The Wallflowers Red Letter Days 2LP
15th Anniversary Of 2002 Album On Double LP!
Includes Bonus Track "The Empire In My Mind"!
Celebrate the 15th anniversary of this album's debut in 2002, featuring the hits "Everybody Out Of The Water" and
"When You're On Top". The album peaked at #32 on the Billboard 200, and was the
first Wallflowers record that featured Jakob Dylan playing a majority of the
lead guitar parts.
"The Wallflowers' long-awaited third album, Breach, was a strong, confident record that demonstrated clear growth from Jakob Dylan as a songwriter and the Wallflowers as a band. Thing is, everybody ignored it. Critics wrote it off and the large audience Bringing Down the Horse attracted shunned it, leaving the band in an awkward position of having to prove themselves yet again with their fourth album, Red Letter Days. The first striking thing about the album is that its production is a clear reaction to the failure of Breach. Glistening where its predecessor had a semblance of grit, this is a polished mainstream rock record, designed to win back listeners who loved the band by hearing 'One Headlight' on the radio repeatedly. Dylan has adjusted his songwriting slightly, too, playing up the hooks and the melodies, which is hardly selling out. Even so, it's hard not to wish that the album had a bit more of the quirks and muscle that gave Breach its backbone. Without it, Red Letter Days isn't quite as forceful, but it is accomplished, melodic, and attractive, especially since the simple fact is, there are very few bands making this kind of post-Tom Petty classicist rock in the 2000s, and those that do don't do it as well, which is why this album is welcome, no matter how glossy the production is." - Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com
• 15th Anniversary Edition
• Double Vinyl
• Bonus track "The Empire In My Mind"
1. When You're On Top
2. How Good Can It Get
3. Closer To You
1. Everybody Out Of The Water
2. Three Ways
3. Too Late To Quit
1. If You Never Got Sick
2. Health And Happiness
3. See You When I Get There
1. Feels Like Summer Again
2. Everything I Need
3. Here In Pleasantville