The Long Road

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The Long Road
Nickelback - The Long Road.albumcover.jpg
Studio album by Nickelback
Released September 23, 2003
Recorded December 2002-April 2003, Greenhouse Studios and Mountainview Studios, British Columbia, Canada
Genre
Length 40:27
59:47 (bonus tracks)
Label Roadrunner
Producer
Nickelback chronology
Silver Side Up
(2001)Silver Side Up2001
The Long Road
(2003)
All the Right Reasons
(2005)All the Right Reasons2005
Singles from The Long Road
  1. "Someday"
    Released: August 5, 2003
  2. "Figured You Out"
    Released: December 2, 2003
  3. "Feelin' Way Too Damn Good"
    Released: March 21, 2004
  4. "See You at the Show"
    Released: June 14, 2004
  5. "Because of You"
    Released: September 7, 2004
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic62/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[3]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[4]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[6]
Q3/5 stars[7]
E! OnlineB-[8]

The Long Road is the fourth studio album by Canadian rock band Nickelback, released on September 23, 2003. The album was recorded at famed Greenhouse Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia.[9] It is the band's last album with Ryan Vikedal as drummer.

The album was certified 3× Platinum by the RIAA in March 2005 and it had sold 3,591,000 copies as of April 2011.[10] It has sold over 5 million copies worldwide and in the year 2003, was only the album to have sold over 2 million copies worldwide.[11] It debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 and was ranked #157 on Billboard's 200 Albums of the Decade.[12]

Country music singer Travis Tritt released a cover version of the track "Should've Listened" on his 2007 album The Storm.

Track listing[edit]

Standard Edition

All lyrics written by Chad Kroeger except "Someday" by Ryan Peake, Chad Kroeger & Mike Kroeger and "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" by Bernie Taupin; all music composed by Nickelback except "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" by Elton John.

No.TitleLength
1."Flat on the Floor"2:02
2."Do This Anymore"4:03
3."Someday"3:27
4."Believe It or Not"4:07
5."Feelin' Way Too Damn Good"4:16
6."Because of You"3:30
7."Figured You Out"3:48
8."Should've Listened"3:42
9."Throw Yourself Away"3:55
10."Another Hole in the Head"3:35
11."See You at the Show"4:04
Total length:40:27

Singles[edit]

Single information
"Someday"
"Figured You Out"
  • Released: January, 2004 (US, Australia)
  • Chart position:
    • 1 (U.S. Main Rock)
    • 4 (U.S. Modern Rock)
    • 10 (Australia)
    • 65 (U.S.)
"Feelin' Way Too Damn Good"
  • Released:March, 2004
  • Chart position:
    • 3 (U.S Main Rock)
    • 23 (U.S. Modern Rock)
    • 39 (UK)
    • 40 (Australia)
    • 48 (US)
"Because of You"
  • Released: 2004 (US, Canada)
  • Chart position:
    • 6 (U.S. Main Rock)
"See You at the Show"
  • Released: June 14, 2004 (US, Canada)
  • Chart position:
    • -

Personnel[edit]

  • Chad Kroeger – lead vocals, lead guitar
  • Ryan Peake – rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Mike Kroeger – bass, backing vocals
  • Ryan Vikedal – drums

Charts and certifications[edit]

Tour[edit]

Appearances[edit]

  • The song "Flat on the Floor" was featured in the video games MLB 2005 in 2004 and FlatOut 2 in 2006; the song "Believe It or Not" was also featured in the latter.
  • The song "See You at the Show" was featured on the album Harley-Davidson: Ride in 2005.
  • The song "Because of You" was featured in the video games MX vs. ATV Unleashed in 2005 and Guitar Hero World Tour in 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Long Road Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved March 25, 2012.
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. The Long Road - Nickelback > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  3. ^ Sinclair, Tom (September 26, 2003). "The Long Road review". Entertainment Weekly (730). ISSN 1049-0434. Retrieved July 5, 2011.
  4. ^ "The Long Road". Rolling Stone. November 13, 2003. Retrieved March 25, 2012.
  5. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press.
  6. ^ The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. 2004. p. 584.
  7. ^ "Nickelback : The Long Road". Q: 130. December 2003.
  8. ^ http://www.eonline.com/Reviews/Facts/Music/RevID/0,1107,3055,00.html
  9. ^ Reesman, Bryan (November 1, 2013). "In The Studio With Nickelback". Mix.
  10. ^ Grein, Paul (13 April 2011). "Week Ending April 10, 2011. Albums: Adele Is Everywhere". Chart Watch. Yahoo! Music. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  11. ^ "Billboard 200: Week of October 11, 2003". Billboard. Retrieved 9 March 2010.
  12. ^ "Best of the 2000s: Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard.com. Showing 141-160. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  13. ^ a b c "Nickleback > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums" at AllMusic. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Nickleback - The Long Road". portuguesecharts.com. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  15. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2003 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  16. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Nickelback – The Long Road" (in German). IFPI Austria. Enter Nickelback in the field Interpret. Enter The Long Road in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen. 
  17. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Nickelback – The Long Road". Music Canada.
  18. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Nickelback; 'The Long Road')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  19. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Nickelback – The Long Road". Recorded Music NZ.
  20. ^ "British album certifications – Nickelback – The Long Road". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type The Long Road in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  21. ^ "American album certifications – Nickelback – The Long Road". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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