The Days of the Phoenix

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"The Days of the Phoenix"
Single by AFI
from the album The Art of Drowning
Released2000 (2000)
FormatCD single
Length3:27
LabelNitro
Composer(s)AFI
Lyricist(s)Davey Havok
Producer(s)
  • AFI
  • Chuck Johnson
AFI singles chronology
"Totalimmortal"
(1999)
"The Days of the Phoenix"
(2000)
"Girl's Not Grey"
(2003)

"The Days of the Phoenix" is a song by the American rock band AFI. It was released to radio as the only single from their fifth studio album The Art of Drowning in 2000.

Background[edit]

The title refers to Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, California, where the band often performed during their origins. The song itself mentions lyrics like "I fell into yesterday" and "our dreams seemed not far away," possibly references to the memories the band spent at the theater.[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

A music video directed by Marc Webb was shot in 14 Below, a music venue located in Santa Monica, California.

It features the band performing on stage in front of an excited audience. During the song's bridge, multiple versions of vocalist Davey Havok are seen quoting the bridge's lyrics, one by one.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Davey Havok; all music composed by AFI.

U.S. promotional single
No.TitleLength
1."The Days of the Phoenix"3:27

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.[1]

The Days of the Phoenix E.P.[edit]

The Days of the Phoenix E.P.
AFI - The Days of the Phoenix cover.jpg
EP by
ReleasedMay 14, 2001 (2001-05-14)[2]
Length9:53
LabelNitro
Producer
  • AFI
  • Chuck Johnson
AFI chronology
The Art of Drowning
(2000)
The Days of the Phoenix E.P.
(2001)
Sing the Sorrow
(2003)

The Days of the Phoenix E.P. is an extended play by American rock band AFI. It was released on May 14, 2001 through Nitro Records. It contains two tracks from their fifth studio album The Art of Drowning, including the title track, and a B-side recorded during The Art of Drowning sessions. Only 500 copies of the EP were pressed.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Davey Havok; all music composed by AFI.

No.TitleLength
1."The Days of the Phoenix"3:27
2."A Winter's Tale"3:25
3."Wester"3:01

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.[3]

Nick 13 - guitar

  • Frank Rinella – assistant engineer
  • Eddy Schreyer – mastering
Studios
  • Engineered at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA
  • Mixed at The Art of Ears, Hayward, CA
  • Mastered at Oasis Mastering, Studio City, CA

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 152

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Days of the Phoenix (Liner notes). AFI. Nitro Records. 2000.
  2. ^ "The Days of the Phoenix E.P." amazon.co.uk. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  3. ^ The Days of the Phoenix (Liner notes). AFI. Nitro Records. 2001.
  4. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: A – Azzido Da Bass". zobbel.de. Retrieved August 1, 2017.