Harlequin Dream

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Harlequin Dream
HarlequinDreamBoyAndBear.jpg
Studio album by Boy & Bear
Released 16 August 2013 (Australia)
29 October 2013 (US)[1]
Recorded October 2012–2013;[2]
Alberts Studio (Neutral Bay, Sydney, Australia)
Genre Indie rock, indie folk, Indie pop
Length 47:40
Label Universal (Island Records Australia)
Producer Wayne Connolly
Boy & Bear chronology
Moonfire
(2011)Moonfire2011
Harlequin Dream
(2013)
Limit of Love
(2015)Limit of Love2015
Singles from Harlequin Dream
  1. "Southern Sun"
    Released: 3 June 2013
  2. "Three Headed Woman"
    Released: 7 August 2013[1]
  3. "Harlequin Dream"
    Released: 17 December 2013

Harlequin Dream is the second studio album by the Australian indie rock band Boy & Bear. It was released on 16 August 2013 by Island Records in Australia[3] and reached #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in its debut week.[4] The lead single is the first track, "Southern Sun";[3] second single "Three Headed Woman" was released in August just prior to the album.[5]

A collector's edition of the album featuring vinyl and CD copies of the album as well as a lyric booklet, artwork print and "one-of-a-kind Polaroid photo of the band" was also released alongside the standard edition.[3]

Within weeks of finishing work on their debut, the band was bitten by a fresh creative bug. Recording in their home town of Sydney rather than abroad, keeping things local allowed the band to be close to friends and family. As a result, the album reflects the personalities and experiences of the band.

The band embarked on the 16 Days Under a Southern Sun tour in October and November 2013.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Boy & Bear.

No. Title Length
1. "Southern Sun" 4:40
2. "Old Town Blues" 3:23
3. "Harlequin Dream" 4:20
4. "Three Headed Woman" 4:02
5. "Bridges" 4:05
6. "A Moment's Grace" 4:52
7. "End of the Line" 3:46
8. "Back Down the Black" 6:17
9. "Real Estate" 2:57
10. "Stranger" 4:57
11. "Arrow Flight" 4:21
Total length: 47:40

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013–14) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[7] 80

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
Australian Albums Chart[8] 57
Australian Artist Albums Chart[9] 14
Chart (2014) Position
Australian Albums Chart[10] 92

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[11] Gold 35,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Boy & Bear - Three Headed Woman (Audio)". Boy & Bear on YouTube. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "STACK .: Music Feature - Harlequin Dreamers". STACK Magazine. Scribal Custom. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Boy & Bear – BOY & BEAR HIT THE ROAD FOR 16 DAYS UNDER A SOUTHERN SUN". Boy & Bear. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "australian-charts.com - Boy & Bear - Harlequin Dream". Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Single Stream: Boy & Bear - "Three Headed Woman" (2013)". The AU Review. Heath Media. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Boy & Bear – Harlequin Dream". Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Boy & Bear – Harlequin Dream" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  8. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums 2013". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "ARIA Top 50 Australian Artists Albums 2013". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "End of Year Charts – ARIA Top 100 Albums 2014". ARIA Charts. Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 27 October 2014.