I'll Be Lightning

I'll Be Lightning is the 2007 debut album by New Zealand artist Liam Finn. The album was recorded at his father Neil's Roundhead Studios in Auckland, New Zealand. The album is notable in that Liam plays most of the instruments himself. The album was made #42 in Q's 50 Best Albums of the Year 2008.[1]

I'll Be Lightning
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Studio album by
Released23 July 2007 (New Zealand)
4 August 2007 (Australia)
22 January 2008 (International)
Yep Roc Records (internationally)
GenreIndie rock
Length69:03
53:22 (CD)
LabelLiberation Music (New Zealand/Australia)
ProducerLiam Finn
Liam Finn chronology
I'll Be Lightning
(2007)
Champagne In Seashells
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars link
NME7/10 stars
Q4/5 stars
The Skinny4/5 stars link
Spin3.5/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media(7.6/10) link

Vinyl/Digital Track listingEdit

All songs were written by Liam Finn, except where noted

  1. "Turn Up the Birds"
  2. "Better to Be"
  3. "Second Chance"
  4. "Gather to the Chapel"
  5. "Lead Balloon"
  6. "Fire in Your Belly" (Finn, Chris Garland)
  7. "Music Moves My Feet"
  8. "This Place Is Killing Me"
  9. "I'd Rather Waste You Than the Money on My Phone" (Finn, Matt Eccles)
  10. "Lullaby"
  11. "I'll Be Lightning" (Finn, Connan Hosford)
  12. "Remember When"
  13. "Come Home Sam"
  14. "I Found Noise at ATP"
  15. "I Will Explode" (Finn, Eccles)
  16. "Energy Spent"
  17. "Wise Man"
  18. "Wide Awake on the Voyage Home"
  19. "Shadow of Your Man"

CD Track ListingEdit

All songs were written by Liam Finn, except where noted

  1. "Better to Be" – 3:46
  2. "Second Chance" – 4:52
  3. "Gather to the Chapel" – 3:20
  4. "Lead Balloon" – 4:15
  5. "Fire in Your Belly" (Finn, Chris Garland) – 3:15
  6. "Lullaby" – 2:02
  7. "Energy Spent" – 4:08
  8. "Music Moves My Feet" – 2:24
  9. "Remember When" – 3:04
  10. "Wise Man" – 5:17
  11. "This Place Is Killing Me" – 4:06
  12. "I'll Be Lightning" (Finn, Connan Hosford) – 4:14
  13. "Wide Awake on the Voyage Home" – 5:37
  14. "Shadow of Your Man" – 2:57

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The 50 Best Albums of 2008, Q, January 2009, p. 82