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History for Sale
Studio album by Blue October
Released April 8, 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre Alternative rock
Label Brando/Universal Records
Producer David Castell and Justin Furstenfeld
Professional reviews
Blue October chronology
Consent to Treatment
History for Sale
Argue with a Tree...
Singles from History For Sale
  1. "Calling You"
    Released: 2003

History for Sale is the third album by Blue October. The title of the album comes from a lyric in the song "Amazing". It was recorded at Sound Arts Studios in Houston, Texas, and at Stomp Box Studios in Arlington, Texas, and released in the United States on April 8, 2003, by Brando Records. It is the only Blue October album to feature former member Dwayne Casey on bass guitar, and the band's first album featuring lead guitarist C.B. Hudson. The track "Come in Closer" features guest vocals by Zayra Alvarez, who later, on the CBS reality show Rockstar: Supernova, sang the song "Razorblade" on her final episode before being voted off. History for Sale was voted best album in the 2003 Houston Press Music Awards.

The album — re-released on Universal Records on August 5, 2003 — is largely a response to the control the label placed on the group during the Consent to Treatment production process.[1] The re-released version of the album includes a solo acoustic version of "Calling You" as a hidden track, while the original version of the album includes videos of the band during the recording process.

Track listing

  1. "Ugly Side" - 4:21
  2. "Clumsy Card House" - 3:21
  3. "Razorblade" - 3:18
  4. "Calling You" - 3:59
  5. "Chameleon Boy" - 5:48
  6. "Sexual Powertrip (One Big Lie) Bla Bla" - 3:04
  7. "A Quiet Mind" - 4:09
  8. "3 Weeks, She Sleeps" - 1:48
  9. "Inner Glow" - 4:25
  10. "Somebody" - 3:26
  11. "Come in Closer" - 5:25
  12. "Amazing" - 5:05
  • Contains "Calling You" solo acoustic hidden track on Universal version
  • Original Version includes "In Studio With Blue October". (Recording process of the album)


  • Justin Furstenfeld - lead vocals, guitar
  • Jeremy Furstenfeld - drums
  • Matt Noveskey - bass guitar on tracks 1, 3, 8, 9
  • Dwayne Casey - bass guitar on tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • C.B. Hudson - guitar
  • Ryan Delahoussaye - violin, mandolin
  • Zayra Alvarez - backing vocals
  • Brian Baker - engineer, editing
  • David Castell - flute (on "Come in Closer" and "3 Weeks She Sleeps"), programming, production, editing, synthesizer
  • Robert Greeson - art direction
  • Blue Miller - guitar, production, editing, mixing, keyboards
  • Mark O'Donoughue - engineer
  • Tim Palmer - mixing
  • Sam Paulos - executive producer
  • Derek Taylor - digital eEditing


  1. ^ Ellis, Andrew (December 3, 2003). "Blue October: History for Sale". PopMatters. Retrieved 2006-06-02.  


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