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Lovers

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The Sleepy Jackson: Luke Steele (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars).

Additional personnel includes: Justin Buford (guitar, background vocals); Jonathan Burnside (slide guitar, piano, Moog synthesizer, turntables, programming); Paul Searles (keyboards); John Maddox (bass); Jacob Cook (drums).

Recorded at Razor's Edge, Sydney, Australia and Revolver Studios, Perth, Australia between 2001 & 2003.

What the critics say...

Rolling Stone (12/25/03, p.110) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2003"
Rolling Stone (8/21/03, p.76) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...[Steele] leads his troops through a heady mix of sunburnt psychedelia, Velvet Underground grooves, alt-country twang, New Wave paranoia and late-era Beatles pop...one of the best debuts of the year..."
Spin (11/03, p.117) - "...Juicing fragile melodies with weeping George Harrison guitar, frontman Luke Steele is pretty even-keeled for a spaced-out pop maestro..." - Grade: B+
Q (01/01/04, p.79) - Ranked #26 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums of 2003" - "[Mingles] touching lyrics with lilting country, spoken word, choral refrains, and ever-so-slightly outdated production techniques [for] an endearingly off-kilter collection."
Uncut (01/04, pp.84-7) - Ranked #46 in Uncut's "Albums Of The Year 2003"
Uncut (8/03, p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A sun-dappled, idiosyncratic delight, flooded with warmth and vitality, yet weighted by an undefinable sadness....The Sleepy Jackson's muse is dreamy and distinctive, their LOVERS a star-crossed triumph..."

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Good Dancers
  2. Vampire Racecourse
  3. Rain Falls For Wind
  4. This Day
  5. Acid In My Heart
  6. Apples
  7. Tell The Girls
  8. Come To This
  9. Morning Bird
  10. Don't You Know
  11. Old Dirt Farmer
  12. Morning Rain
Release date Australia
June 30th, 2003
Label
Capitol Records (Australia)
Number of Discs
1
Original Release Year
2003
UPC
724359055923
Product ID
1532793

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