Open Your Eyes (Goldfinger album)

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Open Your Eyes
Goldfinger - Open Your Eyes.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 21, 2002
Recorded2001–2002
Genre
Length38:10
Label Mojo/Jive
Producer
Goldfinger chronology
Stomping Ground
(2000)
Open Your Eyes
(2002)
Disconnection Notice
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [1]
Rolling Stone Star full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [2]

Open Your Eyes is the fourth album by Goldfinger. It was released on May 21, 2002. This was the first album to feature former Ünloco guitarist, Brian Arthur, after Charlie's departure from the band.

Contents

Release

On March 7, 2002, Open Your Eyes was announced for release in two months' time. "Open Your Eyes" was released to radio in late March. [3] In April and May 2002, the band toured the US and Canada with Sum 41. [4] Open Your Eyes was released on May 21, 2002, through Jive and Mojo Records. [3] [5] In May and June, the band toured across the US, which was followed by three shows in Canada in July. In August, the band appeared at a few of the North-eastern Warped Tour shows. [6] On August 13 and September 23, the band performed on the Last Call with Carson Daly . [7] [8] In October, the band toured across Australia. [9]

Track listing

All songs are written by John Feldmann, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Going Home"1:36
2."Spokesman" (Featuring Bert McCracken)2:33
3."Open Your Eyes" (Feldmann, Kelly LeMieux) (Featuring Bert McCracken)2:47
4."Decision"2:51
5."Dad"3:00
6."Tell Me" (Feldmann, Amy Feldmann)2:14
7."Liar"0:20
8."January" (Feldmann, Benji Madden)3:42
9."Happy"2:42
10."Woodchuck" (Featuring Bert McCracken)0:51
11."It's Your Life"2:24
12."Spank Bank"1:20
13."Youth"2:29
14."Radio" (Feldmann, LeMieux)3:24
15."FTN" (Fuck Ted Nugent)2:01
16."Prank Calls" (Hidden track)2:14
17."Wayne Gretzky" (Hidden track)1:42
Bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
18."The Upper Hand"2:04
19."Spokesman" (Germish version)6:58
20."Sue" 

Personnel

Charts

Chart (2002)Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC) [10] 162
US Billboard 200 [11] 136

Notes

  1. AllMusic review
  2. Kot, Greg (June 6, 2002). "Goldfinger: Open Your Eyes: Music Review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 23, 2009.
  3. 1 2 White, Adam (March 7, 2002). "Goldfinger Will Open Your Eyes!". Punknews.org. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  4. Heisel, Scott (April 4, 2002). "Grade and Goldfinger added to Edgefest". Punknews.org. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
  5. Heisel, Scott (April 15, 2002). "Goldfinger is Squinting". Punknews.org. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
  6. Heisel, Scott (May 24, 2002). "Goldfinger opens your eyes on tour". Punknews.org. Retrieved February 21, 2021.
  7. Heisel, Scott (August 12, 2002). "Bands on TV - week of 8/12/02". Punknews.org. Retrieved February 28, 2021.
  8. Heisel, Scott (September 23, 2002). "Bands on TV - week of 9/23/02". Punknews.org. Retrieved February 28, 2021.
  9. Heisel, Scott (August 18, 2002). "Goldfinger to tour Australia". Punknews.org. Retrieved February 28, 2021.
  10. Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: G – My Vitriol". zobbel.de. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
  11. "Goldfinger Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 9, 2020.

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