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Birdy
BirdyAlbum
Studio album by Birdy
Released 4 November 2011
Genre Indie folk
Length 44:02
Label
  • 14th Floor 
  • Atlantic
Producer
  • Jim Abbiss 
  • Rich Costey 
  • James Ford 
  • Alex H. N. Gilbert
Birdy chronology
Birdy

(2011)

Live in London

(2011)

Singles from Birdy
  1. "Skinny Love"
    Released: 30 January 2011
  2. "Shelter"
    Released: 3 June 2011
  3. "People Help the People"
    Released: 28 October 2011
  4. "1901"
    Released: 9 March 2012

Birdy is the debut studio album by English recording artist Birdy,[11] released on 4 November 2011 by Atlantic Records. The album includes the singles "Skinny Love", "Shelter" and "People Help the People"

Singles Edit

"Skinny Love" was released on 30 January 2011 as the first single from the album,[12] which was a cover of a song by American indie folk band Bon Iver. The cover reached a peak of number seventeen on the UK Singles Chart.

"Shelter" was released as the second single from the album on 3 June 2011.[citation needed]The song covers a track by English indie pop group The xx and peaked at number fifty in the UK.

"People Help the People" was released as the album's third single on 28 October 2011.[13]The song is a cover of the song by English indie rock band Cherry Ghost and peaked at number thirty-three in the UK.

"1901" was released in the UK on 9 March 2012 as the album's fourth and final single. It is a cover of the song by French indie rock band Phoenix.

Track listing Edit

No. Title Writer(s) Producer Length
1. "1901" (by Phoenix)
  • Thomas Pablo Croquet
  • Christian Mazzalai 
  • Laurent Mazzalai 
  • Frederic Jean Joseph Moulin
Rich Costey 5:11
2. "Skinny Love" (by Bon Iver) Justin Vernon Alex H. N. Gilbert 3:23
3. "People Help the People" (by Cherry Ghost) Simon John Aldred James Ford 4:16
4. "White Winter Hymnal" (by Fleet Foxes) Robin Noel Pecknold Ford 2:17
5. "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight" (by The Postal Service)
  • Jimmy Tamborello 
  • Ben Gibbard
Jim Abbiss 4:44
6. "I'll Never Forget You" (by Francis and the Lights) Francis Farewell Starlite Abbiss 3:47
7. "Young Blood" (by The Naked and Famous)
  • Alisa Xayalith 
  • Thomas Brading Powers
  • Aaron Phillip Short
Costey 4:04
8. "Shelter" (by The xx)
  • Oliver David Sim 
  • Romy Anna Madley Croft
  • Baria Qureshi 
  • James Thomas Smith
  • Abbiss 
  • Paul "P-Dub" Walton (add.)
  • Gilbert (add.)
3:44
9. "Fire and Rain" (by James Taylor) James V. Taylor Ford 3:07
10. "Without a Word"  
  • Jasmine van den Bogaerde[14]
  • Moss
Costey 4:46
11. "Terrible Love" (by The National)
  • Matthew Donald Berninger
  • Aaron Brooking Dessner
Costey 4:43
Total length: 44:02

Personnel Edit

Credits for Birdy adapted from AllMusic.[17]

  • Jim Abbiss - drum machine, producer
  • Leo Abrahams - effects, guitar
  • Simon Aldred - composer
  • Ben Baptie - assistant
  • Matt Berninger - composer
  • Birdy - composer, piano, primary artist, vocals, voices
  • Rupert Bogarde - engineer
  • James Brown - engineer
  • Ian Burdge - cello
  • Greg Calbi - mastering
  • Matt Chamberlain - drums, percussion
  • Alessandro Cortini - synthesizer
  • Rich Costey - engineer, mixing, noise, producer, synthesizer
  • Neil Cowley - organ, piano
  • Romy Madley Croft - composer
  • Thomas Croquet - composer
  • Dan Curwin - photography
  • Aaron Dessner - composer
  • Ian Dowling - engineer
  • Lauren Dukoff - photography
  • Tom Elmhirst - mixing
  • James Ford - producer
  • James Ellis Ford - drums, guitar, percussion
  • Wally Gagel - bass
  • Ben Gibbard - composer
  • Alex H.N. Gilbert - additional production, artwork, executive producer, photography, producer, repertoire
  • Kirk Hellie - guitar
  • Gareth Henderson - engineer
  • Chris Kasych - assistant
  • Alex Macnaghten - bass
  • Stephen Mair - double bass
  • Christian Mazzalai - composer
  • Laurent Mazzalai - composer
  • Frederic Moulin - composer
  • Jamie Muhoberac - keyboards, piano, synthesizer
  • Robin Pecknold - composer
  • Thomas Powers - composer
  • Baria Quershi - composer
  • Audrey Riley - conductor, string arrangements
  • Lucy Shaw - cello
  • Aaron Short - composer
  • Dan Silber - assistant
  • Oliver Sim - composer
  • James Thomas Smith - composer
  • Francis Starlite - composer
  • Jimmy Tamborello - composer
  • Christian Tattersfield - executive producer
  • James V. Taylor - composer
  • Christopher Tombling - orchestra
  • Justin Vernon - composer
  • Paul "P-Dub" Walton - additional production, engineer, mixing
  • Richard Woodcraft - engineer
  • Alisa Xayalith - composer

Charts Edit

Weekly charts Edit

Chart (2011–13) Peak

position

Australian Albums Chart[18] 1
Austrian Albums Chart[19] 14
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[20] 1
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[21] 2
Canadian Albums Chart[22] 33
Dutch Albums Chart[23] 1
French Albums Chart[24] 5
German Albums Chart[25] 14
Irish Albums Chart[26] 4
New Zealand Albums Chart[27] 4
Polish Albums Chart[28] 13
Scottish Albums Chart[29] 18
Swedish Albums Chart[30] 52
Swiss Albums Chart[31] 3
UK Albums Chart[32] 13
US Billboard 200[33] 62
US Alternative Albums[33] 12
US Rock Albums[33] 15

Year-end charts Edit

Chart (2011) Position
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[34] 74
Dutch Albums Chart[35] 42
Chart (2012) Position
Australian Albums Chart[36] 10
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[37] 3
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[38] 7
Dutch Albums Chart[39] 3
French Albums Chart[40] 14
Swiss Albums Chart[41] 70
Chart (2013) Position
New Zealand Albums Chart[42] 46
Swiss Albums Chart[43] 14

Certifications Edit

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[44] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Belgium (BEA)[45] Gold 15,000*
France (SNEP)[46] 3× Platinum 300,000*
Germany (BVMI)[47] Platinum 200,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[48] Platinum 50,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[49] Gold 7,500^
Poland (ZPAV)[50] Gold 10,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[51] Gold 15,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[52] Gold 100,000^
*sales figures based on certification alone

^shipments figures based on certification alone xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release history Edit

Region Date Label
Belgium[53] 4 November 2011 Warner Music
Ireland[11]
  • 14th Floor 
  • Atlantic
United Kingdom[54] 7 November 2011
Netherlands[55] 11 November 2011 Warner Music
United States[56] 20 March 2012 Warner Bros.
Germany[57] 23 March 2012 Warner Music
Poland[58] 26 March 2012
Australia[59] 20 April 2012
France[60] 30 April 2012

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