Everlife [Buena Vista]

Everlife [Buena Vista]

by Everlife
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Overview

Everlife [Buena Vista]

Everlife spent most of 2005 and 2006 being the best thing about Disney compilations like Disneymania, Vol. 3 and Girlz Rock. Their self-titled album is their first for Hollywood Records, but technically, it's their second overall, since they released their debut back in 2004 on the Nashville, Tennessee-based imprint Tovah Records -- and it proves that they're more than capable of turning out a set of songs that are just as engaging as their earlier tracks. The fact that Everlife is an all-female band makes them a little more interesting than the pop starlets that Disney usually favors. That's not to say that the group isn't as immaculately crafted as the studio's other artists -- the slick, borderline overwrought production throughout Everlife shows that they are -- but the Ross sisters' sweet harmonies and musical interplay can't be manufactured easily. It probably helps that Everlife was a going concern years before they hooked up with the Mouse House, and that they're family. Youngest sister and lead vocalist Julia Ross' voice is Everlife's secret weapon; sweet, slightly scratchy and with an empathetic twang that adds a bit of country flair to their sound, her singing helps the band be just as convincing on rockers like "Faded" and quirky love songs such as "I Could Get Used to This." The independent spirit Everlife displays on "Daring to Be Different" and "Now or Never" is a refreshing change from most of their Radio Disney peers, even if their sound comes across as a patchwork of Avril Lavigne (especially on "Static," which sounds like it was traced over Lavigne's "Complicated") and Switchfoot, a band the Ross sisters have mentioned as a major influence. Like Switchfoot, Everlife can deliver uplifting messages without seeming preachy, something they do especially well on "Where You Are" and "Look Through My Eyes." However, Everlife's best track is "Find Yourself in You," which was penned by Kelly Clarkson songwriter Mathew Gerrard and shows off the sisters' sweet harmonies, soaring guitars, and empowering spirit at their finest. This is genuine, and genuinely enjoyable, pop music that kids and parents can both appreciate.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/20/2007
Label: Buena Vista
UPC: 0050086159079
catalogNumber: 861590

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Everlife   Primary Artist
Paul Bryan   Bass
Gary Burnette   Guitar
George Cocchini   Guitar
Matthew Gerrard   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Fred Mollin   Guitar
Dean Parks   Guitar
Kevin Ricard   Percussion
Tad Wadhams   Bass
Graham Ward   Drums
Bruce Watson   Guitar
Buck Johnson   Keyboards
Dan Needham   Guitar,Drums
Greg Critchley   Drums
Randy Cooke   Drums
Jamie Houston   Guitar,Percussion
Denny Weston   Drums
Solomon Snyder   Bass
Donald Kirkpatrick   Guitar
David J. Carpenter   Bass
Herman Mathews   Drums
Mark Hill   Bass
Joey Canaday   Bass
Andy Dodd   Guitar
Adam Watts   Drums
Dino Meneghin   Guitar
Nicholas Rodriguez   Bass
Kevin Cyka   Piano
Amber Hezlep   Guitar
Mike Mennell   Bass
Sarah Ross   Guitar,Vocals
Julia Ross   Vocals
Amber Ross   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Phil Collins   Composer
Robbie Nevil   Composer
Joe Baldridge   Engineer
Matthew Gerrard   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Mark Hammond   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Mark Linett   Engineer
Jimmy Marinos   Composer
Fred Mollin   Producer,Executive Producer
Mike Skill   Composer
Billy Steinberg   Composer
Chris Farren   Composer
Dave Dillbeck   Engineer
Buck Johnson   String Arrangements
Dan Needham   Composer,Producer
Jamie Houston   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Dani Markman   Executive Producer
Johnny Wright   Art Manager
Michelle Mitchell   Art Manager
Blake Neely   Arranger
Daniel Cage   Composer,Producer,Vocal Producer
Andy Dodd   Composer,Programming,Producer
Adam Watts   Composer,Programming,Producer,Audio Production
Bryan Todd   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Kevan Cyka   Composer,Producer,Audio Production,Vocal Producer
Gardner Knight   Engineer
Ashley Gorley   Composer
Amber Hezlep   Composer
Sarah Ross   Composer
Julia Ross   Composer
Fred Molin   Audio Production

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