In Between Now and Then

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Bursting with island grooves, passionate vocals, and tasteful instrumentation, In Between Now and Then is the musical equivalent of every friendly hippie you've ever met. It's accommodating and full of entertaining stories, and will get even the sourest of pusses on the dancefloor. Released just in time for summer break, the LP is such a rousing, good-timing affair, it might as well open the fridge and grab a beer for you. This is exactly the kind of musical hospitality O.A.R. has been providing since it first emerged on the college jam band scene in the late '90s. Building a reputation through energetic live gigs and a strong Internet file-sharing presence, the band ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Bursting with island grooves, passionate vocals, and tasteful instrumentation, In Between Now and Then is the musical equivalent of every friendly hippie you've ever met. It's accommodating and full of entertaining stories, and will get even the sourest of pusses on the dancefloor. Released just in time for summer break, the LP is such a rousing, good-timing affair, it might as well open the fridge and grab a beer for you. This is exactly the kind of musical hospitality O.A.R. has been providing since it first emerged on the college jam band scene in the late '90s. Building a reputation through energetic live gigs and a strong Internet file-sharing presence, the band finally opted for a jump to the big leagues, no doubt encouraged by the success of rootsy types like John Mayer. But unlike Mayer, who too often suggests a younger Dave Matthews, O.A.R. -- Marc Roberge vocals/guitar, Jerry DePizzo saxophone, Richard On guitar, Chris Culos drums, and Benj Gershman bass -- is more akin to the uplifting folk-pop of Guster or David Gray, albeit with a substantial debt to Bob Marley. Helmed by longtime O.A.R. collaborator John AlagĂ­a, In Between Now and Then wisely stays close to what the band does best, and doesn't worry about trying to impress new listeners with bells and whistles. Instead, it's sort of like an invitation for the rest of the world to join the party O.A.R. has been playing for its fans all these years. From the insistent reggae breeze of "Dareh Meyod" and irresistibly peppy "Risen" sample lyric: "I never knew life could taste so good!" to the gentle jamming of ballad "James," In Between ambles through 13 tracks with the comfort and ease of a countryside bike ride. O.A.R. veterans will recognize first single "Hey Girl" as a holdover from the band's early days; it appears here in re-recorded form. Elsewhere, the band dabbles in free jamming "Anyway," "Whose Chariot?", but never does so in such an obtuse way as to alienate the casual backyard fan. In Between Now and Then is sure to have O.A.R.'s old fans -- of which there are many -- playing Frisbee with its soon-to-be-numerous new ones.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/7/2003
  • Label: Lava
  • UPC: 075678362224
  • Catalog Number: 83622
  • Sales rank: 54,641

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Now (0:19)
  2. 2 Dareh Meyod (3:41)
  3. 3 Risen (4:13)
  4. 4 Right on Time (5:16)
  5. 5 Mr. Moon (4:03)
  6. 6 Revisited (6:29)
  7. 7 Hey Girl (4:13)
  8. 8 James (5:16)
  9. 9 Coalminer (4:15)
  10. 10 Old Man Time (4:38)
  11. 11 Anyway (4:15)
  12. 12 Road Outside Columbus (4:16)
  13. 13 Any Time Now (3:56)
  14. 14 Whose Chariot? (7:51)
  15. 15 Then (0:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
O.A.R. Primary Artist
Gabe Dixon Piano, Hammond Organ, Background Vocals, Tack Piano
John Alagia Acoustic Guitar, Bongos, Electric Guitar, Maracas, Hammond Organ, Tambourine, Background Vocals, Ebo, Wurlitzer
Chris Culos Drums, Group Member
Benj Gershman Bass, Group Member
Richard On Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Group Member
Marc Roberge Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Jerry DePizzo Saxophone, Group Member
Johnathan Rice Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Ted Jensen Mastering
John Alagia Producer
Victor Dawahare Art Direction
Jeff Juliano Engineer
Andy Dekelbaum Poetry
Colin Gill Web Design
Liz Barrett Art Direction
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome music

    O.A.R. is an awesome band period. They are great in the studio and even better live. Their music and lyrics are refreshing and creative. Great energy and awesome jams in this album - music everyone can enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Friggin Awsome

    All i have to say is that i love this band and all the music they produce.. If they keep it up they will always have my support as a fan. I just have to point out one thing about this band. That is ya know how some cds you will buy and listen to and you won't like one of the songs and every time that song comes up you always skip it. Well this cd is one that you can just play all the way through. Every single song is great!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    O.A.R. is AMAZING

    This album is from one of the best bands I've heard. It's upbeat and soulful. You can't get much better than this!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    good tunes!

    I've been a fan of this band for about a year, and everytime I listen to this cd I love it more. Everyone can get something from their music. Most of all it's positive. not enough of that out there these days ya know... And better than all that, they rock!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    At first I didn't like it because it was differant, but I listened to it a few times and became obsessed.

    At first I didn't like it because it was differant, but I listened to it a few times and became obsessed. I might be deprived, but I;ve been to 4 concerts in my life. Two of them this past summer to see O.A.R. Needless to say, I'm obsessed. Their music has a strange power that makes me feel good no matter how upset of angry I might be. I get chills when I hear the live tracks, beacuse they remind me of how incredable they are in concert. The ONLY thing that I don't like about them in concert is, when They play some new songs I dont know the words. As far as In between now and then goes, The best so far... I'm straight and all but i love these guys! By far my favorite band. They send a good strong message about; life, love, happiness, tragety... you just need to listen and you will be addicted

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Christmas Gift

    This album would be great for any music lover in your life. They will love this jam band sound and will not be able to stop playing it in the CD player.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    O.A.R - In Between Now and Then

    This CD is definitely worth buying. I'll bet almost anyone would agree. Definitely a 5-Star rating on my part. The music, lyrics, vocals and band are outstanding. A must buy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A must buy!!!

    If you are a fan of good music then you must buy this album!!! Then spread the word on how great O.A.R. is -- yes, you'll definately think that they are great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Buy This!

    This CD is awesome. If you like the not-so-popular music of Dispatch, Guster, Jack, etc, this will be a great addition to your collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fill Up The Void

    After listening to O.A.R. for the last two years, thanks to a dear friend, she was kind enough to give me this CD/DVD as a B-Day gift. The limited CD/DVD release allows the uninitiated to "see" as well as hear what all the fuss is about. I was so excited to "see" the band that I forgot to listen to the CD (…that came later). As any follower of O.A.R. already knows, they are renown for their live shows and the DVD recordings clearly showed me what I was missing. O.A.R.’s music breathes and flows and all the musicians REALLY play their instruments...how's that for talent? In Between Now And Then shows that they have become rock solid performers in the studio, too. Even though they wear their influences on their sleeves, they somehow lend a freedom to the song style they created almost single-handedly. Merging an interesting amalgam of rock and pop with a twist of reggae for flavor, O.A.R. have stepped up to the plate and delivered another interesting stop along the path they've asked us to follow ever since releasing The Wanderer in 1997. Although the CD contains a previously released song (Hey Girl), it is hardly considered a detriment. O.A.R. is NOT about the current rave or latest Top-40 treat, but ALL about the groove. They have found it and they're doing their darndest to make sure we get it, too. Keep it up boys!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    O.A.R. Rocks!!

    O.A.R. absolutely rocks! They have an amazing sound combination with great vocals. They are a great band, and also great people. I 100% recommend their new cd *or any of their cds for that matter* to anyone who wants to hear some amazing music with lots of variety. A good gift for the music lover.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great

    Great cd i just ordered two to gives friends for the holidays.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Makes you feel good

    This album never fails to bring a person up. In Between Now and Then is such a good mix of music and moods that it never gets old. Beautiful, rich music that is heard in every song - not just Hey Girl.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Live Band!

    Awesome CD! So are the rest of the O.A.R. collection. I think this band is one of the best kept secrets in music today. They have a great fan base that makes live shows amazing! I recommend this CD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Strong album

    I really like the added DVD bonus! The album itself took a little time to warm-up to. It has different sound than the previous albums (Risen and The Wanderer are my favorites). That being said, it's not a bad sound at all. After listening to it a few times, I now love it. It's just a bit different than previous work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome CD

    O.A.R. is an amazing band and this new cd is awesome. James and Dareh Meyod and great songs along with Anyways and all the rest. This is a more main stream sound for them but it is still a great cd that I listen to over and over

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is the music to plan your day to

    If i had to give this album a one word rating, i could only use one word to sum it up. "impressive". This album has impressed me in ways that i never knew music could. I have always been an avid OAR fan, and this album made me realize why. From the very begining of the soul filled Dareh Meyod, all the way to the catchy Whose Chariot?, This album has the listeners attention all the way through. This album will have your toes tapping and your head bobbing. I recommend this album to anyone who appreciates music, for all the people who dont appreciate music, and all the people in between. This album is worth the money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Cd

    This is an awesome CD anybody who's a fan of O.A.R or even if your not you should still check this CD out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great!

    I loved this album. Everyone should have a copy of it. It is the perfect gift for any tast in music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BUY THIC CD!!!

    ok... i have been listening to oar since spring of 2001, and i have been addicted to their music ever since. this cd just fueled my addiction into an out of control habbit... so i suggets you become addicted and buy this cd!!

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