The Colour and the Shape [Expanded]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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: 7/10/2007
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 886970918329
  • Catalog Number: 709183
  • Sales rank: 16,837

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Doll (1:24)
  2. 2 Monkey Wrench (3:51)
  3. 3 Hey, Johnny Park! (4:08)
  4. 4 My Poor Brain (3:33)
  5. 5 Wind Up (2:31)
  6. 6 Up in Arms (2:15)
  7. 7 My Hero (4:19)
  8. 8 See You (2:26)
  9. 9 Enough Space (2:37)
  10. 10 February Stars (4:49)
  11. 11 Everlong (4:10)
  12. 12 Walking After You (5:04)
  13. 13 New Way Home (5:44)
  14. 14 Requiem (3:33)
  15. 15 Drive Me Wild (3:13)
  16. 16 Down in the Park (4:08)
  17. 17 Baker Street (5:37)
  18. 18 Dear Lover (4:32)
  19. 19 The Colour and the Shape (3:23)
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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One Of The Top Twenty Rock Albums Of All Time

    Okay, so I don't know who wrote the editor's review for this album, and frankly I hope I never meet them. To say that this album is amazing is an understatement. Every song meets it's fullest potential without leaving any disapointment--in other words, there are NO skipable songs at all. Most of the tracks you can rock out hard to, but there are also a few suprising songs that are softer but just as moving. This is an album that has been an inspiration to almost every new rock band since it's release, and has been listed on many musician's personal all-time favorites list. Buy this CD if you don't already have it, and if you have it buy another one!! It's that good!

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