone, Spiteri 3:03
3. "Listen to Me" McElhone, Spiteri 5:02
4. "You Owe It All to Me" McElhone, Spiteri 3:41
5. "Beautiful Angel" McElhone, Spiteri 3:20
6. "So in Love with You" McElhone, Spiteri 4:44
7. "You've Got to Live a Little" McElhone, Spiteri, Paul Fox 3:12
8. "I Want to Go to Heaven" McElhone, Spiteri 3:23
9. "Hear Me Now" McElhone, Spiteri, Ally McErlaine 4:11
10. "Fearing These Days" McElhone, Spiteri 4:18
11. "I've Been Missing You" McElhone, Spiteri 3:13
12. "Winters End" McElhone, Spiteri, Eddie Campbell 4:18

US/Canadian release[edit]

  1. "So Called Friend"
  2. "Fade Away"
  3. "Listen to Me"
  4. "You Owe It All to Me"
  5. "Beautiful Angel"
  6. "So in Love with You"
  7. "You've Got to Live a Little"
  8. "I Want to Go to Heaven"
  9. "Hear Me Now"
  10. "Fearing These Days"
  11. "Tired of Being Alone" (Al Green)
  12. "Winters End"

Personnel[edit]

Texas
  • Vocals, Guitar - Sharleen Spiteri
  • Guitar - Ally McErlaine
  • Bass - Johnny McElhone
  • Piano, Organ [Wurlitzer, B3], Backing Vocals - Eddie Campbell
  • Drums, Percussion - Richard Hynd
Other Personnel
  • Engineer [Assistant] - Chris Laidlan, Matt Westfield, Pete Lewis
  • Engineer, mixed by - Ed Thacker
  • Mastered by - Bob Ludwig
  • Producer - Paul Fox
  • Arranged by [String] - Campbell, Jimmy Z, McElhone, Fox
  • Written by - McErlaine (tracks: B3), Campbell (tracks: B6), McElhone, Fox (tracks: B1), Spiteri

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Texas". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.