Empire (Kasabian album) explained

Empire
Type:Album
Artist:Kasabian
Released:28 August 2006
Recorded:February 2006
Genre:Indie rock, space rock, neo-psychedelia, electronic rock
Length:39:24
Label:BMG, Columbia
Producer:Jim Abbiss, Kasabian
Last Album:Kasabian
(2004)
This Album:Empire
(2006)
Next Album:West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
(2009)

Empire is the second album by British indie rock[1] band Kasabian, released in August 2006. The album went onto #1 in the UK Albums Chart upon its release and was preceded by the release of new single "Empire" on 24 July 2006.

The album was recorded over two weeks after touring with Oasis. According to Tom Meighan in an interview on the album with the NME in early 2006, "Empire" is a word used by the band to describe something that is good. To date the album has sold over 1 million copies worldwide, including more than 600,000 in the UK.

Track listing

All tracks written by Sergio Pizzorno, except where noted.

  1. "Empire" (Pizzorno, Karloff)  - 3:53
  2. "Shoot the Runner"  - 3:27
  3. "Last Trip (In Flight)"  - 2:53
  4. "Me Plus One"  - 2:28
  5. "Sun Rise Light Flies"  - 4:08
  6. "Apnoea"  - 1:48
  7. "By My Side" (Pizzorno, Karloff)  - 4:14
  8. "Stuntman" (Pizzorno, Karloff)  - 5:19
  9. "Seek & Destroy"  - 2:15
  10. "British Legion"  - 3:19
  11. "The Doberman"  - 5:34

Personnel

Chart performance

Charts (2006)Peak
position
UK Albums Chart1
Australian ARIA Albums Chart64
French Albums Chart56
Irish Albums Chart3
Japan Albums Chart8
New Zealand Albums Chart19
Swiss Albums Chart47
Billboard 200114

External links

Notes and References

  1. Web site: Kasabian Planning Special Festival Slots. Clash. March 12, 2011.