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    ITEM#: 11977633

    Personnel: Heitor Teixeira Pereira, Jeff Trott, Wendy Melvoin, Kevin Kadish, Kyle Cook (guitar); Hasan Isakkut (kanun); Frank London (shofar); Brandon Fields (saxophone); Gary Grant, Jerry Hey (trumpet); Reginald Young (trombone); Matt Serletic (keyboards, background vocals); Eric Poland, Benjamin Herman, Gordon Gottlieb, Joe Passaro (marimba, bells); Gerald Heyward (drums); Harley Allen, Matt Beck, Pat Enright (background vocals). Audio Mixers: David Thoener; Jimmy Douglass; Tony Maserati . Recording information: BiCoastal Music, Ossining, NY; Conway Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Henson Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Hit Factory, New York, NY; Minutia Studio, Nashville, TN. Photographer: Mark Seliger. When Matchbox Twenty's first album became a hit, some critics lumped the band in with flash-in-the-pan rock acts of the day. What these early naysayers missed, of course, is that in vocalist Rob Thomas, Matchbox Twenty had one of the finest mainstream pop/rock songwriters in the business. Not only did Thomas rack up a string of hits with the Florida group, but he also co-penned "Smooth" from Santana's Grammy-winning 1999 comeback album, SUPERNATURAL. With SOMETHING TO BE, his solo debut, Thomas pulls out all the stylistic stops, revealing that Matchbox Twenty's alternative-rock format provided a somewhat limited forum for his considerable talents. "Lonely No More" mixes an insistent dance beat with an insanely catchy chorus that sounds straight out of the boy-band textbook. The title track is a sly lyrical dig at poseurs of all stripes, backed by an 1980s electro-funk groove, while the burbling synths and Eastern percussion of "All That I Am" recall the world fusion experiments of Peter Gabriel and David Byrne. An ambitious effort by a guy who knows his way around a hit single, SOMETHING TO BE is the sound of an artist breaking out.

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    UPC 075679343529
    Runtime 50 min.
    Type Performer
    Genre Rock & Pop
    Label Atlantic Records
    Number of Discs 1
    Track Listing Disc 1
    • 1. This Is How a Heart Breaks
    • 2. Lonely No More
    • 3. Ever the Same
    • 4. I Am an Illusion
    • 5. When the Heartache Ends
    • 6. Something to Be
    • 7. All That I Am
    • 8. Problem Girl
    • 9. Fallin' to Pieces
    • 10. My, My, My
    • 11. Streetcorner Symphony
    • 12. Now Comes the Night
    Format Compact Disc
    Spars Coding n/a
    Artists Thomas, Rob
    Country of Origin United States

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    • GREAT CD
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      What an amazing CD. Many times you purchase a whole CD for a few good songs but not this one. I really like every song and never hit the skip button. The lyrics are so interesting and I LOVE Rob. This one stays in my car all the time! Great price as always on the "O".

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    • GREAT CD
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      What an amazing CD. Many times you purchase a whole CD for a few good songs but not this one. I really like every song and never hit the skip button. The lyrics are so interesting and I LOVE Rob. This one stays in my car all the time! Great price as always on the "O".

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