Jarvis: Jarvis (album)

Jarvis (album sleeve)


  • Release date: 13 November 2006
  • Label: Rough Trade
  • Formats: CD / limited LP
  • Catalogue numbers: RTRADCD340 / RTRADLP340
  • Chart position: 37 (UK)
  • Also known as: The Jarvis Cocker Record


The band:
Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar, keyboard, piano)
Richard Hawley (guitar, backing vocals)
Steve Mackey (bass)
Ross Orton (drums)

Extra musicians:
Jason Buckle (keyboards)
Antony Genn (harmony vocals)
Alasdair Malloy (percussion)
Philip Shepherd (choral and string arrangement)
Martin Slattery (piano, saxophone)
Graham Sutton (additional keyboards)

Choir: Robert Johnston, Emma Brain-Gabbott, Julia Doyle, Ildiko Allen, Alexandra Gibson, Andrew Busher, Emer McParland, Margaret Cameron
Strings: Martin Burgess (violin), Harriet Davies (violin), Harvey De Souza (violin), Takane Funatsu (violin), Jo Godden (violin), Janice Graham (violin), David Juritz (violin), Julian Leaper (violin), Steve Morris (violin), Celia Sheen (violin), Amanda Smith (violin), Simon Smith (violin), Julian Tear (violin), Catherine Bradshaw (viola), Jane Atkins (viola), William Hawkes (viola), Richard Nelson (viola), Bob Smissen (viola), Adrian Bradbury (cello), David Cohen (cello), Stephen Orton (cello), Jonathan Williams (cello), Chris Laurence (double bass), Stephen Mair (double bass)

Written by: Jarvis Cocker (except Black Magic, Jarvis Cocker and Steve Mackey)
Produced by: Graham Sutton and Jarvis Cocker
Mixed by: Graham Sutton
Engineered by: Graham Sutton and Robbie Nelson
Mastered by: Tim Young

Sleeve design: The Designers Republic & Jarvis Cocker
Jarvis photographed by: Serge Leblon

Recorded: Yellow Arch Studios, Sheffield & KPI Studio, Sheffield (most of the music); Les Studios de la Seine, Paris (most vocals); Angel Studios, London (strings). Spring/early summer 2006.


  1. Loss Adjuster (excerpt part 1) (0:27)
  2. Don't Let Him Waste Your Time (4:09)
  3. Black Magic (4:21)
  4. Heavy Weather (3:49)
  5. I Will Kill Again (3:45)
  6. Baby's Coming Back to Me (4:09)
  7. Fat Children (3:23)
  8. From Auschwitz to Ipswich (3:49)
  9. Disney Time (3:04)
  10. Tonite (3:56)
  11. Big Julie (4:41)
  12. Loss Adjuster (excerpt part 2) (0:29)
  13. Quantum Theory (4:37)
    Running the World (4:46) (34:23)*

* On the CD, track 13 is 34:23 minutes long, this includes Quantium Theory followed by about 25 minutes of silence and then Running the World as a hidden bonus track. For the LP Running the World comes on a separate bonus 7" disc.

Sleeve notes

On the use of this album

JARVIS should not be used as a sedative or an accompaniment to exercise.

You may sit if you wish – kneeling is really not necessary.

JARVIS can be broken into convenient bite-size pieces but probably works best when swallowed whole.

Do not adjust your tone control, it's meant to sound like that. It's not LoFi or HiFi – it's MyFi and hopefully YourFi, too.

A song isn't really a song until somebody hears it – so thanks for listening

Remember! As always, please do not read the words whilst listening to the recordings

International versions

French release
  • Release date: 13 November 2006
  • Label: Because Music / Rough Trade
  • Format: CD
  • Catalogue number: 3120592
  • Tracklisting: As UK version.
Spanish release
  • Release date: November 2006
  • Label: Sinnamon Records
  • Format: CD
  • Catalogue number: sincd218
  • Tracklisting: As UK version.
Japanese release
  • Release date: 14 February 2007
  • Format: CD
  • Catalogue number: POCE-15009
  • Tracklisting: As UK version, except Running the World is included as a CD-ROM video instead of a hidden audio track.
US release

Charts and sales

UK Album Chart

Peak position: 37


Last appearance

Top 40


25 November 2006

Top 75


2 December 2006

UK Sales Awards


Copies sold*




22 December 2006

* Awards are based on wholesale rather than retail sales.

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