- Intervention (song)
Name = Intervention
from Album = Neon Bible
December 28, 2006(digital) May 21, 2007(UK vinyl) July 10, 2007(US vinyl)
Format = Digital download, 7" vinyl
Indie rock, Alternative
Length = 4:19
Rough Trade Records, Merge Records
Chart position = * #81 (UK)
Last single = "
Keep the Car Running"
This single = "Intervention"
Next single = "
No Cars Go"
Misc = Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Type = single
Lower caption =
"Intervention" is a song by Canadian
indie rockband Arcade Fire. It is the second single released from the band's second full-length album, "Neon Bible". The single was released on iTuneson December 28, 2006and was released May 21as a 7" vinyl in the UK under Rough Trade Records. In the US, it was released on July 10under Merge Records. The B-side of the vinyl includes a cover of another song from Neon Bible, "Ocean of Noise", performed by Calexico. It became a single of the week on Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie's 8pm show on BBC Radio2.Fact|date=June 2007
"Intervention" currently holds the number eighteen spot on
Rate Your Music's [http://rateyourmusic.com/charts/top/single/2000s Top Singles of the 2000s] . It was also voted song of the year on Tony Fenton's radio show on Today FM in Ireland. It also ranked as the #2 single of 2007 on CBC Radio 3's year-end "R3-30" chart, behind only The Weakerthans' "Civil Twilight".
Arcade Fire performed "Intervention" on
Saturday Night Liveon February 24, 2007[Sak Vid Pa Kanpe! Arcade Fire On SNL, http://stereogum.com/archives/video/sak-vid-pa-kanpe-arcade-fire-on-snl_004705.html] .
Error in release
"Intervention" was set to be released on
December 26 2006as a charity download for the Haitian charity organization Partners in Health. When the band was uploading the song however, they accidentally uploaded "Black Wave/Bad Vibrations", another song from their album "Neon Bible". "Black Wave/Bad Vibrations" was removed shortly thereafter and "Intervention" was properly uploaded two days later.
#"Ocean of Noise"
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