Away from the Sun

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Away from the Sun
Studio album by 3 Doors Down
Released November 12, 2002
Recorded 2001-2002 at London Bridge in Seattle, Washington; Greenhouse in Burnaby, British Columbia; Ocean Way Studios in Hollywood, California
Genre Post-grunge
Length 46:57
Label Universal Records
Producer Rick Parashar
3 Doors Down chronology
The Better Life
(2000)
Away from the Sun
(2002)
Another 700 Miles
(2003)
Singles from Away from the Sun
  1. "When I'm Gone"
    Released: October 21, 2002
  2. "The Road I'm On"
    Released: April 7, 2003
  3. "Here Without You"
    Released: August 11, 2003
  4. "Away from the Sun"
    Released: 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C[2]
musicOMH mixed[3]
Rolling Stone mixed[4]

Away from the Sun is the second studio album by American rock band 3 Doors Down, released on November 12, 2002. The singles released for the album were as follows: "When I'm Gone", "The Road I'm On", "Here Without You" and "Away from the Sun". The recording sessions took place during the summer of 2002 with Producer/Engineer Rick Parashar at London Bridge Studios, in Seattle, Washington. Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson performed live with the band during their premiere party in Biloxi for Away from the Sun. The album has sold four million copies worldwide, including well over three million in the US alone.[5][6]

DualDisc version[edit]

This album was included among a group of 15 DualDisc releases that were test marketed in two cities: Boston and Seattle. The test market DualDisc version of the album is rare. In 2005 the DualDisc version was reissued in a more widely distributed version. The original test market version differs from this common version in both packaging elements and in the design of the back of the inlay card.

The DualDisc has the standard CD album on one side, and a DVD-audio/DVD-video on the second side. The DVD-audio portion contains the entire album in advanced resolution 5.1 PCM surround sound and 2.0 PCM stereo. The PCM audio was recorded at 96kHz and 24bit for both audio tracks, but the 5.1 audio track is at 13,824kbit/s and the 2.0 audio track is at 4,608kbit/s. Special features for the DVD-audio include the band's biography, a photo gallery and lyrics for the listed tracks only (not for the hidden track 'This Time'). The DVD-video portion contains the entire album in 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound and 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo. The DVD side also features the music video for the song 'The Road I'm On' directed by The Malloys.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by 3 Doors Down, except "Dangerous Game" and "Sarah Yellin" by Arnold, Roberts and Harrell.

No. Title Length
1. "When I'm Gone"   4:22
2. "Away from the Sun"   3:53
3. "The Road I'm On"   4:00
4. "Ticket to Heaven"   3:28
5. "Running Out of Days"   3:31
6. "Here Without You"   3:59
7. "I Feel You"   4:07
8. "Dangerous Game"   3:36
9. "Changes"   3:57
10. "Going Down in Flames"   3:29
11. "Sarah Yellin'"   3:18
12. "This Time" (Hidden Track with 30 seconds of silence at beginning of track) 5:18
Total length:
46:57

Music Videos[edit]

  1. When I'm Gone
  2. The Road I'm On
  3. Here Without You
  4. Away from the Sun

Personnel[edit]

3 Doors Down
With

Production[edit]

  • Zach Blackstone - assistant
  • David Campbell - string arrangements, orchestral arrangement, string conductor, concertmaster
  • Sandy Brummels - creative director
  • Steve Churchyard - engineer
  • Joel Derouin - concertmaster
  • Ted Jensen - mastering
  • Suzie Katayama - orchestra manager
  • Tom Mackey - A&R
  • Dean Maher - engineer, digital editing, mixing assistant
  • George Marino - mastering
  • Frank Ockenfels - photography
  • Geoff Ott - engineer, digital editing, overdub engineer
  • Rick Parashar - producer, engineer, digital editing
  • Bill Richards - product manager
  • Paul Silveira - mixing assistant
  • Honchol Sin - assistant engineer, assistant
  • Gordon Sran - assistant, overdub assistant
  • Randy Staub - mixing
  • Sinji Suzuki - A&R
  • Tom Sweeney - assistant engineer, assistant
  • Latif Tayour - assistant engineer, assistant, overdub assistant
  • Karen Walker - art direction, design

Additional notes[edit]

  • The song "When I'm Gone" has two versions of the video.

End of decade charts[edit]

Chart (2000–2009) Position
U.S. Billboard 200 110

References[edit]