Bullet in a Bible

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Bullet in a Bible
Live album and Video by Green Day
Released November 15, 2005 (2005-11-15)
Recorded June 19, 2005 (2005-06-19) at the National Bowl in Milton Keynes
Genre Alternative rock, punk rock
Length 64:57
Label Reprise
Producer Rob Cavallo and Green Day
Green Day chronology
American Idiot
(2004)
Bullet in a Bible
(2005)
21st Century Breakdown
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
IGN (7.9/10)[2]
Pitchfork Media (3.0/10)[3]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[4]

Bullet in a Bible is a live album by the American punk rock band Green Day. It was released on November 15, 2005 through Reprise Records. It was directed by Samuel Bayer, who was the director of all the videos from American Idiot.

Background and release[edit]

Bullet in a Bible documents one of the two biggest shows that Green Day have performed in their career. They played in front of a crowd of over 130,000 people at the Milton Keynes National Bowl in United Kingdom on June 18–19, 2005. The band was supported by Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, and Hard-Fi during their American Idiot world tour. Fourteen of the twenty songs performed at these shows were included on the disc; missing out "Jaded", "Knowledge", "She", "Maria", "Homecoming" and "We Are The Champions".

Bullet in a Bible was released as a double-LP set on November 10, 2009, as part of the band's 2009 vinyl re-release campaign.

Commercial performance[edit]

Bullet in a Bible peaked on the Billboard 200 at number eight and spent 14 weeks on the chart.[5] It has also reached top 10 positions in many European countries.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Billie Joe Armstrong, all music composed by Green Day, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "American Idiot"   4:32
2. "Jesus of Suburbia"   9:23
3. "Holiday"   4:12
4. "Are We the Waiting"   2:49
5. "St. Jimmy"   2:55
6. "Longview"   4:44
7. "Hitchin' a Ride"   4:03
8. "Brain Stew"   3:02
9. "Basket Case"   2:58
10. "King for a Day/Shout" ("Shout" written and originally performed by The Isley Brothers) 8:47
11. "Wake Me Up When September Ends"   5:03
12. "Minority"   4:19
13. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"   4:44
14. "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"   3:26
Total length:
64:57

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bullet in a Bible at AllMusic
  2. ^ IGN review
  3. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  4. ^ PopMatters review
  5. ^ a b "Green Day Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Green Day. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
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  7. ^ "Green Day – Bullet in a Bible" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Green Day – Bullet in a Bible" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Green Day – Bullet in a Bible" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Green Day – Bullet in a Bible". Danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  11. ^ "Green Day – Bullet in a Bible" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  12. ^ "Green Day: Bullet in a Bible" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  13. ^ "Green Day – Bullet in a Bible". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  14. ^ "Green Day – Bullet in a Bible". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  15. ^ "Green Day – Bullet in a Bible". Italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  16. ^ "Green Day – Bullet in a Bible". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  17. ^ "Green Day – Bullet in a Bible". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  18. ^ "Green Day – Bullet in a Bible". Portuguesecharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  19. ^ "Green Day – Bullet in a Bible". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  20. ^ "Green Day – Bullet in a Bible". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  21. ^ "2005-11-26 Top 40 UK Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  22. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2005 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  23. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Green Day; 'Bullet in a Bible')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  24. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Green Day; 'Bullet in a Bible')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  25. ^ "Certificaciones – Green Day" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. 
  26. ^ "New Zealand album certifications". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 

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