The Fourth World (album)
|The Fourth World|
|Studio album by|
|Released||August 19, 1997|
|Kara's Flowers chronology|
|Singles from The Fourth World|
The Fourth World is the second (first professionally released) studio album by the Los Angeles band Kara's Flowers, who later achieved greater success under the name Maroon 5. The album contains 11 tracks, plus one bonus track on the Japanese edition.
The band, which had previously self-released an album called We Like Digging? (1995), signed with Reprise Records and released The Fourth World album on August 19, 1997. However, the band had little success with the album and parted with the record label a year later.
The only single released from the album was "Soap Disco", released July 22, 1997. A music video was produced for the single, depicting the group walking through a park and performing in an orange and green room. A storm appears at the end of the video. The video was directed by Mark Kohr (who has directed music videos for Alanis Morissette and Green Day). The video made an airplay on 120 Minutes.
|Entertainment Weekly||B+ |
Giving the album a B+, Tom Lanham with Entertainment Weekly said the "optimistic, lyrically awkward kids spend 10 more happy tracks turning the tables on lethargic slacker cynicism, with Green Day producer Rob Cavallo bridling all that youthful zeal."
- Standard edition
All tracks are written by Adam Levine, except where noted.
|5.||"The Never Saga"||Levine, Carmichael||3:58|
|6.||"Loving the Small Time"||3:32|
|7.||"To Her, with Love"||2:52|
|8.||"Sleepy Windbreaker"||Levine, Carmichael||3:05|
|9.||"Pantry Queen"||Levine, Carmichael||3:46|
|10.||"My Ocean Blue"||3:11|
|11.||"Captain Splendid"||Levine, Carmichael||5:59|
|Japanese edition bonus track|
|12.||"Buddy "Two Shoes" Wilson" (Levine, Carmichael)||2:19|
- Adam Levine – lead vocals, lead guitar
- Jesse Carmichael – rhythm guitar, vocals
- Michael Madden – bass
- Ryan Dusick – drums, percussion
- Mark Agostino – engineer, second engineer
- Ken Allardyce – engineer
- Billy Bowers – engineer, second engineer
- David Campbell – arranger
- Rob Cavallo – producer
- Adam Day – guitar technician
- Jerry Finn – engineer, mixing
- Tony Flores – engineer, second engineer
- Barry Goldberg – engineer, second engineer
- Brandon Harris – engineer, second engineer
- Steve Holroyd – engineer
- Billy Kinsley – engineer, second engineer
- Bob Ludwig – mastering
- John Srebalus – engineer, second engineer
- "Kara's Flowers – We Like Digging? (1995)". Retrieved May 25, 2018.
- VH1.com: Kara's Flowers Artist Page Accessed August 18, 2007.
- allmusic: Kara's Flowers Accessed August 18, 2007.
- "Adam Levine's First Band, Kara's Flowers, Appeared on What '90s Drama?". Wetprint. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
- AllMusic review
- [link http://www.ew.com/article/1997/08/15/fourth-world/]
- Moll, Susan (January 2005). "Kara's Flowers: The Fourth World". Pitchfork. Archived from a dead link on November 2, 2005. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
- Lanham, Tom (1997-08-15), "The week". Entertainment Weekly. 392:74