The Turn (Live album)

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The Turn
A photograph of a highway
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 28, 2014 (2014-10-28)
GenreAlternative rock, post-grunge, hard rock
Length49:10
LabelThink Loud Recordings
ProducerJerry Harrison, Live
Live chronology
Live at the Paradiso – Amsterdam
(2008)
The Turn
(2014)
Singles from The Turn
  1. "The Way Around Is Through"
    Released: September 16, 2014

The Turn is the eighth studio album by American rock band Live and their only release with lead singer Chris Shinn. It was released on October 28, 2014.[1]

History[edit]

The band announced that they would be taking a two-year hiatus in June 2009, but in November, guitarist Chad Taylor revealed that lead singer Ed Kowalczyk had left the band.[2] Kowalczyk (who has since rejoined Live) released a solo album Alive in June 2010, while the remaining three members of Live formed a new band, The Gracious Few, with singer Kevin Martin and guitarist Sean Hennesy, both of Candlebox. Their self-titled album was released in September 2010.

On March 12, 2012 Chris Shinn, former lead singer of the band Unified Theory, was revealed to have joined Live when he played with them at a show at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in York.[3] Live's first major tour with Shinn was as part of the Summerland Tour 2013, playing 35 shows across the US.[4]

The first single from The Turn, "The Way Around Is Through" was released on September 16, 2014.[5] Live have also released full versions of the tracks "Siren's Call", "We Open the Door", "Natural Born Killers" and "Don't Run to Wait" via YouTube, each with an introduction by Chad Taylor.

The music on The Turn is jointly credited to all four members of Live, however none of the three remaining original band members receives a lyric writing credit. Shinn is credited as lyricist on all songs, with producer Jerry Harrison receiving a co-writing credit on seven tracks, his daughter Aishlin on three and songwriter Bruce Wallace on five.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Siren's Call"Jerry Harrison, Chris Shinn, Aishlin Harrison, Bruce WallaceLive4:10
2."Don't Run to Wait"J. Harrison, ShinnLive3:47
3."Natural Born Killers"Shinn, J. Harrison, A. HarrisonLive4:36
4."6310 Rodgerton Dr."J. Harrison, ShinnLive4:09
5."By Design"Shinn, WallaceLive4:20
6."The Way Around Is Through"Shinn, J. HarrisonLive4:52
7."Need Tonight"Shinn, WallaceLive4:11
8."The Strength to Hold On"Shinn, WallaceLive5:32
9."We Open the Door"Shinn, WallaceLive4:52
10."He Could Teach the Devil Tricks"J. Harrison, ShinnLive4:09
11."Till You Came Around"J. Harrison, Shinn, A. HarrisonLive4:42

Personnel[edit]

Live
Additional personnel
  • Dana Alexandra  – backing vocals
  • Aishlin Harrison  – backing vocals
  • Jerry Harrison – production
  • Alexander LeFever – backing vocals

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart Peak
Belgium (Flanders) Albums Chart[6] 139
US Billboard 200[7] 133

Singles[edit]

Song Peak chart positions
US Main.
"The Way Around Is Through"[8] 30
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

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