Vol. 1 (Hurt album)
|Studio album by|
|Released||March 21, 2006|
|Recorded||Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, CA|
Hammersound, Chatsworth, CA
|Genre||Nu metal, alternative metal, post-grunge|
|Singles from Vol. 1|
Vol. 1 is the third official album, but first major label release, by the rock band HURT, released on March 21, 2006. This album contains many tracks that are very dark in nature. The album has themes such as twisted logic from over-obsession with religion in "Rapture"; pain from love in both "Falls Apart" and "Unkind"; and drug addiction in "Overdose".
This album was released with two different packages. One was the standard jewel case, and the other a cardboard folding case, featuring a few more pieces of artwork inside, and a red bookmark attached to the case. Both pressings, however, contain exactly the same song material.
"House Carpenter" ends at 6:45, and the track continues with a rainstorm sound effect until 8:29, when an apparent hidden track begins. The hidden track is a guitar and several strings playing over the rainstorm, and continues for 1:04. The rainstorm is also heard at the beginning of this band's fourth full-length release, Vol. II. The song ends with the voice of a woman saying "I love you so much". The phrase is also heard in the background of "Unkind" at 1:24.
At one time, there was rumor of an 11-minute version of the song "Rapture". J. Loren's personal agenda was to have "Rapture" be their first single; this 11-minute version was destroyed, and has been stated to never be heard again.
Two songs from this album were released on previous albums. "Cold Inside" originally appeared on The Consumation, and "Unkind" had been drastically changed from the older version on their self-titled album.
Four songs from this album have been released as alternate mixes, known as the CONNECTSets. The songs "Falls Apart", "Shallow", "Rapture", and "Danse Russe" were a part of this set, and are all very similar to the versions that are played during live concerts. The album has sold nearly 150,000 copies since its release.
Song "Unkind" featured in the videogame NHL 07
All tracks are written by J. Loren Wince.
Information taken from this source.
|The Billboard 200||175|
|Top Heatseekers (Billboard)||7|
Personnel information from album liner notes
- J. Loren Wince - vocals, guitar, violin
- Evan Johns - drums, percussion, piano
- Josh Ansley - bass, backing vocals
- Paul Spatola - guitar, backing vocals
- Jane Lewis - executive producer
- Eric Greedy - producer, engineering
- Mick Guzauski - mixing
- Tom Bender - mixing
- Brian Gardner - mastering
- Pete Martinez - additional engineering
- Brian Winshell - additional engineering
- Justin Meldal-Johnsen - bass
- Ted Taylor - art director
- Vol. 1 (CD booklet). Hurt. CA: Capitol Records. 2006. p. 14.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
- Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Review: Vol. 1". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 September 2009.
- Interview with J. Loren: http://hurt.forumsunlimited.com/index.php?s=&showtopic=2674&view=findpost&p=91448 Question 20
- on YouTube
- on YouTube
- "Hurt Chart History (2007)". Retrieved 2007-03-21.
- Vol. 1 (CD inside back cover). Hurt. CA: Capitol Records. 2006.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)