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Word Gets Around is the debut studio album by Welsh rock band Stereophonics. It was released on 25 August 1997 through V2 Records and reached number six in the UK Albums Chart, making it one of three Stereophonics albums not to reach number one; the other two being 2009's Keep Calm and Carry On, which reached number eleven, and 2013's Graffiti on the Train, which went to number three. Much of the album is written about everyday life in Cwmaman. The deluxe and super-deluxe editions were released on 18 October 2010.

Word Gets Around
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Studio album by
Released25 August 1997 (1997-08-25)
RecordedOctober 1992 – February 1997
Genre
Length42:02
LabelV2
ProducerBird & Bush
Stereophonics chronology
Word Gets Around
(1997)
Performance and Cocktails
(1999)
Singles from Word Gets Around
  1. "Looks Like Chaplin"
    Released: 25 November 1996
  2. "Local Boy in the Photograph"
    Released: 17 March 1997 (9 February 1998 (re-issue))
  3. "More Life in a Tramps Vest"
    Released: 19 May 1997
  4. "A Thousand Trees"
    Released: 11 August 1997
  5. "Traffic"
    Released: 27 October 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Galeria Musical4/5 stars[4]
Kerrang!4/5 stars[5]
NME(7/10)[5]
Pitchfork Media(5.8/10)[6]
Sputnikmusic3.5/5 stars[3]
Vox(8/10)[5]

Contents

Track listingEdit

All lyrics written by Kelly Jones; all music composed by Stereophonics[7].

No.TitleLength
1."A Thousand Trees"3:02
2."Looks Like Chaplin"2:32
3."More Life in a Tramps Vest"2:19
4."Local Boy in the Photograph"3:22
5."Traffic"4:54
6."Not Up to You"4:37
7."Check my Eyelids for Holes"2:43
8."Same Size Feet"4:00
9."Last of the Big Time Drinkers"2:45
10."Goldfish Bowl"3:03
11."Too Many Sandwiches"5:01
12."Billy Davey's Daughter"3:45
Total length:42:02

Re-releaseEdit

On 24 August 2010, Stereophonics announced on their website that Word Gets Around, along with Performance and Cocktails, were to be re-released.[8] To accompany the re-releases, Stereophonics performed all the songs off both the albums at the Hammersmith Apollo on the 17 and 18 October 2010.[8] They were released on 18 October 2010[9] and were made into two forms:

Track listingEdit

Deluxe: The original album on one disc and a bonus CD featuring 12 b-sides and rare tracks.

Super deluxe: The album on one disc (as listed above) and two bonus CDs (one with 15 b-sides and the other includes 10 rare tracks), artcards and a replica of Kelly Jones' notebook.[10]

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

Footnotes
  1. ^ a b Damas, Jason. "Review: Word Gets Around". Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 15 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Album by Album: Kelly Jones on the Stereophonics' Back Catalogue". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b Smith, Robin (6 January 2009). "Stereophonics Word Gets Around". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  4. ^ Nascimento, Anderson (29 July 2011). "Word Gets Around" (in Portuguese). Galeria Musical. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  5. ^ a b c O'Connor (2001), p. 123
  6. ^ DiCrescenzo, Brent. "Stereophonics Word Get Around". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 19 June 2002. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  7. ^ a b c d Word Gets Around (CD booklet). Stereophonics. V2 Records. 1997.CS1 maint: others (link)
  8. ^ a b "WGA and P&C re-released plus 2 special shows". The Stereophonics Ltd. 24 August 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  9. ^ "WGA and P&C shows now on sale". The Stereophonics Ltd. 27 August 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  10. ^ "Word Gets Around (Super Deluxe Edition) [Box Set]". Amazon. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
Bibliography
  • Danny O'Connor (2001). Stereophonics – Just Enough Evidence to Print. London: Virgin Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7535-0527-4.

External linksEdit