Strangefolk (album)

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Strangefolk
Studio album by Kula Shaker
Released Japan 27 June 2007 (2007-06-27)
United Kingdom 20 August 2007 (2007-08-20)
United States 19 February 2008 (2008-02-19)
Genre Psychedelic rock
Label

StrangeF.O.L.K.,

CookingVinyl USA
Producer Tchad Blake, Chris Sheldon
Kula Shaker chronology
Tattva: The Very Best of Kula Shaker
(2007)
Strangefolk
(2007)
Peasants, Pigs & Astronauts - 10th Anniversary Edition
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Drowned In Sound (4/10)[2]
NME (2/10)[3]
PopMatters 5/10 stars[4]
Slant 3/5 stars[5]
Uncut 3/5 stars[6]

Strangefolk is the third album by Kula Shaker, the first album since the band reformed. The album has received mixed reviews since its release.[7] It entered the UK charts at number 69. Strangefolk was produced in collaboration with an all-star team of hit makers and Grammy winners, including Tchad Blake (Peter Gabriel, Crowded House), Sam Williams (Supergrass) and Chris Sheldon (The Foo Fighters, Pixies).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Out on the Highway" 3:53
  2. "Second Sight" 3:42
  3. "Die for Love" 3:24
  4. "Great Dictator (Of the Free World)" 3:10
  5. "Strangefolk" 1:27
  6. "Song of Love / Narayana" 5:30
  7. "Shadowlands" 4:09
  8. "Fool That I Am" 3:53
  9. "Hurricane Season" 6:03
  10. "Ol' Jack Tar" 3:36
  11. "6ft Down Blues" 3:53
  12. "Dr. Kitt" 4:00

In addition, all editions of the album feature at least one bonus track. The bonus tracks available on different releases of the album are as follows:

  • "Persephone" 4:40 (bonus track on the Japanese edition, the US edition and UK / Europe CD release)
  • "Super CB Operator" 3:10 (bonus track on the Japanese edition, the US edition and UK / Europe digital release)
  • "Wannabe Famous" 3:30 (bonus track on the Japanese edition only)

The band[edit]

  • Alonza Bevan - bass, vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Paul Winter-Hart - drums
  • Crispian Mills - lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Harry B. Broadbent - piano, Hammond organ, vocals

Trivia[edit]

  • All songs written by Mills / Bevan (Copyright Control), ext. "Song of Love / Narayana" published by EMI / "Hit & Run Music".
  • In Crispian Mills' BBC Radio 2 interview on Monday 10 September 2007, he confirmed that "Strangefolk" was originally the working title for their 1999 album Peasants, Pigs and Astronauts.
  • "Song of Love/Narayana" incorporates elements from the tracks "Narayan" and "Climbatize," both from The Prodigy's The Fat of the Land. Mills co-wrote Narayan and also contributed vocals on it.

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