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Encyclopedia > How To Save A Life
How to Save a Life
How to Save a Life cover
Studio album by The Fray
Released September 13, 2005
Recorded Echo Park Studios: 2004 - 2005
Genre Alternative rock, piano rock
Length 45:49
Label Epic Records
Producer Aaron Johnson, Mike Flynn
Professional reviews
The Fray chronology
Reason EP
(2003)
How to Save a Life
(2005)
Live at the Electric Factory: Bootleg No. 1
(2006)
Alternative Cover

How to Save a Life is the first full-length debut studio album from Denver-based band The Fray. Released in North America and Oceania on September 13, 2005 by Epic Records, the album became a top 15 hit on the Billboard 200 and sold over 2 million copies. It became the best-selling digital album of all time in January 2007.[2] Three singles have been released from the album, and two of them have hit the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. "Over My Head (Cable Car)" peaked at number 8 and was also a top 25 hit in several other countries, while the song "How to Save a Life" hit the top three in the US. The album was recorded over six weeks in Echo Park Studios in Bloomington, Indiana, and was produced by Aaron Johnson and Mike Flynn. How to Save a Life is an alternative rock song by Colorado-based rock band The Fray. ... Image File history File links The_Fray_-_How_to_Save_a_Life. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... The Fray is a four-piece piano rock band from Denver, Colorado. ... is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Piano rock, sometimes referred to as piano pop, is a term for a style of music that is based around the piano, and sometimes around piano-related instruments, such as the Fender Rhodes, the Wurlitzer electric piano, and keyboard-based synthesizers. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 3_stars. ... Blender is an American magazine that bills itself as the ultimate guide to music and more. ... Image File history File links 3_stars. ... Entertainment. ... Image File history File links 1_stars. ... HM Magazine is a bimonthly publication focusing on both Christianity and hard rock. ... Image File history File links 3_stars. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Image File history File links 3_stars. ... This article is about the online music and film magazine. ... The Fray is a four-piece piano rock band from Denver, Colorado. ... Reason EP is the widly popular second EP from Denver-based band The Fray. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A studio album is a collection of previously unreleased, studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country State City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... The Fray is a four-piece piano rock band from Denver, Colorado. ... is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ... Over My Head (Cable Car) (originally performed as Cable Car) is an alternative rock song by Colorado-based rock band The Fray on their debut album How to Save a Life (2005). ... How to Save a Life is an alternative rock song by Colorado-based rock band The Fray. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Monroe Mayor Mark Kruzan Area    - City 51. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ...

Contents

Creation of the album

After independently releasing two EPs, The Fray were looking for a record company to release a full-length album. The band released their song "Cable Car" to Denver radio station KTCL, and the song saw significant airplay.[3] Denver alternative newsweekly Westword named the band "Best New Band" in 2004, and this prompted Epic Records executive Mike Flynn to sign the band to a recording contract on December 17, 2004.[4] Epic Records chose "Cable Car" as the first single release from the album, renaming it to "Over My Head (Cable Car)" so that the hook of the song was included in the title. They also are releasing "She Is" in Australia. // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... KTCL (Channel 93. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ...


Critical reception

Overall, critical reception for the album was modest. A few major publications gave the album poor reviews, but most reviewers called the album "above average" or "just average." Songs on the album were particularly compared to British alternative rock groups such as Coldplay and Keane.[5][6] Rolling Stone, Blender, and All Music Guide all gave the album three stars out of five.[6][7][8] Alternative music redirects here. ... Coldplay are an English rock band. ... Keane (IPA: /kin/) are an English piano rock band, first established in Battle, East Sussex in 1995, taking their current name in 1997. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Blender is an American magazine that bills itself as the ultimate guide to music and more. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ...


Commercial success

In its first week of eligibilty for the Billboard music charts, How to Save a Life reached #1 in the Top Heatseekers chart. It has since climbed the Billboard 200 chart from a to a peak of #14. As of October 14, the album has sold two million copies,[9] and has been certified Double Platinum by the RIAA. As of July 11, 2007, the album has sold 2,129,109 copies in the US.[10] It has also been certified platinum in Australia (70,000 copies) and Canada (100,000 copies). In January 2007, the album became the best-selling digital album of all time.[9] Top Heatseekers is a weekly albums chart introduced by Billboard in 1993 whose purpose is to highlight sales by new and developing musical recording artists. ... The RIAA Logo. ...


The album has yielded two top ten singles, "Over My Head (Cable Car)" and "How to Save a Life", the title track of the album. "Look After You" was played during a March 8, 2006 episode of the FOX show Bones. The title track, "How to Save a Life" was featured on the April 25, 2006 Scrubs episode "My Lunch", and the April 19, 2006 episode of One Tree Hill. It was also used in the commercial for an episode of Rescue Me as well as in promos for HBO. "How to Save a Life" was also featured in a Cold Case episode. A bonus CD of four live tracks was included with a pre-order purchase. On September 19, a limited edition CD and DVD was released. The DVD contains the music video for "Over My Head (Cable Car)", the making of that video, a segment about the making of the album, and a documentary about touring. "She Is" was also featured in an episode of Scrubs, "My Night to Remember". Over My Head (Cable Car) (originally performed as Cable Car) is an alternative rock song by Colorado-based rock band The Fray on their debut album How to Save a Life (2005). ... How to Save a Life is an alternative rock song by Colorado-based rock band The Fray. ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... Bones is an American drama television series that premiered on the Fox Network on September 13, 2005. ... This article is about the US sitcom. ... My Lunch is the 113th episode of the American sitcom Scrubs. ... is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the American television series. ... Rescue Me is a critically-praised American television drama that premiered on the FX Network in 2004. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cold case (disambiguation). ... is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the US sitcom. ... List of Scrubs episodes My Night to Remember is the 128th episode of the American situation comedy Scrubs. ...


"All At Once" is likely to be released as the album's fourth single, as the track is currently moving up the Adult Top 40 chart with about 1/5 of the markets on the format spinning the song as an album track.[citation needed] As of June 22, 2007, the track has debuted at #39 on the aforementioned chart. All at Once is a piano rock song by Colorado-based rock band The Fray from their debut album How to Save a Life. ...


Track listing

  1. "She Is" (Isaac Slade, Joe King) – 3:56
  2. "Over My Head (Cable Car)" (Slade, King) – 3:58
  3. "How to Save a Life" (Slade, King) – 4:21
  4. "All At Once" (Slade, King, Aaron Johnson) – 3:47
  5. "Fall Away" (Slade, King, Dan Battenhouse) – 4:23
  6. "Heaven Forbid" (Slade, King) – 3:59
  7. "Look After You" (Slade, King) – 4:26
  8. "Hundred" (Slade, Monica Conway) – 4:13
  9. "Vienna" (Slade, King, Battenhouse) – 3:51
  10. "Dead Wrong" (Slade, King, Mike Flynn) – 3:05
  11. "Little House" (Slade, King) – 2:30
  12. "Trust Me" (Slade, King) – 3:22
  13. "Unsaid" (UK iTunes Bonus Track) - 3:04

Slade performing in Houston, Texas Isaac Slade (born May 26, 1981 in Denver, Colorado) is the lead singer and pianist of alternative rock and piano rock band The Fray. ... Joe King (born May 25, 1980) is the secondary guitarist, occasional vocalist, and co-founder of Colorado-based piano rock band The Fray. ... Over My Head (Cable Car) (originally performed as Cable Car) is an alternative rock song by Colorado-based rock band The Fray on their debut album How to Save a Life (2005). ... How to Save a Life is an alternative rock song by Colorado-based rock band The Fray. ... All At Once is a piano rock song by Colorado-based rock band The Fray from their debut album How to Save a Life. ... Look After You is a piano rock song by Colorado-based rock band The Fray from their debut album How to Save a Life. ... Mike Flynn (June 15, 1974) is a National Football League center for the Baltimore Ravens. ...

Bonus CD

  1. "Over My Head (Cable Car)" - Live at the Gothic (05.20.05)
  2. "How to Save a Life" - Live for MTV.com & VH1.com (07.14.05)
  3. "Look After You" - Live at Red Rocks (08.12.05)
  4. "Heaven Forbid" - Live at Red Rocks (08.12.05)

Bonus DVD

  1. How to Save a Life - the story
  2. On The Road '06 - documentary
  3. "Over My Head (Cable Car)" music video
  4. The Making of "Over My Head (Cable Car)" music video
    • total running time: approx 45 minutes

Personnel

  • Isaac Slade — Vocals, Piano
  • Joe King — Guitar, Vocals on "Heaven Forbid"
  • David Welsh — Guitar
  • Ben Wysocki — Drums
  • Aaron Johnson - Production, Engineering
  • Mike Flynn - Production, Artist & Repertoire
  • James Masterton & Kevin Loyal - Assistance
  • Tim Hoagland - Engineering
  • Mark Endert & Alex "odd job" Uychocde - Mixing
  • Paul Mahern & Warren Huart - Pro tools editing
  • Stephen Marcussen - Mastering
  • Nathan Johnson - Artwork
  • Michelle Holme - Art Direction
  • Zack Johnson - Hand Lettering
  • Jason Ienner & Gregg Latterman - Management

In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ...

Singles

Over My Head (Cable Car) (originally performed as Cable Car) is an alternative rock song by Colorado-based rock band The Fray on their debut album How to Save a Life (2005). ... How to Save a Life is an alternative rock song by Colorado-based rock band The Fray. ... Look After You is a piano rock song by Colorado-based rock band The Fray from their debut album How to Save a Life. ... All At Once is a piano rock song by Colorado-based rock band The Fray from their debut album How to Save a Life. ...

Charts

Album

Year Chart Position
2006 ARIA Australian Albums Chart 1 (Platinum)
2006 New Zealand Albums Chart 2 (Platinum)
2007 UK Album Charts 4 (Gold)
2007 Irish Album Charts 4
2006 Canadian Albums Chart 9 (Platinum)[11]
2006 The Billboard 200 14 (2x Platinum)
2007 Belgium Albums Chart 47
2007 Dutch Albums Chart 50
2007 Swiss Albums Chart 57
2007 Spanish Albums Chart 71
2007 Italian Album Chart 85
2007 French Album Chart 86

Singles The ARIA charts are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. ... The Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) is a non-profit trade association of record producers, distributors and recording artists in New Zealand. ... “UK” redirects here. ... The Canadian Albums Chart is the official album sales chart in Canada. ... The Billboard 200 is a listing of the 200 highest selling music albums in the United States, published weekly in Billboard magazine. ...

Year Single Chart Position
2005 "Over My Head (Cable Car)" Modern Rock Tracks 37
2006 "Over My Head (Cable Car)" The Billboard Hot 100 8
2006 "Over My Head (Cable Car)" Pop 100 8
2006 "Over My Head (Cable Car)" Adult Contemporary 16
2006 "How to Save a Life" The Billboard Hot 100 3
2006 "How to Save a Life" Pop 100 4
2006 "How to Save a Life" Modern Rock Tracks 31
2006 "How to Save a Life" Adult Top 40 1
2006 "How to Save a Life" Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 1
2007 "Look After You" The Billboard Hot 100 59
2007 "Look After You" Pop 100 49
2007 "Look After You" Adult Top 40 12
2007 "All At Once" Adult Top 40 30
Preceded by
Extreme Behavior by Hinder
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
March 5 - March 12, 2007
Succeeded by
Extreme Behavior by Hinder

Modern Rock Tracks is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in Billboard magazine since September 10, 1988. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main U.S. singles popularity chart used by Billboard magazine. ... The Pop 100 is a songs chart created in February 2005 and released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... The Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart (formerly known as Adult Contemporary Singles and only Adult Contemporary) lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ... Extreme Behavior is the debut album of rock band Hinder. ... This article is about the American rock band. ... The ARIA charts are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. ... These are the Australian number-one albums of 2007, per the ARIA Charts. ... This article is about the day. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ...

Samples

  • "How to Save a Life"
    Sample of "How to Save a Life"
    "Over My Head (Cable Car)"
    Sample of "Over My Head (Cable Car)"
    "Vienna"
    Sample of "Vienna"
  • Problems playing the files? See media help.

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References

  1. ^ Callaway, Chris (January/February 2007). "The Fray How to Save a Life". HM Magazine (123): 64. ISSN 1066-6923. 
  2. ^ The Fray: 'How To Save A Life' Now The Biggest Selling Digital Album Of All Time!. Sony BMG.
  3. ^ Smith, Dane. "The Fray Live the High "Life"", Rolling Stone, March 30, 2006. 
  4. ^ "Completely Frayed", Longmont Daily Times-Call, May 12, 2006. 
  5. ^ Gardner, Elysa. "Debut 'How to Save a Life' takes on a life of its own", USA Today, July 12, 2006. 
  6. ^ a b "Review: The Fray - How to Save a Life", Rolling Stone, September 22, 2005. 
  7. ^ Hunter, James. "Review: The Fray - How to Save a Life", Blender, November 2005. 
  8. ^ Sendra, Tim. Review: The Fray - How to Save a Life. Last accessed October 23, 2006
  9. ^ a b The Fray Official Website. Last accessed January 7, 2007.
  10. ^ Billboard Top 200
  11. ^ CRIA Gold & Platinum certifications for January 2007. Retrieved July 25, 2007.

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External links

  • Official band website

 
 

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