Awake - (Import CD)
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- Contemp. Christian
- Mono / Stereo
- Howard Benson
- Awake (Deluxe)
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Hero
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Monster
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Don't Wake Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Awake and Alive
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] One Day Too Late
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] It's Not Me It's You
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Should've When You Could've
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Believe
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Forgiven
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Sometimes
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Never Surrender
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Lucy
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Dead Inside
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Would It Matter
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Monster [Radio Edit]
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] [Cd-Rom Track]
Personnel: Jen Ledger (vocals, drums); John Cooper , John L. Cooper (vocals); Benjamin Judah Kasica, Ben Kasica (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Jonathan Chu (violin); Korey Cooper (keyboards, programming, keyboard programming); Howard Benson (keyboards).
Audio Mixers: Chris Lord-Alge; Andrew Schubert; Brand Townsend.
Recording information: Bay 7 Studios; Sparky Dark, Calabasas, CA; Valley Village, CA.
Photographer: David Molnar.
The highest-charting Christian album on the Billboard charts since 2006, Awake could be tagged as Skillet's mainstream breakthrough on that fact alone. Certainly, the band's monster modern rock does sound like it could slip onto on active rock playlist -- maybe not quite in 2009, but earlier in the decade, when metallic rockers heavy on the guitar downstrokes, and power ballads with chant-along vocals were relatively common. That's not to say that Skillet sounds out-of-step with the times -- there's still a gleam to the Howard Benson production that sounds modern -- and they do mange to imprint their own identity on this sometimes-generic brand of contemporary rock, thanks to their communal vocals, with male and female voices trading off, and skyscraper hooks. Skillet also don't always focus solely on religion, as many of their songs are grounded in inspirational positivity, so that's another reason why Awake finds the band poised to break into the mainstream. [The CD was also released with bonus tracks.]~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
- Country of Origin
- Studio / Live
- 52m 21s
- WEA (Distributor)
- Video Disabled
- Hatsukazu Inagaki; Mike Plotnikoff
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