Welcome to Discovery Park

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Welcome to Discovery Park
Studio album by Brad
Released August 13, 2002
Recorded May 2001 – March 2002 at Studio Litho and Studio X, Seattle, Washington
Genre Alternative rock
Length 58:20
Language English
Label Redline
Producer Brad, Skip Drinkwater, Phil Nicolo
Brad chronology
Interiors
(1997)
Welcome to Discovery Park
(2002)
Best Friends?
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Welcome to Discovery Park is the third studio album by the American rock band Brad. It was released on August 13, 2002 through Redline Records.

Overview[edit]

The album's recording sessions took place from May 2001 to March 2002 at Studio Litho and Studio X in Seattle, Washington. Studio Litho is owned by guitarist Stone Gossard. The recording of Welcome to Discovery Park saw contributions from Mike Berg, who had taken over as the touring bassist for Jeremy Toback.[2] Most of the album was produced by the band members themselves, although they also worked with producers Phil Nicolo and Skip Drinkwater. The album was mixed by Nicolo, Drinkwater, and Matt Bayles. The album's cover art was photographed by Bruce Tom. The album mixes the rawness of the band's debut, Shame, with the more polished, produced sound of the band's second album, Interiors. The album charted at number 46 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart. Bradley Torreano of Allmusic called it "another quality album that still leaves the listener hungry overall for some better songs."[1] Outtakes from the recording sessions for Welcome to Discovery Park were included on the 2005 compilation album, Brad vs Satchel.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Shawn Smith, except where noted, all music composed by Smith, except where noted.

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Brothers and Sisters"       5:35
2. "Shinin'"       4:21
3. "Drop it Down"     Stone Gossard 4:17
4. "Never Let Each Other Down"       4:00
5. "If You Could Make it Good"       4:50
6. "Revolution"     Regan Hagar 3:38
7. "Takin' it Easy"       3:11
8. "Sheepish"   Gossard Gossard 4:11
9. "All is One"     Mike Berg 4:32
10. "Couch T-bone"     Berg, Gossard, Hagar, Smith 3:56
11. "La, La, La"       3:50
12. "Yes, You Are"       5:29
13. "Arrakis"     Berg 6:30
European bonus tracks

All songs written and composed by Gossard, Hagar, Smith, and Berg. 

No. Title Length
14. "It ain't easy"   3:18
15. "Make me crazy"   4:14

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
US Billboard Top Heatseekers[4] 46

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Torreano, Bradley. "allmusic ((( Welcome to Discovery Park > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved May 20, 2009. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas and Torreano, Bradley. "Brad". Allmusic. Retrieved on January 31, 2009.
  3. ^ Gumbuoy. "Hang Out In Discovery Park With Brad". fasterlouder.com.au. September 27, 2005.
  4. ^ "Brad – Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-11-13.