Blackbird (UK-OZ-NZ Version)
 
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Blackbird (UK-OZ-NZ Version)

8 Oct 2007

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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Ties That Bind (Album Version)
3:19
2
Come To Life
3:51
3
Brand New Start (Album Version)
4:55
4
Buried Alive
4:35
5
Coming Home (Album Version)
4:20
6
Before Tomorrow Comes (Album Version)
4:06
7
Rise Today (Album Version)
4:21
8
Blackbird (Album Version)
7:58
9
One By One (Album Version)
4:20
10
Watch Over You (Album Version)
4:19
11
Break Me Down (Album Version)
3:56
12
White Knuckles (Album Version)
4:24
13
Wayward One (Album Version)
4:46
14
We Don't Care At All
3:46

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 8 Oct 2007
  • Release Date: 8 Oct 2007
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2007 Universal Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:02:56
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  • ASIN: B001KF5YI2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 112 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars They don't make them like this much nowadays! 25 April 2008
Format:Audio CD
In an age where mainstream 'hard rock' is dominated by uninspired bands like Nickelback and.... well Nickelback, and with Audioslave never living up to their potential, and seemingly a new bunch of emo kids crying through their eyeliner every month on MTV - this is a breath of fresh air!
I was maybe a little harsh before but bands like Nickelback are just so unexciting that to hear an album like this makes me glad I've still got long hair and like hearing someone playing his damn guitar like he means it!
Its basically unashamed heavy guitar rock with anthemic choruses, incendiary solos, crunching riffs, thunderous drums and a great set of Chris Cornell-esque vocals. Its energetic, sing-along music - great for driving or working-out.
Only four (I would say 4 and a half!)stars because it is a little one-dimensional and at 14 tracks is maybe a little too long without some more different sounding tracks. The first 8 or 9 or so are solid gold though! Highly recommended for fans of Audioslave, Soundgarden, early Queens of the Stone Age, Led Zep, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Corrosion of Conformity, the Sword etc
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic follow up to a brilliant debut 20 April 2008
Format:Audio CD
Alter Bridge caught my attention after I heard about Creed's split, a band who I had never really valued, but recognised that there was a lot of potential in the sound they were making.

Alter Bridge's first album was a perfectly crafted, pure rock n roll gem, and this follow-up delivers more of the same soaring vocals, chugging riffs and widdly guitar work that I so love.

Blackbird see's Kennedy pick up the guitar for the first time, and crikey can he play! A few video's on youtube proved to me that he is just as accomplished as Tremonti, if not in a slightly different style. Also lyrically this album is darker, almost bleak in places - "One by One" is an example of this. The riffs are much more "metal" than "One day remains" which, in my opinion, suits Alter Bridge far better.

However there are still the uplifting, singalong anthems such as "Before tomorrow comes" and "Rise Today", Alter Bridge's trademark. However, the real highlight of this album for me is "Watch over you", a down-tempo, goose-bumps rock ballad that is moving and exciting in equal parts - a different Alter Bridge, but one that I very much approve of.

Unfortunately, Alter Bridge set such high standards with their best songs that certain tracks on this album become highly skippable - "Wayward One" and "We don't care at all" are still good songs in themselves but seem unnecessary.

Still, this is overwhelmingly another brilliant musical work from the american rockers, delivering more of the same incredibly powerful and melodic yet brutal rock tunes.

Best Moment: Guitar solo on "Blackbird"
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterful follow-up 4 Nov 2007
By MLF
Format:Audio CD
The world of proper music is not necessarily a strong one at the moment, the market is flooded with mediocre sub-par acts that stick around for a week or so before disappearing into obscurity (but not before releasing two or three autobiographies and making numerous television appearances). This is a dark time for music out of which rises the wonderful new effort by these guys, i was a fan of creed but with one day remains alter bridge truely blew me away, with blackbird they have done the same combining tremonti's stunning guitar-work with kennedy's stunning vocal range and ability creating a second suburb album. Marshall and Phillips give solid performances as usual and overall the album is very good form beginning to end. I think this aalbum is much more solid than one day remains in that it has quality throughout, for me one day remains had a few blow-away tracks but also had a few dodgy ones, blackbird however is hard to criticise in any way. I was hooked from the first listen and having only listened through a few times through clear favourites beginning to emerge are 'brand new start', 'before tomorrow comes' and 'rise today'. Fantastic album, it's just a shame that in this country it wont get the recognition it truely deserves.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock in its finest form 5 Oct 2007
Format:Audio CD
I was fortunate enough to come across Alter Bridges cd a few days prior to its release on October 9th. Let me quickly say that it is a tour de force. Their first cd One Day Remains was an outstanding album. The 3 former members of Creed(Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips, Brian Marshall) picked up singer Miles Kennedy(of the Mayfield Four) and proceeded to create an album that reminded the world how rock should be played. Their second album is no disappointment.

Blackbird is one of those albums that inspires one not to just listen to the music, but to pick up an instrument yourself. A bit heavier than the first and full of outstanding guitar work by Tremonti Blackbird simply outshines their previous effort(which in no way diminishes the that album). Lyrically, vocally and musically this album stands as a beacon in the rock world. The guitar solo still lives and what a glorious thing it is.

Blackbird is one of those albums that rarely comes along. Its like Metallica's Black Album or U2's The Joshua Tree. It may never have that amount of success, but if the world was fair it would find its place among the greats. There have been good albums released this year. All pale in comparsion to this one.

Say what you will about the cookie cutter rock music found on every radio station and adored by 15 year old girls Fall Out Boy is just not the same. In an era where it is more important for labels to make a buck and so they throw the world copy after copy, Alter Bridge has come to stand firm above the rest. They may never reach the mainstream success of(their previous band)Creed, Nickelback, or Pearl Jam but their music far surpasses anything produced by the afore mentioned bands.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Blackbird(UK-OZ-NZVersion)
Always a favourite album, exspecially the title track. This should move even the most stubborn heart, Alterbridge are one of the more vibrant, accessable bands of heavy rock, they... Read more
Published 15 hours ago by CMH F
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb...best album to date
Fantastic album! Never tire of listening to it! Blackbird has to be the best track on the album for me, although find it hard to say that there are any tracks that fall below... Read more
Published 21 days ago by MRS J HURST
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
This album is a perfect collection of hard rock tracks in the modern vein of the bloated and sometimes stagnant feeling genre. The title track wins on so many levels.
Published 4 months ago by CrazyJools
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Alter Bridge cannot go wrong, they are an amazing band, both live and on CD. I maybe biased because I don't think Myles Kennedy can do any wrong and he is a God, not bad looking... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Vixx H
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic of the age
The track Blackbird is probably the best rock song of the century. The rest of the album doesn't disappoint either.
Published 5 months ago by Theoderic
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
very good album.if you like this group.
you must buy all of there albums.
they are all good, but the new one fortress is the best.
Published 6 months ago by muzzydevil
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Hard Rock album of all time. Period.
I sincerely believe Blackbird is the greatest hard rock album ever released. There's not a single bad song, you have one of the most beautiful and touching songs in Watch over you... Read more
Published 6 months ago by J. Tannous
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
This album is brilliant from start to end, every song is a gem. And of couse the magnificient 'Blackbird' makes it -on its own- worthwile to buy this album. Buy it now!
Published 9 months ago by Charra Londinense
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Rock Band
There are some great tracks on this album, not least the title track. A must for any rock collection. I Will be buying some more Alter Bridge albums.
Published 9 months ago by Portnoy
5.0 out of 5 stars What's not to like?
Bought this album with another 2 Alter Bridge albums for my best friends birthday. She loved them so I'm happy.
Published 10 months ago by Lorna Foster
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