The Open Door
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The Open Door

14 Sep 2009

7.99 (VAT included if applicable)
  Song Title
Sweet Sacrifice
Call Me When You're Sober
Weight Of The World
Lithium (Album Version - Clean)
Cloud Nine
Snow White Queen
Like You
Lose Control
The Only One
Your Star
All That I Am Living For
Good Enough

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 11 Sep 2009
  • Release Date: 11 Sep 2009
  • Label: Wind Up Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2006 Wind-Up Records, LLCThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG
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  • Total Length: 54:11
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  • ASIN: B002MMFPA4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,255 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond comprehension 10 Jan 2008
Format:Audio CD
For about an hour i have been trying to write a review. I have revised and restarted so many times that i have lost count. It is so hard to compare this album to fallen. This is because Fallen sold MILLIONS of albums and to say that it was very successful would be an understatement. However The Open Door offers so much more than Fallen. With The Open Door you can really feel every emotion in the different songs. There are aggressive rock-out songs like "Sweet Sacrifice" and "Lithium" that really hit the spot when you're in the mood for a badass heavy song. There are gentle, calming, soothing and most of all happy songs such as "Good Enough" and to me; the main emotion missing from Fallen was happiness. There are almost indescribable songs such as "Cloud Nine" and "Snow White Queen" that really pack a punch yet are so unique that you may have to listen to them again to discover how much you really like the songs whereas you probably immediately adore the others. Songs like "The Only One" and "Lose Control" are the most different and probably the catchiest songs of the album once you've sang along with the lyrics. Coming to the end of the album is "Lacrymosa" that combines beyond amazing vocals with great guitar playing and stunning classical symphony. What's left if your still begging for more is "Like you" which is a sad and brilliant melody and probably my all time favourite song; "Your Star". I don't quite know how to describe "Your Star". It starts melodically and peacefully with vocals that top all other songs, and then it gets going with the introduction of the guitars and drums, and changes to a completely outstanding track that deserves to be listened to again and again, with an utterly immense ending. Read more ›
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 11 July 2007
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Having read some bad reviews, I was a bit dubious as to whether this would be as good as Fallen. However, I listened with an open mind and I can't see what the critics were on about! It's just as good as Fallen (admittedly not better - but that's a tough album to beat). Highlights include the single 'Call me when you're sober', the beautiful and haunting 'Good enough', and 'Lacrymosa' - anyone familiar with the original Lacrymosa from Mozart's Requiem will have chills going down their spine just like I did. Anyone who liked Fallen should have this in their collection too, it's well worth the money.
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
By K. D. Squire VINE VOICE
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After the massive success of Fallen and selling nearly 15 million albums world wide the long awaited return of evanescence hit the scenes on october the 3rd.

After huge restructuring of the band the new album could of changed dramatically in either direction however it changed for the better the new drummer and guitarist are a fantastic addition to Amy Lee's vocals and piano.

The tracks follow the same path as fallen they speak of deep felt feelings of hate, love, pain and passion towards old loves, ex bandmates and troubled pasts. Through this the Open door album retains that passion for the audience that the fallen album created.

Hard hitting drums, and resonating vocals coupled with the occasional classical orchestra and rifts from guitarist John Lecompt give the open door album its new edge that shoots evanescence into the future and gives new meaning to rock!

Its standout tracks, give this album such meaning and devotion from fans and deserves to surpass its predecessor in all award ceremonies.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Progression !! 18 Jun 2007
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After reading some of the previous critics reviews, and having heard only the `samples` on the Amazon Web Page, it was with caution that I purchased this CD. Fallen was one of the `landmark` albums of this century so far, and as is nearly always the case when an artist begins it's recording career with such a powerful and mature work, the follow up piece is often received critically. Having listened to `The Open door` several times, I simply cannot understand the negatives expressed by prior reviewers. It is beautifully written and produced. The musicianship is both powerful and at the same time harmonious with Amy's ever maturing vocals. The album builds throughout, and reaches a crescendo of creativity in the pen-ultimate song. What's more, it really isn't that different from `Fallen`. It is definitely more complex, and will take a little longer for the songs to become familiar, but I hasten to guess that after a while, this album could well eclipse it's much vaunted predessor. We live in an age of instant gratification. If something , whether it be music, food, a film or whatever, doesn't give an immediate thrill, then many just move on to the next offering. I recommend this excellent album most highly, and I am sure that some of those initially disappointed by it, will, if patient come to thrill to it just as much as they did/do with `Fallen`.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fallen through The Open Door 13 Nov 2006
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Evanescence's second studio album `The Open Door' opens with the strong, hard hitting rock song 'Sweet Sacrifice' which signals the end of Fallen's theme of vulnerability and begins TOD's theme of empowerment. This crisp introduction proceeds into first single 'Call Me When Youre Sober' with its chugging riffs and blunt lyrics reflecting Amy Lee's new found strength. Contrasting these two epic rock efforts are the three ballads of the album. The tense, mournful 'Like You' explores Amy's longing desire to be with a lost loved one and gives a glimpse of weakness which is also apparent in the melodic, self-doubt filled 'Lithium'. This uncertainty is ultimately eclipsed by happiness though in last track 'Good Enough' which captivates via its potent combination of piano graced with Lee's stunning vocals. The album's beautiful centerpiece 'Lacrymosa' is a magnificent metal adaptation of a part of Mozart's Requiem. Amy Lee's delicate voice entwined with a string orchestra results in the best song of the album and possibly of Evanescence to date. The pulsating eastern motif filled rock track 'Weight of the World' delivers a fresh sound by the band whilst the resonating 'Your Star' depicts loneliness with its slow, solemn intro and intricate guitar playing. The two heaviest tracks on TOD are the chilling 'Cloud Nine' with its sci fi studio effects and the spiritual 'The Only One' which has a thumping backdrop and inspiring lyrics. 'Snow White Queen' is an enchantingly gothic song which delves into both a victim and stalkers mind. This track is brilliantly disorganized and reminds me of Haunted with its pure darkness. This darkness becomes even more sinister in 'Lose Control' which has wonderful guitar riffs and delightful metaphors. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Open Door by Evanescence!
Evanescence has always been a band i've liked and i say that as someone who doesn't usually go for rock/Metal music. Read more
Published 22 days ago by MrE
4.0 out of 5 stars Takes Time To Sink In
Whilst The Open Door isn't as good as the fantastic Fallen, it is still a good album, it just requires a bit more time to really get into it, as it doesn't have the instant impact... Read more
Published 5 months ago by John Blamire
4.0 out of 5 stars The Open Door.
My first venture into the land of Evanescence, and I must admit to being uncertain. I am hoping it will grow on me in me in time, but it has not quite done so yet. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Stephen M. Bedford
4.0 out of 5 stars I came to Evanescence late
To me this nearly makes it, but just lacks the magic of Fallen or the live double CD anywhere but home. Your mileage may vary but somehow the spark is missing to me.
Published 11 months ago by The Earl Of Kimberley
5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding
what can i say as a pink floyd fan,outstanding and a valued part of my collection,made a copy to listen to in the car
Published 11 months ago by stephen taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Evanescence
You can both love and hate Evenescence. I found all the tracks fantastic, great, fabulous. Some (Lithium) you may find a little strange but once you actually listen to Amy Lees and... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mr. Glen P. Livesey
5.0 out of 5 stars The open door
I love this cd brings back some memories for me, great tracks on this cd and would recommend to any evanescence fans
Published 12 months ago by Bella
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music
Gift for teenager who loves the band. Great if you like this genre of music and went down a treat
Published 14 months ago by Sarah Roberts
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok
I brought this on the strength of another of their albums which is great - this however really is nowhere as good as that.
Published 15 months ago by The Paddocks B&B
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent CD
Previously owned this one and gave it to my daughter, so needed a new copy. Excellent CD - Great songs as always.
Published 15 months ago by Kim Taylor
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