As Day Follows Night

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As Day Follows Night
Studio album by Sarah Blasko
Released 10 July 2009 (2009-07-10)
Recorded Atlantic Studios & Decibel Studios,
Stockholm, Sweden
February — March 2009
Genre Alternative rock
Length 47:26
Label Dew Process
Producer Bjorn Yttling
Sarah Blasko chronology
What the Sea Wants, the Sea Will Have
(2006)
As Day Follows Night
(2009)
I Awake
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The Second Supper 4/5 stars[2]

As Day Follows Night is the third album by Australian singer/songwriter Sarah Blasko. It was produced by Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn and John and recorded in early 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden.[3] It was released in Australia on 10 July 2009. The making of As Day Follows Night was chronicled by Blasko on her blog.

Album[edit]

In regards to the album's lyrical themes, Blasko told Rolling Stone Australia magazine: "The basis is definitely my life, but I like to take it into a heightened reality. I like the idea of 'the character' on the record. I like musicals, I like it to be fancy."[4]

The first single "All I Want" debuted on Richard Kingsmill's show on radio station Triple J on 2 May 2009.[5] Two subsequent singles have since been released "No Turning back" and "We Won't Run". In the UK I Never Knew received a special promotional single release in August 2010.

A special edition was also released, consisting of the album, a bonus disc of Sarah performing some of her favourite songs from movies, and four magic ink cards with paintbrushes.[6]

Performance[edit]

The album was nominated for the ARIA Album of the Year Award in 2009 [7] and won the ARIA for Best Female Artist. On 4 December 2009, she was awarded Triple J's J Award for Australian Album of the Year.[8] In October 2010, it was listed at No. 19 in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums.[9]

"We Won't Run" and "All I Want" made the Triple J Hottest 100 list for 2009, coming in at 28 and 29 respectively. "We Won't Run" also appeared in the pilot episodes of The CW shows, The Secret Circle and Ringer

"Over and Over" contains a few lines of the Talking Heads song "Road To Nowhere".

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Sarah Blasko, unless otherwise noted

  1. "Down on Love" – 2:31
  2. "All I Want" – 3:54
  3. "Bird on a Wire" – 3:14
  4. "Hold on My Heart" – 4:04
  5. "We Won't Run" – 4:01
  6. "Is My Baby Yours?" – 3:38
  7. "Sleeper Awake" – 6:18
  8. "No Turning Back" – 4:02
  9. "Lost & Defeated" – 3:34
  10. "Over & Over" (Blasko/David Byrne) - 3:59
  11. "I Never Knew" – 4:11
  12. "Night & Day" – 4:00

Bonus disc "Cinema Blasko"

  1. "Seems Like Old Times" (from Annie Hall) – 2:31
  2. "Something Good" (from The Sound Of Music) – 3:21
  3. "Maybe This Time" (from Cabaret) – 3:23
  4. "Out Here On My Own" (from Fame) – 3:20
  5. "Xanadu" (from Xanadu) – 3:43

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greenberg, Adam. "Review: As Day Follows Night". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "As Day Follows Night". The Second Supper. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  3. ^ http://sarahblasko.wordpress.com
  4. ^ Jason Treuen. "Out Here On My Own". Rolling Stone Australia. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  5. ^ "Sarah Blasko | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  6. ^ http://www.asdayfollowsnight.com.au[dead link]
  7. ^ Noel Mengel (8 October 2009). "ARIA Awards 2009 nominations a musical mixed bag". The Courier Mail (News.com.au). Archived from the original on 8 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-08. 
  8. ^ "j awards | triple j". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  9. ^ O'Donnell, John; Creswell, Toby; Mathieson, Craig (October 2010). 100 Best Australian Albums. Prahran, Vic: Hardie Grant Books. ISBN 978-1-74066-955-9.