Vonray (album)

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Vonray
Vonray self titled.jpg
Studio album by Vonray
Released April 8, 2003
Recorded Cello Studios, Hollywood
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge
Length LP
Label Elektra
Producer Marc Tanner
Vonray chronology
Fame
(2001)Fame2001
Vonray
(2003)

Vonray is the debut major label (Elektra Records) studio album by American rock band Vonray, released on April 8, 2003.[1] This was Vonray's last released album. Vonray yielded the band's only success: the single "Inside Out".

Production and marketing[edit]

After three independent studio album releases and opening for many high-profile bands such as Third Eye Blind, Seven Mary Three and Creed, the band Vonray was signed to Elektra Records in late 2002. The band began working on an album which was produced by Marc Tanner, who worked with the likes of The Calling and Nelson. Promotion for the band was backed up by the band Creed and the album Vonray released in early 2003.

Singles[edit]

The first single released from Vonray was "Inside Out" in late 2002.[2] The song received exposure due to being featured on the soundtrack album to the hit TV series Smallville. Two bandmembers appeared on the show itself performing the song acoustically. "Inside Out" experienced mild success in the United States and peaked at #32 on the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart and at #31 on Billboard's Top 40 Mainstream chart.[3] The second single released for the album was "I'll Show You" around June 2003.[4][5] The single received little promotion from the label and failed to chart. Due to the Elektra Records/Atlantic Records merger, promotion for the band all but ceased, and the band was dropped from the label soon after. Thus no more singles were released.

Music videos[edit]

A music video was produced for the single "Inside Out" and was directed by Kevin Lang and Hector Lopez. It was released on April 8, 2003.[6] The video is a compilation of two live performances of "Inside Out". No music video was produced for "I'll Show You".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Inside Out" Rhea 3:38
2. "Part of Me" Rhea, Tanner 3:51
3. "Hole" Rhea, Tanner 3:18
4. "I'll Show You" Rhea, Shea 3:59
5. "I'm Learning" Rhea, Tanner 4:19
6. "Strange" Rhea, Tanner 4:01
7. "That's O.K." Rhea, Tanner 3:30
8. "Stranded" Rhea, Shea, Tanner 3:32
9. "Fame" Rhea 3:55
10. "The Letter" Rhea, Tanner 3:48
11. "Unstoppable Wave" Rhea 3:55

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [7]
Melodic.net 4/5 stars[8]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[9]

Chart Performance[edit]

Album

The album Vonray itself did not chart in any territories.

Singles
Year Single Chart
Top 40 Mainstream[10] Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks[11]
2003 "Inside Out" 31 32
"I'll Show You"

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vonray: Vonray: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Title: Inside Out". Promo Only. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  3. ^ "Vonray". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  4. ^ "I'll Show You - Vonray". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  5. ^ "Title: I'll Show You". Promo Only. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  6. ^ 4/8/03 (2003-04-08). "Inside Out | Vonray | Music Video". MTV. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  7. ^ Loftus, Johnny (2003-04-08). "Vonray - Vonray". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  8. ^ "Melodic Net - VonRay - s/t". Melodic.net. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  9. ^ "Vonray - Vonray User Opinions". sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  10. ^ "Vonray : Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  11. ^ "Vonray : Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2013-07-26.