Charango (album)

Charango is an album[1] by the British group Morcheeba, released in the first week of July 2002 through Warner Bros. Records. It also appeared as a limited edition 2-CD version with a second CD containing instrumental versions of all the tracks.[2] The album included a number of guest-appearances ranging from the singer Kurt Wagner, rapper Slick Rick, singer Miriam Stockley and bassplayer Pino Palladino. The album became one of the most successful ones for the band, reaching the top ten in the UK charts.[3]

Charango
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 2, 2002
GenreTrip hop
LabelSire/Reprise/Warner Bros. Records
Morcheeba chronology
Fragments of Freedom
(2000)
Charango
(2002)
Parts of the Process (The Very Best of Morcheeba)
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic link
Blender link
Pitchfork Media(3.6/10) link
Rolling Stone link

The Japanese version includes a bonus track, "I'd Rather Kill Us (Than Watch You Leave)",[4] also present on the "Way Beyond" single.[5]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Slow Down"
  • P. Godfrey
  • R. Godfrey
  • S. Edwards
4:12
2."Otherwise"
  • P. Godfrey
  • R. Godfrey
  • S. Edwards
3:43
3."Aqualung"
  • P. Godfrey
  • R. Godfrey
  • S. Edwards
3:24
4."São Paulo"
  • P. Godfrey
  • R. Godfrey
  • S. Edwards
4:32
5."Charango" (featuring Pace Won)
  • P. Godfrey
  • R. Godfrey
  • S. Edwards
4:03
6."What New York Couples Fight About" (featuring Kurt Wagner)
  • P. Godfrey
  • R. Godfrey
  • S. Edwards
  • Kurt Wagner
6:16
7."Undress Me Now"
  • P. Godfrey
  • R. Godfrey
  • S. Edwards
  • Kurt Wagner
3:25
8."Way Beyond"
  • P. Godfrey
  • R. Godfrey
  • S. Edwards
3:34
9."Women Lose Weight" (featuring Slick Rick)
  • P. Godfrey
  • R. Godfrey
  • S. Edwards
  • Slick Rick
4:18
10."Get Along" (featuring Pace Won)
  • P. Godfrey
  • R. Godfrey
  • S. Edwards
3:48
11."Public Displays of Affection"
  • P. Godfrey
  • R. Godfrey
  • S. Edwards
3:09
12."The Great London Traffic Warden Massacre"
  • P. Godfrey
  • R. Godfrey
  • S. Edwards
  • Nick Ingman
3:04
Total length:47:20

Singles

Singles released included "Otherwise"[6] and "Way Beyond".[7] A limited edition 12" of a remixed "Women Lose Weight" was released in the UK and US.[8] A planned third single "Undress Me Now" was abandoned despite the filming of a promotional video for the song.[9]

Certifications

Region CertificationCertified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[10] Gold 35,000^
France 159,000[11]*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[12] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[13] Gold 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References

  1. "Charango - Morcheeba". Allmusic. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  2. Listing of the Charango album on Discogs.com, (accessed 12 March 2015).
  3. Listing for the Charango album in the UK Chart archive (accessed 12 March 2015).
  4. "Charango - Morcheeba: CD - GEMM.com". GEMM. Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
    -"Morcheeba / モーチーバ 「チャランゴ」". Warner Music Japan. Archived from the original on May 1, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  5. "Way Beyond [Japan Single]". Allmusic. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  6. Listing for the Otherwise single at Discogs.com, (accessed 12 March 2015).
  7. Listing for the Way Beyond single on Discogs.com, (accessed 12 March 2015).
  8. Listing for the Women Lose Weight 12" on Discogs.com, (accessed 12 March 2015).
  9. Listing for the Undress Me Now promo on Discogs.com, (accessed 12 March 2015).
  10. "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  11. http://www.infodisc.fr/Ventes_Albums_Tout_Temps.php?debut=2800
  12. "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Morcheeba; 'Charango')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  13. "British album certifications – Morcheeba – Charango". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Charango in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.



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