The Last Broadcast

Artwork by Rick Myers

Released: April 29th 2002

Produced by: Doves, Steve Osborne, Max Heyes

Label: Heavenly

Track listing

1. Intro
2. Words
3. There Goes The Fear
4. M62 Song
5. Where We’re Calling From
6. N.Y.
7. Satellites
8. Friday’s Dust
9. Pounding
10. Last Broadcast
11. The Sulphur Man
12. Caught By The River

Initial North American copies included a bonus disc featuring the following tracks:

Hit The Ground Running
Far From Grace
Willow Song

Chart History

Highest UK Chart Position: 1. Doves first UK number one selling 52,000 copies.

The Last Broadcast spent six weeks in the UK album chart.

Week 2: 1 –22,437 copies A then lowest tally for a number 1 album.
Week 3: 9
Week 4: 18
24 Aug 2002: Re-Entry 31
31 Aug 2002: 36

07 June 2019 56 with 1633 copies sold of the vinyl reissue.



Appearances can be deceptive. Anyone who noted the record 3-34 tumble made by Doves’ single There Goes The Fear last week, and its further decline to number 70 this week, would imagine they were a cult, fanbase act with no album potential. They would be wrong. The main reason for the rapid fade of There Goes The Fear was the fact it was a limited edition, which was deleted on release date. If the idea was to drive sales of their album The Last Broadcast, it seems to have worked — the album debuts at number one this week, with sales of more than 52,000 helping a market where the previous week’s number one sold a five-year low tally of less than 24,000. The Doves only previous album, Lost Souls, was released two years ago, peaked at number 16 and sold 128,000 units.



Live Reviews

NME (Brighton Centre April 2002 supporting Travis)
NME (London Shepherds Bush May 2002)
Guardian (London Forum May 12 2002) (Dublin)
PopMatters (Pontiac, MI Sept 2002)
BBC Nottingham (Nottingham Rock City)
NME (Glasgow Barrowland Nov 2002)
The Guardian (Sheffield Octogon Nov 2002)

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