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Black Box Recorder - Passionoia mp3 download Performer: Black Box Recorder
Album: Passionoia
Country: UK
Released: 2003
Style: Synth-pop
Size MP3: 1320 mb.
Size FLAC: 1732 mb.
Rating: 4.5/5
Votes: 220

They debuted in 1998 with England Made Me and followed this up with The Facts of Life, which gave them their first hit with the single of the same name in April 2000. Their third album, Passionoia, was released in 2003.

Passionoia is largely concerned with tabloid celebrity. The cover references Michael Barrymore's fatal party, and there are songs about manufactured pop bands and Wham's Andrew Ridgeley, who became wildly famous while possessing no discernable talent for anything. It is, for the most part, superbly done. It's more intelligent and witty than anything you'll hear this year, yet there's something underwhelming about Passionoia. It's easier to sneer at Heat magazine in 2003 than it was to sneer at swinging Britain in 1998. Anyone with their mental faculties intact already knows that celebrity has become a devalued currency and that manufactured pop is rubbish.

If England Made Me was their stark guitar record and The Facts of Life was their frozen electronic-pop record, then Passionoia is their full-blown dance-pop album - full of buoyant arrangements, meaty rhythms, and glitter-specked choruses. It's just as full-bodied and upfront as "Child Psychology" is sparse and distant.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 The School Song
Written By – Moore/Haines
Written By – Haines/Moore
3 British Racing Green
Drums – Tim WellerWritten By – Moore/Haines
4 Being Number One
Written By – Haines/Moore
5 The New Diana
Written By – Haines/Moore
6 These Are The Things
Written By – Moore/Haines
7 Andrew Ridgley
Written By – Moore/Haines
8 When Britain Refused To Sing
Written By – Haines/Moore
9 Girls Guide For The Modern Diva
Drums – Tim WellerWritten By – Haines/Moore
10 I Ran All The Way Home
Drums – Tim WellerWritten By – Moore/Haines
Bonus Tracks
11 Seventeen And Deadly
Written By – Moore/Haines
12 Land Of Our Fathers
Written By – Moore/Haines

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – One Little Indian
  • Copyright (c) – One Little Indian
  • Copyright (c) – Imperial Records
  • Manufactured By – Imperial Records
  • Marketed By – Imperial Records
  • Licensed From – One Little Indian
  • Published By – BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
  • Published By – Big Life Music Ltd.


  • Design – Small Japanese Soldier
  • Instruments – John Moore , Luke Haines
  • Management – Charlie Inskip
  • Mixed By, Engineer – Pete Hofmann
  • Photography By – Steve Double
  • Producer – Black Box Recorder, Pete Hofmann
  • Vocals – Sarah Nixey
  • Written-By – Moore*, Haines*


℗&© 2003 One Little Indian. This CD © 2003 Imperial Records. Manufactured and Marketed by Imperial Records, under exclusive license from One Little Indian Records.

Includes additional booklet with lyrics for the first ten tracks in English and Japanese. There is no barcode present on the CD, booklet and back sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (From OBI): 4 988004 090059
  • Matrix / Runout: TECI-24174 1T V
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L236
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 4011

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TPLP376CD Black Box Recorder Passionoia ‎(CD, Album) One Little Indian TPLP376CD UK 2003
none Black Box Recorder Passionoia ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) One Little Indian none UK 2003
none Black Box Recorder Passionoia ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) 中国黄标 none China 2003
OLI376 Black Box Recorder Passionoia ‎(CD) One Little Indian US OLI376 US 2003
ALES CD 2036 Black Box Recorder Passionoia ‎(CD, Album) Ales Music Co., Ltd. ALES CD 2036 South Korea 2003