The Contino Sessions

The Contino Sessions is the second album by British band Death in Vegas, released in 1999.

The Contino Sessions
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Studio album by
Released13 September 1999
RecordedThe Contino Rooms, London, England
GenreElectronic
Length47:59
LabelConcrete
ProducerRichard Fearless, Tim Holmes
Death in Vegas chronology
Dead Elvis
(1997)
The Contino Sessions
(1999)
Scorpio Rising
(2002)
Singles from The Contino Sessions
  1. "Neptune City"
    Released: 30 August 1999 (vinyl only)
  2. "Aisha"
    Released: 31 January 2000
  3. "Dirge"
    Released: 24 April 2000
  4. "One More Time"
    Released: 10 July 2000 (vinyl only)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic80/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
Alternative Press4/5[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[4]
The Guardian[5]
Muzik[6]
NME9/10[7]
Pitchfork3.9/10[8]
Q[9]
Rolling Stone[10]
Uncut[11]

As of July 2013 it was certified gold by British Phonographic Industry for 100,000 sold units in UK.[12]

In 2000 the album was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.

LegacyEdit

The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[13]

Track listingEdit

All music is composed by Richard Fearless and Tim Holmes, except where noted.

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Dirge"  5:44
2."Soul Auctioneer"Bobby Gillespie 5:59
3."Death Threat"  4:50
4."Flying"  7:06
5."Aisha"Iggy PopSteve Hellier5:54
6."Lever Street"  3:39
7."Aladdin's Story"FearlessThe Unknown[a]4:45
8."Broken Little Sister"Jim ReidIan Button, Mat Flint, Fearless, Holmes5:18
9."Neptune City"  4:43
Total length:47:59

Notes

  • ^[a] The song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards as The Rolling Stones song, but was never declared for publishing rights.

PersonnelEdit

Death in VegasEdit

  • Richard Fearless – production, keyboards
  • Tim Holmes – production, keyboards, engineering
  • Ian Button – guitar (tracks 1, 3–9)
  • Seamus Beaghen – additional guitar, keyboards (4–7)
  • Mat Flint – bass
  • Simon Hanson – drums
  • Will Blanchard – drums (7, 8)

Additional musiciansEdit

  • Spencer Bewley – handclaps on "Dirge"
  • Robert Wallace – synths & effects on "Dirge"
  • Gary Burns – keyboards on "Neptune City"
  • Ali Friend – upright bass on "Lever Street"

VocalistsEdit

ChartsEdit

Chart (1999) Peak
position
French Albums (SNEP)[14] 72
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[15] 39
UK Albums (OCC)[16] 19

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[17] Gold 100,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Reviews for The Contino Sessions by Death in Vegas". Metacritic. Retrieved 11 February 2010.
  2. ^ Raggett, Ned. "The Contino Sessions – Death in Vegas". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Death in Vegas: The Contino Sessions". Alternative Press (135): 91. October 1999.
  4. ^ Vincentelli, Elisabeth (1 October 1999). "The Contino Sessions". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 18 January 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2010.
  5. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (17 September 1999). "Back in black". The Guardian.
  6. ^ Crysell, Andy (October 1999). "Death in Vegas: The Contino Sessions (Concrete)". Muzik (53): 95.
  7. ^ Martin, Piers (7 September 1999). "Death In Vegas – The Contino Sessions". NME. Archived from the original on 16 August 2000. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  8. ^ Beatty & Garrett. "Death in Vegas: The Contino Sessions". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 12 October 2000. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Death in Vegas: The Contino Sessions". Q (157): 117. October 1999.
  10. ^ Walters, Barry (30 September 1999). "Death in Vegas: The Contino Sessions". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 27 July 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Death in Vegas: The Contino Sessions". Uncut (29). October 1999.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2.
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – Death in Vegas – The Contino Sessions". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 February 2010.
  15. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Death in Vegas – The Contino Sessions". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 February 2010.
  16. ^ "Death in Vegas | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 11 February 2010.
  17. ^ "British album certifications – Death In Vegas – The Contino Sessions". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 31 March 2022.

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