This Loud Morning

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
This Loud Morning is a curiously appropriate title for a David Cook album. Unlike so many rockers, Cook makes music not for the dead of night but for the crack of dawn, music that greets the day with a modicum of measured inspiration. This is particularly true of this 2011 sophomore set, an album that sands down any lingering rough edges from his 2008 post-American Idol major-label debut. Strangely enough, these rough edges include not only the faster songs that peppered David Cook but anything resembling a discernable hook. Every cut marches along with a stately purpose and each track is colored with countless guitars, so many that it stands to reason that this...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
This Loud Morning is a curiously appropriate title for a David Cook album. Unlike so many rockers, Cook makes music not for the dead of night but for the crack of dawn, music that greets the day with a modicum of measured inspiration. This is particularly true of this 2011 sophomore set, an album that sands down any lingering rough edges from his 2008 post-American Idol major-label debut. Strangely enough, these rough edges include not only the faster songs that peppered David Cook but anything resembling a discernable hook. Every cut marches along with a stately purpose and each track is colored with countless guitars, so many that it stands to reason that this album would sound loud, yet it never does. Everything is tempered and deliberate, which isn't to say it's insincere: Cook emotes with gusto, never stopping to consider that his singing is lacquered over by all those guitars. So, This Loud Morning winds up as an album that's primarily textural mood music for the morning, and one that's not all that loud either.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/28/2011
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 886975318926
  • Catalog Number: 753189
  • Sales rank: 36,756

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Circadian (4:53)
  2. 2 Right Here, With You (3:18)
  3. 3 We Believe (4:23)
  4. 4 Fade Into Me (4:07)
  5. 5 Hard To Believe (3:52)
  6. 6 Take Me As I Am (4:07)
  7. 7 Time Marches On (3:42)
  8. 8 The Last Goodbye (3:01)
  9. 9 Paper Heart (3:36)
  10. 10 4 Letter Word (3:10)
  11. 11 Goodbye To the Girl (4:19)
  12. 12 Rapid Eye Movement (5:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Cook Primary Artist, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Christopher James Children's Chorus
Tim Pierce Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Phil X. Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Joel Shearer Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Doug Trantow Choir, Chorus
Matt Serletic Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Alex Arias Choir, Chorus
Pavle Rakar Cello
Dorian Crozier Drums
Chris Chaney Bass
Mark Castrillon Background Vocals
Jasper Randall Children's Chorus
Ulrich Zimmer Leader
Klaus Marquardt Violin
Andy Skib Piano, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Rok Golob Conductor
Mike Leisz Choir, Chorus
Klaus Kulling Violin
Hale Thornhill-Wilson Children's Chorus
Neal Tiemann Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Johannes Krampen Violin
German Pops Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Ziga Cerar Violin
Ursula Ivanus Cello
Tomaz Stular Contrabass (Vocal)
Tamara Tasev Viola
Nastja Znideric Violin
Mojca Arnold Violin
Marjeta Skrjanc Viola
Marijana Gregoric Violin
Marija Naversnik Violin
Andreja Zupanc Violin
Ajda Kralj Violin
Ariane Volm Violin
Claudiu Rupa Violin
Betty Bachofer Viola
Alexander Brutsch Viola
Alex Uhl Double Bass
Michael Speth Violin
Marcin Nizol Viola
Lisa Barry Violin
Kyle Peek Drums, Background Vocals
Kathrin Bscheidl Violin
Jamie Kuhoberac Keyboards
Frederike Faust Viola
Victor Pineschi Children's Chorus
Ryan Kern Choir, Chorus
Rokulus Strings Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Natascha Klotschkoff Viola
Monty Anderson Bass
Monika Beck Violin
Mirchael O'Brien Children's Chorus
Technical Credits
Jess Cates Composer
Marti Frederiksen Composer
Kevin Griffin Composer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Johnny Rzeznik Composer
Mark Dobson Engineer, Pro-Tools
Doug Trantow Engineer, drum programming, Pro-Tools
Matt Serletic Arranger, Programming, Producer, String Arrangements
Alex Arias Engineer, Pro-Tools
Scott Stevens Composer
Jamie Houston Composer
Lindy Robbins Composer
Matt Squire Composer
Gregg Wattenberg Composer
Julian Emery Composer
Chris Feldmann Logo
Jasper Randall Choir Contractor
Ryan Tedder Composer
David Hodges Composer
Claude Kelly Composer
Ryan Star Composer
Andy Skib Composer
Rok Golob Orchestration
David Cook Composer
Mike Leisz Engineer, Pro-Tools
Bernd Ruf Music Direction
Neal Tiemann Composer
Courtney Herrera grooming
James Lawrence Irvin Composer
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  • Posted July 14, 2011

    What are you Waiting for? Go Buy this Album!

    I don't know what the reviewer was listening to, but it was not David Cook's This Loud Morning. If the reviewer did their research, than they would know that this album was inspired by the many lows and highs of his first tour. This Loud Morning represents those mornings he didn't want to get out of bed when all those feelings came rushing at him once his tour was over. Although David says the album is a loosely themed concept album about the rise and fall of a relationship, you can feel through all his passionate tracks that the back story is about the loss of his beloved brother. I love how the title track- Circadian plays with cool instrumentation like a child's piano and a boy's choir. How can you not feel for a guy that sings Mayday...somebody save me? And trust me this album is LOUD. There are crunchy guitars everywhere, even on the moody ballad Goodbye to the Girl. There are inspirational tracks like We Believe that are meant to be sung in a stadium during a sports event. R.E.M. is a cool closing track that really rocks and repeats the boys choir mantra of Mayday...somebody save me. If you love big passionate voices that soar over two octave ranges and is not auto-tuned, than you will not be disappointed with David's new album.

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  • Posted July 14, 2011

    One of the best albums so far this year!

    I can't pick out which track I love best on this album. Listen to this album from start to finish. I can't recommend it enough. Off to listen again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2011

    Fantastic album

    David Cook's sophomore effort with RCA is a stellar album lyrically and musically and it does not disappoint. The title of the album "This Loud Morning" is taken from "Rapid Eye Movement" the closing song on the record and the best song on the record. The full Lyric is "Give me one more quiet night 'fore this loud morning gets it right and does me in" Musically Rapid Eye Movement is layered and intricate with a dreamy quality at the end that takes you full circle into Circadian the first song on the record.

    This album shows David Cook's growth as a songwriter and musician. I am impressed with every song on the album but Rapid Eye Movement, Circadian and Goodbye To The Girl are standout. I highly recommend this album.

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