Rain or Shine (O.A.R. album)

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Rain or Shine
Rain or Shine album cover
Live album by O.A.R.
Released January 12, 2010
Recorded June 18 and 19, 2009
Genre Rock
Length 4:01:44[1]
Label Everfine/Atlantic[1]
Producer O.A.R.
O.A.R. chronology
All Sides
(2008)
Rain or Shine
(2010)
King
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Alternative Addiction 4/5 stars[3]

Rain or Shine is a live album by O.A.R. which was recorded on June 18 and June 19, 2009[1] at Charter One Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. The live album includes all 37 tracks that were played during those two nights on a four–disc set with over four hours of music. Released on January 12, 2010, Rain or Shine is O.A.R.'s tenth released album, and fourth released live album.[4]

Openers scheduled for the two shows were Robert Randolph and the Family Band (night one) and The Wailers (night two), however, because of the horrible weather on the second night, the Wailers did not play at all. Robert Randolph was a guest performer on his steel pedal guitar for the song "Fool in the Rain" on night one, which is a song originally written by Led Zeppelin.[citation needed]

On the second night, O.A.R. almost cancelled the show because of the rain and lightning. After a two-hour delay, Marc Roberge (lead vocals, guitar) said that they were literally minutes from calling the whole thing off but then they heard the fans chanting in the parking lot and they decided to have the show.[citation needed] The lightning let up, but the rain continued intermittently throughout the night. O.A.R. was able to perform a full set, despite having to make changes to their stage set-up because of the effect of the weather.[citation needed]

Track list[edit]

Night one[edit]

Disc one[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "About Mr. Brown"   6:40
2. "Living in the End"   4:13
3. "Right on Time"   6:08
4. "So Moved"   7:49
5. "Risen"   4:06
6. "Dinner Last Night"   4:41
7. "Tonight"   4:52
8. "Conquering Fools"   5:21
9. "About an Hour Ago"   7:33

Disc two[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "I Feel Home" (acoustic) 6:46
2. "The Wanderer" (acoustic) 4:58
3. "Shattered (Turn the Car Around)" (acoustic) 4:54
4. "That Was a Crazy Game of Poker" (acoustic) 9:08
5. "On My Way"   5:58
6. "Black Rock"   5:58
7. "Lay Down"   7:23
8. "War Song"   7:44
9. "This Town"   6:28
10. "Fool in the Rain" (encore performance) 7:21
11. "Love and Memories" (encore performance) 5:23

Night two[edit]

Disc three[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Revisited"   6:33
2. "Night Shift"   3:54
3. "Someone in the Road"   3:33
4. "Whose Chariot?"   9:09
5. "King of the Thing"   4:25
6. "On Top of the Cage"   7:00
7. "Here's to You"   7:35
8. "Untitled"   7:54
9. "Hey Girl"   8:25

Disc four[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "What is Mine"   5:50
2. "Delicate Few"   8:25
3. "City on Down"   5:49
4. "Whatever Happened"   5:35
5. "Get Away"   8:40
6. "Rhythm of Your Shoes" (encore performance) 5:44
7. "Shattered (Turn the Car Around)" (encore performance) 5:04
8. "That Was a Crazy Game of Poker" (encore performance) 15:02

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Personnel[edit]

O. A. R.

  • Chris Culos - drums, percussion
  • Jerry DePizzo - saxophone, electric guitar, percussion, background vocals
  • Benj Gershman - bass guitar
  • Richard On - lead guitar, background vocals
  • Marc Roberge - lead vocals, acoustic and electric rhythm guitars

Additional Musicians

  • Mikel Paris - keyboards, percussion, vocals
  • Robert Randolph of the Family Band - steel pedal guitar on "Fool In The Rain"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "O.A.R. - Rain Or Shine (2010)". mp3 Passion. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Monger, Christopher. "Allmusic album review". Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rain or Shine Review at Alternative Addiction". February 13, 2010. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rain Or Shine (LIVE)". Amazon. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Rain Or Shine O.A.R. CD (Standard Edition)". Retrieved 4 August 2010.