Tellin' Stories

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Tellin' Stories
Studio album by The Charlatans
Released 21 April 1997
Recorded 1996 at Monnow Valley Studio and Rockfield Studios in Monmouth
Genre Alternative rock, Britpop
Length 46:56
Label Beggars Banquet
Producer The Charlatans and Dave Charles with Ric Peet
The Charlatans chronology
The Charlatans
(1995)
Tellin' Stories
(1997)
Melting Pot
(1998)
Singles from Tellin' Stories
  1. "One to Another"
    Released: 26 August 1996
  2. "North Country Boy"
    Released: 24 March 1997
  3. "How High"
    Released: 9 June 1997
  4. "Tellin' Stories"
    Released: 20 October 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly (B) link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link

Tellin' Stories is the fifth album by the British alternative rock band The Charlatans, released on 21 April 1997. It includes the final contributions of founder-member and keyboard player Rob Collins who died in a car accident midway through recording. The album was their most commercially successful, having three top ten singles, which remain their career's highest charting.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Blunt, Brookes, Burgess, M. Collins, R. Collins. 

No. Title Length
1. "With No Shoes"   4:42
2. "North Country Boy"   4:04
3. "Tellin' Stories"   5:13
4. "One to Another"   4:29
5. "You're a Big Girl Now"   2:49
6. "How Can You Leave Us"   3:45
7. "Area 51"   3:36
8. "How High"   3:05
9. "Only Teethin'"   5:19
10. "Get on It"   5:56
11. "Rob's Theme"   3:54
12. "Two of Us" (Bonus track for other countries) 4:07
13. "Reputation" (Bonus track for other countries) 4:00
Tellin' Stories Anniversary Edition disc two (2012)
No. Title Length
1. "Two of Us"   4:07
2. "Reputation"   4:00
3. "Don't Need a Gun"   5:09
4. "Down with the Mook"   2:57
5. "Title Fight"   5:15
6. "Keep It to Yourself"   2:16
7. "Rainbow Chasing" ("Don't Need a Gun" - Initial First Take) 3:43
8. "Clean Up Kid"   4:50
9. "Thank You" (Live At The Phoenix Festival 18 July 1997) 4:46

UK Singles Charting[edit]

  • 1996 "One to Another" – #3 UK
  • 1997 "North Country Boy" – #4 UK
  • 1997 "How High" – #6 UK
  • 1997 "Tellin' Stories" – #16 UK

Personnel[edit]

Preceded by
Ultra by Depeche Mode
UK number one album
3–16 May 1997
Succeeded by
Spice by Spice Girls