Savage Garden ‎– Affirmation

Roadshow Music ‎– 101232-2, Warner Music ‎– 101232-2
CD, Album, Enhanced

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1 Affirmation 4:56
2 Hold Me
Engineer [Assistant] – Ethan Schofer
3 I Knew I Loved You
Keyboards [Additional], Synthesizer [Additional], Drum Programming – Greg Bieck
4 The Best Thing 4:19
5 Crash And Burn
Electric Guitar – Daniel Jones, Michael ThompsonEngineer [Assistant] – Luis Quine, Mark Gregory
6 Chained To You
Electric Guitar – Daniel JonesElectric Guitar, Guitar [Baritone] – Michael ThompsonEngineer [Assistant] – Ethan Schofer, Luis Quine
7 The Animal Song
Engineer – David GleesonMixed By – Chris Lord-AlgeProgrammed By [Macintosh, Digital] – Adam Rossi, Dan Shea
8 The Lover After Me
Drums – Steve Smith (5)Engineer [Assistant] – Ryan HewittEngineer [Drums] – David Gleeson
9 Two Beds And A Coffee Machine
Arranged By [Strings], Conductor – Jeremy LubbockCello – Ernest Ehrhardt*, Larry Corbett, Miguel Martinez (2)Engineer [Fairlight, Vocals, Piano] – David GleesonEngineer [Strings] – David FrazerPiano [Acoustic], Keyboards, Synthesizer [Programming] – Walter AfanasieffViola – Marilyn Baker, Michael Zinovyev*Violin – Anatoly Rosinsky, Armen Garabedian, Robert Sanov*, Brian Leonard, Mari Tsumura, Rebecca Bunnell
10 You Can Still Be Free
Drums – Steve Smith (5)Engineer [Assistant] – Ethan SchoferEngineer [Drums] – David GleesonKeyboards [Additional], Synthesizer [Additional], Drum Programming – Greg Bieck
11 Gunning Down Romance
Drums – Steve Smith (5)Electric Guitar – Daniel JonesEngineer [Drums] – Jay HealyKeyboards [Additional], Synthesizer [Additional], Drum Programming – Greg Bieck
12 I Don't Know You Anymore
Piano [Acoustic] – Walter AfanasieffRecorded By – David Frazer
13 The Animal Song (Hex Hector Club Mix)
Producer – Hex HectorProgrammed By, Engineer – Mac QuayleRemix – Hex Hector

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Recorded and mixed at Wallyworld Studios and Sony Music Studios, New York.
Additional recording at Andora Studios and The Record Plant, Hollywood, CA.
Mastered at Sony Music Studios, New York.
Bonus CD Rom with video clips, photos and weblinks.

℗ + © 1999 Roadshow Entertainment Pty Ltd.
Manufactured and distributed by Warner Music Australia

All songs published by Rough Cut Music
All rights administered by Warner/Chappell

The initial pressing of this CD includes a CD-ROM track

* "About Affirmation, Detailed notes from Savage Garden"
- This is a track-by-track description of the album written by Darren Hayes in New York on September 13, 1999.
* "Video Clips"
- "I Knew I Loved You: In the studio, on the set, shooting the clip"
- "In front of the camera: behind the scenes"
- "The first album cover story"
- Darren and Leonie (their P.A. and writer of "Leonie's Diary" for having some fun over the first album's cover.
- "Darren, Daniel, a camera and a couple of cars"
* "Photos"
- 18 photos of Darren and Daniel
* "Links to websites"

Subsequent releases omitted this CD-ROM track. See second image for a view of the sticker indicating presence of CD-ROM track. It should be noted that although the back cover indicates a “Bonus CD-ROM,” it is not an additional disc but a track on the single disc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Visual): 9398710123227
  • Barcode (Text): 9 398710 123227
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): D.A.T.A. 1012322 E E1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): D.A.T.A. 1012322 F E1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L311
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2661

Other Versions (5 of 50) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
216 Savage Garden Affirmation(Cass, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) Power Records (47) 216 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
COL 494935 4 Savage Garden Affirmation(Cass, Album) Columbia COL 494935 4 Ukraine 2001 Sell This Version
CDCOL 5977 Savage Garden Affirmation(CD, Album) Columbia CDCOL 5977 South Africa 1999 Sell This Version
CK 63711 Savage Garden Affirmation(CD, Album, Club) Columbia CK 63711 US 1999 Sell This Version
ES 5271 Savage Garden Affirmation(Cass, Album, Unofficial) CD Club ES 5271 Ukraine 1999 Sell This Version



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July 18, 2008

This is by far the better out of the 2 albums they produced. The first album was too old in style and carried on the 80's sound too much, it was a great album, but "Affirmation" proved that these guys can make music based on a song writer's point of view. Instead of just going for radio pop, Darren wrote from his experiences from the breakdown of his marriage, and living halfway across the globe, to losing loved ones.

Musically it is mature compared to the first album, and Darren's life experiences is reason. Amazingly this album was produced while Darren lived in America and Daniel stayed back in Australia. Some would say that type of plan would end up disasteress, but in fact it made the album better.

Try it, but it!