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

Annotation last modified on 2010-01-01 12:39 .

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

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)

Release

mastering:Steve Rooke
engineer:Stefan Kvarnström
Jens Lindgård
copyrighted by:Domino Recording Co. Ltd. (not for release label use!) (2004)
manufactured by:Epic
phonographic copyright by:Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (2004)
ASIN:US: B0001ZMWQO [info]
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/release/367121 [info]