The Chess Hotel (album)

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The Chess Hotel is the third full-length album from American rock band The Elms. The album was released May 2, 2006, on Universal South Records.[1]

The album was co-produced by The Elms and David Bianco and marked a stylistic shift in the band's sound towards a heavier, sparse blues-infused sound. Reviews of the album were favorable, and critics likened the album's sound to The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and The White Stripes.[2][3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. I Am the World
  2. Who Puts Rock & Roll in Your Blood?
  3. Nothin' to Do with Love
  4. Makes Good Sense
  5. I Left My Body and Never Came Back
  6. She's Cold!
  7. The Chess Hotel
  8. Bring Me Your Tea
  9. The Way I Will
  10. The Downtown King
  11. Black Peach
  12. The Towers & the Trains
  13. I've Been Wrong

Recording[edit]

The Chess Hotel was recorded in Franklin, Tennessee at Dark Horse Studios. The album was mixed at Scream Studios in Los Angeles, California.

Personnel[edit]

The Elms
  • Owen Thomas - lead vocals, guitar, percussion, songwriting
  • Christopher Thomas - drums, percussion
  • Thomas Daugherty - lead guitar, vocals
  • Nathan W. Bennett - bass guitar, vocals
Additional
  • David Bianco - co-producer, engineer, mix engineer
  • Eddie Schreyer - mastering engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MSN.com". Retrieved April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hybrid Magazine; The Chess Hotel Review". Retrieved April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Crosswalk; The Chess Hotel Review". Retrieved April 2010.