Sessions@AOL (Snow Patrol EP)

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Sessions@AOL
EP by Snow Patrol
Released 15 June 2004
Recorded 2004
Genre Alternative rock
Length 30:50
Label Fiction/Interscope
Snow Patrol chronology
Starfighter Pilot
(1997)
Sessions@AOL
(2004)
Live and Acoustic at Park Ave.
(2005)

Sessions@AOL is the title of two separate EPs by alternative rock band Snow Patrol. Both EPs feature the band's performance at AOL music. Snow Patrol was one of the acts chosen in AOL Music's "Breakers" in December 2003, a program to promote bands for months leading up to the release of their respective albums in the United States. Snow Patrol's appearance on the sessions was a part of the program.[1]

First performance[edit]

The band's first performance at AOL was when they were touring in support of their album Final Straw in 2004. It was released exclusively on the United Kingdom and German iTunes Stores for digital download on 15 June 2004. The album cover was the same as the album Final Straw.[2]

The album features the band performing six songs from the album Final Straw and an interview with lead singer Gary Lightbody and lead guitarist Nathan Connolly. The interview and their performance of "Run" later made their way to the DualDisc on the re-release of Final Straw.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Chocolate"   3:04
2. "Interview"   7:02
3. "Run"   5:53
4. "Spitting Games"   3:49
5. "Tiny Little Fractures"   2:24
6. "Ways & Means"   4:40
7. "Wow"   3:58

Personnel[edit]

Sessions@AOL
EP by Snow Patrol
Released 31 October 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Alternative rock
Length 20:01
Label Fiction/Interscope
Snow Patrol chronology
Live and Acoustic at Park Ave.
(2005)
Sessions@AOL
(2006)
iTunes Live from London
(2009)


Second performance[edit]

The band's second performance at AOL was when they were touring in support of their album Eyes Open in 2006. A post on the band's website announced that the band had spent some time in Manhattan and performed at sessions@AOL, performing three new songs from Eyes Open.[4] They also performed a cover of the Bright Eyes' song "You Will. You? Will. You? Will. You? Will.". Gary Lightbody, who has talked about being inspired by Bright Eyes' frontman Conor Oberst, finds him an "honest, eloquent and intelligent" singer.[5]

The EP was released exclusively on the United States iTunes Store for digital download on 31 October 2006.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Chasing Cars"   4:25
2. "You're All I Have"   4:27
3. "Hands Open"   3:11
4. "Run"   5:32
5. "You Will. You? Will. You? Will. You? Will."   3:10

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "America Online Introduces Music's Next Big Stars with This Season's Breaker Artists on AOL Music". AOL. 8 December 2003. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  2. ^ "Snow Patrol (Sessions@AOL - EP)". iTunes. Retrieved 30 June 2009.  Note: Need iTunes to view link.
  3. ^ "Snow Patrol - Final Straw". Snow Patrol. Retrieved 30 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "AOL music sessions". Snow Patrol. Retrieved 30 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "Snow Patrol on Bright Eyes". The Guardian. guardian.co.uk. 28 June 2004. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  6. ^ "AOL Sessions - EP". iTunes. Retrieved 30 June 2009.  Note: Need iTunes to view link.