Hours (Funeral for a Friend album)

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Hours
Hours - Funeral for a Friend.jpg
Studio album by Funeral for a Friend
Released 14 June 2005
Recorded Studio X and Studio Litho (Seattle, WA) from 12 January to 8 March 2005
Genre
Length 43:15
Label Atlantic
Producer
Funeral for a Friend chronology
Seven Ways to Scream Your Name
(2003)Seven Ways to Scream Your Name2003
Hours
(2005)
Tales Don't Tell Themselves
(2007)Tales Don't Tell Themselves2007
Singles from Hours
  1. "Streetcar"
    Released: 30 May 2005
  2. "Monsters"
    Released: 28 August 2005
  3. "History"
    Released: 14 November 2005
  4. "Roses for the Dead"
    Released: 20 February 2006
The cover for the special edition version of Hours.
The cover for the special edition version of Hours.

Hours is the second album by Welsh rock band Funeral for a Friend. The album was released on 13 June 2005, through record labels Atlantic and Ferret.

Four singles were released from the album: "Streetcar", "Monsters", "History" and "Roses for the Dead".

Production[edit]

The album was produced, recorded and mixed by Terry Date, with co-production by the band.

Release[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 89%[citation needed]
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[citation needed]
MusicOMH unfavourable[2]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[3]
NME 7/10 stars[citation needed]
Exclaim.ca favourable[4]

Hours was released on 13 June 2005. The album reached number 12 in the UK Albums Chart[5] and was their first album to appear on the US Billboard 200, reaching number 139.[6]

The album produced four singles: "Streetcar", "Monsters", "History" and "Roses for the Dead", all of which charted within the UK top 50.[5]

The album has been released in four versions: standard edition; special edition, with a bonus DVD containing interviews with the band and fans before the band's gig at the Give it a Name festival, and different cover; Japanese edition, with two bonus tracks; and limited Japanese edition with six bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "All the Rage" 3:37
2. "Streetcar" 3:37
3. "Roses for the Dead" 4:06
4. "Hospitality" 4:44
5. "Drive" 5:06
6. "Monsters" 3:29
7. "History" 4:08
8. "Recovery" 3:31
9. "The End of Nothing" 3:19
10. "Alvarez" 4:16
11. "Sonny" 3:15
Total length: 43:15

Personnel[edit]

Funeral for a Friend
Additional personnel
  • Kate Hamilton – phone vocals on "Streetcar"
  • Storme, Lisa and Joel – additional vocals on "Streetcar"
  • Brian Valentino – additional vocals on "History"
  • Josh Evans – addition vocals on "History"
  • Terry Dateproduction, recording, mixing
  • Sam Hofstedt – assisted engineering at Studio X
  • Floyd Reitsma – assisted engineering at Studio Litho
  • Junichi Murakawa – mixing at Bay 7, Los Angeles, California
  • Ted Jensen – mastering at Sterling Sound, New York City
  • John Mitchell – recording of phone vocals at Outhouse Studios, Reading, Berkshire

Singles[edit]

Year Song title Chart positions
UK Singles
2005 "Streetcar" 15[5]
"Monsters" 36[5]
"History" 21[5]
2006 "Roses for the Dead" 39[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Loftus, Johnny. "Hours – Funeral for a Friend | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved July 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ Bansal, Vik (13 June 2005). "Funeral for a Friend – Hours | Album Reviews | musicOMH". MusicOMH. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Eliscu, Jenny (July 28, 2005). "Funeral for a Friend: Hours : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 2, 2007. Retrieved July 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ Jasamine White-Gluz (September 2005). "Funeral for a Friend - Hours • Pop & Rock Reviews • exclaim.ca". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Funeral for a Friend | Full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Funeral for a Friend – Chart History | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 

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