Party of One

Party of One is an album by English singer-songwriter Nick Lowe. Produced by Dave Edmunds, it was released in 1990 by Reprise Records and reissued with altered cover art and two bonus tracks in 1995 by Upstart Records.

Party of One
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Studio album by
Released1990
RecordedMarch 1988 - October 1989
StudioOceanway Studios, Los Angeles
Record One Studios, Sherman Oaks, California
GenreRock and roll
LabelReprise
ProducerDave Edmunds
Nick Lowe chronology
Pinker and Prouder than Previous
(1988)
Party of One
(1990)
The Impossible Bird
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauA−[2]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[3]

Party of One is one of only two Nick Lowe solo albums with no cover songs, as it is made up entirely of songs written or co-written by Lowe (the other album is 1982's Nick the Knife). One of the songs on Party of One, "All Men Are Liars," features a playful jab at Rick Astley and quotes from his 1987 song "Never Gonna Give You Up."

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Nick Lowe except as noted.

Side oneEdit

  1. "You Got the Look I Like"
  2. "(I Want to Build a) Jumbo Ark"
  3. "Gai-Gin Man"
  4. "Who Was That Man?"
  5. "What's Shakin' on the Hill"

Side twoEdit

  1. "Shting-Shtang"
  2. "All Men Are Liars"
  3. "Rocky Road" (Lowe, Simon Kirke)
  4. "Refrigerator White"
  5. "I Don't Know Why You Keep Me On"
  6. "Honeygun"

CD reissue bonus tracksEdit

  1. "You Stabbed Me in the Front"
  2. "Rocket Coast"

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit