Statuesque

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"Statuesque"
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Single by Sleeper
from the album The It Girl
Released 23 September 1996
Format CD, 7" vinyl
Genre Britpop
Length 3:23
Label Indolent
Songwriter(s) Louise Wener
Producer(s) Stephen Street
Sleeper singles chronology
"Nice Guy Eddie"
(1996)
"Statuesque"
(1996)
"She's a Good Girl"
(1997)
"Nice Guy Eddie"
(1996)
"Statuesque"
(1996)
"She's a Good Girl"
(1997)
CD one single sleeve
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CD two single sleeve
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"Statuesque" is a song by English Britpop band Sleeper, written by the band's vocalist and guitarist Louise Wener. It was the fourth and final single to be released from their second album The It Girl in 1996 (see 1996 in British music). The single peaked at number seventeen on the UK Singles Chart.[1]

The song is featured in the 1996 film Trainspotting and also appears on the Trainspotting #2: Music from the Motion Picture, Vol. #2, released in 1997.

Reception[edit]

Jack Rabid of AllMusic called the track "Blondie-like", likening it in particular to "(I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Louise Wener; except where indicated.

CD one
  • SLEEP 014CD1
  1. "Statuesque"
  2. "She's A Sweetheart" (Louise Wener, Andy MacLure)
  3. "Spies"
CD two
  • SLEEP 014CD2
  1. "Statuesque"
  2. "Statuesque (The Boxed Off Mix)"
  3. "Other End of the Telescope" (Elvis Costello)
  4. "Atomic (Wubble U Mix)" (Debbie Harry, Jimmy Destri)
7" single
  • Gatefold with free poster. Limited to 10,000 copies.
  • SLEEP 014
  1. "Statuesque"
  2. "She's A Sweetheart" (Louise Wener, Andy MacLure)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 507. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Rabid, Jack. "The It Girl – Sleeper". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 September 2009. 

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