Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Five for Fighting “Slice” CD Review


 

Thanks to One2One Network, I was recently able to preview the new Five For Fighting album, Slice, featuring the song "Chances", available October 13th.  Singer/songwriter John Ondrasik has spent the past decade writing deeply personal songs that include social messages, invoke the human spirit and make an emotional connection.  Five For Fighting’s breakthrough came in 2001 with the Grammy Nominated song “Superman”.  On the 2004 release, “The Battle For Everything”, the song “100 Years” followed in the footsteps of “Superman” as yet another inspiring reflective song.

I really enjoyed listening to this album,  it contains pop songs, ballads and songs that make a statement.  My personal favorite is "Note to the Unknown Soldier".  I like the variety on this album.  Overall, I thought it was a great compilation of songs.  

As if the album is not good enough, Five For Fighting will be coming to Portland Oregon on November 6th.  I can't think of a better first post baby concert, prefect for a date night with hubby!

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Did you know…
  • In Feb 2007 John launched a charity driven websitewhatkindofworlddoyouwant.com that raises money for various charities when users view video clips provided by visitors to the site.  Current views are over 3 million with approx. $300,000 donated!
  • John is a dedicated supporter of US Troops, performing for US Forces at Guantanamo Bay, Hawaii, Guam & Japan on USO tours
  • John created & produced “For the Troops”, a CD compilation of superstar recordings that is available for free to every active service person in US Armed Forces
  • Along with numerous television licenses, John’s composed songs for “August Rush”, “The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants”, “We Were Soldiers”, “Chicken Little” & “Everyone’s Hero"
  • John loves sports and writing (and not just great songs)! He penned a regular hockey column for SportsIllustrated.com from 2005-2007, and freelances for various publications.
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Album Tracklisting:
1. Slice           
2. Note To The Unknown Soldier           
3. Tuesday           
4. Chances           
5. This Dance           
6. Above The Timberline
7. Transfer           
8. Hope           
9. Story Of Your Life           
10. Love Can't Change The Weather           
11. Augie Nieto

TV Appearances:
CBS Saturday Morning 10/10
The View 10/14
The Today Show 10/16

Tour Dates:

John will be hitting the road in October with An Acoustic Evening with Five For Fighting.  The songs are great on record, even better live!  Definitely a show worth seeing! To find out about how to get tickets in a market near you, go to his site.

18-Oct            Toronto, ON                                           El Mocambo             
20-Oct            New York, NY                                         City Winery            
22-Oct            Bay Shore, NY (Long Island)                    YMCA Boulton Center            
23-Oct            Uncasville, CT                                        The Wolf Den            
24-Oct            Washington, DC                                      Jammin Java            
26-Oct            Boston, MA                                            The Paradise            
27-Oct            Philadelphia, PA                                     World Café Live (downstairs)            
29-Oct            Nashville, TN                                         The Belcourt            
30-Oct            Chicago, IL                                            Lakeshore            
3-Nov             Salt Lake City, UT                                   The State Room             
5-Nov             Seattle, WA                                           Crocodile            
6-Nov             Portland, OR                                         Aladdin Theater            
10-Nov           San Francisco, CA                                  Swedish American Hall            
11-Nov           Los Angeles, CA                                     Largo at the Coronet  



**Disclaimer: I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting. One2One Network provided me a free download of the album for the purpose of this review This is solely the opinion of Over Thirty Mommy. Other people may have different experiences with the product.**

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