Hours (album)

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This article is about the album by Funeral for a Friend. For the 1999 album by David Bowie, see 'Hours...'.
Hours
Studio album by Funeral for a Friend
Released 14 June 2005
Recorded Studio X and Studio Litho (Seattle, WA) from 12 January to 8 March 2005
Genre Post-hardcore, Emo
Length 43:15
50:55 (JP Edition)
1:05:55 (Ltd JP Edition)
Label Atlantic
Producer Terry Date, Funeral for a Friend
Funeral for a Friend chronology
Seven Ways to Scream Your Name
(2003)
Hours
(2005)
Tales Don't Tell Themselves
(2007)
Singles from Hours
  1. "Streetcar"
    Released: 30 May 2005
  2. "Monsters"
    Released: 28 August 2005
  3. "History"
    Released: 14 November 2005
  4. "Roses for the Dead"
    Released: 20 February 2006
Special edition cover.
The cover for the special edition version of Hours.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (89%)[1]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Kerrang 4/5 stars
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[3]
NME 7/10 stars
Exclaim.ca (Favourable)[4]

Hours is the second album by Welsh rock band Funeral for a Friend. The album was released on 13 June 2005, through Atlantic and Ferret Records.[5] The album was produced, recorded and mixed by Terry Date, with co-production by the band. Hours is notable for the band showcasing their more melodic side. The album produced four singles, "Streetcar", "Monsters", "History" and "Roses For The Dead". The album reached #12 in the UK charts going gold in exactly the same number of weeks Casually Dressed & Deep In Conversation took, but spent more weeks on the top 75. It was their first album to appear on the US Billboard 200. The song "All the Rage" is featured in the video game Burnout Revenge.

The album has been released in four versions:

  • Normal edition
  • Special edition (with bonus DVD and different cover)
  • Japanese edition (with two bonus tracks)
  • Limited Japanese edition (with six bonus tracks)

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "All the Rage"   3:37
2. "Streetcar"   3:37
3. "Roses for the Dead"   4:06
4. "Hospitality"   4:44
5. "Drive"   5:06
6. "Monsters"   3:29
7. "History"   4:08
8. "Recovery"   3:31
9. "The End of Nothing"   3:19
10. "Alvarez"   4:16
11. "Sonny"   3:15
Total length:
43:15

Bonus DVD[edit]

A special edition of the album was released with a bonus DVD containing interviews with the band and fans before the band's gig at the Give It A Name festival.

  1. "Streetcar"
  2. "Roses for the Dead"
  3. "Juneau"

Bonus CD[edit]

Some versions of the CD also included a bonus disc featuring the track "You Want Romance?"

Personnel[edit]

Funeral for a Friend
Details
  • Written and performed by Funeral for a Friend
  • Produced, recorded and mixed by Terry Date
  • Co-produced by Funeral for a Friend
  • Recorded at Studio X and Studio Litho (Seattle, Washington)
  • Assisted engineering by Sam Hofstedt at Studio X and Floyd Reitsma at Studio Litho
  • Mixed by Junichi Murakawa at Bay 7 (Los Angeles, California)
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound (New York City)
  • Phone vocals on "Streetcar" by Kate Hamilton
  • Phone vocals recorded by John Mitchell at Outhouse Studios (Reading, Berkshire)
  • Additional vocals on "Streetcar" by Storme, Lisa and Joel
  • Additional vocals on "History" by Brian Valentino and Josh Evans
  • Managed by Craig Jennings for Sanctuary Artist Management
  • Assisted management by Paul Dando
  • A&R by Joel De'Ath and Kevin Carvel
  • A&R coordination by Conor O'Mahony
  • Art direction and design by Asterik Studio, Inc.
  • Photography by Jeff Gros
  • Booked by Jeremy Holgersen for the Agency Group
  • Legal representation by Sarah Waddington for the Simkins Partnership
  • Assistant mixing by Eric Bribeaux at Bay 7 (Los Angeles)

Singles[edit]

Year Song title Chart positions
UK Singles
2005 "Streetcar" 15
"Monsters" 36
"History" 21
2006 "Roses for the Dead" 39

References[edit]