Kings Of Convenience - Riot On An Empty Street album
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No, your copy of Riot on an Empty Street is not defective. Electro-pop fans who've followed an AMG breadcrumb trail from Erlend Øye's fantastic DJ Kicks set and loop-heavy solo album to his work with Kings of Convenience can now quit flooding the label's switchboard with complaints and concerns: Nobody accidentally left the beats off your copy. More experiments of this sort would help the Kings of Convenience update their picking sound for a modern world, rather than continuing to exist as a museum piece profiling musicians who like "The Boxer" way too much. It would also build a bridge to listeners drawn in by Øye's extracurricular activities but who might not be willing to make the leap to as rhythmless an environment as is found in most of Riot on an Empty Street.
My life, it's a riot I'm climbing barricades in empty streets at night. When I'm down fighting shadows. Twenty-five postcards in a box in my room. Telephone conversations, gas slowly leaking out of a heart-shaped balloon. It's a dangerous game that I'm not sure if I could keep playing for long. I have no cards to play and that's why I've got nothing to say, tonight. I've got nothing to say, tonight. Writer(s): EIRIK GLAMBEK BOE, ERLEND OTRE OEYE.
Kings of Convenience is the mellow indie pop duo of Eirik Glambek Bøe and Erlend Øye. Riot on an Empty Street is their third major label album, and ended a three year layoff during which time Eirik was going to school for a psychology degree, and Erlend was becoming a popular electronica DJ in Germany. Both members were childhood friends in Norway. What this band is is beautifully crafted vocal harmonies. There is guitar and piano accompaniment, but the album (with a couple exceptions) lacks any percussion. Overall there is a much broader range of sounds on Riot on an Empty Street. From the most upbeat and peppy track "I'd Rather Dance With You" (probably their biggest hit), and driving "Misread", to the gentle ballads "Cayman Islands" and "Gold in the Air of Summer", to the fragile and longingness of "Homesick", there is a song for practically evey mood.
Kings of Convenience. Track on Kings of Convenience’s second album Riot on an Empty Street. Through the alleyways To cool off in the shadows Then into the street Following the water There's a bearded man Paddling in his canoe Looks as if he has Come all the way from the Cayman Islands. These canals, it seems They all go in circles Places look the same And we're the only difference The wind is in your hair It's covering my view I'm holding on to you On a bike we've hired until tomorrow
Tracklist Hide Credits
Vocals [High Voice], Guitar [Nylon String] – Eirik*Vocals [Low Voice], Electric Guitar – Erlend*
Cello – Siri HilmenDouble Bass [Upright Bass] – Davide BertoliniViola – Tobias HettVocals, Guitar, Piano – Eirik*
Cello, Arranged By [Cello] – Siri HilmenVocals [High Voice], Guitar [Nylon String] – Eirik*Vocals [Low Voice], Guitar [Steel String] – Erlend*
|4||Stay Out Of Trouble
Cello [Outro Cello], Arranged By – Siri HilmenDouble Bass [Upright Bass], Arranged By – Davide BertoliniViola, Arranged By – Tobias HettVocals [High Voice], Guitar [Steel String], Arranged By – Erlend*Vocals [Low Voice], Guitar [Nylon String], Arranged By – Eirik*
Double Bass [Upright Bass] – Davide BertoliniLead Vocals, Guitar, Piano – Eirik*Vocals [Featuring - Outro Lead Vocals] – FeistVocals [Vocal Harmony], Guitar [Steel String], Drums – Erlend*
|6||Sorry Or Please
Double Bass [Upright Bass], Arranged By – Davide BertoliniLead Vocals, Drums, Banjo, Trumpet, Arranged By – Erlend*Trumpet, Arranged By – Gary PetersonViola, Arranged By – Tobias HettVocals [Harmonies], Guitar, Piano, Arranged By – Eirik*
|7||Love Is No Big Truth
Bass – Davide BertoliniVocals [High Voice], Guitar, Piano, Drums, Banjo – Eirik*Vocals [Low Voice], Guitar – Erlend*
|8||I'd Rather Dance With You
Cymbal [Additional], Cymbal [Additional Hi-hat] – Peter KatesLead Vocals, Bass [Bass Guitar], Drums, Piano – Erlend*Viola – Tobias HettVocals [Second Vocals], Guitar, Bass [Bass Guitar], Piano, Percussion – Eirik*
Lead Vocals, Guitar, Piano – Eirik*Lyrics By – Are Glambek BøeOther [Creative Consultant] – Petter Alexander OlsenTrombone – John-Arild SutherVocals [Harmonies] – Erlend*
Lead Vocals, Guitar [Nylon String] – Eirik*Vocals [Harmonies], Guitar [Steel String] – Erlend*
|11||Gold In The Air Of Summer
Bass [Bow Bass] – Davide BertoliniTrombone – John-Arild SutherVocals [High Voice], Piano, Performer [Arpeggio] – Eirik*Vocals [Low Voice], Guitar – Erlend*
Lead Vocals, Guitar, Drums – Erlend*Vocals [Featuring - Outro Vocals] – Feist
|Japanese Bonus Tracks|
|13||Weight Of My Words (Four Tet Remix)
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Four Tet
|14||The Girl From Back Then (Riton's Uber Jazz Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Riton
|15||Winning A Battle, Losing The War (Andy Votel Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Andy Votel
- Record Company – Toshiba EMI Ltd
- Artwork By – Kings Of Convenience, Planet Earth
- Engineer – Davide Bertolini
- Mastered By – Guy Davies*
- Mixed By – Davide Bertolini (tracks: 1 to 12)
- Other [A & R] – Jo Hillier
- Performer – Kings Of Convenience
- Photography – Paulo Sutch, Øysein Fyxe
- Producer – Davide Bertolini, Kings Of Convenience
- Recorded By – Davide Bertolini (tracks: 1 to 12), Yngve Sæthre* (tracks: 8)
- Written-By – Feist (tracks: 5, 12), Kings Of Convenience
NotesRecorded and mixed between September 2003 and March 2440 at Grieghallen Studios, Bergen, Norway.
Track 8 recorded in Duper Studios and completed in Grieghallen Studios.
Mastered at The Exchange in London.
The japanese edition comes with OBI stripe and japanese fold-out insert in addition to the regular booklet.
|SOURLP 099||Kings Of Convenience||Riot On An Empty Street (LP, Album)||Source||SOURLP 099||UK||2004|
|none||Kings Of Convenience||Riot On An Empty Street (CDr, Album, Ltd, Promo)||Not On Label||none||Italy||2004|
|2547746429||Kings Of Convenience||Riot On An Empty Street (LP, Album, Ltd, RE)||Astralwerks||2547746429||US||2016|
|CDSOUR099, 0724357166522||Kings Of Convenience||Riot On An Empty Street (CD, Album)||Source, Virgin, EMI, Source, Virgin, EMI||CDSOUR099, 0724357166522||Europe||2004|
|CDSOUR099, 0724357166522||Kings Of Convenience||Riot On An Empty Street (CD, Album, RP)||Source, Virgin, EMI, Source, Virgin, EMI||CDSOUR099, 0724357166522||Europe||Unknown|