Solid Wood

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"Solid Wood"
SolidWoodAlisonMoyetSingle.jpg
CD Single #1 for "Solid Wood".
Single by Alison Moyet
from the album Singles
B-side "Blue"
Released 14 August 1995
Format CD single
Genre Pop, Rock
Length 4:37
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Alison Moyet
Producer(s) Ian Broudie
Alison Moyet singles chronology
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
(1995)
"Solid Wood"
(1995)
"Should I Feel That It's Over"
(2002)
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
(1995)
"Solid Wood"
(1995)
"Should I Feel That It's Over"
(2002)

"Solid Wood" is a song by English singer Alison Moyet, released as the second and final single from her 1995 compilation album Singles. It was written by Moyet and produced by Ian Broudie.

To promote the UK number one compilation album Singles, two new songs were released as singles. The first was a cover of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", written by Ewan MacColl, and the second was "Solid Wood".[1] Despite the first single failing to reach the UK Top 100, "Solid Wood" saw some commercial success, peaking at #44 in the UK, and remaining in the Top 100 for two weeks.[2]

Two different CD versions of the single were released with three bonus tracks on each. Both included the non-album track "Blue", which was written about the singer's love of Southend United F.C.. The first CD release of "Solid Wood" featured the song "Ode to Boy" from Moyet's fourth studio album Essex and a live version of "There Are Worst Things I Could Do", written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.[3] This version of the single used the same artwork on the sleeve as the previous single "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face". The second CD version of the single featured a different sleeve design. Aside from "Blue", it also featured Moyet's 1994 hit/Essex track "Whispering Your Name" as a bonus track, as well as a track titled "First Time (Are You Sure It's Your...)". This was a remix of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face".[4]

Formats[edit]

UK CD Single 1
  1. "Solid Wood" - 4:23
  2. "Blue" - 3:22
  3. "Ode To Boy" - 2:54
  4. "There Are Worst Things I Could Do (Recorded Live)" - actually the studio version - 2:29
UK CD Single 2
  1. "Solid Wood" - 4:23
  2. "Blue" - 3:22
  3. "Whispering Your Name" - 3:29
  4. "First Time (Are You Sure It's Your...)" - 4:11
CD Single (UK promo only)
  1. "Solid Wood" - 4:37

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[5] 44

Personnel[edit]

  • Producer on "Solid Wood" - Ian Broudie
  • Mixer on "Solid Wood" - Bob Kraushaar
  • Writer of "Solid Wood" - Alison Moyet
  • Producer on "Blue" - Pete Glenister
  • Mixer on "Blue" - Pete Glenister, Vic Van Vugt
  • Engineer on "Blue" - Victor Van Vugt
  • Writer of "Blue" - Alison Moyet, Pete Glenister
  • Producer on "Whispering Your Name" - Ian Broudie
  • Mixer on "Whispering Your Name" - Ian Broudie
  • Writer of "Whispering Your Name" - Jules Shear
  • Producer on "First Time (Are You Sure It's Your...)" - Mark Saunders
  • Mixer on "First Time (Are You Sure It's Your...)" - Mark Saunders
  • Writer of "First Time (Are You Sure It's Your...)" - Ewan Maccoll
  • Producer on "Ode To Boy" - Pete Glenister
  • Mixer on "Ode To Boy" - Alan Winstanley
  • Engineer on "Ode To Boy" - Neil Brockbank, Victor Van Vugt
  • Writer of "Ode To Boy" - Alison Moyet
  • Producer on "There Are Worst Things I Could Do (Recorded Live)" - Pete Glenister
  • Engineer on "There Are Worst Things I Could Do (Recorded Live)" - Neil Brockbank
  • Writer of "There Are Worst Things I Could Do" - Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey

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