Back 2 You / Still Grey

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"Back 2 You" / "Still Grey"
Single by Pendulum
from the album Hold Your Colour
Released 22 March 2004 (UK)
Format 12" vinyl
Recorded England, 2003
Genre Drum and bass
Length 6:26 "Back 2 You"
7:49 "Still Grey"
Label Timeless Recordings
Writer(s) Rob Swire, Paul Harding, Gareth McGrillen
Producer(s) Swire, Harding, McGrillen
Pendulum singles chronology
"Another Planet" / "Voyager"
(2004)
"Back 2 You" / "Still Grey"
(2004)
"Guns at Dawn"
(2005)

"Back 2 You" / "Still Grey" is the third single by Australian drum and bass band Pendulum. It was released on 22 March 2004 by independent label Timeless Recordings, and was their first and only release with the label. The song "Still Grey" featured guest guitarist Evan Short of Concord Dawn, and was included on the CD edition of Hold Your Colour, released in July 2005.

Background and writing[edit]

Both tracks of "Back 2 You" / "Still Grey" were written and produced by Rob Swire and Paul Harding, "Back 2 You" was also written and produced by Gareth McGrillen.[1] The single was the first release by Pendulum to feature either a guest instrumentalist, or a guest vocalist.[2] The song "Back 2 You" featured singer Lisa Lindt, while the electric guitar in "Still Grey" was played by Evan Killjoy, better known as Evan Short of New Zealand drum and bass duo Concord Dawn.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Unlike Pendulum's previous single, "Back 2 You" / "Still Grey" did not receive much publicity or recognition, and consequently neither track has been subject to many critical reviews. This is particularly true of "Back 2 You", which has not been featured on any studio or compilation album released by Pendulum to date.[2] One review of Hold Your Colour describes "Still Grey" as "chilled but entertaining", although the reviewer gripes that "after such a powerful intro, [he] was hoping for a dramatic exeunt and what they deliver is a cool fade out".[3] Another review describes the song as "a fantastic piece of liquid dancefloor action".[4]

Marketing and release[edit]

"Back 2 You" / "Still Grey" was released on 22 March 2004 as a standard 12" single by independent label Timeless Recordings.[5] It was Pendulum's first and only release with the label to date, which has also released material for guest guitarist Evan Short's band, Concord Dawn.[6] The song "Still Grey" was featured on the CD edition of Hold Your Colour, released in July 2005, but was later replaced by the song "Axle Grinder" when the album was reissued in July 2007.[7] "Back 2 You" was not included on any other release by Pendulum, but was featured on two compilation albums including Drum & Bass Arena, mixed by Andy C.[8]

Track listing[edit]

This is the track listing for "Back 2 You" / "Still Grey". "Back 2 You" was written and produced by Rob Swire, Paul Harding, and Gareth McGrillen. "Still Grey" was written and produced by Rob Swire and Paul Harding.[9]

12" vinyl single[5]
(TYME027; released 22 March 2004)

A. "Back 2 You" – 6:26
AA. "Still Grey" – 7:49

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to "Back 2 You" / "Still Grey".[1]

Pendulum:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pendulum (22 March 2004). "Back 2 You / Still Grey" (liner notes). Timeless Recordings, TYME027.
  2. ^ a b Pendulum (releases). rolldabeats. Retrieved on 2 October 2008. Note: See articles on individual releases for further references.
  3. ^ Moss, Jack "System-J" (6 September 2005). Album | Pendulum - Hold Your Colour. TranceCritic.com. Retrieved on 2 October 2008.
  4. ^ Anne, Sally "Risk" (25 July 2005). Music News | Pendulum - Hold Your Colour. inthemix.com.au. Retrieved on 2 October 2008.
  5. ^ a b Timeless Recordings :: TYME027. rolldabeats. Retrieved on 29 September 2008
  6. ^ Timeless Recordings. rolldabeats. Retrieved on 3 October 2008.
  7. ^ Breakbeat Kaos :: BBK002CD :: Hold Your Colour. rolldabeats. Retrieved on 3 October 2008.
  8. ^ React Records :: REACTCD240 :: Drum & Bass Arena LP - Volume 2. rolldabeats. Retrieved on 3 October 2008.
  9. ^ Australasian Performing Right Association. APRA. Retrieved on 29 September 2008. Note: Only the album version of "Still Grey" is listed, for which Paul Harding was not credited.

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