Velveteen (album)

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Velveteen
TransvisionVamp-Velveteen.jpg
Studio album by Transvision Vamp
Released 20 September 1989
Recorded 1989
Genre Rock
Length 53:10
Label MCA
Producer Duncan Bridgeman
Zeus B. Held[1]
Transvision Vamp chronology
Pop Art
(1988)
Velveteen
(1989)
The Complete 12"ers Collection Vol. 1
(1990)
Singles from Velveteen
  1. "Baby I Don't Care"
    Released: 1989
  2. "The Only One"
    Released: 1989
  3. "Landslide of Love"
    Released: 1989
  4. "Born to Be Sold"
    Released: 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau B+[3]

Velveteen is the second album from English rock group Transvision Vamp. Released in 1989, a year after their debut album Pop Art, the album provided such hits as "Baby I Don't Care" which reached number 3 in the UK and Australia. Velveteen went on to peak at number 1 on the UK album charts in 1989 and number 2 in Australia where it became the 39th highest selling album of the year (Pop Art was number 25).[4]

A video was released to accompany the album. Entitled The Velveteen Singles, it featured the videos for all four singles released from the album, as well as "'behind the scenes' footage".

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Nick Christian Sayer, except where noted.[1]

  1. "Baby I Don't Care" – 4:37
  2. "The Only One" – 4:19
  3. "Landslide of Love" – 3:48
  4. "Falling for a Goldmine" (N.C. Sayer, M. Myers) – 4:28
  5. "Down on You" – 4:20
  6. "Song to the Stars" – 1:50
  7. "Kiss their Sons" – 4:16
  8. "Born to Be Sold" – 3:44
  9. "Pay the Ghosts" – 4:37
  10. "Bad Valentine" – 3:45
  11. "Velveteen" – 9:51

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[5] 2
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[6] 12
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[7] 20
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 37
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 16
UK Albums (OCC)[10] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Velveteen (Media notes). Transvision Vamp. MCA Records Ltd. 1989. 
  2. ^ Velveteen at AllMusic
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Velveteen". Robert Christgau. 
  4. ^ "ARIA Charts – End of Year Charts – Top 50 Albums 1989". Aria.com.au. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Transvision Vamp – Velveteen". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Transvision Vamp – Velveteen". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Transvision Vamp – Velveteen". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Transvision Vamp – Velveteen". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Transvision Vamp – Velveteen". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Transvision Vamp | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart
Preceded by
Batman soundtrack by Prince
UK number one album
8 July 1989 – 14 July 1989
Succeeded by
Club Classics Vol. I by Soul II Soul