Eyes Open

Eyes Open

by Snow PatrolSnow Patrol

CD(German Import)

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Overview

The anthemic indie rock sound of Snow Patrol provides a bit of hope and promise among the many acts attempting to fit into a certain genre or scene. Snow Patrol belongs to their own scene, and their third album, 2004's Final Straw, proved that with several global hit singles such as "Run," "Chocolate," "How to Be Dead," and the reissue of "Spitting Games." British fans once more proclaimed their beloved Snow Patrol as a true rock & roll band while American audiences finally took notice of the Scottish collective. The band's fourth album, Eyes Open, doesn't fall short from where they left off; in fact, Snow Patrol's hungry rock sound only gets bigger and better this time around. All guitar hooks and singalong choruses are firmly in place, and Gary Lightbody is an underrated frontman. On Eyes Open, he once again writes songs that are from the heart and true to self-reflection without getting too sappy and too overjoyed. From the playful name-dropping of Sufjan Stevens on "Hands Open" to their passionate delivery on "It's Beginning to Get to Me" and "Shut Your Eyes," Snow Patrol's approach is epic. They are the kind of band that embraces simplicity as beautiful and human flaws as art. The lullaby-like "You Could Be Happy" and the passionate buildup of "Make This Go on Forever" are evident of that. This 11-song set is a masterpiece, so keep your ears and eyes open for Snow Patrol. They're onto something big.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/21/2010
Label: Imports
UPC: 0602498531792
catalogNumber: 916277
Rank: 86759

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Snow Patrol   Primary Artist
Caroline Dale   Cello
Janice Graham   Violin,Leader
Pauline Lowbury   Violin
Iain Archer   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Sara Wilson   Choir, Chorus
Bill Hawkes   Viola
Paul Willey   Violin
Martha Wainwright   Vocals
Charlie Clarke   Choir, Chorus
James Banbury   Cello
Matthew Souter   Viola
Eugene Kelly   Choir, Chorus
Everton Nelson   Violin
Rebecca Hirsch   Violin
Warren Zielinski   Violin
Lucy Williams   Violin
Adrian Bradbury   Cello
Gary Lightbody   Vocals
Richard George   Violin
Stacey Seivewright   Choir, Chorus
Zoe Martlew   Cello
Ben Russell   Double Bass
Maxine Moore   Viola
Jenny Reeve   Choir, Chorus
Beatrix Lovejoy   Violin
Paul Archer   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Ursula Gough   Violin
Timothy Grant   Viola
Ciaran Gribbin   Choir, Chorus
Hrafnhildur Halldorsdottir   Choir, Chorus
Jacknife Lee   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Karin Leishman   Violin
Maya Magub   Violin
David McGinty   Choir, Chorus
Richard Milone   Violin
Richael Reader   Choir, Chorus
Claire Scott   Choir, Chorus
Leon Enrique Bosch   Double Bass
Charles Stewart   Violin
Caroline Dearnley   Cello
Steve Morris   Violin

Technical Credits

Sam Bell   Engineer
James Banbury   Arranger
Gary Lightbody   Composer
Tom Simpson   Composer
Peter Hoffman   Engineer
Jonny Quinn   Composer
Hilary Skewes   String Contractor
Tom McFall   Engineer
Nathan Connolly   Composer
Mat Maitland   Art Direction,Images
Jacknife Lee   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Steve Pryce   Engineer
Richard Andrews   Art Direction
Paul Wilson   Composer

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