Candlebox (album)

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Studio album by Candlebox
Released July 20, 1993
Recorded March–April 1993 at London Bridge Studios, Seattle, Washington. "Far Behind" & "You" recorded April 1992 at Bob Lang Studios.
Genre Grunge, alternative rock
Length 53:21
Label Maverick/Warner Bros. Records
Producer Candlebox & Kelly Gray
Candlebox chronology
Singles from Candlebox
  1. "Change"
    Released: August 30, 1993
  2. "You"
    Released: November 30, 1993
  3. "Far Behind"
    Released: January 25, 1994
  4. "Cover Me"
    Released: November 11, 1994

Candlebox is the debut album by Seattle rock band Candlebox. It contains their best known hit, "Far Behind", as well as the hit singles "Change", "You" and "Cover Me". Released in 1993, the album has since been certified 4× platinum in the United States.


The music videos for "Change", "Far Behind" and "You" remained in longstanding rotation on MTV and became two of the most requested videos of 1993.

Other songs were recorded during the Candlebox sessions and included on other releases. "Can't Give In," for instance, appears on the Airheads film soundtrack. "Pull Away" also served as a B-side to the "You" CD single.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Village Voice C[2]

The album has received mixed reviews. In a contemporary review for The Village Voice, Robert Christgau panned Candlebox and called the band "postgrunge scenesuckers [who] aren't total pop-metal conformists--they're a tad more intense, with sharper drumming."[2] Stephen Thomas Erlewine was more positive writing for AllMusic: "Candlebox rode the alternative bandwagon to the top of the charts with their self-titled debut album." He also calls the singles "Change", "You" and "Far Behind" "the closest they come to memorable melodies."[1]

Although released in July 1993, Candlebox did not enter the top 10 Billboard 200 until August 1994,[3] upon the success of its third and biggest single "Far Behind", which would reach number 18 on the Hot 100 chart roughly a month later.[4] The album peaked at number seven, Candlebox's highest position so far, and remained on the chart for 104 weeks.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Candlebox.

No. Title Length
1. "Don't You"   3:12
2. "Change"   6:24
3. "You"   4:56
4. "No Sense"   4:49
5. "Far Behind"   4:59
6. "Blossom"   4:30
7. "Arrow"   3:13
8. "Rain"   6:58
9. "Mothers Dream"   4:31
10. "Cover Me"   4:46
11. "He Calls Home"   5:03
Total length:




  • Candlebox – producer, mixing
  • Kelly Gray – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Scott Heard – backing vocals
  • Randy GaneHammond organ
  • Janet Levinson – art direction
  • Laurie Lewis – backing vocals
  • Jon Plum – producer, engineer
  • Kevin Westenberg – photography



Year Peak Chart positions
Billboard 200
1994 #7


Year Title Peak Chart positions
US Hot 100 US Modern Rock US Mainstream Rock
1993 "Change" #18
1994 "You" #78 #18 #6
1994 "Far Behind" #18 #7 #4
1994 "Cover Me" #23 #8