Anthem (Hanson album)

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Anthem
Studio album by Hanson
Released June 18, 2013
Recorded 2012–2013
Genre Pop rock
Length 47:58
Label 3CG
Producer Hanson
Hanson chronology
Shout It Out
(2010)
Anthem
(2013)
Singles from Anthem
  1. "Get the Girl Back"
    Released: April 09, 2013
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 66/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
PopMatters 6/10[3]
Target Audience Reviews 3.6/5[4]

Anthem is the sixth studio album released by American pop rock group Hanson. The album is the fourth release through their own label 3CG Records. The album was released on June 18, 2013 in the US[5] and on July 1, 2013 in the UK and Europe.[6] The album charted at #22 on the US Billboard 200, making it their eighth album to chart in the top 40 of the US Billboard 200; the album also charted on #5 on the US Independent Albums Chart.

On April 5, a blog on the group's website written by Zac Hanson revealed that three songs were cut from the album; "Nothing on Me" (lead vocal by Isaac), "Get So Low" (lead vocal by Zac) and "All I Ever Needed" (lead vocal by Taylor).[7]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and produced by Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson and Zac Hanson.

No. Title Length
1. "Fired Up"   3:30
2. "I've Got Soul"   2:56
3. "You Can't Stop Us"   3:26
4. "Get the Girl Back"   3:46
5. "Juliet"   3:11
6. "Already Home"   3:59
7. "For Your Love"   3:17
8. "Lost Without You"   4:11
9. "Cut Right Through Me"   3:10
10. "Scream and Be Free"   4:22
11. "Tragic Symphony"   3:10
12. "Tonight"   4:37
13. "Save Me from Myself (Encore)"   3:56

Personnel[edit]

As listed at allmusic

Hanson[edit]

  • Taylor Hanson: Acoustic and Fender Rhodes electric piano, Wurlitzer, Hammond organ, clapping, drums, percussion, vocals
  • Isaac Hanson: Acoustic and electric guitars, bass, clapping, vocals
  • Zac Hanson: Drums, percussion, clapping, vocals

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Chad Copelin, Joe Karnes: Bass
  • Imani Coppola, Curtis Stewart: Violin
  • Dan Higgins: Saxophone
  • Bill Reichenbach: Trombone
  • Tom Malone: Sax, trumpet, trombone
  • Yuri Lemeshev: Accordion
  • Michael Fitzpatrick: Vocals
  • Strings arranged by Imani Coppola; horns arranged by Jerry Hey and Tom Malone

Production[edit]

  • Arranged and produced by Hanson
  • Recording engineers: Steve Churchyard and Ryan Williamson; assisted by Manuel Calderón, Charles Godfrey and David Schwerkolt
  • Mixed by Tom Lord-Alge
  • Mastered by Andrew Mendelson

Release history[edit]

List of release dates, showing region, label and format
Region Date Label Format(s)
Australia[8] June 18, 2013 (2013-06-18) 3CG CD, digital download
Canada
Japan
United States
United Kingdom July 1, 2013 (2013-07-01)
Brazil

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2013–2014) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[9] 65
U.S. Billboard 200 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anthem Reviews". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen. "Anthem - Hanson". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  3. ^ McGuire, Colin (2013-06-19). "Hanson: Anthem". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  4. ^ Doss, Patrick. "Hanson - "Anthem"". Target Audience Reviews. Retrieved 2013-06-30. 
  5. ^ Hanson announced new album, tour, and single
  6. ^ Hanson Announce UK/European Album Release & Tour
  7. ^ "Anthem: Hanson: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-06-10. 
  8. ^ "Anthem HANSON". JB Hi-Fi. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  9. ^ "The ARIA Report: Week Commencing 25 August 2014" (PDF) (1278). Pandora Archive. August 28, 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-04.