On August 2, 2010.

The Suburbs

On August 2, 2010, “Merge” label released “The Suburbs”, the third Arcade Fire studio album. It was recorded 2008 – 2010, and was produce by  Will Butler, Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Richard Reed Perry, Sarah Neufeld, Jeremy Gara, Tim Knigsbury and Markus Dravs. “The Suburbs” won “Album of the Year” at the 2011 “Grammy Awards”, “Best International Album” at the 2011 “BRIT Awards”, “Album of the Year” at the 2011 “Juno Awards”, and the 2011 “Polaris Music Prize” for best Canadian album. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Canada by “CRIA” and Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Will Butler – vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizer, bass
  • Win Butler – vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards
  • Richard Reed Parry – double bass, accordion, keyboards, drums, percussion
  • Tim Kingsbury – bass, guitar, piano
  • Jeremy Gara – drums, percussion
  • Régine Chassagne – vocals, piano
  • Sarah Neufeld – violin
  • Sarah Neufeld, Owen Pallett, Richard Reed Parry, Marika Anthony Shaw – strings
  • Clarice Jensen, Nadia Sirota, Yuki Numata, Caleb Burhans, Ben Russell, Rob Moose – additional strings
  • Colin Stetson– saxophones
  • Pietro Amato– French horn
  • Arcade Fire – mixing, arrangement
  • Owen Pallett– string arrangements
  • Mark Lawson – recording
  • Craig Silvey – mixing
  • Nick Launay– additional mixing
  • Marcus Paquin, Don Murnaghan and Noah Goldstein – additional recording
  • Brian Thorn – assistant (Magic Shop)
  • Brad Bell – assistant (Public Hi-Fi)
  • Adam Greenspan – assistant
  • Caroline Robert – artwork design
  • Vincent Morisset– art direction
  • Gabriel Jones – photography (assisted by Joey Matthews and Stephane Fiore)

Track listing:

All tracks by Sarah Neufeld, Richard Reed Parry, Jeremy Gara, Win Butler, Will Butler, Régine Chassagne and Tim Kingsbury.

  1. The Suburbs
  2. Ready to Start
  3. Modern Man
  4. Rococo
  5. Empty Room
  6. City With No Children
  7. Half Light I
  8. Half Light II (No Celebration)
  9. Suburban War
  10. Month of May
  11. Wasted Hours
  12. Deep Blue
  13. We Used to Wait
  14. Sprawl I (Flatland)
  15. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
  16. The Suburbs (continued)

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