Nude (VAST album)

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Nude
Studio album by VAST
Released February 24, 2004
Recorded 2001-2002 in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Genre Alternative rock, industrial rock
Length 45:16 / 52:22 (EU Version)
Label 456 Entertainment / SPV
Producer Jon Crosby
VAST chronology
Music For People
(2000)
Nude
(2004)
A Complete Demonstration
(2005)

Nude is the third studio album by the band VAST, released on Carson Daly's independent label 456 Entertainment. It was released on February 24, 2004 and would be the last album not released on his own independent label, 2blossoms. The album is made up of remastered and remixed demos from the online Turquoise & Crimson releases.

A European version of the album was also released, which includes two bonus tracks and a sixteen page booklet housed in a cardboard slipcase. The bonus tracks included are Falling from the Sky (as track 13) and I Woke Up L.A. (as track 14).

With the release of Turquoise & Crimson (Retail Version), the album was made obsolete, because the double album featured all of the songs on Nude, remastered from their unfinished versions released online, and mixed with many new songs. Crosby marketed the album through his own independent label after his unhappiness with 456 Entertainment. He later claimed that releasing Nude on 456 Entertainment was a "disaster, and not a very good idea".

During the promotional phase of the album's release, the band played on Last Call with Carson Daly and sung their single "Thrown Away".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jon Crosby.

  1. "Turquoise" – 3:20
  2. "Thrown Away" – 4:01
  3. "Don't Take Your Love Away" – 4:57
  4. "Be With Me" – 3:54
  5. "Lost" – 4:01
  6. "Winter in My Heart" – 3:36
  7. "I Need to Say Goodbye" – 3:22
  8. "Japanese Fantasy" – 3:01
  9. "Ecstacy" – 3:34
  10. "Candle" – 3:28
  11. "I Can't Say No (To You)" – 4:19
  12. "Desert Garden" – 3:43

EU Version Track listing[edit]

  1. "Turquoise" – 3:20
  2. "Thrown Away" – 4:01
  3. "Don't Take Your Love Away" – 4:57
  4. "Be With Me" – 3:54
  5. "Lost" – 4:01
  6. "Winter in My Heart" – 3:36
  7. "I Need to Say Goodbye" – 3:22
  8. "Japanese Fantasy" – 3:01
  9. "Ecstacy" – 3:34
  10. "Candle" – 3:28
  11. "I Can't Say No (To You)" – 4:19
  12. "Desert Garden" – 3:43
  13. "Falling from the Sky" – 3:27
  14. "I Woke Up L.A." – 3:39

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Critical reception was mostly mixed, Allmusic noted that "his faraway vocal choirs and manipulated sound effects have the ability to evoke the unsettled tension that once tinged Lacuna Coil's dark electronic experiments...unfortunately these atmospheres deflate in the face of guitar-heavy modern rock appliques," and giving the album a 2.5 out of 5. The album has recently become a fan favorite and rarity after it was dropped out of print in recent years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loftus, Johnny. Nude (VAST album) at AllMusic