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
Released1997
Recorded1996
GenreAcid jazz
Length46:10
LabelBig Cat Records
ProducerBen Addison, Scott Addison
& Ricky Ricketts
Corduroy chronology
Out of Here
(1994)
The New You!
(1997)
Clik!
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
NME1/10[2]

Reception

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

No.TitleMusicLength
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

Personnel

  • 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

References

  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". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  4. "Corduroy – The Joker Is Wild". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  5. "Corduroy | The Joker is Wild". Official Charts. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
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