Weather Systems (Anathema album)

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Weather Systems
Studio album by Anathema
Released 16 April 2012
Genre Progressive rock, new prog, symphonic rock
Length 55:44
Label Kscope
Producer Christer-André Cederberg.
Anathema chronology
Falling Deeper
(2011)
Weather Systems
(2012)
Distant Satellites
(2014)
Singles from Weather Systems
  1. "Untouchable, Part 2"
    Released: 17 September 2013[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Weather Systems is the ninth album by the British rock band Anathema. It was released on 16 April 2012 in Europe via Kscope and 24 April 2012 in the US via The End Records. The band describes the album as "not background music for parties. The music is written to deeply move the listener".[3] The album was recorded in Liverpool, North Wales and Oslo, each place significant to Anathema's past, present and future. The record was produced by band members Vincent Cavanagh and Daniel Cavanagh, as well as Christer-André Cederberg.

Recorded and released between the departure of Les Smith and the full-time joining of live member Daniel Cardoso, it is the first album of the band to not feature a full-time keyboardist since Judgement in 1999.

The album's official track list was announced on 2 February 2012.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by D. Cavanagh (except track 6, lyrics and music written by Douglas).

No. Title Length
1. "Untouchable, Part 1"   6:14
2. "Untouchable, Part 2"   5:33
3. "The Gathering of the Clouds"   3:27
4. "Lightning Song"   5:25
5. "Sunlight"   4:55
6. "The Storm Before the Calm"   9:23
7. "The Beginning and the End"   4:53
8. "The Lost Child"   7:02
9. "Internal Landscapes"   8:52
Total length:
55:44

Singles[edit]

Untouchable Part 1 Digital Single
  1. "Untouchable Part 1" - 6:14
Untouchable Part 2 Digital Single
  1. "Untouchable Part 2" - 5:33
  2. "Untouchable Part 2" (Live) - 5:43
  3. "Untouchable Part 2" (Live Video) - 5:43

Packaging[edit]

In the special edition, both discs come in a limited pressed hardcover digibook like their previous albums: Hindsight, We're Here Because We're Here, and Falling Deeper. Kscope store also has the standard jewel case edition with the album on CD format and no DVD. The American version of the album comes in a digisleeve.[citation needed]

The special edition DVD can only be found on the European pressing directly from Kscope. Also, the DVD features the album in 5.1 surround sound.[citation needed]

Credits[edit]

  • Daniel Cavanagh - lead vocals (5), co-lead vocals (8), electric guitars (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), acoustic guitars (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), bass guitars (4, 5, 9), keyboards (1, 3, 5), piano (2, 3, 7, 8)
  • Jamie Cavanagh - bass guitars (6)
  • Vincent Cavanagh - lead vocals (1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9), electric guitars (6), acoustic guitars (6), bass guitars (6), keyboards (1, 3, 5, 6, 9), programming (1, 3, 5, 6, 7), backing vocals (5)
  • John Douglas - drums (2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), keyboards (6), programming (6)
  • Lee Douglas - lead vocals (4), co-lead vocals (1, 2, 3, 6, 9), backing vocals (5)
Additional personnel
  • Petter Carlsen - backing vocals (1, 2)
  • Christer-André Cederberg - bass guitars (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8), Piano (7)
  • Joe Geraci - spoken word (9)
  • Wetle Holte - drums (1, 3)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[6] 9
German Albums (Official Top 100)[7] 14
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[8] 15
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[9] 18
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[10] 28
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[11] 43
French Albums (SNEP)[12] 45
Italian Albums (FIMI)[13] 46
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 50
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[15] 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/untouchable-pt.-2-single/id708383669
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Weather Systems - Anathema : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Weather Systems - The New Album from Anathema". anathema.ws. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Anathema Album Art and Details for ‘Weather Systems’". SMNnews.com. 2012-02-02. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  5. ^ "Anathema To Release Weather Systems Album In April; Artwork, Tracklisting Revealed". bravewords.com. 2 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Anathema – Weather Systems". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Anathema: Weather Systems" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Anathema – Weather Systems" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Anathema – Weather Systems". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Anathema – Weather Systems" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  12. ^ "Anathema – Weather Systems". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  13. ^ "Anathema – Weather Systems". Italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  14. ^ "Anathema | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  15. ^ "Anathema Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums for Anathema. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 9 September 2014.

External links[edit]

http://www.anathema.ws/news.cfm