Fun. ‎– Some Nights

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Fueled By Ramen ‎– 7567-88262-8, Fueled By Ramen ‎– 7567882628
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1 Some Nights Intro
Effects [Additional SFX] – Tyler Johnson
2 Some Nights
Backing Vocals [Additional] – Joi Starr
3 We Are Young
Drum Programming, Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Jeff BhaskerEngineer [Studio] – Sonny PinnarOrchestrated By – Jeff Bhasker, Rosie DanversPerformer [Featuring] – Janelle MonáePerformer [Orchestrations Performed By] – Wired Strings
4 Carry On
5 It Gets Better
6 Why Am I The One
7 All Alone
Drum Programming [Additional] – Emile Haynie, Pat Reynolds*
8 All Alright
Alto Vocals – Nate RuessArranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] – Larry GoldBacking Vocals – Friends After Three Choir At Friends Seminary*Cello – James Cooper III, Tom KrainesChoir [Friends After Three Choir Members] – Alexandra Lilly, Anabela Caiola, Antonia Gialamas, Claire DiLorenzo, Denise Di Pasca, Elise Lichtman, Kathleen Stepan-Jackson, Lola Rockwell, Miranda Wollen, Nara Cowing, Olivia Vreeland, Sofia Bagdade, Sofia Garcia-Penâ, Sophia Buten, Sydney Goldstein, Vanessa PasquarelliChorus Master [Choral Director] – Joanna PickettCo-producer – Jake One, Jeff BhaskerDrums, Keyboards [Additional] – Jake OneEngineer [Assistant] – Montez RobertsGuitar – Jack AntonoffKeyboards, Bass Guitar, Piano [Additional] – Jeff BhaskerOther [Choral Coordinator] – Jeneen MangelPiano, Keyboards, Drums [Additional] – Emile HaynieViola – Davis Barnett, Jonathan Kim (2)Violin – Charles Parker, Eliza Cho, Emma Kummrow, Luigi Mazzocchi, Michelle Bishop, Olga KonopelskyVocals, Horns – Andrew Dost
9 One Foot
Bass – Nate Harold*Co-producer, Synthesizer [Additional Synths], Backing Vocals – Jeff BhaskerDrum Programming, Keyboards [Keys] – Emile HaynieDrums – Will Noon
10 Stars
Choir – West Los Angeles Children's Choir*Choir [Members Of The West Los Angeles Children's Choir] – Boyce Buchanan, Finn Snyder, Genevieve Thomas, Janet Yang, Ky'lee Abrams, Lowell Novitch, Marley Mulvihill, Renata Robins, Skye SaltzmanChorus Master [The West Los Angeles Children's Choir, Director] – Barbara Klaskin Silberg
Bonus Track
11 Out On The Town
Keyboards [Additional Keys] – Jeff Bhasker

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Bonus track is not numbered in the release tracklist.

Track 1: Recorded at Electric Lady Studios and Enormous Studios. Additional recording at Jungle City. Studio [Orchestra]: Livingston Studios, London
Tracks 2 & 5: Recorded at Dawson's Studio, Enormous Studios and Electric Lady Studios
Track 3: Recorded at Jungle City and Enormous Studios. Studio [Orchestra]: Livingston Studios, London. Janelle Monáe appears courtesy of Wondaland Productions/Bad Boy/Atlantic Recording Corporation
Tracks 4 & 6: Recorded at Dawson's Studio, Enormous Studios and Electric Lady Studios. Studio [Orchestra]: Livingston Studios, London
Track 7: Recorded at Dawson's Studio, Enormous Studios, Emile's Studio and Jungle City
Track 8: Recorded at The Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Track 9: Recorded at Emile's Studio w/ additional Recording at Jungle City. Mixed at Larrabee Studios
Track 10: Recorded at Dawson's Studio and Enormous Studios. Studio [Orchestra]: Livingston Studios, London. [West Los Angeles Children's Choir] Recorded at The Village Recorder
Track 11: Recorded at Emile's Studio

Tracks 1-7 & 10: Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), FBR Music (ASCAP) and Bearvon Music (ASCAP) Administered by WB Music Corp. / Rough Art (ASCAP) / Shira Lee Lawrence Rick Music (BMI) / Way Above Music (BMI) / SonyATV Songs LLC (BMI)
Track 8: Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), FBR Music (ASCAP) and Bearvon Music (ASCAP) Administered by WB Music Corp. / Rough Art (ASCAP) / Shira Lee Lawrence Rick Music (BMI) / Way Above Music (BMI) / SonyATV Songs LLC (BMI) / Heavycrate Music (ASCAP) / White Van Music (ASCAP)
Track 9: Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), FBR Music (ASCAP) and Bearvon Music (ASCAP) Administered by WB Music Corp. / Rough Art (ASCAP) / Shira Lee Lawrence Rick Music (BMI) / Heavycrate Music (ASCAP)
Track 11: Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), FBR Music (ASCAP) and Bearvon Music (ASCAP) Administered by WB Music Corp. / Rough Art (ASCAP) / Shira Lee Lawrence Rick Music (BMI) / Way Above Music (BMI) / SonyATV Songs LLC (BMI) / Heavycrate Music (ASCAP)

℗ © 2012 Fueled By Ramen, LLC for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the United States. A Warner Music Group Company. Manufactured in the E.U.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned EAN): 0075678826283
  • Barcode (Scanned UPC): 075678826283
  • Barcode (Text): 0 75678 82628 3
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
  • Label Code: LC00121
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, 2): [Warner Music Logo] 756788262-8 V01 TVQ
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 2): IFPI L017
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 057S
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 05M6

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528048-2 Fun. Some Nights(CD, Album) Fueled By Ramen 528048-2 US 2012 Sell This Version
2-528048 Fun. Some Nights(CD, Album) Fueled By Ramen 2-528048 Canada 2012 Sell This Version
7567-88262-8 Fun. Some Nights(CD, Album) Fueled By Ramen 7567-88262-8 UK 2012 Sell This Version
7567882628, 7567-88262-8 Fun. Some Nights(CD, Album) Fueled By Ramen, Fueled By Ramen 7567882628, 7567-88262-8 Indonesia 2012 Sell This Version
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sound.and.vision

July 20, 2017

It feels almost like yesterday that you could not escape Fun.'s radio hit We Are Young - and as always here at the sound.and.vision HQ I am rather late in keeping up with the joneses. I don't know why I am still surprised to find what I call "new" releases in charity shops, considering I regard a 5 year old release "new" - either way I picked this up for a small sum in a bundle lot. I was never a big fan of the original hit when it came out, as those who have read my other reviews know any pop music made in the last 10 years rarely is; however I am always keen to give everything a try.

Well let me say this - Some Nights is an album I could have quite easily not have heard, any my life be indifferent. I am tired - a long day staring at a computer screen with wonderful white fluorescent lights shining above me would most probably be the cause for that, however this does not usually cause too much of a problem for listening to new music. The only thing is that I usually have less tolerance for stuff I don't enjoy. Unfortunately for the artists, performers and bands whose new releases I listen to of an evening - I am always bloody tired. Well sadly this release did not help my tiredness, it simply irritated me and was "tiresome" to listen to. Normally I continue to listen to the release while I type my review but this time I have stopped it, my ears only receptive to the quiet draft my desk fan is generating and the rather peaceful whistle of the hot water boiler running.

I get why this album was a hit, I get why people like it - it certainly has that "fresh air" feel to it. Its very... poppy. It's very bouncy with every song sounding like it is out of a theatre production. I think that is why people like it, and I, at this time (and most probably into the future) do not. Don't get me wrong, I like a lot of theatrical music and depending on the show you may find me in the audience of a show - but I have to be in the mood to listen to it, and sadly I am not in that mood. But I regard myself as a smart individual and try and see past my current end-of-the-week fatigue and consider if I would listen to this record again. No. No is the answer, I do not see myself listening to this record ever again. Nothing personal against any of the performers, there is just nothing that clicks and as there are hundreds of other releases that are destined for these tired ears I am not going to waste time re-listening to something that simply didn't catch my attention the first time round.

Sadly for "Fun." their fame has been rather short lived, and they have fallen out of the general consciousness of 2017 as they have not released another album and all of the members have gone on to do other things. Maybe they could do a come back tour in 10 years time for all their teeny-bopper fans, that is of course if teeny-boppers existed in 2012. Even so, it would be a short show with material from one album to perform (with some padding of their original independent release).

To sum up? A very theatrical pop record, which did in fairness stand out against the other drab shite on the radio at the time. Sadly this success didn't make a big enough splash in the mainstream pool as we are still as a race subject to terrible chart radio at the moment.