Colour and the Shape [Expanded]

Colour and the Shape [Expanded]

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by Foo Fighters
     
 

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Since the first Foo Fighters album was a collection of Dave Grohl solo recordings, their second, The Colour and the Shape, is in many ways their official debut, and it certainly does sound different than its predecessor. Producer Gil Norton has tightened up the sound considerably -- his control was so tight that drummer See more details below

Overview

Since the first Foo Fighters album was a collection of Dave Grohl solo recordings, their second, The Colour and the Shape, is in many ways their official debut, and it certainly does sound different than its predecessor. Producer Gil Norton has tightened up the sound considerably -- his control was so tight that drummer William Goldsmith left the band during the recording, leaving Grohl to record the rhythm tracks for the bulk of the album. Certainly, Norton's big, shiny production makes The Colour and the Shape sound more professional than the debut, but the presence of a full band makes a difference, too. The full Foo Fighters make Grohl's songs heavier, not punkier, which may be a little unsettling to fans of the debut's ragged, amateurish edge. It's also strange that the album has such a glossy, arena-ready sound, since Grohl's songs are introspective, quite different than the endearing punk-pop of its predecessor. They're also not quite as catchy as before, but the band compensates by delivering them with a brutal energy. Still, the lack of immediate hooks prevents The Colour and the Shape from truly catching fire. [The 2007 expanded Legacy Expanded Edition added six bonus tracks.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/10/2007
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0886970918329
catalogNumber:
709183
Rank:
3638

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Tracks

  1. Doll  -  Foo Fighters
  2. Monkey Wrench  -  Foo Fighters
  3. Hey, Johnny Park!  -  Foo Fighters
  4. My Poor Brain  -  Foo Fighters
  5. Wind Up  -  Foo Fighters
  6. Up in Arms  -  Foo Fighters
  7. My Hero  -  Foo Fighters
  8. See You  -  Foo Fighters
  9. Enough Space  -  Foo Fighters
  10. February Stars  -  Foo Fighters
  11. Everlong  -  Foo Fighters
  12. Walking After You  -  Foo Fighters
  13. New Way Home  -  Foo Fighters
  14. Requiem  -  Foo Fighters
  15. Drive Me Wild  -  Foo Fighters
  16. Down in the Park  -  Foo Fighters
  17. Baker Street  -  Foo Fighters
  18. Dear Lover  -  Foo Fighters
  19. The Colour and the Shape  -  Foo Fighters

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Foo Fighters   Primary Artist
Pat Smear   Guitar
Dave Grohl   Guitar,Drums,Vocals
William Goldsmith   Drums
Nate Mendel   Bass Guitar
Andy Engel   Rendering
Chris Bilheimer   Hand Clapping
Ryan Boesch   Hand Clapping
Taylor Hawkins   Drums
Lance Bangs   Hand Clapping
Giacomo Marchesi   Rendering

Technical Credits

Killing Joke   Composer
Gary Numan   Composer
Gerry Rafferty   Composer
Bradley Cook   Engineer
Dave Grohl   Composer
Bob Ludwig   Mastering
Gil Norton   Producer,Audio Production
Jamie Starr   Composer
Foo Fighters   Composer,Producer,Art Direction
Jeff Turner   Engineer
Tommy Steele   Art Direction
Simon Askew   Producer,Engineer
Nate Mendel   Liner Notes
Jeffery Fey   Art Direction
Barrett Jones   Producer,Engineer

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