Rain or Shine (O.A.R. album)

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Rain or Shine
Rain or Shine album cover
Live album by O.A.R.
Released January 12, 2010
Recorded June 18 and 19, 2009
Genre Rock
Length 4:01:44[1]
Label Everfine/Atlantic[1]
Producer O.A.R.
O.A.R. chronology
All Sides
(2008)All Sides2008
Rain or Shine
(2010)
King
(2011)King2011
O.A.R. Live Album chronology
Live from Madison Square Garden
(2007) Live from Madison Square Garden2007
Rain or Shine
(2010) Rain or Shine2010
Live on Red Rocks
(2012) Live on Red Rocks2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Alternative Addiction 4/5 stars[3]

Rain or Shine is a live album by O.A.R. which was recorded on June 18 and June 19, 2009[1] at Charter One Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. The live album includes all 37 tracks that were played during those two nights on a four–disc set with over four hours of music. Released on January 12, 2010, Rain or Shine is O.A.R.'s tenth released album, and fourth released live album.[4]

Openers scheduled for the two shows were Robert Randolph and the Family Band (night one) and The Wailers (night two), however, because of the horrible weather on the second night, the Wailers did not play at all. Robert Randolph was a guest performer on his steel pedal guitar for the song "Fool in the Rain" on night one, which is a song originally written by Led Zeppelin.

On the second night, O.A.R. almost cancelled the show because of the rain and lightning. After a two-hour delay, Marc Roberge (lead vocals, guitar) said that they were literally minutes from calling the whole thing off but then they heard the fans chanting in the parking lot and they decided to have the show.[citation needed] The lightning let up, but the rain continued intermittently throughout the night. O.A.R. was able to perform a full set, despite having to make changes to their stage set-up because of the effect of the weather.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

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Personnel[edit]

O. A. R.

  • Chris Culos - drums, percussion
  • Jerry DePizzo - saxophone, electric guitar, percussion, background vocals
  • Benj Gershman - bass guitar
  • Richard On - lead guitar, background vocals
  • Marc Roberge - lead vocals, acoustic and electric rhythm guitars

Additional Musicians

  • Mikel Paris - keyboards, percussion, vocals
  • Robert Randolph of the Family Band - steel pedal guitar on "Fool In The Rain"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "O.A.R. - Rain Or Shine (2010)". mp3 Passion. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Monger, Christopher. "Allmusic album review". Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rain or Shine Review at Alternative Addiction". February 13, 2010. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rain Or Shine (LIVE)". Amazon. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Rain Or Shine O.A.R. CD (Standard Edition)". Retrieved 4 August 2010.