Bullet in a Bible

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Bullet in a Bible
Green Day - Bullet in a Bible cover.jpg
Live album / video album by Green Day
Released November 15, 2005 (2005-11-15)
Recorded June 18 (18-06) – June 19, 2005 (2005-06-19)
Venue National Bowl in Milton Keynes
Genre Punk rock, pop punk, alternative rock
Length 64:57
Label Reprise
Producer Rob Cavallo and Green Day
Green Day chronology
American Idiot
(2004)
Bullet in a Bible
(2005)
21st Century Breakdown
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[2]
IGN7.9/10[3]
Pitchfork Media3.0/10[4]
PopMatters8/10 stars[5]
Sputnikmusic3/5[6]

Bullet in a Bible is a live album by American punk rock band Green Day. It was released on November 15, 2005 through Reprise Records. It was directed by Samuel Bayer, who was the director of all the videos from American Idiot.

Background and release[edit]

Bullet in a Bible documents one of the two biggest shows that Green Day have performed in their career. They played in front of a crowd of over 130,000 people at the Milton Keynes National Bowl in United Kingdom on June 18–19, 2005. The band was supported by Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, and Hard-Fi during their American Idiot world tour. Fourteen of the twenty songs performed at these shows were included on the disc; missing out "Jaded", "Knowledge", "She", "Maria", "Homecoming" and "We Are The Champions".

Bullet in a Bible was released as a double-LP set on November 10, 2009, as part of the band's 2009 vinyl re-release campaign.

Commercial performance[edit]

Bullet in a Bible peaked on the Billboard 200 at number eight and spent 14 weeks on the chart.[7] It has also reached top 10 positions in many European countries.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Billie Joe Armstrong; all music composed by Green Day, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."American Idiot"4:32
2."Jesus of Suburbia"9:23
3."Holiday"4:12
4."Are We the Waiting"2:49
5."St. Jimmy"2:55
6."Longview"4:44
7."Hitchin' a Ride"4:03
8."Brain Stew"3:02
9."Basket Case"2:58
10."King for a Day/Shout" ("Shout" written and originally performed by The Isley Brothers)8:47
11."Wake Me Up When September Ends"5:03
12."Minority"4:19
13."Boulevard of Broken Dreams"4:44
14."Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"3:26
Total length:64:57

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bullet in a Bible at AllMusic
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8. 
  3. ^ IGN review Archived 2009-04-16 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  5. ^ PopMatters review
  6. ^ Adam Downer (16 February 2006). "Green Day: Bullet In a Bible". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 25 August 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "Green Day Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Green Day – Bullet in a Bible". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Green Day – Bullet in a Bible" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Green Day – Bullet in a Bible" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Green Day – Bullet in a Bible" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  12. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Green Day – Bullet in a Bible". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Green Day – Bullet in a Bible" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  14. ^ "Green Day: Bullet in a Bible" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  15. ^ "Lescharts.com – Green Day – Bullet in a Bible". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  16. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Green Day – Bullet in a Bible". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  17. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Green Day – Bullet in a Bible". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  18. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Green Day – Bullet in a Bible". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  19. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Green Day – Bullet in a Bible". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  20. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Green Day – Bullet in a Bible". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  21. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Green Day – Bullet in a Bible". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  22. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Green Day – Bullet in a Bible". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  23. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  24. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2005 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  25. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Green Day – Bullet in a Bible" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved October 20, 2012.  Enter Green Day in the field Interpret. Enter Bullet in a Bible in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  26. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Green Day; 'Bullet in a Bible')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  27. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Green Day; 'Bullet in a Bible')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  28. ^ "Certificaciones" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas.  Type Green Day in the box under the ARTISTA column heading and Bullet in a Bible in the box under TÍTULO
  29. ^ "New Zealand album certifications". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  30. ^ "British album certifications". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. 

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