Eyes Open is the fourth full-length album by the alternative rock band Snow Patrol. It was released May 1, 2006 internationally, and May 9, 2006 in the United States. The "Special Edition" of the album has a bonus DVD with music videos of "You're All I Have". Eyes Open was the best-selling album in the UK in 2006, and sold more than one and a half million copies.
History[change | edit source]
The album reached #1 in its 11th week on the New Zealand chart and reached 2x Platinum there for shipping over 30,000 units. In the UK, the album became 5x Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. It has also reached #1 in the ARIA Albums Chart, and became 3x Platinum on January 8, 2007 (210,000+ units shipped). On November 26, 2006, it became the best-selling album of the year in the UK.
Track listing[change | edit source]
- "You're All I Have" – 4:33
- "Hands Open" – 3:17
- "Chasing Cars" – 4:27
- "Shut Your Eyes" – 3:17
- "It's Beginning to Get to Me" – 4:35
- "You Could Be Happy" – 3:02
- "Make This Go on Forever" – 5:47
- "Set the Fire to the Third Bar" (featuring Martha Wainwright) – 3:23
- "Headlights on Dark Roads" – 3:30
- "Open Your Eyes" – 5:41
- "The Finish Line" – 3:28
The untitled track is a recording of background noise and one of Jacknife Lee's young children talking.
- Lyrics by Gary Lightbody, music by Lightbody/Connoly/Simpson/Quinn/Wilson, published by Big Life Music Ltd.
- Produced by Jacknife Lee for Big Life Management.
Peak positions and certifications[change | edit source]
|Australian Albums Chart||ARIA||1||280,000||4x Platinum|
|Austria Albums Chart||IFPI Austria||3||15,000||Gold|
|Belgium Albums Chart||IFPI||9|
|Canada Albums Chart||CRIA||?||100,000||Platinum|
|Dutch Albums Chart||MegaCharts BV/NVPI||6|
|France Albums Chart||IFPI||67|
|Germany Albums Chart||Media Control||1||100,000||Gold|
|Ireland Albums Chart||IRMA||1||105,000||7x Platinum|
|New Zealand Albums Chart||RIANZ||1||45,000||3x Platinum|
|Spanish Albums Chart||Promusicae||47|
|Swedish Albums Chart||GLF||16|
|Swiss Albums Chart||Media Control Europe||15||15,000||Gold|
|UK Albums Chart||BPI/The Official UK Charts||1||2,001,000||6x Platinum|
|U.S. Billboard 200||Billboard||27||1,027,000||Platinum|
|U.S. Billboard Comprehensive Albums||27|
|United World Chart||Media Traffic||6||4,047,000||2x Platinum|
|United World Chart||+7.5% Media Traffic doesn't cover||6||4,750,000||2x Platinum|
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