The Hush

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The Hush
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Studio album by Texas
Released 18 May 1999
Recorded
Genre
Length 50:40
Label Mercury
Producer Texas
Texas chronology
White on Blonde
(1997)White on Blonde1997
The Hush
(1999)
The Greatest Hits
(2000)The Greatest Hits2000
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
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[2]
Q4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media4/10[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]

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![7]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."In Our Lifetime"Johnny McElhone, Sharleen SpiteriJohnny McElhone4:06
2."Tell Me the Answer"McElhone, Spiteri, Robert HodgensMcElhone, The Boilerhouse Boys3:54
3."Summer Son"McElhone, Spiteri, Eddie Campbell, HodgensMcElhone4:04
4."Sunday Afternoon"McElhone, SpiteriMcElhone4:21
5."Move In"McElhone, Spiteri, Mark Rae, Steve ChristianMcElhone, Mark Rae, Steve Christian4:28
6."When We Are Together"McElhone, SpiteriMcElhone3:30
7."Day After Day"McElhone, SpiteriMcElhone4:37
8."Zero Zero"McElhone, Spiteri, CampbellMcElhone1:42
9."Saint"McElhone, SpiteriMcElhone4:46
10."Girl"McElhone, SpiteriMcElhone3:46
11."The Hush"McElhone, Spiteri, Rae, ChristianMcElhone, Rae, Christian4:53
12."The Day Before I Went Away"McElhone, SpiteriMcElhone6:28
13."Let Us Be Thankful" (hidden track)   
Japanese bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
14."You'll Never Know" 
15."In Our Lifetime" (Return to tha Dub mix) 

Personnel[edit]

  • 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)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[8] 75
Austrian Albums Chart 11
French Albums Chart 2
German Albums Chart 7
Netherlands Albums Chart 29
New Zealand Albums Chart 42
Norwegian Albums Chart 7
Swedish Albums Chart 7
Spanish Albums Chart 5
Switzerland Albums Chart 5
UK Albums Chart 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Position
German Albums Chart[9] 33

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[10] 2× Platinum 665,000 [11]*
Germany (BVMI)[12] Gold 250,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[13] Gold 25,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[14] 2xPlatinum 200,000[15]
Sweden (GLF)[16] Gold 40,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[17] Platinum 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[18] 3× Platinum 900,000^
Europe (IFPI)[19] 2× Platinum 2,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Johnson, Beth (21 May 1999). "The Hush". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  3. ^ collins, Andrew (26 May 1999). "The Hush". Hot Press. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  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 28 July 2012. Retrieved 2011-02-07. 
  6. ^ "Texas". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 2011-02-07. 
  7. ^ "Texas: The Hush Album Review - Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. 
  8. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  9. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved September 8, 2016. 
  10. ^ "French album certifications – Texas – The Hush" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  11. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20101005132630/http://infodisc.fr/CDCertif_P2.php?debut=250
  12. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Texas; 'The Hush')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  13. ^ "IFPI Norsk platebransje Trofeer 1993–2011" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. 
  14. ^ "Spanish album certifications – Texas – White on Blonde" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España.  Select album under "Chart", enter 1997 in the field "Year". Select the certification month in the field "Semana". Click on "Search Charts".
  15. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (4 March 2000). "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. – via Google Books. 
  16. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2000" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 
  17. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Texas; 'The Hush')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  18. ^ "British album certifications – Texas – The Hush". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Enter The Hush in the search field and then press Enter.
  19. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 1999". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 22 October 2012.