Hello Hurricane [CD/DVD]

Hello Hurricane [CD/DVD]

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by Switchfoot
     
 

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By the time Switchfoot returned to autonomy with 2009's Hello Hurricane, they had learned so much from the rat race of their grueling Columbia years that their new batch of songs appeared too effortless to be true. The multi-platinum glories of 2003's The Beautiful Letdown, while never replicated, taught the post-CCM quintetSee more details below

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By the time Switchfoot returned to autonomy with 2009's Hello Hurricane, they had learned so much from the rat race of their grueling Columbia years that their new batch of songs appeared too effortless to be true. The multi-platinum glories of 2003's The Beautiful Letdown, while never replicated, taught the post-CCM quintet to grow comfortable in its modern-rock skin -- to accept its status as a band for the people. That explains why Hello Hurricane is almost devoid of surprises and offers exactly what the people want: an assemblage of straight-ahead rock anthems, free from left-of-center experiments, bouncy power pop numbers, or obligatory balladry. All of the above were at some point part of Switchfoot's line of attack, but here they fall by the wayside in exchange for no-nonsense anthems of purpose and faith. That thematic line has become the norm for Jon Foreman, who still appears to be on a lifelong quest to find meaning in a meaningless world ("Free"), decry the futility of the here and now ("Needle and Haystack Life"), and inspire the world to live for something more ("Mess of Me"). For all this familiarity, Foreman, perhaps inspired by the openness of his own solo material, seems more forthright than ever about his convictions -- he still won't refer to the subject of his devotion by name, but emotive slow-burners like "Your Love Is a Song," "Sing It Out," and "Always" are clear-cut about who's on the receiving end of his entreaties. Like other colleagues who started out in the CCM ghetto and moved on to the big leagues only to later scale back and start all over again, Switchfoot appear to have found their footing -- Hello Hurricane is by far the San Diego rockers' most natural, effortless outing to date. [A version was also released with a bonus DVD of music videos, behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/10/2009
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678956850
catalogNumber:
522209
Rank:
185177

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Switchfoot   Primary Artist
Tim Foreman   Group Member
Chad Butler   Group Member
Jerome Fontamillas   Group Member
Keith Tutt   Cello
Jon Foreman   Group Member
Drew Shirley   Group Member
Robert Machado   Choir, Chorus,Guest Appearance
Rob Machado   Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Ted Jensen   Mastering
Tim Foreman   Composer
Shane D. Wilson   Engineer
Switchfoot   Producer,Engineer
Mike Elizondo   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Alan Sanderson   Engineer
Darrell Thorp   Engineer
Adam Hawkins   Engineer
Michelle Piza   Packaging Manager
Anthony Delia   Marketing
Jon Foreman   Composer
Craig Zarkos   Engineer
Ryan Peterson   Engineer
Rob Gold   Art Manager

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