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Friendly Fire (Sean Lennon album)

Friendly Fire
Studio album by Sean Lennon
Released 3 October 2006
Recorded Beerwinef*sh, Jim Henson Studios, Sound Factory and Sunset Sound
Genre Alternative rock
Length 37:44
Label Parlophone, Capitol, EMI
Producer Sean Lennon
Sean Lennon chronology
Half Horse, Half Musician
Friendly Fire
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead

Friendly Fire is the second studio album by Sean Lennon, released on 3 October 2006 by Capitol Records in the US, and Parlophone in the UK. It reached #152 on the US Billboard 200 chart and #5 in the Top Heatseekers chart.[1] It stayed on the French album chart for 43 weeks and was certified silver.


  • Background 1
  • Track listing 2
  • Chart positions 3
  • Certifications 4
  • Release details 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The inspiration behind most of the songs on Friendly Fire was Lennon's tumultuous relationship with actress Bijou Phillips.[2] According to Lennon, Phillips cheated on him with his childhood best friend, Max LeRoy;[2] LeRoy died shortly afterwards in a motorcycle accident, before he and Lennon were able to resolve their differences.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic link
Being There Magazine link
Mojo [3]
The Music Box link link
Pitchfork Media 6.7/10 link
Q (#244, Nov. 2006, p. 143)
Rolling Stone 9/26/06
Spin link
Twisted Ear link
Uncut (#114, Nov. 2006, p.117)

Track listing

All songs written by Sean Lennon, except where noted.

  1. "Dead Meat" - 3:37
  2. "Wait for Me" - 2:39
  3. "Parachute" - 3:19
  4. "Friendly Fire" - 5:03
  5. "Spectacle" (Lennon, Jordan Galland) - 5:24
  6. "Tomorrow" - 2:03
  7. "On Again Off Again" - 3:18
  8. "Headlights" - 3:16
  9. "Would I Be the One" (Marc Bolan) - 4:58
  10. "Falling Out of Love" (Lennon, Galland) - 4:07
French 2007 reissue bonus track
  1. "L'éclipse" (Duet with -M-, French version of "Parachute") (Lennon, -M-) - 3:16

Chart positions

Chart Position
French SNEP Albums Chart[4] 59
Japanese Oricon Weekly Albums Chart[5] 218
U.S. Billboard 200[6] 152


Region Certification Sales/shipments
France (SNEP)[7] Silver 17,500[8]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release details

Country Date Label Format Catalog
Japan 29 September 2006 Toshiba-EMI CD/DVD TOCP-66630[9] / 4988006846982[10]
United Kingdom 2 October 2006 Parlophone CD/DVD 3719492 / 0946 3 71949 2 8[11]
United States 3 October 2006 Capitol Records CD/DVD 7243 5 35568 2 2


  1. ^ " - Artist Chart History - Sean Lennon".  
  2. ^ a b c San Francisco Gate article: "Pop Quiz: Sean Lennon."
  3. ^ McNair, James (November 2006). "Sean Lennon Friendly Fire".  
  4. ^ " Sean Lennon - Friendly Fire".  
  5. ^ by Sean Lennon"Friendly Fireショーン・レノン-リリース-ORICON STYLE-ミュージック "Highest position and charting weeks of . (in Japanese).  
  6. ^ Allmusic - Friendly Fire > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums
  7. ^ "French album certifications – Sean Lennon – Friendly Fire" (in French).  
  8. ^ "Les Albums Argent".  
  9. ^ "Friendly Fire (CD+DVD) - Sean Lennon".  
  10. ^ "Sean Lennon Friendly Fire Japan CD/DVD SET (372237)". espirit / Retrieved 2006-11-08. 
  11. ^ "Sean Lennon Friendly Fire UK CD/DVD SET (374809)". espirit / Retrieved 2006-10-04. 

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