New David Cook CD Released Tuesday June 21st

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PeterG, Jun 21, 2011.

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Favourite Tracks From The Album? (Vote For All 12 If You Like)

  1. Circadian

    75.0%
  2. Right Here, With You

    50.0%
  3. We Believe

    50.0%
  4. Fade Into Me

    25.0%
  5. Hard To Believe

    25.0%
  6. Take Me As I Am

    25.0%
  7. Time Marches On

    25.0%
  8. The Last Goodbye

    75.0%
  9. Paper Heart

    25.0%
  10. 4 Letter Word

    25.0%
  11. Goodbye To The Girl

    50.0%
  12. Rapid Eye Movement

    25.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    "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

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

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    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?
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    article

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

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    Bringing this over from the AI thread:

    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.


    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 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.
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  5. Jenny

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    Thanks for sharing your thoughts Kruss - I know you are a big fan :)
  6. Allskate

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    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.
  7. Kruss

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    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
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    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.
  9. Kruss

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    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.
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    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
  11. PeterG

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    Stole this from the American Idol thread:

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    Someone(s) have tickets :swoon:
  13. Kruss

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    I took pictures (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:
  14. PrincessLeppard

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    He should turn Time of my Life into a punk song. :p
  15. Kruss

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    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to PrincessLeppard again.
  16. PrincessLeppard

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    Okay, so we only had five songs from the new album, the only one I can tell you for sure was Last Goodbye, which is acceptable live. The other four were :blah: and I can't believe he closed with such a downer number, especially right after kicking all kinds of ass on Muse's Stockholm Syndrome. DAMN.

    We had Heroes mixed with Oasis' Champagne Supernova :respec: , Come Back to Me, Kiss on the Neck :encore: , Light On, Mr. Sensitive, and I think I'm forgetting one more but the thing that made the entire night worth it for me and will allow me to forgive him (somewhat) for the craptacular new album was his awesome cover of Whitesnake's Here I Go Again. :cheer2:

    He clearly loves the harder rock stuff. I wonder if he's not allowed to put that on his albums.
  17. Kruss

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    He opened and closed as he did the album. He's not doing that at all shows, many he's closing with Fade Into Me. I'm glad you got the Stockholm Syndrome cover. Wasn't that amazing? I'm not a huge fan of Here I Go Again, but I did get that during soundcheck last week, then got Rock and Roll by Zep during the show. lI wish you could have heard that, including the amazing drum solo by Kyle leading into a tease of Whole Lotta Love. I'm hoping for Stockholm Syndrome at Tuesday night's show, or The Hand That Feeds which is another that he's been doing as a cover.

    What did you think of the new, harder intro to Mr. Sensitive? I'm glad he abandoned Movin' Out, which was the first cover he was doing early on in the tour. Meh.

    As for why he doesn't do harder stuff on his albums, who knows? I personally think he likes all genres of rock, and I believe him when he said he did what he wanted on this album. One of my buddies asked him about his next album, and he told her he wouldn't be taking so long again, and that he really hoped to write it with his band. I wonder if he'll be allowed to, not sure.

    I don't think we'll ever know the whole truth for years about why he does what he does on these albums. He's pretty loyal to RCA right now, so I highly doubt he'll say what's going on openly. Like I said, I think he likes the lighter stuff too, and was totally into doing his concept album. I like it, but I know a lot of people don't, so I guess it'll be interesting to hear what he does next.

    What I don't think we'll hear is pre-Idol David - he's pretty adamant that Analog Heart was done at a certain time in his life that's over. That doesn't necessarily mean he's not going to rock harder in the future, but with rock allegedly "dying" on the radio these days, it's hard to say what he can or will do in order to get airplay. Weird thing is, this album is full of today's radio-friendly stuff, yet it's still not being played.

    Sorry for the rant, but the music industry is nuts these days. Here in Chicago we lost our all-rock station - we have a few classic rock stations that mix in some new stuff, but our alt-rock and all-rock station closed a few months ago, and it's ridiculous that the third largest market in the U.S. had no rock representation. Couple that with the fact that the HAC station here is mostly dance music crap, and the guy is not getting played here at all.

    Weird. Oh well, I like what I like, and I suspect most music fans are the same, whether their choice of music is played on mainstream radio or not.


    I hope the night wasn't a total bust for you. :)
  18. PrincessLeppard

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    Completely approved of it. I don't really like that song, but it worked last night.

    I wasn't even thinking Analog Heart so much (The Truth :scream: ) as much as his stuff with Axium.

    The song I forgot was Bar-ba-sol. :duh: Not sure how, that song is awesome. :respec:

    He didn't close with Fade into Me; that was in the middle of the set.

    The one station here that played Last Goodbye is currently an all Christmas station. :rolleyes:
  19. Kruss

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    Our current all-Christmas station is about the only one that might play Fade Into Me. Nice timing. :rolleyes:

    And yeah, I know, he opened with Circadian and closed with Rapid Eye Movement, the same as the album.

    Did you see any crazy fan antics there? LOL! ;)
  20. Kruss

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    Went to the Chicago show last night at the House of Blues. Carolina Liar couldn't play because the lead singer had to dash back home - his wife had gone into labor. But the rest of the band had a champagne toast on stage with David and his band since it was the last night they were on tour with David.

    To make up for that, David decided to stay onstage longer. He has been averaging 14 songs per set, but last night we got 22 songs, including 5 covers. Those covers were Rock and Roll by Zeppelin, Here I Go Again by Whitesnake, Stockholm Syndrome by Muse, In The Meantime by Spacehog, and The Hand That Feeds by Nine Inch Nails. We also got a ton of his songs from both the first and latest album.

    Absolutely amazing.