Remember Us to Life

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Remember Us to Life
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)
Recorded2015–2016
GenreAnti-folk, alternative
Length46:29
LabelWarner Bros., Sire
Regina Spektor chronology
What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
(2012)
Remember Us to Life
(2016)
Singles from Remember Us to Life
  1. "Bleeding Heart"
    Released: July 22, 2016
  2. "Small Bill$"
    Released: August 11, 2016
  3. "Black and White"
    Released: September 8, 2016
  4. "Older and Taller"
    Released: September 22, 2016
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic70/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Consequence of SoundB[3]
Pitchfork6.6/10[4]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[5]
Vice (Expert Witness)A-[6]

Remember Us to Life is the seventh studio album by singer-songwriter Regina Spektor. On July 22, 2016, Spektor announced that it would be released on September 30, 2016. The lead single of the album is "Bleeding Heart", which is available to listen in full via SoundCloud via Spektor herself.[7]

Overview[edit]

On July 12, 2016, Spektor announced on her Facebook page and official website that news would be released in the coming days. On July 22, 2016, Spektor announced that her seventh studio album would be entitled Remember Us to Life. This announcement came with the cover art of the album as well as the lead single and opening track of the album, Bleeding Heart. Additionally it was announced that the album would be available in both a standard edition, featuring 11 songs, and a deluxe edition, featuring all 11 songs of the standard as well as three bonus tracks.[8] The Warner Music store features the album for pre-order in both physical copies and MP3 copies, along with a clear vinyl edition.[9]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Bleeding Heart"3:58
2."Older and Taller"3:56
3."Grand Hotel"3:04
4."Small Bill$"3:33
5."Black and White"3:49
6."The Light"4:56
7."The Trapper and the Furrier"4:24
8."Tornadoland"3:48
9."Obsolete"6:37
10."Sellers of Flowers"4:00
11."The Visit"4:24
Total length:46:29

Personnel[edit]

  • Leo Abrahams - bass, guitar, percussion, programming, string arrangements, synthesizer
  • Jay Bellerose - percussion
  • Caroline Buckman - viola
  • Giovanna Moraga Clayton - cello
  • Jack Dishel - vocals (background)
  • Mike Elizondo - bass, double bass
  • Judith Hamann - cello
  • Songa Lee - violin
  • Stella Mozgawa - drums
  • Julie Rogers - violin
  • Davide Rossi - orchestration, viola, violin
  • Nancy Roth - viola
  • Andrew Skeet - conductor, string arrangements
  • Regina Spektor - celeste, composer, conductor, piano, string arrangements, synthesizer, vocals
  • Joey Waronker - drums, percussion

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[11] 20
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[12] 57
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[13] 68
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[14] 122
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[15] 64
Scottish Albums (OCC)[16] 33
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 54
UK Albums (OCC)[18] 47
US Billboard 200[19] 23

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Russia (NFPF)[20] 3× Platinum 60,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Remember Us to Life by Regina Spektor". Metacritic. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  2. ^ Donelson, Marcy. "Regina Spektor Remember Us to Life review". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  3. ^ Brooks, Sarah (29 September 2016). "Remember Us To Life". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  4. ^ St. Asaph, Katherine (18 October 2016). "Remember Us to Life Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  5. ^ Hermes, Will (29 September 2016). "Regina Spektor's 'Remember Us to Life' Has Brilliant Underdog Songs". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert (4 November 2016). "Reinvention, Response, and "Redemption Song"". Noisey. Vice. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  7. ^ Geslani, Michelle (July 22, 2016). "Regina Spektor announces new album, Remember Us to Life, shares "Bleeding Heart" — listen". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  8. ^ "Regina Spektor - Timeline". Facebook. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  9. ^ "Regina Spektor - Warner Bros. Records". Store.warnermusic.com. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  10. ^ Kickham, Dylan (July 22, 2016). "Regina Spektor announces Remember Us To Life". EW.com. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  11. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Regina Spektor – Remember Us to Life". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Regina Spektor – Remember Us to Life" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Regina Spektor – Remember Us to Life" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Regina Spektor – Remember Us to Life" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  15. ^ "Regina Spektor Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Regina Spektor – Remember Us to Life". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  18. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  19. ^ "Regina Spektor Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  20. ^ "Russia certifications 2018" (PDF). Retrieved 23 September 2018.

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