Comfort Eagle

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Comfort Eagle
Studio album by Cake
Released July 24, 2001
Recorded Paradise Studios in Sacramento, California, with additional recording at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco, California
Genre Alternative rock, pop rock
Length 36:55
Label Columbia
Producer Cake
Cake chronology
Prolonging the Magic
(1998)
Comfort Eagle
(2001)
Pressure Chief
(2004)
Singles from Comfort Eagle
  1. "Short Skirt/Long Jacket"
    Released: 2001
  2. "Arco Arena"
    Released: 2001
  3. "Love You Madly"
    Released: 2001

Comfort Eagle is the fourth studio album by American alternative rock band Cake. It was released on July 24, 2001, through record label Columbia; their first with the label.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by John McCrea, unless otherwise noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Opera Singer"   McCrea, Mark Kornweibel 4:06
2. "Meanwhile, Rick James..."     3:57
3. "Shadow Stabbing"   McCrea, George Kane 3:07
4. "Short Skirt/Long Jacket"     3:24
5. "Commissioning a Symphony in C"     2:59
6. "Arco Arena"     1:31
7. "Comfort Eagle"     3:40
8. "Long Line of Cars"     3:24
9. "Love You Madly"     3:58
10. "Pretty Pink Ribbon"     3:08
11. "World of Two"     3:41
Total length:
36:55

Release[edit]

In its opening week, Comfort Eagle sold about 72,000 copies, debuting at number 13 on the Billboard 200.[1] On February 2, 2003 the album was certified gold by the RIAA for shipments of half a million copies.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 70/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[4]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[3]
Blender 3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly B−[5]
PopMatters 7/10[3][6]
Q 3/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7]
Uncut 4/5 stars[3]

Comfort Eagle was generally well received by critics, with reviewers noting the album's similarity to the band's previous albums, for better or worse.[3][4]

Charts[edit]

Album
Year Chart Position
2001 Billboard 200[8] 13
Top Internet Albums[8] 2
Single
Year Single Chart Position
2001 "Short Skirt/Long Jacket"[8] Modern Rock Tracks 7

Personnel[edit]

Cake
  • John McCrea – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, bass, drum programming, percussion
  • Vince DiFiore – trumpet, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Xan McCurdy – electric guitar, percussion, backing vocals
  • Gabriel Nelson – bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Todd Roper – drums, percussion, Moog synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Tyler Pope – keyboard, electric guitar ("Opera Singer", "Short Skirt/Long Jacket", "Arco Arena")
Technical
  • Kirt Shearer – mixing
  • David Cole – mixing
  • Craig Long – mixing
  • Gabriel Shepard – mixing
  • Don C. Taylor – mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Week Ending Jan. 16, 2011: Albums: Even Lower | Chart Watch – Yahoo! Music". Yahoo! News. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "RIAA – Gold & Platinum Searchable Database – June 08, 2013". riaa.com. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Critic Reviews for Comfort Eagle – Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Vanderhoff, Mark. "Comfort Eagle – Cake : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. AllRovi. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ Serpick, Evan (August 3, 2001). "Cake: Comfort Eagle Review | Music Reviews and News | ew.com". ew.com. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ Fowler, Shan (July 23, 2001). "Cake: Comfort Eagle | PopMatters". PopMatters. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ Berger, Arion (July 24, 2001). "Cake: Comfort Eagle : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". rollingstone.com. Archived from the original on October 17, 2007. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c "Cake's  '​Comfort '​ Soars Like an  '​Eagle '​ Billboard". billboard.com. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 

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