Snowden (song)

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"Snowden"
Doves Snowden CD1.jpg
Single by Doves
from the album Some Cities
Released 9 May 2005 (2005-05-09)
Format 2 x CD, 7" vinyl
Recorded 2004
Genre Indie rock
Length 4:12 (album version)
4:15 (Rich Costey Mix)
Label Heavenly Records
Songwriter(s) Jez Williams, Jimi Goodwin, Andy Williams
Producer(s) Doves, Ben Hillier, Rich Costey
Doves singles chronology
"'Live at Eden'"
(2005)
"Snowden"
(2005)
"Sky Starts Falling"
(2005)
Live at Eden
(2005)
"Snowden"
(2005)
"Sky Starts Falling"
(2005)
Music video
"Snowden" on YouTube

Music video

"Snowden" (live edit) on YouTube

Alternative cover
Maxi-CD cover.
Maxi-CD cover.

"Snowden" is the second single from Doves' third album Some Cities. It was released in the UK on 9 May 2005 on limited edition CD, 2-track CD and 7" vinyl, and charted at #17 on the UK Singles Chart. The single version of the song was mixed by Rich Costey. Two music videos were produced for the song, directed by Dominic Leung. One features the album version of the song, and the other (also known as the "live edit") features the Rich Costey mix, with both videos featuring different footage.

The B-side "Son of a Builder" contains elements of "Beasley Street," written by Mancunian performance poet John Cooper Clarke.

Track listings[edit]

All tracks written by Jez Williams, Jimi Goodwin, and Andy Williams, except where noted.

Promo CD #1 (HVN150CDRP)
No. Title Length
1. "Snowden" (Rich Costey Mix) 4:15
2. "Snowden" (Rich Costey Instrumental) 4:15
Promo CD #2 (HVN150CDE)
No. Title Length
1. "Snowden" (Rich Costey Mix Edit) 3:30
2. "Snowden" (Rich Costey Mix) 4:15
UK 2-track CD (HVN150CD)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Snowden" (Rich Costey Mix)   4:15
2. "Son of a Builder" Williams, Goodwin, Williams, Clarke, Hannett, Hopkins 5:03
UK limited edition numbered CD with 4 art cards (HVN150CDS)
No. Title Length
1. "Snowden" (Rich Costey Mix) 4:15
2. "Black and White Town" (David Holmes Remix) 4:59
3. "Almost Forgot Myself" (Doves vs. 69Corp Mix) 4:53
UK limited edition numbered 7" vinyl (HVN150)
No. Title Length
1. "Snowden" (Rich Costey Mix) 4:15
2. "Black Circus of Prague" 2:28
UK promo-only 7" vinyl (HVN150P)
No. Title Length
1. "Black Circus of Prague" 2:28
2. "Black and White Town" (David Holmes Remix) 4:59

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[1] 17
Irish Singles Chart[2] 42

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