Science & Faith [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Despite bursting onto the scene in 2008 with endorsements from Pharrell Williams and a history of working with R&B producers Teddy Riley and Rodney Jerkins, Dublin three-piece the Script have since become one of the biggest bands in the U.K. thanks instead to their MOR brand of soft rock that the likes of Goo Goo Dolls and Matchbox Twenty failed to translate from the States over ten years previously. Following an 18-month absence, during which the previous five singles from their chart-topping eponymous debut never left the airwaves, Danny O'Donoghue, Marc Sheehan, and Glen Power return with their follow-up, Science & Faith. Based on the struggle in relationships ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Despite bursting onto the scene in 2008 with endorsements from Pharrell Williams and a history of working with R&B producers Teddy Riley and Rodney Jerkins, Dublin three-piece the Script have since become one of the biggest bands in the U.K. thanks instead to their MOR brand of soft rock that the likes of Goo Goo Dolls and Matchbox Twenty failed to translate from the States over ten years previously. Following an 18-month absence, during which the previous five singles from their chart-topping eponymous debut never left the airwaves, Danny O'Donoghue, Marc Sheehan, and Glen Power return with their follow-up, Science & Faith. Based on the struggle in relationships between men and women rather than the religious themes the title suggests, the trio's second album isn't exactly a radical departure, with previous producers Andrew Frampton and Steve Kipner back on board for another set of radio-friendly harmonious guitar pop tracks, all of which sound like they could have been lifted from several other artists' back catalogs. Indeed, opening track "You Won't Feel a Thing" veers into the stadium rock territory of fellow Irishmen U2, lead single "For the First Time" is the kind of heartfelt acoustic ballad Snow Patrol have based a career on, and the likes of "Exit Wounds" and "Long Gone and Moved On" echo the more commercial moments of Coldplay's X&Y. Only the military-esque rhythms of "This = Love" offer anything remotely original, with even the bandmembers themselves admitting that the album is more of a continuation of their sound than a transition. Of course, there's no denying that the Script know their way around a melody, and the likes of the soaring string-led "Walk Away" and hook-laden heartbreak of "Nøthing" feature the kind of epic killer choruses that helped their first album shift a million copies. But swamped by the same safe, repetitive, and unadventurous production, the majority of the ten tracks are indistinguishable from one another, making Science & Faith a solid but pedestrian and uninspiring affair. [This extended edition includes two bonus tracks, "Bullet from a Gun" and an alternate version of "Walk Away."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/18/2011
  • Label: Epic
  • UPC: 886978122728
  • Catalog Number: 781227
  • Sales rank: 10,658

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Won't Feel a Thing (4:35)
  2. 2 For the First Time (4:14)
  3. 3 Nothing (4:33)
  4. 4 Science & Faith (4:21)
  5. 5 If You Ever Come Back (4:03)
  6. 6 Long Gone and Moved On (4:19)
  7. 7 Dead Man Walking (3:56)
  8. 8 This = Love (4:22)
  9. 9 Walk Away (3:40)
  10. 10 Exit Wounds (4:26)
  11. 11 Bullet From a Gun (3:25)
  12. 12 Walk Away (3:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Script Primary Artist, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
Paul Kegg Celli
Steve Morris Leader
Robert Smissen Viola
Clare Finnimore Viola
Mary Scully Bass
Bill Hawkes Viola
Patrick Kiernan Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki Violin
Ian Humphries Violin
Julian Leaper Violin
Paul Inder Guitar
Everton Nelson Violin, Leader
Ian Burdge Celli
Sophie Harris Celli
Andrew Frampton Guitar, Keyboards
Simon Baggs Violin
Tom Pigott-Smith Violin
Rick Koster Violin
Louisa Fuller Violin
Ben Sargeant Bass
Technical Credits
Steve Kipner Composer, Producer
Nick Ingman String Arrangements
Ted Jensen Mastering
Kevin Westenberg Band Photo
Steve Averill Art Direction
Gary Kelly Art Direction
Mark Sheehan Composer, Producer
Andrew Frampton Composer, Programming, Producer, Additional Production
The Script Programming
Glen Power Composer
Dan Frampton Engineer
Daniel O'Donoghue Composer, Producer, String Arrangements
Ben Sargeant Composer
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  • Posted September 3, 2012

    By the time I finally discovered the Script, I only had to wait

    By the time I finally discovered the Script, I only had to wait a couple of months before it was released in the UK. I had it imported and I loved every song. It is easy to hear U2's influence, but there are no duds on this album, every song ranges from very good to outstanding. I found their first album good, but a little too poppy and cheesy at times, but "Science and Faith" is a much better album. If their songwriting, lyrics, and songwriting are this impressive already, then they are definitely a band to watch closely. They have the potential to be the "Biggest Band in the World" if they can maintain this trajectory!

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  • Posted October 29, 2011

    They're the best!!!

    I love The Script's music. perfect! Great Job!!
    hope you compose more songs.
    they helped me to move on with life and to see better side of being in a relationship.

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  • Posted February 17, 2011

    Unbelieveable

    The Script will leave you breathless. They are remarkable. They are real, beautiful, and just so talented. I love them with all of my heart. You will not be disappointed. :)

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  • Posted January 19, 2011

    Phenomenal release!

    It's not often a new album release (shortly after an amazing one) is astounding... but The Script has successfully achieved this!

    Just as Epic as the label they are signed with (sorry for the pun...) it is a remarkable collection of inspirational songs.

    Check out their first single on youtube (For the First Time)... it's great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2010

    best thing ever

    the script keeps getting better and better

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    Posted February 9, 2011

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