Women in Technology

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Women in Technology
Women in technology.jpg
Studio album by White Town
Released February 25, 1997
Recorded 1996
Genre Alternative dance, electronica
Length 47:19
Label Chrysalis/EMI
Producer Jyoti Mishra
White Town chronology
>Abort, Retry, Fail?_
(1996)>Abort, Retry, Fail?_1996
Women in Technology
(1997)
Peek & Poke
(2000)Peek & Poke2000
Singles from Women in Technology
  1. "Your Woman"
    Released: January 13, 1997
  2. "Wanted"
    Released: March 24, 1997
  3. "Undressed"
    Released: May 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Pop Entertainment Favorable[2]

Women in Technology is the second album by British recording artist White Town. It was released on 25 February 1997 and is the second full studio album by White Town. The album is most famous for the song "Your Woman" which was its only top 40 single. The song received much acclaim and reached #1 in the UK Singles Chart. A second single, released as a promo, was made of "Wanted" and failed to chart anywhere. The album's third single "Undressed" reached 57. The album was recorded entirely at Jyoti Mishra's home studio.

Background[edit]

In early 1997, Jyoti Mishra mailed out five copies of his 1996 >Abort, Retry, Fail? extended play to various radio stations. This caused the EPs lead track "Your Woman" to receive heavy rotation on stations, resulting in Mishra getting a deal with EMI.[3] Through Chrysalis Records, a label owned by EMI, Mishra released the second White Town full-length Women In Technology, which produced three singles: the widely successful "Your Woman", the promo-only "Wanted", and "Undressed".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jyoti Mishra, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Undressed" 4:19
2. "Thursday at the Blue Note" 2:48
3. "A Week Next June" 4:18
4. "Your Woman" 4:19
5. "White Town" 2:24
6. "The Shape of Love" 5:21
7. "Wanted" ((Jyoti Mishra and Ann Pearson)) 4:24
8. "The Function of the Orgasm" 2:29
9. "Going Nowhere Somehow" 5:22
10. "Theme for an Early Evening American Sitcom" 2:17
11. "The Death of My Desire" 4:54
12. "Once I Flew" 4:24
Total length: 47:19

Personnel[edit]

  • Jyoti Mishra - production, vocals
  • Ann Pearson - vocals ("Thursday at the Blue Note", "Wanted", and "Once I Flew")
  • Robert Fleay - guitar ("Undressed", "A Week Next June", Going Nowhere Somehow", and "Once I Flew")

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stewart Mason. "Women in Technology - White Town". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Jacobs, Jay (May 1997). "White Town CD Review". popentertainment.com. Pop Entertainment. Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
  3. ^ Pemberton, Daniel (1997-06-01). "Bedroom To Bigtime". wired.com. Wired. Retrieved 2017-03-21.