Spartacus (The Farm album)

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Spartacus
Spartacus Farm.jpg
Studio album by The Farm
Released 4 March 1991 (UK), 30 April 1991 (US)
Genre Dance-rock,[1] baggy, alternative dance
Length 45:23
Label Sire, Produce
Producer Stan Cullimore, Paul Heaton, Suggs
The Farm chronology
Spartacus
(1991)
Love See No Colour
(1992)
Singles from Spartacus
  1. "Groovy Train"
    Released: 20 August 1990
  2. "All Together Now"
    Released: 26 November 1990
  3. "Don't Let Me Down"
    Released: 22 April 1991

Spartacus is the 1991 debut album of Liverpool-based group The Farm, released in the spring of 1991 shortly after the height of Madchester. It reached number one in the UK album chart, staying there for a week. Spartacus was dedicated to the parents of former band member Andy McVann, who died in a car chase escaping from the police on 1 October 1986.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hearts and Minds" - 4:24
  2. "How Long" - 3:38
  3. "Sweet Inspiration" - 5:29
  4. "Groovy Train" - 4:10
  5. "Higher and Higher" - 4:38
  6. "Don't Let Me Down" - 4:37
  7. "Family of Man" - 4:44
  8. "Tell the Story" - 3:39
  9. "Very Emotional" - 4:41
  10. "All Together Now" - 5:41
  11. "Higher and Higher [Remix]" - 6:09
  12. "Very Emotional [Remix]" - 6:22

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

The album was critically acclaimed in the UK and the rest of the world especially Germany and the USA. Album of the Month in Select[3] and Vox[4] magazines album of the week in the NME and Sounds. The NME placed the album at number 32 in their list of the Top 50 Albums of 1991.[5]

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rosenbluth, Jean (10 June 1991). "Pop Music : Fans Provide Spark as Farm Shuffles Through Its Songs". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Spartacus at AllMusic
  3. ^ "Select Magazine Website". selectmagazinescans.monkeon.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  4. ^ "Vox Magazine End Of Year Lists... 1990 - 1997". www.rocklistmusic.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  5. ^ "Albums and Tracks of the Year for 1991". Nme.Com. Retrieved 2013-09-11. 
Preceded by
Auberge by Chris Rea
UK number one album
16 March 1991 – 22 March 1991
Succeeded by
Out of Time by R.E.M.