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PeterG
06-21-2011, 07:10 AM
"This Loud Morning" is the title and "The Last Goodbye" is the first single (released April 19th). The CD is streaming at AOL if you want an early listen:

Listen To David Cook's new album here (http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/2)

I'm including a poll so you can vote on which are your favourite songs.

Jenny
06-21-2011, 12:38 PM
Haven't listened to any of it yet, but interested to hear from Cook fans and AI watchers what the story is here - same crew who played/wrote/produced the last CD, or anything different?

PrincessLeppard
06-21-2011, 03:43 PM
article (http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1666002/david-cook-this-loud-morning.jht)

There's an article at MTV.com where he talks about it. I think fewer of the songs are co-written.

Kruss
06-21-2011, 07:23 PM
Bringing this over from the AI thread:


Originally Posted by Kruss

I finally listened to the entirety of David Cook's album. Woah....it's so good. I'm actually speechless, and I like to think of myself as a pretty objective fan in most respects.

:rofl: Silly Kruss! :P

LOL! Well, when you consider there are die-hard fans who insist they won't listen to ANY other music other than David's, then yes, I am extremely objective by comparison. I love music too much to narrow it down to one artist or genre.



Haven't listened to any of it yet, but interested to hear from Cook fans and AI watchers what the story is here - same crew who played/wrote/produced the last CD, or anything different?

Totally different crew: Matt Serletic is the producer, his band played on all tracks but one (ironically, the track two of them co-wrote with David), he and his band do all the vocals except for the boys choir on two of the songs, there are orchestral/string arrangements on this one, heavy piano, and so many other things about it that are different from the first album. Also, David co-wrote everything on the album, and he and various co-writers wrote over 80 songs for this album, 14 of which we'll hear on the CD (there are 2 bonus tracks that AOL is not streaming), plus an EP of 5 acoustic versions.


Okay, my review as I posted it last night to my Twitter buds. Pardon the overexuberance, but I was literally struck at how beautiful this album is.


I listened to this with big headphones on, the lights out in my room except for the twilight coming in through the window, and my eyes closed, so that I could really absorb the music.

Along with most of you, I'd heard the few songs that had been previewed at concerts, and the Walmart Soundcheck. I liked the songs, some I loved, but at the same time I didn't hear anything that was too *different*, ya know? I mean, David's voice will carry any song to be one that I'd like, but that doesn't mean I love every one of his songs.

And then I watched/read everyone who'd heard the CD squeeing all day long, and please forgive me, but part of me hoped with all my might that it wasn't just fangirlishness taking over everyone.

You know what I mean. Some people will love everything their favorite artist does, which is fine, but at the same time doesn't always carry with it absolute objectivity. So as I saw everyone's reactions today, I was hoping that what they were saying was because the album was REALLY good, not just because it was from their favorite artist.

But this is good. This is GREAT. I am completely gobsmacked. Each song that I hadn't heard yet is so different from the other, so completely not run-of-the-mill, so FRESH.

The layers - the multi-layers - in these songs are incredible. Instruments. Voices. Feelings. Moods. Power. Love. Grief. Wistfulness. Maturity. It's all there, and more.

And just when I think there can't be anything more that I'd love about this, he had to go all Steve Perry on me with Goodbye To The Girl. Thank you for the throwback to Frontiers and Street Talk, David. This girl is delighted.

And then, Rapid Eye Movement. I was expecting a song that rocked, the Kiss on the Neck of this album. I wasn't expecting a song that felt like I was surrounded by the evening tide, crashing, swirling, quieting, then unexpectedly crashing again, and finally finishing with the remains of the wave dancing along the shore and pirouetting back into the ocean.

This Loud Morning is absolutely amazing. Well worth the wait, but when genius burns for that long, what else can be expected?


I was seriously expecting the album to be pretty much the same as the first one, given things I'd heard from behind-the-scenes of how his record company was being. That's why I had such a strong reaction to it - because it's not like the first album. It's also not an album full of singles, but a record as a whole, the way all records used to be back when. It's true that the majority of the songs are mid-tempo, but to me there are so many other layers involved that I didn't find this to be repetitious.

I just really loved it. Was totally surprised by it, and can't wait to get the CD in my hand.

Jenny
06-21-2011, 07:30 PM
Thanks for sharing your thoughts Kruss - I know you are a big fan :)

Allskate
06-21-2011, 07:37 PM
KRuss, I don't consider you an uber, so I know what you meant when you talked about being objective. :lol:

Also, Goodnight to the Girl and Rapid Eye Movement are my two favorite tracks. Interesting that those are ones written by David and his bandmates, not co-written with others.

Do you know which songs are on the acoustic EP? I'll be curious to hear what the songs sound like with acoustic arrangements. It could give them a very different feel.

Kruss
06-21-2011, 07:44 PM
KRuss, I don't consider you an uber, so I know what you meant when you talked about being objective. :lol:

Also, Goodnight to the Girl and Rapid Eye Movement are my two favorite tracks. Interesting that those are ones written by David and his bandmates, not co-written with others.

Do you know which songs are on the acoustic EP? I'll be curious to hear what the songs sound like with acoustic arrangements. It could give them a very different feel.

I didn't realize Andy and Neal co-wrote REM! Cool! :) I know Neal co-wrote Circadian along with others (the name(s) escape me right now).

The Acoustic EP is:

The Last Goodbye
Right Here With You
Take Me As I Am
Goodbye To The Girl
Paper Heart

Allskate
06-21-2011, 09:05 PM
I didn't realize Andy and Neal co-wrote REM! Cool! :) I know Neal co-wrote Circadian along with others (the name(s) escape me right now).

I'm just going by info posted at MJs, but it seems like it's coming from reliable sources who took it from album credits.

It's Goodbye to The Girl that David wrote with Neal and Andy.

David wrote REM, but it looks like David Hodges helped him with it.

David wrote Circadian with Neal and David Hodges.

IMO, those are the three best tracks on the album, though I'm sure I'll change my mind when I listen to the album more.

Kruss
06-22-2011, 12:58 AM
I'm glad I'll be off work on Tuesday, I can watch the livestream from the Best Buy event. Unfortuantely, they weren't able to iron out whatever technical difficulties they were having to also livestream the Paramount Hotel event, but RCA promised they'd film that and put it up on DCO.

And then the next step is touring, and I'm so glad David is seeking to be an opener or mid show act with a bigger band. He needs more fans outside the Idol bubble, especially guy fans. I think it would really help him with some good exposure.

PeterG
10-29-2011, 01:35 AM
Upcoming tour dates:

Oct 29 Houston, TX Arena Theatre

Oct 30 Austin, TX ACL Live

Nov 1 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

Nov 2 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall

Nov 4 Winston-Salem, NC -- Wake Forest University-Wait Chapel

Nov 5 York, PA The Pullo Center

Nov 6 Cleveland, OH Palace Theatre at Playhouse Square Center

Nov 7 Cincinnati, OH The Taft Theatre

Nov 9 Greenville, SC Peace Center

Nov 10 Athens, GA The Classic Center Theatre

Nov 11 Boone, NC Appalachian State University

Nov 17 Wilmington, NC Brooklyn Arts Center

Nov 18 Falls Church, VA State Theatre

Nov 21 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom

Nov 25 Kansas City, MO The Midland by AMC

Nov 26 Council Bluffs, IA Whiskey Roadhouse at the Horseshoe Casino

Nov 29 Chicago, IL House of Blues

Dec 2 Niagara Falls, NY Rapids Theatre

Dec 3 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights

Dec 4 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre

Dec 6 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom

Dec 7 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock

Dec 9 New York, NY Irving Plaza

PeterG
11-24-2011, 01:56 AM
Stole this from the American Idol thread:


Meet and greet yesterday at VIP for the David Cook concert. I can't possibly top the amazing picture I got with him 2 years ago, so I went for goofy, as did the band. LOL!

http://davidcooktix.com/media/photos/17701/491331

numbers123
11-24-2011, 02:17 AM
Nov 26 Council Bluffs, IA Whiskey Roadhouse at the Horseshoe Casino

Someone(s) have tickets :swoon:

Kruss
11-24-2011, 03:43 AM
I took pictures (http://www.flickr.com/photos/songkat/sets/72157628093376497/) (some of them kinda decent) at the Milwaukee show. For the Chicago show next week, I plan to just relax and enjoy the music without my camera. But the show in Milwaukee was really amazing, soundcheck was fun (we got three songs with a lot of joking around among the band), and I am still laughing my arse off at the photo I got with the guys. They're nuts.

p.s. During soundcheck, David asked us for song suggestions. Someone yelled out, "Billie Jean!" and got a very stern stare-down from David in return (all in jest, of course). The stare-down intensified as someone else near her then yelled out, "Magic Rainbow!" :lol:

PrincessLeppard
11-24-2011, 04:36 AM
He should turn Time of my Life into a punk song. :P

Kruss
11-24-2011, 05:07 AM
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to PrincessLeppard again.