Hollywood (Little Birdy album)

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Hollywood
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Studio album by Little Birdy
Released 13 October 2006
Genre Indie rock
Length 47:34
Label Eleven / EMI
Producer John King
Little Birdy chronology
BigBigLove
(2004)
Hollywood
(2006)
Confetti
(2009)
Singles from Hollywood
  1. "Come on Come on"
    Released: 15 September 2006
  2. "Bodies"
    Released: 23 January 2007
  3. "After Dark"
    Released: 11 May 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Dwarf (favorable)[1]

Hollywood is the second studio album by Australian indie rock band Little Birdy. The album was recorded in Los Angeles and by produced by John King (one half of legendary production duo The Dust Brothers who has produced Beck and the Beastie Boys) and engineer Clif Norrell.[2]

The first single released from the album was "Come on Come on", which reached number 18 on its debut on the Australian ARIA Singles Charts[3] and was one of the top most requested songs on Triple J.

The second single from the album, "Bodies", was released on 23 January 2007. A limited edition copy of the album was also released with a bonus DVD The Making of Hollywood and the "Come On Come On" videoclip.

In March, 2007 the album was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association.[4]

Background[edit]

"Actually the initial title for the album was actually going to be Inside I’m Crying, Outside I’m Dancing which kind of describes the feeling for the album as a whole but in the end we decided on Hollywood" explains Katy. "I wrote the title song a few weeks before we even starting looking into where to record the album and as far as we knew we were probably going to record somewhere in the UK. It was weird that the song came before we knew we were going there."[citation needed]

"We had pretty much all of the album demo’d before going over to record with John so we were in a much better position mentally than the first album." says drummer Matt.[citation needed]

"I think there was actually a lot less pressure on us this time around. At least this time we knew our audience and knew what to expect, so that made it easier" agrees bassist Scott.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Katy Steele, except "On and On" written by Simon Leach[5]; all music composed by Little Birdy.

No. Title Length
1. "Hollywood" 1:38
2. "Come on Come On" 3:53
3. "Bodies" 3:36
4. "After Dark" 3:56
5. "Please Don't Lay Me Down" 4:59
6. "Music" 3:16
7. "If I" 3:55
8. "Somebody New" 4:04
9. "Better Off Alone" 3:44
10. "Set You Alight" 3:47
11. "Don't" 3:37
12. "Feeding on the Night" 3:31
13. "On and On" 3:38

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Peak Position
2006 Australian ARIA Albums Chart #9[3]

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Sales
Australia Gold[4] 35,000+

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Little Birdy - Hollywood (album)". TheDwarf.com.au. 20 October 2006. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hollywood - Little Birdy - Credits". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Discography Little Birdy". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2007 Albums". ARIA. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  5. ^ APRA database Archived 5 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine. at the Australasian Performing Right Association website (search each song title)