BN.com Gift Guide

Blackbird

( 6 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sharon Mawer
After the demise of Creed, Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips, and Brian Marshall obviously had unfinished business and hired singer/songwriter Myles Kennedy, who quickly formed a writing partnership with Tremonti, and the new band Alter Bridge brought out their debut album One Day Remains in 2004. Three years later in October 2007, the second album, Blackbird, was released and with new man Kennedy fully integrated into the lineup, Creed fans weren't disappointed although the overall sound had changed and had become both heavier and more mature without the bickering of Scott Stapp hindering the band's music. Right from track one, "Ties That Bind," there was an aggressive vocal ...
See more details below
CD
$9.61
BN.com price
(Save 3%)$9.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (9) from $3.69   
  • New (7) from $3.69   
  • Used (2) from $5.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sharon Mawer
After the demise of Creed, Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips, and Brian Marshall obviously had unfinished business and hired singer/songwriter Myles Kennedy, who quickly formed a writing partnership with Tremonti, and the new band Alter Bridge brought out their debut album One Day Remains in 2004. Three years later in October 2007, the second album, Blackbird, was released and with new man Kennedy fully integrated into the lineup, Creed fans weren't disappointed although the overall sound had changed and had become both heavier and more mature without the bickering of Scott Stapp hindering the band's music. Right from track one, "Ties That Bind," there was an aggressive vocal and thundering guitar riff that hardly relented throughout the entire album. Tremonti was freed to play lead guitar as Eddie Van Halen would have done, which is shown to good effect on the track "Come to Life," but the overall heavy thunder effect of the guitar throughout denied him more chances to show off this skill. There were the more mellow tracks, however, "Brand New Start," "Buried Alive," "Watch Over You," and "Wayward One" all begin as acoustic songs and show the softer side of Alter Bridge. It was on the title track with eight minutes of powerful emotions at work that the band really shone, the song alternating between a hard rock guitar riff-heavy number and an acoustic ballad about the loss of a loved one.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2007
  • Label: Republic
  • UPC: 602517467484
  • Catalog Number: 000995502
  • Sales rank: 13,450

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ties That Bind (3:19)
  2. 2 Come to Life (3:51)
  3. 3 Brand New Start (4:54)
  4. 4 Buried Alive (4:35)
  5. 5 Coming Home (4:19)
  6. 6 Before Tomorrow Comes (4:06)
  7. 7 Rise Today (4:21)
  8. 8 Blackbird (7:58)
  9. 9 One by One (4:20)
  10. 10 Watch Over You (4:19)
  11. 11 Break Me Down (3:56)
  12. 12 White Knuckles (4:24)
  13. 13 Wayward One (4:47)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alter Bridge Primary Artist
Myles Kennedy Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Mark Tremonti Guitar, Background Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Tony Adams Drum Technician
Dave Holdredge Engineer
Daniel Tremonti Art Direction
Michael "Elvis" Baskette Producer
Alter Bridge Composer
Ernie Hudson Guitar Techician
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 6 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(5)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 6 Customer Reviews
  • Posted November 19, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    this album rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this album rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMAZING

    Its hard for rock bands these days!! its all about talentless pop artist and rap.

    That aside, this album is amazing. Great rock music and great guitar solos, there are so many great songs from white knuckles to the must hear BLACKBIRD. My favorite rock cd in the past five years.

    This cd s a gem and these artist as a group are very talented and deserve more recognition.

    Seen them live about 6 times now.

    at one concert they stole the show and they came out before super band Hellyeah, and Candlebox which has been around for awhile.


    check it out youll love it!!!
    Rock and rreat original music, with real-true feelings and emotion is still alive

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    I played their first CD until I had to get another. Now, Blackbird is here and I just love it. What a voice!! This is the album I will now blast off to work on...energy and real life music. Thank you Alter Bridge!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 6 Customer Reviews