Spirit Bird

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Spirit Bird
Spirit Bird by Xavier Rudd.jpg
Studio album by
Released8 June 2012
RecordedRecorded in a big wooden house in Thornbury, Ontario, Canada. "Follow the Sun" recorded at Studios 301 in Byron Bay, Australia.
LabelUniversal Music Australia
ProducerXavier Rudd
Xavier Rudd chronology
Koonyum Sun
Spirit Bird
Singles from Spirit Bird
  1. "Follow The Sun"

Spirit Bird is the seventh studio album by Australian multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd. It was released on 8 June 2012.[1]


Rudd recorded most of the album in Ontario, Canada at a studio in a wooden cottage by a lake.[2] "Follow The Sun", which features the sound of magpies at the start, was the last track recorded for the album, and the only song recorded outside of Canada, at Studios 301 in Byron Bay.[3]


The album debuted at number 36 on the Canadian Albums Chart and at number 2 on the ARIA album chart.[4][5] In the album's first week of release it was the biggest selling album in Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Xavier Rudd.

1."Lioness Eye"6:37
2."Comfortable in My Skin"3:14
3."Spirit Bird"7:11
5."Bow Down"3:34
6."Follow the Sun"4:16
8."Culture Bleeding"4:40
9."Paper Thin"3:52
10."Full Circle"10:18
11."Mystery Angel"4:38
12."3 Roads"6:04
13."Creating a Dream"5:01



  • Xavier Rudd - producer
  • Luke Davis - instrument technician and production assistant
  • Jordan Power - engineer
  • Scott Horscroft - audio mixer
  • Steve Smart - mastering


  • Dersu Rhodes - art direction and design


Chart (2012–17) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 2
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[7] 119
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[8] 38
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 85


  1. ^ http://www.xavierrudd.com/info/
  2. ^ Hodgson, Peter (23 November 2011). "Xavier Rudd". Archived from the original on 7 April 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Goodridge, John (2 February 2015). "The AU interview: Xavier Rudd (VIC) chats about his new album, 'Nanna', and working with new band, the United Nations!". Archived from the original on 6 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Nielsen SoundScan Charts 6 June, 2012 (for the week ending 13 June, 2012), archived from the original on 18 June 2012 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b Xavier Rudd’s ‘Spirit Bird’ debuts at #2 on the ARIA chart, Vox Magazine, 21 June 2012, archived from the original on 20 March 2015 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Xavier Rudd – Spirit Bird". Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Xavier Rudd – Spirit Bird" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Xavier Rudd – Spirit Bird" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Xavier Rudd – Spirit Bird". Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 January 2016.