Full Circle (Creed album)

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Full Circle
Studio album by Creed
Released October 27, 2009
(See release history)
Recorded Nashville, Tennessee, June – July 2009[1][2]
Genre Alternative metal, hard rock, post-grunge
Length 50:47
Label Wind-Up
Producer Howard Benson[3]
Creed chronology
Weathered
(2001)
Full Circle
(2009)
Singles from Full Circle
  1. "Overcome"
    Released: August 25, 2009
  2. "Rain"
    Released: October 6, 2009
  3. "A Thousand Faces[4]"
    Released: January 11, 2010

Full Circle is the fourth studio album by the American rock band Creed, released on October 27, 2009.[5] It was Creed's first release since disbanding in 2004, prior to the release of their Greatest Hits album, and was their first studio album in eight years (since Weathered), as well as their first with their original bass guitarist Brian Marshall in almost exactly a decade. It is also their first album with a title track that was not selected as a single. (Human Clay did not have a direct title track, but "Say I" had the album title in its lyrics.) The record was produced by Howard Benson. The album was completed on July 31, 2009, as announced by Scott Stapp. Four days later, the album cover was revealed through the band's official e-news. The album received mixed reviews.

Touring[edit]

The 2009 Creed Reunion Tour began on August 6 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and concluded on October 20, 2009, in Hidalgo, Texas. Originally, Flyleaf and Fuel were to be the opening bands, but the New Zealand band Like A Storm and Hoobastank opened for Creed in the first leg of the concert, while Lo-Pro and Staind opened for the second leg, with Saliva doing the last five dates and Like a Storm returning near the end of the tour.[citation needed] This reunion tour featured all of the original members of the band as well as the former Submersed guitarist Eric Friedman, a friend of Mark Tremonti's who performed rhythm guitars and backing vocals. The band played five songs ("Overcome", "Rain", "Bread of Shame", "Full Circle" and "A Thousand Faces") from their album Full Circle, as well as old hits throughout the tour.

On October 24, 2009, it was confirmed by Scott Phillips that Creed was to go on a world tour in April 2010, starting in Australia and New Zealand tour, followed by South America, Europe and Canada/North America.[6] The tour dates were released on April 19, 2010.[7]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 2/5 stars [8]
Allmusic 2/5 stars [9]
Rock Hard 8/10 stars[10]
Entertainment Weekly (B) [11]
IGN (6.9/10) [12]
TuneLab Music 9.5/10 stars [13]
Ultimate Guitar Archive (8.9/10)
The Metal Forge 8/10 stars [14]

Full Circle received mixed to positive reviews. Critics stated that they appreciate the "new, heavier, darker side of Creed". They also said that the band had matured and became "Full Circle".[citation needed]

Full Circle debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, selling 111,000 copies in its first week.[15][16]

Album title[edit]

The title of the album involves the instrumental band members coming "full circle" with Scott Stapp to reform the band. The title track is about the reunion and how it feels to be together as a band again.[17]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Scott Stapp, all music composed by Mark Tremonti.

No. Title Length
1. "Overcome"   3:47
2. "Bread of Shame"   3:56
3. "A Thousand Faces"   4:54
4. "Suddenly"   3:31
5. "Rain"   3:27
6. "Away in Silence"   4:40
7. "Fear"   4:05
8. "On My Sleeve"   4:14
9. "Full Circle"   4:08
10. "Time"   5:55
11. "Good Fight"   3:55
12. "The Song You Sing"   4:08
Total length:
50:06

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
2009 The Billboard 200 2
Tastemaker albums 10
Rock Albums 1
Alternative Albums 1
Hard Rock Albums 1
Canadian Albums 8
Digital Albums 2

Singles[edit]

Year Title Hot 100 Main. Rock Alt. Rock Rock Songs
2009 "Overcome" 73 [18] 1 22 [19] 1 [20]
"Rain" 91 [21] - - -
2010 "A Thousand Faces" 79 21 - -

Personnel[edit]

Band
Other

Release history[edit]

Region Release date Label
United States October 27, 2009 Wind-up
Australia November 7, 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ CREED Drummer Interviewed On Orlando's REAL RADIO 104.1; Audio Available - May 1, 2009
  2. ^ CREED Getting Ready To Hit Studio - May 22, 2009
  3. ^ Creed to record with Howard Benson
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Forum - New Releases - January 2010 (General: Latest Music News)". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2011-08-07. 
  5. ^ Herndon, Jessica (April 27, 2009). "Band Creed Reunites for New Album". People. Retrieved 1 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Creed To Launch 2010 World Tour | tunelab™". Tunelab.com. Retrieved 2011-08-07. 
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ Grierson, Tim [2] about.com
  9. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Full Circle - Review. Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-10-27.
  10. ^ Albrecht, Frank. "Rock Hard". issue 271. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  11. ^ Pastorek, Whitney (October 28, 2009). "Review: Full Circle". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  12. ^ Linder, Brian [3] ign.com Retrieved 2009-10-27
  13. ^ Nick (October 27, 2009). "Album Review: Creed - ‘Full Circle’". TuneLab. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  14. ^ "Review - Creed - Full Circle". The Metal Forge. Retrieved 2011-08-07. 
  15. ^ Caulfield, Keith. The album has sold over 1,000,000 copies to date.[when?] "Michael Jackson Hits No. 1 on Billboard 200 with This Is It". billboard.com. November 4, 2009.
  16. ^ "dgsource.com". dgsource.com. Retrieved 2011-08-07. 
  17. ^ Greene, Andy (April 27, 2009). "Creed’s Scott Stapp Calls Reunion "A Renewing and a Rebirth"". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 31 August 2009. 
  18. ^ Ben-Yehuda, Ayala; Pietroluongo, Silvio; Caulfield, Keith; Trust, Gary (2009-09-06). Pearl Jam Posts Week's Highest Hot 100 Debut, Peas Stay On Top. Billboard.com.
  19. ^ Creed Chart History - Alternative Songs. Billboard.com.
  20. ^ Creed Chart History - Rock Songs. Billboard.com.
  21. ^ Creed Chart History - Hot 100. Billboard.com