Intervention (song)

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Intervention (Arcade Fire single - cover art).jpg
Single by Arcade Fire
from the album Neon Bible
ReleasedDecember 28, 2006 (digital)
May 21, 2007 (UK vinyl)
July 10, 2007 (US vinyl)
FormatDigital download, 7" vinyl
LabelRough Trade Records, Merge Records
Songwriter(s)William Butler, Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Jeremy Gara, Tim Kingsbury, Richard Reed Parry
Arcade Fire singles chronology
"Keep the Car Running"
"No Cars Go"
Alternative cover

"Intervention" is a song by Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire. It is the third single released from the band's second full-length album, Neon Bible. The single was released to digital retailers on December 28, 2006, and was released as a 7" vinyl in the UK under Rough Trade Records on May 21, 2007. In the US, it was released on July 10, 2007, under Merge Records. The B-side of the vinyl includes a cover of another song from Neon Bible, "Ocean of Noise", performed by Calexico.

Arcade Fire performed "Intervention" on Saturday Night Live on February 24, 2007.[1] The song was covered by the operatic soprano Renée Fleming in her 2010 album Dark Hope. The song is also featured as the opening theme for the satirical Youtube livestream programs "Jesus Chatline" and "Buddhism Hotline".

The song was listed at #271 on Pitchfork Media's "Top 500 songs of the 2000s".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intervention" – 4:17
  2. "Ocean of Noise" – 4:54 (performed by Calexico)