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The Remote Part by Idlewild

The Remote Part

by Idlewild


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Idlewild’s third studio album, “The Remote Part,” was released on 15 July 2002 by Parlophone. The band, increasingly influenced by guitarist Rod Jones, explored alternative rock and indie rock genres, departing from the punk rock elements of their previous work. Recorded at various studios including Rockfield Studios, RAK Studios, and Sawmills Studios, the album underwent extensive production, reflecting the band’s dedication to refining their sound.

The album’s lead single, “You Held the World in Your Arms,” preceded two other singles, “American English” and “Live in a Hiding Place.” Amidst tours and lineup changes, the album garnered universal acclaim, peaking at number two in Scotland and number three in the UK. Notably, all tracks made appearances on the UK Singles Charts, with “You Held the World in Your Arms” reaching number four in Scotland and number nine in the UK.

The writing process was marked by a collective effort among band members, with guitarist Rod Jones shaping the musical direction. Influences from Nirvana, Joni Mitchell, and Red House Painters are evident, while songs like “American English” delve into themes of poetry and distortion of meaning. The album concludes with “In Remote Part/Scottish Fiction,” featuring a spoken-word narrative by poet laureate Edwin Morgan, reflecting on the band’s Scottish identity and sense of belonging.

A1 You Held The World In Your Arms
A2 A Modern Way Of Letting Go
A3 American English
A4 I Never Wanted
A5 (I Am) What I Am Not
A6 Live In A Hiding Place
B1 Out Of Routine
B2 Century After Century
B3 Tell Me Ten Words
B4 Stay The Same
B5 In Remote Part / Scottish Fiction
Catalogue No.: 190296316661
Barcode: 0190296316661
Genre: Rock
Style: Indie Rock
Label: Parlophone
Released: 2022
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo

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