Feeling Strangely Fine
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|Feeling Strangely Fine|
|Studio album by Semisonic|
|Released||March 24, 1998|
|Genre||Alternative rock, power pop|
|Singles from Feeling Strangely Fine|
Feeling Strangely Fine is the second studio album by American alternative rock band Semisonic. It is the follow up to the band's debut album Great Divide recorded at Seedy Underbelly Studio, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The band had over 60 new songs in mind as they went into the recording process and had three specific requirements when they decided they wanted to record a new album. First, they didn't want to record any demotapes beyond simple guitar and vocal basement sketches meaning the album versions would be the first band recordings of the songs. Second, they wanted no deadline for the finished masters. Third, the trio wanted to create tracks for the album in various hi- and lo-tech settings around Minneapolis, and use their computers to meld the different sounds together. Nick Launay was brought in to produce the album and the band recorded twenty songs over the course of four months. They pared those down to sixteen, mixed them, and used the best twelve for the finished record.
All tracks written by Dan Wilson unless otherwise noted.
- "Closing Time" – 4:33
- "Singing in My Sleep" – 4:30
- "Made to Last" – 5:02
- "Never You Mind" (Wilson, Jacob Slichter) – 4:24
- "Secret Smile" – 4:39
- "DND" – 4:11
- "Completely Pleased" – 3:19
- "This Will Be My Year" (Slichter) – 4:32
- "All Worked Out" – 2:52
- "California" – 5:29
- "She Spreads Her Wings" (John Munson) – 3:06
- "Gone to the Movies" – 3:52
- Bonus track (Japanese edition)
- "Sculpture Garden"
- John Munson – bass, vocals, guitar, moog, slide guitar, moog bass, piano, loops
- Jacob Slichter – drums, vocals, conducting, piano, string arrangement, rhodes, wurlitzer, mellotron, moog, loops, flute arrangement
- Dan Wilson – vocals, guitar, piano, string arrangement, rhodes, synth whistle, loops, flute arrangement
- Additional personnel
- Bruce Allard – strings
- Mary Bahr – strings
- Carolyn Boulay – strings
- Troy Gardner – strings
- Josh Koestenbaum – strings
- Matt Wilson – lead guitar
|Canada (Music Canada)||Gold||50,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Platinum||350,000|
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||1,000,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
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