The It Girl (album)

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The It Girl
Sleeper - The It Girl album cover.jpg
Studio album by Sleeper
Released 6 May 1996
Genre Britpop[1]
Length 45:59
Label Indolent
Producer Stephen Street
Sleeper chronology
Smart
(1995)
The It Girl
(1996)
Pleased to Meet You
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Vox (8/10)[3]

The It Girl is the second studio album by English Britpop band Sleeper, first released in May 1996 (see 1996 in music). It was their most successful album, selling over 300,000 copies in England alone.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Louise Wener, unless stated otherwise.

UK version (SLEEPCD012)
  1. "Lie Detector" (Wener, Andy Maclure) – 2:31
  2. "Sale of the Century" (Wener, Maclure) – 4:29
  3. "What Do I Do Now?" – 3:41
  4. "Good Luck Mr Gorsky" – 4:05
  5. "Feeling Peaky" – 2:54
  6. "Shrinkwrapped" – 4:46
  7. "Dress Like Your Mother" (Wener, Maclure) – 2:34
  8. "Statuesque" – 3:23
  9. "Glue Ears" (Wener, Maclure) – 4:46
  10. "Nice Guy Eddie" (Wener) 3:20
  11. "Stop Your Crying"
  12. "Factor 41" – 2:58
  13. "Click...off...gone" – 2:52
US version

The US version has a different tracklisting along with alternative photos in the linear booklet.

  1. "Feeling Peaky"
  2. "Sale Of The Century"
  3. "Dress Like Your Mother"
  4. "Statuesque"
  5. "Nice Guy Eddie"
  6. "Stop Your Crying"
  7. "Lie Detector"
  8. "What Do I Do Now?"
  9. "Shrinkwrapped"
  10. "Good Luck Mr. Gorsky"
  11. "Factor 41"
  12. "Click...Off...Gone"
Japanese version (BVCP-936)
  1. "Lie Detector"
  2. "Sale of the Century"
  3. "What Do I Do Now?"
  4. "Good Luck Mr Gorsky"
  5. "Feeling Peaky"
  6. "Shrinkwrapped"
  7. "Dress Like Your Mother"
  8. "Statuesque"
  9. "Glue Ears"
  10. "Nice Guy Eddie"
  11. "Stop Your Crying"
  12. "Factor 41"
  13. "Click...off...gone"
  14. "Package Holiday"
  15. "Oh Well"
  16. "Atomic"

2010 Remastered Release[edit]

CD1 as the original UK version

CD2 track listing:

  1. "Paint Me"
  2. "Room at the Top"
  3. "Disco Duncan (live)
  4. "Vegas" (live)
  5. "Amuse" (live)
  6. "Atomic"
  7. "Package Holiday"
  8. "Oh Well"
  9. "Pokerface"
  10. "Blazer Sleeves"
  11. "Inbetweener" (live)
  12. "She's a Sweetheart"
  13. "Statuesque" (Boxed Off mix)
  14. "Atomic" (Wubble U mix)
  15. "Other End of the Telescope"
  16. "Spies"

Tracks 1-5 taken from the "What Do I Do Now" single b-sides; 6-8 from "Sale of the Century" single; 9-11 from "Nice Guy Eddie" single; 12-16 from "Statuesque" single.

Singles[edit]

Information
"What Do I Do Now?"
  • Released: September 1995
  • Writer: Louise Wener
  • Producer: Stephen Street
"Sale of the Century"
  • Released: 22 April 1996
  • Writers: Louise Wener, Andy Maclure
  • Producer: Stephen Street
"Nice Guy Eddie"
  • Released: July 1996
  • Writer: Louise Wener
  • Producer: Stephen Street
"Statuesque"
  • Released: September 1996
  • Writer: Louise Wener
  • Producer: Stephen Street

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.vanyaland.com/2014/01/14/modern-lists-rubbish-top-33-britpop-records-time-response-buzzfeeds-album-ranking/
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Review: The It Girl". Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 28 September 2009. 
  3. ^ Dalton, Stephen. "Review: Sleeper - The It Girl (Indolent)". Vox (IPC Media) (July 1996): 94. 
  4. ^ Harris, John. "The Last Party: Britpop, Blair and the Demise of English Rock". HarperPerennial, 2004. Pg. 354. ISBN 0-00-713473-8

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