Birds (Bic Runga album)


Birds (Bic Runga album)

Infobox Album | Name = Birds
Type = Album
Artist = Bic Runga


Released = November 28 2005 (New Zealand)
Recorded = Monte Cecilia House, Auckland, New Zealand August / September 2005
Genre = Acoustic Pop
Length = 44:37
Label = Sony / BMG
Producer = Bic Runga
Reviews =
*"The New Zealand Herald Rating|4|5 [http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/6/story.cfm?c_id=6&ObjectID=10357025 link]
Last album = "Live in Concert with the Christchurch Symphony"
(2003)
This album = "Birds"
(2005)
Next album =

"Birds" is the third solo album by New Zealand artist Bic Runga, released inNew Zealand on November 28 2005. The "Limited Australian Tour Edition" was released in Australia on March 4 2006. Release is the United Kingdom is expected to be on May 15.

"Birds" was the New Zealand Herald's 2005 album of the year, and was Bic's third #1 album chart entry in New Zealand, garnering platinum status in its first week. It went to double platinum by the end of its second week, and has been certified triple platinum thus far.

RIANZ ranked "Birds" as 20th in the New Zealand Top 50 Albums of 2005 even though it has only charted for five weeks—from its release until the end of the year.

"Birds" entered the Australian charts at position 26 on the week ending March 13 2006. It peaked at #20 on the Dutch Charts.

The album was mixed in London with the help of Simon Gogerly.

Track listing

#"Winning Arrow" – 2:53
#"Say After Me" – 4:36
#"Listen" – 3:32
#"Birds" – 3:46
#"Ruby Nights" – 4:23
#"No Crying No More" – 2:03
#"If I Had You" – 4:48
#"Captured" – 6:03
#"That's Alright" – 3:22
#"Blue Blue Heart" – 3:32
#"It's Over" – 5:38

Limited Australian Tour Edition

The Australian release included a second disc of live material recorded at the Civic Theatre in November, 2005. The disc incorrectly identifies the recording date as November, 2006 — eight months after the release of this edition.

#"Birds" – 4:30
#"Blue Blue Heart" – 3:48
#"Ruby Nights" – 4:42
#"Listen" – 3:38
#"Captured" – 6:03

Personnel

Performers

*Bic Runga – vocals, guitars
*Tim Arnold – guitar
*Ben "Boxcar" Maitland – vocals, guitars, harmonica
*Shayne Carterbacking vocals
*Anna Coddington – backing vocals
*Neil Finn – vocals, guitars, piano, psalterian, vibraphone
*Rikki Gooch – drums, percussion
*Rebecca Harris – harp
*Anika Moa – backing vocals
*Joanna Satomi Schulz – French horn
*Conrad Standish – vocals, bass guitar

trings

*Miranda Adams
*Mark Bennett
*Christine Bowie
*Artur Grabczewski
*Greg McGarity
*William Hanfling
*Claudia Price
*Katherine Uren

Additional

*Paul Crowther – drum tech
*Neil Finn – string arrangements
*Paul Jeffery – studio monitors
*Tom Rainey – string arrangements
*Marc Taddei – conductor
*John Walsh – guitar tech

External links

* [http://www.bicrunga.com Bic Runga's official website]
* [http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/6/story.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10361966 New Zealand Herald's album of the year]


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