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Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
Studio album by Franz Ferdinand
Released 26 August 2013
Recorded 2012-2013
Genre Indie rock, dance-punk, post-punk revival, New Wave
Label Domino
Producer Franz Ferdinand (self-produced)
Franz Ferdinand chronology
Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action


Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action is an upcoming release by Scottish rock group Franz Ferdinand and will be the band's fourth studio album. It is to be released through Domino Records on 26 August 2013 in the UK.[1]


The band previewed many of their new tracks at live performances over 2012 and 2013. The album was recorded during 2013 at Alex Kapranos' Scottish studio and Nick McCarthy's Sausage Studios in London. [2]


The artwork for the album is a photograph taken by Søren Solkær Starbird just after midnight behind the Barrowlands Ballroom in Glasgow. Talking to NME, drummer Paul Thomson said, "We wanted to get a Weegee vibe – that famous New York crime scene photographer from the '40s and '50s."[3] Subsequently, it is part of a series where the band are taking photos with photographers in different cities they end up in. On the band's blog, they mention the series of photos as 'imaginary crime scenes, invaded by the photographer', and 'a slice of night frozen by flash'.[4]

The album was announced on 16 May 2013 with a teaser trailer video along with updates from the band's social networks, revealing the cover art, the album title and the full track listing. On the same day, the album and was also made available to pre-order from Domino in various formats and editions.

In addition, Domino will be releasing Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action - The Passport Edition. Limited to 500 worldwide, The Passport Edition features a deluxe edition of each physical format of the album, all 7”s and 12” singles and access to the highest quality audio files possible as well as exclusive tracks and content.


Blood bonus disc[edit]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Franz Ferdinand. 

No. Title Length
1. "Right Action"    
2. "Evil Eye"    
3. "Love Illumination"    
4. "Stand on the Horizon"    
5. "Fresh Strawberries"    
6. "Bullet"    
7. "Treason! Animals."    
8. "The Universe Expanded"    
9. "Brief Encounters"    
10. "Goodbye Lovers & Friends"   7:56
iTunes bonus tracks (US and Canada)
No. Title Length
13. "Lucid Dreams" (Pre-Album Version) 3:42
14. "Ulysses (Disco Bloodbath Effect)" (Pre-Order Only) 8:03
15. "Feeling Kind of Anxious" (Pre-Order only) 6:31
Total length:


Chart peak positions[edit]

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
Swiss Albums Chart[15] 82


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  2. ^ "Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2013-05-17. 
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  6. ^ "Australian Album Charts (English)". 
  7. ^ Suomen virallinen lista
  8. ^ / PhonoNet GmbH. "Chartverfolgung - Franz Ferdinand - Tonight:Franz Ferdinand". Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  9. ^ "MAHASZ - Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége - Slágerlisták". Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  10. ^ "Japanese Album Charts (English)". Oricon Style. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  11. ^ VG-lista
  12. ^ "OLiS: sales for the period 09.02.2009 - 15.02.2009". OLiS. 
  13. ^ "Franz Ferdinand". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2009-05-14. 
  14. ^ Cite error: The named reference U.S._sales was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  15. ^ "Swiss Year-End Charts 2009". Media Control. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 6, 2009. 


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