Cleopatra (album)

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Cleopatra
Cleopatra album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 8, 2016
Recorded2013–15
Genre
Length33:47
Label
ProducerSimone Felice
The Lumineers chronology
The Lumineers
(2012)
Cleopatra
(2016)
Singles from Cleopatra
  1. "Ophelia"
    Released: February 5, 2016
  2. "Cleopatra"
    Released: March 25, 2016
  3. "Angela"
    Released: April 1, 2016
  4. "Sleep on the Floor"
    Released: November 16, 2016

Cleopatra is the second studio album by American indie folk band The Lumineers. The album was released in the United States on April 8, 2016, and contains the singles "Ophelia", "Cleopatra", "Angela" and "Sleep on the Floor". The album received positive reviews and commercial success, debuting at number one on the UK Albums Chart and the Billboard 200. It is the last album by the band to feature Neyla Pekarek, who left in October of 2018 to pursue a solo career.

The cover is a photograph of actress Theda Bara.

Critical reception[edit]

Cleopatra received positive reviews. At Metacritic, the album received an average score of 67. PopMatters gave the album 60 points, saying : "If the Lumineers debut record was a representation of their metaphorical college years, Cleopatra is definitely their more mature, but confused, post-grad understanding of fame".

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic67/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Consequence of SoundC+[3]

The Ballad of Cleopatra compilation music video[edit]

The Ballad of Cleopatra is a compilation of the story in the music videos for Ophelia, Cleopatra, Sleep on the Floor, Angela and My Eyes, all songs from the album Cleopatra.[4][5] The video was released on the Lumineers YouTube channel on April 27, 2017.[6] As of January 30, 2019, it has over 5 million views.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Sleep on the Floor"3:31
2."Ophelia"2:40
3."Cleopatra" (Schultz, Fraites, Simone Felice)3:21
4."Gun Song"3:36
5."Angela" (Schultz, Fraites, Felice)3:21
6."In the Light"3:51
7."Gale Song" (Schultz, Fraites, Neyla Pekarek)3:13
8."Long Way from Home"2:32
9."Sick in the Head"2:31
10."My Eyes" (Schultz, Fraites, Pekarek)3:36
11."Patience"1:35
Deluxe version bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
12."Where the Skies Are Blue" (Abraham Hovey)2:20
13."Everyone Requires a Plan"2:40
14."White Lie"3:15
15."Cleopatra" (Acoustic Demo)4:48
Target bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
12."Sailor Song (Moitessier)"2:24
13."For Fra"1:42
14."Boots of Spanish Leather" (Bob Dylan)4:43

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[27] 2× Platinum 160,000^
United States (RIAA)[28] Platinum 835,000double-dagger

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

References[edit]

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  27. ^ "Canadian album certifications – The Lumineers – Cleopatra". Music Canada. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  28. ^ "American album certifications – The Lumineers – Cleopatra". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 10, 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.