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. Critical reception: 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! Track listing: No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length 1. "In Our Lifetime" Johnny McElhone, Sharleen Spiteri Johnny McElhone 2. "Tell Me the Answer" McElhone, Spiteri, Robert Hodgens McElhone, The Boilerhouse Boys 3. "Summer Son" McElhone, Spiteri, Eddie Campbell, Hodgens McElhone 4. "Sunday Afternoon" McElhone, Spiteri McElhone 5. "Move In" McElhone, Spiteri, Mark Rae, Steve Christian McElhone, Mark Rae, Steve Christian 6. "When We Are Together" McElhone, Spiteri McElhone 7. "Day After Day" McElhone, Spiteri McElhone 8. "Zero Zero" McElhone, Spiteri, Campbell McElhone 9. "Saint" McElhone, Spiteri McElhone 10. "Girl" McElhone, Spiteri McElhone 11. "The Hush" McElhone, Spiteri, Rae, Christian McElhone, Rae, Christian 12. "The Day Before I Went Away" McElhone, Spiteri McElhone 13. "Let Us Be Thankful" (Hidden track) Japanese bonus tracks No. Title Writer(s) Length 14. "You'll Never Know" 15. "In Our Lifetime" (Return to tha Dub mix) Personnel: 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), Chart performance: Charts: Chart (1999) Peak, position UK Albums Chart 1 French Albums Chart 2 Austrian Albums Chart 11 German Albums Chart 7 Netherlands Albums Chart 29 New Zealand Albums Chart 42 Norwegian Albums Chart 7 Swedish Albums Chart 7 Switzerland Albums Chart 5 German Albums Chart 7 Spanish Albums Chart 5 Swiss Albums Chart 7 Certifications: UK: 3× Platinum, FRA: 2× Platinum, GER: Gold, NOR: Gold, SWE: Gold, SWI: 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

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