Fifth studio album
by the Super Furry Animals
, released on July 23, 2001
. Nominated for the 2001 Technics Mercury Music Prize
a day later. The album is the first to be simultaneously released on CD
. The DVD features a 5:1 surround sound
mix, and 18 videos
including 5 for the bonus tracks on the DVD, all of which were produced for between £2000 and £7000. Video directors include Pete Fowler
, The Ministry of Truth
, the Dogme collective
and the SFA's hairdresser. Amongst the DVD bonuses are 14 re-mixes
of the tracks found on the album, and a 5:1 surround sound mix.
Guesting on the album are fellow Welshman John Cale from The Velvet Underground, playing piano on Presidential Suite, Paul McCartney plays celery on Receptacle For The Respectable , and Sean O'Hagan and Marcus Holdaway from The High Llamas arrange strings for Presidential Suite and Alternative Route To Vulcan Street.