Hanging On by a Thread

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Hanging On by a Thread
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Studio album by The Letter Black
Released May 4, 2010
Genre
Length 44:39
Label Tooth & Nail
Producer Toby Wright, Rob Hawkings, Travis Wyrick
The Letter Black chronology
Breaking the Silence EP
(2009)Breaking the Silence EP2009
Hanging On by a Thread
(2010)
Rebuild
(2013)Rebuild2013
Singles from Hanging On by a Thread (2010)
  1. "Best of Me"
    Released: Fall 2009
  2. "Hanging On by a Thread"
    Released: Winter 2009
  3. "Believe"
    Released: September 8, 2010[1]
  4. "Fire with Fire"
    Released: February 28, 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Alpha Omega News (B+)[3]
Corezine.net 9/10 stars[4]
The Christian Manifesto (3.25/5)[5]
TheChristianRock20 4/5 stars[6]
Christian Music Zine (B-)[7]
Jesusfreakhideout.com 2/5 stars[8]
The New Review 4/5 stars[9]
RockTheCross.net 7.5/10 stars[10]
UltimateGuitar.com (8.7/10)[11]

Hanging On by a Thread is the second album by The Letter Black. It is their first album to be released on Tooth & Nail Records and their first album to not be released independently. The album was released on May 4, 2010, and has sold over 60,000 copies in the United States by 2011.[12]

The album entered the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart at No. 10.

Track listing[edit]

This album includes "Moving On", "Hanging On by a Thread" and "Best of Me" from the Breaking the Silence EP.

No. Title Length
1. "Fire with Fire" 3:06
2. "Invisible" 3:20
3. "Hanging on by a Thread" 3:03
4. "Believe" 4:01
5. "There'll Come a Day" 3:23
6. "My Disease" 2:56
7. "I'm Just Fine" 2:50
8. "Best of Me" 3:46
9. "All I Want" 3:21
10. "Moving On" 3:39
11. "More to This" 4:21
12. "Care Too Much" 3:22
13. "Wounded" 3:25
Total length: 43:39
Deluxe edition
No. Title Length
14. "Useless Alibis" 3:04
15. "Collapse" 3:37
16. "While You're Away" 4:45
17. "Away From Me" 3:37
18. "Perfect" 4:03
Total length: 19:06

Singles[edit]

The title track was released from the "Breaking the Silence EP" in 2009 and it charted at No. 10 on Christianrock.net. [13] The second single, "Best of Me", charted in the Top 20 on the Weekend 22 chart.[14] The third single from the album, "Believe", was released in September 2010.[1] The band made a music video for "Hanging on by a Thread", which shows the band playing in a cluttered room. The band released a "Believe" music video on iTunes on November 17, 2010, which shows the band playing in a dark room, with screenshots of the silhouette of a cellist, and the band's lead singer, Sarah Anthony, escaping a dark room through a standalone door that leads into the light. The next single, "Fire With Fire", was released in February 2011 with an accompanying music video.[15]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[16] 183

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Future Releases for Christian Radio Stations". Allaccess.com. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ Apar, Andrew. "Hanging On by a Thread - The Letter Black". AllMusic. 
  3. ^ review, Alpha Omega News Archived July 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Corezine.net review Archived April 8, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ review, The Christian Manifesto Archived July 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Album Review: Hanging On By A ThreadBy The Letter Black «  Christian Rock 20". 
  7. ^ "review". Christian Music Zine. [dead link]
  8. ^ "The Letter Black, "Hanging On By A Thread"". Jesusfreakhideout.com. 
  9. ^ review, The NewReview Archived April 26, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ RockTheCross.net review Archived May 11, 20101, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ "Hanging On By A Thread". UltimateGuitar.com. 
  12. ^ "The Letter Black Releases Vol. 1 of Limited Edition Set". Hangout.altsounds.com. March 22, 2011. Archived from the original on March 25, 2011. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Top 30 songs of the week and most requested songs of the week". Christianrock.net. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Weekend 22 chart". Weekend 22. January 16, 2010. Retrieved January 18, 2010. 
  15. ^ "The Letter Black - Fire With Fire". January 29, 2011. Retrieved February 20, 2012 – via YouTube. 
  16. ^ "The Letter Black Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.