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2nd song of White Lies' set on 05 08 09

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Farewell to the Fairground on Wikipedia
"Farewell to the Fairground"
Single by White Lies
from the album To Lose My Life...
B-side"Love Lockdown", various remixes
Released23 March 2009
FormatCD, 2 x 7-inch record
RecordedMay–September 2008
ICP Studios, Brussels
GenreIndie rock, post-punk revival
Writer(s)Charles Cave, Harry McVeigh
ProducerEd Buller, Max Dingel
White Lies singles chronology

"Farewell to the Fairground" is a single from London based indie rock band, White Lies. It was released on 23 March 2009 through Fiction Records. It is their third single from debut album To Lose My Life..., and fourth single overall. The band have recorded a video for the track with director Andreas Nilsson, filmed in Nikel, Russia.[1] They have also released photographs of the shoot in an email newsletter to fans.

History and release

The track was recorded along with nine other tracks in Brussels' ICP Studios between May and September 2008. In a track-by-track review of their debut album for NME, the band stated that it was one of a number of tracks which were written particularly quickly during the recording process, having only recorded demo versions of five tracks prior to signing to Fiction and entering the studio. The band described the track as one of their more up-beat tracks, and that it would be released alongside various remixes.[2] A remix of the song, titled "Farewell to the Fairground (Yusek remix)", had previously appeared as a b-side to previous single "To Lose My Life". The single featured the band's cover version of "Love Lockdown" as a b-side, originally performed by Kanye West. The single charted at #84 in the week of its release.[3] It then rose to #33 the week after, becoming the bands highest ever charting single.

Track listing

  1. "Farewell to the Fairground" (Single Mix)
  2. "Farewell to the Fairground" (Future Funk Squad's "Black Truth" Remix)
7" vinyl (1)
  1. "Farewell to the Fairground" (Single Mix)
  2. "Love Lockdown" (Radio 1 Live Lounge Version)
7" vinyl (2)
  1. "Farewell to the Fairground" (Single Mix)
  2. "Farewell to the Fairground" (Rory Phillips White Horse Mix)
iTunes EP
  1. "Farewell to the Fairground" (Single Mix)
  2. "Love Lockdown" (Radio 1 Live Lounge Version)
  3. "Farewell to the Fairground" (Rory Phillips White Horse Mix)
  4. "Farewell to the Fairground" (Disco Bloodbath Remix)


  1. ^ "White Lies' debut album goes straight to Number One in the charts". NME. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  2. ^ "NME Video: White Lies - Track by Track". YouTube (on behalf of Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  3. ^ a b "White Lies - Farewell to the Fairground". Retrieved 2009-03-28. 

External links

  • White Lies' official website
  • White Lies on Myspace

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