Close to the Edge

Close to the Edge

by Blessid Union of Souls
     
 

Although it is billed as a new Blessid Union of Souls album, 2008's Close to the Edge repeats eight of its 12 tracks from the group's previous release, 2005's Perception, representing half of that disc's contents. The new songs are leadoff track "Back from the Dead," "I'll BeSee more details below

Overview

Although it is billed as a new Blessid Union of Souls album, 2008's Close to the Edge repeats eight of its 12 tracks from the group's previous release, 2005's Perception, representing half of that disc's contents. The new songs are leadoff track "Back from the Dead," "I'll Be There," "If You Were Mine," and "Healing." Old song or new, however, the group, led by singer Eliot Sloan, takes a consistent approach. The music is sweetly melodic pop
ock with strings often making things even sweeter. The choruses are never far away and are repeated frequently. This is all the better to support Sloan's achingly sincere grainy tenor, which he uses either to express spiritually inclined self-determination or romantic sentiments, with equal fervor. "Back from the Dead" is a restatement of purpose in which the singer commits himself anew to his ideals, apparently after some bad behavior. "Healing" contains another "that was then, this is now" message, this time overtly religious, as it concerns praying. When it comes to romance (and it frequently does), Sloan is an ardent lover. If he hasn't gotten the girl yet, he wants her ("If You Were Mine"); if he has her, he pledges devotion ("A Thousand and One," "I'll Be There," "Closer"). If, God knows why, she should want to leave, he tries to dissuade her ("Let's Get Out of Here"). If, despite this, she leaves anyway, he misses her and wants her back ("Could've Been with You"). All of this must be hard to resist for the band's fans (especially the female ones), so maybe they won't mind buying an album with only four new songs.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/16/2008
Label:
Torque Records
UPC:
0621617331525
catalogNumber:
55
Rank:
230145

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Blessid Union of Souls   Primary Artist
Eddie Hedges   Percussion,Background Vocals
C.P. Roth   Bass,Strings,Drums,Keyboards
Robert Stankiewicz   Drums
Emosia   Keyboards
Eliot Sloan   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Josh Sklar   Guitar
Mike Kennedy   Percussion,Drums
Eddie Head   Guitar,Background Vocals
Andrew Frye   Piano
Brian Lovely   Guitar
Neo Camerata   Strings,Track Performer
Bryan Billhimer   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Group Member
Derek Blakley   Bass
Rich E. Blaze   Bass,Drums,Keyboards
Shaun Schaefer   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Doug Deforest   Bass
Tony Clark   Bass,Group Member

Technical Credits

Ted Jensen   Mastering
Jerry Lane   Engineer
Mark Liggett   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Matthew "Ammo" Senatore   Composer,Producer
Joseph Carrier   Composer
Emosia   Producer
Eliot Sloan   Composer,Producer,String Arrangements
Gene Grimaldi   Mastering
Chris Godbey   Engineer
Ashley Shepherd   Mastering
Eddie Head   Producer,Engineer
Andrew Frye   String Arrangements
Brian Lovely   Composer
Bryan Billhimer   Engineer
Rich E. Blaze   Producer,Engineer
Mark Landson   String Arrangements
Caleb Morgan   Management
Justin Reich   Artwork

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