Science & Faith

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Science & Faith
Studio album by The Script
Released 10 September 2010 (2010-09-10) (Ireland)
13 September 2010 (2010-09-13) (UK)
18 January 2011 (2011-01-18) (US)
Recorded Sphere Studios
(London, England)
Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio
(Los Angeles, California, United States)
Genre Pop rock[1]
The Script chronology
The Script
(2008)
Science & Faith
(2010)
#3
(2012)
Singles from Science & Faith
  1. "For the First Time"
    Released: 20 August 2010 (2010-08-20)
  2. "Nothing"
    Released: 19 November 2010 (2010-11-19)
  3. "If You Ever Come Back"
    Released: 4 April 2011 (2011-04-04)
  4. "Science & Faith"
    Released: 27 May 2011 (2011-05-27)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Melodic 3/5 stars[2]
MusicOMH 3/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[4]
Sputnikmusic 2.5/5 stars[5]
The Telegraph 4/5 stars[6]

Science & Faith is the second studio album by Irish pop rock band The Script. It was released in Ireland on 10 September 2010, via RCA Records. It was preceded by the lead single, "For the First Time", on 3 September 2010. It debuted at number one in Ireland and United Kingdom, selling 70,816 copies in its first week in the United Kingdom.[7] In the United States, Science & Faith debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 49,000 copies.[8] The album has sold 314,000 copies in the US,[9] and over 1.5 million worldwide. The album was met with generally mixed reviews.[10]

Background[edit]

For the album's release in the United States, the B-side track "Bullet from a Gun" was added to the tracklisting, and a remix of "Walk Away", featuring American rapper B.o.B, which was originally set to be a single stateside, was also added. On 16 October 2011, the album was re-released in Asia, in the form of a "Tour Edition", which again adds "Bullet from a Gun" to the tracklist, as well as a live version of "Science & Faith", and a bonus DVD containing the music videos for "For the First Time" and "Nothing", two behind the scenes segments, a director's cut video, a television performance clip, and a short documentary trailing the band's performance at Arthur's Day in Ireland. This particular version of the album has never been issued in the United Kingdom.

Singles[edit]

  • "For the First Time" was released as the album's lead single in Ireland on 3 September 2010, and in the United Kingdom on 5 September. It debuted at number one in Ireland, becoming their first number-one single. The song went on to peak at two on the UK Singles Chart, originally entering the chart at five.[11] The single's release was backed with a live version of "Breakeven" from the Shephard's Bush Empire concert. A version of "Rusty Halo" from the concert was earlier released as B-side to "The Man Who Can't Be Moved".[12]
  • "Nothing" was released as the second single from the album on 19 November 2010. It peaked at #15 in Ireland, and #42 in the United Kingdom, becoming the band's lowest charting single there to date. The single was heavily promoted, with a music video being released one and a half months prior to the single's release, and the song receiving heavy radio airplay from BBC Radio 2.[13]
  • "If You Ever Come Back" was released as the third single from the album on 4 April 2011. The single was promoted through a performance during the band's stint as house band on Jason Manford's Comedy Rocks! on 30 March. A music video was also filmed to promote the release, and despite being labelled by critics as one of the standout tracks from the album, it only peaked at #188 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the band's worst performing single ever.
  • "Science & Faith" was released as the album's fourth and final single on 27 May 2011. The single was backed with a live version of the track from the Birmingham N.E.C, which was later included on the Asian Tour Edition of the album. It faired moderate success, peaking at #62 on the UK Singles Chart, and being promoted through a performance of the track during the live stages of the fifth series of Britain's Got Talent.
  • "Walk Away" was originally due to be released as a single in the United States, even being remixed to feature American rapper B.o.B. However, the release was cancelled, and the remix was instead included as a bonus track on the American edition of the album. "Walk Away" was never considered for release in any other territory.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "You Won't Feel a Thing"   Danny O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan, Steve Kipner, Andrew Frampton, Glen Power, Ben Sargeant Sheehan, O'Donoghue, Frampton, Kipner 4:33
2. "For the First Time"   O'Donoghue, Sheehan O'Donoghue, Sheehan, Frampton* 4:12
3. "Nothing"   O'Donoghue, Sheehan, Kipner, Frampton Sheehan, O'Donoghue, Frampton, Kipner 4:32
4. "Science & Faith"   O'Donoghue, Sheehan Sheehan, O'Donoghue, Frampton* 4:20
5. "If You Ever Come Back"   O'Donoghue, Sheehan, Kipner, Frampton Sheehan, O'Donoghue, Frampton, Kipner 4:02
6. "Long Gone and Moved On"   O'Donoghue, Sheehan, Power O'Donoghue, Sheehan, Frampton* 4:17
7. "Dead Man Walking"   O'Donoghue, Sheehan O'Donoghue, Sheehan 3:54
8. "This = Love"   O'Donoghue, Sheehan, Power, Sargeant O'Donoghue, Sheehan 4:21
9. "Walk Away"   O'Donoghue, Sheehan, Power, Sargeant Danny O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan 3:36
10. "Exit Wounds"   O'Donoghue, Sheehan, Kipner, Frampton Sheehan, O'Donoghue, Frampton, Kipner 4:25

(*) Additional production

Personnel[edit]

Source:[17]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
Mayhem by Imelda May
Irish Albums Chart number-one album
16 September 2010 – 17 October 2010
Succeeded by
In and Out of Consciousness by Robbie Williams
Preceded by
Flamingo by Brandon Flowers
Scottish Albums Chart number-one album
19 September 2010 – 26 September 2010
UK Albums Chart number-one album
19 September 2010 – 26 September 2010
Succeeded by
Going Back by Phil Collins

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
Ireland 10 September 2010 RCA, Sony Music Standard
Austria
Scandinavia
Australia
United Kingdom[44] 13 September 2010
Germany 14 September 2010
United States[14] 18 January 2011 Epic Records American Edition
Asia 16 October 2011 Asian Tour Edition CD+DVD

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