We're Here Because We're Here

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We're Here Because We're Here
Studio album by Anathema
Released 31 May 2010
Genre Progressive rock, new prog, alternative rock
Length 58:10
Label Kscope
Producer Vincent Cavanagh and Daniel Cavanagh, mixed by Steven Wilson
Anathema chronology
Hindsight
(2008)
We're Here Because We're Here
(2010)
Falling Deeper
(2011)
Singles from We're Here Because We're Here
  1. "Dreaming Light"
    Released: 3 July 2011[1]
  2. "Everything"
    Released: 9 February 2012[2]

We're Here Because We're Here is the eighth album by the British rock band Anathema. It was released on 31 May 2010. The working title of the album was Horizons. The album was mixed by Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree.

Ville Valo of the band HIM recorded backing vocals for the song "Angels Walk Among Us".[3] The title of the album is taken from a song of the same name that was sung in the Allied trenches of World War I to the tune of "Auld Lang Syne".[3]

It is the last album to feature keyboarist Les Smith, as well as the first to feature vocalist Lee Douglas as an official band member.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[5]
Silencio Hungary 4/5 stars[6]
Classic Rock (9/10)[7]
Rock Sound (8/10)[8]

Response from the critics was generally positive. The album was proclaimed "Prog Album of the Year" by Classic Rock magazine, describing it as "a flawless, life-affirming comeback and a gold-plated contender for album of the year".[7]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Daniel Cavanagh, except where noted.

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Thin Air"   D. Cavanagh, Vincent Cavanagh, John Douglas 5:59
2. "Summernight Horizon"     4:12
3. "Dreaming Light"     5:47
4. "Everything"     5:05
5. "Angels Walk Among Us (featuring Ville Valo)"     5:17
6. "Presence"     2:58
7. "A Simple Mistake"     8:14
8. "Get Off, Get Out"   J. Douglas 5:01
9. "Universal"   J. Douglas 7:19
10. "Hindsight"     8:10
Total length:
58:10
Limited Edition Bonus Tracks
No. Title Length
1. "Angles Walk Among Us (Demo Mix)"   5:05
2. "Presence (Demo Mix)"   2:36
3. "A Simple Mistake (Demo Mix)"   8:15
7 Inch Bonus Tracks
No. Title Length
1. "Dreaming Light (Orchestral Version)"   5:32
2. "Universal (Orchestral Version)"   7:24
Bonus Download Track
No. Title Length
1. "Everything (Demo Mix)"   5:13
Special Edition Bonus DVD – Audio
  • The Entire Album in 5.1 Surround

Singles[edit]

Dreming Light Digital Single/EP
  1. "Dreaming Light"
  2. "Universal" (Engineers Remix)
  3. "Dreaming Light" (Video)
Everything Digital Single
  1. Everything

Credits[edit]

  • Daniel Cavanagh — guitar, piano, keyboards, vocals
  • Jamie Cavanagh — bass guitar
  • Vincent Cavanagh — vocals, guitar
  • John Douglas — percussion, drums, keyboards, guitars
  • Lee Douglas — vocals
  • Les Smith — keyboards

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[9] 52
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[10] 19
French Albums (SNEP)[11] 69
German Albums (Official Top 100)[12] 50
Greek Albums (IFPI)[13] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/dreaming-light-single/id474391684
  2. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/everything-single/id510211460
  3. ^ a b Anathema Discusses New Album, "We’re Here Because We’re Here", and Reveals metal-underground.com 20 March 2010. Retrieved on 2010-03-31.
  4. ^ Eremenko, Alexey. "allmusic ((( We're Here Because We're Here > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Spencer, Trey. We're Here Because We're Here review Sputnikmusic 18 June 2010. Retrieved on 2010-06-21.
  6. ^ http://silencio.freeblog.hu/archives/2011/04/29/Anathema_-_Were_Here_Because_Were_Here_2010/
  7. ^ a b Classic Rock – Prog Album of the Year Drop-D 22 June 2010.
  8. ^ Alderslade, Merlin. We're Here Because We're Here review rocksound.tv. 18 June 2010. Retrieved on 2010-06-21.
  9. ^ "Anathema – We're Here Because We're Here" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  10. ^ "Anathema: We're Here Because We're Here" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  11. ^ "Anathema – We're Here Because We're Here". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  12. ^ "Anathema – We're Here Because We're Here". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  13. ^ "Anathema – We're Here Because We're Here". Greekcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 August 2011.

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