|Released:||28 August 2006|
|Genre:||Indie rock |
|Label:||BMG, Columbia Records|
|Producer:||Jim Abbiss, Kasabian|
|Last Album:||Live from Brixton Academy|
Empire is the second album by English rock band Kasabian, released on 28 August 2006 in the United Kingdom. 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 (see 2006 in British music).
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 895,000 copies worldwide, including 556,400 in the UK.
The song "Stuntman" was used in the film Green Street, and was also played during Sky Sports' Premiership coverage in the 2007-08 season. The song Sun Rise Light Flies appears in the last scene/closing credits of episode 101 of the HBO show "John From Cincinnati" Several songs from the album have used in the BBC television show Top Gear. Sun Rise Light Flies has been used for the video highlights of the 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix on the official formula one website. It was also used on the BBC's TV program Horizon, broad cast on 17 February 2009.
All tracks written by Sergio Pizzorno, except where noted.
The Limited Edition included a Bonus DVD
|United Kingdom||2006-08-28||BMG, Columbia Records||CD||PARADISE37 / 8 2876 88499 2 7|
|10" vinyl||PARADISE38 / 8 2876 88502 2 0|
|CD / DVD||PARADISE39 / 8 2876 88499 1 0|
|Japan||2006-09-06||BMG Japan||CD||BVCP-21481 / 4988017642092|
|2006-12-20||CD / DVD||BVCP-28067 / 4988017645901|
|United States||2006-09-19||Sony BMG, RCA Records||CD||8 2876-88323-2 5|
|CD / DVD||8 8697-01459-2 3|
|CD / DVD||82876898182|
|CD / DVD||88697002262|