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Dido - Life For Rent flac album

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Performer: Dido
Title: Life For Rent
Country: Europe
Released: 2003
Style: Downtempo, Vocal, Ballad
Category: Electronic / Pop
Rating: 4.7 ✦

While my heart is a shield and I won't let it down While I am so afraid to fail so I won't even try Well how can I say I'm alive.

The title track of Dido's sophomore album, this was released as its second single with some success reaching the Top 10 in the UK, Ireland and Italy. The song was used to soundtrack pivotal moments in US TV series Smallville and Nikita. Dido recalled the story of the song to Canada. com: "I wrote 'Life For Rent' in America," she said. I had basically run away from England at that point, for various reasons - I was being chased around a lot by the press and also I had just ended this relationship and stuff - and wrote pretty much the whole album while I was in America. This song was one of the first songs I wrote there and it still resonates with me.

Life for Rent" is the second single released from Dido's second album, Life for Rent. The single was released on 1 December 2003, and was a relative success in the UK, peaking at on the UK Singles Chart. The single also found success in Europe and America. The song was used in American television series Smallville and Nikita. The music video, directed by Sophie Muller, shows Dido in several rooms in a house. UK CD1. "Life For Rent" – 4:01. White Flag" (Idjut Boys Remix) – 3:36.

Life for Rent doesn't offer anything that drastically different from Dido's debut album, No Angel - the dance beats are marginally fresher, the production is clean and new - but this predictibility is actually rather refreshing because the album delivers on its promise, unlike many sophomore affairs in 2003. That its promise is rather modest doesn't really matter, since Dido is successful at modest songs. She has a sweet, warm voice and a knack for tuneful modern folk-pop that sounds intimate while being confidently catchy and nicely atmospheric

Tracklist: 1. White Flag, 2. Stoned, 3. Life For Rent, 4. Mary’s In India, 5. See You When You’re 40, 6. Don’t Leave Home, 7. Who Makes You Feel, 8. Sand In My Shoes, 9. Do You Have A Little Time, 10. This Land Is Mine, 11. See The Sun, 12. Closer. More albums from Dido: Live At Brixton Academy by Dido. Odds & Ends by Dido. Girl Who Got Away by Dido. Safe Trip Home by Dido. View all albums . Life For Rent.

Album Name Life for Rent. Data de aparición Septiembre 2003. Estilo MusicalPop Rock. Miembros poseen este álbum28. 5. See You When You're 40. 6. Don't Leave Home. 7. Who Makes You Feel. 9. Do You Have a Little Time. 10. This Land Is Mine.

Listen to Life For Rent by Dido on Deezer. Total duration:1 h 03 min. 01. White Flag. Composers: Dido Armstrong - Rick Nowels - Rollo Armstrong.

Life For Rent is certainly a 'relaxing' album, floating between positive, buoyant moments intertwined with mellow, serene songs. I believe that Dido writes the majority (if not all) of her lyrics, and is the major creative force behind her music. Life For Rent is basically music a lot of your parents would like to hear on a quiet Sunday afternoon. This is not to say it is 'bad' at all, just that this album pretty much has no grunt : Life For Rent's got no balls whatsoever

The singles "White Flag" and "Sand in My Shoes" typify the tone and character of the other tracks. 2 people found this helpful.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 White Flag
Acoustic Guitar [Additional] – Paul HermanDrums, Programmed By – P*NutGuitar – Rick NowelsRecorded By [Additional] – Grippa
2 Stoned
Acoustic Guitar – Adam ZimmonDrum Programming [Additional] – Steve SidelnykPercussion – Carlos PaucarPiano – Sister Bliss
3 Life For Rent
Guitar – Dido, Paul HermanGuitar [Additional] – Dave Randall Songwriter, Recorded By [Original] – Lester Mendez
4 Mary's In India
Harmonium, Percussion – Mark Bates
5 See You When You're 40
Drum Programming, Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Producer [Pre], Songwriter – Aubrey NunnDrums [Live] – Steve Sidelnyk
6 Don't Leave Home
Drum Programming [Additional] – Sister BlissProgrammed By – James SangerProgrammed By [Additional] – Pete Davies
7 Who Makes You Feel
Backing Vocals – Pauline TaylorProgrammed By [Additional] – Sister BlissSongwriter, Keyboards, Producer [Pre] – P*Nut
8 Sand In My Shoes
Acoustic Guitar – Rick NowelsElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Rick NowelsProgrammed By – Sister Bliss
9 Do You Have A Little Time
Songwriter, Producer [Pre] – Mark Bates
10 This Land Is Mine
Drums – Steve Sidelnyk
11a See The Sun
Keyboards – Pete DaviesProgrammed By – Pete DaviesProgrammed By [Additional] – James Sanger
11b (silence) 2:00
11c Closer 3:31

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – BMG UK & Ireland Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – BMG UK & Ireland Ltd.
  • Published By – Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
  • Published By – WB Music Corp.
  • Published By – BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
  • Published By – BMG Songs, Inc.
  • Published By – Future Furniture Music
  • Published By – EMI April Music
  • Published By – Apollinaire Music
  • Published By – EMI Blackwood Music Inc.
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Recorded At – The Ark
  • Recorded At – The Church, London
  • Recorded At – Cubejam
  • Recorded At – Wessex Sound Studios
  • Recorded At – Angel Studios
  • Recorded At – Air Studios
  • Mixed At – The Church, London
  • Mastered At – Metropolis Mastering
  • Pressed By – www.disctronics.com
  • Distributed By – BMG


  • A&R – Peter Edge
  • Arranged By [Strings] – Nick Ingman (tracks: 1, 3, 6, 7)
  • Bass – Aubrey Nunn (tracks: 3, 5, 10), P*Nut (tracks: 1, 7)
  • Design – Simon Corkin
  • Drum Programming – P*Nut (tracks: 3, 7)
  • Drums – Makoto Sakamoto (tracks: 6, 11a)
  • Drums [Live] – Andy Treacy* (tracks: 3, 8)
  • Electric Guitar – Rusty Anderson (tracks: 1, 8)
  • Guitar – Dave Randall (tracks: 4, 7, 10), Richard Parfitt* (tracks: 6, 11a)
  • Keyboards – Mark Bates (tracks: 3, 4, 9, 10), Rick Nowels (tracks: 1, 8)
  • Keyboards [Additional] – Mark Bates (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 7, 8), Sister Bliss (tracks: 6 to 8)
  • Management – Nettwerk Management, Peter Leak
  • Mastered By – Miles Showell
  • Mixed By – Ash Howes (tracks: 1 to 3, 6, 8, 9, 11a), Phill Brown (tracks: 4, 5, 7, 10)
  • Percussion – Sudha (tracks: 8, 10)
  • Photography By [Front And Back] – Ellen Von Unwerth
  • Piano – Mark Bates (tracks: 3, 4, 10)
  • Producer – Dido, Mike Hedges (tracks: 6, 11a), Rollo
  • Producer [Assistant] – Matthieu Clouard (tracks: 6, 11a)
  • Programmed By – Mark Bates (tracks: 3, 4, 8 to 10)
  • Programmed By [Additional] – Mark Bates (tracks: 1, 2, 5 to 7)
  • Recorded By – Ash Howes (tracks: 1, 3, 8, 9, 11a), Ger McDonnell, Phill Brown (tracks: 2, to 8, 10)
  • Recorded By [Assistant] – Gavin Gallaghan, Nathan Loughran, Ollie Henshall, Robbie Nelson
  • Songwriter – Dido Armstrong, Rick Nowels (tracks: 1, 9, 10, 11b), Rollo Armstrong* (tracks: 1 to 8, 10, 11b)
  • Strings – Gavyn Wright (tracks: 1, 3, 6, 7)
  • Vocals – Dido


Same as Life For Rent but made by www.disctronics.com.
Released in a standard clear jewel case with 16-page booklet lyrics, credits and photographs.

Has a white round hype sticker on front of jewel case:
the hit single
White Flag
Copy Control

Track 11 contains a hidden track (11c). Track 11a lasts for 5:04 before a period of silence which lasts for 2:00,
after which track 11c plays, lasting for 3:31. There is a short period of approximately 4s of silence at the end of track 11c.
The total length of track 11 is 10:35.

Dido Armstrong published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (PRS), adm. by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Rollo Armstrong published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd., adm. by BMG Songs Inc. (ASCAP)
Rick Nowels published by Future Furniture Music/EMI April Music (ASCAP)
Lester Mendez published by Apollinaire Music/EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI)
P*Nut published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd (PRS), adm. by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Mark Bates and Aubrey Nunn Copyright Control.

Recorded at The Ark, The Church, Cubejam and Wessex Studios, mixed at The Church.

All strings recorded at Angel Studios except track 6 recorded at Air Studios
Mastered at Metropolis

(p)&(c) 2003 BMG UK & Ireland Ltd.
All label copy and sleeve notes (c) 2003 BMG UK & Ireland Ltd.
Distributed by the local BMG company. Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 828765459822
  • Label Code: LC 03484
  • Rights Society: biem/gema
  • Rights Society: PRS
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout: 85876545982 03 www.disctronics.com 030928222CCDS2 F4
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LB76
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2N14

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
82876545982 Dido Life For Rent ‎(CD, Album, Copy Prot., Son) BMG, Cheeky Records, Arista 82876545982 Europe 2003
82876-50137-2 Dido Life For Rent ‎(CD, Album) Arista, Cheeky Records 82876-50137-2 Canada 2003
BMGINT0057 Dido Life For Rent ‎(CD, Album, Promo) BMG, Cheeky Records BMGINT0057 Poland 2003
82876 55742 2 Dido Life For Rent ‎(CD, Album, S/Edition) Cheeky Records, Arista, BMG 82876 55742 2 UK & Ireland 2003
82876557422 Dido Life For Rent ‎(CD, Album) Cheeky Records, Arista, BMG 82876557422 Australia 2003