Eleanor Put Your Boots On

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"Eleanor Put Your Boots On"
Single by Franz Ferdinand
from the album
You Could Have It So Much Better
B-side "Wine in the Afternoon",
"Ghost in a Ditch"
Released 17 July 2006
Format 7", CD
Recorded Benton Harbor, Michigan 2006
Genre Post-punk revival, indie rock,[1] indie pop, psychedelic pop
Length 3:12 (single version)
2:49 (album version)
Label Domino
Writer(s) Alex Kapranos
Nick McCarthy
Producer(s) Rich Costey
Franz Ferdinand singles chronology
"The Fallen" / "L. Wells"
(2006)
"Eleanor Put Your Boots On"
(2006)
"Swallow, Smile"
(2006)

"Eleanor Put Your Boots On" is a song by Scottish indie rock[2] band Franz Ferdinand, and is featured on their second album, You Could Have It So Much Better. The band recorded a new version of the song in Benton Harbor, Michigan during their 2006 tour with Death Cab for Cutie.[3] This new version was released 17 July 2006 as the fourth and final single from that album in the United Kingdom, peaking at No. 30 in the UK Singles Chart (see 2006 in British music). Promotion for the single included two videos: one for "Eleanor Put Your Boots On" and one for B-side Wine in the Afternoon (recorded at Trama Studios, São Paulo, Brazil), making the B-side a video-clip-only single.

Steve Lamacq first played the new version of the song on his BBC Radio show, Lamacq Live in the last week of May 2006.[4] Shortly thereafter, an interview appeared with the band in Nylon Magazine where they confirmed the recording of a new version of the song for release as a single.[5]

The 'Eleanor' in the title is thought to refer to Eleanor Friedberger, lead singer of indie rock band The Fiery Furnaces who supported Franz Ferdinand during their 2004 tour. Friedberger used to have a relationship with Franz Ferdinand lead singer Alex Kapranos.[6]

Music sample[edit]


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Track listings[edit]

All tracks written by Alex Kapranos and Nick McCarthy, except where noted.

  • 7" RUG234
  1. "Eleanor Put Your Boots On" (single version) – 3:12
  2. "Wine in the Afternoon" (Alex Kapranos) – 4:23
  • 7" RUG234X
  1. "Eleanor Put Your Boots On" (single version) – 3:12
  2. "Ghost in a Ditch" (Nick McCarthy) – 3:45
    • Vocals performed by Nick McCarthy.
  • CD RUG234CD
  1. "Eleanor Put Your Boots On" (single version) – 3:12
  2. "Ghost in a Ditch" (Nick McCarthy) – 3:45
    • Vocals performed by Nick McCarthy.
  3. "Fade Together" (Avalanches remix) – 3:50

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC – Seven Ages of Rock "What the World Is Waiting For"". Seven Ages of Rock. 2007. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "BBC – Seven Ages of Rock "What the World Is Waiting For"". Seven Ages of Rock. 2007. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "New single, new recordings". 7 June 2006. Retrieved 7 June 2006. 
  4. ^ "First airplay for new single... release date confirmed". 31 May 2006. Retrieved 3 June 2006. 
  5. ^ "Eleanor... for next single?". 29 May 2006. Retrieved 3 June 2006. 
  6. ^ "'Blazing Squabbles'". 10 July 2004. Retrieved 3 June 2006. 

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