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Re-issue of Halcyon

Halcyon Days is the re-issue of Ellie Goulding's second studio album Halcyon & was released on the 26th of August 2013.


Ellie Goulding - Halcyon Days Deluxe

Deluxe edition cover

On 26 August 2013, "Halcyon" was reissued as an expanded version titled "Halcyon Days".

The lead single from the reissued album, "Burn", was released 5 July 2013. The song topped the UK Singles Chart, becoming Goulding's first number-one single on the chart. It also charted in the top three in Ireland and in the top ten in Australia, Germany and New Zealand.

Release and PromotionEdit

In an interview with Elle in July 2013, Goulding announced the reissue of Halcyon, titled Halcyon Days, commenting, "I have such an affinity with electronic music that I can't step away from it." She added that the expanded album would contain ten newly recorded songs to supplement the deluxe version of the original album.

SinglesEdit

The first single from the reissue Halcyon Days, "Burn", was released on 5 July 2013.[1] A fan-submitted Vine video for the song premiered on 4 July 2013,[2] followed by the official music video on 7 July.[3] The single topped the UK charts and 'Burn' successfully charted in the top 10 elsewhere. The song made 400,000 sales in the UK making the song certified as 'Gold'. The music video for 'Burn' was the first video by Ellie Goulding to reach over 200 million views. It was the first single by Ellie Goulding to top the UK charts.

The second single from Halcyon Days, "How Long Will I Love You" was released on 10 November 2013 in aid of Children in Need.[4] It debuted on the UK charts at no. 3 knocked off by Martin Garrix's 'Animals' and Lilly Allen's 'Somewhere Only We Know'. It was certified silver by the official charts company with sales over 200,000. The single had 2 alternate music videos. It is also included on the soundtrack to the 2013 Richard Curtis film About Time.

On 31 December 2013, Goulding unveiled a teaser trailer for the music video for the third single from Halcyon Days, "Goodness Gracious".[5] The official music video was released on January the 5th 2014 and the song charted in the UK top 20 at position 16.

In an interview with Capital FM on 9 February 2014, DJ Fresh revealed that he and Goulding had recorded a new version of the song "Flashlight" for single release later in 2014.

On May 9th 2014, "Beating Heart" was released as a single from the Divergent Movie Soundtrack, and was later added to the album "Halcyon Days" in the 2014 re-release.

PromotionEdit

Halcyon Days was promoted via her interviews claiming she was going to release a re-issue of Halcyon. The Halcyon Days Tour also included Halcyon Days and Halcyon. Goulding performed "Burn" on the British and Italian editions of The X Factor on 13 October and 31 October 2013, respectively. She also promoted the single on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on 24 October 2013, on The Queen Latifah Show on 28 October, on NBC's The Voice on 26 November, on Late Show with David Letterman on 21 January 2014 and on Good Morning America on 22 January. Goulding delivered the first televised performance of "Goodness Gracious" on the British chat show The Graham Norton Show on 28 February 2014.

Track listEdit

Halcyon DaysEdit

UK and Australian standard editionEdit

No. Title Length
1. "Don't Say a Word" 04:07
2. "My Blood" 03:54
3. "Anything Could Happen" 04:47
4. "Only You" 03:51
5. "Halcyon" 03:25
6. "Figure 8" 04:08
7. "Joy" 03:14
8. "Hanging On" 03:22
9. "Explosions" 04:03
10. "I Know You Care" 03:26
11. "Atlantis" 03:53
12. "Dead in the Water" 04:44
13. "I Need Your Love" (Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding) (bonus track) 03:58
14. "Burn" 03:51
15. "You My Everything" 03:46
16. "Goodness Gracious" 03:29
17. "Hearts Without Chains" 03:45
18. "Stay Awake" (with Madeon) 03:26
19. "Under Control" 04:06
20. "Flashlight" (with DJ Fresh) 03:33
21. "How Long Will I Love You" 02:34
Halcyon Days deluxe edition bonus tracks
No. Title Length
22. "Tessellate"   03:57
23. "Midas Touch (with xBurns)"   03:45
Halcyon Days iTunes Store deluxe edition bonus videos
No. Title Length
24. "Hanging On" (Music Video) 4:15
25. "Anything Could Happen" (Music Video) 4:17
26. "Figure 8" (Music Video) 4:03
27. "Explosions" (Music Video) 4:00
28. "Burn" (Music Video) 3:58
29. "Tessellate" (Music Video) 4:02
US and Canadian iTunes Store bonus track[6][7]
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
29. "Anything Could Happen" (Blood Diamonds Remix)
  • Goulding
  • Eliot
  • Eliot
  • Goulding
  • Blood Diamonds
4:58
2014 re-release and Japanese standard edition[8][9]
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Don't Say a Word"  
  • Goulding
  • Eliot
  • Eliot
  • Goulding
4:07
2. "My Blood"  
  • Goulding
  • Eliot
  • Stilwell
  • Eliot
  • Goulding
3:54
3. "Anything Could Happen"  
  • Goulding
  • Eliot
  • Eliot
  • Goulding
4:47
4. "Only You"  
  • Goulding
  • Eliot
  • Eliot
  • Goulding
3:51
5. "Figure 8"  
  • Goulding
  • Lattimer
  • MONSTA
  • Spencer
  • Lattimer
4:08
6. "JOY"  
  • Goulding
  • Eliot
  • Eliot
  • Goulding
3:14
7. "Hanging On"  
  • Grossi
  • Rechtshaid
Billboard 3:22
8. "Explosions"  
  • Goulding
  • Fortis
Fortis 4:03
9. "I Know You Care"  
  • Parker
  • Goulding
Parker 3:26
10. "Dead in the Water"  
  • Goulding
  • Dow-Smith
Starsmith 4:44
11. "Lights" (single version)
  • Goulding
  • Stannard
  • Howes
  • Stannard
  • Howes
3:30
12. "Beating Heart"  
  • Goulding
  • Joe Janiak
Krustin 3:32
13. "I Need Your Love" (Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding) (bonus track)
  • Harris
  • Goulding
Harris 3:58
14. "Burn"  
  • Tedder
  • Goulding
  • Kurstin
  • Zancanella
  • Kutzle
  • Kurstin
  • Tedder
3:51
15. "Goodness Gracious"  
  • Kurstin
  • Goulding
  • Ruess
  • Kearns
  • Kurstin
3:46
16. "You My Everything"  
  • Goulding
  • White
  • Lamond
  • White
  • Sigma
3:29
17. "Hearts Without Chains"  
  • Goulding
  • Smith
Smith 3:45
18. "Stay Awake" (with Madeon)
  • Leclercq
  • Goulding
Leclercq 3:26
19. "Under Control"  
  • Goulding
  • Goldstein
  • McKee
  • Nitta
  • Oligee
  • Cory Enemy
4:06
20. "Flashlight" (with DJ Fresh)
  • Stein
  • The Invisible Men
  • Goulding
DJ Fresh 3:33
21. "How Long Will I Love You" (bonus track)ScottFortis 2:34

US deluxe bundle includes:[10]

  • Halcyon Days CD (deluxe edition)
  • 18×24" glossy poster of Goulding's favourite Instagram images

US super deluxe bundle includes:[10]

  • Halcyon Days CD (deluxe edition)
  • 18×24" glossy poster of Goulding's favourite Instagram images
  • Limited edition 11×14, 12-page Tour Book featuring Goulding's personal backstage tour photos from her worldwide Halcyon Tour 2013


Digital BookletEdit

Halcyon Days (US Store)
Halcyon Days (Deluxe Edition)

Commercial performanceEdit

The Halcyon Days reissue propelled Halcyon (album) to a new peak position of number seven on the Irish chart for the week ending 29 August 2013. Once again, the position of Halcyon propelled to number four on the Australian chart for re-entering the charts in June, 2014.

As of September 2016, the re-issue along with Halcyon (2012) had reached a total of 1 billion streams on Spotify. And, as Delirium (2015) had also reached a total of 1 billion streams in early 2016; Ellie became the first artist in history to achieve two albums with more than 1 billion streams on Spotify.

Halcyon Days
Chart (2013-2014) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart 4
Austrian Albums Chart[11] 23
New Zealand Albums Chart[12] 15
Italian Albums Chart[13] 74
Polish Albums Chart[14] 35

Release historyEdit

Here are the release dates for Ellie Goulding's Halcyon's reissue: Halcyon Days.

Halcyon Days
Region Date Label Edition
Australia[15][16] 23 August 2013 Universal Music
  • Standard
  • deluxe
Germany[17][18]
United Kingdom[19][20] 26 August 2013 Polydor Records
Poland[21] 27 August 2013 Universal Music
United States[22]
  • Cherrytree Records
  • Interscope Records
Deluxe
Italy 1 October 2013 Standard Universal
France 9 December 2013
10 March 2014 Re-release
Germany 23 May 2014
Japan 2 July 2014 Standard

ReferencesEdit

This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).
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"Burn"
"Goodness Gracious"
"You My Everything"
"Hearts Without Chains"

"Stay Awake"
(Ellie Goulding & Madeon)
"Under Control"
"Flashlight"
(Ellie Goulding & DJ Fresh)

Bonus tracks:
"How Long Will I Love You"
"Tessellate [Alt-J cover]"
"Midas Touch"
(Ellie Goulding x BURNS)

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