Arrivals & Departures

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Arrivals & Departures
VR350.jpg
Studio album by Silverstein
Released July 3, 2007
Recorded March 2007
Genre Post-hardcore, emo
Length 42:01
Label Victory
Producer Mark Trombino
Silverstein chronology
18 Candles: The Early Years
(2006)
Arrivals & Departures
(2007)
A Shipwreck in the Sand
(2009)
Singles from Arrivals & Departures
  1. "If You Could See into My Soul"
    Released: June 26, 2007
  2. "Still Dreaming"
    Released: May 5, 2008

Arrivals & Departures is the third studio album by the Canadian post-hardcore band Silverstein. It was released on July 3, 2007, on Victory. Silverstein promoted the album with music videos for the tracks "If You Could See Into My Soul" and "Still Dreaming".

Background and recording[edit]

Following touring the U.S. on The Never Shave Again tour in November 2006, Silverstein announced they planned to work on a new album in 2007.[1] Throughout the winter, the band spent time writing songs.[2]

The band began recording Arrivals & Departures with producer Mark Trombino in March 2007.[2] Guitarist Josh Bradford said Trombino's production style went well with the band's vision.[3] The album was influenced by Alexisonfire's Crisis (2006).[4] Rob Sayce of Rock Sound said the band followed Alexisonfire lead and moved away from their roots "in search of a more focused approach".[4] As a result, the album alienated some of the band's fans.[4]

Release[edit]

As Arrivals & Departues was announced on May 15, 2007, the track listing and artwork was revealed.[6] On June 1, "Sound of the Sun" was made available for streaming.[7] "If You Could See into My Soul" was made available for streaming on June 19,[8] before being released to radio a week later.[9] From mid June to mid September, the group went a U.S. tour with Rise Against and Comeback Kid.[8] Arrivals & Departues was initially planned for release in May[1] before eventually being released on July 3 through Victory.[10][nb 1] A Best Buy edition of the album featured two bonus tracks: "Rain Will Fall" and "Falling Down".[nb 2] A 7" vinyl, featuring "If You Could See into My Soul", was available to those who pre-ordered the album;[10] limited to 3,500 copies.[12][nb 3] The B-side features an etching of the album's artwork.[13]

On July 19, a music video was released for "If You Could See Into My Soul".[14] In October and November, the group went on a headlining tour of the U.S. with support from From Autumn to Ashes, Strike Anywhere, A Day to Remember and Dance Gavin Dance.[15] "Still Dreaming" was released as a promo single on May 5, 2008.[16]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (73%) [17]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[18]
MammothPress.com 4/10 stars [19]

While the album gained many positive reviews, many fans felt let down by the album, as it showed a change in style from post-hardcore to a more conventional rock-based sound.[20][21] Alternative Press listed the album as one of the most anticipated albums of the year.[3]

The album debuted at number 25 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 27,000 copies in its first week.[22]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and performed by Silverstein, with specific writers for each track.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sound of the Sun" Shane Told 3:19
2. "Bodies and Words" Told 3:13
3. "If You Could See into My Soul" Neil Boshart, Told 3:59
4. "Worlds Apart" Told 4:06
5. "My Disaster" Boshart, Told 3:48
6. "Still Dreaming" Boshart, Told 3:55
7. "The Sand Will Turn to Glass" Told 2:52
8. "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow" Josh Bradford, Told 3:33
9. "Vanity and Greed" Boshart, Told 3:59
10. "Love with Caution" Bradford, Told 3:27
11. "True Romance" Bradford, Told 5:50
Total length: 42:01
Bonus tracks

Personnel[edit]

Silverstein
Additional personnel & production

Chart positions[edit]

References[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ U.S. Victory VR350[11]
  2. ^ U.S. Victory VR379
  3. ^ U.S. Victory V3501
Citations
  1. ^ a b Canoe inc. "CANOE - JAM! Silverstein: Silverstein set to record new album". canoe.com. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Silverstein to record new LP with Mark Trombino, tour Mexico". Alternative Press. January 31, 2007. Retrieved August 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Canoe inc. "CANOE - JAM! Silverstein: Post-punks Silverstein unbound". canoe.com. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c Sayce 2015, p. 32
  5. ^ Silverstein (2009). A Shipwreck in the Sand (DVD). Victory. Event occurs at 40:00. VR513. 
  6. ^ "Silverstein reveal new album's title, cover art, tracklisting - Alternative Press". Alternative Press. Retrieved May 18, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Silverstein post first song from Arrivals & Departures". Alternative Press. June 1, 2007. Retrieved August 21, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Silverstein post first single from Arrivals & Departures". Alternative Press. June 19, 2007. Retrieved August 24, 2016. 
  9. ^ "AllAccess.com Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. June 19, 2007. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "Best Of The Rest" 2007, p. 22
  11. ^ "Silverstein Releases". Victory Records. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  12. ^ If You Could See into My Soul (A-side label). Silverstein. Victory. 2007. V3501. 
  13. ^ "Silverstein announce in-store gig make-up date.". Alternative Press. July 25, 2007. Retrieved August 25, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Silverstein release "If You Could See Into My Soul" video". Alternative Press. July 19, 2007. Retrieved August 25, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Silverstein to tour w/From Autumn to Ashes, Strike Anywhere". Alternative Press. August 5, 2007. Retrieved August 25, 2016. 
  16. ^ Still Dreaming (Sleeve). Silverstein. Victory. 2008. none. 
  17. ^ "AbsolutePunk review". Absolutepunk.net. 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  18. ^ Prato, Greg. "Arrivals & Departures - Silverstein | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 3 October 2011. 
  19. ^ "MammothPress review". Mammothpress.com. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  20. ^ "Arrivals & Departures Review | Silverstein | Compact Discs | Reviews @". Ultimate-guitar.com. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  21. ^ "Silverstein - Arrivals & Departures Review from". Music Emissions. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  22. ^ Katie Hasty, "T.I. Is Top Dog Again On The Billboard 200", Billboard.com, July 11, 2007.
  23. ^ "Silverstein - Chart history (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Silverstein - Chart history (Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Silverstein - Chart history (Digital Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Silverstein - Chart history (Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  27. ^ "Silverstein - Chart history (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Silverstein - Chart history (Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  29. ^ "Silverstein - Chart history (Independent Albums (Year end))". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
Sources
  • "Best Of The Rest". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 119 (26). June 30, 2007. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  • Sayce, Rob (August 2015). Bird, Ryan, ed. "Hall of Fame: 'Crisis' Alexisonfire". Rock Sound. London: Freeway Press Inc. (202). ISSN 1465-0185. 

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