Classified (Bond album)

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Classified
Studio album by Bond
Released 15 June 2004
Recorded December 2003–March 2004
Genre Classical crossover, Electronic pop
Length 47:44
Label Decca
Producer Mel Bush
Bond chronology
Remixed
(2003)
Classified
(2004)
Explosive: The Best of Bond
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Classified is the third studio album and fourth overall album released through Decca Records by the classical crossover string quartet Bond. Lead single "Explosive" was released as a double A-side with a different version of "Highly Strung." This updated version featured on the special edition of "Classified."

Popular worldwide, Classified found success in Australia where it went double platinum. "Explosive" was also picked to be the Australian theme for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

"Explosive" is also used regularly during New York Rangers ice hockey games at Madison Square Garden as the intermission music prior to a shootout, should the game reach that phase.

In Japan, a Special Edition with different artwork was released. It features three bonus tracks (Caravan, Carmina & Sugarplum) which were later feature on their greatest hits album Explosive: The Best of Bond.

Title U.S. Hong Kong,
Taiwanese,
UK
Japan Latin
America
Length
"Explosive" 1 1 1 1 3:12
"Scorchio" 2 2 2 5 3:31
"Midnight Garden" 3 3 3 3 4:07
"Fly Robin Fly" 4 4 3:09
"Lullaby" 5 4 4 6 3:48
"Samba" 5 5 2 3:35
"Hungarian" 6 6 6 7 3:00
"I'll Fly Away" 7 7 7 8 3:10
"Dream Star" 8 8 8 9 4:38
"Highly Strung" 9 9 9 10 3:30
"Adagio For Strings" 10 10 10 11 4:24
"Señorita" 11 11 11 12 4:27
"Explosive" (Ed Leal Mix) 12 12 12 13 3:10
"Sugarplum" 13 2:21
"Carmina" 14 4:20
15 3:44

Bonus video[edit]

  • "Explosive" (Promo video)
  • Making of "Explosive"
  • "Samba" (Promo video)

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2004 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1


Preceded by
Elephunk by The Black Eyed Peas
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
30 August – 5 September 2004
Succeeded by
The Sound of White by Missy Higgins