The Heat

The Heat

by NeedtobreatheNeedtobreathe

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Overview

Let's just say that these boys from South Carolina didn't exactly scrap their plans to conquer the world after their critically acclaimed 2006 debut. The band's sweeping, arena-friendly alternative rock returns on this ambitious follow-up. In the short year since Daylight's release, the band's music made it onto television (The Evidence, MTV's Laguna Beach), movies (Employee of the Month), and at major sporting events (the 2006 World Series). They also toured with Train and Collective Soul, the latter of whose frontman Ed Roland shares producing credits on this album with Rick Beato (Shinedown). Whether deliberately or not, there seems to be a distinct likeness to both of their tourmates' sounds, as Needtobreathe combines Train's mastery of mid-tempo adult alternative with Collective Soul's pulsing, straightforward rock. The group dwells less in the Coldplay/Travis corner of the sonic universe this time, sounding more like After Edmund and early-career Oasis. There is no runaway single like "Shine On," although first single "Signature of Divine (Yahweh)" has its share of rich, sweeping gusto. Now that the cat's out of the bag (i.e. their sound no longer commands an aura of mystery and intrigue), the boys seem to have lost just a touch of their pioneering spirit, buut that cannot distract from the album's strong, approachable rock that plays best when cranked to a "10."

Product Details

Release Date: 08/28/2007
Label: Word Entertainment
UPC: 0075678997914
catalogNumber: 236924
Rank: 40723

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Needtobreathe   Primary Artist
Peggy Ward   Vocals
Terry Connell   Trumpet
Tom Garling   Trombone
Jim Gailloreto   Saxophone
Mark Ward   Vocals
Seth Bolt   Bass,Background Vocals
Joe Stillwell   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Bear Rinehart   Organ,Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Vocals,Group Member
Bo Rinehart   Synthesizer,Guitar,Background Vocals
Set Free Christian Fellowship Choir   Vocals
Aaron Bowen   Electric Piano

Technical Credits

Rick Beato   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Ed Roland   Producer,Audio Production
Rick Barnes   Engineer
Jeremy Cowart   Cover Photo
Shawn Grove   Engineer
Will Hunt   Programming
Needtobreathe   Audio Production
Seth Bolt   Programming,Engineer

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