Dissonance (album)

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Dissonance
Enuffznuff Dissonance Japan.jpg
Studio album by Enuff Z'Nuff
Released April 22, 2009
Recorded 2006 - 2009
Genre Hard rock, power pop
Length 45:16
Label King Records (Japan)
Rock Candy / Grind That Axe (UK)
Producer Vinnie Castaldo and Enuff Z'Nuff
Enuff Z'Nuff chronology
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(2004)
Dissonance
(2010)
Clowns Lounge
(2016)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Classic Rock 8/10 stars [2]
RevelationZ 8/10 stars [3]
Hard Rock Hideout 8/10 stars [4]

Dissonance is the 12th studio album from the band Enuff Z'Nuff. The album reunites singers/songwriters Donnie Vie and Chip Z'Nuff after Vie's hiatus from the band of several years. Original sessions for the album started in 2006, prompted by the band's possible inclusion in a pilot episode for the VH-1 show "Bands on the Run." [5] Songs from these initial sessions, bootlegged as Lost In Vegas by fans, would be later reworked for the official release of Dissonance.[6] Several songs on the CD feature past Ozzy Osbourne/Badlands guitarist Jake E. Lee.

A limited edition of Dissonance was first sold in the U.S. at the Rocklahoma festival on July 10, 2008, featuring 9 tracks. Dissonance was officially released April 22, 2009 in Japan and on July 19, 2010 in the U.K. The U.K. edition features the bonus tracks "Code Red" and "Run For Your Life."[7]

Initially planned as a DVD release, a 2-CD live album of Enuff Z'Nuff's Japanese tour of Dissonance was created. Titled Live And Peace, it was released in Japan through King Records in December 2009.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Donnie Vie and Chip Z'Nuff, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Dissonance" 5:35
2. "Fine Line" 3:21
3. "Lazy Dazy" 3:19
4. "Roll Away" 3:40
5. "High" 4:46
6. "Altered States" 3:12
7. "Playground" 4:04
8. "Sometimes" 4:13
9. "Joni Lynn" 4:07
10. "Chicago" 4:20
Bonus tracks
No. Title Length
11. "Code Red (Previously Unreleased Studio Outtake)" 4:00
12. "When Doves Cry" (Prince) 4:40
13. "Run For Your Life (Previously Unreleased Studio Outtake)" (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) 2:42

Personnel[edit]

  • Donnie Vie – Vocals, Guitars, Piano
  • Chip Z'Nuff – Vocals, Bass Guitar
  • Jake E. Lee - Lead Guitar
  • Vinnie Castaldo - Drums

Release history[edit]

Country Release date
Japan April 22, 2009
United Kingdom July 19, 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ CD review for Dissonance allmusic. Accessed July 9, 2011.
  2. ^ Classic Rock Magazine. August 2010 Issue.
  3. ^ Dissonance Review[permanent dead link] Revalationz.net. Accessed July 9, 2011.
  4. ^ Dissonance Review hardrockhideout.com. Accessed July 28, 2011.
  5. ^ Yuppiepunk - What Ever Became Of The Bands On 'Bands On The Run'? Retrieved on 2011-5-14.
  6. ^ rateyourmusic.com - Lost In Vegas Bootleg. Retrieved on 2011-5-14.
  7. ^ Rock Candy Records Press Release for Dissonance. Archived May 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2011-5-14.