The Flame (Dover album)

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The Flame
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Studio album by Dover
Released 27 October 2003
Recorded 2003
Studio PKO Studios (Madrid, Spain)
Genre Rock
Length 30:02
Label Capitol-EMI
Producer Rick Will
Dover chronology
It's Good To Be Me!
(2002)It's Good To Be Me!2002
The Flame
(2003)
Oh! Mother Russia
(2005)Oh! Mother Russia2005
Singles from The Flame
  1. "The Flame"
    Released: 13 October 2003
  2. "Honest"
    Released: December 2003
  3. "Mi Sombrero"
    Released: 20 April 2004
  4. "Die for Rock 'n' Roll"
    Released: 1 July 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rock Hard 9/10 stars[1]

The Flame is the fifth album of the Spanish rock band Dover, and went on sale on 27 October 2003. Recorded in PKO Studios, Madrid, with producer Rick Will and mastered by Stephen Marcussen (Marcussen Mastering, NYC).[2][3] This album sold 60,000 copies in Spain and about 50,000 copies in Germany, which means that on 5 June 2004 reach the music festival Rock am Ring.

Reception[edit]

In 2005, The Flame was ranked number 484 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Lyrics and music by Amparo Llanos and Cristina Llanos.
No. Title Length
1. "The Flame" 2:23
2. "27 Years" 2:12
3. "Leave Me Alone" 2:34
4. "My Fault" 2:24
5. "My Sombrero" 2:40
6. "After Hours" 1:40
7. "Honest" 3:36
8. "Someone Else's Bed" 2:24
9. "Die For Rock & Roll" 2:35
10. "On My Knees" 3:08
11. "One Black Day" 2:07
12. "All My Money" 2:19
Total length: 30:02

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Spanish Album Charts[5] 11

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[6] 1× Gold 50,000^
Germany (BVMI)[7] 1× Gold 50.000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Spain[8] 27 October 2003 CD Loli Jackson, Hispavox, Capitol, EMI Music
Austria[9] 26 January 2004
Germany[10]
Greece[11]
Portugal[12]
Denmark[13] 2 February 2004
Switzerland[14]
United Kingdom[15] 15 March 2004
Sweden[16] 21 April 2004

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rensen, Michael. "Dover: The Flame - Review - Rock Hard". issue 201. Rock Hard. 
  2. ^ "Dover vuelve con su álbum más positivo, pop y luminoso" (in Spanish). El Mundo. 27 October 2003. 
  3. ^ Iñiguez, Fernando (23 January 2004). "Dover reivindica la esencia y la energía del 'rock and roll'" (in Spanish). El País. 
  4. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 13. ISBN 3-89880-517-4. 
  5. ^ "List of the best selling albums from 27.10.03 to 02.11.03". 2 November 2003. 
  6. ^ Promusicae (4 January 2004). "Top 100 álbumes" (PDF) (in Spanish). Lista de los títulos mas vendidos del 29.12.03 al 04.01.04. The Flame sem. actu. 82, cert. Promusicae *(1 disco oro, 50,000). 
  7. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Dover; 'The Flame')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  8. ^ "Dover: The Flame (Spain)". Discogs.com. 
  9. ^ "Dover: Devil Came to Me (Austria)". Discogs.com. 
  10. ^ "Dover: Devil Came to Me (Germany)". Discogs.com. 
  11. ^ "Dover: Devil Came to Me (Greece)". Discogs.com. 
  12. ^ "Dover: Devil Came to Me (Portugal)". Discogs.com. 
  13. ^ "Dover: Devil Came to Me (Denmark)". Discogs.com. 
  14. ^ "Dover: Devil Came to Me (Switzerland)". Discogs.com. 
  15. ^ "Dover: Devil Came to Me (United Kingdom)". Discogs.com. 
  16. ^ "Dover: Devil Came to Me (Sweden)". Discogs.com. 

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