Friendly Fire (Sean Lennon album)

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Friendly Fire
Studio album by Sean Lennon
Released 3 October 2006
Recorded Beerwinef*sh, Jim Henson Studios, Sound Factory and Sunset Sound
Genre Alternative rock
Length 37:44
Label Parlophone, Capitol, EMI
Producer Sean Lennon
Sean Lennon chronology
Half Horse, Half Musician
(1999)
Friendly Fire
(2006)
-

Friendly Fire is the second studio album by Sean Lennon, released on 3 October 2006 by Capitol Records in the US, and Parlophone in the UK. It reached #152 on the US Billboard 200 chart and #5 in the Top Heatseekers chart.[1] It stayed on the French album chart for 43 weeks and was certified silver.

Background[edit]

The inspiration behind most of the songs on Friendly Fire was Lennon's tumultuous relationship with actress Bijou Phillips.[2] According to Lennon, Phillips cheated on him with his childhood best friend, Max LeRoy;[2] LeRoy died shortly afterwards in a motorcycle accident, before he and Lennon were able to resolve their differences.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Being There Magazine 3.5/5 stars link
Music Box 3.5/5 stars link
MusicOMG.com 3/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (6.7/10) link
Q 2/5 stars (#244, Nov. 2006, p. 143)
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars 9/26/06
Spin 3/5 stars link
Twisted Ear 3.5/5 stars link
Uncut 4/5 stars (#114, Nov. 2006, p.117)

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Sean Lennon, except where noted.

  1. "Dead Meat" - 3:37
  2. "Wait for Me" - 2:39
  3. "Parachute" - 3:19
  4. "Friendly Fire" - 5:03
  5. "Spectacle" (Lennon, Jordan Galland) - 5:24
  6. "Tomorrow" - 2:03
  7. "On Again Off Again" - 3:18
  8. "Headlights" - 3:16
  9. "Would I Be the One" (Marc Bolan) - 4:58
  10. "Falling Out of Love" (Lennon, Galland) - 4:07
  11. "L'éclipse" (Duet with -M-, French version of "Parachute") (Lennon, -M-) - 3:16
    • 2007 French reissue exclusive

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Position
French SNEP Albums Chart[3] 59
Japanese Oricon Weekly Albums Chart[4] 218
U.S. Billboard 200[5] 152

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
France (SNEP)[6] Silver 17,500[7]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release details[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalog
Japan 29 September 2006 Toshiba-EMI CD/DVD TOCP-66630[8] / 4988006846982[9]
United Kingdom 2 October 2006 Parlophone CD/DVD 3719492 / 0946 3 71949 2 8[10]
United States 3 October 2006 Capitol Records CD/DVD 7243 5 35568 2 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard.com - Artist Chart History - Sean Lennon". Billboard. Retrieved 2006-12-09. 
  2. ^ a b c San Francisco Gate article: "Pop Quiz: Sean Lennon."
  3. ^ "lescharts.com Sean Lennon - Friendly Fire". lescharts.com. SNEP. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  4. ^ ショーン・レノン-リリース-ORICON STYLE-ミュージック "Highest position and charting weeks of Friendly Fire by Sean Lennon". oricon.co.jp (in Japanese). Oricon Style. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  5. ^ Allmusic - Friendly Fire > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums
  6. ^ "French album certifications – Sean Lennon – Friendly Fire" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  7. ^ "Les Albums Argent". infodisc.fr. SNEP. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  8. ^ "Friendly Fire (CD+DVD) - Sean Lennon". Toshiba-EMI. Retrieved 2006-11-08. 
  9. ^ "Sean Lennon Friendly Fire Japan CD/DVD SET (372237)". espirit / eil.com. Retrieved 2006-11-08. 
  10. ^ "Sean Lennon Friendly Fire UK CD/DVD SET (374809)". espirit / eil.com. Retrieved 2006-10-04. 

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