The Streets – The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living 180g 2LP Vinyl Record Album
Skinner's third studio album under The Streets name, The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living, was released in April 2006 and in the UK it entered the album chart at number one. It was a change in direction from his first two albums, the lyrical theme moving away from the stories about working class Britain and instead focusing on the ups and downs of the fame that Skinner encountered after the success of his previous albums.
The first single, When You Wasn't Famous, was released two weeks before the album. The song is about Skinner's troubles with trying to date a famous person, following his new-found fame. It was also named 'Track of the Week' by NME in early March 2006, but it only reached the bottom of the top 10, peaking at number eight.
The second single, Never Went to Church, is a tribute to Skinner's late father, and appears to use the chord progression of The Beatles' "Let It Be" as a backing. The album also included the track Prangin' Out which was later remixed with the Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty.
Limited Edition 180g 2LP Reissue.
A1 Pranging Out 3:49
A2 War Of The Sexes 3:26
A3 The Hardest Way To Make An Easy An Easy Living 3:13
B1 All Goes Out The Window 3:32
B2 Memento Mori 2:36
B3 Can't Con An Honest John 3:40
C1 When You Wasn't Famous 3:18
C2 Never Went To Church 3:32
C3 Hotel Expressionism 3:33
D1 Two Nations 3:05
D2 Fake Streets Hats 3:12
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