White Magic for Lovers

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White Magic for Lovers
Drugstore - White Magic for Lovers.jpg
Studio album by Drugstore
Released 4 May 1998
Studio El Cortijo studios, Spain
Genre Alternative rock, dream pop, Britpop[1]
Length 51:34
Label Roadrunner
Producer Clive Martin, Drugstore
Drugstore chronology
White Magic for Lovers
Songs for the Jet Set
(2001)Songs for the Jet Set2001
Singles from White Magic For Lovers
  1. "Mondo Cane"
    Released: 8 November 1996
  2. "El President"
    Released: 20 April 1998
  3. "Sober"
    Released: 22 June 1998
  4. "Say Hello"
    Released: September 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

White Magic for Lovers is the second album released by the London-based band Drugstore. It reached the UK albums chart at number 45.[3] The album was noted for the "Song for Pessoa", about the Portuguese modernist poet Fernando Pessoa, "The Funeral" and the song "El President", a duet between Isabel Monteiro and Radiohead's Thom Yorke, which reached the UK singles chart at number 20. [4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Isabel Monteiro; except "Sober" by Daron Robinson and Monteiro, "Never Come Down" by Robinson, and "Tips for Travelling" by Mike Chylinski.[5]

No. Title Length
1. "Say Hello" 3:30
2. "Mondo Cane" 3:35
3. "El President" (feat. Thom Yorke) 2:50
4. "Sober" 4:05
5. "I Know I Could" 4:10
6. "Spacegirl" 4:25
7. "Never Come Down" 4:13
8. "Song for Pessoa" 3:42
9. "I Don't Wanna Be Here Without You" 3:40
10. "White Magic for Lovers" 4:26
11. "Tips for Travelling" 2:08
12. "The Funeral (But Most of All)" (includes hidden track "Everything a Girl Should Have") 10:50


Personnel per booklet.[5]



Chart (1998) Peak
UK Albums Chart[6] 45


Year Single Peak position
UK Singles
1998 "El President" 20
"Sober" 68


  1. ^ John Everhart (23 April 2014). "Caught By The Buzz: A Look Back At Britpop’s B-List". Stereogum. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 
  2. ^ White Magic for Lovers at AllMusic
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 169. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ "El President". Official Charts. 
  5. ^ a b White Magic for Lovers (Booklet). Drugstore. Roadrunner. 1998. RR 8711 2. 
  6. ^ a b "DRUGSTORE | Artist | Official Charts". UK Singles Chart. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 

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