On September 14, 2004.

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On September 14, 2004, “Merge Records” label released “Funeral”, the debut Arcade Fire studio album. It was recorded 2003 – 2004, at “Hotel2Tango” in Montreal, Quebec, and was produced by Win Butler, Regine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Howard Bilerman. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Funeral” at number 151 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Win Butler– vocals, Jaguar and 12 strings electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, synthesizer, bass
  • Richard Reed Parry– Rickenbacker guitar, synthesizer, organ, piano, accordion, xylophone, percussion, double bass, engineer, recording
  • Tim Kingsbury– bass, Telecaster guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Régine Chassagne– vocals, drums, synthesizer, piano, accordion, xylophone, recorders, percussion
  • Howard Bilerman– drums, guitar, engineer, recording
  • William Butler– bass, xylophone, synthesizer, percussion
  • Arlen Thompson – drums
  • Pietro Amato– horn
  • Sarah Neufeld– violin, string arrangements
  • Owen Pallett– violin, string arrangements
  • Sophie Trudeau– violin
  • Jessica Moss – violin
  • Gen Heistek – viola
  • Michael Olsen– cello
  • Anita Fust – harp
  • Arcade Fire– string arrangements, engineer, recording
  • Mark Lawson – recording, engineer
  • Thierry Amar- recording assistant
  • Ryan Morey – mastering
  • Tracy Maurice – cover art
  • Hilary Treadwell – photography, insert

Track listing:

All tracks by Win Butler, Regine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Howard Bilermanre, except where noted.

  1. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) – Win Butler, Regine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury, Howard Bilerman, John Deu
  2. Neighborhood #2 (Laïka)
  3. Une année sans lumière
  4. Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
  5. Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles) – Win Butler, Regine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury, Howard Bilerman, John Deu
  6. Crown of Love
  7. Wake Up
  8. Haiti
  9. Rebellion (Lies)
  10. In the Backseat

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