Birds (Bic Runga album)

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Birds
BicRungaBirdsAlbumCover.jpg
Studio album by Bic Runga
Released 28 November 2005 (New Zealand)
Recorded Monte Cecilia House, Auckland, New Zealand August / September 2005
Genre Acoustic Pop
Length 44:37
Label Sony / BMG
Producer Bic Runga
Bic Runga chronology
Live in Concert with the Christchurch Symphony
(2003)Live in Concert with the Christchurch Symphony2003
Birds
(2005)
Try to Remember Everything
(2008)Try to Remember Everything2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The New Zealand Herald 4/5 stars link

Birds is the third studio album by New Zealand artist Bic Runga. The album was released in New Zealand on 28 November 2005. The album was Bic's third no.1 album garnering platinum status in its first week. The album was certified 3x platinum. The album won the New Zealand Music Award for Album of the Year in 2006, her second award for Best Album, after 1997 release Drive won in 1998.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Winning Arrow" – 2:53
  2. "Say After Me" – 4:36
  3. "Listen" – 3:32
  4. "Birds" – 3:46
  5. "Ruby Nights" – 4:23
  6. "No Crying No More" – 2:03
  7. "If I Had You" – 4:48
  8. "Captured" – 6:03
  9. "That's Alright" – 3:22
  10. "Blue Blue Heart" – 3:32
  11. "It's Over" – 5:38

Limited Australian Tour Edition[edit]

The Australian release included a second disc of live material recorded at the Civic Theatre in November 2005. The disc incorrectly identifies the recording date as November 2006 — eight months after the release of this edition.

  1. "Birds" – 4:30
  2. "Blue Blue Heart" – 3:48
  3. "Ruby Nights" – 4:42
  4. "Listen" – 3:38
  5. "The Be All And End All" – 3:51

International version[edit]

Features an alternate track listing.

  1. "Captured" – 6:03
  2. "Birds" (with birds intro) – 3:58
  3. "No Crying No More" – 2:03
  4. "Winning Arrow" – 2:53
  5. "If I Had You" – 4:48
  6. "Say After Me" – 4:36
  7. "Listen" – 3:32
  8. "That's Alright" – 3:22
  9. "Blue Blue Heart" – 3:32
  10. "Ruby Nights" – 4:23
  11. "It's Over" – 5:38
  12. "Somewhere in the Night" – 4:06

Special Edition[edit]

Released in NZ with 2 bonus tracks (Somewhere in the Night and Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart (Birds Version)) plus a DVD featuring 5 live performances and 2 music videos.

DVD:

  1. "Birds"
  2. "Blue Blue Heart"
  3. "Ruby Nights"
  4. "No Crying No More"
  5. "Captured"
  6. "Winning Arrow" (music video)
  7. "Say After Me" (music video)

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2005/06) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[1] 26
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[2] 1

End of year Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Position
NZ Album charts 26
NZ Album charts 17

Performers[edit]

Strings[edit]

  • Miranda Adams
  • Mark Bennett
  • Christine Bowie
  • Artur Grabczewski
  • Greg McGarity
  • William Hanfling
  • Claudia Price
  • Katherine Uren

Additional[edit]

  • Paul Crowther – drum tech
  • Neil Finn – string arrangements
  • Paul Jeffery – studio monitors
  • Tom Rainey – string arrangements
  • Marc Taddei – conductor
  • John Walsh – guitar tech

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Bic Runga – Birds". Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Bic Runga – {{{album}}}". Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 October 2016.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Based on a True Story by Fat Freddy's Drop
New Zealand Music Awards Album of the Year
2006
Succeeded by
Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No! by The Mint Chicks