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Two Suns is the Mercury Music Prize nominated second album by Englishmarker-Pakistanimarker solo artist Bat for Lashes (pseudonym of Natasha Khan), released on 6 April 2009. It is the follow-up to the also Mercury Music Prize nominated album Fur and Gold.

According to the press release, Two Suns is "a record of modern-day fables exploring dualities on a number of levels – two lovers, two planets, two sides of a personality," bringing reflection about "the philosophy of the self and duality, examining the need for both chaos and balance, for both love and pain, in addition to touching on metaphysical ideas concerning the connections between all existence."

In Two Suns, Khan also presents an alter ego named Pearl, described by the press release as "a destructive, self-absorbed, blonde, femme fatale of a persona who acts as a direct foil to Khan's more mystical, desert-born spiritual self."

The first single from the album, released on 1 March 2009, is "Daniel". Two Suns was recorded in segments in Californiamarker, New Yorkmarker, Londonmarker, Brightonmarker and Walesmarker.

It was co-produced by Khan and Dave Kosten, her collaborator on Fur and Gold, and features collaborations with members of Yeasayer on various tracks and Scott Walker on the final track.The whole album was available for listening at the Last.fm website.

Track listing

DVD (Deluxe Edition)

Two + Two (Bat for Lashes documentary film)

Release history

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
Germany 3 April 2009 EMI CD 693 0202
United Kingdom 6 April 2009 Parlophone CD 695 7802
LP 693 0191
France 6 April 2009 EMI CD 693 0202
United States 7 April 2009 Astralwerks CD ASW 93020
United Kingdom 7 September 2009 Parlophone CD+DVD 685 6662
United States 3 November 2009 Astralwerks CD+DVD

Album charts

Chart (2009) Peak

position
Sales Certification
German Albums Chart 4 25,000+
UK Albums Chart 5 100,000+ Gold
Irish Albums Chart 17
European Top 100 Albums 21
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 26
Greek Albums Chart 29
Finnish Albums Chart 39
French Albums Chart 56 15,000+
Belgian Albums Chart (Walloniamarker) 74
Italian Albums Chart 85 3,000+
Swiss Albums Chart 94
Australian Albums Chart 95
USmarker Billboard 200 141 10,000+
USmarker Billboard Comprehensive Albums 156
USmarker Billboard Top Heatseekers 2


References

  1. http://www.bpi.co.uk/certifiedawards/Search.aspx
  2. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=293&cfgn=Albums&cfn=European+Top+100+Albums&ci=3107682&cdi=10182716&cid=04%2F25%2F2009
  3. Suomen virallinen lista
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  5. http://www.ariacharts.com.au/pages/chartifacts.htm#top
  6. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=305&cfgn=Albums&cfn=The+Billboard+200&ci=3107606&cdi=10180033&cid=04%2F25%2F2009
  7. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=292&cfgn=Albums&cfn=Billboard+Comprehensive+Albums&ci=3107602&cdi=10179734&cid=04%2F25%2F2009
  8. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=324&cfgn=Albums&cfn=Top+Heatseekers&ci=3107605&cdi=10179937&cid=04%2F25%2F2009



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