Chase This Light

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Chase This Light
Studio album by Jimmy Eat World
Released October 16, 2007
Recorded 2006–2007
Genre Alternative rock, power pop, pop rock, emo
Length 40:18
Label Interscope
Producer Jimmy Eat World, Chris Testa, Butch Vig, John Fields ("Here it Goes")
Jimmy Eat World chronology
Futures
(2004)
Chase This Light
(2007)
Invented
(2010)
Singles from Chase This Light
  1. "Big Casino"
    Released: August 28, 2007
  2. "Always Be"
    Released: December 3, 2007
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (66/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (88%)[2]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly A[4]
NME (7/10)[5]
PopMatters 5/10 stars[6]
Rockfeedback 4/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[9]
Spin (7/10)[10]
Virgin Media 3/5 stars[11]

Chase This Light is the sixth studio album by American alternative rock band Jimmy Eat World, released on October 16, 2007 through Interscope. The album was executive produced by Butch Vig.

The album debuted at number five on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling approximately 62,000 copies in its first week.[12] It also sold 78,000 worldwide. As of July 2008, the album has sold approximately 320,000 copies worldwide, and, as of September 2010, the album has sold 225,000 copies in the United States (US).

Track information[edit]

The song "Carry You" originated as a track from Jim Adkins' side project Go Big Casino.[13] Jimmy Eat World has recorded other Go Big Casino songs previously like "Hear You Me", "My Sundown", and "Drugs or Me".[14]

"Big Casino", the first single from the album, was released September 24, 2007 for radio airplay. "Always Be" began airing on various radio channels on December 3, 2007, and the music video premiered at Total Request Live on January 30, 2008.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Jimmy Eat World. 

No. Title Length
1. "Big Casino"   3:40
2. "Let It Happen"   3:25
3. "Always Be"   3:04
4. "Carry You"   4:22
5. "Electable (Give It Up)"   2:56
6. "Gotta Be Somebody's Blues"   4:46
7. "Feeling Lucky"   2:32
8. "Here It Goes"   3:26
9. "Chase This Light"   3:29
10. "Firefight"   3:53
11. "Dizzy"   4:46
Total length:
40:18

Bonus tracks[edit]

  • "Be Sensible" (Australia / UK / Germany / Japan / iTunes) – 5:04
  • "Distraction" (Japan / UK/Best Buy US Bonus Download) – 2:58
  • "Open Bar Reception" (Smartpunk/InSound pre-order) – 3:55
  • "Take 'Em As They Come" (Bruce Springsteen cover)(iTunes pre-order) – 3:55
  • "Dizzy" (acoustic) (iTunes) – 4:27
  • "Beautiful Is" (Japan / UK Big Casino single/ Big Casino part 1. 7") – 2:30

Personnel[edit]

  • Jim Adkins – lead vocals, lead guitar
  • Tom Linton - guitar, vocals
  • Zach Lind - drums, percussion
  • Rick Burch - bass, vocals

Additional Contributors[edit]

  • Keith Armstrong – Assistant
  • David Campbell – Conductor, String Arrangements
  • Davies – Cover Photo
  • John Fields– Bass, Keyboards, Producer, Engineer
  • Ross Hogarth – Engineer
  • Ted Jensen – Mastering
  • Jimmy Eat World – Producer, Engineer
  • Eva Lind – Vocals
  • Chris Lord-Alge – Mixing
  • Stephen Lu – Keyboards
  • Amy Ross – Vocals
  • Chris Testa – Producer, Engineer
  • Butch Vig – Executive Producer
  • Luke Wood – A&R

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak position
US Billboard 200[15] 5
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[16] 2
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[17] 3

Appearances in popular media[edit]

The song "Electable (Give It Up)" was used in the video game Burnout Paradise. The songs "Big Casino" and "Here it Goes" were used in the 2007-2008 college basketball season. The song "Gotta Be Somebody's Blues" was used in an episode of One Tree Hill. The title track "Chase This Light" is currently being used in station promos for US cable network TNT, predominantly The Closer.

Several songs from the album, including "Big Casino", "Feeling Lucky" and "Always Be", are featured as part of ESPN's college basketball intro/outro theme music.

The instrumental version of "Always Be" is featured on Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 produced by EA Sports.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chase This Light Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  2. ^ Steve Henderson (2007-10-16). "Jimmy Eat World - Chase This Light - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  3. ^ Sendra, Tim (2007-10-16). "Chase This Light - Jimmy Eat World". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  4. ^ Andy Greenwald (2007-10-12). "Chase This Light Review | Music Reviews and News". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  5. ^ Daniel Martin (2007-10-19). "NME Album Reviews - Jimmy Eat World - NME.COM". NME. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  6. ^ Andrew Blackie (2007-10-16). "Jimmy Eat World: Chase This Light". PopMatters. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  7. ^ Matt Tomiak (2007-11-14). "Jimmy Eat World - Chase This Light". Rockfeedback. Archived from the original on 2009-02-10. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  8. ^ Hiatt, Brian (2007-10-18). "Chase This Light : Jimmy Eat World : Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  9. ^ Jonathan Keefe (2007-10-15). "Jimmy Eat World: Chase This Light". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  10. ^ Andrew Beaujon (2007-11-01). "Jimmy Eat World, 'Chase This Light' (Interscope)". Spin. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  11. ^ Matt O'Leary (2007-10-15). "Jimmy Eat World: Chase This Light review - Album reviews - Music". Virgin Media. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  12. ^ Katie Hasty, "Springsteen Returns To No. 1 In Slow Sales Week", Billboard.com, October 24, 2007.
  13. ^ akatimo (27 May 2012). "Has it really been 6 years?". Go Big Casino. GoBigCasino.net. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  14. ^ GoBigCasino.net (2004–2012). "FAQ". GoBigCasino.net. GoBigCasino.net. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  15. ^ "Jimmy Eat World Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Jimmy Eat World. Prometheus Global Media.
  16. ^ "Jimmy Eat World Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Alternative Albums for Jimmy Eat World. Prometheus Global Media.
  17. ^ "Jimmy Eat World Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Jimmy Eat World. Prometheus Global Media.

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