Signs of Life (Poets of the Fall album)

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Signs of Life
Studio album by Poets of the Fall[1]
Released 19 January 2005
(See release history)
Genre Alternative rock
Length 51:35
Label Insomniac
Producer Poets of the Fall
Poets of the Fall[1] chronology
Signs of Life
(2005)
Carnival of Rust
(2006)
Singles from Signs of Life
  1. "Late Goodbye"
    Released: 30 June 2004
  2. "Lift"
    Released: 9 September 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Glory-Daze.com 9.5/10 stars[2]

Signs of Life is the debut album by the Finnish alternative rock band Poets of the Fall. It was released on 19 January 2005[3] and debuted at number-one on the Finnish charts.[4] The album was certified platinum on 26 April 2006[5] and remained in the Top 40 for more than one year[6] (56 weeks[7]). The album was released on the iTunes Music Shop in Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden in August 2005.[8] It was released on iTunes for worldwide purchase on 12 April 2008.[9] A limited vinyl-edition was released on the band's official webshop on 19 January 2011.[10]

The booklet contains song lyrics as well as the special code to "elusive bonus" features on the band's official website, which include a remix of the song Lift and several wallpapers based on booklet artworks and the Lift video.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Markus Kaarlonen, Marko Saaresto and Olli Tukiainen. 

No. Title Length
1. "Lift"   5:11
2. "Overboard"   4:43
3. "Late Goodbye"   3:46
4. "Don't Mess with Me"   3:58
5. "3 AM"   4:21
6. "Stay"   3:33
7. "Seek You Out"   3:46
8. "Shallow"   4:23
9. "Everything Fades"   3:08
10. "Someone Special"   4:18
11. "Illusion & Dream"   5:26
12. "Sleep"   4:59

Release history[edit]

Country Release Date Annotations
Finland 19 January 2005[3]
Denmark August 2005 (2005-08)[8]
Norway
Sweden
Worldwide iTunes 12 April 2008[9]
Official webshop 19 January 2011 Limited Edition vinyl[10]

Singles[edit]

Single Release dates Charts
Finland
Late Goodbye 30 June 2004[11] 14[12]
Lift* 9 September 2004[13] 8[14]

("Illusion & Dream" and "Stay" were also radio-only promo singles; they were not released as physical singles and no videos were made)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Title Result
2006 Emma Award Best Debut Album of the year Won[15]

Nominations[edit]

Year Award Title Rank
2005 Radio City Album of the year #7[16]

Chart Performance and Succession[edit]

Preceded by
"Lenni lokinpoikanen"
by Ella ja Aleksi
Finnish Album Chart
number one album

28 January-3 February 2005
Succeeded by
"Lenni lokinpoikanen"
by Ella ja Aleksi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Poets of the Fall – Discography
  2. ^ http://www.glory-daze.com Glory-Daze.com review
  3. ^ a b Signs of Life OUT NOW!. http://www.poetsofthefall.com/news,19 January 2005
  4. ^ Signs of Life straight to #1 http://www.poetsofthefall.com/news 29 January 2005
  5. ^ Signs of Life sells platinum. http://www.poetsofthefall.com/news, 26 April 2006
  6. ^ Signs of Life Signs of Life one year in Top 40 http://www.poetsofthefall.com/news 5 April 2006
  7. ^ www.finnishcharts.com - POETS OF THE FALL - SIGNS OF LIFE (ALBUM)
  8. ^ a b Signs of Life released on iTunes http://www.poetsofthefall.com/news 30 August 2005
  9. ^ a b Poets of the Fall now on iTunes worldwide http://www.poetsofthefall.com/news 12 April 2008
  10. ^ a b Poets Of The Fall: Signs Of Life Gatefold Vinyl 2LP retrieved on 15 December 2011
  11. ^ Late Goodbye single OUT NOW! http://www.poetsofthefall.com/news, 30 June 2004
  12. ^ www.finnishcharts.com – POETS OF THE FALL - LATE GOODBYE (SONG)
  13. ^ "Lift" single OUT NOW! "http://www.poetsofthefall.com/news,9 September 2004
  14. ^ www.finnishcharts.com - POETS OF THE FALL - LIFT (SONG)
  15. ^ POTF wins two Emma Awards. http://www.poetsofthefall.com/news, 4 March 2006
  16. ^ Vote for SoL as the Album of the Year. http://www.poetsofthefall.com/news, 14 November 2005