Follow the City Lights

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Follow The City Lights
2006. Follow The City Lights.jpg
Studio album by Dover
Released 2 October 2006
Recorded May-June 2006
Studio PKO Studios (Madrid, Spain)
Genre Electropop
Length 33:21
Label Capitol-EMI
Producer Daniel Alcover
Dover chronology
Oh! Mother Russia
(2005)
Follow The City Lights
(2006)
2
(2007)
Singles from Follow The City Lights
  1. "Let Me Out"
    Released: 18 October 2006
  2. "Do Ya"
    Released: March 2007
  3. "Keep On Moving"
    Released: July 2007

Follow The City Lights is the sixth album from Spanish band Dover. The band took a turn in their career to edit this album with an electronic character.[1]

This time the leaders of the group Cristina Llanos and Amparo Llanos, alongside programmer and drummer Jesús Antúnez are joined by Samuel Titos, a newly signed bassist for the band. Since March 2006, they had begun talking about a new style. For this album they chose Daniel Alcover with whom they had worked on with Devil Came To Me, and who would win Music Prize for Best Sound Technician working on this album.[2]

This album has been probably the most controversial for the band, since the change of style has led to the resignation of many fans of the group. The album reached No. 1 in Spanish sales for several weeks and placing their first single "Let Me Out" at the top of the charts. The prize won Best Alternative Album award at the Music Awards 2006. It was followed by the singles "Do Ya" and "Keep On Moving", the latest highly reminiscent of Madonna.

They confessed that they had enough desire to publish an album like this, despite many peoples opinions.

The song "Do Ya" is featured in the soundtrack of football video game FIFA 08.

Track listing[edit]

Lyrics and music by Amparo Llanos and Cristina Llanos.
Standard edition
No. Title Length
1. "Let Me Out" 4:23
2. "Do Ya" 2:59
3. "Keep On Moving" 3:26
4. "Salvation" 3:42
5. "You & me" 3:37
6. "Tonight" 4:01
7. "Dear Mc Cartney" 1:58
8. "Madrid" 2:52
9. "Denial" 3:40
10. "Shine On Me" 2:43
Total length: 33:21

Personnel[edit]

Dover

Accolades[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Work Result
2007 Premios de la Música Best Album[3] "Follow The City Lights" Nominated
Best Alternative Pop Album[4] "Follow The City Lights" Won
Best Artistic Production[5] Daniel Alcover Nominated
Best Music Video[6] "Let Me Out" Won
Best Song[7] "Let Me Out" Nominated
Best Sound Technician[8] style="background: #99FF99; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="yes table-yes2"|Won

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Spanish Album Charts[9] 4

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[10] 2× Platinum 160,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El renacer de Dover" (in Spanish). El Mundo. 7 October 2006. 
  2. ^ Aguilar, Andrea (30 March 2007). "Dover, triunfador en la gala de los Premios de la Música" (in Spanish). El País. 
  3. ^ "Gala de los Premios de la Música: Mejor Álbum" (in Spanish). 28 March 2007. 
  4. ^ "Gala de los Premios de la Música: Mejor Álbum de Pop Alternativo" (in Spanish). 28 March 2007. 
  5. ^ "Gala de los Premios de la Música: Mejor Productor Artístico" (in Spanish). 28 March 2007. 
  6. ^ "Gala de los Premios de la Música: Mejor Vídeo Musical" (in Spanish). 28 March 2007. 
  7. ^ "Gala de los Premios de la Música: Mejor Canción" (in Spanish). 28 March 2007. 
  8. ^ "Gala de los Premios de la Música: Mejor Técnico de Sonido" (in Spanish). 28 March 2007. 
  9. ^ "Artist Chart History: Dover". 
  10. ^ "Spanish album certifications – Dover – Follow The City Lights" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España.  Select the "Chart", enter ' in the field "Year". Select ' in the field "Semana". Click on "Search Charts"

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