Losing Sleep

Losing Sleep

by Parachute
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Losing Sleep

Parachute makes no attempt to hide its commercial aspirations, and Losing Sleep finds the band channeling the same blend of piano balladry, mainstream melody, and pop
ock catharsis championed by groups like the Fray. Even so, many of the songs comprising this debut album are relatively old -- some of them penned nearly half a decade before the album's release -- meaning Parachute isn't riding the Fray's coattails as much as claiming a long-deserved spot in the renewed soft rock scene. As far as such music is concerned, this is relatively top-shelf material, performed with earnestness by the bandmates and smartly polished by Grammy-winning producer John Shanks. Those familiar with Parachute's older releases (issued under the band's previous name, Sparky's Flaw) may note the expansion of the group's sound, with thicker harmonies and gauzy, synthesized string sections now bumping up against Will Anderson's voice. Every move here seems to be made with Top 40 radio in mind -- from the autumnal, Sunday morning strut of "She (For Liz)" to the Maroon 5-styled funk of "Back Again" -- but ambition is good for any young band, and Parachute is talented enough to warrant the starry-eyed approach.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/19/2009
Label: Mercury
UPC: 0602527017211
catalogNumber: 001291702
Rank: 87237

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Parachute   Primary Artist
John Fields   Keyboards
Mark Goldenberg   Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Charles Judge   Keyboards
John Shanks   Guitar
Ken Chastain   Percussion
Daniel Clarke   Keyboards
Will Anderson   Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Group Member
Alex Hargrave   Bass,Group Member
Nate McFarland   Guitar,Group Member
George Stanford   Trombone

Technical Credits

John Fields   Audio Production
Eric Ivan Rosse   Audio Production
Dan Wilson   Composer
John Shanks   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Stewart Myers   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production,Vocal Producer
Jeff Rothschild   Programming,Engineer
Kyle Kelso   Producer,Audio Production
Chris Keup   Composer,Producer,Audio Production,Vocal Producer
Todd Russell   Art Direction
Will Anderson   Composer
Howard Christopher Willing   Engineer
Parachute   Audio Production
Nobe McFarland   Composer

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