Birdy (Birdy album)

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Birdy
Birdy (Birdy album).png
Studio album by Birdy
Released 4 November 2011 (2011-11-04)
Studio
Genre
Length 44:02
Label
Producer
Birdy chronology
Birdy
(2011)
Fire Within
(2013)
Singles from Birdy
  1. "Skinny Love"
    Released: 30 January 2011
  2. "Shelter"
    Released: 3 June 2011
  3. "People Help the People"
    Released: 28 October 2011
  4. "1901"
    Released: 9 March 2012
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 61/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
BBC Music Favourable[3]
The Daily Telegraph 3/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
musicOMH 3/5 stars[6]
NME 5/10[7]
The Observer 3/5 stars[8]
PopMatters 5/10 stars[9]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[10]

Birdy is the debut studio album by English musician Birdy, released on 4 November 2011 by Atlantic Records. The album includes the singles "Skinny Love", "Shelter", "People Help the People" and "1901".

Singles[edit]

"Skinny Love" was released on 30 January 2011 as the first single from the album,[11] which was a cover of a song by American indie folk band Bon Iver. The cover reached a peak of number 17 on the UK Singles Chart.

"Shelter" was released as the second single from the album on 3 June 2011. The song covers a track by English indie pop group The xx and peaked at number 50 in the UK.

"People Help the People" was released as the album's third single on 28 October 2011.[12] The song is a cover of the song by English indie rock band Cherry Ghost and peaked at number 33 in the UK.

"1901" was released in the UK on 9 March 2012 as the album's fourth and final single. It is a cover of the song by French indie rock band Phoenix.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "1901" (by Phoenix)
Rich Costey 5:11
2. "Skinny Love" (by Bon Iver) Justin Vernon Alex H. N. Gilbert 3:23
3. "People Help the People" (by Cherry Ghost) Simon John Aldred James Ford 4:16
4. "White Winter Hymnal" (by Fleet Foxes) Robin Noel Pecknold Ford 2:17
5. "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight" (by The Postal Service) Jim Abbiss 4:44
6. "I'll Never Forget You" (by Francis and the Lights) Francis Farewell Starlite Abbiss 3:47
7. "Young Blood" (by The Naked and Famous)
  • Alisa Xayalith
  • Thomas Brading Powers
  • Aaron Phillip Short
Costey 4:04
8. "Shelter" (by The xx)
  • Abbiss
  • Paul 'P-Dub' Walton[a]
  • Gilbert[a]
3:44
9. "Fire and Rain" (by James Taylor) James V. Taylor Ford 3:07
10. "Without a Word"   Birdy Costey 4:46
11. "Terrible Love" (by The National) Costey 4:43
Total length:
44:02
Notes

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Birdy.[15]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[46] Platinum 70,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[47] Gold 10,000*
Belgium (BEA)[48] Platinum 30,000*
France (SNEP)[49] 3× Platinum 300,000*
Germany (BVMI)[50] Platinum 200,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[51] Platinum 50,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[52] Gold 7,500^
Poland (ZPAV)[53] Gold 10,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[54] Platinum 30,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[55] Gold 180,457[56]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Ref.
Belgium 4 November 2011 Warner [57]
Ireland [58]
United Kingdom 7 November 2011 [59]
Netherlands 11 November 2011 Warner [60]
United States 20 March 2012 Warner Bros. [61]
Germany 23 March 2012 Warner [62]
Poland 26 March 2012 [63]
Australia 20 April 2012 [64]
France 30 April 2012 [65]

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