The Hush is the fifth album by the Scottish rock band Texas. Released in May 1999, the album debuted at number one in the United Kingdom and spent a total of 43 weeks on the UK Album Charts. It has been certified triple platinum by the British Phonographic Industry.
Background and release:
The album included the singles "In Our Lifetime" which reached number 4 in the United Kingdom. "Summer Son" was released as the second single from the album and peacked at number 5 in the UK. The third and final single to be released was "When We Are Together" which peaked at number 12 on the UK Singles Charts.
The Hush has been certified triple platinum by the BPI for UK sales in excess of 900,000 copies. This makes it the band's second most successful studio album after their previous album, White on Blonde (1997), which had been certified 6x Platinum.
Pitchfork.com: "Summer Son" bounces along like two-toned buttocks frollicking under a silk skirt, while the title track slowjams erotically like Spiteri rubbing down her body with her eyes closed, lips blooming to reveal marble teeth and a sentient tongue. Well, no. Really, there's more to this "music" than the singer's looks. Really. Stop looking at that. She's out of our league. Give me that back. I want the artwork!
"In Our Lifetime"
Johnny McElhone, Sharleen Spiteri
"Tell Me the Answer"
McElhone, Spiteri, Robert Hodgens
McElhone, The Boilerhouse Boys
McElhone, Spiteri, Eddie Campbell, Hodgens
McElhone, Spiteri, Mark Rae, Steve Christian
McElhone, Mark Rae, Steve Christian
"When We Are Together"
"Day After Day"
McElhone, Spiteri, Campbell
McElhone, Spiteri, Rae, Christian
McElhone, Rae, Christian
"The Day Before I Went Away"
"Let Us Be Thankful" (Hidden track)
Japanese bonus tracks
"You'll Never Know"
"In Our Lifetime" (Return to tha Dub mix)
Artwork By Art Direction And Design - Lee Swillingham, Stuart Spalding,
Engineer Recording Engineer - Eddie Campbell, Johnny Mac, Kenny Macdonald*, Richard Hynd, Sharleen Spiteri,
Mixed By - Mark 'Spike' Stent*,
Other Agency - Emma Banks, Helter Skelter,
Other Crew - Andy Dockerty, Davie Robertson, Derek Paterson, Fast Eddie, Graham Cochrane, Stevie Marr,
Other Management Usa - Tom Bennett,
Other Management - GR Management,
Performer All Instruments By, Programmed By All Programming By - Texas,
Performer Texas Are - Ally McErlaine, Eddie Campbell, Johnny McElhone, Sharleen Spiteri,
Photography - Luis Sanchis,
Producer Produced By - Johnny Mac,
Songwriter - McElhone* (tracks: 1, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12), Spiteri* (tracks: 1, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12),
Technician Assistant At The Mix Suite - Dub (7), Keith (22), Stan (20),
UK Albums Chart
French Albums Chart
Austrian Albums Chart
German Albums Chart
Netherlands Albums Chart
New Zealand Albums Chart
Norwegian Albums Chart
Swedish Albums Chart
Switzerland Albums Chart
German Albums Chart
Spanish Albums Chart
Swiss Albums Chart
UK: 3× Platinum,
FRA: 2× Platinum,
Chart procession and succession:
Preceded by, Head Music by Suede
UK number one album,
22 May 1999 - 28 May 1999
Succeeded by, Gold: Greatest Hits by ABBA