Cross My Heart And Hope To Fly

  • This was the first track to be made available from Manchester indie rock band The Courteeners' second studio album, Falcon. Produced by Ed Buller (Pulp, Suede), the track was made available on December 7, 2009 as a free download, as well as on vinyl.
  • Cross My Heart And Hope To Fly is also the title of a BBC radio play about recovering from loss by Sarah Daniels, which was first broadcast in 2002. It is not known if Finn took the song's name from it, or separately came up with the same pun on the well known phrase, "Cross My Heart And Hope To Die."
  • Falcon was recorded with Ed Buller over two months in Belgium. Frontman Liam Finn admitted to The Daily Mirror December 11, 2009: "When we did the first album we were just chancing it. We couldn't even play our instruments and were just mucking around. The musicianship is better now and the songwriting is more serious. At first, Ed and I were in a comfort zone but then it got more tense. We didn't always see eye to eye and it made the record better. Then we did the Leeds and Reading Festival right in the middle of it. We had three or four days off which came just at the right time. It was quite an intense experience, but the record's come out amazingly so we're all really buzzing from it. I've never really had problems producing material of good quality."

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