The Hush

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The Hush
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Studio album by Texas
Released 10 May 1999
Length 50:40
Label Mercury
Producer Texas
Texas chronology
White on Blonde
The Hush
The Greatest Hits
Singles from The Hush
  1. "In Our Lifetime"
    Released: 19 April 1999
  2. "Summer Son"
    Released: 16 August 1999
  3. "When We Are Together"
    Released: 15 November 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]
Hot Press 6/12[3]
Pitchfork Media 4/10[4]

The Hush is the fifth album by the Scottish rock band Texas. Released in May 1999, the album debuted at number one in the United Kingdom and spent a total of 43 weeks on the UK Albums Chart.[5] It has been certified triple platinum by the British Phonographic Industry.

Background and release[edit]

The album included the singles "In Our Lifetime" which reached number 4 in the United Kingdom. "Summer Son" was released as the second single from the album and peacked at number 5 in the UK. The third and final single to be released was "When We Are Together" which peaked at number 12 on the UK Singles Charts.[6]

The Hush has been certified triple platinum by the BPI for UK sales in excess of 900,000 copies. This makes it the band's second most successful studio album after their previous album, White on Blonde (1997), which had been certified 6x Platinum.

Critical reception[edit] "Summer Son" bounces along like two-toned buttocks frollicking under a silk skirt, while the title track slowjams erotically like Spiteri rubbing down her body with her eyes closed, lips blooming to reveal marble teeth and a sentient tongue. Well, no. Really, there's more to this "music" than the singer's looks. Really. Stop looking at that. She's out of our league. Give me that back. I want the artwork![7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "In Our Lifetime" Johnny McElhone, Sharleen Spiteri Johnny McElhone 4:06
2. "Tell Me the Answer" McElhone, Spiteri, Robert Hodgens McElhone, The Boilerhouse Boys 3:54
3. "Summer Son" McElhone, Spiteri, Eddie Campbell, Hodgens McElhone 4:04
4. "Sunday Afternoon" McElhone, Spiteri McElhone 4:21
5. "Move In" McElhone, Spiteri, Mark Rae, Steve Christian McElhone, Mark Rae, Steve Christian 4:28
6. "When We Are Together" McElhone, Spiteri McElhone 3:30
7. "Day After Day" McElhone, Spiteri McElhone 4:37
8. "Zero Zero" McElhone, Spiteri, Campbell McElhone 1:42
9. "Saint" McElhone, Spiteri McElhone 4:46
10. "Girl" McElhone, Spiteri McElhone 3:46
11. "The Hush" McElhone, Spiteri, Rae, Christian McElhone, Rae, Christian 4:53
12. "The Day Before I Went Away" McElhone, Spiteri McElhone 6:28
13. "Let Us Be Thankful" (hidden track)      
Japanese bonus tracks
No. Title Length
14. "You'll Never Know"  
15. "In Our Lifetime" (Return to tha Dub mix)  


  • Agency - Emma Banks, Helter Skelter
  • Art direction and design - Lee Swillingham, Stuart Spalding
  • Crew - Andy Dockerty, Davie Robertson, Derek Paterson, Fast Eddie, Graham Cochrane, Stevie Marr
  • Engineering - Eddie Campbell, Johnny Mac, Kenny Macdonald, Richard Hynd, Sharleen Spiteri
  • Mixing - Mark "Spike" Stent
  • Management (United States) - Tom Bennett
  • Management - GR Management
  • Performance and programming - Texas (Ally McErlaine, Eddie Campbell, Johnny McElhone, Sharleen Spiteri)
  • Photography - Luis Sanchis
  • Production - Johnny Mac
  • Songwriting - McElhone (tracks 1, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 12), Spiteri (tracks 1, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 12)
  • Technician (Assistant at The Mix Suite) - Dub (7), Keith (22), Stan (20)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
UK Albums Chart 1
Australian Albums Chart[8] 75
French Albums Chart 2
Austrian Albums Chart 11
German Albums Chart 7
Netherlands Albums Chart 29
New Zealand Albums Chart 42
Norwegian Albums Chart 7
Swedish Albums Chart 7
Switzerland Albums Chart 5
German Albums Chart 7
Spanish Albums Chart 5
Swiss Albums Chart 7
Preceded by
Head Music by Suede
UK number one album
22 May 1999 – 28 May 1999
Succeeded by
Gold: Greatest Hits by ABBA



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Johnson, Beth (21 May 1999). "The Hush". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Bryne, George (26 May 1999). "The Hush". Hot Press. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  4. ^ DiCrescenzo, Brent (18 May 1999). "Texas: The Hush". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Texas - The Hush". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2011-02-07. 
  6. ^ "Texas". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 2011-02-07. 
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  8. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  9. ^ "BPI Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  10. ^ "Les Certifications > Texas". InfoDisc Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  11. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Hush')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  12. ^ "IFPI Norsk Platebransje" (in Norwegian). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  13. ^ "IFPI Sweden > Guld & Platina > 1999" (PDF) (in Swedish). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  14. ^ "IFPI Swiss Certifications" (in German). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2010-02-22.