Welcome to Loserville

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Welcome to Loserville
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Studio album by
Released21 November 2005
Recorded2004-2005
GenrePop punk
Length46:54
LabelMercury
ProducerGil Norton, The Matrix
Singles from Welcome to Loserville
  1. "Ticket Outta Loserville"
    Released: 7 November 2005
  2. "Eddie's Song"
    Released: 16 January 2006
Alternative cover
Japanese cover of Welcome to Loserville
Japanese cover of Welcome to Loserville
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Drownedinsound3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment.ie4/5 stars[2]
Gigwise1/5 stars[3]
Melodic3/5 stars [4]
Yahoo! Music3/5 stars[5]

Welcome to Loserville is the only studio album, from British pop punk band Son of Dork. The album was released on 21 November 2005 by Mercury Records. The album was later adapted into a musical, "Loserville the Musical", by band member James Bourne and writer Elliot Davis commissioned and performed by Youth Music Theatre UK and presented at the South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, in 2009[6]. The show was subsequently retitled "Loserville" and produced professionally by Kevin Wallace, TC Beech and Youth Music Theatre UK at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. It then transferred to the West End's Garrick Theatre and featured UK pop star Chris Hardman.

The track "Boy Band" on the album was co-written by American band Wheatus.[7] The album was certified Gold in the UK. A deluxe edition of the album was due for release on April 17, 2006. It was due to include six bonus tracks, as well as an additional DVD. The release of the album was later cancelled. The track "Welcome to Loserville" is hidden, and does not appear on the track listing. It can be accessed by rewinding into the pre-gap, prior to the first track, "Ticket Outta Loserville". The track cannot be accessed if the album is played in a computer.

Singles[edit]

  • "Ticket Outta Loserville" - 7 November 2005 - entered at #3 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • "Eddie's Song" - 16 January 2006 - entered at #10 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • "We're Not Alone" - 10 April 2006 - due to be the lead single from the deluxe version of the album, however, both album and single were withdrawn. Theme from the movie Alien Autopsy starring TV duo Ant & Dec.

Track listing[edit]

Welcome to LoservilleStandard edition[8]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
0."Welcome to Loserville" (Hidden track within the pre-gap of Track 1, featuring the London Session Orchestra)James Bourne • Simon HaleSimon Hale2:41
1."Ticket Outta Loserville"Bourne • Charlie Grant • Pete WoodroffeGil Norton3:22
2."Eddie's Song"Bourne • Chris LeonardGil Norton3:45
3."Little Things"BourneGil Norton3:32
4."Party's Over"Bourne • LeonardGil Norton4:13
5."Boy Band"Bourne • Brendan B. BrownGil Norton3:01
6."Sick"Bourne • Christy • Edwards • SpockThe Matrix3:32
7."Slacker"Bourne • Michael RaphaelGil Norton3:56
8."Holly, I'm the One"Bourne • Grant • WoodroffeGil Norton3:42
9."Wear Me Down"Bourne • RaphaelGil Norton3:20
10."Murdered in the Mosh" (Choral version hidden at the end of the track)Bourne • Christy • Edwards • SpockThe Matrix (Choral version Simon Hale)14:31 (first song 3:15)
Total length:37:17

Personnel[edit]

  • James Bourne - lead vocals, Rhythm guitarist
  • Steve Rushton - lead vocals, bassist
  • David Williams- Rhythm guitarist, backing vocals
  • Chris Leonard - Lead guitarist, backing vocals
  • Danny Hall - drummer

Additional personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Scotland Albums Chart[10] 37
UK Albums Chart 35
Chart (2006) Peak
position
Japanese Albums Chart[11] 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Drownedinsound review
  2. ^ Entertainment.ie review
  3. ^ Gigwise review
  4. ^ Roth, Kaj (March 28, 2006). "Son of Dork - Welcome to Loserville". Melodic. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  5. ^ Yahoo! Music review
  6. ^ http://www.youthmusictheatreuk.org/shows/loserville-musical-2009
  7. ^ [1] Archived August 29, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Son-Of-Dork-Welcome-To-Loserville/release/2623419
  9. ^ "Welcome to Loserville: Son of Dork: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-03-14.
  10. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/scottish-albums-chart/20051127/40/
  11. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/artist/381040/ranking/cd_album/