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|Windows in the Jungle|
|Studio album by|
|Genre||Art rock, progressive rock|
|Producer||Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman|
|Singles from Windows in the Jungle|
Windows in the Jungle is the ninth studio album by British rock band 10cc released in October 1983.
The album continued the formula established by the previous 10cc album for which the band consisted of Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman with other musicians taking part as session players, however again featuring long-time 10cc collaborators Rick Fenn and Stuart Tosh along with recent addition of Vic Emerson to the live lineup.
Eric Stewart recalled that the finished album did not meet his initial expectations:
"Windows started as a concept album and I'm sorry I didn't pursue that goal, the pressure for the hit single always got in the way with 10cc albums.
I longed to be like Pink Floyd and just go for large musical statements like "One Night in Paris" and "Feel the Benefit", but we were locked onto the singles roundabout, the 'quick buck', and it was impossible to break free at the time. The album was not really very successful, 10cc wise, anywhere in the rest of the world really, but in terms of sales today it was a minor hit."
The album turned out to be the last for 10cc for nine years, as well as their final album for Mercury Records. It was also the final album to feature musicians from the lineup formed during the making of Bloody Tourists (1978).
Release and promotion
Two singles were released from the album, UK only "24 Hours" in early 1983 featuring live versions of "I'm Not in Love" and "Dreadlock Holiday" from the 10th Anniversary tour in 1982, and "Feel the Love (Oomachasaooma)", which was given a tennis-themed music video by former 10cc members Godley and Creme. Both made low appearance in the UK charts at #78 and #87 respectively, but "Feel the Love" became a Top 10 hit in Netherlands again, also peaking at #7. A third single, released only in the Netherlands, was "Food for Thought" coupled with the non-album track "The Secret Life of Henry". It charted at #18.
The album was reissued in 2006 in Japan and in 2014 in Europe featuring single edits and b-sides as bonus tracks.
- "24 Hours" – 8:09
- "Feel the Love (Oomachasaooma)" – 5:10
- "Yes, I Am" – 6:03
- "Americana Panorama" – 3:45
- "City Lights" – 3:34
- "Food for Thought" – 3:34
- "Working Girls" – 4:26
- "Taxi! Taxi!" – 7:39
|Reissue bonus tracks|
|9.||"24 Hours (Radio Edit)"||4:23|
|10.||"Dreadlock Holiday (Live)"||4:58|
|11.||"I'm Not in Love (Live)"||6:35|
|12.||"Feel the Love (Radio Edit)"||3:46|
|13.||"She Gives Me Pain"||2:14|
|14.||"Food for Thought (Radio Edit)"||3:21|
|15.||"The Secret Life of Henry"||6:05|
- Eric Stewart – lead vocals, guitars, keyboards, percussion
- Graham Gouldman – vocals, bass, guitars, percussion
- Rick Fenn – vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar
- Vic Emerson – keyboards
- Stuart Tosh – vocals, percussion, marimba, drums (on "Food for Thought")
- Steve Gadd – drums, percussion
- Simon Phillips – drums
- Mike Timony – keyboards
- Mel Collins – saxophones