Starlight (single)

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CD cover art
DVD cover art
Vinyl
Vinyl side B
Muse single
Name Starlight
Tracks 3 (CD), 2 (vinyl), 4 (EP), 1 (download, promos)
Total length 7:44 (CD), 16:34 (EP)
Recorded 2006
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Producer Rich Costey, Paul Epworth (Supermassive Black Hole Phones Control Voltage Remix)
Art work Jasper Goodall
Publisher Warner, A&E Records, Helium 3
Format(s)
  • CD, vinyl 7", DVD, download »
  • CD-R (promo only)
Catalogue №
  • HEL3003CD (CD), HEL3003 (7" vinyl), HEL3003DVD (DVD) »
  • 51011 6774 5 (BX card-sleeve CD)
  • 5051011-7416-2-3 (BX maxi CD)
  • PR015981 (UK promo, New Mix promo)
  • PRO-CDR-101909 (US promo)
  • PRO15973 (EU promo)
  • WCDB965 (AU promo)
  • GB-130-06-00124-0 (VHS promo)
Release date
  • September 4th 2006 (UK) »
  • September 8th 2006 (BX)
  • September 18th 2006 (AU)
Chart position
  • 13 (UK)[1] »
  • 62 (UK download chart),
  • 1 (NME)
  • 15 (iTunes)
  • 2 (US Hot Modern Rock Tracks)[2]
Album Black Holes and Revelations
single chronology
Supermassive Black Hole
Starlight
Knights of Cydonia



Information

Despite Wolstenholme's indication that "Starlight" would not be released as a single, it was released on the 4th September, 2006. First announced by Jo Whiley. It was released in the US later in the year, achieving success by peaking at 2 in the Billboard Modern Rock charts.[3]

Release

The UK promos came in three different varients. The standard promo came in both grey and silver covers, whilst the New Mix promo came in a white cover. The 'New Mix' promo contains an alternative mix of the song (also known as 'Radio Version' or 'Guitar Down Radio Version'), presumably one of the many versions left over from the recording process but not used on the album (which Wolstenholme had previously said were deleted)[4].

"Starlight" entered the UK charts at 38 a day before its release[5].

The hidden track can be found on the DVD by navigating to title 4.

The European promotional single features an image from the Black Holes and Revelations booklet, originally a Hubble telescope image of the elliptical galaxy M87, that emits a jet of matter due to the supermassive black hole at its centre.

Track list

CD, BX card-sleeve

  1. Starlight – 4:03
  2. Easily – 3:40

BX maxi CD

  1. Starlight – 4:03
  2. Easily – 3:40
  3. Starlight (Video) – 4:04
  4. Starlight (Video - Making Of)

Vinyl, download

  1. Starlight – 4:03
  2. Supermassive Black Hole (Phones Control Voltage Remix) – 4:16

DVD

  1. Starlight (Video) – 4:04
  2. Starlight (Audio) – 4:03
  3. Starlight (Video - Making Of)
  4. Hidden Track – 0:32
  5. Gallery

iTunes EP

  1. Starlight – 4:03
  2. Starlight (AOL Session) – 4:31
  3. Supermassive Black Hole (Phones Control Voltage Remix) – 4:16
  4. Easily – 3:40

Promos

  1. Starlight – 4:00

New Mix Promo

  1. Starlight – 4:00

2nd US Promo

  1. Starlight (Album Version) – 4:00
  2. Starlight (Radio Version) – 4:00

Promo VHS

  1. Starlight – 4:04

Starlight gallery

References

  1. Starlight reaches #13 - Muselive.com 20060910
  2. Billboard.com Singles Chart 24-02-2007
  3. Muse Get Stuck At Sea - VH1 20061003 Billboard.com Singles Chart 03-03-2007
  4. Interview with Chris Wolstenholme - Muselive.com 20060703
  5. Muselive.com News



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