On August 31, 1993.

Giant_Steps

On August 31, 1993, “Creation” label released “Giant Steps”, the third Boo Radleys album. It was recorded February – March 1993, at “First Protocol Studios” in London; and was produced by Martin Carr, Tim Brown and Andy Wilkinson.The album title was inspired by John Coltrane’s album of the same name. “Giant Step” was voted album of the year by “NME” and “Select”.

Personnel:

  • Sice (Simon Rowbottom) – vocals
  • Martin Carr – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Timothy Brown – bass guitar, keyboards
  • Rob Cieka – drums, percussion
  • Steve Kitchen – trumpet, flugel horn
  • Jackie Toy – clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Chris Moore – trumpet
  • Yvette Lacey – vocals
  • Meriel Barham– vocals
  • Nick Addison – vocals
  • Guy Fixsen – vocals
  • Kle – vocals
  • Laurence – vocals
  • Keith Cameron – vocals
  • Moose – handclaps, vocals
  • Russell – handclaps
  • Margaret Fiedler – cello
  • Lindsay Johnston – cello
  • Andy Wilkinson – engineer
  • Giles Hall – assistant engineer
  • Anjali Dutt – mixing
  • Kevin & Barry – mastering
  • Sarah Bedingham – assistance
  • Alan Moulder– remixing
  • Stephen A. Wood – sleeve art
  • Designland Limited – layout

Tracks listing:

All lyrics by Martin Carr, all music by Martin Carr, Simon Rowbottom, Rob Hanson and Timothy Brown.

  1. I Hang Suspended
  2. Upon 9th and Fairchild
  3. Wish I Was Skinny
  4. Leaves and Sand
  5. Butterfly McQueen
  6. Rodney King (Song for Lenny Bruce)
  7. Thinking of Ways
  8. Barney (…and Me)
  9. Spun Around
  10. If You Want It, Take It
  11. Best Lose the Fear
  12. Take the Time Around
  13. Lazarus
  14. One Is For
  15. Run My Way Runway
  16. I’ve Lost the Reason
  17. The White Noise Revisited

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