Away From The Sun is the latest release from Rock Sensation 3 Doors Down, and I can only think of one word to describe it, and that word is AWESOME!
This is the groups 2nd album and follows their spectacular debut album The Better Life. I have to admit that I was somewhat skeptical of this album because of the success of their first release as it is very difficult to follow such a huge success like that. A lot of times there is just that let down because the expectations are so high. I have to say though Away Form The Sun most definitely lives up to the expectations.
Unfortunately, it is not everyday that I get a CD from an artist that I can just pop in and comfortably listen to from beginning to end. There is mostly a song or two that I just cannot force myself to get through. Not at all the case with Away From The Sun. Every track is enjoyable and was beautiful easy for me to listen to from start to finish.
One of the refreshingly nice things about this CD is the way all of the participating artists seem to be really enjoying themselves. Combine that with the overall presentation and you have one of 3 Doors Downs most impressive releases ever.
If you are not a 3 Doors Down fan this is a CD your collection flat cannot be without. In fact, this is one of those CDs that you do not even have to be a fan of 3 Doors Down, or even Rock to know is good. This is just good music. Period.
During times when the entire CD is really very good the truly standout tracks are When I’m Gone – track 1, The Road I’m On – track 3, and I Feel You track 7.
My SmoothLee Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore […as in “Stuck On REpeat”] is track 5, Running Out Of Days. This is a great track!
Away From The Sun Release Notes:
3 Doors Down originally released Away From The Sun on Nov 12, 2002 on the Universal Records label.
CD Track List Follows:
1. When I’m Gone 2. Away From The Sun 3. The Road I’m On 4. Ticket To Heaven 5. Running Out Of Days 6. Here Without You 7. I Feel You 8. Dangerous Game 9. Changes 10. Going Down In Flames 11. Sarah Yellin’ 12. untitled – (hidden track)
3 Doors Down: Brad Arnold (vocals); Matt Roberts, Chris Henderson (guitar); Todd Harrell (bass). Additional personnel includes: Josh Freese (drums). Recorded at London Bridge, Seattle, Washington; Greenhouse, Burnaby, Canada and Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, California.