To All New Arrivals

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To All New Arrivals
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Studio album by Faithless
Released 27 November 2006
Genre Trip hop, electronica
Length 55:09
Label Cheeky, Columbia
Producer Faithless
Faithless chronology
Renaissance 3D
(2006)Renaissance 3D2006
To All New Arrivals
(2006)
The Dance
(2010)The Dance2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
musicOMH 2/5 stars[2]
The Observer 3/5 stars[3]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[4]
Virgin Media 4/5 stars[5]
NME 5/10 stars[6]
Drowned in Sound 6/10 stars[7]

To All New Arrivals is the 5th studio album by dance music act Faithless. The album was created after the positive response to the Faithless Greatest Hits tour, originally described as their "final tour".[citation needed] The album was released on 27 November 2006, a week after the single Bombs. The title for the album was inspired by the recent birth of two babies to band members Rollo and Sister Bliss. Lead singer Maxi Jazz loved the title, partly due to his Buddhist faith and partly due to his parents being new arrivals to the UK in the 1950s.[8]

The tagline for the album are lyrics taken from the song "Music Matters":

For all those who stood up and were counted,
For all those for whom money was no motive,
For all those for whom music was a message,
I want to thank you.

In one notable collaboration, the track "Spiders, Crocodiles & Kryptonite" features the vocals of Robert Smith of post-punk group The Cure. The song also contains samples and a section of arrangement from The Cure hit "Lullaby".

The album was supported by a tour of all of the United Kingdom's major arenas which began in Nottingham on 17 March 2007. It entered the UK album chart at #30 for the week ending 3 December 2006. Given that their previous studio album, No Roots, entered the charts at #1, this position was seen as a disappointment.

Unlike the original versions of Faithless' previous studio albums, initially this album was not released in the United States. However, a "Deluxe Version" appeared on the U.S. iTunes Store on 4 November 2007.

The album cover features the 1880 oil painting, Nightfall on the Thames, by John Atkinson Grimshaw.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bombs" (feat. Harry Collier) - 4:58
  2. "Spiders, Crocodiles & Kryptonite" (feat. Robert Smith) - 5:40
  3. "Music Matters" (feat. Cass Fox) - 4:36
  4. "Nate's Tune" - 2:14
  5. "I Hope" - 5:27
  6. "Last This Day" (feat. Dido) - 5:09
  7. "To All New Arrivals" (feat. Harry Collier) - 5:02
  8. "Hope & Glory" (feat. One eskimO) - 5:00
  9. "A Kind of Peace" (feat. Cat Power) - 4:14
  10. "The Man in You" - 5:06
  11. "Emergency" - 7:43

Deluxe Edition (iTunes U.S.)[edit]

Includes all original tracks (above), plus the following:

  1. "A Kind of Peace" (Sister Bliss & Rollo Slow Radio Edit) - 3:12
  2. "A Kind of Peace" (Sister Bliss & Rollo Full Club Vocal) - 7:56
  3. "Music Matters" (Axwell Remix) - 8:31
  4. "Bombs" (Benny Benassi) - 7:41

This version also includes a digital booklet and the videos for "Bombs" and "Music Matters".

Japanese Edition (BMG Japan)[edit]

Contains the original 11 tracks, plus two remixes of "Bombs":

  1. "Bombs" (Benny Benassi Mix) - 7:41
  2. "Bombs" (X Press 2's TNT Vocal Mix) - 7:08

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ MusicOMH.com review
  3. ^ The Observer review
  4. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (24 November 2006). "CD: Faithless, To All New Arrivals". The Guardian. London. 
  5. ^ http://www.virginmedia.com/music/reviews/faithless-toallnewarrivals.php
  6. ^ NME: 25 November 2006 Issue
  7. ^ http://drownedinsound.com/releases/8436/reviews/1378655-
  8. ^ "Faithless Information". Columbia Records UK. 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-03.