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Lit [13 Tracks Explicit]
     

Lit [13 Tracks Explicit]

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by Lit
 

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This eponymous set is Lit's fourth, and their most self-assured to date. After a three-year hiatus, during which they ended their relationship with RCA, the bandmembers are obviously raring to go; their self-confidence is evidenced by their decision to produce this album themselves, and they deftly emphasize their full-bodied styling while giving

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This eponymous set is Lit's fourth, and their most self-assured to date. After a three-year hiatus, during which they ended their relationship with RCA, the bandmembers are obviously raring to go; their self-confidence is evidenced by their decision to produce this album themselves, and they deftly emphasize their full-bodied styling while giving plenty of play to the strong melodies that set this set alight. They're even willing to hand over the crucial guitar solo on "Needle & Thread" to the Matches' Jon Devoto, who repays them with a searing performance. As listeners have come to expect of Lit, the album has a mighty sweep of mood and style, from the sweet acoustic jangle of "Lullaby," written by Jeremy Popoff for his son, to the storming '70s sound of "Too Fast for a U-Turn." The band continues to effortlessly meld together rock's many elements -- the speedy So-Cal punk heard on "Allright," the pop flavors of Elvis Costello (and by extension the Beatles) found in "Forever Begins Right Now," and the lush and lovely atmospheres of post-punk heroes the Cure via a cover of that band's "Pictures of You." Lit's continuing love affair with the sounds of the past make nonsense of the tag "modern rock", for it's their weaving together of a myriad of different yesterdays into a glorious sound for today that makes the band so special. This album does, however, feature some darker themes than previously heard, but even one of the blackest, "Bulletproof," written about a friend's suicide, shakes off the sorrow to end in an affirmation of life that simultaneously pays tribute to Cheap Trick. Back with a vengeance, this is Lit's best album to date.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/22/2004
Label:
Drt
UPC:
0828730041328
catalogNumber:
413

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lit   Primary Artist
Roy Thomas Baker   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
David Campbell   Strings
Kevin Baldes   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Gabrial McNair   Piano
A. Jay Popoff   Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Jeremy Popoff   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Allen Shellenberger   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Jon Devoto   Guitar,Soloist
Greg Coddington   Moog Synthesizer

Technical Credits

David Campbell   String Arrangements
Simon Gallup   Composer
Dennis Hill   Composer
Robert Smith   Composer
Laurence Tolhurst   Composer
Boris Williams   Composer
Roger O'Donnell   Composer
P. Thompson   Composer
Lit   Producer,Video Director
Kevin Baldes   Composer
Shawn Card   Video Director
Gabrial McNair   String Arrangements
Jeremy Popoff   Composer
Cameron Webb   Engineer
Sinergy   Booklet Design
Scott Johnson   Cover Design
Kyle Homme   Engineer

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Lit [13 Tracks Explicit] 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is great. Very Lit like and every song is extremely well written and performed. The whole album has a very personal feel to it because the lyrics are obviously about life. In my very biased opinion (I am a huge Lit fan and will always love them) everyone should get this album because it is wonderful and showcases the incredible talent these 4 guys have. It is an awesome return for Lit after a few years off and the whole thing just rocks. Get LIT, you will not be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is really great. If you have ever liked a Lit song or just great rock music then you would not be disappointed with this album. Very good to drive to and can easily relate to the music because it is about life and growing up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lit is one of my favorite bands and they never disappoint! Their new self titled cd just came out and it's AMAZING! Forever Begins Right Now is my favorite song on the cd, but Times Like This is in close 2nd. If I had never heard the song Pictures of You before, I'd think it was their own song and not a cover! They did such a good job on that cover that they made it their own! Everyone needs to own this cd, as well as all of Lit's past cd's.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago