Yell Fire!

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Yell Fire!
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Studio album by Michael Franti and Spearhead
Released July 25, 2006
Genre Hip hop, alternative rock, reggae, funk, reggae fusion
Length 66:37
Label ANTI-/Liberation
Producer Franti, Malouf
Michael Franti and Spearhead chronology
Love Kamikaze (Singles and Remixes)
(2005)Love Kamikaze (Singles and Remixes)2005
Yell Fire!
All Rebel Rockers
(2008)All Rebel Rockers2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Yell Fire! is the fifth studio album by the reggae-influenced band Michael Franti and Spearhead. It was inspired by Michael Franti's trip to the Middle East, visiting Iraq, Israel, and the Palestinian territories. It is a politically charged album, with each track focusing on a controversial issue. The album was recorded in Kingston, Jamaica and San Francisco and released on July 25, 2006 by ANTI- and Liberation Records.

In the album's first week of sales, it had sold 7,215 copies and by March 28, 2007, Yell Fire! had sold 62,755 copies. In the U.S. the album peaked at #125 on the Billboard 200, but also peaked at #6 on Independent Albums and #1 on Heatseeker Albums.[2][3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Time to Go Home" Michael Franti, Dave Shul, Carl Young 5:10
2. "Yell Fire!" Franti, Shul, Young 4:44
3. "I Know I'm Not Alone" Franti, Shul, Young 4:04
4. "East to the West" J Bowman, Franti 3:56
5. "Sweet Little Lies" Franti, Shul, Young 4:43
6. "Hello Bonjour" Franti 4:50
7. "One Step Closer to You" (feat. Pink) Franti 4:41
8. "Hey Now Now" Wood Rowe Farguheson, Franti, Mannars Itiene 5:36
9. "Everybody Ona Move" Franti, Shul, Young 5:49
10. "See You in the Light" Franti 4:18
11. "Light Up Ya Lighter" Franti, Itiene 4:57
12. "What I've Seen" Bowman, Franti 4:52
13. "Tolerance" Franti 3:49
14. "Is Love Enough?" (feat. Gentleman) Franti, Itiene 5:08

Chart performance[edit]


Chart Provider(s) Peak
Certification Sales/
Billboard 200 (U.S.)[4] Billboard 125 Not certified N/A
Billboard Top Independent Albums (U.S.)[4] 6
Billboard Top Heatseekers (U.S.)[4] 1


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