The Valentine LP

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The Valentine LP
Wheatus The Valentine LP.jpg
Studio album by Wheatus
Released August 2, 2013
Recorded Late 2012 - 2013
Genre Alternative Rock
Length 44:33
Label Montauk Mantis Productions
Producer Brendan B. Brown
Wheatus chronology
Pop, Songs & Death
(2012)Pop, Songs & Death2012
The Valentine LP
(2013)

The Valentine LP is the fifth studio album by American rock band Wheatus.

Background[edit]

The album is a set of "post-apocalyptic love songs", according to frontman Brendan B. Brown.[1] Brown delved into the concept of "reconstituting society, fighting zombies, and trying to maintain some kind of romantic relationship at the same time."[1] The album's sound is reminiscent of 1970s-era The Who, Rush and AC/DC.[1]

Release[edit]

Wheatus released an album sampler for The Valentine LP through YouTube in July 27, 2013 and subsequently released the full tracks between August 14 and September 9.[2] The album was released on August 2, 2013 as digital download (mp3 and FLAC) through the band's website,[3] with a vinyl version shipping in late 2013.[4] The digital version of the album includes a pdf entitled "Valentine Comic", with concept art for the album, depicting a zombie apocalypse love story. The concept art was designed by graphic artist Ecol (Eric Collins).[5]

"Only You" was released as a single on July 6, 2014.[6] The song was a collaboration between Brendan Brown and two members of One Direction, bassist Sandy Beales and drummer Josh Devine.[6] The song came about after One Direction was playing Wheatus' "Teenage Dirtbag" live.[6] In September and October, Wheatus went on a tour of the UK.[6] The Valentine LP was released on CD through Blacktop Records in the UK in 2014 with three bonus tracks: "Only You", a single mix of "Holiday" and an acoustic version of "Only You".[7]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Brendan B. Brown.

  1. "The Fall in Love" - 6:00
  2. "Fourteen" - 3:35
  3. "Holiday" - 2:59
  4. "Break It Don't Buy It" 3:57
  5. "Valentine" - 4:55
  6. "Mary Mary Sea Serpent" - 3:55
  7. "Marigold Girl" - 4:27
  8. "Lady Adelaide" 3:18
  9. "That's True" - 6:51
  10. "Love Is Too Expensive" - 4:41
UK CD bonus tracks
  1. "Only You" – 3:12
  2. "Holiday (single mix)" – 3:22
  3. "Only You (acoustic)" – 3:07

Personnel[edit]

  • Brendan B. Brown - Electric & Acoustic Guitars / Vocals
  • Matthew Milligan - Electric & Upright Basses
  • Kevin Garcia - Drums / Percussion
  • Gabrielle Sterbenz - Backing Vocals
  • Karlie Bruce - Backing Vocals
  • Mark Palmer - Keyboards (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 7, 10)
  • Ken Flagg - Keyboards (Tracks 3, 5, 7)
  • Michael Bellar - Keyboards (Track 5)
  • Liz Brown - Backing Vocals (Track 5)
  • Corn Mo - Accordion (Track 6)
  • John N Wlaysweski - Guitar Solo (Track 10)
  • Jack Hsu - Ehru (Track 4)
  • Philip A Jimenez - Jingle Bells (Track 4)

All songs produced, arranged & engineered by Brendan B. Brown at Mashed Postudios. Mixed & mix-mastered by Philip A. Jimenez at Gordo Studios, Huntington, NY.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c https://www.goldenplec.com/featured/brendan-b-brown-wheatus-interview/#
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/user/WheatusOfficial/videos
  3. ^ http://www.previousmagazine.com/wheatus-the-valentine-lp-review
  4. ^ http://wheatus.com
  5. ^ http://ecol-art.com/bio08.html
  6. ^ a b c d Only You (Sleeve). Wheatus. Montauk Mantis Productions. 2014. CDMMR1P. 
  7. ^ The Valentine LP (Sleeve). Wheatus. Montauk Mantis Productions. 2014 [First released in 2013]. none. 

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