V (Live album)

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Not to be confused with V Live.
V
Studio album by Live
Released November 18, 2001 (2001-11-18)
Recorded 11 AD Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre Post-grunge, hard rock
Length 52:31
Label Radioactive
Producer Live, Michael Railo, Alain Johannes
Live chronology
The Distance to Here
(1999)
V
(2001)
Birds of Pray
(2003)
Singles from V
  1. "Deep Enough"
    Released: 2001 (2001)
  2. "Simple Creed"
    Released: September 25, 2001 (2001-09-25)
  3. "Overcome"
    Released: December 11, 2001 (2001-12-11)
  4. "Like a Soldier"
    Released: 2002 (2002)
  5. "Forever May Not Be Long Enough"
    Released: 2002 (2002)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 60/100 [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]
Blender 2/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly C+ [3]
Q 2/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [4]
Spin (5/10) [1]

V is the fifth album by the band Live, released in 2001. It featured the singles "Simple Creed" and "Overcome", the latter of which received significant exposure following the September 11 attacks.

History[edit]

The collection of songs that became V was never intended to be released as an album. Guitarist Chad Taylor said, "The goal was to prepare songs for the next studio session. MCA got a hold of the material and pushed us to call it an album." The songs were originally going to be released free to fans as a collection called Ecstatic Fanatic.[5] V only reached number 22 on the album chart in the US and failed to attain gold status, despite reasonably positive reviews.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ed Kowalczyk, except where noted

  1. "Intro" – 0:37
  2. "Simple Creed" (Kowalczyk, Tricky) – 3:24
  3. "Deep Enough" – 3:19
  4. "Like a Soldier" – 3:12
  5. "People Like You" – 3:17
  6. "Transmit Your Love" – 4:35
  7. "Forever May Not Be Long Enough" (Kowalczyk, Glen Ballard) – 3:49
  8. "Call Me a Fool" – 2:38
  9. "Flow - 3:30
  10. "The Ride" – 3:54
  11. "Nobody Knows" – 4:26
  12. "OK?" – 3:11
  13. "Overcome" – 4:16
  14. "Hero of Love" – 5:12
  15. "Deep Enough" (remix, bonus track) – 3:11

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart Peak
UK Albums Chart 80 [6]
US Billboard 200 22 [7]
Canadian Albums Chart 5 [7]
Swiss Albums Chart 37 [8]
Austrian Albums Chart 24 [8]
Dutch Albums Chart 1 [8]
Belgian Flanders Albums Chart 2 [8]
Swedish Albums Chart 6 [8]
Finnish Albums Chart 23 [8]
Norwegian Albums Chart 1 [8]
Danish Albums Chart 22 [8]
Australian Albums Chart 1 [8]
New Zealand Albums Chart 1 [8]
German Albums Chart 17 [9]

Singles[edit]

Song Peak chart positions
US (M.R.) Aus Ned Bel (Fl)
"Simple Creed" [10][11] 18 43 18 4
"Overcome" [10][12] 30  — 3 2
"Forever May Not Be Long Enough" [13]  —  — 59 18
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
Preceded by
A Funk Odyssey by Jamiroquai
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
September 24 – October 7, 2001
Succeeded by
Beautiful Garbage by Garbage

Personnel[edit]

Live
Additional personnel
  • Adam Duritz – backing vocals on "Flow"
  • Alain Johannes – "Intro" concept, sitar on "The Ride", production
  • Adam Kowalczyk – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Michael "Railo" Railton – keyboards, backing vocals, production
  • Natasha Schneider – backing vocals on "People Like You"
  • Tricky – vocals on "Simple Creed"
  • Shawn Williams – bass guitar on "Flow"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Critic Reviews for V". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-05-02. 
  2. ^ Henderson, Alex. "V - Live". Allmusic.
  3. ^ Morgan, Laura (2001-09-21). "V Review". Entertainment Weekly. p. 84. Archived from the original on 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2012-05-03. 
  4. ^ Moon, Tom (2001-09-17). "Live: V : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-02-14. Retrieved 2012-05-02. 
  5. ^ "An Answer to a Question" All Things Chad Taylor (blog) - July 19, 2010
  6. ^ "Chart Log UK entry for Live" Chart Log UK
  7. ^ a b "V > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums" Allmusic
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Ultratop chart history for V" Ultratop
  9. ^ "Chartverfolgung / LIVE / Longplay" Musicline.de
  10. ^ a b "V > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles" Allmusic
  11. ^ "Ultratop entry for Simple Creed" Ultratop
  12. ^ "Ultratop entry for Overcome" Ultratop
  13. ^ "Ultratop entry for Forever May Not Be Long Enough" Ultratop

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