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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Upgrading to Brendan O'Brien, the producer who came to fame via his work with Stone Temple Pilots and Pearl Jam, the Fray have never sounded better on record than they do on their third album, Scars & Stories. It's not that they've changed their template -- they still rely on a chilly, atmospheric blend of Coldplay's balladeering and Rob Thomas' rock, tempered by a dash of the urgency of 3 Doors Down -- but O'Brien helps them articulate their ideas, giving them definition and muscle, attributes that are appealing when the songs lack distinct hooks. Certainly, this shimmering, assured pulse assists the Fray whenever they don't have a song as compelling as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Upgrading to Brendan O'Brien, the producer who came to fame via his work with Stone Temple Pilots and Pearl Jam, the Fray have never sounded better on record than they do on their third album, Scars & Stories. It's not that they've changed their template -- they still rely on a chilly, atmospheric blend of Coldplay's balladeering and Rob Thomas' rock, tempered by a dash of the urgency of 3 Doors Down -- but O'Brien helps them articulate their ideas, giving them definition and muscle, attributes that are appealing when the songs lack distinct hooks. Certainly, this shimmering, assured pulse assists the Fray whenever they don't have a song as compelling as "How to Save a Life," and if they rely a little bit too heavily on O'Brien's incomparable skills, it is a maneuver that means Scars & Stories will satisfy most Fray fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/7/2012
  • Label: Epic
  • UPC: 886975780228
  • Catalog Number: 757802
  • Sales rank: 21,066

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Heartbeat (3:40)
  2. 2 The Fighter (4:20)
  3. 3 Turn Me On (3:02)
  4. 4 Run For Your Life (3:58)
  5. 5 The Wind (4:14)
  6. 6 1961 (3:54)
  7. 7 I Can Barely Say (4:20)
  8. 8 Munich (3:57)
  9. 9 Here We Are (3:31)
  10. 10 48 To Go (3:22)
  11. 11 Rainy Zurich (3:48)
  12. 12 Be Still (2:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Fray Primary Artist
The Ann Marie Simpson Orchestra Strings
Technical Credits
David Campbell Orchestral Arrangements
Brendan O'Brien Producer
Billy Bowers Engineer
Warren Huart Engineer
Ken Levitan Management
The Fray Composer
Kevin Spellman Management
Tom Syrowski Engineer
Isaac Slade Composer
Michael Einziger String Arrangements
Joseph King Composer
Nathan Johnson Art Direction, Layout
Marke Johnson Art Direction, Layout
Joe Richmond Engineer
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  • Posted March 9, 2012

    BUY THIS!!

    THIS CD IS GREAT,AS IS TO BE EXPECTED FROM THE FRAY. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

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