Another World (EP)

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Another World
Antony and the Johnsons Another World Cover.jpg
EP by Antony and the Johnsons
Released October 7, 2008
Recorded 2008
Genre Baroque pop
Length 19:30
Label Secretly Canadian / Rough Trade
Producer Antony Hegarty
Antony and the Johnsons chronology
I Am a Bird Now
(2005)I Am a Bird Now2005
Another World EP
The Crying Light
(2009)The Crying Light2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
ChartAttack 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.0/10)[2]
PopMatters (8/10)[3]

Another World is an EP by Antony and the Johnsons released on October 7, 2008[4] on compact disc and 12" vinyl. It precedes Antony and the Johnsons third album, The Crying Light. The EP features five previously unreleased recordings, including the first single from The Crying Light, "Another World".[5]

The cover is a photograph of Japanese butoh performer Kazuo Ohno, taken by Pierre-Olivier Deschamps in 1984.

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written by Antony.
  1. "Another World" (4:02)
  2. "Crackagen" (2:32)
  3. "Shake That Devil" (5:19)
  4. "Sing for Me" (2:30)
  5. "Hope Mountain" (5:11)

Track history[edit]

"Crackagen" is nearly nine years old; the earliest accessible recording of "Crackagen" is from 2003, in a video recording of Antony's performance at the Oni Gallery in Boston. That video is available on Antony and the Johnsons' official discography.

"Shake That Devil," previously known as "Shake That Dog," was performed often on Antony and the Johnsons' 2006-07 tour, with varying lyrics. The studio version features a downtempo intro to the song.

"Another World," "Sing For Me," and "Hope Mountain" are entirely new.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
Australian ARIA Top 50 Physical Singles[6] 31
Finnish Singles Chart[7] 14
Swedish Singles Chart 33
Italia Singles Charts 10
U.S. Billboard 200[8] 179
U.S. Top Independent Albums 29
U.S. Top Heatseekers 4

In 2009 it was awarded a silver certification from the Independent Music Companies Association which indicated sales of at least 30,000 copies throughout Europe.[9]

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