Phoenix - It's Never Been Like That

Phoenix Album Reissued on Vinyl LP Record

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It's Never Been Like That is the third studio album by French indie pop band Phoenix, originally released in May 2006 via Virgin Records.

Phoenix are a rock band from Versailles, France, consisting of Thomas Mars, Deck d'Arcy, Christian Mazzalai and Laurent Brancowitz. Vocalist Thomas Mars, bassist Deck d'Arcy, and guitarist Chris Mazzalai started playing together as a "garage band" based out of Mars's house in the suburbs of Paris. In 1995, Laurent Brancowitz, Mazzalai's older brother, permanently joined the band on guitar. 

Two years later the band took on the name Phoenix and pressed 500 copies of a single on their own label, Ghettoblaster. Shortly after, they were signed to the Paris-based Source Records. Phoenix became well acquainted with labelmates AIR when they acted as their backing band on several UK TV appearances. Following their two singles Too Young and If I Ever Feel Better, United was released in 2000. Their track Too Young was included on the soundtrack for the movie Lost in Translation (which was directed by Mars' future wife, Sofia Coppola).

The band's second album, Alphabetical, was released in 2004 and saw the band reach more mainstream success, with the singles Everything Is Everything and Run Run Run reaching some alternative rock airplay charts. Following Alphabetical, the band toured three continents, playing 150 dates. This tour was followed up with a live album, Live! Thirty Days Ago, released only 30 days after the end of the tour.

Phoenix then spent time in Berlin during the summer of 2005, making use of Planet Roc studios to produce their third album, It's Never Been Like That. The album was preceded by the release of the single Long Distance Call in May 2006.

To promote the release of It's Never Been Like That, Phoenix toured the United States and Europe in 2006. American band Paramore performed a cover of the song Long Distance Call live on Taratata, a French TV show.

It's Never Been Like That was rated number 13 in Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2006 and 38 in their Top Albums of the 2000s. The album has sold 36,000 copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album reached #81 on the Australian ARIA Albums charts and #108 on the UK Albums charts.

Check out a couple of tracks from the album:  Napoleon Says, Consolation Prizes, Rally, Long Distance Call, North and Second to None.

This LP Vinyl Record is a reissue (February 2015 via Virgin Music) with a printed inner sleeve, pressed in Europe.

 

(094635571615)

Tracklisting:

 

A1

Napoleon Says

 

A2

Consolation Prizes

 

A3

Rally

 

A4

Long Distance Call

 

A5

One Time Too Many

 

B1

Lost And Found

 

B2

Courtesy Laughs

 

B3

North

 

B4      

Sometimes In The Fall            

     

B5

Second To None

 

SKU 094635571615
Record Label Virgin Music
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number SOURLP 123
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 17 February 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 15 May 2006
Barcode # 094635571615
Shipping Weight 0.2450kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Reissue,Vinyl LP Record, Printed Inner Sleeve
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Indie / Alternative
Genre Rock
Format VINYL LP

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