This Little Empire

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This Little Empire
This Little Empire cover
New Zealand release cover
Studio album by Zed
Released November 11, 2003 (NZ)
August 23, 2004 (US)
Recorded Radiostar Studios
Genre Pop punk, Pop rock
Length 42:42 (NZ)
45:17 (US)
Label Interscope Records, Universal Music Group
Producer(s) Sylvia Massy Shivy, Zed, Malcolm Welsford, Martin Kierszenbaum
Zed chronology
Silencer
(2000)
This Little Empire
(2003)
Alternate cover
United States release cover
United States release cover

This Little Empire is the second and final album by New Zealand pop rock band Zed. The album was released on both Interscope Records and Universal Music Group on November 11, 2003 in New Zealand and later August 23, 2004 in the United States.

Overview

This Little Empire is notable for featuring Zed's cover of Weezer's Green Album b-side "Starlight". The album also features a cover of "Don't Worry Baby" by The Beach Boys, a song Rivers Cuomo has covered before in the past.

Track listing

This Little Empire features different track listings for the New Zealand and United States releases.

New Zealand release

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Downtown"  Zed 3:11
2. "Hard to Find Her"  Zed 3:03
3. "Don't Worry Baby"  Brian Wilson, Roger Christian 2:34
4. "Better On Your Own"  Zed 2:22
5. "Starlight"  Rivers Cuomo 2:53
6. "Bleeding On the Radio"  Zed 3:17
7. "Baby's Got Me Up"  Zed 3:10
8. "Firefly"  Zed 3:16
9. "Postcard"  Zed, M. Barus 4:01
10. "She Glows"  Zed 4:21
11. "Think It Over"  Zed, C. Brooks 4:04
12. "Did Nobody Tell You"  Zed 3:55
13. "Holding Out"  Zed 2:45
Total length:
42:42

United States release

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Hard to Find Her"  Zed 3:03
2. "Don't Worry Baby"  Brian Wilson, Roger Christian 2:34
3. "Renegade Fighter"  Zed 3:21
4. "Better On Your Own"  Zed 2:22
5. "Starlight"  Rivers Cuomo 2:53
6. "Glorafilia"  Ben Campbell, Nathan King, Adrian Palmer 3:20
7. "Baby's Got Me Up"  Zed 3:10
8. "She Glows"  Zed 4:21
9. "Holding Out"  Zed 2:45
10. "Think It Over"  Zed, C. Brooks 4:04
11. "Bleeding On the Radio"  Zed 3:17
12. "Downtown"  Zed 3:11
13. "Firefly"  Zed 3:16
14. "I'm Cold" (2004 Album version)Campbell, King 3:49
Total length:
45:17

Personnel

Zed

  • Nathan King – vocals, guitar
  • Ben Campbell – bass, vocals
  • Andrew "Andy" Lynch – guitar, vocals, engineering
  • Adrian Palmer – drums, percussion

Production

  • Sylvia Massy Shivy – producer
  • Rich Veltrop – engineering
  • Josh Kiser - assistant engineer
  • Clint Murphy – additional engineering
  • Rivers Cuomo – composer
  • Brian Wilson – composer
  • Roger Christian – composer
  • C. Brooks – composer
  • M. Barus – composer
  • Clif Norrell – mixing
  • Robert Orton – mixing (track 2)
  • Martin Kierszenbaum – additional production (track 2)
  • Malcolm Welsford – producer, engineering, mixing (track 5)
  • George Marino – mastering (track 5)

Additional personnel

  • Martin Kierszenbaum – A&R director
  • Andrea Ruffalo – A&R co-ordinator
  • Robert Hayes – management
  • A. Kim Guggenheim – legal representative
  • Steve Strange – agent
  • Kevin Soh – concept, art direction and design
  • Simon Oosterdijk – concept, art direction and design
  • Aaron K. – photography
  • Karen Inderbitzen-Waller – styling

Credits for This Little Empire adapted from liner notes.[1]

See also

References

  1. This Little Empire (CD liner notes). Zed. Interscope Records. 2003.