The World Is Yours (October 2007)



2 / 10

An excruciating 'state of the nation' album, solidifying the singer's warped social conscience. For this LP, Brown enlisted the help of The Smiths and Happy Mondays bassists Andy Rourke and Paul Ryder respectively. Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook, and Skinhead O'Connor, also feature.

The first 20,000 copies of the album featured a bonus CD of orchestra-only mixes of Simon's arrangements. In May 2008, I asked British composer and arranger, Simon Hale, to describe his approach to the LP.

"I worked on 11 songs and added the string, horn, harp and timpani parts on top of what was in existence at the time, whether finished or not. We then recorded the orchestra at Angel studios on two separate occasions as an overdub on top of the track. I would tend to take the same initial approach for each song - listening to how the song is put together, what elements it comprises of; melodic themes, rhythmic hooks, harmonic progression, tempo, groove, overall colour of sound etc, and then build my ideas around that to try to highlight what's going on, add another dimension and twist and give variation in my writing as the song progresses. Having the orchestra-only mixes means that you can hear everything in complete isolation away from the track so that it's really obvious what's gone on at the orchestra sessions."
(Simon Hale speaking to This Is The Daybreak, May 2008)

Standard Edition:

1. The World Is Yours
2. On Track
3. Sister Rose
4. Save Us
5. Eternal Flame
6. The Feeding Of The 5000
7. Street Children
8. Some Folks Are Hollow
9. Goodbye To The Broken
10. Me And You Forever
11. Illegal Attacks
12. The World Is Yours (Reprise)

Special Edition (Bonus Disc):

1. The World Is Yours (Orchestral Mix)
2. On Track (Orchestral Mix)
3. Sister Rose (Orchestral Mix)
4. Save Us (Orchestral Mix)
5. Eternal Flame (Orchestral Mix)
6. The Feeding Of The 5000 (Orchestral Mix)
7. Street Children (Orchestral Mix)
8. Some Folks Are Hollow (Orchestral Mix)
9. Goodbye To The Broken (Orchestral Mix)
10. Me And You Forever (Orchestral Mix)
11. Illegal Attacks (Orchestral Mix)
12. The World Is Yours (Reprise) (Orchestral Mix)

Japanese Edition:

1. The World Is Yours
2. On Track
3. Sister Rose
4. Save Us
5. Eternal Flame
6. The Feeding Of The 5000
7. Street Children
8. Some Folks Are Hollow
9. Goodbye To The Broken
10. Me And You Forever
11. Illegal Attacks
12. Sister Rose (Japanese version)
13. The World Is Yours (Reprise)

Format:
Released 24th September 2007:
The World Is Yours (Fiction, 174 591-9, UK Special Edition CD)
The World Is Yours (Fiction, 172 466-4, UK CD)
The World Is Yours (Fiction, 174 341-4, UK Double LP)

Released September 2007:
The World Is Yours (Fiction, UICP-1088, Japanese CD)

UK chart position: #4


The World Is Yours cover artwork.


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