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Don't Mind If I Do
Studio album by Culture Club
Released 14 December 1999
Recorded 1999
Genre New Wave, pop rock, reggae, soul
Length 68:19
Label Virgin
Producer Paul Staveley O'Duffy
John Themis
Professional reviews
Culture Club chronology
Greatest Moments - VH1 Storytellers Live
(1998)
Don't Mind If I Do
(1999)
Culture Club Box Set
(2002)

Don't Mind If I Do is an album by pop rock/new wave/reggae band Culture Club, released in 1999 for the Virgin label. The album has been released only in Europe and Japan. Some promo copies circulated in Australia too.

It was Culture Club's comeback album of original material, the first since the band called a halt to recording, back in 1986. However, despite heavy promotion, the album was a commercial failure, only peaking at Number 64 in the UK album chart. The work produced one Top 10 single, "I Just Wanna Be Loved", which was actually released almost a year earlier, and was originally included on the Greatest Moments - VH1 Storytellers Live compilation (though the single version did not in fact feature on any album). The 2nd single "Your Kisses Are Charity", which hit the Top 25, featured Dolly Parton on vocals, the third single "Cold Shoulder", and the cover of David Bowie's "Starman", which made a double-A-side release with the former, resulted in the lowest charting single ever for the group, stalling at Number 43.

The music on the album is an amalgam of the classic Culture Club reggae-flavoured pop with rock, soul, and dance influences, and including a couple of ballads. The title of the 1999 work is a British idiom, popularised as a catchphrase in the comedy series It's That Man Again, though some see it as a vague reference to Boy George's famous heroin addiction story.

Contents

Track listing

All tracks composed by Culture Club, except "Starman".

  1. "I Just Wanna Be Loved" – 4:33
  2. "Cold Shoulder" – 4:35
  3. "Maybe I'm a Fool" – 4:32
  4. "Sign Language" – 4:48
  5. "Mirror" – 4:06
  6. "Black Comedy" – 3:51
  7. "Your Kisses Are Charity" – 4:19
  8. "Weep for the Child" – 4:59
  9. "See Thru" – 4:06
  10. "Strange Voodoo" – 5:15
  11. "Truth Behind Her Smile" – 3:04
  12. "Fat Cat" – 3:25
  13. "Confidence Trick" – 4:57
  14. "Starman" (David Bowie) – 5:16
  15. "Less Than Perfect" – 6:33

Personnel

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Band

  • John Themis - guitar, vocal arrangement

Additional personnel

  • Tim Cansfield - guitar
  • Tony Remy - guitar
  • Steve Honest - pedal steel guitar
  • Darius Zickus - keyboards, programming
  • Kevan Frost - keyboards
  • Jonathan Shorten - keyboards
  • Sacha Skarbek - keyboards
  • Chaz Kkoshi - hammond organ
  • Richie Stevens - percussion, programming
  • Gillian Findlay - violin
  • Sophie Langdon - violin
  • Julian Leaper - violin
  • Roland Roberts - violin
  • Paul Wiley - violin
  • Rolf Wilson - violin
  • Kate Evans - fiddle
  • Chris Davis - flute, saxophone
  • J. Neil Sidwell - trombone, brass arrangement
  • Steve Sidwell - trumpet, flugelhorn, brass
  • Paul Spong - trumpet, flugelhorn
  • John Thirkell - trumpet
  • London Chamber Orchestra - strings
  • Robin Smith - arranger, programming, music direction
  • Paul Staveley O'Duffy - programming
  • Steve Levine - programming
  • Disco Dave - programming
  • Adian Love - programming
  • David Maurice - programming
  • Mr. Spee - programming
  • Emily Themis - backing vocals
  • Zee Asher - backing vocals
  • Angie Brown - backing vocals
  • Linda Duggan - backing vocals
  • Gina Foster - backing vocals
  • Chyna Gordon - backing vocals
  • Spencer Graham - backing vocals
  • Derek Green - backing vocals
  • Mary Pearce - backing vocals
  • Tubbs Williams - backing vocals
  • Derick Johnson - rap

Production personnel

  • Jon Themis - executive producer, music direction
  • Paul Staveley O'Duffy - producer, engineer, mixing engineer
  • Dom T - producer, remixing
  • Roy Hay - producer
  • Steven Levine - producer
  • John Musgrave - engineer, mixing engineer
  • Chris Scard - engineer, mixing engineer
  • Albert Pinheiro - engineer, assistant engineer
  • Pete Lewis - engineer
  • Frank Arkwright - mastering, cutting engineer
  • Wing Commander Gill - assistant engineer
  • Daniel Gilliland - assistant engineer
  • Graham Hogg - assistant engineer
  • Ian Rossiter - assistant engineer
  • Ryan Tully - assistant engineer
  • Roland Herrington - mixing engineer
  • Richie Stevens - mixing
  • Fiesta Mailing - transcription
  • Ryan Art - design
  • Paul Cox - photography

Release details

Country Date Label Format Catalog
UK 1999 Virgin CD 848666

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