Sawdust (album)

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Sawdust
The Killers - Sawdust.png
Compilation album by The Killers
Released November 9, 2007 (2007-11-09)
Genre
Length 70:12
Label Island
Producer
The Killers chronology
Sam's Town
(2006)
Sawdust
(2007)
Day & Age
(2008)
Singles from Sawdust
  1. "Shadowplay"
    Released: October 8, 2007
  2. "Tranquilize"
    Released: October 12, 2007

Sawdust is a compilation album by American indie rock band The Killers, released on November 9, 2007 by Island Records. The album consists of two singles, B-sides, rarities, covers, and remixes recorded between 2002 and 2007.

Background[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 65/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[3]
BBC Music Favorable[4]
Billboard Favorable[5]
Entertainment Weekly B[6]
Melodic 3.5/5 stars[7]
musicOMH 3/5 stars[8]
NME 6/10[9]
Now NNN[10]
Pitchfork Media 5.5/10.0[11]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[12]

The album was first mentioned by Brandon Flowers in an interview with Billboard in late August 2007,[13] and Rolling Stone revealed the name of the compilation in its "Smoking Section" on September 6, 2007.[14] Sawdust was inspired by B-sides collections such as Oasis' The Masterplan, Smashing Pumpkins' Pisces Iscariot and Nirvana's Incesticide.[15]

Commercial performance[edit]

Sawdust debuted at number 12 on the US Billboard 200, selling 82,000 copies in its first week.[16] The album was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) on April 4, 2008,[17] and had sold 459,500 copies in the United Kingdom by September 2012.[18] It was also certified platinum by the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) for sales of 15,000 copies.[19]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Tranquilize" (featuring Lou Reed) (NYC, Summer '07) Brandon Flowers 3:45
2. "Shadowplay" (Sam's Town sessions, '06) The Killers 4:07
3. "All the Pretty Faces" (Sam's Town sessions, '06)
  • Flood
  • Moulder
  • The Killers
4:46
4. "Leave the Bourbon on the Shelf" (Dave's apartment, '02 and Las Vegas, Fall '07) Flowers
3:38
5. "Sweet Talk" (Sam's Town sessions, '06 and Las Vegas, Fall '07)
  • Flood
  • Moulder
  • The Killers
  • Price[a]
4:19
6. "Under the Gun" (Hot Fuss sessions, '03 and Las Vegas, Fall '07)
  • Flowers
  • Keuning
  • Jeff Saltzman
  • The Killers
2:34
7. "Where the White Boys Dance" (Sam's Town sessions, '06) Flowers
  • Flood
  • Moulder
  • The Killers
3:26
8. "Show You How" (Hot Fuss sessions, '03) Flowers
  • Saltzman
  • The Killers
2:46
9. "Move Away" (Sam's Town sessions, '06)
  • Flowers
  • Keuning
  • Stoermer
  • Flood
  • Moulder
  • The Killers
3:50
10. "Glamorous Indie Rock and Roll" (Hot Fuss sessions, '03 and Las Vegas, Fall '07)
  • Flowers
  • Keuning
  • Stoermer
  • Vannucci
  • Saltzman
  • The Killers
4:17
11. "Who Let You Go?" (Hot Fuss sessions, '03)
  • Flowers
  • Keuning
  • Vannucci
  • Stoermer
  • Saltzman
  • The Killers
3:43
12. "The Ballad of Michael Valentine" (Hot Fuss sessions, '03)
  • Flowers
  • Keuning
  • Saltzman
  • The Killers
3:50
13. "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" (BBC sessions, '05) Mel Tillis   3:05
14. "Daddy's Eyes" (Sam's Town sessions, '06) Flowers
  • Flood
  • Moulder
  • The Killers
4:15
15. "Sam's Town" (Abbey Road Version) (Abbey Road sessions, '06) Flowers   3:44
16. "Romeo and Juliet" (Abbey Road sessions, '07) Mark Knopfler   5:28
17. "Change Your Mind" (Hot Fuss sessions, '03) (bonus track on UK and Australian editions)
  • Flowers
  • Keuning
  • Saltzman
  • The Killers
3:13
18. "Mr. Brightside" (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Remix) (contains hidden track "Questions with the Captain")
  • Flowers
  • Keuning
  • Saltzman
  • The Killers
  • Jacques Lu Cont[b]
10:40
Total length:
70:12
Notes

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[43] Platinum 40,000*
Australia (ARIA)[44] Gold 35,000^
Ireland (IRMA)[19] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[17] Platinum 459,500[18]

^shipments figures based on certification alone

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