All the Right Reasons [CD/DVD]

All the Right Reasons [CD/DVD]

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by Nickelback
     
 

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With their fourth album, All the Right Reasons, Nickelback ditches any pretense of being a grunge band and finally acknowledges they're a straight-up heavy rock band. Not that they've left the angst of grunge behind: they're a modern rock band living in a post-grunge world, so there's lots of tortured emotions threaded throughout theSee more details below

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With their fourth album, All the Right Reasons, Nickelback ditches any pretense of being a grunge band and finally acknowledges they're a straight-up heavy rock band. Not that they've left the angst of grunge behind: they're a modern rock band living in a post-grunge world, so there's lots of tortured emotions threaded throughout the 11 songs here. But where their previous albums roiled with anger -- their breakthrough "How You Remind Me" was not affectionate, it was snide and cynical -- there's a surprisingly large sentimental streak running throughout All the Right Reasons, and it's not just limited to heart-on-sleeve power ballads like "Far Away" and "Savin' Me," the latter being the latest entry in their soundalike sweepstakes. No, lead singer/songwriter Chad Kroeger is in a particularly pensive mood here, looking back fondly at his crazy times in high school on "Photograph" ("Look at this photograph/Every time I do it makes me laugh/How did our eyes get so red?/And what the hell is on Joey's head?"), lamenting the murder of Dimebag Darrell on "Side of a Bullet" (where a Dimebag solo is overdubbed), and, most touching of all, imagining "the day when nobody died" on "If Everyone Cared" (which would be brought about "If everyone cared and nobody cried/If everyone loved and nobody lied"). Appropriately enough for an album that finds Kroeger's emotional palette opening up, Nickelback tries a few new things here, adding more pianos, keyboards, and acoustic guitars to not just ballads, but a few of their big, anthemic rockers; they even sound a little bit light and limber on "Someone That You're With," the fastest tune here and a bit of relief after all the heavy guitars. All this makes for a more varied Nickelback album, but it doesn't really change their essence. [This version of the album adds three previously unreleased live tracks to All the Right Reasons and also includes a bonus DVD with music videos and behind-the-scenes tour footage.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/10/2007
Label:
Roadrunner Records
UPC:
0016861809829
catalogNumber:
618098
Rank:
114435

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nickelback   Primary Artist
Billy Gibbons   Guitar,Vocals
Finn Manniche   Strings
Mike Kroeger   Bass,Group Member
Chad Kroeger   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Ryan Peake   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Dimebag Darrell   Guitar,Soloist
Brian Larsen   Strings
Chris Gestrin   Organ
Tony Bernal   Strings
Tim "Timmy" Dawson   Piano
Daniel Adair   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Henry Lee   Strings

Technical Credits

Bryan Coleman   Management
Ted Jensen   Mastering
Mike Kroeger   Composer
Nickelback   Composer,Producer
Chad Kroeger   Composer
Ryan Peake   Composer
Jeff Chenault   Art Direction
Daniel Adair   Composer

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