All Sides

All Sides

by O.A.R.



With its slick mix of pop
ock anthems and radio-ready melodies, All Sides presents an important question: what happens to the quintessential college band after 12 years of touring and recording? Essentially, the college band grows up. It's been more than a decade since O.A.R. honed their undergraduate-friendly sound at Ohio State University, and the five bandmates are now pushing 30. Faced with the prospect of playing mellow frat rock for another ten years, O.A.R. took a different approach on All Sides, hiring producer Matt Wallace (the man behind Maroon 5's Songs About Jane) in an effort to crack the Billboard singles charts. Wallace cloaks Marc Roberge's vocals in reverb and adds thick layers of piano, strings, and guitars. Of course, nobody can fault O.A.R. for trying something new, but polished adult contemporary fare is probably not their forte. Thankfully, traces of the old O.A.R. show up during the album's second half.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/15/2008
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678993305
catalogNumber: 511179

Album Credits

Performance Credits

O.A.R.   Primary Artist
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Larry Corbett   Cello
Joel Derouin   Violin,Concert Master
Jamie Muhoberac   Keyboards
Rob Cavallo   Guitar
Suzie Katayama   Strings
Dorian Crozier   Percussion
Chris Culos   Percussion,Drums
Benj Gershman   Bass Guitar
Richard On   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Marc Roberge   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Jerry DePizzo   Guitar,Percussion,Saxophone
Alyssa Park   Violin
Andrew Duckles   Viola
Steve Richards   Cello
Mario de León   Violin
Matthew Funes   Viola

Technical Credits

Bob Ludwig   Master Chorister
Doug McKean   Engineer
Matt Wallace   Producer
Rob Cavallo   Producer
Mike Landolt   Engineer
Suzie Katayama   String Arrangements
Dave Bassett   Composer
Peter Zizzo   Composer
Mike Fasano   Drum Technician
Dorian Crozier   Programming
Rafael Serrano   Engineer
Gregg Wattenberg   Composer
O.A.R.   Art Direction
Richard On   Composer
Marc Roberge   Composer,Engineer
Matt Nathanson   Composer
Matt Bowen   Programming,Engineer
Miles Wilson   Engineer
Dave Roberge   Management
Brian Grunert   Artwork
White Bicycle   Art Direction
Rob Gold   Art Direction

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