Showing posts with label Evanescence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Evanescence. Show all posts

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Bring me to life (Synthesis) - Evanescence

Evanescence's exercise of fusing their hardrock tracks with a symphonic orchestra on the album 'Synthesis' has created one of the best albums of recent years, in my opinion. This picture disc single was released in a limited edition of 499 copies (one might wonder where number 500 went), distributed with the German rock magazine Sonic Seducer.

When I ordered that magazine last year it came with a cd-single, but for some reason the online shop recently carried a version that also included this picture disc 7". Oh well, I had to buy it - albeit grudgingly.

My collection: 7" single no. 6309
Found: Sonic Seducer webshop, received July 29, 2020
Cost: 10 euro
Tracks: 'Bring me to life (Synthesis)' / 'Bring me to life (Synthesis) (instrumental)'

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Call me when you're sober - Evanescence

'Call me when you're sober' was released in August 2006 as the first single from Evanescence's second album 'The open door'. Frontwoman Amy Lee wrote the song together with guitarist Terry Balsamo. He joined the band when Evanescence's previous guitarist Ben Moody left. Amy Lee's sisters Carrie and Lori were credited as backing vocalists on this track.

The single reached number 4 in the UK singles chart and peaked at number 13 in Ireland and Germany. In the Netherlands, the single rose to number 9.

My collection: 7" single no. 3581
Found: eBay, received February 2009
Cost: 3 pounds
Tracks: 'Call me when you're sober' / 'Call me when you're sober (acoustic version)'

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Lithium - Evanescence

'Lithium' was the second single taken from Evanescence's second album 'The open door'. Peaking at number 32 in the UK and number 55 in the Netherlands, the single was reasonably successful. This picture disc 7" vinyl was the last vinyl release of the band so far.

Frontwoman and writer of the song Amy Lee explained: 'It's not literal about the drug for me, I've never taken lithium before. It's [...] me looking at happiness in a negative way because I've always been, you know, kind of afraid to be happy. So it's this fight within the song of 'do I do this and get out of here and get happy or do I wallow in it like I always do?' and it's cool because at the end of the song I say 'I'm going to let it go', I am going to be happy.'

My collection: 7" single no. 3667
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, April 18, 2009
Cost: 5 euro
Tracks: 'Lithium' / 'The last song I'm wasting on you'

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