Showbiz

Label
OOO Universal Music
Release date
22 Feb 2010
Running length
12 tracks
Running time
50:23

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Sunburn 4:33 491,817
2 Muscle Museum 4:23 536,309
3 Fillip 4:01 360,472
4 Falling Down 4:34 360,137
5 Cave 4:46 351,535
6 Showbizz 5:16 8,836
7 Unintended 3:55 501,676
8 Uno 3:38 360,086
9 Sober 4:04 326,340
10 Escape 3:31 308,830
11 Overdue 2:25 307,713
12 Hate This And I'll Love You 5:17 112,537

About this album

Showbiz is the debut album by English alternative rock band Muse, released on 4 October 1999 in the United Kingdom. Recorded between April and May at RAK Studios, London and Sawmills Studio, Cornwall, the album was produced by John Leckie and Paul Reeve in conjunction with the band. Showbiz was a minor commercial success, reaching number twenty-nine on the UK Albums Chart.

Showbiz was released in various regions around the world through the band’s different regional labels: Naïve in France; Motor in Germany, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine; Maverick in the United States; Play It Again Sam in Benelux; and Avex Trax in Japan. The album was also released earlier by some labels; in France it was released on 6 September, the Motor edition was sold from 20 September and the album entered American stores on 28 September. A Bonus CD was available in Benelux only. This CD contains the same content as the Random 1-8 EP except without the hidden remixes of Sunburn.

Muse:

* Matthew Bellamy – vocals; guitars; piano; mellotron on tracks 2 and 7; Wurlitzer piano on tracks 3 and 12; Hammond organ on tracks 4, 7 and 10; synthesizer on tracks 5 and 9; strings arrangement on track 6; harmonium on track 10; artwork; production and mixing on tracks 2, 7, 8 and 9

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  • JessieOnTheMoon

    Fucking Magnificent !!

    8 Jul 11:24am Reply
  • IL-91

    Pretty decent. I'd prefer the second half of the album being more like the first, though. The first seven songs are great.

    1 Jul 3:35pm Reply
  • sexandnoise

    Perfect album. I wish they had kept this sound rather transitioning into the theatrical sound that they possess today.

    22 Jun 5:02pm Reply
  • neodude991

    This is now starting to become my fav Muse Album. Sunburn Fillip, Cave and Showbiz are some of their best songs.

    18 Jun 3:36am Reply
  • Jayko8472

    After getting obsessed with OoS, Absolution and BH&R It took a while to get into this for me, but it's definitely as good as those at the very least. Brilliant album start to finish.

    24 May 1:28am Reply
  • AyaneFukumi

    And so it begins

    12 May 11:23am Reply
  • muerto14

    Amazing Debut.

    10 Aug 2014 Reply
  • YellowWillow

    Perfect.

    15 Jun 2014 Reply
  • rew850

    Underrated [?]

    21 Apr 2014 Reply
  • juninhohyuuga

    SHOW

    31 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Joe_Havok

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkucKiNVRUs

    3 Jan 2014 Reply
  • zeppelin1717

    This album was released on 4 October, 1999 (in the UK), not 2010...

    23 Oct 2013 Reply
  • yeffi_the_band

    Master piece ! Want more of this ! And please a new album with the same song like the "cave" one !!

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • januox

    Unintended!

    13 Sep 2013 Reply
  • mertens_br

    first and best album of muse [12] <3

    13 Aug 2013 Reply
  • ViniciusStilt

    Really amazing. When you "feel" this album it seems to be the best of the band.

    3 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Euphytose

    I'll never get tired of this album, not one song is of lower quality than the others, it's perfect from A to Z.

    21 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Wegotlemons

    was about to come on here to say UNDERATED but i see I'm not the only one

    13 Jul 2013 Reply
  • thaisquecida

    Can't believe how amazing this album is. It's so underrated. ):

    9 Apr 2013 Reply
  • secretlifelines

    Speaking of underrated, HATE THIS & I'LL LOVE YOU! Such an incredible, beautiful song, definitely one of the standouts from this album, and yet I feel like it gets way less attention than it deserves. It should get the same amount of respect and appreciation from the "old school fans" as Sunburn, Muscle Museum and the title track, it's in that same tier.

    4 Mar 2013 Reply
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