Under The Iron Sea

Artwork

Sanna Annukka

Under The Iron Sea

  1. Atlantic
  2. Is It Any Wonder?
  3. Nothing In My Way
  4. Leaving So Soon?
  5. A Bad Dream
  6. Hamburg Song
  7. Put It Behind You
  8. The Iron Sea
  9. Crystal Ball
  10. Try Again
  11. Broken Toy
  12. The Frog Prince

Under The Iron Sea (Double gatefold 12")

A1) Atlantic
A2) Is It Any Wonder?
A3) Nothing In My Way
B1) Leaving So Soon?
B2) A Bad Dream
B3) Hamburg Song
B4) Put It Behind You
C1) The Iron Sea
C2) Crystal Ball
C3) Try Again
D1) Broken Toy
D2) The Frog Prince

Please note that although Leaving So Soon? is listed on the sleeve as being on side A, is it actually the first song on side B, as above

Under The Iron Sea (Japanese)

  1. Atlantic
  2. Is It Any Wonder?
  3. Nothing In My Way
  4. Leaving So Soon?
  5. A Bad Dream
  6. Hamburg Song
  7. Put It Behind You
  8. The Iron Sea
  9. Crystal Ball
  10. Try Again
  11. Broken Toy
  12. The Frog Prince
  13. Let It Slide

Under The Iron Sea
(Rest of World)

  1. Atlantic
  2. Is It Any Wonder?
  3. Nothing In My Way
  4. Leaving So Soon?
  5. A Bad Dream
  6. Hamburg Song
  7. Put It Behind You (The Iron Sea)
  8. Crystal Ball
  9. Try Again
  10. Broken Toy
  11. The Frog Prince

Bonus DVD

Under The Iron Sea (iTunes)

  1. Atlantic
  2. Is It Any Wonder?
  3. Nothing In My Way
  4. Leaving So Soon?
  5. A Bad Dream
  6. Hamburg Song
  7. Put It Behind You
  8. The Iron Sea
  9. Crystal Ball
  10. Try Again
  11. Broken Toy
  12. The Frog Prince
  13. Making of the Album "Under The Iron Sea" (Video)
  14. Is It Any Wonder? (Video)
  15. Leaving So Soon? (Live video - ULU, 5th May 2006)
  16. Try Again (Live video - ULU, 5th May 2006)
  17. Atlantic (Live video - ULU, 5th May 2006)
  18. Is It Any Wonder? (Live video - ULU, 5th May 2006)
  19. The Frog Prince (Live video - ULU, 5th May 2006)

Under The Iron Sea (Latin America Tour Edition)

  1. Atlantic
  2. Is It Any Wonder?
  3. Nothing In My Way
  4. Leaving So Soon?
  5. A Bad Dream
  6. Hamburg Song
  7. Put It Behind You (The Iron Sea)
  8. Crystal Ball
  9. Try Again
  10. Broken Toy
  11. The Frog Prince
Bonus DVD
TabsTabs VideoVideos

Release date 12th June 2006 - UK and worldwide, except:
7th June 2006 - Japan
9th June 2006 - Ireland, Holland, Germany, Switzerland
20th June 2006 - US and Canada
12th April 2007 - Latin America Tour Edition (Mexico, Chile and Argentina - possibly others)
Highest chart position1 (UK), 4 (USA). Ireland, Holland - 1; Switzerland - 2; Germany, Portugal, Norway - 3; Spain, Austria - 4; Denmark - 5; France - 8; Italy - 10. (All first week sales)
Following chart positionsUK: 2nd week: #1; 3rd week: #2; 4th week: #4; 5th week: #8; 6th week: #14; 7th week: #15; 8th week: #16; 9th week: #14; 10th week: #9; 11th week: #6; 12th week: #12; 13th week: #21; 14th week: #25; 15th week: #31; 16th week: #39; 17th week: #47; 18th week: #45; 19th week: #35; 20th week: #29; 21st week: #27; 22nd week: #35; 23rd week: #49; 24th week: #51; 25th week: #59; 26th week: #59; 27th week: #55; 28th week: #57; 29th week: #60; 30th week: #49; 31st week: #46; 32nd week: #24; 33rd week: #8; 34th week: #10)

USA: 2nd week: #20; 3rd week: #31; 4th week: #46; 5th week: #54; 6th week: #74; 7th week: #85; 8th week: #98

Approximate valueAround £10.99 for the UK version.
Where to buy online
Copies sold
  • UK - 1st week: 222,297. Went platinum (300,000 copies) after 13 days. As of 12th August 2006, the album has gone 2x platinum (over 600,000 sales). As of 22nd August, it had sold over 478,000 copies. According to Q September, has gone twice platinum (600,000; although this may be number of units shipped by the distributors to retailers, rather than copies sold). Apparently at the end of December 2006, it had sold 702,000 copies.
  • Europe -
  • USA - 1st week: around 75,000. Around January 2007, a figure of 281,000 units was rumoured.
NotesThe band announced the album's title and release date with a handwritten note which was posted on the messageboard.

The iTunes edition was sold only before the album's release as a complete package in the UK.

The 'bonus edition' (also know as 'limited edition') which included a DVD was released in: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Hong Kong, Iceland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan, Estonia. Although not released in UK, Amazon.com sell imports of the album to the USA for just $18.98. It features a booklet with lyrics and illustrations for each song.

Bonus content is available from the website when you put the CD in your drive.

When we came up with the tracklisting we felt the album fell into two parts. The first half is a very blatant insight into a lot of our darkest thoughts, experiences and fears. The second half is introduced by the atmospherics of 'The Iron Sea' before going into a more magical fairytale world gone wrong. We thought it would be good to have it like an old vinyl record with two sides in a literal and artistic sense. - Tom Chaplin, Source

Back to where you came from
Back to the main page