United (Phoenix album)

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United
Studio album by Phoenix
Released June 8, 2000 (Germany)
June 12, 2000 (UK)
June 13, 2000 (France)
September 19, 2000 (U.S.)
Recorded Studio Gang, Studio 2 and Studio PlusXXX, France
Genre Alternative rock, alternative dance
Length 38:48
Label Virgin CDVIR107 (UK)
Astralwerks ASW 48853 (U.S.)
Source 7243 8 48853 2 8
Producer Phoenix, Philippe Zdar
Phoenix chronology
United
(2000)
Alphabetical
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.6/10)[2]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[3]

United is the debut album by French rock band Phoenix, released in 2000. Singles released from the album include "Too Young", "If I Ever Feel Better" and "Party Time".

Track listing[edit]

Lyrics and music by Phoenix.

  1. "School's Rules" – 1:32
  2. "Too Young" – 3:19
  3. "Honeymoon" – 5:00
  4. "If I Ever Feel Better" – 4:26
  5. "Party Time" – 2:14
  6. "On Fire" – 2:49
  7. "Embuscade" – 3:57
  8. "Summer Days" – 3:15
  9. "Funky Squaredance" – 9:39
  10. "Definitive Breaks" – 1:44
  11. "Too Young" (Zoot Woman Remix) – 3:53 (US version bonus track/iTunes bonus track)

Personnel[edit]

Deck d'Arcy, Laurent Brancowitz, Thomas Mars, Christian Mazzalai

  • Rob – clavinet
  • Cubain – percussion
  • Sandrine Longuet – harp
  • Jean-Philippe Dary – clavinet
  • Julia – backing vocals
  • Oliza – backing vocals
  • Camille Baz Baz – Hammond organ
  • Andrew Crocker – trumpet
  • Thomas Bangalter – Yamaha CS-60 synthesizer
  • Paddy Sherlock – trombone
  • Hugo Ferran – saxophone, strings and horns arrangements
  • P. Nadal – strings conductor
  • Eddy Efira – pedal steel
  • Bryce de la Menardière – Epinette
  • The Love Choral Society – screams
  • Morgan – Hammond organ and Wurlitzer
  • Pedro Winter – Rapman synthesizer
  • Noe Efira – lead guitar
  • The Arcysian Vocal Ensemble – vocals
  • The Hector Berliz Choir – vocals
  • Jean-Claude Soubeyrand – conductor
  • Junior Carrera – guitar

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Peak
position
2001 French Albums (SNEP)[4] 90
2004 Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[5] 37

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ "Phoenix – United". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Phoenix – United". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 April 2014.

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