Arlington to Boston

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All Music Guide - JT Griffith
Emmet Swimming's debut album on Epic, entitled Wake, was actually their second self-produced indie album. 1996 also saw the release of their proper major-label debut, From Arlington to Boston, a title which refers to the first and last songs on the album. The two songs are bookends to the album but also capture the dichotomy found in most of the band's songs: the upbeat roots rock sound mixed with pensive lyrics. The Fairfax, VA, band continues to develop their melodic rock and insightful lyrics, with this release. It is easy to see why Epic thought Emmet Swimming' would be a good band to develop, with its vocal similarities to Darius Rucker and Barenaked Ladies and roots ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - JT Griffith
Emmet Swimming's debut album on Epic, entitled Wake, was actually their second self-produced indie album. 1996 also saw the release of their proper major-label debut, From Arlington to Boston, a title which refers to the first and last songs on the album. The two songs are bookends to the album but also capture the dichotomy found in most of the band's songs: the upbeat roots rock sound mixed with pensive lyrics. The Fairfax, VA, band continues to develop their melodic rock and insightful lyrics, with this release. It is easy to see why Epic thought Emmet Swimming' would be a good band to develop, with its vocal similarities to Darius Rucker and Barenaked Ladies and roots rock/hard rock mix similar to Seven Mary Three. But the lack of great songwriting eventually prevented the band from achieving mainstream success. From Arlington to Boston is an average and slightly meandering album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/16/1996
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646764244
  • Catalog Number: 67642

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Arlington (2:39)
  2. 2 Linving Room (3:17)
  3. 3 Fake Wood Trim (3:12)
  4. 4 Long Way Down (4:43)
  5. 5 Bullet in Your Hand (5:16)
  6. 6 1201 Central Avenue (0:11)
  7. 7 8:45 (4:14)
  8. 8 Big Houses (3:44)
  9. 9 Parking Lot (3:48)
  10. 10 Wake (4:25)
  11. 11 Birdman of Columbia (4:17)
  12. 12 17 Hours (2:45)
  13. 13 Sellout (2:19)
  14. 14 Boston (3:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Emmet Swimming Primary Artist
Tamer Eid Percussion, Drums
Luke Michel Bass
Erik Wenberg Guitar, Vocals
Todd Watts Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Don Dixon Producer, Engineer
Greg Calbi Mastering
David Coleman Art Direction
Stephen Walker Art Direction
Mark Williams Engineer
Tamer Eid Composer
Luke Michel Composer
Erik Wenberg Composer
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