Scream If You Wanna Go Faster

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Scream If You Wanna Go Faster
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Studio album by Geri Halliwell
Released 14 May 2001
Recorded 2000–2001
Genre
Length 46:55
Label EMI
Producer
Geri Halliwell chronology
Schizophonic
(1999)
Scream If You Wanna Go Faster
(2001)
Passion
(2005)
Singles from Scream If You Wanna Go Faster
  1. "It's Raining Men"
    Released: 30 April 2001
  2. "Scream If You Wanna Go Faster"
    Released: 30 July 2001
  3. "Calling"
    Released: 26 November 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
NME 1/10 [2]

Scream If You Wanna Go Faster is the second studio album by British pop singer Geri Halliwell. It was released by EMI Records on 14 May 2001 and yielded the UK number-one single "It's Raining Men".

The album was not quite as commercially successful as Schizophonic, but it still sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. It received mixed to negative reviews from critics.

Background[edit]

The album includes a cover version of The Weather Girls' "It's Raining Men" (1983), which became Halliwell's fourth UK number-one hit single. The title track, "Scream If You Wanna Go Faster" is Halliwell's most rock-based song to date, and was inspired by her listening to Led Zeppelin the previous summer as encouraged by close friend, Robbie Williams. Halliwell commented about the album: "There's deeper meaning underneath if you care and choose to look. Some of it is deep as a puddle, some of it is a bottomless pit, like a well".

Chart performance[edit]

Although not as successful as her debut album Schizophonic, it reached a peak position of number five on the UK Albums Chart. With first-week sales of 35,000 copies and total sales of 155,000, it became the 127th best selling album of 2001 in the United Kingdom. Sales in the United Kingdom ensured Gold status. It eventually received an American release digitally via the iTunes Store on 30 October 2007.

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Scream If You Wanna Go Faster.[3]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer Length
1. "Scream If You Wanna Go Faster"  
Nowels 3:38
2. "Shake Your Bootie Cutie"  
  • Alexander
  • Nowels
4:02
3. "Calling"  
Stephen Lipson 4:25
4. "Feels Like Sex"  
  • Halliwell
  • Tracy Ackerman
  • Andy Watkins
  • Paul Wilson
Absolute 3:24
5. "Circles Round the Moon"  
  • Halliwell
  • Ackerman
  • Watkins
  • Wilson
Absolute 3:59
6. "Love Is the Only Light"  
  • Halliwell
  • Elofsson
  • Lipson
Lipson 3:26
7. "Strength of a Woman"  
  • Halliwell
  • Nowels
Nowels 4:03
8. "Don't Call Me Baby"  
  • Halliwell
  • Watkins
  • Wilson
Absolute 3:42
9. "Lovey Dovey Stuff"  
  • Halliwell
  • Ackerman
  • Watkins
  • Wilson
Absolute 3:39
10. "It's Raining Men"   Lipson 4:18
11. "Heaven and Hell (Being Geri Halliwell)"  
  • Halliwell
  • Elofsson
  • Lipson
Lipson 3:31
12. "I Was Made That Way"  
  • Halliwell
  • Vettese
Lipson 4:47
Total length:
46:55

Personnel[edit]

  • Geri Halliwell – vocals
  • Wayne Rodrigues – drum programming, Pro Tools editing
  • Rick Nowels – acoustic and electric guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Rusty Anderson – electric guitar
  • Charles Judge – keyboards
  • Greg Kurstin – keyboards, organ
  • Danielle Brisebois – vocal arrangement
  • Peter John Vettese – keyboards, programming, backing vocals
  • Stephen Lipson – programming
  • Tracey Ackerman – backing vocals

B-sides[edit]

Title Single B-side Producer(s) Length
"New Religion" Scream If You Wanna Go Faster CD Single Absolute 3:05
"Breaking Glass" Peter John Vettese 3:37
"Getting Better" Calling CD Single 3:07
"Destiny" Rick Nowels, Wayne Rodrgues 4:29

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ http://www.nme.com/reviews/5045.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Scream If You Wanna Go Faster (CD liner notes). Geri Halliwell. EMI Music. 2001. 7243 5 33369 4 3. 
  4. ^ http://www.hitparadeitalia.it/hp_yenda/lpe2001.htm
  5. ^ "French album certifications – Geri Halliwell – Scream If You Wanna Go Faster" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 2015-03-19. 
  6. ^ "British album certifications – Geri Halliwell – Scream If You Wanna Go Faster". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Scream If You Wanna Go Faster in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search