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Format: CD
Sku: 204296199
UPC: 824953009022
UPC 14: 00824953009022
Release Date: 4/17/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. To Sleep ~ Fightstar
2. Grand Unification, Pt. 1 - (Pt I) ~ Fightstar
3. Waste A Moment ~ Fightstar
4. Sleep Well Tonight ~ Fightstar
5. Paint Your Target ~ Fightstar
6. Build An Army ~ Fightstar
7. Here Again (Last Conversation) ~ Fightstar
8. Lost Like Tears In Rain ~ Fightstar
9. Open Your Eyes ~ Fightstar
10. Mono ~ Fightstar
11. Hazy Eyes ~ Fightstar
12. Grand Unification, Pt. 2 - (Pt II) ~ Fightstar
13. Wake Up ~ Fightstar
14. Fight For Us - (Bonus Song) ~ Fightstar
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Fightstar: Al Westaway (guitar); Dan Haigh (bass guitar); Omar Abidi (drums); Charlie Simpson.
Muze PNote Personnel: Charlie Simpson (vocals, guitar, piano); Al Westaway (vocals, guitar); Lucy Wilkins, Sally Herbert (violin); Oliver Langford (viola); Ian Burdge (cello).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Larry Smarr, Mike Norman (spoken vocals); Ian Burdge, Lucy Wilkins, Oliver Langford, Sally Herbert.
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Colin Richardson.
Muze PNote Recording information: Jacobs, Surrey, England; Miloco, London, England; The Chapel, Lincolnshire, England; Townhouse Studios, London, England.
Muze PNote If one had not known the origins of the band Fightstar, one would be hard pushed to guess that not too many years prior to releasing the hardcore rock album Grand Unification, Charlie Simpson had been lapping up the adoration of teenage girls in a boy band. Admittedly, Busted had slightly more substance than Westlife or A1 but after years of releasing punk influenced pop with a schooldays theme, the debut Fightstar album had more in common with Funeral for a Friend, Machine Head, and Slipknot than Busted and McFly, which was hardly surprising as they had brought in Colin Richardson as producer, a man who had worked with all the former bands. The debut single to be released was "Paint Your Target" which caused some controversy when the video depicted some school children engaged in a war. There is no hint of what is to follow as the album opened with a dreamy acoustic instrumental, "To Sleep," and then the feedback of Alex Westaway's guitar crashed in and the first part of "Grand Unification" arrived. The second part, later in the album, had a spoken interlude and a softly sung melody over a chilled out song that wouldn't have been out of place on a Coldplay album, at least its first two minutes. Between the two parts was a hard rock album -- what might have once been called thrash metal, but now might be called emo -- with heavy hitting guitar chords and screamed vocals. It's not quite as angry as Slipknot, but not too far behind, either, although "Build an Army" certainly sounds like a call to arms. If this was what Charlie Simpson had inside him, no wonder he wanted out of Busted. [The CD was also released with a bonus track.] ~ Sharon Mawer

Producer: Chris Sheldon; Colin Richardson; Chris Sheldon; Colin Richardson

Engineer: Max Dingle; Matt Hyde; Max Dingle

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/17/2007
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2006
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 90
Music Label Name Label : Trustkill
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00824953009022

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Fightstar
Product attributeLabel:   Trustkill Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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