This Little Empire

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This Little Empire
Zed - This Little Empire cover art.jpg
Studio album by Zed
Released

November 11, 2003 (NZ edition)

August 23, 2004 (US edition)
Recorded Radiostar Studios
Genre Rock
Length 42:42
Label Interscope Records, Universal Music Group
Producer Sylvia Massy Shivy, Zed, Malcolm Welsford, Martin Kierszenbaum
Zed chronology
Silencer
(2000)
This Little Empire
(2003)
Alternative cover
This Little Empire (US edition) artwork
This Little Empire (US edition) artwork
Singles from This Little Empire
  1. "Starlight"
    Released: 2002
  2. "Hard to Find Her"
    Released: 2003
  3. "Don't Worry Baby"
    Released: 2004
  4. "She Glows"
    Released: 2004
  5. "Firefly"
    Released: 2005

This Little Empire is the second studio album by New Zealand rock band Zed. It was produced by Sylvia Massy Shivy and Zed at Radiostar Studios in Weed, California, and engineered by Rich Veltrop and assisted by Josh Kiser.[1] Unlike the band's debut 2000 release, Silencer, This Little Empire was predominately produced for the American market, with a US edition and a New Zealand edition released. The track listing for the US edition contains tracks taken from their debut album. The album was released to the New Zealand market on November 11, 2003; and released internationally on August 23, 2004, via Interscope Records.

Chart performance[edit]

This Little Empire debuted in the Official New Zealand Top 40 Albums chart on November 9, 2003. It spent three weeks within the top ten and peaked at #4. The album spent a total of 13 weeks on the chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Downtown" Zed Sylvia Massy Shivy, Zed 3:11
2. "Hard to Find Her" Zed Sylvia Massy Shivy, Zed, Martin Kierszenbaum 3:03
3. "Don't Worry Baby" B. Wilson, R. Christian Sylvia Massy Shivy, Zed 2:34
4. "Better On Your Own" Zed Sylvia Massy Shivy, Zed 2:22
5. "Starlight" R. Cuomo Zed, Malcolm Welsford 2:53
6. "Bleeding On the Radio" Zed Sylvia Massy Shivy, Zed 3:17
7. "Baby's Got Me Up" Zed Sylvia Massy Shivy, Zed 3:10
8. "Firefly" Zed Sylvia Massy Shivy, Zed 3:16
9. "Postcard" Zed, M. Barus Sylvia Massy Shivy, Zed 4:01
10. "She Glows" Zed Sylvia Massy Shivy, Zed 4:21
11. "Think It Over" Zed, C. Brooks Sylvia Massy Shivy, Zed 4:04
12. "Did Nobody Tell You" Zed Sylvia Massy Shivy, Zed 3:55
13. "Holding Out" Zed Sylvia Massy Shivy, Zed 2:45
Total length: 42:42

Personnel[edit]

  • Nathan King – vocals, guitar
  • Ben Campbell – bass, vocals
  • Andrew "Andy" Lynch – guitar, vocals, engineering
  • Adrian Palmer – drums, percussion
  • Sylvia Massy Shivy – producer
  • Rich Veltrop – engineering
  • Josh Kiser - assistant engineer
  • Clint Murphy – additional engineering
  • Rivers Cuomo – composer
  • Brian Wilson – composer
  • Roger Christian – composer
  • C. Brooks – composer
  • M. Barus – composer
  • Clif Norrell – mixing
  • Robert Orton – mixing (track 2)
  • Martin Kierszenbaum – additional production (track 2)
  • Malcolm Welsford – producer, engineering, mixing (track 5)
  • George Marino – mastering (track 5)
  • Martin Kierszenbaum – A&R director
  • Andrea Ruffalo – A&R co-ordinator
  • Robert Hayes – management
  • A. Kim Guggenheim – legal representative
  • Steve Strange – agent
  • Kevin Soh – concept, art direction and design
  • Simon Oosterdijk – concept, art direction and design
  • Aaron K. – photography
  • Karen Inderbitzen-Waller – styling

Credits for This Little Empire adapted from liner notes.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b This Little Empire (CD liner notes). Zed. Interscope Records. 2003.
  2. ^ "This Little Empire - Zed - Top 40 Albums". muzic.net.nz. Retrieved 29 July 2012.