Bookmarks

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Once again working with producer Gregg Wattenberg, who helmed 2009's Slice, John Ondrasik nevertheless shakes things up a little bit on 2013's Bookmarks. Ondrasik highlighted his classicist side on Slice, opting for lush, grandiose arrangements and a deliberate pace, but Bookmarks is considerably brighter, its sonic surfaces shining and its tempos sprightly. No longer operating on a ponderous, portentous level -- he's discarded the melancholic navel-gazing that brought him fame with "Superman" -- Ondrasik seems as if he's lifted a burden from his shoulders. His melodies are merrier, his lyrics dotted with hope, and, most appealingly of all, the entirety of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Once again working with producer Gregg Wattenberg, who helmed 2009's Slice, John Ondrasik nevertheless shakes things up a little bit on 2013's Bookmarks. Ondrasik highlighted his classicist side on Slice, opting for lush, grandiose arrangements and a deliberate pace, but Bookmarks is considerably brighter, its sonic surfaces shining and its tempos sprightly. No longer operating on a ponderous, portentous level -- he's discarded the melancholic navel-gazing that brought him fame with "Superman" -- Ondrasik seems as if he's lifted a burden from his shoulders. His melodies are merrier, his lyrics dotted with hope, and, most appealingly of all, the entirety of Bookmarks is a highly polished piece of soft rock. Perhaps it belongs to an aesthetic that is slightly outdated -- ironically enough, the attitude and sound belong to turn-of-the millennium adult contemporary radio, which is when he was at the height of his commercial success -- but Bookmarks is surely the best-crafted adult pop released under the Five for Fighting name, its sturdy tunes wrapped up neatly in a shiny, appealing gloss.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/17/2013
  • Label: Wind-Up
  • UPC: 601501335327
  • Catalog Number: 13353
  • Sales rank: 3,402

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stand Up (2:51)
  2. 2 What If (3:27)
  3. 3 Heaven Knows (3:30)
  4. 4 Down (3:29)
  5. 5 I Don't Want Your Love (3:34)
  6. 6 Road to You (2:51)
  7. 7 She's My Girl (3:26)
  8. 8 Symphony Lane (3:39)
  9. 9 You'll Never Change (3:13)
  10. 10 Your Man (3:28)
  11. 11 The Day I Died (4:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Five for Fighting Primary Artist
Jack Daley Bass
Shawn Pelton Drums
John Ondrasik Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
Peter Zizzo Bass, Guitar
Jamie Kenney Piano
Sato Moughalian Flute
Todd Low Viola
Rachel Golub Violin
Todd Clark Background Vocals
Derek Fuhrmann Guitar, Background Vocals
Katie Kresek Violin
Zane Carney Guitar
Dave Eggar Cello
Christa Robinson Oboe
Gunnar Olsen Drums
Tony Maceli Bass, Trumpet
Benjamin Fingland Clarinet
Olivia Ondrasik Background Vocals
Don Tirer Guitar
Technical Credits
Ted Jensen Mastering
Bob Kinkel Arranger
Greg Latterman Management
John Ondrasik Composer, Producer
Carole Kinzel Booking
Peter Zizzo Producer
Gregg Wattenberg Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Chris Shaw Engineer
Ross Petersen Engineer
Jamie Kenney Composer
Michelle Lukianovich Art Direction
Steve Smith Management
Derek Fuhrmann Composer, Producer, Orchestration
John Alicastro Engineer
David Klein Booking
Dave Eggar Orchestration
Michael Mangini Producer, Engineer
J.T. Harding Composer
Lenny Skolnik Pro-Tools
Chuck Palmer Orchestration
Ian Driscoll Engineer
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