| 18 March 1996|
18 March 1996
| Blackwing Studios, London
Idful Music Corporation, Chicago|
Post-rock, Alternative rock, Experimental pop
Stereolab albums, Post-rock albums
Emperor Tomato Ketchup is the fourth album by British avant-pop band Stereolab, released on 18 March 1996 in the United Kingdom and 9 April 1996 in the United States. At the time it was their greatest success to date both commercially and critically. Three singles were released from the album: "Cybele's Reverie", "Metronomic Underground" and "The Noise of Carpet". It takes its name from the 1971 Shuji Terayama-directed Japanese film Tomato Kecchappu Kôtei (Emperor Tomato Ketchup).
Emperor Tomato Ketchup was ranked the 51st greatest album of the 1990s by Pitchfork Media, and went on to appear in numerous other decade-end lists. The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
All tracks written by Tim Gane and Lætitia Sadier, except where indicated.
Emperor Tomato Ketchup was created by the following:Lætitia Sadier – vocals, various instruments
Tim Gane – guitar, various keyboards
Andy Ramsay – drums, programming
Mary Hansen – guitar, vocals
Duncan Brown – bass guitar
Morgane Lhote – keyboards
Sean O'Hagan – string arranger, electric piano, organ, vibraphone
Marcus Holdaway – strings
Sally Herbert – strings
Mandy Drummond – strings
Meg Gates – strings
Ray Dickarty – alto saxophone
John McEntire – vibraphone, guitar, synthesizers, maracas, tambourine
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