New Wave (The Auteurs album)

New Wave is the 1993 debut album by British alternative rock band The Auteurs. In 2014, British independent record label 3 Loop Music re-released the album on 180gsm Vinyl and as a 2CD Expanded Edition which included b-sides, rarities, radio session tracks and the original 4-track demos that led to the band's signing with Hut Records.

New Wave
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Studio album by
Released22 February 1993 (1993-02-22)
GenreAlternative rock, indie pop
Length43:41
LabelHut
ProducerPhil Vinall, Luke Haines
The Auteurs chronology
New Wave
(1993)
Now I'm a Cowboy
(1994)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [1]
Drowned in Sound9/10[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music     [3]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[4]
The Irish Times     [5]
Record Collector     [6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide     [7]
Select4/5[8]
The Village VoiceA−[9]

In a retrospective review, Jake Kennedy of Record Collector said it was not the band's best effort, but considered it a "canny time capsule, bundled up with all the retro glam of the era", with a number of lyircl topics which "confuse and charm in equal measure".[6]

The album was shortlisted for the 1993 Mercury Prize. It is now included in the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die list.[10]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Luke Haines.[11]

Original 1993 CD/LP (CDHUT7/HUTLP7)
  1. "Show Girl" - 4:06
  2. "Bailed Out" - 3:44
  3. "American Guitars" - 3:31
  4. "Junk Shop Clothes" - 2:42
  5. "Don't Trust the Stars" - 2:25
  6. "Starstruck" - 2:59
  7. "How Could I Be Wrong" - 3:53
  8. "Housebreaker" - 2:57
  9. "Valet Parking" - 2:55
  10. "Idiot Brother" - 5:45
  11. "Early Years" - 2:40
  12. "Home Again" - 3:24 / "Subculture (They Can't Find Him)" - 2:13 (hidden track; it follows 20 seconds of silence after the end of "Home Again")
  • Free 7" (HUTL2)
  1. "She Might Take a Train" - 1:38
  2. "Subculture (They Can't Find Him)" - 2:13
2014 expanded edition bonus tracks (Disc 1)
  1. "Subculture (They Can't Find Him)"
  2. "She Might Take a Train"
  3. "Glad to Be Gone"
  4. "Staying Power"
  5. "Wedding Day"
  6. "High Diving Horses"
2014 Expanded Edition Bonus Tracks (Disc 2)
  1. "Housebreaker (Rough Trade Singles Club 7")"
  2. "Valet Parking (Rough Trade Singles Club 7")"
  3. "Housebreaker (Acoustic Version)"
  4. "Junk Shop Clothes (Acoustic Version)"
  5. "Starstruck (Acoustic Version)"
  6. "Home Again (Acoustic Version)"
  7. "Junk Shop Clothes (1993 BBC Radio 1 Session)"
  8. "New French Junkshop (1993 BBC Radio 1 Session)"
  9. "Government Bookstore (1993 BBC Radio 1 Session)"
  10. "How Could I Be Wrong (1993 BBC Radio 1 Session)"
  11. "Bailed Out (Original 4-Track Demo)"
  12. "American Guitars (Original 4-Track Demo)"
  13. "Showgirl (Original 4-Track Demo)"
  14. "Glad to Be Gone (Original 4-Track Demo)"
  15. "Starstruck (Original 4-Track Demo)"
  16. "Early Years (Original 4-Track Demo)"

PersonnelEdit

Personnel per booklet.[11]

The Auteurs
Additional musicians
  • James Banbury – cello
  • Chris Wyles – percussion
  • Kuljit Bhamra – percussion
  • Joe Beckett – percussion
Production
  • Phil Vinall – engineer, producer
  • Luke Haines – producer
  • Stefan de Batselier – photography
  • Peter Barrett – sleeve design
  • Andrew Biscomb – sleeve design

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "New Wave – The Auteurs". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  2. ^ Slaughter, Matthew (24 January 2014). "Album Review: The Auteurs – New Wave (expanded edition)". Drowned in Sound. Archived from the original on 15 November 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8.
  4. ^ "The Auteurs: New Wave". Entertainment Weekly: 58. 7 May 1993.
  5. ^ Clayton-Lea, Tony (7 March 2014). "The Auteurs: New Wave (Expanded Edition)". The Irish Times. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  6. ^ a b Kennedy, Jake (March 2014). "Reviews". Record Collector (425): 88. ISSN 0261-250X.
  7. ^ Harris, Keith (2004). "The Auteurs". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 29–30. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  8. ^ Cavanagh, David (March 1993). "The Auteurs: New Wave". Select (33): 67.
  9. ^ Christgau, Robert (6 April 1993). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  10. ^ "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die". 1001 Before You Die. Quintessence Editions Ltd. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  11. ^ a b New Wave (Booklet). The Auteurs. Hut Recordings. 1993. CDHUT 7/263 306.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

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