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Slipway Fires

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Released  3 November 2008
Producer  Mike Crossey
Artist  Razorlight
Label  Mercury Records
Length  38:46
Slipway Fires (2008)  Borrell 1 (2013)
Release date  3 November 2008
Nominations  NME Award for Worst Album
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Recorded  Air Studios, Fish Factory Studios
Genres  Indie rock, Post-punk revival, Post-punk
Similar  Up All Night, Razorlight, Wettsingen in Schwetzingen, Borrell 1, Evolver

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Slipway Fires is the third album by English indie rock band Razorlight. The album was released on 3 November 2008.


The first single from the album, Wire to Wire, was released on 26 September 2008. It was premiered by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 on 8 September 2008, and peaked at number 5 in the UK Singles Chart.

The second single taken from the album was Hostage of Love released on 12 January 2009.

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Overall critical response to Slipway Fires was generally negative. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 52, based on 15 reviews. Drowned In Sound described it as "a headachey throb of over-production and excessive sentiment" and "about as indie as Margaret Thatcher", while the NME described them as "just a boringly competent indie band masquerading as, at best, Fleetwood Mac and, at worst, Whitesnake". Q were favourable however, commenting that "Slipway Fires requires more of your time and duly rewards it", as well as making it their album of the month.

Track listing

  1. "Wire To Wire" - 3:05 (Borrell)
  2. "Hostage Of Love" - 3:44 (Borrell/Burrows)
  3. "You And The Rest" - 3:25 (Borrell)
  4. "Tabloid Lover" - 2:58 (Borrell)
  5. "North London Trash" - 3:28 (Borrell)
  6. "60 Thompson" - 2:37 (Borrell/Burrows)
  7. "Stinger" - 4:17 (Burrows/Borrell)
  8. "Burberry Blue Eyes" - 3:33 (Borrell/Burrows)
  9. "Blood For Wild Blood" - 3:10 (Borrell)
  10. "Monster Boots" - 4:34 (Borrell)
  11. "The House" - 3:55 (Borrell)

International Digital Version

  1. "Where The Frequencies Run Deep And Wild" - 3:07


  1. "Wire To Wire (BBC Live Lounge)" - 2:54


  • Produced, engineered and mixed by Mike Crossey
  • Engineered by Antonio and Nick Cervonaro
  • Assistant engineer: Adrian Breakspear
  • Recorded at The Fish Factory and Air Studios, London
  • Mixed at The Engine Room (Miloco Studios), London
  • Mastered by Robin Schmidt at 24-96 Mastering
  • Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd.
  • Management by Roger Morton
  • Cover photography by Paul Rider, Johnny Photo and David Ellis
  • Sleeve conceived by JB and Colly
  • Art Direction and design by Colly
  • Songs

    1Wire to Wire3:05
    2Hostage of Love3:44
    3You and the Rest3:25


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