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A Song Is a City

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Length  38:34
Release date  17 May 2004
Genre  Rock music
Artist  Eskimo Joe
Label  Festival Records
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Released  17 May 2004 (2004-05-17)
Recorded  at Milkbar Studios and Big Jesus Burger Studios, Aug/Sep 2003
Producer  Paul McKercher and Eskimo Joe
A Song Is a City (2004)  Black Fingernails, Red Wine (2006)
Similar  Eskimo Joe albums, Rock music albums

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A Song Is a City is the second studio album by Australian rock band Eskimo Joe, released on 17 May 2004.


The debut single "From the Sea" made it to the top 40 of the Australian singles charts and was number one on the Triple J Net 50 between March and May. The album A Song Is a City debuted on the ARIA Australian top 50 album chart at number 2 on 24 May 2004. The track "Smoke" was released as the second single and reached the top 5 in the Net 50 in May 2004. The third single released was "Older Than You", which returned them to the Australian Top 50. There was also a fourth single, "Life Is Better with You". The album has been certified 2x Platinum in Australia.

A song is a city

Making of the album

Eskimo Joe recorded the album with Paul McKercher on production. Vocalist and bassist Kavyen Temperley said on the Festival Mushroom Records website that the album is based on his experiences living in Fremantle.

The whole album is really about me, my friends, the people I love, and Fremantle. It's the stories that go on between us. It's similar to the people in every place all over the world. For me, that's what I'm writing about. I'm definitely not writing about New York City. I'm writing about Fremantle.

Track listing

All tracks written by Eskimo Joe.


1Come Down3:30
2From the Sea3:21
3Life Is Better With You4:41


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