A Twist in My Story [Deluxe Edition]

A Twist in My Story [Deluxe Edition]

by Secondhand Serenade

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The second album by Secondhand Serenade, aka singer/songwriter John Vesely, finds the former solo artist making a grab for the pop-emo brass ring. Featuring production by (separately) Avril Lavigne and All-American Rejects knob twiddler Butch Walker and former Nine Inch Nails member Danny Lohner, not to mention full-band re-recordings of two of the debut's strongest songs, A Twist in My Story is an unapologetic mainstream alternative pop album. The more grandiose arrangements add strings, layered harmonies, and other arrangement details to Vesely's songwriting style. (He has explained the band name by saying that his songs are all dedicated to his wife, and the fact that others get to hear them is secondary: hence, Secondhand Serenade.) The result is an alt-pop record comparable to the likes of Five for Fighting or even the mellow Jason Mraz. [A Deluxe Edition was also released.]

Product Details

Release Date: 02/03/2009
Label: Glass Note Records
UPC: 0075597986044
catalogNumber: 516180


  1. Like a Knife
  2. Fall for You
  3. Maybe
  4. Stranger
  5. Your Call
  6. Suppose
  7. A Twist in My Story
  8. Why
  9. Stay Close, Don't Go
  10. Pretend
  11. Goodbye
  12. You Call
  13. Fall for You
  14. Like a Knife
  15. Last Time
  16. Fix You

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Secondhand Serenade   Primary Artist
Anthony Pleeth   Cello
Butch Walker   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards
Peter Lale   Viola
Danny Lohner   Guitar
Perry Mason   Concert Master
Darren Dodd   Drums
Warren Zielinski   Violin
Roberta Freeman   Background Vocals
Branden Steineckert   Drums
Juliette Beavan   Choir, Chorus
Joe Grah   Choir, Chorus
Chelsea Marshall   Choir, Chorus
Tom Breyfogle   Percussion,Drums
Matthew Compton   Drums
John Vesely   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Lukas Vesely   Bass Guitar
Juliet Simms   Background Vocals
Lucy Walsh   Background Vocals
Butch Walker & the Let's-Go-Out-Tonites   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Robert Schroeder   Producer
Peter Cobbin   Engineer
Isobel Griffiths   String Contractor
Rob Mathes   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Butch Walker   Producer
Scott Riebling   Engineer
Danny Lohner   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Kamil Vojnar   Cover Photo
Joe Zook   Engineer
Geno Lenardo   String Arrangements,Guitar Arrangements
Ryan White   Camera Operator
Billy Howerdel   Engineer
Will Champion   Composer
Guy Berryman   Composer
Jonny Buckland   Composer
Ryan Rickett   Director
Eric Hunter   Camera Operator
Tom Breyfogle   Programming,Engineer
Secondhand Serenade   Composer
John Vesely   Composer,Producer
Mike Joyce   Art Direction

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A Twist in My Story 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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NEC More than 1 year ago
I Absoultly LOVE this CD!! The music is beautifully written and it's not over the top mixing. It's soulful and his voice is beautiful. The recording sounds so personal and I love the fact that it's almost all acustic. I've listen to this CD at least five times a week over and over again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
John's new CD is amazing! It has some of the same songs from his first album, Awake, along with some new songs. You deffinely should buy this CD - it's my favorite!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Secondhand Serenade is amazing and this cd is amazing too.
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