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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/7/2007
  • Label: Backhouse Records
  • UPC: 663609800220
  • Catalog Number: 28002
  • Sales rank: 23,623

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (0:27)
  2. 2 Found a Way (3:01)
  3. 3 Circles (4:06)
  4. 4 Somehow (4:40)
  5. 5 In the End (4:24)
  6. 6 Don't Preach (3:24)
  7. 7 Hollywood Girl (2:53)
  8. 8 Golden Days (3:43)
  9. 9 Down We Fall (5:49)
  10. 10 The Backhouse (0:19)
  11. 11 Highway to Nowhere (4:04)
  12. 12 Telegraph (3:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Drake Bell Primary Artist, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
EROC scratching
Scott Bennett Bass, Drums, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Backhouse Mike Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Joey Finger Drums
Mike D'Santi Guitar
Tom Kinne Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Scott Bennett Producer, Audio Production
Nigel Mogg Art Direction
S.W. Bennett Composer
Gene Grimaldi Mastering
Gregory Grimaldi Mastering
Drake Bell Composer
Backhouse Mike Producer, Audio Production
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    i've been looking for this cd for a very long time!! now it's here and im so happy. i can't wait to buy it. This is deffinitely the BEST cd ever!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    simply the best

    its gotta be the best cd in the world!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Drake lover

    I loved the cd its totally worth getting all the songs are great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    you'd better Telephone a Friend...hes good

    firstly how many actors do you know that hav their own band? its usually musicians that become actors..but Drake has been both from a young age the album cover is very attractive, hes not exactly ugly either the songs are amazing, for an unsigned artist hes doing very well to write excellent songs, i would say "Golden Days" is one of the best and it sounds like somthing the beatles would write. "Found a way" is more for the kids as its from the TV show Drake & Josh "Hollywood Girl" is a Really good song, its also one of my favourites 5* "Down We Fall" a song from the heart! an excellent Album, all the songs are brilliant !!a must Buy!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazong

    this CD is amazing, there is not one song on this cd that i dont listen to over and over again. i love it! he's an amazing artist and hopefully he'll go very far with his music!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fresh Feel, Music Lovers Must Buy

    Take away the fact that Drake Bell is a very hot young actor adored by little girls (and much older girls), and you're left with a good deal of refreshing musical talent. Telegraph is definitly NOT the type of CD you'd expect from a star of a children's t.v. show, it's in all honesty a smoregesboard of rock and pop, one song a complete 180 from the next. You can feel inspiration from all sorts, classic rock is very heavy in certain tracks such as Highway to Nowhere and Golden Days. I'll give a short review of each song to prove the feel of Telegraph. Track listing I Found a Way- The adored theme song of Drake and Josh, very pop-rock with its high-pitched back-up vocals and bouncy guitar chords. The only song really "skip-worthy," after it's been heard 20 times. Circles- Nice beat with amusing lyrics, his verses sound very "Mrazish," with its fun pop rapping, and Drake introduces us to Telegraph's trademark endings which are usually very interesting, and quite uniquely fit with the rest of the song. Somehow- Possibly my favorite track on the CD. The lyrics are very mysterious and beautiful, the music a blend of spanish guitar and Gavin Degraw. There's a heavy story-theme to this song, evidence of his Beatle infulence. All around just a gorgeous song, very bitter-sweet. In the End- His voice in this song is very sweet and soft, fitting the mood of the song perfectly. A relatable song for many situations with an optimistic outlook, a "things suck, but it'll be ok," promise to it. It has a lot of qoute-worthy lyrics as well, the kind that are more hard to forget than easy to remember. Don't Preach- This is more of a rock-ish song as compared to the others, with rebelious lyrics and sightly rougher vocals. It still carries its poppy melody around and ryhmey lyrics, a good listen if you haven't had your pop-rock dosage for the day. Hollywood Girl- Again an up-beat pop-rock song, but much catchier. The guitar seems to have more power in this song, and the lyrics are pretty funny, with still a bit of seriousness to them like "she doesn't believe in believing, miracles have died in her mind/she knows the world is decieving, everything is wasting her time". Towards the end we get an oldies feel with a choppy guitar rythym and slower vocals. A very fun song with a bit more an original feel to it than some of the others. Golden Days- It reminds me a lot of "One is the loneliest number," but it still manages to hold its own. The lyrics are a bit of teenage rebellion, with lines such as "You've got the years , but we've got the time" and "You can say what you want, we don't need your permission." Personally I love singing this when my dad's around, and it's very classic rock. Down We Fall- I love the chord progression in the beginning of this song, filled with minor guitar chords it's very nice. The vocals vary from mellow and sweet to slightly more powerful. The words are also consoling, much like In the End, he proves to us he himself has his own unique style of song-writing. Highway to Nowhere- His voice is very awesome here, strong and raspy and the gospal-choir ending rocks. This is also classic-rock inspired like Golden Days, but the rock is emphazised more strongly here. The guitar solo is nicely mathed with the piano riffs, and the whole combination makes you wish you could sing like Aretha and join in. Telegraph- Probably one of my all-time favorite songs ever. A piano ballad comparable to the likes of Billy Joel, but much more original than I give it credit for. It screams DRAKE, but in a much softer sort of power. Very beautiful, his voice compliments the piano for once and the harmony is amazing. A perfect closure for Telegraph. Overall Telegraph is a very fun and thought-provoking CD, whatever to fit your mood at the moment. Its varied feel and influence lets you breath and makes it so much harder to get suck

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    outstanding

    well what can i say, i imported this album for my two daughters who are drake fans to the uk, i was so surprised i have not stopped playing it since, i have since ordered another 13 copies for friends and family who were amazed by this album, it really is fantastic, if you havent got it go get it its a must have, and was worth every penny to import it, i only hope drake brings his talent to the uk, cause we need someone like this

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best CD Ever!!!

    I love Drake Bell, and totally reccomend this CD! It's a very awesome CD!!! All the tracks are amazing! Drake is deffinatly a great singer!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing Talent

    This album is amazing and its only his first one. With agreat amount of talent in vocals,song writing and guitar playing. He has avery bright future ahead of him. On the cd there is atrack for everyone no matter who you are, young or old. I recommend this album to everyone. The first time you hear it , you'll love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome first

    Well I have to say that I got this CD for my 8 year old daughter that loves Drake Bell and everything he is on. To my surprise, I ended up loving this CD as well, and I am in my late twenties. If you have hesitated buying this CD,for yourself or your child, I suggest you get is as soon as you can, you will not be dissapointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best CD That Has No Other Style But Original

    Considering I have only recently been transfered from Drake and Josh Fan, to Drake Bell Music Fan. (Thanks Ashleigh) I bought it in the hope it was different and it was. Okay Track one, that noise sequence…sounds funnily similar to Mj’s opening to the extended version of thriller, just my reaction. Track two, obviously its amazing the amounts of times you can actually fully listen to this song… I think that’s 3. Love the (1.56) part. Track three, Circles, not my fave, if any song on here is pop like, it’s this one. (grab a John Travolta 70’s c.d. and have a listen…similarities….yes ) The wicky wack brings my brain back to 5ive. Woot now I’m up to number 4, love the guitar in this one, very el mariachi (lets just put it on a RR desperado cd..lol). Sounds as if it could be a 3 doors down or Stone temple pilots song. Not to mention I love the rag music at the end. Number 5, What can I say, it’s a ballad of sorts. He could nearly be Gary Glitter in this song with his vocals in the first 50 seconds. Track 6 has to get my thumbs up. Sounds very 80’s pop rock. I'd say he is influenced by the beatles, just taking a stab at that mind. If I can block out the words to 7, its all good, cause its one of those that will over power your brain and your better judgement and u shall start singing it. Nice punk riff. Could possibly be nice at home on a AAF album. Whoop there it is, 8. Lets just say I really like this one, the opening bit is nice and the whole freeking tone is so sweet, practically a hit, if he was pushed enough…I so believe that. Truly. Grungy and soooo very teenage anthem like, it truly is. The screaming guitar is so nice. Another show song, 9, What can I say, that weird bit (3.20) sounds like wild animals on instruments…lol Track 10 is sweet. A whole of 19 seconds. Back house is just the toilet here…o.O Fave track on the whole c.d. Track 11 obviously. I don’t know I just feel it shouldn’t be on the disc…like as if Drake himself has gone from century to century and taken all the little kicks, riffs, drum beats, that make different styles of different eras’ unique and jam em all together, not to mention he reaches in his vocals on this one…and that ‘wind up’ is very similar to a Brooks and Dunn (country) song. Then if you think its all over he throws it into a blues brother meltdown. Love it. The Final Track, can anyone say Jamie Cullum…or Micheal Buble. The piano…nice ending. He really has no specific style, I like that. And I like the fact that he isn’t a pop doll…I was like woot, thank god for that one, and his instrumentation in his songs kick major arse. Well just to finish off, this album hasnt been out of my player since i got it. And thats 1 week nearly, I cant see it leaving to soon either. That hasnt happened since the Last Micheal Buble C.D. :wub:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not Just Another Teen Dream

    Filled with intensity and wise beyond his 19 years, Drake Bell’s lust for life nostalgic is surpassed only by his musical talents singing, songwriting and guitar playing. The CD kicks off with “Found a Way” the theme song to his hit television show, Drake and Josh. An upbeat pop tune that might be mistakenly dismissed solely as kiddie fodder, its appeal is multi-generational. Tucked away in this lively melody is a revelation of self-assuredness “no one cares what you give/you know you gotta live like you wanna live” Go for it. With “Somehow”, Drake moves beyond melodic and melancholy with a haunting strength so lacking in music today. “And all that she could take/ lies at the bottom of a lake”, impresses a soul stirring image of a tortured psyche wrestling with the commission of a grave transgression, from which “she fell to her knees/ screaming God please” begging for absolution. As a spokesperson for this generation, Drake Bell has the intelligence, passion and talent to take us all back to a better time, and to move us forward with anticipation and fond memories. Which brings me to “Golden Days”. ”These are the golden days/ in this golden age that we’re living”, where is the video for this one?? This is a truly ‘golden’ song, that just makes you feel warm all over… it’s summer time again, and I’m cruising with the top down… From there, Bell flows effortlessly into the brilliant Beatles homage “Down We Fall”. Enough said. I have been touched and amazed this entire album is a reckoning for this and the next generation of musicians. There isn’t a bad song on the CD. And finally, the heart wrenching lyrics Drake belts out in “Telegraph” the CD’s title track, harkens back yet again to a timeless musical era and wraps things up quite nicely. Drake Bell is going places. Don’t miss out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    LOVEABLE FOR ALL!

    Telegraph is an amazing CD. If you think the only reason to buy it is because of the theme song to drake & Josh, you're wrong! All the songs have a deeper, hidden meaning and wil really reach out to anyone! Telegraph is a sweet, timeless piece. This is definitly not an albulm to be missed. Drake is way ahead of his time- but in such a good way!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not just for Gen Y

    I've always felt silly being such a huge fan of someone who's main audience is the 12-17 crowd. I got this album for my kids, who are big fans of his show "Drake and Josh" on Nickelodeon. Well, wouldn't you know it, I'm more of a fan!!! I can't get through a day without listening to this album at least once through. There isn't a single track that I don't absolutely love. For a 19 year old with a guitar, he far surpasses his generation. He's wise beyond his years behind the mic, and his guitar riffs are way past "basic". No matter what your age, you'll fall in love with this kid and his talent. I can't wait for more!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Telegraph is finally out!

    Telegraph is so good! I really like the fact that Drake writes his own music. There are just so many artists out there that can't do that, and it gives the music a whole new meaning. I can't say that I have a favorite song, they're all so good, (I'm listening to the cd now!) I also really like how some of the songs (esp Golden days) sounds alot like the Beatles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Drake Bell is more than just a actor and a pretty face!

    This album blew me away! For a debut album, it was awesome! It has a wide variety of music as well as some interesting interludes! With songs such as "Somehow", "Circles", "Don't Preach", "Golden Days", and "Telegraph", Drake will definitely be around for a long time!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    outstanding CD!

    this CD is amazing. all of the songs are beyond awsome and i couldn't seem to stop listening to the CD even when all of the songs were done playing. if you buy this CD, you will not be dissapointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Drake Bell's CD

    The CD is amazing. It is very well put together and I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome CD.

    I Really suggest getting this CD. Drake's Music is awesome, and he has his own style in music, which is so cool. I pretty much listen to this CD So much, that I Can never get the songs out of my head, lol! He worked very hard on making this CD, and getting it out, and, He did It! Congrats to Drake :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW

    this cd is excellent by drake bell (from drake and josh and the amanda show) i really like this cd it proves he is not just a childrens comedian he has really come into his own shell

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