White Magic for Lovers

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White Magic for Lovers
Drugstore - White Magic for Lovers.jpg
Studio album by Drugstore
Released 9 June 1998
Recorded 1998, El Cortijo studios, Spain
Genre Alternative rock, dream pop
Length 51:34
Label Roadrunner
Producer Drugstore, Clive Martin
Drugstore chronology
Drugstore
(1995)
White Magic for Lovers
(1998)
Songs for the Jet Set
(2001)
Singles from White Magic For Lovers
  1. "Mondo Cane"
    Released: October 1996
  2. "El President"
    Released: April 1998
  3. "Sober"
    Released: May 1998
  4. "Say Hello"
    Released: September 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

White Magic for Lovers is the second album released by the London-based band Drugstore. It reached the UK albums chart at number 45.[2] 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. [3]

Track listing[edit]

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)" / "Everything a Girl Should Have" ("Everything a Girl Should Have" is a hidden track) 10:50

Personnel[edit]

  • Vocals, bass, artwork – Isabel Monteiro
  • Guitar, vocals – Daron Robinson
  • Cello – Ian Burdge
  • Drums – Mike Chylinski
  • Photography [band] – Ray Lombard

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[4] 45

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak position
[4]
UK Singles
1998 "El President" 20
"Sober" 68

References[edit]

  1. ^ White Magic for Lovers at AllMusic
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 169. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "El President". Official Charts. 
  4. ^ a b "DRUGSTORE | Artist | Official Charts". UK Singles Chart. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 

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