The New You!

The New You! is the fourth album by the London-based acid jazz band Corduroy, released in 1997.[3] The track "The Joker Is Wild" was released as a single and reached No. 80 in the UK Singles Chart in March 1997.[4][5]

The New You!
Studio album by
GenreAcid jazz
LabelBig Cat Records
ProducerBen Addison, Scott Addison
& Ricky Ricketts
Corduroy chronology
Out of Here
The New You!
Professional ratings
Review scores


AllMusic awarded the album 4.5 stars, its review by S. T. Erlewine saying, "Working from the same acid-jazz foundation that informed their previous records, the band has added slightly ironic flourishes of lounge music and movie soundtracks while beginning to develop a sophisticated sense of pop craft, largely modeled after Steely Dan."[1] On the other hand, Gill Whyte from NME rated the record 1/10, saying "From the middle-class funk of Steely Dan meets The Kids From Fame, to the 'hilarious' '60s B-movie soundtracks, complete with Tijuana brass, Corduroy display an embarrassingly indulgent use of irony and ability to tell everyone else's gags very badly indeed. Roll over, Tony Ferrino."[2]

Track listing

1."Evolver"Nelson-Smith, Addison, Addison3:20
2."The Joker Is Wild"Searle, Addison, Addison3:05
3."Winky Wagon"Addison, Addison3:06
4."Supercrime"Addison, Addison3:42
5."Season Of The Rich"Addison, Addison4:23
6."Designosaur"Addison, Addison3:29
7."The Hand That Rocks The Cradle"Addison, Addison3:48
8."(I Know Where) The Good Times Have Gone"Addison, Addison3:50
9."Data 70"Nelson-Smith, Addison, Addison3:07
10."Crossfire"Searle, Addison, Addison'2:53
11."Fisherman's Wharf"Addison, Addison3:41
12."The New You"Addison, Addison2:26


  • Ben Addison – vocals, drums
  • Scott Addison – vocals, keyboards
  • Simon Nelson-Smith – guitars
  • Richard Searle – bass guitar
  • Donald Gamble – percussion
  • Sid Singh – percussion
  • Mike Smith – saxophone
  • Dennis Rollins – trombone
  • Sid Gauld – trumpet
  • The Duke Quartet – strings

Chart positions

Single charts

YearTitleChartPeak Position
1997"The Joker Is Wild"UK single charts#80


  1. Allmusic Review: The New You accessed 16 March 2010
  2. Whyte, Gill (29 March 1997). "Corduroy - The New You". NME. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  3. "Corduroy – The New You". Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  4. "Corduroy – The Joker Is Wild". Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  5. "Corduroy | The Joker is Wild". Official Charts. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
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