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Studio album by Ian Brown
Released 13 September 2004
Genre Alternative rock
Length 39:07
Label Fiction
Producer Ian Brown, Dave McCracken
Ian Brown chronology
Remixes of the Spheres
(2002)Remixes of the Spheres2002
The Greatest
(2005)The Greatest2005
Singles from Solarized
  1. "Keep What Ya Got"
    Released: 20 September 2004
  2. "Time Is My Everything"
    Released: 17 January 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[2]
PopMatters (Favorable)[3]

Solarized is the fourth solo album released by Ian Brown, the former lead singer of The Stone Roses. The album was first released in the United Kingdom on 13 September 2004.


The album was the first album release on the revived Polydor imprint Fiction Records.

Canadian and Australian releases did not feature "Happy Ever After". Note that the North American edition of Solarized contains an exclusive U.S. bonus track called "Lovebug".

The song "Happy Ever After" was used in an episode of Top Gear during the review of the 2007 Jaguar XK. It has also been used in the series Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares and for the adverts of Law & Order: UK.

Unlike his previous, and subsequent albums, Solarized was not originally released on vinyl, but in April 2016, it was finally released on a limited run of 2000 vinyl copies as part of Record Store Day.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Longsight M13" – 3:12
  2. "Time Is My Everything" – 3:52
  3. "Destiny or Circumstance" – 2:35
  4. "Upside Down" – 3:12
  5. "Solarized" – 3:47
  6. "The Sweet Fantastic" – 3:52
  7. "Keep What Ya Got" (feat. Noel Gallagher) – 4:28
  8. "Home Is Where the Heart Is" – 3:06
  9. "One Way Ticket to Paradise" – 4:15
  10. "Kiss Ya Lips (No I.D.)" – 3:56
  11. "Happy Ever After" – 2:46
  12. "Lovebug" (US and Japan bonus track)


  1. ^ Solarized at AllMusic
  2. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (2004) "Ian Brown, Solarized", The Guardian, 10 September 2004, retrieved 13 August 2011
  3. ^ Teegarden, Lance. "Ian Brown: Solarized < PopMatters". Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  4. ^

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