Direction (album)

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This article is about the album by The Starting Line. For other uses, see Direction (disambiguation).
Direction
Studio album by The Starting Line
Released July 31, 2007
Genre Pop punk
Length 40:39
Label Virgin
Producer Howard Benson
The Starting Line chronology
Based on a True Story
(2005)
Direction
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
AbsolutePunk.net (85%) [2]

Direction is The Starting Line's third studio album, following Based on a True Story, and was released on July 31, 2007.

The album debuted at number 30 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 20,000 copies in its first week.[3]

The first single released off the album was "Island", the second single was "Something Left to Give". "Somebody's Gonna Miss Us" followed in 2009.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by The Starting Line. 

No. Title Length
1. "Direction"   3:54
2. "21"   2:29
3. "Are You Alone?"   3:21
4. "Island"   3:42
5. "Hurry"   2:52
6. "Something Left to Give"   3:34
7. "Birds"   3:27
8. "Way With Words"   3:43
9. "I Could Be Wrong"   3:55
10. "Somebody's Gonna Miss Us"   2:53
11. "Need to Love"   3:22
12. "What You Want"   3:18

Vinyl release[edit]

On July 26, 2012 Direction was released on vinyl and limited to 1000 copies.

Record Label Color(s) Pressed
Virgin Records Blue 500
Yellow 500

Personnel[edit]

  • Kenny Aronoff – drums
  • Howard Benson – keyboards, programming, producer
  • Justin Borucki – photography
  • Luis Conti – percussion
  • Paul DeCarli – digital editing
  • Mike Golla – guitar, vocals (background)
  • Tom Gryskiewicz – drums
  • Hatsukazu "Hatch" Inagaki – engineer
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Mike Joyce – artwork, design
  • Nik Karpen – mixing assistant
  • Chris Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Sean Mosher-Smith – creative director
  • Jamie Muhoberac – keyboards
  • Jon Nicholson – drum technician
  • Mike Plotnikoff – engineer
  • Michelle Ryang – A&R
  • Brian Schmutz – keyboards, vocals (background)
  • Marc VanGool – guitar technician
  • Kenny Vasoli - vocals, bass
  • Logan Waters – A&R assistance
  • Matt Watts – guitar

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Direction (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ AbsolutePunk review
  3. ^ Katie Hasty, "Common Scores First No. 1 On Billboard 200", Billboard.com, August 8, 2007.

"Amazon: Direction: Music: The Starting Line". Retrieved 2007-11-08.