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Mantaray

Album Mantaray front

Release Date:
10 September 2007 Universal (UK), Decca (US)
Vocals:
Recorded at:
Riverside Studio and Stone Room, Bath, Somerset, UK
France
Producers:
Genre:
Lyrics:
Album formats:
CD, digital download
Album Tracks:
10
Contributing artists:

See all contributing artists:


1. "Steve Evans"
Role: Guitar, Programming, Ukulele
2. "Charlie Jones"
Role: Bass, Upright Bass, Rhodes, Synths, Piano, Autoharp
3. "Clive Deamer"
Role: Drums
4. "Hossam Ramzy, Ken Dewar"
Role: Percussion
5. "Noko, Phil Andrews"
Role: Guitars, Keyboards, Programming
6. "Terry Edwards"
Role: Saxophone, Trumpet, Flugelhorn
7. "Ted Benham"
Role: Hammer Dulcimer, Xylophone
8. "Davide Rossi"
Role: Strings
9. "Tom Dalgety"
Role: Engineer
10. "Fiona Freund"
Role: Photography



Singles:

Singles from Mantaray


1. "Into a Swan"
Released: 3 September 2007
2. "Here Comes That Day"
Released: 29 October 2007
3. "About to Happen"
Released: 10 March 2008





Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 link
bbc.co.uk (positive) link
Guardian Unlimited 3/5 link
Pitchfork Media (7.3/10) link
Stylus Magazine (B) link
The Times 4/5 link
Uncut 3/5 link

MantaRay is an album by Siouxsie Sioux. It is her first full-length solo studio album after a thirty-year music career as the frontwoman for Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Creatures. It was released in the UK on 10 September 2007 on W14, a new label within the Universal Music Group. A U.S. release followed on 2 October 2007 on Decca Records. In addition to the standard jewel case, MantaRay was also released in a limited edition version, encased in a tri-fold Digipak which includes three exclusive postcards and a fold-out poster. There is no difference in the track listing between the two versions.

It was co-produced by Steve Evans (who has worked with Robert Plant) and Charlie Jones (who has worked with Goldfrapp).[1] MantaRay includes a variety of musical styles, including pop, glam, industrial and electronic.[2]

MantaRay has gained positive reviews from music critics. The influential site Pitchfork Media wrote "She really is pop" before finishing the review with "It's a success".[3]

The album was preceded by its first single, "Into a Swan", released one week earlier on 3 September 2007. Upon release MantaRay hit number 39 in the UK Albums Chart.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Into a Swan" (Sioux, Kookie1, Brion James)
  2. "About to Happen" (Sioux, Noko, Charlie Jones, Steve Evans)
  3. "Here Comes That Day" (Sioux, Noko, Kookie, Howard Gray)
  4. "Loveless" (Sioux, Kookie, Brion James)
  5. "If It Doesn't Kill You" (Sioux, Charlie Jones, Steve Evans)
  6. "One Mile Below" (Sioux, Brion James)
  7. "Drone Zone" (Sioux, Steve Hilton)
  8. "Sea of Tranquility" (Sioux, Charlie Jones, Steve Evans)
  9. "They Follow You" (Sioux, Charlie Jones, Steve Evans, Graham Crabb)
  10. "Heaven and Alchemy" (Sioux, Charlie Jones, Steve Evans)

PersonnelEdit

NotesEdit

  • 1 Kim Hoglund

ChartsEdit

AlbumEdit

Chart (2007) Peak
Position[4]
UK Album Charts 39
French Album Chart 132

ReferencesEdit

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