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How To Save A Life


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (Sept. 20 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music Canada
  • ASIN: B000AA301G
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,583 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. She Is
2. Over My Head (Cable Car)
3. How To Save a Life
4. All At Once
5. Fall Away
6. Heaven Forbid
7. Look After You
8. Hundred
9. Vienna
10. Dead Wrong
11. Little House
12. Trust Me

Product Description

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This is the debut album from the Denver-based foursome The Fray, features 12 melodic pop-rock songs and soaring vocals that resonate with sprawling tapestries and tales of hopefulness and heartache. Their debut release How To Save A Life showcases The Fray's style - a sophisticated, emotional blend of tinkling pianos, acoustic and electric guitars, and gently insistent rhythms that serves as an ideal backdrop for lead singer Isaac Slade's pitch-perfect, achingly beautiful vocals. The album includes the addictive single Over My Head (Cable Car) and the title track, How To Save A Life, a heartbreaking meditation on salvation inspired by Slade's experience as a mentor to a crack-addicted teen. Epic. 2005.

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On their full-length debut, Denver quartet the Fray don't exactly reinvent the wheel, but those looking for melodic, mid-tempo pop could do far worse. That said, the 12 songs on Top 40 hit "How to Save a Life" are barely distinguishable from each other. If you like one, you'll probably like the rest (and you'll be in the company of thousands of other listeners.) If you don't like one, it's unlikely the others will change your mind. Formed in 2002 and signed by Epic in 2004, the band consists of Isaac Slade (vocals, piano), Joe King (guitar, vocals), Ben Wysocki (drums), and Dave Welsh (guitar). Since their formation, the Fray have elicited comparisons to British groups like Coldplay and Keane, and American ones like Counting Crows and the Wallflowers. They've also toured with Weezer and Ben Folds and had songs--like first single "Over My Head (Cable Car)"--featured on such popular programs as "Grey's Anatomy." Though they incorporate guitar, unlike Keane, Slade's expert piano playing is prominent on every track. To his credit, he can also hit the high notes just as gracefully as Coldplay's Chris Martin, but therein lies the rub: As with the band as a whole, Slade hasn't quite found his own voice yet. How to Save a Life is polished and professional, bland and inoffensive. It goes down easy, but evaporates into the ether just as quickly. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shannon on Feb. 21 2006
Format: Audio CD
This is a marvelous cd. The Fray have such a unique sound to them, and the singing is simply amazing. I absolutely love 'Trust me' and 'Look After You'. The lyrics touch your heart in such a personal way. Definetly a good purchase. One of my new favorites. <3 = )
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Format: Audio CD
Some have said that the Fray's "How To Save A Life" CD is bland and simple, but I prefer it to be simple rather than overproduced. The way music has been lately, I was pleasantly shocked at how good this CD was. It offers some of the catchiest songs (She Is/Over My Head/Vienna/All At Once and the biggest hit How To Save A Life) and I've had this CD for a while now and it still doesn't get old. I'm glad the CD is now getting the attention it deserves.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B on Jan. 9 2006
Format: Audio CD
How to save a life... (best song on the album). A developping group that has great melody and fantastic songs. AMAZING!! =)
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By Deanne on March 19 2008
Format: Audio CD
The Fray's debut album could not be better! Every song is beautiful! This is another album with songs that I would not want to skip. The album is THAT good! If I had to pick out a few of my favorite songs (so hard to choose because they're all good!), they would be: "Vienna", "Trust Me", "Little House", "Heaven Forbid", and "All At Once."
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By carolyn on April 7 2006
Format: Audio CD
this band is sooo good and new. It's great when a band like this comes along and I hope they get a lot of exposure cause this album is so good and deserves it. Stand out songs are How To Save a Life (my favourite) and All at Once...whole album is amazing though
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