Five for Fighting Bookmarks

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CD Details

  • Released: September 17, 2013
  • Originally Released: 2013
  • Label: Wind-Up Records


  • 1.Stand Up
  • 2.What If
  • 3.Heaven Knows
  • 4.Down
  • 5.I Don't Want Your Love
  • 6.Road to You
  • 7.She's My Girl
  • 8.Symphony Lane
  • 9.You'll Never Change
  • 10.Your Man
  • 11.The Day I Died

Product Description:

Personnel: John Ondrasik (vocals, piano, background vocals); Derek Fuhrmann (guitar, background vocals); Zane Carney, Don Tirer, Peter Zizzo (guitar); Dave Eggar (cello); Jamie Kenney (piano); Gunnar Olsen, Shawn Pelton (drums); Todd Clark, Olivia Ondrasik (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Joe Zook.
Photographer: Jeremy Cowart.
Once again working with producer Gregg Wattenberg, who helmed 2009's Slice, John Ondrasik nevertheless shakes things up a little bit on 2013's Bookmarks. Ondrasik highlighted his classicist side on Slice, opting for lush, grandiose arrangements and a deliberate pace, but Bookmarks is considerably brighter, its sonic surfaces shining and its tempos sprightly. No longer operating on a ponderous, portentous level -- he's discarded the melancholic navel-gazing that brought him fame with "Superman" -- Ondrasik seems as if he's lifted a burden from his shoulders. His melodies are merrier, his lyrics dotted with hope, and, most appealingly of all, the entirety of Bookmarks is a highly polished piece of soft rock. Perhaps it belongs to an aesthetic that is slightly outdated -- ironically enough, the attitude and sound belong to turn-of-the millennium adult contemporary radio, which is when he was at the height of his commercial success -- but Bookmarks is surely the best-crafted adult pop released under the Five for Fighting name, its sturdy tunes wrapped up neatly in a shiny, appealing gloss. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 100,248
  • UPC: 601501335327
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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