Here We Stand (The Fratellis album)

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Here We Stand
TheFratellis - HereWeStand.jpg
Studio album by The Fratellis
Released Europe 6 June 2008
United Kingdom 9 June 2008
United States 10 June 2008
Recorded 2007–2008
Genre Garage rock
Length 56:29
Label Island
Producer The Fratellis
The Fratellis chronology
Edgy In Brixton
(2007)Edgy In Brixton2007
Here We Stand
We Need Medicine
(2013)We Need Medicine2013
Singles from Here We Stand
  1. "Mistress Mabel"
    Released: 26 May 2008
  2. "Look Out Sunshine!"
    Released: 18 August 2008
  3. "A Heady Tale"
    Released: 22 December 2008
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
SourceRating link
Allmusic3.5/5 stars link
Blender2/5 stars link
Digital Spy3/5 stars link
Drowned In Sound(3/10) link
NME(7/10) link
OMM4/5 starslink
Pitchfork Media(3.6/10) link
Rolling Stone3/5 stars link
Spin2.5/5 stars link

Here We Stand is the second studio album by Scottish rock band The Fratellis, following their successful debut Costello Music from 2006. The album was released on 9 June 2008 in the United Kingdom and 10 June 2008 in the United States, and was their first release on Island Records.

Here We Stand reached and peaked at number five in the UK Albums Chart on 15 June 2008.[2] Each single released off the album included three B-Sides (except for "A Heady Tale" which only included two.) Tell Me a Lie was featured on the EA Sports title FIFA 09, while "My Friend John" was on Forza Motorsport 3. The voiceover work in the commercials was provided by Karl Pilkington.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jon Fratelli.

1."My Friend John"3:02
2."A Heady Tale"4:53
4."Look Out Sunshine!"3:53
5."Stragglers Moon"4:31
6."Mistress Mabel"4:27
7."Jesus Stole My Baby[Note 1]"4:24
9."Tell Me a Lie"3:58
10."Acid Jazz Singer"4:22
11."Lupe Brown"5:27
12."Milk and Money"4:43
13."Moriarty's Last Stand[Note 2]"4:11
  1. ^ This song is removed from the album in some countries, but is available for digital download.
  2. ^ This track is only on the deluxe version of the album. It can be downloaded separately.
Japanese Bonus Tracks
13."Nobody's Favourite Actor"4:01
14."Ella's In the Band"4:14

Deluxe Edition[edit]

As well as containing the entire album on a CD with bonus track "Moriarty's Last Stand", the deluxe edition also contained a DVD with the following:[5]

  • The Year of the Thief (Documentary)
  • Live from Abbey Road (contains "Mistress Mabel", "Flathead" and "Milk and Money")
  • Music Videos (contains "Mistress Mabel" and "Look Out Sunshine!")
  • Live at the Fillmore, San Francisco (contains entire concert footage)



Chart Provider Position Sales Certification
Irish Album Chart IRMA
UK Album Chart The Official Charts Company
US Billboard 200 Billboard
Swiss Album Chart
Australian ARIA Album Chart


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