Play (Bond album)

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Play
Studio album by Bond
Released 26 June 2011
Recorded 2008–2010
Genre Classical crossover, Electronic pop
Length 46:44
Label Universal Music
Bond chronology
Explosive: The Best of Bond
(2005)
Play
(2011)

Play is Australian/British classical-electropop band Bond's fourth studio album. It was released on 26 June 2011. The album's release was revealed in an interview with Tania Davis in the Birmingham Mail, in which Davis stated that the band were then currently working on their next studio album. She also noted that the album would have gypsy, folk and Eastern European influences.[1] In late 2010, the band were performing material from their new album Play at concerts in Mexico, including the single "Diablo".[2]

The album was released in Mexico in June 2011 before being released in Korea in August 2011 and Japan in late September 2011. It was released on 13 January 2012 in Australia,[3] and charted at #94 on the albums chart, and in the US on August 7, 2012.

Songs on the album include their first single "Diablo". The string quartet also showcases "Jai Ho", a huge hit from the movie Slumdog Millionaire. The album also features a few more recognizable hits. The song "Pump It" is a version of the song popularised by The Black Eyed Peas, which samples the Dick Dale and the Del-Tones' hit song "Misirlou", featured in the opening credits of Pulp Fiction. The song "Last Time" is an interpretation of "The Last Time" by The Rolling Stones, heavily sampled in "Bitter Sweet Symphony" by the band The Verve, per the alternate naming of the song.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Diablo"   Magnus Fiennes, Michael Lowley 3:59
2. "Jai Ho"   A. R. Rahman, Gulzar, Tanvi Shah 3:38
3. "Elysium"   Magnus Fiennes, Michael Lowley 4:05
4. "Pump It"   Nicholas Roubanis, William Adams, Allan Pineda, Stacy Ferguson, Thomas Van Musser 3:40
5. "Beatroot"   Gay-Yee Westerhoff 2:39
6. "Last Time" (aka Bittersweet) Mick Jagger, Keith Richards 3:43
7. "Summer"   Antonio Vivaldi, arr. BOND 3:16
8. "Winter"   Antonio Vivaldi, arr. BOND 3:16
9. "Apasionada"   Magnus Fiennes, Michael Lowley 3:41
10. "West with the Night"   Eos Chater 3:11
11. "Road to Samarkand"   BOND, Magnus Fiennes, Ric Featherstone 3:26
12. "Victory 10"   Tonči Huljić 3:11
13. "Diablo" (vs. Young Offenders – bonus track) Magnus Fiennes, Michael Lowley 4:23
Asian bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "Bond Go Gaga" (Lady Gaga Medley: "Alejandro", "Born This Way", "Poker Face", "Bad Romance", "Judas")   3:54

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Mexico 28 June 2011 CD, digital download City Road Entertainment/Sony México
Korea 16 August 2011 Universal Korea
Japan 21 September 2011 CD, SHM-CD+DVD Universal Japan
United States August 7, 2012 digital download City Road Entertainment/X5 Music Group

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andy Coleman talks to string quartet bond". Birmingham Mail. 2009. Retrieved 15 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Bond derrocha talento y sensualidad en concierto". lavozdedurango.com. 
  3. ^ "Play". JB Hi-Fi. Retrieved February 6, 2012.