The Charlatans (1995 album)

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The Charlatans
Studio album by The Charlatans
Released 28 August 1995
Recorded 1994–1995, Monnow Valley Studio, Rockfield Studios, Monmouth
Genre Alternative rock, Britpop
Length 52:05
Label Beggars Banquet
Producer The Charlatans, Dave Charles and Ric Peet with Steve Hillage
The Charlatans chronology
Up to Our Hips
The Charlatans
Tellin' Stories
Singles from The Charlatans
  1. "Crashin' In"
    Released: 28 December 1994
  2. "Just Lookin'" / "Bullet Comes"
    Released: 8 May 1995
  3. "Just When You're Thinkin' Things Over"
    Released: 7 August 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[2]

The Charlatans is the fourth album by the British alternative rock band The Charlatans, released on 28 August 1995. It went to the top of the UK Albums Chart the same year. The Charlatans is rated 84 in the Melody Maker's top 100 albums of all-time list from 2000.

The album's original title was slated to be The First Shag in Ages,[3] named after a chapter from Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting. Several promo shirts bearing this title were printed and early vinyl versions of the album have this written between the leadout groove.

The track "Here Comes a Soul Saver" uses a riff from the Pink Floyd song "Fearless".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Blunt, Brookes, Burgess, M. Collins, R. Collins.

No. Title Length
1. "Nine Acre Court" 3:45
2. "Feeling Holy" 5:16
3. "Just Lookin'" 3:49
4. "Crashin' In" 5:02
5. "Bullet Comes" 5:25
6. "Here Comes a Soul Saver" 3:23
7. "Just When You're Thinkin' Things Over" 4:51
8. "Tell Everyone" 3:32
9. "Toothache" 5:16
10. "No Fiction" 3:58
11. "See It Through" 4:08
12. "Thank You" 3:34
13. "Chemical Risk (Toothache remix)" (Japanese bonus track) 3:41


The first single to the album, called "Crashin' In" or "Crashing In"[4] was released by The Charlatans on 28 December 1994.[5] In addition to the album songs Crashin' In and See It Through the single also featured the title Green Flashing Eyes which was later released on the compilation album Songs from the Other Side.



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Preceded by
Said and Done by Boyzone
UK number one album
9 September 1995 – 15 September 1995
Succeeded by
Zeitgeist by The Levellers