Funeral is the debut studio album by Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, released on September 14, 2004 by Merge Records. It was given its title because several band members had recently lost members of their families; Régine Chassagne's grandmother died in June 2003, Win and William Butler's grandfather (swing musician Alvino Rey) in February 2004, and Richard Reed Parry's aunts in April 2004.
Released September 14, 2004. 1. Neighborhood (Tunnels) Lyrics. 2. Neighborhood (Laïka) Lyrics. Where are Brazil and My Buddy featured on this album? They were included on a four track bonus cd packaged with the Japanese release of the album. Producer Arcade Fire. Featuring Alvino Rey Orchestra. Producers Arcade Fire.
Funeral evokes sickness and death, but also understanding and renewal; childlike mystification, but also the impending coldness of maturity. Still, that it's so easy to embrace this album's operatic proclamation of love and redemption speaks to the scope of The Arcade Fire's vision. It's taken perhaps too long for us to reach this point where an album is at last capable of completely and successfully restoring the tainted phrase "emotional" to its true origin. Dissecting how we got here now seems unimportant. It's simply comforting to know that we finally have arrived.
To The Arcade Fire, the hype is not an unfair setting of expectations, but instead the justification of an excellent album. The Arcade Fire are a Canadian collective of musicians who put together an album built off the tragedy that kept striking family members. The result is a passionately emotional album, entitled Funeral for the irony of naming their full-length debut with such closure, according to them
the notion that "the power's out in the heart of man, take it from your heart and put it in your hand. Arcade Fire are not bereft of whimsy. Crown of Love" is like a wedding cake dropped in slow motion, utilizing a Johnny Mandel-style string section and a sweet, soda-pop-stand chorus to provide solace to a jilted lover yearning for a way back into the fold, and "Haiti" relies on a sunny island melody to explore the complexities of Chassagne's mercurial homeland. However, it's the sheer power and scope of cuts like "Wake Up" - featuring.
Funeral is the debut studio album by Canadian rock band Arcade Fire. Release date: September 14, 2004. Clear disc tray?: No (slipcase). Neighborhood (Tunnels) (F Major). Neighborhood (Laïka) (B Minor). Une Année Sans Lumière (D Major). Neighborhood (Power Out) (D Minor). Neighborhood (7 Kettles) (G Major). Crown of Love (Eb Major). Rebellion (Lies) (Bb Major, Minor). In the Backseat (B Minor, D Major).
Funeral is the debut studio album by Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, released on September 14, 2004 in North America by Merge Records and on February 28, 2005 in Europe by Rough Trade Records Preliminary recordings for Funeral were made during the course of a week in August 2003 at the Hotel2Tango.
Funeral is the debut album of the band Arcade Fire. It is their best record in my opinion as it represents an ambitious, passionate, intense and poetic piece of art. It is extremely deep and emotional and I have to say, it touches me in a very personal way. The group itself influenced and influences indie and alternative bands This is a MASTERPIECE. The instrumentation is almost symphonic, every layer is in its.