Silencer (Zed album)

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Silencer
Studio album by Zed
Released 27 August 2000
Early 2001 (bonus disc edition)
Recorded Revolver Studios
Genre Rock
Length 53:59
Label Universal Music Group
Producer David Nicholas
Zed chronology
Silencer
(2000)
This Little Empire
(2003)
Alternative cover
Silencer (bonus disc edition) artwork
Singles from Silencer
  1. "Oh! Daisy"
    Released: 1999
  2. "I'm Cold"
    Released: 1999
  3. "Glorafilia"
    Released: 1999
  4. "Renegade Fighter"
    Released: 2000
  5. "Come On Down"
    Released: 2000
  6. "Driver's Side"
    Released: 2001

Silencer is the debut studio album by New Zealand rock band Zed. It was produced and engineered by David Nicholas at Revolver Studios in Auckland, New Zealand, with final overdubbing and mixing at Mangrove Studios, north of Sydney, Australia.[1] Recording sessions were over in seven weeks, but not before all band members and production staff were struck by influenza.[2] The album was first released in New Zealand on 27 August 2000, via Universal Music Group. The album debuted at number one on the Official New Zealand Top 40 Albums chart, quickly achieving triple platinum status, and creating six hit singles. "Renegade Fighter" was also the number one song in New Zealand for the year 2000.[2] In 2001, Silencer earned the band three wins at the New Zealand Music Awards including 'Album of the Year', 'Top Group', and 'Top Male Vocalist'.[2] A bonus disc edition was released in early 2001, containing ten bonus tracks and three music videos, "Renegade Fighter", "Come On Down" and "Driver's Side".

Chart performance[edit]

Silencer debuted in the Official New Zealand Top 40 Albums chart on 27 August 2000 and peaked at number one.[3] The album spent a total of seventeen weeks on the chart in total, with the first nine weeks within the top ten.[3] The album achieved triple platinum status in New Zealand[2] and was the only number one local album for that year.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Renegade Fighter"   N. King, B. Campbell David Nicholas 3:21
2. "Driver's Side"   N. King David Nicholas 3:26
3. "Come On Down"   N. King, B. Campbell David Nicholas 4:07
4. "He's Sad"   N. King David Nicholas 4:22
5. "Glorafilia"   B. Campbell, N. King, A. Palmer David Nicholas 3:20
6. "Unseen"   N. King David Nicholas 4:39
7. "Oh! Daisy"   B. Campbell David Nicholas 3:39
8. "Don't You Wish?"   N. King David Nicholas 4:58
9. "In My Mind"   B. Campbell, N. King David Nicholas 3:28
10. "S.P.S."   B. Campbell David Nicholas 5:14
11. "I'm Cold"   N. King, B. Campbell David Nicholas 3:49
12. "Good Man"   N. King, A. Palmer David Nicholas 3:24
13. "Calling Again"   B. Campbell David Nicholas 6:17
Total length:
53:59

Personnel[edit]

  • Nathan King – vocals, guitars, composer
  • Ben Campbell – bass, keyboards, fx, vocals, composer
  • Andrew "Andy" Lynch – guitars, vocals, additional protools
  • Adrian Palmer – drums, percussion, vocals, composer, additional protools
  • David Nicholas – producer, engineering, mixing
  • Nic Manders – assistant producer
  • Blair Simmons - assistant producer
  • Matt Lovell – assistant producer
  • Pat Khutz – studio drum technician
  • DJ Kritikl – scratching, loop (track 12)
  • Don Bartley – mastering
  • Grant Kearney – A&R
  • Seven.co.nz – design and artwork
  • Chris Tate – recording, mixing, editing, mastering (live tracks)
  • Tom Muskin – editing, mastering (live tracks)

Credits for Silencer adapted from liner notes.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Silencer (CD liner notes). Zed. Universal Music Group. 2001.
  2. ^ a b c d "Zed - New Zealand Musicians & Bands". muzic.net.nz. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Silencer - Zed - Top 40 Albums Chart". muzic.net.nz. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
Preceded by
"Mix" by Stellar*
New Zealand Music Awards Album of the Year
2001
Succeeded by
"The Navigator" by Che Fu