Give Me Fire!

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Give Me Fire!
Studio album by Mando Diao
Released February 13, 2009 (Sweden)
November 6, 2009 (UK)
May 31, 2011 (US)
Genre Alternative rock, dance-rock
Label Universal Records
Mando Diao chronology
Never Seen the Light of Day
(2007)
'Give Me Fire!'
(2009)
The Malevolence of Mando Diao 2002-2007
(2009)

Give Me Fire! is the fifth studio album by Swedish band Mando Diao, produced by Salla Salazar of hip hop group The Latin Kings and his brother Masse.

One of Mando Diao’s roadies knew the hip hop producing brothers and introduced Gustaf Norén to them. Norén says he originally approached The Salazar Brothers as he is a massive Latin Kings fan and wanted to get an autograph, but the visit ended with a recorded song. After sitting on the song for a while he played it for the other members of the band and they decided to record more tracks with Salle & Masse.[citation needed]

Björn Dixgård says that the band has been inspired by movies and television with this album and cites Quentin Tarantino and Twin Peaks. He also says that the producers' record collection has been a source of inspiration as well.[citation needed]

This album is a danceable album with a strong focus on drums, bass and percussion. The final mix of the album was done in Los Angeles.[1][2] It reached number one on the Swiss, the Austrian and the German album charts, while reaching number 2 in Sweden, only beaten by Bruce Springsteen's Working on a Dream.

The band played a special version of the album's first single entitled "Fight with Somebody" live at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen for Vladimir Klitschko's fight versus Ruslan Chagaev on June 20, 2009.

Ahead of its UK release on November 6, 2009, Give Me Fire! was available in full on the UK music site ClashMusic.com alongside a photo gallery of the band on tour.[3]

The song "Mean Street" is featured in the game, Need for Speed: Shift.

The album was released in the United States on May 31, 2011.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Blue Lining, White Trenchcoat"   4:02
2. "Dance with Somebody"   5:18
3. "Gloria"   4:17
4. "High Heels"   3:48
5. "Mean Street"   4:32
6. "Maybe Just Sad"   4:05
7. "A Decent Life"   1:45
8. "Give Me Fire"   4:01
9. "Crystal"   6:11
10. "Come On Come On"   4:13
11. "Go Out Tonight"   4:53
12. "You Got Nothing On Me"   5:07
13. "The Shining / Leave My Fire"   19:22

Differences with United States release[edit]

  • "Alone With Molly/In The Valley" (8:00) is featured as track 6 instead of "Maybe Just Sad".
  • "The Shining" is (3:17) instead of (19:22).
  • An additional track, "Nothing Without You" (3:41), is listed as track 14.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Country Certifications Sales/Shipments[4]
Germany Platinum [5] 200,000+

Year-end charts[edit]

Year-end Charts (2009) Position
German Albums Chart[6] 17
Swiss Albums Chart[7] 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ "”Det var som att åka hem” | Nöjesbladet | Aftonbladet". Aftonbladet.se. 2009-01-05. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  2. ^ "Mando Diao + Latin Kings = Sant | Musik | Nöje | Nyheter24". Nyheter24.se. 2011-08-17. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  3. ^ "Mando Diao - Give Me Fire! | Clash Music Exclusive Audio". Clashmusic.com. 2009-10-22. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  4. ^ Certification for every country in the world IFPI. Retrieved December 29, 2008.
  5. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Give Me Fire')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "Swiss Year-End Charts 2009". Media Control. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 6, 2009.