Chair in the Doorway

The Chair in the Doorway

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by Living Colour
     
 

Signing with Megaforce indicates a lot of where Living Colour are at on 2009's The Chair in the Doorway, their first album since their 2004 comeback Collideøscope. Megaforce is known as a metal label and appropriately, Living Colour plays to this audience, getting so heavy they're often murky, riffs fighting to be heard out…  See more details below

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Signing with Megaforce indicates a lot of where Living Colour are at on 2009's The Chair in the Doorway, their first album since their 2004 comeback Collideøscope. Megaforce is known as a metal label and appropriately, Living Colour plays to this audience, getting so heavy they're often murky, riffs fighting to be heard out of the grinding psychedelic sludge. No matter the tempo, The Chair in the Doorway remains grinding and heavy, crushing the sprightly blues of "Bless Those (Little Annie's Prayer") under a chorus of thick, leaden guitar and bass, the same sounds that flatten any moment of subtly that tries to rear its head here. However, there is no denying that Living Colour wields some mighty muscle -- Will Calhoun and Doug Wimbish provide a locomotive force which Vernon Reid rides vigorously, adding dashes of color when he tears off solos.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/15/2009
Label:
Megaforce
UPC:
0020286137924
catalogNumber:
61379
Rank:
88672

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Living Colour   Primary Artist
Will Calhoun   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Toy Piano,Group Member
Corey Glover   Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Vernon Reid   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Voices,Guitar (Electronic),Group Member
Doug Wimbish   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Ambience,Group Member
Becca De Beauport   Keyboards,Vocals

Technical Credits

Living Colour   Composer,Producer
Mark Stewart   Composer
Andre Betts   Producer,Engineer
Will Calhoun   Producer
Vernon Reid   Producer,Sound Design
Doug Wimbish   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,beats
Pierre de Beauport   Engineer
Bernard Alexander   Composer
Douglas Heusser   Graphic Design
Milan Cimfe   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Annie Bandez   Composer
Allen Sanderstone   Engineer
Pavel Karlik   Engineer
Count   Composer,Producer,Engineer

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The Chair in the Doorway 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
westslopecutt More than 1 year ago
Living Colour has some how managed to avoid becoming the mainstream artist that seemed unavoidable after gaining some level of notoriety with Cult of Personality. Even this website doesn't appear to offer their entire catalog, but I suppose that those choices are demand driven. Living Colour has been consistent with producing an original sound that truly defies comparison with any other artists. The quality of the musicians is the first thing that jumps out at you when you listen to this CD. It starts with Vernon Reid who is without question one of the top 5 axemen in the entire rock and roll music genre. Will Calhoun is also near the top of the list when it comes to outstanding performers on drums. Wimbish and Glover's contributions also prove that they are just as strong of performers as they've ever been. I bought this CD when it first came out and after the first listen frankly wasn't all that impressed. But like most truly great music, the level of quality doesn't start to register until after displaying some patience and giving it multiple listens. There are some outstanding tracks on this CD that rival any of their earlier releases. Not quite sure what the purpose of the extra track #12 that appears to just be added as a completely soundless filler but other than that, every track on this release is appealing in a different way. Any fan of their earlier work will not be disappointed by purchasing this CD.