A Twist in My Story [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
The second album by Secondhand Serenade, aka singer/songwriter John Vesely, finds the former solo artist making a grab for the pop-emo brass ring. Featuring production by (separately) Avril Lavigne and All-American Rejects knob twiddler Butch Walker and former Nine Inch Nails member Danny Lohner, not to mention full-band re-recordings of two of the debut's strongest songs, A Twist in My Story is an unapologetic mainstream alternative pop album. The more grandiose arrangements add strings, layered harmonies, and other arrangement details to Vesely's songwriting style. (He has explained the band name by saying that his songs are all dedicated to his wife, and the fact that ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
The second album by Secondhand Serenade, aka singer/songwriter John Vesely, finds the former solo artist making a grab for the pop-emo brass ring. Featuring production by (separately) Avril Lavigne and All-American Rejects knob twiddler Butch Walker and former Nine Inch Nails member Danny Lohner, not to mention full-band re-recordings of two of the debut's strongest songs, A Twist in My Story is an unapologetic mainstream alternative pop album. The more grandiose arrangements add strings, layered harmonies, and other arrangement details to Vesely's songwriting style. (He has explained the band name by saying that his songs are all dedicated to his wife, and the fact that others get to hear them is secondary: hence, Secondhand Serenade.) The result is an alt-pop record comparable to the likes of Five for Fighting or even the mellow Jason Mraz. [A Deluxe Edition was also released.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/3/2009
  • Label: Glass Note Records
  • UPC: 075597986044
  • Catalog Number: 516180
  • Sales rank: 50,401

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Like a Knife (4:26)
  2. 2 Fall for You (3:03)
  3. 3 Maybe (3:30)
  4. 4 Stranger (4:46)
  5. 5 Your Call (3:54)
  6. 6 Suppose (3:46)
  7. 7 A Twist in My Story (4:07)
  8. 8 Why (4:13)
  9. 9 Stay Close, Don't Go (3:34)
  10. 10 Pretend (3:29)
  11. 11 Goodbye (5:27)
  12. 12 You Call (3:54)
  13. 13 Fall for You (3:08)
  14. 14 Like a Knife (4:25)
  15. 15 Last Time (4:42)
  16. 16 Fix You (5:00)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Secondhand Serenade: A Firsthand Look
  2. 2 Vulnerable
  3. 3 Fall for You
  4. 4 The Making of the "Fall for You" Video
  5. 5 Your Call
  6. 6 The Making of the "Your Call" Video
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Secondhand Serenade Primary Artist
Anthony Pleeth Cello
Butch Walker Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards
Peter Lale Viola
Danny Lohner Guitar
Perry Mason Concert Master
Darren Dodd Drums
Warren Zielinski Violin
Roberta Freeman Background Vocals
Branden Steineckert Drums
Juliette Beavan Choir, Chorus
Joe Grah Choir, Chorus
Chelsea Marshall Choir, Chorus
Tom Breyfogle Percussion, Drums
Matthew Compton Drums
John Vesely Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Piano, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Lukas Vesely Bass Guitar
Juliet Simms Background Vocals
Lucy Walsh Background Vocals
Butch Walker & the Let's-Go-Out-Tonites Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Robert Schroeder Producer
Peter Cobbin Engineer
Isobel Griffiths String Contractor
Rob Mathes String Arrangements, String Conductor
Butch Walker Producer
Mike Joyce Art Direction
Scott Riebling Engineer
Danny Lohner Programming, Producer, Engineer
Kamil Vojnar Cover Photo
Joe Zook Engineer
Geno Lenardo String Arrangements, Guitar Arrangements
Ryan White Camera Operator
Billy Howerdel Engineer
Vlado Meller Mastering
Will Champion Composer
Guy Berryman Composer
Jon Buckland Composer
Ryan Rickett Director
Eric Hunter Camera Operator
Tom Breyfogle Programming, Engineer
Secondhand Serenade Composer
John Vesely Composer, Producer
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