How to Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell

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How to Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell
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Studio album by Bob Geldof
Released 12 October 2010[1]
Genre Pop, rock
Length 43:45
Label Mercury (UK)
Atlantic (US)
Producer Pete Briquette[2]
Bob Geldof chronology
Sex, Age & Death
(2001)
How to Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

How to Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell is the fifth solo studio album from Irish singer, Bob Geldof. It was released on 12 October 2010.[1] How to Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell is Geldof's first album since 2001's Sex, Age & Death, and marks his return to the Mercury Records label. The album reached no. 89 on the UK Albums Chart in its week of entry on 13 February 2011.

Track listing[edit]

All songs wwritten by Bob Geldof, except as noted.

  1. "How I Roll" (Geldof, Pete Briquette, Eliza Gilkyson) – 3:03
  2. "Blowfish" (Geldof, Briquette) – 4:07
  3. "She's a Lover" – 4:30
  4. "To Live in Love" – 4:05
  5. "Silly Pretty Thing" – 4:02
  6. "Systematic 6-Pack" – 3:31
  7. "Dazzled by You" – 2:41
  8. "Mary Says" (Geldof, Briquette) – 4:52
  9. "Blow" – 4:55
  10. "Here's to You" – 7:59[1]

Singles[edit]

  • "Silly Pretty Thing" (January 2011)
  • "Here's To You" (April 2011)

Personnel[edit]

The Band:

Guest Musicians:

  • Roger Taylor - Backing vocals, percussion (on "Here's To You")
  • Henry Dagg - Musical saw
  • Gary Roberts - Electric guitar
  • Tash Roper - Clarinet and backing vocals
  • Joshua J. Macrae: Percussion
  • Darrell Willis - Hand claps and verbals

Production Credits:

Recorded at The Priory Studios, Surrey, Briquette studios Acton, and Bob's house.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Stephen Thomas Erlewine (2010-10-12). "How to Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell - Bob Geldof | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-10.
  2. ^ "How to Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell - Bob Geldof | Credits". AllMusic. 2010-10-12. Retrieved 2014-04-10.