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  • Far

    Far is the fifth studio album by American alternative singer-songwriter Regina Spektor, released in Europe through Sire Records on June 22, 2009 and North America on June 23, 2009. Far entered the official UK Albums Chart at number 30[33] It also sold 50,000 copies in its first week, entering the US Billboard 200 number three. In the Canadian Albums Chart, Far debuted at number 16. The album has spent nineteen weeks on the Billboard 200.

    When two creative individuals come together to work, the results can be either inspired or implosive. The singular singer/songwriter/pianist/arranger Regina Spektor collaborated with not one but four different producers on her fifth studio album, Far, and the result fortifies the Russian-American’s already impressive body of work. Traveling Wilbury Jeff Lynne E.L.O., Paul McCartney and David Kahne Sugar Ray, Matthew Sweet all worked with Spektor, who delves largely into the grand theme of religion. “Laughing With,” the haunting lead-off single, might have its analog in the saying “there are no atheists in foxholes.” “The Calculation” is pure joy, while “Blue Lips” evolves from a cinematically reflective introduction to an actively explorative cadence.

  • Tracklist

  • 01 The Calculation                                 3:09
    02 Eet                                                       3:53
    03 Blue Lips                                            3:30
    04 Folding Chair                                     3:35
    05 Machine                                             3:52
    06 Laughing With                                   3:15
    07 Human Of The Year                          4:05
    08 Two Birds                                           3:15
    09 Dance Anthem Of The 80's             3:43
    10 Genius Next Door                             5:04
    11 Wallet                                                 2:26
    12 One More Time With Feeling          3:56
    13 Man Of A Thousand Faces             3:07

    Bonus Tracks

    14 Time Is All Around                                3:06
    15 The Sword & the Pen                            3:48
    16 Riot Gear                                                 2:06

    Regina Spektor – co-producer, lead vocals
    Jeri Heiden – design, photography
    Sam Bell – editing, engineer
    Adam Hawkins – engineer
    Beck Henderer-Peña – engineer
    David Kahne – engineer, mixing, producer, programming
    Marc Mann – engineer
    Steve Jay – engineer
    Tom McFall – engineer
    Brent Arrowood – assistant engineer
    David Kahne – engineer, programming
    Tom Whalley – executive producer
    Brendon T. Sharkey – illustration
    Ron Shapiro – management
    Bob Ludwig – mastering
    Adam Hawkins – mixing

    Jacknife Lee – mixing, producer
    Marc Mann – mixing
    Michael H. Brauer – mixing
    Steve Jay – mixing
    Ryan Gilligan – pro-tools engineer, assistant mixer
    Will Hensley – pro-tools engineer, assistant mixer
    Jeff Lynne – producer
    Mike Elizondo – producer
    Adria Petty – art direction, photography
    Jeri Heiden – art direction

    Released: June 23, 2009
    Genre: Anti-folk, indie, rock
    Length: 47:39
    Label: Sire