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Superbi

The Beautiful South

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Superbi was the ninth album by the Beautiful South, eleven if you count two different greatest-hits packages, produced by former Tears for Fears keyboardist, Ian Stanley. For nearly two decades, they had been winning sales by singing melancholy, bittersweet love songs with a twist, lyrics that never quite added up to straightforward boy meets girl, and here was more of the same. Why change a winning formula, even when it's ceased to be so winning? Had they been around at the time, none of the tracks from Superbi would have made it onto either of the hits compilations, Carry on Up the Charts or Solid Bronze, but with so many big chart hits to choose from, the Beautiful South were spoiled and did not have to worry about the track "Manchester" only reaching number 41 (the dreaded number 41) or "The Rose of My Cologne" not even hitting the Top 75 at all. In better times, they would have done considerably better, but by 2007 the band was not at their peak. Alison "Lady" Wheeler joined Paul Heaton on the counter boy/girl harmonies as the band served up their classic two styles of song, either the wistful romantic ballad with "Bed of Nails," "There Is Song," and "The Next Verse," or the country dancing style-like tracks "Space," "Meanwhile," "The Cat Loves a Mouse," and "Never Lost a Chicken to a Fox." [The CD was also released with a bonus track.]
© Sharon Mawer /TiVo

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1
The Rose Of My Cologne
00:03:49

Bill Price, Mixing Engineer - Bruno Ellingham, Engineer - Matt Paul, Engineer - Ian Stanley, Producer - David Stead, Drums - Dave Rotheray, Composer - Dave Rotheray, Lyricist - Dave Rotheray, Guitar - Paul Grady, Engineer - Dave Hemingway, Vocal - The Beautiful South, Performer - Rohan Oaraet, Engineer - Kieran Lynch, Engineer - Johnny Scott, Banjo - Johnny Scott, Dobro - Johnny Scott, Mandolin - Alison Wheeler, Vocal - Gary Hammond, Percussion - Sean Welch, Bass Drum - Damon Butcher, Keyboards - Simon Hale, Arranger - Paul Heaton, Composer - Paul Heaton, Lyricist - Paul Heaton, Vocal

(P) 2006 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.

2
Manchester
00:03:55

Bill Price, Mixing Engineer - Bruno Ellingham, Engineer - Matt Paul, Engineer - Ian Stanley, Producer - David Stead, Drums - Dave Rotheray, Guitar - Dave Rotheray, Composer - Dave Rotheray, Lyricist - Paul Grady, Engineer - Dave Hemingway, Vocal - The Beautiful South, Performer - Rohan Oaraet, Engineer - Kieran Lynch, Engineer - Johnny Scott, Banjo - Johnny Scott, Mandolin - Johnny Scott, Dobro - Alison Wheeler, Vocal - Gary Hammond, Percussion - Sean Welch, Bass Drum - Damon Butcher, Keyboards - Simon Hale, Arranger - Paul Heaton, Composer - Paul Heaton, Lyricist - Paul Heaton, Vocal

(P) 2006 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.

3
There Is Song
00:04:08

Bill Price, Mixing Engineer - Bruno Ellingham, Engineer - Matt Paul, Engineer - Ian Stanley, Producer - David Stead, Drums - Dave Rotheray, Composer - Dave Rotheray, Lyricist - Dave Rotheray, Guitar - Paul Grady, Engineer - Dave Hemingway, Vocal - The Beautiful South, Performer - Rohan Oaraet, Engineer - Kieran Lynch, Engineer - Johnny Scott, Dobro - Johnny Scott, Banjo - Johnny Scott, Mandolin - Alison Wheeler, Vocal - Gary Hammond, Percussion - Sean Welch, Bass Drum - Damon Butcher, Keyboards - Simon Hale, Arranger - Paul Heaton, Lyricist - Paul Heaton, Composer - Paul Heaton, Vocal

(P) 2006 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.

4
The Cat Loves the Mouse
00:03:39

Bill Price, Mixing Engineer - Bruno Ellingham, Engineer - Matt Paul, Engineer - Ian Stanley, Producer - David Stead, Drums - Dave Rotheray, Composer - Dave Rotheray, Lyricist - Dave Rotheray, Guitar - Paul Grady, Engineer - Dave Hemingway, Vocal - The Beautiful South, Performer - Rohan Oaraet, Engineer - Kieran Lynch, Engineer - Johnny Scott, Banjo - Johnny Scott, Mandolin - Johnny Scott, Dobro - Alison Wheeler, Vocal - Gary Hammond, Percussion - Sean Welch, Bass Drum - Damon Butcher, Keyboards - Simon Hale, Arranger - Paul Heaton, Lyricist - Paul Heaton, Composer - Paul Heaton, Vocal

(P) 2006 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.

5
The Next Verse
00:04:56

Bill Price, Mixing Engineer - Bruno Ellingham, Engineer - Matt Paul, Engineer - Ian Stanley, Producer - David Stead, Drums - Dave Rotheray, Composer - Dave Rotheray, Lyricist - Dave Rotheray, Guitar - Paul Grady, Engineer - Dave Hemingway, Vocal - The Beautiful South, Performer - Rohan Oaraet, Engineer - Kieran Lynch, Engineer - Johnny Scott, Dobro - Johnny Scott, Banjo - Johnny Scott, Mandolin - Alison Wheeler, Vocal - Gary Hammond, Percussion - Sean Welch, Bass Drum - Damon Butcher, Keyboards - Simon Hale, Arranger - Paul Heaton, Lyricist - Paul Heaton, Composer - Paul Heaton, Vocal

(P) 2006 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.

6
When Romance Is Dead
00:03:01

Bill Price, Mixing Engineer - Bruno Ellingham, Engineer - Matt Paul, Engineer - Ian Stanley, Producer - David Stead, Drums - Dave Rotheray, Lyricist - Dave Rotheray, Guitar - Dave Rotheray, Composer - Paul Grady, Engineer - Dave Hemingway, Vocal - The Beautiful South, Performer - Rohan Oaraet, Engineer - Kieran Lynch, Engineer - Johnny Scott, Mandolin - Johnny Scott, Dobro - Johnny Scott, Banjo - Alison Wheeler, Vocal - Gary Hammond, Percussion - Sean Welch, Bass Drum - Damon Butcher, Keyboards - Simon Hale, Arranger - Paul Heaton, Lyricist - Paul Heaton, Composer - Paul Heaton, Vocal

(P) 2006 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.

7
Meanwhile
00:03:21

Bill Price, Mixing Engineer - Bruno Ellingham, Engineer - Matt Paul, Engineer - Ian Stanley, Producer - David Stead, Drums - Dave Rotheray, Guitar - Dave Rotheray, Composer - Dave Rotheray, Lyricist - Paul Grady, Engineer - Dave Hemingway, Vocal - The Beautiful South, Performer - Rohan Oaraet, Engineer - Kieran Lynch, Engineer - Johnny Scott, Dobro - Johnny Scott, Mandolin - Johnny Scott, Banjo - Alison Wheeler, Vocal - Gary Hammond, Percussion - Sean Welch, Bass Drum - Damon Butcher, Keyboards - Simon Hale, Arranger - Paul Heaton, Lyricist - Paul Heaton, Composer - Paul Heaton, Vocal

(P) 2006 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.

8
Space
00:03:39

Bill Price, Mixing Engineer - Bruno Ellingham, Engineer - Matt Paul, Engineer - Ian Stanley, Producer - David Stead, Drums - Dave Rotheray, Guitar - Dave Rotheray, Composer - Dave Rotheray, Lyricist - Paul Grady, Engineer - Dave Hemingway, Vocal - The Beautiful South, Performer - Rohan Oaraet, Engineer - Kieran Lynch, Engineer - Johnny Scott, Dobro - Johnny Scott, Banjo - Johnny Scott, Mandolin - Alison Wheeler, Vocal - Gary Hammond, Percussion - Sean Welch, Bass Drum - Damon Butcher, Keyboards - Simon Hale, Arranger - Paul Heaton, Composer - Paul Heaton, Vocal - Paul Heaton, Lyricist

(P) 2006 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.

9
Bed Of Nails
00:04:12

Bruno Ellingham, Engineer - Matt Paul, Engineer - Ian Stanley, Producer - David Stead, Drums - Dave Rotheray, Composer - Dave Rotheray, Guitar - Dave Rotheray, Lyricist - Paul Grady, Engineer - Dave Hemingway, Vocal - The Beautiful South, Performer - Rohan Oaraet, Engineer - Kieran Lynch, Engineer - Johnny Scott, Banjo - Johnny Scott, Dobro - Johnny Scott, Mandolin - Richard Rainey, Mixing Engineer - Alison Wheeler, Vocal - Gary Hammond, Percussion - Sean Welch, Bass Drum - Damon Butcher, Keyboards - Simon Hale, Arranger - Paul Heaton, Composer - Paul Heaton, Lyricist - Paul Heaton, Vocal

(P) 2006 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.

10
Never Lost A Chicken To A Fox
00:04:15

Bill Price, Mixing Engineer - Bruno Ellingham, Engineer - Ian Stanley, Producer - Matt Paul, Engineer - David Stead, Drums - Dave Rotheray, Composer - Dave Rotheray, Lyricist - Dave Rotheray, Guitar - Paul Grady, Engineer - Dave Hemingway, Vocal - The Beautiful South, Performer - Rohan Oaraet, Engineer - Kieran Lynch, Engineer - Johnny Scott, Dobro - Johnny Scott, Banjo - Johnny Scott, Mandolin - Alison Wheeler, Vocal - Gary Hammond, Percussion - Sean Welch, Bass Drum - Damon Butcher, Keyboards - Simon Hale, Arranger - Paul Heaton, Lyricist - Paul Heaton, Vocal - Paul Heaton, Composer

(P) 2006 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.

11
From Now On
00:04:43

Bruno Ellingham, Engineer - Matt Paul, Engineer - Ian Stanley, Producer - David Stead, Drums - Paul Grady, Engineer - Dave Rotheray, Guitar - Dave Rotheray, Lyricist - Dave Rotheray, Composer - Dave Hemingway, Vocal - The Beautiful South, Performer - Rohan Oaraet, Engineer - Kieran Lynch, Engineer - Johnny Scott, Banjo - Johnny Scott, Mandolin - Johnny Scott, Dobro - Alison Wheeler, Vocal - Richard Rainey, Mixing Engineer - Gary Hammond, Percussion - Sean Welch, Bass Drum - Damon Butcher, Keyboards - Simon Hale, Arranger - Paul Heaton, Lyricist - Paul Heaton, Vocal - Paul Heaton, Composer

(P) 2006 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.

12
Tears
00:04:08

Bruno Ellingham, Engineer - Matt Paul, Engineer - Ian Stanley, Producer - David Stead, Drums - Dave Rotheray, Composer - Dave Rotheray, Guitar - Dave Rotheray, Lyricist - Paul Grady, Engineer - Dave Hemingway, Vocal - The Beautiful South, Performer - Rohan Oaraet, Engineer - Kieran Lynch, Engineer - Johnny Scott, Dobro - Johnny Scott, Mandolin - Johnny Scott, Banjo - Richard Rainey, Mixing Engineer - Alison Wheeler, Vocal - Gary Hammond, Percussion - Sean Welch, Bass Drum - Damon Butcher, Keyboards - Simon Hale, Arranger - Paul Heaton, Composer - Paul Heaton, Vocal - Paul Heaton, Lyricist

(P) 2006 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.

Album Description

Superbi was the ninth album by the Beautiful South, eleven if you count two different greatest-hits packages, produced by former Tears for Fears keyboardist, Ian Stanley. For nearly two decades, they had been winning sales by singing melancholy, bittersweet love songs with a twist, lyrics that never quite added up to straightforward boy meets girl, and here was more of the same. Why change a winning formula, even when it's ceased to be so winning? Had they been around at the time, none of the tracks from Superbi would have made it onto either of the hits compilations, Carry on Up the Charts or Solid Bronze, but with so many big chart hits to choose from, the Beautiful South were spoiled and did not have to worry about the track "Manchester" only reaching number 41 (the dreaded number 41) or "The Rose of My Cologne" not even hitting the Top 75 at all. In better times, they would have done considerably better, but by 2007 the band was not at their peak. Alison "Lady" Wheeler joined Paul Heaton on the counter boy/girl harmonies as the band served up their classic two styles of song, either the wistful romantic ballad with "Bed of Nails," "There Is Song," and "The Next Verse," or the country dancing style-like tracks "Space," "Meanwhile," "The Cat Loves a Mouse," and "Never Lost a Chicken to a Fox." [The CD was also released with a bonus track.]
© Sharon Mawer /TiVo

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