The Contino Sessions

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The Contino Sessions
The Contino Sessions.jpg
Studio album by Death in Vegas
Released 13 September 1999
Recorded The Contino Rooms, London, England
Genre Electronica, big beat
Length 47:59
Label Concrete
Producer Richard Fearless, Tim Holmes
Death in Vegas chronology
Dead Elvis
(1997)Dead Elvis1997
The Contino Sessions
(1999)
Scorpio Rising
(2002)Scorpio Rising2002
Singles from The Contino Sessions
  1. "Neptune City"
    Released: 30 August 1999 (vinyl only)
  2. "Aisha"
    Released: 31 January 2000
  3. "Dirge"
    Released: 24 April 2000
  4. "One More Time"
    Released: 10 July 2000 (vinyl only)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 80/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 4/5[3]
Entertainment Weekly B+[4]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[5]
Muzik 5/5 stars[6]
NME 9/10[7]
Pitchfork Media 3.9/10[8]
Q 4/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[10]
Sunday Herald 5/5 stars[11]

The Contino Sessions is the second album by British band Death in Vegas. It was released in 1999.

In 2000 the album was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.

Legacy[edit]

The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[12]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dirge" – 5:44
  2. "Soul Auctioneer" – 5:59
  3. "Death Threat" – 4:50
  4. "Flying" – 7:06
  5. "Aisha" – 5:54
  6. "Lever Street" – 3:39
  7. "Aladdin's Story" – 4:45
  8. "Broken Little Sister" – 5:18
  9. "Neptune City" – 4:43

Personnel[edit]

Death in Vegas[edit]

  • Richard Fearless - production, keyboards, Hammond organ, ukulele (Help Yourself)
  • Tim Holmes - engineering
  • Ian Button – guitar
  • Seamus Beaghen – engineering, 2nd guitar
  • Mat Flint – bass
  • Simon Hanson – drums

Vocalists[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
French Albums (SNEP)[13] 72
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[14] 39
UK Albums (OCC)[15] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for The Contino Sessions by Death in Vegas". Metacritic. Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Raggett, Ned. "The Contino Sessions – Death in Vegas". Metacritic. Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Death in Vegas: The Contino Sessions". Alternative Press (135): 91. October 1999. 
  4. ^ Vincentelli, Elisabeth (1 October 1999). "The Contino Sessions". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 11 February 2010. 
  5. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (17 September 1999). "Back in black". The Guardian. 
  6. ^ Crysell, Andy (October 1999). "Death in Vegas: The Contino Sessions (Concrete)". Muzik (53): 95. 
  7. ^ Martin, Piers (7 September 1999). "Death In Vegas – The Contino Sessions". NME. Archived from the original on 16 August 2000. Retrieved 9 July 2016. 
  8. ^ Beatty & Garrett. "Death in Vegas: The Contino Sessions". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 12 October 2000. Retrieved 9 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "Death in Vegas: The Contino Sessions". Q (157): 117. October 1999. 
  10. ^ Walters, Barry (30 September 1999). "Death in Vegas: The Contino Sessions". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 27 July 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "The Contino Sessions: Death In Vegas (Concrete)". Sunday Herald. 12 September 1999. Retrieved 4 March 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
  12. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2. 
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – Death in Vegas – The Contino Sessions". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 February 2010.
  14. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Death in Vegas – The Contino Sessions". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 February 2010.
  15. ^ "Death in Vegas | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved 11 February 2010.

External links[edit]

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