Marble House (song)

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"Marble House"
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Single by The Knife
from the album Silent Shout
Released March 1, 2006 (Sweden)
May 15, 2006 (Europe)
February 17, 2007 (UK)
February 20, 2007 (US)
Format CD (Sweden)
12" (Europe)
CD, 12", 7" (UK)
CD, 12" (US)
Genre Synthpop[1]
Label Rabid Records (Sweden)
V2 Records/Cooperative Music (Europe)
Brille Records (UK)
Mute Records (US)
Songwriter(s) The Knife, Jay-Jay Johanson
The Knife singles chronology
"Silent Shout"
(2006)
"Marble House"
(2006)
"Like a Pen"
(2006)
"Silent Shout"
(2006)
"Marble House"
(2006)
"Like a Pen"
(2006)

"Marble House" is a song by the Swedish electronic music duo The Knife from their third studio album Silent Shout (2006). It features contributing vocals from fellow Swedish singer Jay-Jay Johanson. The music video was directed by Chris Hopewell.

Reception[edit]

CMJ New Music Monthly called the song a "real gem" with "playfully flirtatious lyrics",[2] while the Guardian called it the "most commercial song" on the album, and described it as a "synth-pop Kurt Weill duet".[3]

Music video[edit]

Two music videos have been made for this song, both of which can be found on the deluxe edition of Silent Shout. One depicts an early 20th-century or late 19th-century family. The second video depicts a day in the lives of a family of mice, who have built a fairly comfortable house behind a wall in a human house. It uses stop-motion animation.

Sweden CD track list[4][edit]

  1. "Marble House (Radio Edit)" - 3:33
  2. "Marble House (Album Version)" - 5:16
  3. "Marble House (PTR Remix)" - 3:43

Europe 12" track list[4][edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. "Marble House (Rex the Dog Remix)" - 6:43
  2. "Marble House (Booka Shade's Polar Light Dub)" - 7:14

Side B[edit]

  1. "Marble House (Booka Shade Remix)" - 7:24
  2. "Marble House (PTR Remix)" - 3:43

UK CD track list[5][edit]

  1. "Marble House (Radio Edit)" - 3:45
  2. "Marble House (Rex the Dog Remix Edit)" - 3:24
  3. "Marble House (Rex the Dog Remix)" - 6:31
  4. "Marble House (Booka Shade Polar Light Remix)" - 7:49

UK 12" track list[6][7][edit]

  1. "Marble House (Emperor Machine Remix)"
  2. "Marble House (Booka Shade's Polar Light Remix)"

UK 7" track list[8][9][10][edit]

  1. "Marble House (Radio Edit)" - 3:45
  2. "Marble House (davidandrewsitek's KNIFEHORSE Remix)" - 4:13

US CD track list[11][edit]

  1. "Marble House (Radio Edit)"
  2. "Marble House (davidandrewsitek's KNIFEHORSE Remix)"
  3. "Marble House (Planningtorock Remix)"
  4. "Marble House (Emperor Machine Vox Edit)"
  5. "Marble House (Rex the Dog Remix)"
  6. "Marble House (Booka Shade Remix)"
  7. "Marble House" (Video)

US 12" track list[11][edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. "Marble House (Rex the Dog Remix)"
  2. "Marble House (Booka Shade's Polar Light Remix)"

Side B[edit]

  1. "Marble House (Booka Shade Remix)"
  2. "Marble House (Planningtorock Remix)"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swash, Rosie (19 March 2006). "The Knife, Silent Shout". The Observer. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  2. ^ CMJ BEST OF 2006, by "Rev Moose, Vice President of Content", in CMJ New Music Monthly, issue 144 (December 2006); retrieved January 23, 2017
  3. ^ The Knife, Silent Shout, reviewed by Dorian Lynskey, in the Guardian; published March 24, 2006; retrieved January 23, 2017
  4. ^ a b The Official Knife Discography
  5. ^ Marble House CD at brillerecords.com Archived 2007-10-08 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ The Knife - Marble House UK 12" at eil.com
  7. ^ Marble House UK 12" at HMV.co.uk
  8. ^ Marble House 7" at brillerecords.com Archived 2007-10-08 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ The Knife - Marble House UK 7" at eil.com
  10. ^ Marble House UK 7" at HMV.co.uk
  11. ^ a b THE KNIFE – "MARBLE HOUSE" SINGLE OUT FEBRUARY 20, 2006 [sic] Archived January 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.: Mute Press Release