The Reminder is the third full-length album by indie artist Feist. It was released on April 23, 2007 in countries outside of North America, and May 1, 2007 in the United States and Canada.
Following its release, it debuted on the U.S. Billboard 200 at number 16, selling about 31,000 copies in its first week,Katie Hasty, , Billboard.com, May 9, 2007. and debuted at number 2 in Canada, selling just over 18,000 copies.John Williams, , Jam! Showbiz, May 9, 2007. As of May 17, 2008, the album has sold 596,290 copies in the US. The Reminder was also the best selling album of 2007 on the iTunes store.
On November 25, 2008, the Deluxe Edition released as a two-disc package featuring nine bonus tracks on the second disc.
Track 6 of the album, "Sealion" is an adaptation of a song by singer Nina Simone (Broadway-Blues-Ballads, 1964). The original title was "See Line Woman" (a reference to sealions was never intended), and refers to the life of an upper class prostitute.
Confirmed singles include "My Moon My Man", "1234", "I Feel It All" and "Honey Honey". The "My Moon My Man" single includes a remix by German electronic musician Boys Noize. Videos were directed by Patrick Daughters, who also directed the video for "Mushaboom". During September 2007, the song "1234" was featured in Apple's television advertisement for the third generation iPod nano. The advert caused a sudden increase in the song's popularity, which resulted in a surge in the song's chart position. It reached number 8 in the UK Singles Chart on October 7th and number 8 in the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending October 13th. The music video was shot in a single unbroken take after two days of rehearsals.The album achieved considerable success around the world, selling 1.2 million copies worldwide and being certified Gold in the United States, Austria and France and Double Platinum in Canada.
Time magazine named "1234" one of The 10 Best Songs of 2007, ranking it at #2. The song was written by Australian artist Sally Seltmann (aka New Buffalo). Writer Josh Tyrangiel called the song a “masterpiece”, praising Feist for singing it “with a mixture of wisdom and exuberance that's all her own."Tyrangiel, Josh; "The Best Top 10 Lists of the Year"; "The 10 Best Songs"; Time magazine; December 24, 2007; Page 39. eBay also used the song in Australian advertisements. Another single, "My Moon My Man" was used in a Verizon Wireless commercial.
This album was #35 on Rolling Stone's list of the Top 50 Albums of 2007.Robert Christgau, David Fricke Christian Hoard, Rob Sheffield (December 17, 2007), Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2007-12-20
On July 10, 2007, the shortlist for the Polaris Music Prize was revealed. The Reminder was announced as a finalist, alongside such other acts as The Besnard Lakes, Chad VanGaalen, and eventual winner Patrick Watson.
Kaleefa Saneh of The New York Times ranked The Reminder at #1, and John Pareles ranked it at #2 on list of the 10 Best Albums of 2007.
Less than a year after its release, Blender listed it 80th on their list of The 100 Greatest Indie-Rock Albums Ever. Online music magazine Pitchfork Media placed The Reminder at number 112 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.
Feist won the 2007 Shortlist Music Prize for "The Reminder"; she is the second woman (after Cat Power) to ever win the award.
It won Juno Awards in 2008 for Pop Album of the Year and for Album of the Year. After winning her 5 Junos, in Canada her album sales shot back up the chart from #12 to #2, the position her album debuted at. It was also nominated for Pop Album of the Year at the 50th Grammy Awards.
*"My Moon My Man"
*"I Feel It All"
*"My Moon My Man"
*"I Feel It All"
*"Sea Lion Woman"
Charts and certifications
*Feist – acoustic and electric guitars, piano, banjo, vocals
*Gonzales – piano, organs, vibraphone, drums
*Jesse Baird – drums
*Mocky – acoustic bass, farfisa, organ
*Bryden Baird – trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion
*Julian Brown – electric bass, melodica
*Jamie Lidell – energy arrangement, vocals
*Town Hall (Jamie Lidell, Julian Brown, Bryden Baird, Mocky, Jesse Bard, Gonzales and Feist) – group percussion and backup vocals
*Eirik Glambek Bøe – singing on "How My Heart Behaves"
*Afie Jurvanen – leader of the lead guitars on the bridge of "Sea Lion Woman"
*Kevin Drew – backup singing on "Honey Honey"
*Brendan Canning – backup singing on "Honey Honey"
*Pierre Luc Jamain – organ bass on "Honey Honey"
*Ben Mink – strings and rhythm acoustic guitar on "1234"
*Ohad Benchetrit – the Mystery on the bridge of "My Moon My Man"
*Charles Spearin – the Mystery on the bridge of "My Moon My Man"
*Lori Gemmel – harp
*Sandra Baron – violin
*Mary Stein – cello
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