Grand Prix, Teenage Fanclub's fifth album, was both a critical and commercial success in the UK, becoming their first top ten album. In the United States however the band failed to regain the ground that Thirteen had lost them Songs from Northern Britain followed Grand Prix and built on the former's success.
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Grand Prix is the fifth album by Scottish alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, released in May 1995 via Creation Records. The now-defunct Formula One racing team Simtek provided the car that appears on the front cover. Upon release, Grand Prix received almost unanimous critical acclaim.
Complete your Teenage Fanclub collection. Grand Prix (CD, Album). Creation Records, Creation Records, Creation Records. CRECD 173, SCR 480492 2, 480492 2. Europe.
Songs From Northern Britain. After 2000’s Howdy!, an album of quiet triumphs-the off-kilter rhythm of Dumb Dumb Dumb, Cul De Sac ’s otherworldly drift-Teenage Fanclub started taking longer between records, retreating even further from the spotlight. They now seemed more willing to put the band on hold to gather new energy from collaborations and side projects.
For all of the brilliance of records like Bandwagonesque and the underrated Thirteen, at times Teenage Fanclub seemed little more than a showcase for the laconic melodic genius of Norman Blake - fairly or not, the songwriting contributions of bandmates Gerard Love and Raymond McGinley suffered mightily by comparison, mere filler when stacked alongside Blake-penned marvels like "The Concept" and "Norman.
Grand Prix is where Teenage Fanclub perfected everything that originally caused people to pay them any attention. The harmonies, the happy jangle, the sunny disposition were all in place, all delivered with more confidence than on any Fannies albums before or since, and the songwriting is frankly stunning. What follows those three tracks is just as good. As a matter of fact, the quality only slides on two of the album's 13 tracks, one of which is a throwaway experiment called "Hardcore/Ballad", which closes the album (and even that isn't bad, per se - just a little underwhelming). But by that point you basically don't care, because each one of the other 11 tracks is a sun-drenched pearl.
Album · 2018 · 13 Songs. Four Thousand, Seven Hundred and Seventy Seconds - A Shortcut to Teenage Fanclub. Original Album Classics: Teenage Fanclub.
Band Name Teenage Fanclub. Album Name Grand Prix. Wydawcy Creation Records. Styl muzycznyIndie Rock. Zarejestrowanych posiada ten album0. 1. About You. 2. Sparky's Dream. Writing for The Independent, Andy Gill called it "winsome and reflective", while Angela Lewis of the same publication described Grand Prix as a "breathtakingly superb (album) with finely honed dynamics, nagging harmonies and deceptively simple lyrics". In 2000, Q placed Grand Prix at number 72 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever, and in 2004 it.
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Saxophone [Alto] – Nigel HitchcockSaxophone [Baritone] – Chris WhiteSaxophone [Tenor] – Jamie TalbotTrumpet – Steve Sidwell
Handclaps – Dave Barker
Handclaps – Chas Banks, Jim Parsons
|A4||Don't Look Back||3:42|
Arranged By – Sonia SlanyCello – Dinah BeamishTrumpet – Steve SidwellViola – Jocelyn PookViolin – Jules Singleton*, Sonia Slany
|B4||I'll Make It Clear||2:33|
|B5||I Gotta Know||3:27|
- Distributed By – MJM Poland – none
- Artwork By [Sleeve Design] – Teenage Fanclub
- Engineer – David Bianco
- Engineer [Assistant] – Jamie Seyberth, Julie Gardner
- Guitar [Occasional] – David Bianco
- Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen
- Mixed By – David Bianco
- Piano [Occasional] – David Bianco
- Producer – David Bianco, Teenage Fanclub
- Vocals [Occasional] – David Bianco
- Written-By – Gerard Love (tracks: 2, 4, 8 & 10), Norman Blake (tracks: 3, 6, 7, 11 & 13), Raymond McGinley (tracks: 1, 5, 9 & 12)
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5099748049247
|CRELP 173L||Teenage Fanclub||Grand Prix (LP, Album + 7", Ltd)||Creation Records||CRELP 173L||UK||1995|
|19075837051||Teenage Fanclub||Grand Prix (LP, Album, RE, RM, 180 + 7", Ltd)||Sony Music||19075837051||Europe||2018|
|GEFD-24802, GEFDM22094||Teenage Fanclub||Grand Prix (CD, Album + CD)||Geffen Records, Geffen Records||GEFD-24802, GEFDM22094||Australia||1995|
|DGCC-24802||Teenage Fanclub||Grand Prix (Cass, Album, Dol)||DGC||DGCC-24802||US||1995|
|GEFC-24802||Teenage Fanclub||Grand Prix (Cass, Album, Dol)||Geffen Records||GEFC-24802||Indonesia||1995|