Cinema (The Cat Empire album)

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Cinema
Studio album by The Cat Empire
Released 25 June 2010 (2010-06-25)
Recorded February–March 2010, Sing Song Studios, Melbourne
Genre Alternative rock, jazz, blues, pop
Length 42:08
Label EMI
Producer Steve Schram, The Cat Empire
The Cat Empire chronology
So Many Nights
(2007)
Cinema
(2010)
Steal the Light
(2013)
Singles from Cinema
  1. "Feeling's Gone"
    Released: 14 May 2010

Cinema is the fifth studio album of eclectic Australian band, The Cat Empire. It was released in Australia on 25 June 2010 by EMI and débuted at No. 3 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The work was co-produced by Steve Schram with the group.

Background[edit]

The Cat Empire's fifth studio album, Cinema, was issued on 25 June 2010 by EMI in Australia. It was followed by releases in Canada, United States, and then Europe.[1] It was co-produced by Steve Schram and the group.[2] According to the band's lead vocalist and percussionist, Felix Riebl, its title was due to the content, which "is very cinematic, simply put ... Another way to describe it is that it is like a soundtrack to a movie that we might make one day. When [Schram] and I were sitting around and trying to come up with a title we thought that the name we eventually chose would suit the atmosphere".[3]

Cinema débuted at number three on the ARIA Albums Chart.[4] The track, "Beyond All", was featured on national radio station, Triple J's New Music with Richard Kingsmill in April. The lead single, "Feeling's Gone", had been released in May ahead of the album. A promotional copy of Cinema had been leaked to eBay about three weeks before its due date and sold for $200; EMI provided a statement regarding the leak.[5][6] To promote the album the group undertook a tour on North America in July followed by a national tour in August and September.[1][2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Waiting"   Harry Angus, Ross Irwin, Felix Riebl 3:08
2. "Falling"   Angus, Irwin, Ollie McGill, Riebl 4:09
3. "Feeling's Gone"   Angus, McGill, Ryan Monro, Riebl, Steve Schram 2:33
4. "Only Light"   Angus, Irwin, McGill, Monro, Giorgio Moroder (uncredited) 4:38
5. "All Hell"   Angus, Riebl 3:05
6. "Shoulders"   Angus, Will Hull-Brown, McGill, Monro, Riebl 5:05
7. "The Heart Is a Cannibal"   Angus, McGill 4:05
8. "Reasonably Fine"   Riebl 3:59
9. "Call Me Home"   Riebl, Irwin 4:05
10. "On My Way"   Angus, Hull-Brown, McGill, Monro, Riebl 3:17
11. "Beyond All"   Angus, Hull-Brown, Jamshid Khadiwala, McGill, Monro, Riebl 4:09

Personnel[edit]

  • Harry Angus – vocals, trumpet
  • Kieran Conrau – trombone
  • Will Hull-Brown – drums
  • Ross Irwin – trumpet
  • Jamshid Khadiwala – turntables, percussion
  • Ollie McGill – piano, keyboards
  • Ryan Monro – bass guitar
  • Phil Noy – baritone saxophone (tracks 3, 7, 9), soprano saxophone (track 5)
  • Felix Riebl – vocals, congas, percussion, piano
Production work
  • Producer – Steve Schram, The Cat Empire
  • Engineer – Steve Schram
    • Assistant engineer – Gareth 'Grif' Burnell, Mick Rafferty, Anna Webster
  • Mixer – Steve Schram
  • Mastering – Ross Cockle
  • Studios – Sing Sing Studios (engineering, mastering); Bangkok Ninja Academy (mixing)
  • Artwork – Debaser

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Cat Empire - Highlights". The Cat Empire Official Website. 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "The Cat Empire record with everything plus the kitchen sink". Triple J (Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)). 28 June 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Schlechte, Ted (25 June 2010). "Cats' Cauldron". The West Australian (Seven West Media). Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Hung, Steffen. "The Cat Empire Discography". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Memphis, Carrie (11 June 2010). "The Cat Empire's New Album Leaked for $200". Local News. FasterLouder Pty Ltd (Sound Alliance). Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "EMI Fumes as New Cat Empire Album Sells on eBay". The Music Network. Peer Group Media (The Music Network). 11 June 2010. Archived from the original on 24 February 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 

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