Consent to Treatment

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Consent to Treatment
Studio album by Blue October
Released August 15, 2000
Recorded 1999/2000
Genre Alternative rock
Post-grunge
Length 56:34
Label Universal
Producer Nick Launay
Blue October chronology
The Answers
(1998)
Consent to Treatment
(2000)
History for Sale
(2003)
Singles from Consent to Treatment
  1. "James"
    Released: 2000
  2. "Breakfast After 10"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Consent to Treatment is the second album by Blue October. It was recorded at Bay 7 Studios in Valley Village and Media Vortex in Burbank, California, and released in the United States August 15, 2000, by Universal Records. It is the band's first major label album and their only album to feature former member Brant Coulter on guitar as well as their first album featuring Matt Noveskey. The opening track is a spoken word poem written by Justin Furstenfeld and recited by Blue Miller. Ryan Smith sings the female backing vocals on "The Answer" and "Balance Beam."

The cover art was inspired by Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer video.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Justin Furstenfeld except when noted.

  1. "Retarded Disfigured Clown" (Intro) - 0:42
  2. "Independently Happy" - 4:55
  3. "James" (Furstenfeld, Matt Noveskey) - 4:29
  4. "HRSA" - 3:33
  5. "Breakfast After 10" - 4:28
  6. "Balance Beam" - 3:50
  7. "Holler" - 3:23
  8. "Schizophrenia" - 3:54
  9. "Drop" - 4:35
  10. "Conversation Via Radio (Do You Ever Wonder)" - 4:03
  11. "Angel" - 5:05
  12. "Libby I'm Listening" - 3:31
  13. "Amnesia" - 3:55
  14. "The Answer" - 6:11

Personnel[edit]

  • Justin Furstenfeld - lead vocals, guitar
  • Brant Coulter - lead guitar
  • Jeremy Furstenfeld - drums
  • Ryan Delahoussaye - violin, mandolin
  • George Winston - piano
  • David Ahlert - assistant engineer
  • Greg Archilla - production, mixing
  • Eric Gorfain - violin
  • Martin Klemm - assistant engineer
  • Matt Noveskey - sleeve art, bass and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Nick Launay - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Bob Ludwing - mastering
  • Blue Miller - producer, vocals
  • Kevin Page - assistant engineer
  • Jane Scarpantoni - cello, string arrangements
  • Ryan Smith - backing vocals

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