The Colour and the Shape

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The Colour and the Shape
Album cover
Album by Foo Fighters
Released May 20, 1997
Recorded 1997
Genre Alternative rock
Length 46 min 47 s
Record label Roswell/Capitol Records
Producer Gil Norton
Professional reviews
Allmusic.com 4 stars out of 5 link
Foo Fighters Chronology
Foo Fighters
(1995)
The Colour and the Shape
(1997)
There Is Nothing Left To Lose
(1999)

The Colour and the Shape is the Foo Fighters second album. It was released May 20, 1997 through Roswell/Capitol Records.

This album was the debut of the Foo Fighters as a band, as Dave Grohl had recorded almost all of the first Foo Fighters album by himself, but since William Goldsmith left the band during the recording of the album, Grohl ended up playing drums for most of the tracks.

Track listing

  1. "Doll" (Goldsmith/Grohl/Mendel N./Smear) - 1:23
  2. "Monkey Wrench" (Goldsmith/Grohl/Mendel N./Smear) - 3:51
  3. "Hey, Johnny Park!" (Goldsmith/Grohl/Mendel N./Smear) - 4:08
  4. "My Poor Brain" (Goldsmith/Grohl/Mendel N./Smear) - 3:33
  5. "Wind Up" (Goldsmith/Grohl/Mendel N./Smear) - 2:32
  6. "Up in Arms" (Goldsmith/Grohl/Mendel N./Smear) - 2:15
  7. "My Hero" (Goldsmith/Grohl/Mendel N./Smear) - 4:20
  8. "See You" (Goldsmith/Grohl/Mendel N./Smear) - 2:26
  9. "Enough Space" (Goldsmith/Grohl/Mendel N./Smear) - 2:37
  10. "February Stars" (Goldsmith/Grohl/Mendel N./Smear) - 4:49
  11. "Everlong" (Goldsmith/Grohl/Mendel N./Smear) - 4:10
  12. "Walking After You" (Goldsmith/Grohl/Mendel N./Smear) - 5:03
  13. "New Way Home" (Goldsmith/Grohl/Mendel N./Smear) - 5:40

Charting singles

Album positions:

1997 Colour And The Shape        The Billboard 200        No. 10
1997 Colour And The Shape        Top Canadian Albums      No. 8
1998 The Colour And The Shape    The Billboard 200        No. 10
1999 The Colour And The Shape    The Billboard 200        No. 10

Singles positions:

1997 Monkey Wrench               Mainstream Rock Tracks   No. 9
1997 Monkey Wrench               Modern Rock Tracks       No. 9
1997 Everlong                    Modern Rock Tracks       No. 3
1997 Everlong                    Mainstream Rock Tracks   No. 4
1998 My Hero                     Mainstream Rock Tracks   No. 8
1998 Walking After You           Modern Rock Tracks       No. 12

Personnel