Saving Abel (album)

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Saving Abel
SavingAbel2008albumCover.jpg
Studio album by Saving Abel
Released March 11, 2008
Recorded 2007
Genre Hard rock, post-grunge
Length 42:35
Label Virgin
Producer Skidd Mills
Saving Abel chronology
Saving Abel
(2008)
18 Days Tour EP
(2009)
Singles from Saving abel
  1. "Addicted"
    Released: April 3, 2008
  2. "18 Days"
    Released: October 13, 2008
  3. "Drowning (Face Down)"
    Released: May 1, 2009
  4. "New Tattoo"
    Released: September, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (90%)[1]
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Tunelab Music 9/10 stars[3]
Only Rock 3.5/5 stars[4]

Saving Abel is the debut studio album by American rock band Saving Abel. It was released on March 11, 2008 and produced by Skidd Mills, producer of their independently released album of the same name.

The album peaked at #49 on the Billboard 200, and was certified Gold by the RIAA on March 6, 2009.[5][6]

Track listing[edit]

Saving Abel
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "New Tattoo" Null 4:23
2. "Addicted" Mills, Null, Weeks 3:43
3. "She Got Over Me" Mills, Null, Wallen, Weeks 4:03
4. "18 Days" Null, Weeks 3:52
5. "Drowning (Face Down)" Mills, Null, Weeks 3:56
6. "In God's Eyes" Bartlett, Dixon, Null, Taylor, Weeks 3:56
7. "Sailed Away" Mills, Rimer, Weeks 4:19
8. "Beautiful Day" Mills, Null, Weeks 4:15
9. "Out of My Face" Bartlett, Null 3:41
10. "Running From You" Harris, Mills, Null, Weeks 3:29
11. "Beautiful You" Mills, Null, Weeks 2:52
Total length: 42:35

B-Sides[edit]

  • "Goodbye" - 4:07 ("Goodbye" is also on the 18 Days Tour EP)
  • "After All" - 3:16 ("After All" is also on NCIS Soundtrack.)

Singles[edit]

The first single off the album is "Addicted" which has received airplay across the country. It has reached #20 on the Billboard Hot 100. It sold over 800,000 copies in the US alone.[citation needed]

The second single, "18 Days", reached #6 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

"Drowning (Face Down)" became their third single and received airplay across the country.

Reception[edit]

The reviews that Saving Abel received have been generally positive. Only Rock had given the album 3 and 1/2 stars, while AllMusic gave the album 2 and 1/2 stars. AbsolutePunk gave the album a rating of 90% rating, and in another very positive review, Tunelab Music gave the album a rating of 9 out of 10 stars.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[5] 49
U.S. Billboard Top Rock Albums 5
U.S. Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums 4
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 1

Members[edit]

  • Jared Weeks - lead vocals
  • Jason Null - lead guitar
  • Scott Bartlett - rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Eric Taylor - bass
  • Blake Dixon - drums

Production[edit]

  • Producer & Mixing: Skidd Mills
  • Mastering: Brad Blackwood

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frances, Susan (April 21, 2008). "AbsolutePunk.net review". Retrieved July 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ Leahey, Andrew. Allmusic review at AllMusic. Retrieved July 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Review: Saving Abel – 'Saving Abel'". Tunelab Music. March 9, 2008. Archived from the original on March 2, 2009. Retrieved July 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Only Rock review". [dead link]
  5. ^ a b Billboard Charting History - Saving Abel
  6. ^ "Gold and Platinum Database Search". Retrieved 2010-03-01. [permanent dead link]