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“I’m pleading as you’re leaving/I’m begging you to stay/I’m not the man I used to be/I’ve changed.” “Away in Silence”

Five years ago, Wind-up Records recording artist Creed disbanded in what turned into an acrimonious split that left lead singer Scott Stapp and the rest of the band—guitarist Mark Tremonti, drummer Scott Phillips ... Read more in Amazon's Creed Store

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  • Audio CD (13 Jun 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Epic
  • ASIN: B000023Z1N
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,624 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Torn
2. Ode
3. My Own Prison
4. Pity For A Dime
5. In America
6. Illusion
7. Unforgiven
8. Sister
9. What's This Life For
10. One

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By S. Wright on 15 July 2003
Format: Audio CD
There aren't many bands out there quite like Creed. Sure there's the ever expanding amount of alt. rock bands out there trying to succeed with the post grunge sound, but Creed are one of the few that use it to their advantage and add some new things to it too. There is a lot to be said for the guitar work of Mark Tremonti. Whereas he is not completely original, if Creed had been around in the early nineties, he would have been ranked up there with Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam), Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) etc. Whereas his full capacity isn't fully shown on 'My Own Prison' it was later on. But Tremonti's guitar work, for all that it is, is not Creed's only major attribute. Scott Stapp's lyrics are the very epitome of a guy down on his luck. And do you know why? Because Stapp has been at the very bottom, which also explains why they are better than the vast majority of the masses and masses of angst-driven hard rock outfits out there. Creed are honest and they aren't scared to write what they like and what they feel. Many people criticise this, but that's because many people want another band that will stick to a formula that although may sound great throughout, isn't honest. Creed prefers not to stick in that crowd.
Take opener, 'Torn'. The lyrics were written on an empty apartment floor somewhere in Florida, where he had no bed, no furniture and no money, and you can see this scattered throughout 'My Own Prison', and just reading the lyrics, it is obvious that in a former life a few years ago, this was poetry, written by a guy with no hopes for a future.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. N. Bell on 24 Jan 2001
Format: Audio CD
The first Creed review I ever read said they were an unnecessary imitation of Pearl Jam. I'm no critic, and this album is no 'Ten' but Creed deserve better than that. Any band that can write original, lyrically solid songs and manage to sound like a mix of Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Nirvana and Bush is fine by me. A cool album that stands up to repeated listening. Every track is good, and some are great. Play it LOUD!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "freakonaleashdux" on 23 Aug 2001
Format: Audio CD
This album rules. If U like Finger Eleven, Fuel, 3 Doors Down, Live, anything like that, U will (Or shud) love this album....The best trax on the album R the first 3, 'Torn', with that nice gentle guitar riff, goin into very powerful grunge chordage. 'Ode' being one of the heavier trax, reminding me of 'My own summer' by the deftones, but thats just me. And 'My own prison', the title track, being a fairly dark depressive track, but with their typical big loud grunge comin in at the end, awesome album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. N. J. Henderson on 3 Jun 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Back in 1997, with the grunge era firmly in mainstream decline, a new breed of rock band was emerging.
Creed, hailing from Tallahassee in Florida, initally self released this record in 1996 to very little commercial success and without the support of a major label, were struggling.
Fast forward 12 months and Diana Meltzer from Wind Up records heard the band perform at a local concert and promptly signed them to her label.
With a little remixing to make it more radio friendly, "My Own Prison" was re-released in 1997 and spawned the hit singles My Own Prison, Torn, One and Whats This Life For.
Creed had arrived, and America was taking notice.
With some pretty dark themes in both the music and lyrics, "My Own Prison dosn't exactly fill you with joy but the music is thought provoking and true and it's that Creed want you to hear.
No real ballads on this record, but its a standard issue post grunge album, crunching guitars alongside drums with Stapp's dark, moody, vocal growl.
Best Tracks: "My Own Prison & "One"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Dec 2000
Format: Audio CD
This album is such a great addition to rock. Steve's voice is is so incredible. It's strong and smooth with a hard edge at the same time. The lyrics are incredible, and i would definitely reccomend this to anyone who loves contemporary rock.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By michaelthomas1@yahoo.com on 26 Nov 1999
Format: Audio CD
I was intrudaced to creed by a german girl i met while traveling in the U.S.My own prison,in a nutshell is an absoloutly mind blowing album. Scott Stapp can sing and the boys can play.Buy this album and spread the word.If you dont like rock, this album may very well be the one to change your mind.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By zannetti@aol.com on 17 May 2001
Format: Audio CD
I was introduced to creed by an american friend of mine who lent me this album , i played it right away and soon loved it... EVERY song is good and has a meaning behind it. It starts off with the epic " torn" which leads the way ... my own prison is world class and anyone who thinks other is a f00l...cuz this album rocks.. very different from human clay, and in my opinion ( i prefer it to human clay)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Feb 2000
Format: Audio CD
Remember Pearl Jam's 'Ten'? Listening to this album for the first time gives about the same feeling as listening to Ten for the first time. The most stunning opener I ever heard is 'Torn', which sets the tone for the rest of the album. Songs like 'Torn', 'My Own Prison' and 'One' make this album a 'must-have'.
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