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Sound the Alarm
     

Sound the Alarm

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by Howie Day
 
Howie Day began his career as an experimental songwriter, using loop pedals and digital effects to turn his guitar into a lush, layered instrument. Even when the material wasn't top-notch, his solo shows frequently were, and Day sharpened his act by canvassing the college circuit for years. Following his signing to Epic Records, he streamlined his approach, taking the

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Howie Day began his career as an experimental songwriter, using loop pedals and digital effects to turn his guitar into a lush, layered instrument. Even when the material wasn't top-notch, his solo shows frequently were, and Day sharpened his act by canvassing the college circuit for years. Following his signing to Epic Records, he streamlined his approach, taking the spotlight away from his acoustic guitar and focusing instead on smooth, massively orchestrated pop
ock -- and 2003'sStop All the World Now went gold as a result. Sound the Alarm follows in those steps, featuring 11 songs that brim with studio polish and mega-sized hooks. Tracks were composed with a handful of collaborators in L.A., New York, London, Minneapolis, and Bloomington, and the results are prime radio fodder, even if two of the best numbers here -- the piano ballad "Everybody Loves to Love a Lie" and the Verve-influenced "Counting on Me" -- are the album's most unconventional songs.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/08/2009
Label:
Epic
UPC:
0827969380123
catalogNumber:
93801

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Howie Day   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Guitar,Vocals,Vibes
Kevin Griffin   Guitar,Keyboards
Travis Aaron McNabb   Drums
Tim Vine   Keyboards
Josh Lattanzi   Bass
Martin Terefe   Synthesizer,Banjo,Bass
David Levita   Guitar
Andreas Olsson   Guitar
James Major Clifford   Guitar,Loops
Nikolaj Torp   Synthesizer,Piano
Laurence Jenkins   Drums

Technical Credits

Mike Denneen   Producer,Engineer
Kevin Griffin   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Leslie Hall   Composer
Joel Hamilton   Engineer
Warren Huart   Producer,Engineer
Martin Terefe   Composer,Producer
Mike Flynn   Composer,Producer
Brian Montgomery   Engineer
Howie Day   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Matt Beaudoin   Engineer
Andreas Olsson   Programming
Dyre Gormsen   Engineer
Matt Tahaney   Engineer
Jason Gossman   Engineer
Graham Colton   Composer
James Major Clifford   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Sheri Lee   Art Direction

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Sound the Alarm 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Raverrow More than 1 year ago
Thoughtful provoking melodies and emotional lyrics make this CD a good listen. Fans of Gavin DeGraw and John Mellencamp will enjoy this. The same great stuff from the first album but with more depth and maturity.