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Alone with Everybody is the first solo album by English singer-songwriter Richard Ashcroft, released via Hut Records in June 2000 (see 2000 in British music). The songs "A Song for the Lovers", "C'mon People (We're Making It Now)" and "New York" were initially recorded with the Verve for their 1997 album Urban Hymns, but were never released.

Alone with Everybody
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Studio album by
Released26 June 2000
GenreAlternative rock
Length59:45
LabelHut
ProducerChris Potter, Richard Ashcroft
Richard Ashcroft chronology
Alone with Everybody
(2000)
Human Conditions
(2002)
Singles from Alone with Everybody
  1. "A Song for the Lovers"
    Released: 3 April 2000
  2. "Money to Burn"
    Released: 12 June 2000
  3. "C'mon People (We're Making It Now)"
    Released: 11 September 2000

Contents

Release and receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic70/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [2]
Alternative Press4/5[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[4]
The Guardian     [5]
NME8/10[6]
Pitchfork2.9/10[7]
Q     [8]
Rolling Stone     [9]

Upon its release, critical response to Alone with Everybody was generally positive. NME concluded its review by stating that "Ashcroft's newly discovered stability has done nothing to blunt his powers of communication or reduce his belief in the apocalyptic potential of music".[6] At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 70, based on 20 reviews.[1]

Track listingEdit

All lyrics and music by Richard Ashcroft.

  1. "A Song for the Lovers" – 5:26
  2. "I Get My Beat" – 6:02
  3. "Brave New World" – 5:59
  4. "New York" – 5:30
  5. "You on My Mind in My Sleep" – 5:06
  6. "Crazy World" – 4:57
  7. "On a Beach" – 5:09
  8. "Money to Burn" – 6:15
  9. "Slow Was My Heart" – 3:44
  10. "C'mon People (We're Making It Now)" – 5:03
  11. "Everybody" – 6:34
Bonus tracks
  1. "Leave Me High" – 5:22
  2. "XXYY" – 4:24
  • The two bonus tracks feature on the Japanese version of the album[10] and were originally released as B-sides for the UK single "Money to Burn".

PersonnelEdit

Additional musiciansEdit

  • Peter Salisbury – drums
  • Pino Palladino – bass
  • Steve Sidelnyk – percussion, programming, drums
  • Chuck Leavell – piano, hammond organ
  • Duncan Mackay – trumpet
  • Lucinda Barry – harp
  • Teena Lyle – vibes
  • Chris Potter – bass
  • Jim Hunt – saxophone, flute
  • Jane Pickles – flute
  • Anna Noakes – flute
  • Judd Lander – harmonica
  • B. J. Colepedal steel guitar
  • Kate Radley – keyboards
  • Craig Wagstaff – congas
  • Philip D Todd – saxophone
  • Nigel Hitchcock – saxophone
  • Jamie Talbot – baritone saxophone
  • John Barclay – trumpet
  • Stuart Brooks – trumpet
  • Will Malone – brass arrangement, string arrangement, conducting
  • The London Session Orchestra – strings
  • The London Community Gospel Choir – vocals
    • Samantha Smith, Leonard Meade, Vernetta Meade, Michelle-John Douglas, Donovan Lawrence, Irene Myrtle Forrester

Technical personnelEdit

Release detailsEdit

Country Date Label Format Catalog
Japan June 2000 Toshiba-EMI CD VJCP-68222 / 4988006782549
29 March 2002 CD VJCP-68403
United Kingdom 26 June 2000 Hut Records 2LP HUTDLP63
CD CDHUTX63 / 7243 8 49491 2 9
United States 27 June 2000 Virgin Records CD 7243 8 49494 2 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Alone With Everybody by Richard Ashcroft". Metacritic. Retrieved 2 April 2009.
  2. ^ Wilson, MacKenzie. "Alone with Everybody – Richard Ashcroft". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Richard Ashcroft: Alone with Everybody". Alternative Press (146): 82. September 2000.
  4. ^ Browne, David (30 June 2000). "Alone with Everybody". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 19 June 2009.
  5. ^ Cox, Tom (16 June 2000). "Bland ambition". The Guardian.
  6. ^ a b Oldham, James (20 June 2000). "Richard Ashcroft – Alone With Everybody". NME. Archived from the original on 11 July 2000. Retrieved 19 June 2009.
  7. ^ Zamula, Meg (31 December 1999). "Richard Ashcroft: Alone with Everybody". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 10 November 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  8. ^ Harris, John (July 2000). "Richard Ashcroft: Alone With Everybody". Q (166). Archived from the original on 8 January 2001. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  9. ^ Sheffield, Rob (6 July 2000). "Richard Ashcroft: Alone With Everybody". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 1 May 2007. Retrieved 19 June 2009.
  10. ^ "Alone With Everybody Japanese Ltd Edition". discogs. Retrieved 19 June 2009.

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