Evanescence [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Difficult births are no stranger to Evanescence. Nothing ever quite seems to come easy for Amy Lee, yet the five years separating Evanescence's 2006 sophomore effort The Open Door and its eponymous 2011 album were relatively quiet, the band undergoing some lineup changes -- not to mention a switch of producers, from Steve Lillywhite to Nick Raskulinecz -- but nothing comparable to the messy departure of Ben Moody between the group's first two albums. Such comparative calm is reflected within the grooves of Evanescence, which is less tortured tonally even if it remains quite dramatic. Lee's default mode is to sing to the rafters, her operatic bluster sometimes ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Difficult births are no stranger to Evanescence. Nothing ever quite seems to come easy for Amy Lee, yet the five years separating Evanescence's 2006 sophomore effort The Open Door and its eponymous 2011 album were relatively quiet, the band undergoing some lineup changes -- not to mention a switch of producers, from Steve Lillywhite to Nick Raskulinecz -- but nothing comparable to the messy departure of Ben Moody between the group's first two albums. Such comparative calm is reflected within the grooves of Evanescence, which is less tortured tonally even if it remains quite dramatic. Lee's default mode is to sing to the rafters, her operatic bluster sometimes overbearing when her settings are gloomy, but Raskulinecz pulls off a nifty trick of brightening the murk, retaining all of the churning drama but lessening the oppression by brightening the colors and pushing the melody. While there's hardly a danger of Amy Lee removing her thick mascara, she's not pouting all the time; there's some shade and light here, some variety of tempos, enough to give Evanescence the illusion of warmth, not to mention a fair share of crossover hooks. It's aural candy for aging goths and tortured tweens alike. [The CD/DVD edition added a bonus disc with stories behind the songs and clips from the making of the "What You Want" video.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/11/2011
  • Label: Wind-Up
  • UPC: 601501329920
  • Catalog Number: 13299
  • Sales rank: 304,522

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 What You Want (3:41)
  2. 2 Made of Stone (3:33)
  3. 3 The Change (3:42)
  4. 4 My Heart Is Broken (4:29)
  5. 5 The Other Side (4:04)
  6. 6 Erase This (3:55)
  7. 7 Lost in Paradise (4:42)
  8. 8 Sick (3:30)
  9. 9 End of the Dream (3:49)
  10. 10 Oceans (3:38)
  11. 11 Never Go Back (4:27)
  12. 12 Swimming Home (3:44)
  13. 13 New Way to Bleed (3:46)
  14. 14 Say You Will (3:43)
  15. 15 Disappear (3:06)
  16. 16 Secret Door (3:53)
Disc 2
  1. 1 [Bonus Material]
  2. 2 Making the What You Want Music Video: Day 1
  3. 3 Making the What You Want Music Video: Day 2
  4. 4 Behind the Scenes: In the Studio
  5. 5 Behind the Scenes: At the Photo Shoot
  6. 6 On the Songs: Secret Door
  7. 7 On the Songs: The Change
  8. 8 On the Songs: Never Go Back
  9. 9 On the Songs: Made of Stone
  10. 10 On the Songs: Disappear
  11. 11 On the Songs: What You Want
  12. 12 On the Songs: My Heart Is Broken
  13. 13 On the Songs: Oceans
  14. 14 On the Songs: Lost in Paradise
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Evanescence Primary Artist
Antoine Silverman Concert Master
Chris Vrenna Keyboards
Peter Donovan Bass
Troy McLawhorn Guitar, Group Member
Hiroko Taguchi Violin, Viola
Jonathan Dinklage Violin, Viola
Anja Wood Cello
Terry Balsamo Guitar, Group Member
Maxim Moston Violin
Claire Bryant Cello
Claire Chan Violin
Entcho Todorov Violin
Tim McCord Bass, Group Member
Michael Roth Violin
Susan Perelman Violin
Dave Eggar Cello
Sarah Pratt Violin
Amy Lee Piano, Harp, Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Will Hunt Drums, Group Member
Technical Credits
Ted Jensen Mastering
John Nicholson Drum Technician
Chris Vrenna Programming
Paul Fig Engineer
Evanescence Composer
Michelle Lukianovich Art Direction
Andrew Lurie Management
Zach Williams Composer
Mike Simmons Guitar Techician, Bass Technician
Phillis Sparks Instrument Technician
William B. Hunt Composer, Programming
Nick Rakulinecz Producer
Amy Lee Composer, Art Direction
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  • Posted November 26, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Amy Lee is Amazing as Always.

    This new CD is alive and incredible. Amy's voice is no less than perfection. Now I can see why Daniel Lee Wilt seems to have a crush on her in his book, "Between Chains and Freedom", although the poems don't come right out and say so.
    Surely this is the Amy is the siren that he speaks of.
    And for good reason.
    This album, and all of her albums are mandatory on any shelf.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    A MUST Buy

    I have heard several songs from the new cd and they are amazing. Highly recommnd , so, don't hesitate to buy it. And if you get a chance to see them live you won't be disappointed.

    AMY ROCKS

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