Let It Go (The Clarks album)

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Let It Go
Clarks let it go.jpg
Studio album by The Clarks
Released June 20, 2000
Genre Rock
Length 47:18
Label Razor & Tie
Producer Justin Niebank
The Clarks chronology
Live
(1998)
Let It Go
(2000)
Strikes and Gutters
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 5/5 stars link

Let It Go is the long-awaited fifth studio album by Pittsburgh band The Clarks, released on June 20, 2000. The album outsold many major national releases in the Pittsburgh area and generated huge local radio hits. The release was the band's first on Razor & Tie, the New York-based minor rock label. Let It Go has been critically acclaimed, despite being unknown to rock fans in most parts of the country. However, the success of the album's singles in the Pittsburgh market led to their spread to audiences in nearby Cleveland and Central Pennsylvania.

"Let It Go" actually made several national appearances, although it did not bolster the song's national popularity. It appeared in the 2001 Warner Bros. film Summer Catch. It was also played during the closing credits of each episode of The Anna Nicole Show on the E! Network.

The track "Born Too Late" originally appeared on frontman Scott Blasey's 1999 solo album, Shine, but was then reworked by the entire band for its appearance on this album.

Personnel[edit]

  • Scott Blasey – lead and background vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Rob James – lead guitar, electric sitar, background vocals
  • Greg Joseph – bass, background vocals, lead vocal on "Butterflies and Airplanes"
  • Dave Minarik – drums, percussion, background vocals

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Snowman"* – 4:18
  2. "I'm a Fool" – 3:52
  3. "Better Off Without You"** – 4:36
  4. "Born Too Late" – 3:17
  5. "Let It Go" – 3:24
  6. "Chasin' Girls" – 3:50
  7. "Flame" – 4:46
  8. "Butterflies and Airplanes"* – 3:47
  9. "Think of England"* – 3:42
  10. "Highwire" – 3:04
  11. "The Letter" – 4:36
  12. "If Memory Serves" – 4:06

Music and Lyrics by Scott Blasey, except "Snowman", "Butterflies and Airplanes", and "Think of England" by Greg Joseph, and "Better Off Without You," Music by Rob James, Lyrics by Scott Blasey (Verses and Bridge) and Rob James (Chorus).