Early pressings of the disc included a temporary tattoo, similar to the one featured on the album cover. The album was also re-released in 2001 in Australia as a two-CD edition which offers a second VCD disc of four videos and one bonus track, "Fraternity." This edition has a picture of the Australian swimmer Michael Klim on the front, wearing the temporary tattoo on his shoulder.
The album is widely available as an "Enhanced CD".
Dave Grohl notes that he had:
been living in Los Angeles for about a year and a half, just being a drunk, getting fucked up every night and doing horrible shit, and I'd finally gotten sick of that. So I bought this great house in Virginia and told everyone I was building a studio in the basement. It was literally a basement with sleeping bags on the walls!
In 2006, Grohl stated that lyically:
"it was all about just settling into the next phase of your life, that place where you can sit back and relax because there had been so much crazy shit in the past three years. At that point it was me and Taylor and Nate and we were best friends. It was one of the most relaxing times of my whole life. All we did was eat chilli, drink beer and whiskey and record whenever we felt like it. When I listen to that record it totally brings me back to that basement. I remember how it smelled and how it was in the Spring so the windows were open and we'd do vocals until you could hear the birds through the microphone. And more than any other record I've ever done, that album does that to me.
Singer/guitarist Dave Grohl has stated before that the band would have "a BBQ every day after recording."
|1999||Top Internet Albums||No. 2|
|1999||Top Canadian Albums||No. 4|
|1999||Official Sweden Albums Chart||No. 7|
|1999||Official Norway Albums Chart||No. 8|
|1999||Billboard 200||No. 10|
|1999||Official UK Albums Chart||No. 8|
|1999||Official New Zealand Albums Chart||No. 12|
|1999||Official German Albums Chart||No. 23|
|1999||Official Finland Albums Chart||No. 25|
|2003||Official Finland Albums Chart (re-entry)||No. 1|
|1999||Official Austrian Albums Chart||No. 34|
|1999||Official Irish Albums Chart||No. 49|
|1999||Official French Albums Chart||No. 62|
|1999||Official Italian Albums Chart||No. 67|
|1999||"Learn to Fly"||Billboard Hot 100||No. 19|
|1999||"Learn to Fly"||Official UK Singles Chart||No. 21|
|1999||"Learn to Fly"||Modern Rock Tracks||No. 1|
|1999||"Learn to Fly"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||No. 2|
|1999||"Learn to Fly"||Adult Top 40||No. 15|
|1999||"Learn to Fly"||Top 40 Mainstream||No. 22|
|1999||"Learn to Fly"||Top 40 Tracks||No. 22|
|1999||"Learn To Fly"||Official New Zealand Singles Chart||No. 23|
|1999||"Learn to Fly"||Official Australian Singles Chart||No. 35|
|1999||"Learn to Fly"||Official Sweden Singles Chart||No. 52|
|1999||"Learn to Fly"||Official Holland Singles Chart||No. 32|
|1999||"Learn To Fly||Euro Hot 100 Singles Chart||No. 65|
|1999||"Generator"||Official Australian Singles Chart||No. 31|
|2000||"Stacked Actors"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||No. 9|
|2000||"Stacked Actors"||Modern Rock Tracks||No. 25|
|2000||"Breakout"||Official UK Singles Chart||No. 29|
|2000||"Breakout"||Modern Rock Tracks||No. 8|
|2000||"Breakout"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||No. 11|
|2000||"Breakout"||Official Holland Singles Chart||No. 63|
|2000||"Next Year"||Modern Rock Tracks||No.17|
|2000||"Next Year"||Official UK Singles Chart||No. 42|
|2000||"Next Year"||Adult Top 40||No. 40|
|2000||"Next Year"||Official Holland Singles Chart||No. 92|
|2000||There Is Nothing Left to Lose||Best Rock Album|
|2001||Learn to Fly||Best Short Form Music Video|
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