Slice (Five for Fighting album)

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Slice
Studio album by Five for Fighting
Released October 13, 2009
Recorded 2009
Genre Pop-rock
Label Aware
Wind-Up
Producer Five for Fighting
Gregg Wattenberg
Five for Fighting chronology
Two Lights
(2006)
Slice
(2009)
Bookmarks
(2013)
Singles from Slice
  1. "Chances"
    Released: July 21, 2009
  2. "Slice"
    Released: July 12, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (82%)[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Alternative Addiction 3/5 stars[3]
Melodic.net 3.5/5 stars[4]
Sputnikmusic (2.5/5)[5]

Slice is the fifth studio album by Five for Fighting, the stage name of American singer-songwriter John Ondrasik, released on October 13, 2009 by Aware Records and Wind-Up Records, his first album with WU. In May 2009, Ondrasik posted on his MySpace blog that the name of his forthcoming record will be taken from fan suggestions, and will be subsequently voted on to determine the winning album title.[6]

The first single from the new album, called "Chances", was released on July 21, 2009, as a digital download. It also debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #83 and at #12 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart on the week ending October 31, 2009. "Chances" can also be heard in the end credits of the 2009 film The Blind Side. It can also be heard in the first promotional commercial video of Idol Season 10.

Slice has sold approximately 30,000 during its stay on the Billboard 200.

On September 22, 2009, the music video for "Chances" was released on VH1.com. The music video shows the story of two teenagers falling in love, while Ondrasik narrates (sings) to the story. The video was directed by Steven Drypolcher (Beyoncé, Kanye West, Boys Like Girls) and produced by Partizan. The "Making of the Chances Music Video" is available on Amazon.com. David Campbell arranged the strings for "Chances", "Slice", and "Story".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Slice"
  2. "Note To An Unknown Soldier"
  3. "Tuesday"
  4. "Chances"
  5. "This Dance"
  6. "Above the Timberline"
  7. "Transfer"
  8. "Hope"
  9. "Story of Your Life"
  10. "Love Can't Change the Weather"
  11. "Augie Nieto"
  12. "Nowhere Bar" (iTunes exclusive track)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robson, Gregory (20 July 2010). "Five for Fighting - Slice - Album Review". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Slice - Five For Fighting". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 
  3. ^ Ryan (4 November 2009). "Review of 'Slice' by Five for Fighting". Alternative Addiction. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Winberg, Pär (2009). "Five For Fighting - Slice". Melodic.net. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  5. ^ boys, you wont (14 October 2009). "Five For Fighting - Slice (album review)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "New Album Title Contest". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2009-07-10.