Walking in London (album)

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Walking in London
Concrete Blond Walking In London.jpg
Studio album by Concrete Blonde
Released March 10, 1992
Genre Alternative rock
Length 43:51
Label I.R.S.
Producer Concrete Blonde
Chris Tsangarides
Concrete Blonde chronology
Bloodletting
(1990)Bloodletting1990
Walking in London
(1992)
Mexican Moon
(1993)Mexican Moon1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]

Walking in London is the fourth studio album from alternative rock band Concrete Blonde. It features the song "...Long Time Ago" which played over the ending credits of The Shield's series finale.

Music[edit]

Critic Tom Demalon of AllMusic described the album as "a good record but not nearly as pleasing as its breakthrough predecessor" (1990's Bloodletting), but notes certain exceptional tracks: "Ghost of a Texas Ladies' Man", "Someday?", "Long Time Ago", and "the gorgeous ballad 'Les Cœurs Jumeaux'".[1] In The New Yorker, Elizabeth Wurtzel offered particular praise for the cover of James Brown's "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" and its "ironic interpretation that emphasizes the second half of the chorus – the part that says 'But it wouldn't mean nothing without a woman or a girl' – and turns Brown's misogyny into a feminist anthem."[3]

"Ghost of a Texas Ladies' Man" was released as a single.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Johnette Napolitano, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Ghost of a Texas Ladies' Man" 3:51
2. "Walking in London" 6:43
3. "Les Cœurs Jumeaux" ("Twin Hearts") 4:15
4. "Woman to Woman" 4:30
5. "Why Don't You See Me" 4:31
6. "City Screaming" 4:01
7. "Someday?" 3:30
8. "I Wanna Be Your Friend Again" 5:18
9. "...Long Time Ago" 2:16
10. "It's a Man's World" (James Brown, Betty Jean Newsome) 4:56

Personnel[edit]

Musicians:

Production:

  • Erich Baron – assistant engineer
  • Sean Freehill – assistant engineer
  • John Golden – mastering
  • John Jackson – mixing assistant
  • Earle Mankey – engineer, mixing
  • Chris Marshall – engineer, assistant engineer
  • Annie Sperling – art direction, photography
  • Chris Tsangarides – producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Demalon, Tom. Walking in London at AllMusic. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ Wurtzel, Elizabeth (June 29, 1992). "Popular Music: Girl Trouble". The New Yorker. Condé Nast. p. 63.