Stories of a Stranger

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Stories of a Stranger
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 4, 2005
GenreRock
Length54:11
LabelLava/Everfine
ProducerJerry Harrison
O.A.R. chronology
34th & 8th
(2004)
Stories of a Stranger
(2005)
Live From Madison Square Garden
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Stories of a Stranger is the fifth studio album by American rock band O.A.R. (Of a Revolution). The album was released on October 4, 2005 by Everfine Records and Lava Records, and debuted and peaked at #40 on the Billboard 200.[2]

Three songs from Stories of a Stranger were released as singles, "Love and Memories" in 2005 as well as "Heard the World" and "Lay Down" in 2006. "Love and Memories" was at the time their best charting single, peaking at #98 in the Pop 100, #30 in the Modern Rock Tracks chart and #18 in the Adult Top 40.[3]

Bonus Disc[edit]

A bonus disc was packaged with this album that featured live tracks recorded at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. The live tracks featured "Heard the World", "Lay Down", and "About Mr. Brown". The CD also included a never released, never performed to date, track titled "Sometimes".

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Heard the World"Jerry Harrison, Marc Roberge5:01
2."Love and Memories"Glen Ballard, Roberge3:29
3."Wonderful Day"Roberge3:18
4."The Stranger"Sabelle Breer, Curt Frasca, Roberge4:07
5."Lay Down"Benj Gershman, Sam Hollander, Richard On, Roberge, Dave Schommer4:08
6."Program Director"Ballard, Harrison, Roberge5:44
7."Nasim Joon"On, Roberge3:16
8."Tragedy in Waiting"Chris Keup, On, Roberge3:49
9."Daylight the Dog"On, Roberge, Jeff Trott3:53
10."One Shot"Jerry DePizzo, Keup, Roberge4:24
11."Dakota"DePizzo, On, Roberge4:28
12."52-50"Gershman, On, Roberge8:44
Total length:54:21

Personnel[edit]

O. A. R.

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

Additional Musicians

  • Joe Gore - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, lap steel guitar, E-bow
  • Bernie Worrell - piano, Hammond organ, Rhodes piano, synthesizer, clavinet, synth bass, Mellotron
  • Colin Smith - percussion, tambourine, shaker
  • Vincent Nguini - baritone saxophone
  • Jerry Harrison - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, celeste, percussion, drum programming, radio shortwave
  • Lenny Picket - trombone
  • Brian Switzer - trumpet
  • Toby Lightman, Matt Nathanson, Cassidy, Kristen Henderson, Cathy Henderson - additional background vocals
  • Raw Sun - lead & background vocals on "Program Director"

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 40

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Artist Albums Chart search for: Of A Revolution". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2008-06-14.
  3. ^ "Artist Singles Chart search for: Of A Revolution". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2008-06-14.