We're Here Because We're Here (album)

We're Here Because We're Here is the eighth album by the British rock band Anathema. It was released on 31 May 2010. The working title of the album was Horizons. The album was mixed by Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree.

We're Here Because We're Here
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Studio album by
Released31 May 2010
Genre
Length58:10
LabelKscope
ProducerVincent Cavanagh and Daniel Cavanagh, mixed by Steven Wilson
Anathema chronology
Hindsight
(2008)
We're Here Because We're Here
(2010)
Falling Deeper
(2011)
Singles from We're Here Because We're Here
  1. "Dreaming Light"
    Released: 3 July 2011[1]
  2. "Everything"
    Released: 9 February 2012[2]

BackgroundEdit

Ville Valo of the band HIM recorded backing vocals for the song "Angels Walk Among Us".[3] The title of the album is taken from a song of the same name that was sung in the Allied trenches of World War I to the tune of "Auld Lang Syne".[3]

It is the last album to feature keyboardist Les Smith, as well as the first to feature vocalist Lee Douglas as an official band member.

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [4]
Sputnikmusic     [5]
Silencio Hungary     [6]
Classic Rock(9/10)[7]
Rock Sound(8/10)[8]

Response from the critics was universally positive. The album was awarded "Prog Album of the Year" by Classic Rock magazine, who described it as "a flawless, life-affirming comeback and a gold-plated contender for album of the year".[7]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Daniel Cavanagh, except where noted.

No.TitleLyricsLength
1."Thin Air"D. Cavanagh, Vincent Cavanagh, John Douglas5:59
2."Summernight Horizon" 4:12
3."Dreaming Light" 5:47
4."Everything" 5:05
5."Angels Walk Among Us (featuring Ville Valo)" 5:17
6."Presence (featuring Stan Ambrose)" 2:58
7."A Simple Mistake" 8:14
8."Get Off Get Out"J. Douglas5:01
9."Universal"J. Douglas7:19
10."Hindsight" 8:10
Total length:58:10
Limited Edition Bonus Tracks
No.TitleLength
1."Angels Walk Among Us (Demo Mix)"5:05
2."Presence (Demo Mix)"2:36
3."A Simple Mistake (Demo Mix)"8:15
7 Inch Bonus Tracks
No.TitleLength
1."Dreaming Light (Orchestral Version)"5:32
2."Universal (Orchestral Version)"7:24
Bonus Download Track
No.TitleLength
1."Everything (Demo Mix)"5:13
Special Edition Bonus DVD–Audio
  • The Entire Album in lossless 24/48 5.1 Surround and Stereo

SinglesEdit

Dreaming Light Digital Single/EP
  1. "Dreaming Light"
  2. "Universal" (Engineers Remix)
  3. "Dreaming Light" (Video)
Everything Digital Single
  1. Everything

PersonnelEdit

  • Vincent Cavanagh — vocals, guitar
  • Daniel Cavanagh — guitar, piano, keyboards, vocals
  • Jamie Cavanagh — bass guitar
  • John Douglas — percussion, drums, keyboards, guitars
  • Lee Douglas — vocals
  • Les Smith — keyboards

ChartsEdit

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[9] 52
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[10] 19
French Albums (SNEP)[11] 69
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[12] 50
Greek Albums (IFPI)[13] 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/dreaming-light-single/id474391684
  2. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/everything-single/id510211460
  3. ^ a b Anathema Discusses New Album, "We’re Here Because We’re Here", and Reveals metal-underground.com 20 March 2010. Retrieved on 2010-03-31.
  4. ^ Eremenko, Alexey. "allmusic ((( We're Here Because We're Here > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 July 2010.
  5. ^ Spencer, Trey. We're Here Because We're Here review Sputnikmusic 18 June 2010. Retrieved on 2010-06-21.
  6. ^ http://silencio.freeblog.hu/archives/2011/04/29/Anathema_-_Were_Here_Because_Were_Here_2010/
  7. ^ a b Classic Rock – Prog Album of the Year Drop-D 22 June 2010.
  8. ^ Alderslade, Merlin. We're Here Because We're Here review rocksound.tv. 18 June 2010. Retrieved on 2010-06-21.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Anathema – We're Here Because We're Here" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  10. ^ "Anathema: We're Here Because We're Here" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Anathema – We're Here Because We're Here". Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  12. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Anathema – We're Here Because We're Here". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  13. ^ "Greekcharts.com – Anathema – We're Here Because We're Here". Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 August 2011.

External linksEdit