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Babylon (David Gray song)

"Babylon"
Single by David Gray
from the album White Ladder
Released 12 July 1999
12 June 2000 (re-issue)
Format CD single
Genre Alternative rock, folk rock
Length 3:40
Label IHT, EastWest
Writer(s) David Gray
Producer(s) David Gray, Iestyn Polson, Craig McClune
David Gray singles chronology
"This Year's Love"
(1999)
"Babylon"
(1999)
"
(1999)
David Gray singles chronology
"
(1999)
"Babylon"
(re-issue)
(2000)
"
(re-issue)
(2001)
Alternative covers
US promo CD cover

"Babylon" is a song by the British singer-songwriter David Gray. Originally released on 12 July 1999 as the second single from his fourth album White Ladder, it was re-released as the fourth single on 12 June 2000. It is his biggest selling single to date, peaking at #5 in the United Kingdom in 2000.[1] The single also performed well in the US, peaking at #57 on the Billboard Hot 100, #25 and #26 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks and Adult Contemporary charts respectively.[2]

A remix titled "Babylon II" appears exclusively on the US version of the album.[3] The B-side "Over My Head" also appears on the Japanese pressing of the album as a bonus track.[4] Remixes by Flightcrank were also commissioned in 2000, appearing on promo-only releases.[5]

Contents

  • Track listings 1
  • Cover Versions 2
  • Personnel 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Track listings

1999 CD single[6]
  1. "Babylon" – 3:40
  2. "Lead Me Upstairs" (Live at the Temple Bar Music Centre, Dublin, on 16 December 1998) – 4:20
  3. "New Horizons" (Live at the Temple Bar Music Centre, Dublin, on 16 December 1998) – 5:47
2000 CD single[7]
  1. "Babylon" (Radio Mix One) – 3:30
  2. "Tell Me More Lies" – 3:23
  3. "Over My Head" – 4:24
US promo CD single[8]
  1. "Babylon" (Radio Mix) – 3:30
UK 10" promo vinyl[9]
  1. "Babylon (Flightcrank Remix) – 5:01
  2. "Babylon (Flightcrank Remix Instrumental) – 5:01

Cover Versions

In 2008, Kate Ceberano recorded a version for her album So Much Beauty.

Personnel

  • Voice, guitar, piano: David Gray
  • Drums, bass, voices: Craig McClune
  • Keyboards: Tim Bradshaw
  • Programmer: Lestyn Polson

References

  1. ^ "David Gray". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  2. ^ "David Gray Biography". Absolute Radio. 1968-06-13. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  3. ^ "David Gray - White Ladder (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  4. ^ "David Gray White Ladder Japan Promo CD ALBUM (222673)". Eil.com. 2002-08-29. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ "David Gray - Babylon (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  7. ^ "David Gray - Babylon at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  8. ^ "David Gray Babylon USA Promo 5" CD SINGLE (174169)". Eil.com. 2001-01-02. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  9. ^ "David Gray - Babylon (Flightcrank Remix) (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 

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