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With her mind-blowing mix of heavy metal guitar prowess and bluesy, soulful vocals, Orianthi will draw some justifiably well-earned comparisons to such giants of rock guitar as Jimi Hendrix and her own idol, Carlos Santana, on her 2009 sophomore album, Believe. That said, her style hews closer to the more finger-frenetic pyrotechnics of such '70s and '80s icons as Eddie Van Halen and Steve Vai. Throw in her ability to sell a lyric and carry a strong melodic vocal phrase while also throwing down some devastating slabs of heavy metal riffage, and she starts to look a heckuvalot like the fantasy love child of Prince and Lita Ford. What's even more delicious is how, at face ...
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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
With her mind-blowing mix of heavy metal guitar prowess and bluesy, soulful vocals, Orianthi will draw some justifiably well-earned comparisons to such giants of rock guitar as Jimi Hendrix and her own idol, Carlos Santana, on her 2009 sophomore album, Believe. That said, her style hews closer to the more finger-frenetic pyrotechnics of such '70s and '80s icons as Eddie Van Halen and Steve Vai. Throw in her ability to sell a lyric and carry a strong melodic vocal phrase while also throwing down some devastating slabs of heavy metal riffage, and she starts to look a heckuvalot like the fantasy love child of Prince and Lita Ford. What's even more delicious is how, at face value, Believe fits nicely next to studio-crafted -- albeit stylistically successful -- albums by Disney teen rock acts like Ashley Tisdale, Demi Lovato, and Miley Cyrus, the difference being that while those pretend-rock teen divas get backed by studio musicians, Orianthi IS the backing musician. She is the real rawk deal and Believe soars on her mighty metal talents. And it's clear from the get-go that Orianthi and her producers get the joke. The anthemic leadoff track, "According to You," begins innocently with a few seconds of Orianthi cooing over a lite keyboard part before her chugging power chords and gutsy vocals quickly set the tone for the rest of the what's to come. Two minutes in and Orianthi has not only delivered one of the poppiest, catchiest radio-friendly trax this side of Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone," but she's also launched into the first of several balls-out, fire-shooting-out-her-fingers, ripping-your-shirt-off metal solos featured on Believe. Before this album, Orianthi was best known as the guitar virtuoso picked to perform with Michael Jackson on his farewell tour before he passed in 2009, and after listening to Believe, it's clear that Orianthi was not only well deserving of that accolade but that her abilities far outdistanced a role as a backing musician. For rock fans awaiting the return of seriously fun, seriously rocking pop-metal, THIS is it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/26/2009
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602527203720
  • Catalog Number: 001350202

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 According to You (3:20)
  2. 2 Suffocated (3:03)
  3. 3 Bad News (3:10)
  4. 4 Believe (3:40)
  5. 5 Feels Like Home (4:16)
  6. 6 Think Like a Man (3:36)
  7. 7 What's It Gonna Be (2:49)
  8. 8 Untogether (3:53)
  9. 9 Drive Away (4:17)
  10. 10 Highly Strung (4:08)
  11. 11 God Only Knows (3:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Orianthi Primary Artist, Guitar
Steve Vai Guitar
Kim Ballard Keyboards
Howard Benson Keyboards
Paul Bushnell Bass
Josh Freese Drums
Michito Sánchez Percussion
Phil X. Guitar
Chris Chaney Bass
Tal Herzberg Bass
Frank Zummo Drums
John Freese Drums
Brian Chiusano Guitar
Technical Credits
Steve Vai Composer
Desmond Child Composer
Kim Ballard Programming
Howard Benson Programming, Producer
Dana Calitri Composer
Paul DeCarli Digital Editing
Steve Diamond Composer
Ron Fair Executive Producer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Greg Wells Composer
Tommy Lee James Composer
Mike Plotnikoff Engineer
Stefanie Ridel Composer
Ronan Keating Composer
Martin Larsson Composer
Andreas Carlsson Composer
Stirling McIlwaine Executive Producer, Management
Nina Ossoff Composer
Jimmy Messer Composer
Tal Herzberg Engineer, Executive Producer
Andrew Frampton Composer
Hatsukazu "Hatch" Inagaki Engineer
Marc VanGool Drum Technician
Simon Fuller Executive Producer, Management
Anthony Mazza Composer
Jodi Marr Composer
David Lee Bassett Composer
Jon Nicholson Drum Technician
Cody Jancovic Composer
Brian Chiusano Composer
Colin Ellis Composer
Joe Brule Composer
Orianthi Composer
Lars H. Jensen Composer
David Bassett Composer
Martin Birley Composer
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  • Posted July 7, 2011

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    amazing album by one amazing artist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    amazing from begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    What else can I say?

    She's the real deal. Don't let the poppish, top-40 friendly nature of several of these cuts fool you. I won't pan any of her work just because she'd like to have more than one top-40 selection on this product. Look around the net & find some of her blues performances - - Good God! I work full time with teens & all of them knew & liked "According to You" but only a couple knew that the George Lynch sounding solos on the cut were her's. I smart buy, even more so at the B&N price.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great album

    Great album especially the first song.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Freshmen Release and Budding Talent

    I really enjoy this album. The first track just sucks you in and is very catchy. It has a great beat and you will instantly find yourself singing along bouncing your head with the beat. She is a very talented musician and I think had she been able to complete the tour with Michael Jackson it would have launched her career into the stratosphere. I highly recommend this album to anyone who enjoys a punk/pop rock album.

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