All in Good Time (Barenaked Ladies album)
|All in Good Time|
|Studio album by|
|Released||March 23, 2010|
|Recorded||19 May–24 July 2009|
|Producer||Michael Phillip Wojewoda|
|Barenaked Ladies chronology|
|Singles from All in Good Time|
All In Good Time is the ninth full-length original-material studio album by Barenaked Ladies (the eighth, if Barenaked Ladies Are Me and Barenaked Ladies Are Men are considered as one double-album). All In Good Time was released on 23 March 2010 in Canada, and 30 March 2010 in the United States. It is the first album recorded following the departure of founding member Steven Page in February 2009, and the band's second album recorded as a four-piece (their 1996 album Born on a Pirate Ship was recorded between the departure of original keyboardist Andy Creeggan and the arrival of his replacement Kevin Hearn).
"You Run Away" was the first single released from the album, released on 10 January 2010. "Every Subway Car" was released on US and Canadian iTunes on 23 February both as a preview track if the album is pre-ordered, and as a stand-alone purchase. It was later released as the second single from the album, recut as a duet with Erin McCarley.
The band came to the table with 27 written songs, with 18 making the cut to be recorded. With Page's departure, Hearn and bassist Jim Creeggan filled the void by contributing a comparatively greater share of lead vocals than on previous albums. Ed Robertson, who had contributed lead vocals equally with Page, sings lead on 10 of the 18 recorded songs, while Hearn and Creeggan sing on five and three respectively. Drummer Tyler Stewart also lent significant vocals to "Four Seconds".
After founding member Steven Page announced his departure from Barenaked Ladies to pursue a solo career in February 2009, the band posted a message on their website indicating that the remaining members would continue recording and touring together as Barenaked Ladies.
The band began recording the new album with producer Michael Phillip Wojewoda on 19 May 2009, and documented their rehearsal and recording process through their Twitter account. Primary recording was done at Canterbury Studios in Toronto, with additional recording done at Jim Creeggan's home. Recording ended on 24 July, and Bob Clearmountain finished mixing the 18 recorded tracks on 30 July. The final album consisting of 13 songs (later changed to 14) was sequenced and mastered on 13 August. In August, Robertson indicated the possibility of releasing an EP composed of the songs that did not make the cut for the final album.
The band announced on 6 January 2010 that it had signed an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement with EMI Label Services through its new label Raisin' Records, which replaces its previous label, Desperation Records, used from its break with Reprise Records in 2004 until the departure of Page in 2009.
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The standard album contains fourteen tracks. This version is available in physical CD format, digital download, as well as a vinyl version made available through the band's webstore on 14 April 2010. The vinyl version, however, does not include the songs "I Have Learned" and "How Long". This was done to fit the album on one vinyl record rather than releasing as a double-LP.
Four songs were recorded but not included on the standard album: "All In Good Time", "Moonstone", "She Turned Away", and "Let There Be Light". Three of these tracks are retailer-exclusive bonus tracks, while the latter was an exclusive bonus for purchasers of concert tickets on the tours following the album's release. The band's management indicated that these tracks would ultimately be available for separate purchase after a period of time. However, as of 2017, they have not been released.
A limited edition physical version of the album is available in Canada, and is exclusively available in the United States through f.y.e. music stores (though Amazon.com offers it as an import from Canada) This edition includes a T-shirt of the cover photo and a bonus disc containing live acoustic versions of two of the album's songs from a radio performance.
|1.||"You Run Away"||Ed Robertson||Ed Robertson||4:22|
|2.||"Summertime"||Ed Robertson, Ian LeFeuvre||Ed Robertson||3:51|
|3.||"Another Heartbreak"||Kevin Hearn||Kevin Hearn||3:23|
|4.||"Four Seconds"||Ed Robertson, Ian LeFeuvre||Ed Robertson, Tyler Stewart||2:44|
|5.||"On the Lookout"||Jim Creeggan||Jim Creeggan||3:31|
|6.||"Ordinary"||Ed Robertson||Ed Robertson||4:09|
|7.||"I Have Learned"||Ed Robertson||Ed Robertson||3:06|
|8.||"Every Subway Car"||Ed Robertson||Ed Robertson||3:49|
|9.||"Jerome"||Kevin Hearn||Kevin Hearn||3:22|
|10.||"How Long"||Ed Robertson||Ed Robertson||3:39|
|11.||"Golden Boy"||Ed Robertson||Ed Robertson||3:13|
|12.||"I Saw It"||Jim Creeggan||Jim Creeggan||3:50|
|13.||"The Love We're In"||Ed Robertson||Ed Robertson||2:42|
|14.||"Watching the Northern Lights"||Kevin Hearn||Kevin Hearn||4:27|
|15.||"Another Heartbreak" (Acoustic)||Hearn||Hearn||3:18|
|16.||"Four Seconds" (Acoustic)||Robertson||Robertson||2:58|
|16.||"All in Good Time"||Hearn||Hearn||3:09|
|17.||"Let There Be Light"||Hearn||Hearn||3:03|
|18.||"She Turned Away"||Creeggan||Creeggan||4:03|
- Ed Robertson – lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass, drums, percussion, synthesizer, background vocals
- Kevin Hearn – lead vocal on 3, 9, and 14, piano, synthesizers, keyboards, celeste, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, banjo, accordion, harmonica, background vocals
- Jim Creegan – lead vocal on 5 and 12, double bass, electric bass, electric guitar, cello, piano, string arrangements, background vocals
- Tyler Stewart – drums, percussion, background vocals
- Michael Phillip Wojewoda – additional vocals and percussion
- Ian LeFeuvre – guitar on 4
- Jeff Nelsen – horn on 9
- Erin McCarley – vocals
- String quartet on 5, 12
- Aya Miyagawa – 1st violin
- Gregory Campbell – 2nd violin
- Capella Sherwood – viola
- Amy Laing – cello
- Production/Engineering: Michael Phillip Wojewoda
- Engineering/Digital editing: Kenny Luong
- Additional Engineering: Jeremy Darby
- Mixing: Bob Clearmountain
- Mix Assistance: Brandon Duncan
- Mastering: Ted Jensen
- Art Direction/Design: Chris Bellheimer
- Photography: James Minchin III
- Clock Photograph: Kevin Hearn
- Direction: Jordan Feldstein/Rich Egan (CAM8)
- Business Management: Kenna Danyliw/Mann Chartered Accountants
Two singles were released from All in Good Time. "You Run Away", the lead single, achieved moderate success, becoming the band's highest-charting song in Canada since 2000's "Pinch Me". "Every Subway Car" was released as a single, but did not chart.
|"You Run Away"|
|"Every Subway Car"
|2010||Canadian Albums||3|
|2010||Billboard 200||23|
|2010||Digital Albums||4|
|2010||Independent Albums||1|
|2010||Rock Albums||2|
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