Aviv Geffen (album)

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Aviv Geffen
Aviv Geffen 2009.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedUnited Kingdom 19 October 2009
Recorded2009
GenreAlternative rock, post-punk, experimental rock, pop punk
Length34:47 (International edition)
LabelMars
ProducerTrevor Horn, David Andrew Sitek, Ken Nelson, Aviv Geffen
Aviv Geffen chronology
Rak Shirey Ahava
(2006)
Aviv Geffen
(2009)

Aviv Geffen is the debut, English-language studio album by Israeli post-punk singer-songwriter Aviv Geffen, released on 19 October 2009 in the UK. Apart from one track Geffen produced himself, the album was produced by David Andrew Sitek (TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Trevor Horn (The Buggles, Pet Shop Boys, Yes) and Ken Nelson (Coldplay).

The band also features contributions from members of Aviv Geffen's side project Blackfield: Seffy Efrati on bass, Tomer Z on drums and Eran Mitelman on keyboards, all performing on the same 3 tracks, as well as Steven Wilson (guitar).

"It's Cloudy Now" was originally written and recorded by Geffen in Hebrew. Blackfield previously performed this English-language version on their debut album Blackfield. However, that version was titled "Cloudy Now" and was credited to Geffen and Steven Wilson.

Track listing[edit]

All music and lyrics written by Aviv Geffen

UK edition
No.TitleLength
1."It Was Meant to Be a Love Song"4:00
2."Black & White"4:29
3."It's Cloudy Now"3:07
4."It's Alright"2:53
5."Berlin"3:21
6."Silence"3:27
7."Heroes"2:10
8."The One"3:37
9."Forest in My Heart"4:03
10."Now or Never"3:28
11."October"3:34
12."It's Alright (Time Waits for No One)" (Aviv Geffen & Thrillers)3:07
13."It Was Meant to Be a Love Song" (Music video) 
14."Black & White" (Music video) 


International edition
No.TitleLength
1."Black & White"4:29
2."It Was Meant to Be a Love Song"4:03
3."Berlin"3:22
4."It's Alright"2:54
5."Heroes"2:11
6."It's Cloudy Now"3:04
7."October"3:33
8."Now or Never"3:29
9."The One"3:36
10."Forest in My Heart"4:05

Personnel[edit]

UK edition