Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways - Infinity Cover - 2014 Alt Rock 180 Grm LP
Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways
Label: Roswell Records 88843-09008-1
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Infinity Cover
Cover art shows all 9 other cover art variations as one image; packaged in a gatefold jacket with printed inner sleeve featuring lyrics and download card for entire release in digital format.
Released: 10 Nov 2014
Style: Alternative Rock
A1 Something From Nothing
A2 The Feast And The Famine
A4 What Did I Do? / God As My Witness
B2 In The Clear
B4 I Am A River
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Roswell Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Roswell Records, Inc.
Marketed By – Sony Music Entertainment
Distributed By – Sony Music Entertainment
Manufactured By – Pallas USA – 33130
Pressed By – Pallas – 33130
Mixed At – Atomic Sound, New York, NY
Mastered At – Lurssen Mastering
Recorded At – Electrical Audio
Recorded At – Inner Ear Studios
Recorded At – Southern Ground Studios, Nashville
Recorded At – Austin City Limits
Recorded At – Rancho De La Luna
Recorded At – Preservation Hall
Recorded At – Robert Lang Studios
Recorded At – The Magic Shop
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Published By – M.J. Twelve Music
Published By – Living Under A Rock Music
Published By – I Love The Punk Rock Music
Published By – Ruthensmear Music
Art Direction, Design – Morning Breath Inc.
Bass – Nate Mendel
Cover [Illustration] – Stephan Martiniere
Drums – Taylor Hawkins
Guitar – Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear
Lead Vocals, Guitar – Dave Grohl
Legal – Jill Berliner, King, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner
Management – Silva Artist Management
Management [Business] – Cathryn Krauel, Lee Johnson, VWC Management Inc.
Mastered By – Gavin Lurssen, Reuben Cohen
Mixed By [Studio Assistance] – Dakota Bowman, John "Lou" Lousteau
Organ – Rami Jaffee
Photography By – Andrew Stuart, Ringo
Producer – Butch Vig
Producer, Written-By – Foo Fighters
Recorded By, Mixed By – James Brown
Mixed at Atomic Sound, New York, NY
Mastered at Lurssen Mastering, Los Angeles, CA
"Something From Nothing" recorded at Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, IL
"The Feast And The Famine" recorded at Inner Ear Studios in Arlington, VA
"Congregation" recorded at Southern Ground in Nashville, TN
"What Did I Do? / God As My Witness" recorded at KLRU-TV, Studio 6A in Austin, TX
"Outside" recorded at Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, CA
"In The Clear" recorded at Preservation Hall in New Orleans, LA
"Subterranean" recorded at Robert Lang Studio in Seattle, WA
"I Am A River" recorded at Magic Shop in New York, NY. Strings recorded at Ocean Way in Los Angeles, CA
℗&© 2014 Roswell Records, Inc.
-33130- and P.USA are stamped in the runouts vice etched.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode (Printed): 8 8843-09008-1 3
Barcode (String): 888430900813
Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): 88843-09008-1-SA -33130- P.USA BG
Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): 88843-09008-1-SB -33130- P.USA BG
Rights Society: BMI
Rights Society: ASCAP
Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B (Variant 2)): 88843-09008-1-SB2 -33130- P.USA BG
Foo Fighters eighth album----will be accompanied by an HBO series documenting the eight-city odyssey during which the record was created.
In the series, directed by FF founder Dave Grohl, the Foo Fighters tap into the musical heritage and cultural fabric of eight cities--Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington, DC and New York--basing themselves at a legendary studios integral to the unique history and character of each location.
One song was recorded in each city, every song featuring local legends sitting in, and every lyric written in an unprecedented experimental style: Dave held off on putting down words until the last day of each session, so as to be inspired by the experiences, interviews and personalities that became part of the process.
No, this is not Wasting Light. I'm glad it isn't because it shouldn't be.
Upon first listen, my first thought on every track was "wow this is different, thank God." As much as I love Foo Fighters, I have been growing tired of the homogenous rut they have been in since One by One. While there have been a few songs that have been exceptions to that, over all it felt like Dave just hit auto-pilot for the last few albums and called it a day.
Enter Sonic Highways.
I have been a huge fan of this bands early material (everything before There is Nothing Left to Lose) since 1997, and this is the first time since The Colour and the Shape came out where I feel like Foo Fighters put out an entire album that has genuine inspiration behind it. This album feels real.
Those of you looking for the predictable 3-minute-long Foo Fighters single that you've grown accustomed to, keep looking. You won't find it on Sonic Highways.
Instead, you'll find arguably the most progressive album this band has released that sounds both familiar but brand new at the same time. Whether you're headbanging to the modern hard rock outro of "Something From Nothing", driving through the countryside with the southern rocker "Congregation", staring out the window at a gloomy, rainy day with the indie/shoe-gaze sounding "Subterranean", or dusting off your record player to jam out to the classic rock sounding "Outside" you can be sure this album will keep you engaged.
I've long wondered what happened to that 'spark' that can't be explained that was present on the band's first two albums. I had high hopes for Echoes, Silence, Patience, and Grace as well as Wasting Light and while both of those albums have some great songs on them, that spark I was hoping for just wasn't there.
The spark, I am happy to say, has returned for Sonic Highways. This is the Foo Fighters album that for the last 17 years I have been clamoring for. I cannot stop listening to it. My only complaint is that there are only 8 songs to love!
Something From Nothing
|Format||LP, Gatefold, 180 Gram|