- Released: September 14, 2010
- Label: Wind-Up
- 1.Love Alone
- 2.On Your Side
- 3.Some Kind of Home
- 4.Where We Belong
- 5.While the Candle Still Burns
- 9.Motorcade (So Long So Long)
- 10.Come November
Personnel: Clayton Stroope (vocals); Drew Cribley (guitars); Lorenza Ponce (violin); Dave Eggar (cello); Scott Jason (piano, keyboards); Mark Endert (keyboards, programming); Jack Daley, Curt Schneider (bass guitar); Paul Niedermier (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Brian Montgomery.
Recording information: Quad Studios, NYC; Wind Up Studios, NYC.
Photographers: Julee Duwe; Joe Garrad.
People don't listen to Thriving Ivory for subtlety -- they listen for big, bombastic rock songs that walk the line between tasteful enthusiasm and melodrama. Through Yourself & Back Again is a lush, grand follow-up to the band's 2008 debut, filled with the sort of open-armed anthems also found on albums by OneRepublic and 30 Seconds to Mars. There's more spectacle than nuance here, perhaps, but spectacle is what the band does best. ~ Andrew Leahey