Dusk and Summer

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Dusk and Summer
Studio album by Dashboard Confessional
Released June 27, 2006
Recorded 2004–05
Genre Alternative rock, emo
Length 40:36
Label Vagrant/Interscope
Producer Don Gilmore
Daniel Lanois
Dashboard Confessional chronology
A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar
(2003)
Dusk and Summer
(2006)
Sessions@AOL
(2006)
Singles from Dusk and Summer
  1. "Don't Wait"
    Released: May 30, 2006
  2. "Rooftops and Invitations"
    Released: May 23, 2006
  3. "Stolen"
    Released: June 16, 2007
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (60/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (62%)[2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly B[4]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[5]
musicOMH 3/5 stars[6]
Okayplayer (77/100)[7]
PopMatters 4/10 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[9]
Spin (8/10)[1]
Stylus Magazine C+[10]

Dusk and Summer is the fourth studio album by the American rock band Dashboard Confessional. It was released on June 27, 2006 on Vagrant Records. It was originally produced by Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan), but was polished and finished up with Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Pearl Jam, Dashboard's "Vindicated") as producer. Don Gilmore is the producer who is credited on the release.

Background[edit]

"Don't Wait" was released as the first single from the album in May 2006.

"So Long, So Long" in particular is a more piano-based song than those that have featured on previous Dashboard Confessional albums or EPs. A previous version of the song was available for download in the summer of 2005 on the band's website. A few of the songs have been compared to Carrabba's previous band, Further Seems Forever.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Chris Carrabba.

  1. "Write It Out" – 4:51 (pregap hidden track)
  2. "Vindicated" – 3:20 (pregap hidden track)
  3. "Don't Wait" – 4:05
  4. "Reason to Believe" – 3:43
  5. "The Secret's In the Telling" – 3:24
  6. "Stolen" (Non-Juli Version) – 3:53
  7. "Rooftops and Invitations" – 3:54
  8. "So Long, So Long" (feat. Adam Duritz of Counting Crows) – 4:15
  9. "Currents" – 4:27
  10. "Slow Decay" – 4:08
  11. "Dusk and Summer" – 4:38
  12. "Heaven Here" – 4:08
  13. "Vindicated" – 3:21 (iTunes bonus track)
  • "Write It Out" and "Vindicated" are tracks hidden before "Don't Wait" on most presses of the album.

Deluxe edition[edit]

A deluxe edition was released in the U.S. on May 22, 2007 with a new version of "Stolen" (shorter at 3:19), inserted "Vindicated" as track 4, and adding previously unreleased tracks "Ghost of a Good Thing [Live from The Henry Rollins Show]" and "The Best Deceptions [Live from The Henry Rollins Show]" as 12 and 13. The track listing on the back of the album however, mistakenly lists 04 twice, omitting 11; the insert however, lists the tracks with the correct numbering. The only difference in album art is the cover being given a more sunset-like color palette. Circuit City retail shipments included a poster, while Best Buy's included an exclusive ringtone download code.

Deluxe Edition

  1. "Don't Wait" – 4:05
  2. "Reason to Believe" – 3:43
  3. "The Secret's In the Telling" – 3:24
  4. "Vindicated" – 3:20
  5. "Stolen" (Radio Edit) (Non-Juli Version) – 3:19
  6. "Rooftops and Invitations" – 3:54
  7. "So Long, So Long" (feat. Adam Duritz of Counting Crows) – 4:15
  8. "Currents" – 4:27
  9. "Slow Decay" – 4:08
  10. "Dusk and Summer" – 4:38
  11. "Heaven Here" – 4:08
  12. "Ghost of a Good Thing" (Live from the Henry Rollins Show) - 4:11
  13. "The Best Deceptions" (Live from the Henry Rollins Show) - 5:31

German edition[edit]

The German edition of the album, featuring the version of "Stolen" with Juli, was released only in 2007, on August 10.[11][12]

Reception[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Dusk and Summer debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 134,000 copies in its first week.[13]

Chart Peak
position
US Billboard 200[14] 2
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[15] 1
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[16] 6

Further utilization[edit]

The song "Reason to Believe" is featured on the video game Madden NFL 07.

Songs "Don't Wait", "Stolen", and "Currents" were featured on television series One Tree Hill.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Critic reviews at Metacritic
  2. ^ AbsolutePunk review
  3. ^ Apar, Corey. Dusk and Summer at AllMusic
  4. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  5. ^ The Guardian review
  6. ^ musicOMH review at the Wayback Machine (archived July 16, 2006)
  7. ^ Okayplayer review
  8. ^ PopMatters review
  9. ^ Rolling Stone review at the Wayback Machine (archived May 7, 2008)
  10. ^ Stylus Magazine review
  11. ^ M&C Musik Reportagen: Dashboard Confessional - Ehrlich egoistisch
  12. ^ http://www.amazon.de/dp/B000S9VSAO German edition of Dusk and Summer
  13. ^ "India.Arie's 'Testimony' Debuts At No. 1". Billboard. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Dashboard Confessional Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Dashboard Confessional. Prometheus Global Media.
  15. ^ "Dashboard Confessional Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Dashboard Confessional. Prometheus Global Media.
  16. ^ "Dashboard Confessional Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Dashboard Confessional. Prometheus Global Media.

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