|Studio album by Texas|
|Released||10 May 1999|
|Singles from The Hush|
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. It has been certified triple platinum by the British Phonographic Industry.
Background and release
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.
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.
Pitchfork.com: "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!
|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|
|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|
|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)
|UK Albums Chart||1|
|Australian Albums Chart||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|
Head Music by Suede
|UK number one album
22 May 1999 – 28 May 1999
Gold: Greatest Hits by ABBA
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