Annotation

Debut album. Winner of the Mercury Prize for Best British Album on 7th September, 2004.
Initial quantities of the UK release included a bonus disc containing a recording of a live concert.

Other album credits

Back cover by Vivian Lewis
Band photo by Joe Dilworth
Black and white photo by Roxanne Clifford
Other artwork by Franz Ferdinand and Matthew Cooper

Manager: Cerne Canning


Limited bonus disc available with initial UK release of debut album. All tracks recorded live at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, on 7th September 2003.

Annotation last modified on 2013-09-27 23:59 .

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Jacqueline
3.5 3:49
2 Tell Her Tonight
3.35 2:18
3 Take Me Out
4.25 3:57
4 The Dark of the Matinée
3.8 4:03
5 Auf Achse
3 4:20
6 Cheating on You
2.5 2:37
7 This Fire
4 4:15
8 Darts of Pleasure
3.65 3:00
9 Michael
4 3:21
10 Come On Home
4.35 3:46
11 40′
3 3:23
CD 2: Live at the Paradiso, Amsterdam
# Title Rating Length
1 Cheating on You
2:08
2 Jacqueline
3:46
3 Tell Her Tonight
2:46
4 Shopping for Blood
4:03
5 Take Me Out
4:46
6 Love and Destroy
3:53
7 Truck Stop
3:46
8 This Fire
4:20
9 Michael
3:26
10 Darts of Pleasure
4:14

Credits

CD 1

mixer:
Tore Johansson (tracks 2, 7)
producer:
Franz Ferdinand (tracks 2, 7)
Tore Johansson (tracks 1, 3–6, 8–11)
writer:
Bob Hardy (bassist for Franz Ferdinand) (tracks 1, 4)
Alex Kapranos (tracks 1–11)
Nick McCarthy (tracks 1–11)
phonographic copyright by:
Domino Recording Co. Ltd. (not for release label use!) (2003) (track 8)
Domino Recording Co. Ltd. (not for release label use!) (2004) (tracks 1–7, 9–11)
publisher:
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 3)
has remixes:
Michaela by Dompteur Mooner (track 9)
mash-ups:
Disco Wit Chu by ToToM (track 3)
Take Me Out Blues by ToToM (track 3)
Triple Take by McSleazy (track 3)
sampled by:
Burn This City by Lil Wayne feat. Twista (track 7)
part of:
Indie 88: Top 500 Indie Rock Songs (number: 80) (track 3)
later versions:
Words So Leisured (track 8)
recording of:
40′ (track 11)
Auf Achse (track 5)
Cheating on You (track 6)
Come On Home (track 10)
Darts of Pleasure (track 8)
Jacqueline (track 1)
Michael (track 9)
Take Me Out (track 3)
Tell Her Tonight (track 2)
This Fire (track 7)
referred to in medleys:
Polkarama! (track 3)

CD 2: Live at the Paradiso, Amsterdam

writer:
Bob Hardy (bassist for Franz Ferdinand) (track 2)
Alex Kapranos (tracks 1–10)
Nick McCarthy (tracks 1–10)
Paul Thomson (track 4)
publisher:
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 5)
recorded at:
later versions:
Words So Leisured (track 10)
live recording of:
Auf Achse (2003-11-03) (track 7)
Cheating on You (2003-11-03) (track 1)
Darts of Pleasure (2003-11-03) (track 10)
Jacqueline (2003-11-03) (track 2)
Love and Destroy (2003-11-03) (track 6)
Michael (2003-11-03) (track 9)
Shopping for Blood (2003-11-03) (track 4)
Take Me Out (2003-11-03) (track 5)
Tell Her Tonight (2003-11-03) (track 3)
This Fire (2003-11-03) (track 8)
referred to in medleys:
Polkarama! (track 5)