The Fire Theft (album)

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The Fire Theft
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 23, 2003
GenreProgressive rock, hard rock, art rock
Length58:44
LabelRykodisc
ProducerBrad Wood, The Fire Theft
The Fire Theft chronology
The Fire Theft
(2003)
Hands on You EP
(2004)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic63/100 [1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [2]
Pitchfork Media5.0/10 [3]

The Fire Theft is the debut album by American rock band the Fire Theft. This album was released September 23, 2003, through the independent record label Rykodisc. On september 2019 the service Run Out Groove make a pool on their site with a reissue on vynil of "The Fire Theft"[1]. The Fire Theft fans rallied the votes and the title win, running on press again with the number of ROG #22. This include a new artwork and a remastered sound.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Uncle Mountain" – 4:03
  2. "Waste Time Segue" – 1:02
  3. "Oceans Apart" – 4:15
  4. "Chain" – 3:43
  5. "Backwards Blues" – 2:46
  6. "Summertime" – 4:01
  7. "Houses" – 3:14
  8. "Waste Time" – 4:15
  9. "Heaven" – 4:12
  10. "Rubber Bands" – 4:01
  11. "It's Over" – 4:01
  12. "Carry You" – 4:22
  13. "Sinatra" – 14:49
  • Outtakes from this album include "Hands on You" and "Easy Whistle".
  • Some CD pressings omit "Waste Time Segue" showing "Oceans Apart" as track 2 and thus totaling only 12 tracks. This led to confusion as to the song titles as each track number after "Uncle Mountain" is offset by one (i.e. "Sinatra" is listed as track 12 even though it is track 13).

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
2003 Top Heatseekers 11[citation needed]
2003 Top Independent Albums 12[citation needed]
2003 The Billboard 200 198[citation needed]

Personnel[edit]

The Band

Orchestra

  • Violin: Gregg Rice, Ken Wright
  • Viola: Sam Williams
  • Cello: Dave Beck
  • Bass Violin: Phil Wright
  • French Horn: Roger Burnett
  • Bass Trombone and Tuba: Dan Marcus
  • Clarinet: Craig Flory
  • Bass Clarinet, Clarinets, Flute, Piccolo: Jim Dejoie
  • Glockenspiel: Jeremy Enigk
  • Girl Voice: Kelsey Mackin
  • Children's Choir: Kelsey Mackin, Ella Banyas, Lilliam Louden-Mosio, Julia Thomas, and Lauren Hill

Production[edit]

  • Produced by: Brad Wood and The Fire Theft
  • Mixed by: Brad Wood
  • Engineered by: Brad Wood, Jeremy Enigk, William Goldsmith, Greg Williamson, and Adam Wade.
  • Mastered at: Oasis Mastering
  • Recorded at: The Fire Theft STudio, Kirkland, WA; Brad's Guest House, Valley Village, CA; and The Park Studio, Studio City, CA.
  • Mixed at: The Park Studio, Studio City, CA
  • Management: Steve Smith/Smith Management Group
  • Booking U.S.: Jon Pleeter/The Agency Group
  • Booking UK: Russel Warby/The Agency Group
  • Legal: Stacy Fass

References[edit]


  1. ^ "THE FIRE THEFT - Past Titles". shop.runoutgroovevinyl.com. Retrieved 2019-10-09.