Silence Is Easy

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For the song, see Silence Is Easy (song).
Silence Is Easy
Studio album by Starsailor
Released 15 September 2003
Genre Indie rock, piano rock
Length 39:35
34:46 (Limited Edition Bonus CD)
Label EMI
Producer Danton Supple
John Leckie
Phil Spector
Starsailor chronology
Love Is Here
(2001)
Silence Is Easy
(2003)
On the Outside
(2005)
Singles from Silence Is Easy
  1. "Silence Is Easy"
    Released: 1 September 2003
  2. "Born Again"
    Released: 17 November 2003
  3. "Four to the Floor"
    Released: 1 March 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound 3/10 link
Entertainment.ie 4/5 stars link
The Guardian 3/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media 4.9/10 link
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars link
The Times 1/5 stars link
Uncut 2/5 stars link
Yahoo Music 3/10 stars link

Silence Is Easy is the second studio album by English indie rock group Starsailor, released in September 2003 on EMI. The album cover is loosely based on Echo & the Bunnymen's Heaven Up Here. The song Some of Us was featured in an episode of Bones entitled A Boy in a Bush[1] and in the closing credits of the Belgian film The Memory of a Killer (a.k.a. The Alzheimer Case). The album contains some of the last productions by Phil Spector (Silence Is Easy and "White Dove"). It was certified gold in the UK in 2003.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Music Was Saved"   2:59
2. "Fidelity"   2:22
3. "Some of Us"   3:37
4. "Silence Is Easy"   3:40
5. "Telling Them"   4:51
6. "Shark Food"   3:35
7. "Bring My Love"   2:20
8. "White Dove"   3:52
9. "Four to the Floor"   4:13
10. "Born Again" (2003 version) 6:03
11. "Restless Heart"   2:03

Chart positions[edit]

Country Peak
position
Certification Sales
United Kingdom[3] 2 Gold 270000+
Austria Albums Top 75 17 - -
Belgium Albums Top 50 8 - -
Denmark Albums Top 40 17 - -
Dutch Albums Top 100 31 - -
Finland Albums Top 40 40 - -
France Albums Top 150 47 - -
German Albums Top 50 20 - -
Ireland Albums Top 75 25 - -
Italian Albums Top 100[4] 13 - -
Norway Albums Top 40 35 - -
Swiss Albums Top 100 24 - -

Personnel[edit]

  • Ben Byrne – drums
  • James 'Stel' Stelfox – bass guitar
  • James Walsh – vocals, guitar
  • Barry Westhead – keyboards
  • Percussion: Luis Jardin
  • Double bass: Arnulf Lindner
  • Violins: Ruth Gottilieb, Gillon Cameron, Howard Gott, Wendy De St Paer, louise Peacock, Brian Wright, Claire Raybould, Katherine Watmough, Tim Myall, Anna Giddey, Catherine Browning, Alison Blunt, Calina De La Mare, Anna Morris, Gini Ball and Sally Herbert
  • Violas: Rob Spriggs, Vince Greene, Sophie Sirota, Emily Frith, Lucy Theo and Fiona Friffith
  • Cellos: Sarah Willson, Helen Thomas, Andy Nice, Ian Burdge and Emily Isaac
Production
  • Producer: Danton Supple, Starsailor, John Leckie, Mark Aubrey, Phil Spector
  • Engineer: Danton Supple, Mark Aubrey, John Leckie and Chris Brown
  • Additional engineer: Britt Myers
  • Programmer John Dunne
  • Mixer: Michael H. Brauer, The Soulsavers
  • Assistance: Nathaniel Chan
  • Mastering: Greg Calbi, Miles Showell
  • String arrangements: Leo Abrahams
  • A & R: Jeff Barrett and Keith Wozencroft
  • Management: Andrew, Martin and Lou
  • Art Direction: Yacht Associates
  • Photograph: Rick Guest

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bones Music season 1
  2. ^ Starsailor Awards :: Music – For Your Information :: Starsailor Awards @ Mfyi.com
  3. ^ [1] Accessed 5 April 2009.
  4. ^ [2]