History for Sale

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History for Sale
Blue October - History for Sale.jpg
Studio album by Blue October
Released April 8, 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre Alternative rock
Length 48:09
Label Brando/Universal Records
Producer David Castell and Justin Furstenfeld
Blue October chronology
Consent to Treatment
(2000)Consent to Treatment2000
History for Sale
Argue with a Tree...
(2004)Argue with a Tree...2004
Singles from History For Sale
  1. "Calling You"
    Released: June 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rocknworld.com 5/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 2/5 stars[3]
Houston Press (favorable)[4]
PopMatters (favorable)[5]

History for Sale is the third album by Blue October. The title of the album comes from a lyric in the song "Amazing". It was recorded at Sound Arts Studios in Houston, Texas, and at Stomp Box Studios in Arlington, Texas, and released in the United States on April 8, 2003, by Brando Records. It was co-produced by Justin Furstenfeld and David Castell. It is the only Blue October album to feature former member Dwayne Casey on bass guitar, and the band's first album featuring lead guitarist C.B. Hudson. The track "Come in Closer" features guest vocals by Zayra Alvarez, who later, on the CBS reality show Rockstar: Supernova, sang the song "Razorblade" on her final episode before being voted off. History for Sale was voted best album in the 2003 Houston Press Music Awards.

The album — re-released on Universal Records on August 5, 2003 — is largely a response to the control the label placed on the group during the Consent to Treatment production process.[6] The re-released version of the album includes a solo acoustic version of "Calling You" as a hidden track, while the original version of the album includes videos of the band during the recording process.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Justin Furstenfeld, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ugly Side" Furstenfeld, Blue Miller 4:21
2. "Clumsy Card House"   3:21
3. "Razorblade" Furstenfeld, Miller, Ryan Delahoussaye, Matt Noveskey 3:18
4. "Calling You"   3:59
5. "Chameleon Boy"   5:48
6. "Sexual Powertrip (One Big Lie) Bla Bla"   3:04
7. "A Quiet Mind"   4:09
8. "3 Weeks, She Sleeps"   1:48
9. "Inner Glow" Furstenfeld, Miekos Mueller 4:25
10. "Somebody" Furstenfeld, Miller, C.B. Hudson 3:26
11. "Come in Closer"   5:25
12. "Amazing"   5:05



  1. ^ Rocknworld.com review
  2. ^ Sputnikmusic review
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ Houston Press review
  5. ^ PopMatters review
  6. ^ Ellis, Andrew (December 3, 2003). "Blue October: History for Sale". PopMatters. Retrieved 2006-06-02.