World Wide Open

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All Music Guide - Todd Sterling
There have been numerous challengers over the years for the country-pop heavyweight title held by Rascal Flatts, but none of them really had a shot at dethroning the Flatts gang. Love and Theft, who are actually labelmates of Rascal Flatts' (via Lyric Street's sister imprint, Carolwood Records), have what it takes to bring down the champs. The trio -- Brian Bandas, Eric Gunderson, and Stephen Barker Liles, all of whom play guitar and share lead vocal duties -- create silky sweet harmonies that are as addictive as dime store taffy. Love and Theft's debut, the 11-track World Wide Open, is teeming with tasty pop melodies and delicious hooks. Bandas, Gunderson, and Liles had ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Todd Sterling
There have been numerous challengers over the years for the country-pop heavyweight title held by Rascal Flatts, but none of them really had a shot at dethroning the Flatts gang. Love and Theft, who are actually labelmates of Rascal Flatts' (via Lyric Street's sister imprint, Carolwood Records), have what it takes to bring down the champs. The trio -- Brian Bandas, Eric Gunderson, and Stephen Barker Liles, all of whom play guitar and share lead vocal duties -- create silky sweet harmonies that are as addictive as dime store taffy. Love and Theft's debut, the 11-track World Wide Open, is teeming with tasty pop melodies and delicious hooks. Bandas, Gunderson, and Liles had a hand in co-writing every song on the disc. The spirited first single, "Runaway" -- a piece of pop finery that is pure ear candy -- and "Can't Go Back" -- a '70s tinted country rocker that recalls Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles -- have serious crossover potential. Bandas, Gunderson, and Liles surround themselves with some of Nashville's best session players, including banjo ace Kevin Haynie (a solid singer/songwriter in his own right) who adds a bit of old-school seasoning to "Can't Go Back." "Slow Down" is one of those compositions that has "hit" written all over it. The harmonies, the lyrics, the music, and the production come together in such a way as to create a perfect song storm. "It's Up to You" contains a memorable chorus that seeps into your brain and rattles around for hours afterward. Love and Theft have managed to craft a debut that makes them contenders right out of the gate.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/2009
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • UPC: 050087123598
  • Catalog Number: 000213502
  • Sales rank: 58,587

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 World Wide Open (3:27)
  2. 2 Runaway (3:50)
  3. 3 Dancing In Circles (3:07)
  4. 4 It's Up To You (3:19)
  5. 5 You To Miss (4:04)
  6. 6 Can't Go Back (3:31)
  7. 7 Don't Wake Me (3:23)
  8. 8 Freedom (3:36)
  9. 9 Slow Down (3:37)
  10. 10 Me Without You (3:41)
  11. 11 Drowning (4:22)
  12. 12 [CD-ROM Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Love and Theft Primary Artist
Robert Ellis Orrall Percussion, Hammond B3
Eric Darken Percussion
Dan Dugmore Steel Guitar
Shannon Forrest Drums
Chris McHugh Drums
Greg Morrow Drums
Jeff Coplan Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Dobro, Mandolin, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Hammond B3
Tom Bukovac Electric Guitar
Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen Cello
Joe Caverlee Fiddle, Mandolin
Kevin Haynie Banjo
Darren Theriault Bass
Stephen Barker Liles Vocals
Technical Credits
Robert Ellis Orrall Composer, Producer
David Hoffner Programming
Jay Joyce Composer
Jeff Coplan Composer, Producer, Engineer
Brad Warren Composer
Brett Warren Composer
Rob Blackledge Composer
Danny Orton Composer
Stephen Barker Liles Composer
Chris Carpenter Composer
Roger Springer Composer
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