Sunburn (Fuel album)

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Sunburn
Studio album by Fuel
Released March 31, 1998
Recorded 1997–1998
Genre Hard rock, post-grunge, alternative rock
Length 41:55
Label 550, Epic
Producer Steve Haigler
Fuel chronology
Hazleton
(1998)
Sunburn
(1998)
Something Like Human
(2000)
Alternative cover
Expanded Edition album artwork
Singles from Sunburn
  1. "Shimmer"
    Released: August 25, 1998
  2. "Bittersweet"
    Released: November 5, 1998
  3. "Sunburn"
    Released: 1999
  4. "Jesus or a Gun"
    Released: April 20, 1999

Sunburn is the full-length debut album by the band Fuel released in 1998. It was produced by Steven Haigler. The songs "Shimmer", "Jesus or a Gun", and "Bittersweet" were released as singles. "Shimmer" peaked at #42 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1]

Sunburn was certified Platinum (one million units sold) by the RIAA on May 24, 2000.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Carl Bell.[note 1]

No. Title Length
1. "Untitled"   3:58
2. "Bittersweet"   3:51
3. "Shimmer"   3:33
4. "Jesus or a Gun"   3:58
5. "Sunburn"   4:23
6. "New Thing"   3:19
7. "It's Come to This"   3:39
8. "Song for You"   3:46
9. "Mary Pretends"   3:36
10. "Ozone"   3:49
11. "Hideaway"   4:03
  • The "special expanded edition" re-issue of the album including two bonus tracks[3] was released on September 23, 2003. "Walk the Sky" was initially recorded in 1998 with producer Brendan O'Brien for the Godzilla soundtrack.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly B+[5]
Miami New Times (favorable)[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[7]

Personnel[edit]

  • Brett Scallions: lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Carl Bell: lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jeff Abercrombie: bass guitar
  • Jonathan Mover: drums

Production[edit]

  • Steven Haigler: Producer
  • Brendan O'Brien: Producer on "Walk The Sky"
  • Tom Lord-Alge: Mixing
  • Ted Jensen: Mastering

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Sunburn liner notes state Bell as sole writer of all the songs on the album, though BMI publishing lists Bell and Brett Scallions as writers of "Jesus or a Gun" and "Ozone".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Chart History
  2. ^ "Gold and Platinum Database Search". Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  3. ^ "Fuel's Two Re-issues to Come!" Melodic.net. Sep 17, 2003.
  4. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Fuel: Sunburn > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Snierson, Dan (1998-04-10). "Sunburn Review". Entertainment Weekly. p. 67. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  6. ^ St. James, Adam (1998-05-28). "Rotations: Fuel Sunburn review". Miami New Times. 
  7. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 314. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.