Virtues (album)

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Virtues
Virtues (Amber Pacific album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Amber Pacific
Released April 13, 2010 (2010-04-13)
Studio Jupiter Studios, Seattle, Washington
Genre Pop punk
Length 42:44
Label Victory
Producer Martin Feveyear
Amber Pacific chronology
Truth in Sincerity
(2007)
Virtues
(2010)
The Turn
(2014)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
BLARE Magazine 2/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press 2/5 stars[2]

Virtues is the third full-length studio album by pop punk band Amber Pacific, released on April 13, 2010. This was the band's only album on Victory Records and their only without vocalist Matt Young, who left the group in early 2008. "Three Words" is the lead single off the album, released on March 23, 2010. It was written by the band's new vocalist, Jesse Cottam.[3] This is also the last album with original bassist Greg Strong, who left the band in 2011.

"The Good Life" was previously released on Amber Pacific's self-titled EP, released in 2009, while "An Anthem for the Young at Heart" is currently streaming from the band's official MySpace.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by William Nutter, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "An Anthem for the Young at Heart" (lyrics by Greg Strong) 2:22
2. "The Girl Who Destroys" (written by Nandy Barry and William Nutter) 3:05
3. "Three Words" (written by Jesse Cottam and Kristine McPhail) 3:15
4. "Shine" 4:16
5. "What Matters Most" 3:25
6. "Conviction" 3:44
7. "The Good Life" 3:39
8. "The Best Mistake" 3:22
9. "We Can't Fake This" 3:28
10. "Burdens of the Past" 3:40
11. "Something to be Said" 3:28
12. "Forever" 5:08
Total length: 42:44

Personnel[edit]

  • Jesse Cottam – lead vocals
  • Will Nutter – lead guitar, vocals, keyboards
  • Greg Strong – bass
  • Dango – drums
  • Davy Rispoli – guitar, backup vocals[4]
  • Katie Freeze - string arrangements
  • Rachael Pearson - violin
  • Stephen Bryant - violin
  • Sue Jane Bryant - viola
  • Walter Gray - cello[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amber Pacific - Virtues Review". BLARE Magazine. April 4, 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Virtues Review". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Three Words". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Amber Pacific on Myspace". Retrieved 2 May 2011. [verification needed]
  5. ^ Virtues (liner notes). Amber Pacific. 2010. p. 10.