Tricky ‎– Angels With Dirty Faces

Island Records ‎– 314-524 520-2
CD, Album

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1 Money Greedy
Bass – Pete BriquetteEngineer – Oswald "Wiz" Bowe*Engineer [Additional Mixing] – Steve SiscoKeyboards – Gareth BowenMixed By – Andy Wallace
2 Mellow
Bass, Guitar – Jack HerscaCello – Jane ScarpantoniDrums – Gene LakeViolin – Lorenza PonceWritten-By – R. Scroggins*
3 Singing The Blues
Drums – Calvin WestonEngineer – Oswald "Wiz" Bowe*Written-By – Mary McReary*
4 Broken Homes
Acoustic Guitar – Marc RibotArranged By [Backing Vocals] – Jules BartholomewEngineer – Steve MustersEngineer [Assistant] – Chuck Bailey, Ian DalsemerGuitar – Patrice SerapigliaMixed By – FloodVocals – Polly Jean Harvey*, Sisters-N-Brothers Choir
5 6 Minutes
Bass – Pete BriquetteGuitar – Marc Ribot
6 Analyze Me
Bass – Pete BriquetteEngineer [Assistant] – Clark Rehberg
7 The Moment I Feared
Bass – Jack HerscaCello – Jane ScarpantoniDrums – Calvin WestonViolin – Lorenza PonceWritten-By – Sadler*, Shocklee*, Walters*
8 Talk To Me (Angels With Dirty Faces)
Engineer [Assistant] – Clark RehbergFlute – Doug WieselmanGuitar – Marc Ribot
9 Carriage For Two
Engineer – Oswald "Wiz" Bowe*Keyboards – Gareth BowenWritten-By – Arthur Herzog, Jr., Billie Holiday
10 Demise
Bass [Stand Up] – Greg CohenEngineer [Assistant] – Clark Rehberg
11 Tear Out My Eyes
Bass [Contra] – Greg CohenEngineer [Assistant] – Clark Rehberg
12 Record Companies
Bass – Pete BriquetteDrums – Gene LakeEngineer [Assistant] – Clark Rehberg

Companies, etc.


Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 31452 45202 3

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CIDX 8071, 524 520-2 Tricky Angels With Dirty Faces(CD, Album) Island Records, Island Records CIDX 8071, 524 520-2 UK 1998 Sell This Version
314-524 520-2 Tricky Angels With Dirty Faces(CD, Album) Island Records 314-524 520-2 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
ICTX 8071, 524 520-4 Tricky Angels With Dirty Faces(Cass, Album) Island Records, Island Records ICTX 8071, 524 520-4 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
ICTX 8071/524 520-4 Tricky Angels With Dirty Faces(Cass, Album) Island Records ICTX 8071/524 520-4 Bulgaria 1998 Sell This Version
none Tricky Angels With Dirty Faces(Cass, Album, Promo) Island Records none US 1998 Sell This Version



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July 25, 2003

Bitching about record companies always seems to precede the death of vitality in any artist. Prince made a showing of it by tattooing "slave" to his cheek, changing his name to the image of a contorted trombone and only releasing his albums from his website, but still managed to retain some form of entertainment value. Tricky, however, failed miserably.

"Angels with dirty faces" is probably the most malignant piece of pompous shit to be released in the late 90s (only rivalled by Goldie's "Saturnz Return"). There are basically no melodies, the lyrics make you cringe, and even PJ Harvey sounds terrible in her guest appearance. Perhaps every artist needs to release something like this at some point in their career, but I'd be greatly surprised if anyone let this near their cd player more than once. Perhaps it wouldn't have sounded as bad if "Pre-millenium Tension" wasn't such a groundbreaking album, but this is just sad. It could be useful for getting rid of the last guests hanging around at your after-party, I suppose.