Celldweller (album)

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Celldweller
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 11, 2003
Recorded2000–2002
Genre
Length69:47
Label
  • Position Music
  • Esion Media
Producer
Celldweller chronology
Celldweller
(2000)
Celldweller
(2003)
Soundtrack for the Voices in My Head Vol. 01
(2008)
Singles from Celldweller
  1. "I Believe You"
    Released: 2003
  2. "Switchback"
    Released: August 17, 2004
Celldweller 10 Year Anniversary Edition
Studio album (reissue) by
ReleasedJune 10, 2013[2]
Recorded1999–2013
Genre
Length
  • 74:24
  • 148:10 (2-CD deluxe set)
LabelFiXT
Producer
Celldweller chronology
Space & Time
(2012)
Celldweller 10 Year Anniversary Edition
(2013)
Soundtrack for the Voices in My Head Vol. 03
(2016)
Alternative cover
2-CD deluxe set cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]
Celldweller (Definitive Edition
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 16, 2024[3]
Recorded1999–2024
Genre
Length
  • 236:56
LabelFiXT
Producer
Celldweller chronology
Satellites
(2022)
Celldweller (Definitive Edition
(2024)

Celldweller is the first studio album by the American electronic rock project Celldweller, released in 2003. The album spent one week on the Billboard Top Internet Albums chart, at number 17,[4] and was awarded Album of the Year at the Just Plain Folks Music Awards.[5] Guest appearances include Jarrod Montague of Taproot.

The album was re-released on 10 June 2013[2] in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the original release. A definite edition was released on 16 February 2024 in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the original release.[3]

Background[edit]

Klayton worked in earnest with the producer Grant Mohrman (formerly of Leaderdogs for the Blind and Full on the Mouth) on the album, which was scheduled for release in February 2001. There had been several questions about any Celldweller songs to be released. Although, Klayton was having three albums from his former band Angeldust rereleased under Criss Angel's name, he had begun working on the album. Klayton agreed with various online companies to provide unused songs for download in high quality.[6]

Various delays kept pushing the album's release date back.[7] During this time, Klayton kept fans up to date with numerous Celldweller logs through his website and via email and, in 2001, released raw files of the song "Symbiont" to give fans and fellow musicians a chance to remix Celldweller's music.[8] Eight remixes were chosen and uploaded to the original Mp3.com, most of them making it to the top of the Electronic and the Electro-Industrial charts. The exposure led to over 500,000 song plays on Mp3.com.[citation needed] The "Symbiont" remixes became a digital EP six years later.

The album was released in early 2003 and debuted at number 17 on Billboard's Internet Sales chart.[9] Celldweller included a guest appearance by the Taproot drummer Jarrod Montague. In 2004, the album received five awards at the Just Plain Folks Music Awards, winning Album of the Year, Producer of the Year, Industrial Album of the Year, Metal Song of the Year ("One Good Reason") and Best Industrial Rock Song ("Switchback"), and also runner-up in Best Industrial Song with "Stay with Me (Unlikely)" and Best Rock Song with "I Believe You".[5] Prior to the album's release, "Symbiont" was used in Track Down. However, the distributor of the film was mistakenly credited as "Miramax". Later, the song "Switchback" was included in the list of Extreme Mode songs for the popular iPhone OS game Tap Tap Revenge.

10 Year Anniversary Edition[edit]

On May 1, 2013, Klayton announced that for the 10th anniversary of the album, it would be re-issued with updated artwork and a second disc with the songs released during the Groupees promotions, remixes, rarities and unreleased songs, all remastered for this release.[10] The unreleased song, "Uncrowned", which is an outtake from the original album and from Wish Upon a Blackstar, was finished by Klayton for this release. The song was written in 2000.[11] The album was released a day earlier than the original release date and those who had pre-ordered the CD version of the album on FiXT, had their copies shipped and delivered a few days early.[2] Klayton signed fifteen copies of the deluxe edition CDs which were mailed at random when the pre-orders were shipped.[12]

Definitive Edition[edit]

On November 10, 2023, Klayton announced another edition of the album, the Definitive Edition, for the 20th anniversary of the album.[3] The album consists of 55 tracks, the original album and bonus tracks, all remastered. The Definitive Edition was released on February 16, 2024.[3][13]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Klayton.

No.TitleLength
1."Cell #1"0:29
2."Switchback"5:02
3."Stay With Me (Unlikely)"3:41
4."The Last Firstborn"7:41
5."Under My Feet"3:30
6."I Believe You"3:26
7."Frozen"7:00
8."Symbiont"5:27
9."Afraid This Time"4:59
10."Fadeaway"4:47
11."Cell #2"0:21
12."So Sorry to Say"5:33
13."Own Little World"3:33
14."Unlikely (Stay With Me)"2:59
15."One Good Reason"3:53
16."The Stars of Orion"2:56
17."Cell #3"0:32
18."Welcome to the End"4:00
Total length:69:47
Re-issue bonus track (standard edition)
No.TitleLength
19."Uncrowned"4:27
Total length:74:24
Re-issue second disc (deluxe edition)
No.TitleLength
19."Ghosts (featuring Tom Salta)"5:06
20."Uncrowned"4:27
21."Tragedy (Bee Gees cover)"3:47
22."Shapeshifter (featuring Styles of Beyond)"3:37
23."Goodbye (Remixed by Klayton)"7:03
24."The Last Firstborn (Remixed by Klayton)"5:31
25."Frozen (CPR Remix By Copy Paste Repeat)"3:31
26."Switchback (Remixed by Klayton)"6:48
27."Atmospheric Light (Demo Redux)"3:59
28."Own Little World (Remixed by Blue Stahli)"6:26
29."Shapeshifter (featuring Styles of Beyond) (Remixed by Klayton)"2:59
30."Goodbye"5:25
31."Waiting (Unreleased Demo 2005)"4:23
32."06-06-06 (Unreleased Demo 2006)"2:59
33."Waiting for So Long (Unreleased Demo 2006)"1:33
34."Blood From the Stone (Unreleased Demo 2005)"3:01
35."IRIA (Unreleased Demo 2005)"4:23
36."Switchback (Dead By Dawn Remix by No I'm Not)"3:15
Total length:78:13
Definitive edition
No.TitleLength
19."Uncrowned"4:26
20."Shapeshifter (featuring Styles of Beyond)"3:37
21."Ghosts (featuring Tom Salta)"5:06
22."Goodbye"7:03
23."Tragedy"3:47
24."Switchback (2001)"4:35
25."The Way She Wants to Die (2005 Demo)"4:48
26."Waiting (2005 Demo)"4:22
27."06-06-06"2:58
28."Switchback (2000)"3:43
29."Blood From The Stone (2005 Demo)"3:01
30."Atmospheric Light (Demo Redux)"3:59
31."IRIA (Demo)"4:22
32."Waiting For So Long"1:32
33."Switchback (Klayton Remix)"6:47
34."Frozen (Copy Paste Repeat Remix)"3:33
35."Goodbye (Klayton's Blackstar Mix)"4:56
36."Shapeshifter (Blue Stahli Remix)"3:58
37."Switchback (GMS Remix)"7:53
38."Switchback (Celldweller & The Browning)"4:32
39."Shapeshifter (TESSERACTS Remix)"4:52
40."Fadewawy (Void Chapter Remix)"5:23
41."Frozen (Celldweller vs. Blue Stahli)"4:59
42."Welcome to the End (Nouveau Arcade Remix)"3:22
43."Stay With Me (Unlikely) (Toronto Is Broken Remix)"3:24
44."Switchback (Kodeseven Remix)"4:09
45."Own Little World (Klayton's We Will Never Die Mix)"4:37
46."Uncrowned (Kaixo Remix)"4:15
47."One Good Reason (Drumcorps Remix)"3:50
48."Shapeshifter (Zardonic & Pythius Remix)"5:04
49."Own Little World (Drop Remix)"4:18
50."The Last Firstborn (Klayton Remix)"5:31
51."Shapeshifter (Klayton Remix)"2:58
52."Own Little World (Remorse Code Remix)"6:25
53."Switchback (Neuroticfish Remix)"4:09
54."Own Little World (Growing Machines Remix)"7:47
55."Welcome to the End (Cassetter Remix)"4:26
Total length:236:56

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
U.S. Internet Albums (Billboard)[14] 17

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Ben Grosse – mixing
  • Richard Hunt – editing
  • Kennedy James – drums
  • Grant Mohrman – acoustic guitar on "(Unlikely) Stay With Me", producer, engineer, mixing
  • Jarrod Montague – drums on "I Believe You"
  • Fluffy Starr – female vocals on "Frozen", "The Stars of Orion" and "Welcome to the End"
  • Jennifer Neal – female vocals on "Stay With Me (Unlikely)" and "(Unlikely) Stay With Me"
  • Victoria Faiella – vocals on "Cell 2", and "Cell 3"
  • Erik Wolf – mastering

Licensing[edit]

Every song on Celldweller has been licensed at least once for a movie, video game or another form of media with titles including Doom, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Supercross, XXX: State of the Union, Spider-Man 2, Constantine, Catwoman, The Punisher, Paycheck, Timeline, Mindhunters, National Security, Bad Boys II, Redline, Project Gotham Racing 3, NHL 2003, Enter the Matrix, XGRA: Extreme-G Racing Association, The Hills Have Eyes 2, Crackdown, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, America's Next Top Model and Pimp My Ride. This is a feat that has been accomplished by only three other artists: Moby, Meiko, and The Crystal Method.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c "We've got a special..." Facebook. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "Celldweller Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Debut Album, Announces Remastered Definitive Edition 3-lp Vinyl & Digital Album For Pre-order". 10 November 2023. Retrieved 13 March 2024.
  4. ^ Billboard[dead link]
  5. ^ a b "2004 Just Plain Folks Music Awards". 7 November 2004. Archived from the original on 8 November 2007. Retrieved 10 April 2009.
  6. ^ "Celldweller: Current Info". 13 October 1999. Archived from the original on 13 October 1999. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  7. ^ "Celldweller current info 29 October 2002". Archived from the original on 29 October 2002. Retrieved 12 April 2009.
  8. ^ "Celldweller current info 1 June 2000". Archived from the original on 9 December 2000. Retrieved 12 April 2009.
  9. ^ Celldweller ranking at Billboard[dead link]
  10. ^ "Celldweller announces re-issue available". Celldweller. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  11. ^ "Someone reminded me..." Celldweller. 11 February 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  12. ^ "Picture it now -". Facebook. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  13. ^ "Celldweller (Definitive Edition) by Celldweller".
  14. ^ "Chart Search | Billboard". Billboard. Eldridge Industries. Retrieved January 24, 2019.