Awakening (Iris album)

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Awakening
Iris Awakening.jpeg
Studio album by Iris
Released 2003; 2006
Genre Electronic rock, indietronica
Length US 47:48 / EU 64:35 / PL 54:02
Label Diffusion Records, Infacted Recordings, MusicNet, Q-Code Records
Producer Andrew Sega
Iris chronology
Disconnect
(2000)Disconnect2000
Awakening
(2003)
Reconnect
(2003)Reconnect2003

Awakening is the second album by indietronica group Iris, released in 2003. Awakening was the first album to feature Andrew Sega, who added guitars and pushed the band's sound into a more experimental electronic direction.

Background[edit]

After several shows that followed after Disconnect, Reagan Jones and Matthew Morris started having arguments about their musical direction. Morris was focused on his personal life, and he wasn't interested in going back into the studio for the second album. He met Andrew Sega through the original singer of CTRL Joel Willard in 2001, and told him that Jones was looking for someone new to work with. Sega and Jones started working on some test tracks, the first of which would later become "Unknown". They felt that the chemistry between the two worked out so well that they started working on the new record that would become Awakening.[1][2]

Versions[edit]

In total there are 5 versions of this album.

Country Year Label Number of Tracks Notes
US 2003 Diffusion Records 10 Limited edition. Sold out in a couple of weeks.
US 2003 Diffusion Records 10 Current edition in US
Germany 2003 Infacted Recordings 10 + 3 Remixes Different track order & 2 mixes by Andrew Sega & 1 mix by Mat Morris
Poland 2003 MusicNet 10 + 1 Remix 1 mix by Mat Morris
Russia 2006 Q-Code Records 10 + 3 Remixes Same as German version.

Track listing US[edit]

All tracks written by Reagan Jones and Andrew Sega except * by Mitchell Adrian & David Michael (aka Seven Red Seven).

No. Title Length
1. "Whatever" 4:27
2. "When I'm Not Around" 6:00
3. "Sentimental Scar" 4:13
4. "Unknown" 4:23
5. "Sorrow Expert" 3:52
6. "You're the Answer*" 5:14
7. "In Spite" 4:53
8. "Vacant" 4:47
9. "Wait Move On" 4:49
10. "Island" 5:11
Total length: 47:48

Track listing Europe[edit]

All European versions have their album artwork tinted magenta.

All tracks written by Reagan Jones and Andrew Sega except * by Mitchell Adrian & David Michael (aka Seven Red Seven).

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Whatever"   4:27
2. "Unknown"   6:00
3. "Sorrow Expert"   4:13
4. "When I'm Not Around"   4:23
5. "Sentimental Scar"   3:52
6. "You're the Answer*" Seven Red Seven 5:14
7. "In Spite"   4:53
8. "Vacant"   4:47
9. "Wait Move On"   4:49
10. "Island"   5:11
11. "Sorrow Expert (Crucible Mix) 1" Andrew Sega 5:30
12. "In Spite (Magenta Mix) 2" Andrew Sega 5:20
13. "Unknown (Sub Rosa Mix)" Mat Morris 6:26
Total length: 64:35

Personnel[edit]

Comments[edit]

1, 2 - do not appear on Polish version.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Augustini, Petrit (July 19, 2011). "Andrew "Necros" Sega Interview". necros.gibdon.com. Archived from the original on July 17, 2012. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Iris - The future of synthpop is assured". Side-Line. 16 Jan 2004. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 

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