Sound the Alarm

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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
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. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/8/2009
  • Label: Epic
  • UPC: 827969380123
  • Catalog Number: 93801
  • Sales rank: 63,273

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 So Stung (4:37)
  2. 2 Weightless (3:57)
  3. 3 Longest Night (3:35)
  4. 4 40 Hours (3:33)
  5. 5 Be There (3:52)
  6. 6 Everyone Loves to Love a Lie (4:03)
  7. 7 Undressed (3:35)
  8. 8 Sound the Alarm (3:52)
  9. 9 No Longer What You Require (6:00)
  10. 10 Postcard from Mars (4:49)
  11. 11 Counting on Me (3:37)
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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
Bob Ludwig Mastering
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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Better than the first.

    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.

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