- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: November 10, 2009
- Label: Universal Int'l
Q (Magazine) - p.1103 stars out of 5
-- "'I Got Your Number' is a sexy, snarling glam rocker, 'Wonder' recalls Smashing Pumpkins at their sunniest..."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.She's Alright
- 5.Could You Be The One?
- 6.I Got Your Number
- 8.Live 'N' Love
- 11.Stuck In A Rut
- 12.Show Me How
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Keep Calm and Carry On: In The Studio
- 2.Just Looking: Behind The Scenes of The 2008 Greatest Hits Arena Tour
Personnel: Kelly Jones (vocals, guitar, slide guitar); Adam Zindani (guitar); Javier Weyler (drums).
Audio Mixers: Simon "Barny" Barnicott; Jim Lowe .
Recording information: RAK; State Of The Ark; Westpoint Studios, London.
Director: Charlie Targett-Adams.
Photographers: Soren Solk?r Starbird; Mikkell Lundsager Hansen ; Stereophonics.
Stereophonics team up with Jim Abbiss for 2009's Keep Calm and Carry On, hoping the producer of Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, and the Music can freshen them up a little bit. Abbiss does strip away the gloss of Pull the Pin, guiding Stereophonics toward something a little more straightforward, where their Oasis obsessions are upgraded to a declawed Monkeys, the U2 swapped for Coldplay. The relatively stripped-down setting winds up letting the rockers of the album's first half latch in, particularly the rather propulsive "Trouble," the nimble "She's Alright," and rolling "I Got Your Number," and does keep the succession of anthems and ballads on the second half from seeming too languid.