The Fragile Army

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The Fragile Army
Studio album by The Polyphonic Spree
Released June 19, 2007
Recorded January 2006 - April 2006
Genre Pop
Psychedelic pop
Length 46:42
Label TVT Records
Good Records
Producer John Congleton, The Speekers
The Polyphonic Spree chronology
Wait EP
(September 2006)
The Fragile Army
(2007)
HolidayDream: Sounds of the Holidays Vol. One
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Music Box 3/5 stars [2]
NME 6/10 stars [3]
Pitchfork Media (6.4/10) [4]
PopMatters 7/10 stars [5]
AbsolutePunk.net (81%) [6]

The Fragile Army is the third album from the symphonic-rock group The Polyphonic Spree. The album was released on TVT Records on June 19, 2007.

On April 26, 2007, an eight minute long mash-up preview of the album was made available as a free download.[1]

On May 12, 2007, the entire album was leaked to various P2P networks. The leaked version of the album includes a song entitled "Section 27 (Oh I Feel Fine)". However, on the actual album Section 27 is a new version of the track "Mental Cabaret", which originally featured on the Wait EP.

There was also a deluxe version of the album released including a patch and a DVD.

Additionally, there is a double vinyl available for sale that also includes a voucher for online download of the album in MP3 format.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Tim DeLaughter, except where noted.[7]

  1. "Section 21 (Together We're Heavy)" - 0:31
  2. "Section 22 (Running Away)" - 3:33
  3. "Section 23 (Get Up and Go)" - 3:54
  4. "Section 24 (The Fragile Army)" - 4:02
  5. "Section 25 (Younger Yesterday)" - 4:35
  6. "Section 26 (We Crawl)" - 3:29
  7. "Section 27 (Mental Cabaret)" - 3:00
  8. "Section 28 (Guaranteed Nightlife)" - 3:55
  9. "Section 29 (Light to Follow)" - 4:25
  10. "Section 30 (Watch Us Explode (Justify))" - 4:41
  11. "Section 31 (Overblow Your Nest)" - 4:48
  12. "Section 32 (The Championship)" - 5:50
  • Bonus tracks on the Limited Edition (there is a Limited Edition without these bonus tracks[8]):
  1. "Bonus Track (Lithium)" (Kurt Cobain)
  2. "Bonus Track (Checking Out)"

Personnel[edit]

  • Tim Delaughter - Lead vocals, additional guitars, keys, percussion
  • Mark Pirro - Bass
  • Bryan Wakeland - Drums, percussion
  • Ryan Fitzgerald - Electric and acoustic guitars
  • Annie Clark - Electric and acoustic guitars
  • Mike Garson - Piano
  • Evan Hisey - Organ, synthesizers, samples
  • Audrey Easley - Flute, Piccolo, Electronic Wind Instrument
  • Rick Nelson - Violin, upright bass
  • Ricky Rasura - Classical Harp
  • Daniel Hart - Viola
  • Sara Donaldson - Cello
  • Louis Schwadron - French Horn
  • Mike St. Clair - Trombone
  • Logan Keese - Trumpet, cornet
  • Matt Bricker - Additional Trumpet
  • Mike Dillon - Vibraphone, additional percussion
    • Backing Vocals
  • Jennefer Jobe-Penn
  • Julie Doyle
  • Kelly Repka
  • Jessica Jordan
  • Jenny Kirtland
  • Jennie Kelley
  • Apotsala Wilson

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "The Polyphonic Spree: The Fragile Army > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  2. ^ Metzger, John (June 2007). "The Polyphonic Spree: The Fragile Army". The Music Box (musicbox-online.com) (Volume 14, No.6). Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Silver, Dan (29 August 2007). "The Polyphonic Spree: The Fragile Army". NME (IPC Media). Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Hogan, Marc (19 June 2007). "The Polyphonic Spree: The Fragile Army". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Schiller, Mike (19 June 2007). "The Polyphonic Spree: The Fragile Army". PopMatters. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Irvine, Scott (20 August 2007). "Polyphonic Spree, The - The Fragile Army". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  7. ^ BMI Entry
  8. ^ CD+DVD with EAN 5060087564296, "Limited Edition" with DVD featuring Making Of film and The Fragile Army music video

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