Everlife [Buena Vista]

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Everlife spent most of 2005 and 2006 being the best thing about Disney compilations like Disneymania, Vol. 3 and Girlz Rock. Their self-titled album is their first for Hollywood Records, but technically, it's their second overall, since they released their debut back in 2004 on the Nashville, Tennessee-based imprint Tovah Records -- and it proves that they're more than capable of turning out a set of songs that are just as engaging as their earlier tracks. The fact that Everlife is an all-female band makes them a little more interesting than the pop starlets that Disney usually favors. That's not to say that the group isn't as immaculately crafted as the studio's other ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Everlife spent most of 2005 and 2006 being the best thing about Disney compilations like Disneymania, Vol. 3 and Girlz Rock. Their self-titled album is their first for Hollywood Records, but technically, it's their second overall, since they released their debut back in 2004 on the Nashville, Tennessee-based imprint Tovah Records -- and it proves that they're more than capable of turning out a set of songs that are just as engaging as their earlier tracks. The fact that Everlife is an all-female band makes them a little more interesting than the pop starlets that Disney usually favors. That's not to say that the group isn't as immaculately crafted as the studio's other artists -- the slick, borderline overwrought production throughout Everlife shows that they are -- but the Ross sisters' sweet harmonies and musical interplay can't be manufactured easily. It probably helps that Everlife was a going concern years before they hooked up with the Mouse House, and that they're family. Youngest sister and lead vocalist Julia Ross' voice is Everlife's secret weapon; sweet, slightly scratchy and with an empathetic twang that adds a bit of country flair to their sound, her singing helps the band be just as convincing on rockers like "Faded" and quirky love songs such as "I Could Get Used to This." The independent spirit Everlife displays on "Daring to Be Different" and "Now or Never" is a refreshing change from most of their Radio Disney peers, even if their sound comes across as a patchwork of Avril Lavigne especially on "Static," which sounds like it was traced over Lavigne's "Complicated" and Switchfoot, a band the Ross sisters have mentioned as a major influence. Like Switchfoot, Everlife can deliver uplifting messages without seeming preachy, something they do especially well on "Where You Are" and "Look Through My Eyes." However, Everlife's best track is "Find Yourself in You," which was penned by Kelly Clarkson songwriter Mathew Gerrard and shows off the sisters' sweet harmonies, soaring guitars, and empowering spirit at their finest. This is genuine, and genuinely enjoyable, pop music that kids and parents can both appreciate.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/20/2007
  • Label: Buena Vista
  • UPC: 050086159079
  • Catalog Number: 861590
  • Sales rank: 123,787

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Faded (3:40)
  2. 2 Goodbye (3:16)
  3. 3 I Could Get Used to This (3:26)
  4. 4 Where You Are (3:32)
  5. 5 Static (3:26)
  6. 6 What I Like About You (3:07)
  7. 7 Daring to Be Different (3:44)
  8. 8 Find Yourself in You (3:32)
  9. 9 Look Through My Eyes (3:10)
  10. 10 Now or Never (3:02)
  11. 11 Real Wild Child (3:14)
  12. 12 Go Figure (4:08)
  13. 13 Angels Cry (4:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Everlife Primary Artist
Paul Bryan Bass
Gary Burnette Guitar
George Cocchini Guitar
Matthew Gerrard Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Fred Mollin Guitar
Dean Parks Guitar
Kevin Ricard Percussion
Tad Wadhams Bass
Graham Ward Drums
Bruce Watson Guitar
Buck Johnson Keyboards
Dan Needham Guitar, Drums
Greg Critchley Drums
Randy Cooke Drums
Jamie Houston Guitar, Percussion
Denny Weston Jr. Drums
Solomon Snyder Bass
Donald Kirkpatrick Guitar
David J. Carpenter Bass
Herman Mathews Drums
Mark Hill Bass
Joey Canaday Bass
Andy Dodd Guitar
Adam Watts Drums
Dino Meneghin Guitar
Nicholas Rodriguez Bass
Kevin Cyka Piano
Amber Hezlep Guitar
Mike Mennell Bass
Sarah Ross Guitar, Vocals
Julia Ross Vocals
Amber Ross Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Phil Collins Composer
Robbie Nevil Composer
Joe Baldridge Engineer
Richard Dodd Mastering
Matthew Gerrard Arranger, Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Mark Hammond Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
Mark Linett Engineer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Jimmy Marinos Composer
Fred Mollin Producer, Executive Producer
Mike Skill Composer
Billy Steinberg Composer
Chris Farren Composer
Dave Dillbeck Engineer
Buck Johnson String Arrangements
Dan Needham Composer, Producer
Jamie Houston Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Dani Markman Executive Producer
Johnny Wright Art Manager
Michelle Mitchell Art Manager
Blake Neely Arranger
Daniel Cage Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer
Andy Dodd Composer, Programming, Producer
Adam Watts Composer, Programming, Producer, Audio Production
Bryan Todd Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Kevan Cyka Composer, Producer, Audio Production, Vocal Producer
Gardner Knight Engineer
Ashley Gorley Composer
Amber Hezlep Composer
Sarah Ross Composer
Julia Ross Composer
Fred Molin Audio Production
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