The Great Divideby Scott Stapp
The former Creed frontman may have allowed his ex-bandmates first shot at the listening public with their Alter Bridge project, but he more than makes up for lost time on this solo debut. The Great Divide isn’t a drastic departure from what Stapp served up in his last job -- and since he was, by and large, responsible for shaping Creed’s aesthetic, it’s no surprise. It does, however, find the singer taking things a bit further than he has in a long while, from the heaviness of riff that permeates “Reach Out” and “Fight Song” (two of the songs that address the personal problems that kept him on the sidelines in recent times) to the unvarnished spirituality that marks the title track. Stapp reaffirms his faith -- the foundation of Creed’s earliest work -- again and again on The Great Divide, but he does so in a more considered manner, giving his allegories a vibe that’s more akin to U2 than Jars of Clay. Perhaps more significant, Stapp seems to have come to the realization that not every note has to be shouted from the mountaintop, the dynamics lend a greater sense of poignancy to the more intimate songs (like the piano-driven “Broken”). While this disc is unlikely to change anyone’s opinion of Scott Stapp, the music contained within shows that he’s positioned himself on the right side of The Great Divide.
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Performance CreditsScott Stapp Primary Artist
Mark Archer Drums,Group Member
John Curry Guitar,Group Member
Mitch Burman Bass,Group Member
Aristides Rincon Guitar,Group Member
John Curry Guitar
Aristides Rincon Guitar
Mark Archer Drums
Technical CreditsRon Saint Germain Producer
John Kurzweg Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Craig Poole Guitar Techician
James Mills with Bailey's Nervous Kats Videography,Documentation
Dave Gonzalez Intern
Michael Wong Cover Photo
Scott Stapp Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Shepard Fairey Artwork
Carl Stubner Management
Mike Froedge Drum Technician
Clarita Sanchez Contributor
Rick Canny Management
Pete Deboer Engineer
Robert Selvaggio Engineer
Billy Mullan Intern
Jordan Rea Intern
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Scott Stapp's solo cd is his first cd since breaking up with Creed. I have been waiting a long time for Scott's first solo cd cause he did such a good job with Creed. This cd is going to go multi platinum in my opinion.
This album is great. So glad to see Scott back singing again. The vocals are uplifting, and he sings with all his emotion. If you liked him in Creed, than your gonna like this album even better.
I have always loved Creeds music and this is just as good. It is differant but really really good! I guess it all just comes down to the fact that Scott was Creed. I mean what would Creed have been with out him?
Absolutely WONDERFUL!!!!!! I was a major Creed head, when they broke up I tried Alter Bridge, to my dismay the lead singer didn't live up to standards. When Scott's solo album came up, again I was eager to hear. I was delighted to find it was Creed all over again!!! I think Scott Stapp is a wonderful lead singer, and I also agree this CD will go multi platinum, or at least a Grammy or two way to go Scott Stapp
Heartfelt, introspective lyrics, powerful imagery, and commanding vocals fill the former front man of Creed, Scott Stapp's debut solo album, 'The Great Divide.' Deeply reflective, this album tells a personal story from beginning to end ... one of hurt and betrayal, to internal struggle and self doubt, to one of eventual hope and strength. Stapp -- not only the soulful voice of Creed, but also an obvious driving force in Creed's innovation -- has found much to say with his latest compilation. Rock fans who give this album an honest, open-minded listen should enjoy it. Scott Stapp has proven he is far from broken.
Obviously Scott Stapp was Creed. His voice is truely one of a kind. This album should be an award winner!!