Originally released 27th August 2001
A song about the fourth man to walk on the moon (‘the Ringo Starr of astronauts’, as Darren puts it), ‘Alan Bean’ was released on 2 CDs, the first including the b-sides ‘Horror Show’ (intended ‘to sound a bit like Missy Elliot’s “Supa Dupa Fly”’, claims Darren) and ‘A Better Man’ (a duet with Amelia Fletcher), the second alongside ‘Just Take Care’, and ‘Charlie Girl’ (with a drum loop ‘sampled from someone so incredibly famous I couldn’t possibly mention’). The 7-inch includes two remixes by Rothko and Munit.
Buy Alan Bean CD-1
Buy Alan Bean CD-2
Buy Alan Bean on 7-inch