On August 4, 2003.

On August 4, 2003, “Fiction” label released “Final Straw”, the third Snow Patrol studio album. It was recorded in February 2003, at “Britannia Row Studios” and was produced by Jacknife Lee. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, 6 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA” and 6 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Gary Lightbody– vocals, guitar, glockenspiel, backing vocals, keyboards
  • Mark McClelland– bass, keyboards
  • Jonny Quinn– drums
  • Nathan Connolly– guitar, backing vocals
  • Iain Archer– background vocals
  • Bruce White – viola
  • James Banbury – piano, strings, cello
  • Fiona McCapra – violin
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Louie Teran – mastering
  • Ben Georgiades – engineer

Track listing:

All lyrics by Gary Lightbody; all music by Gary Lightbody, Mark McClelland, Nathan Connolly and Jonny Quinn, except where noted.

  1. How to be Dead
  2. Wow
  3. Gleaming Auction
  4. Whatever’s Left
  5. Spitting Games
  6. Chocolate
  7. Run – Iain Archer, Gary Lightbody,Mark McClelland, Nathan Connolly,Jonny  Quinn
  8. Grazed Knees
  9. Ways & Means – Iain Archer, Gary Lightbody, Mark McClelland, Nathan Connolly, Jonny Quinn
  10. Tiny Little Fractures
  11. Somewhere a Clock Is Ticking – Iain Archer, Gary Lightbody,Mark McClelland, Nathan Connolly, Jonny Quinn
  12. Same
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