King (Deluxe Version) [+video] [+digital booklet]

August 2, 2011 | Format: MP3

$11.99
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Video: King - Intro
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Video: O.A.R. - Acoustic
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Video: Track by Track Interviews: Part 1
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Video: Track By Track Interviews: Part 2
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Video: Bonus Track Interviews
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Digital Booklet: King (Deluxe Version)

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 2, 2011
  • Label: Wind-Up
  • Copyright: (P) 2011 Wind-Up Records, LLC
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  • Total Length: 2:06:29
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  • ASIN: B005EO5O30
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,810 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

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Mike
I can listen to it all the way through just like every other OAR album.
Rachel
It's diverse and exciting - a great blend of old and new.
Campbell Clan

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Quazyguy on August 13, 2011
Format: Audio CD
As always, it takes a few listens of an album to truly start picking up on all it's intricacies when it comes to a band as deep as OAR. It is true that they are a jam band, but that is left for their live shows. I heard them play a few tracks off of King just three days after it launched and you can instantly tell the difference. This album is just another step in their amazing evolution as the best non-mainstream band around. Does it sound exactly like they did 15 years ago back in high school? Of course not, there will always be a place in all of their fans hearts for Wanderer and Soul's Aflame, but their new sound still screams OAR. King is both upbeat with high energy as well as contemplative about just living your life to the fullest. Give it a listen and I know you won't be disappointed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. J. Hoppa on August 18, 2011
Format: Audio CD
King is polished. It's a great album. The songs feel tight and cohesive. It's great to hear a return of the wanderer! This could easily be the best O.A.R. studio album.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By kev on October 16, 2011
Format: Audio CD
KING sees O.A.R. continue to mature both musically and lyrically. The album has a cohesive message about living life to the fullest and is incredibly uplifting. Marc takes simple ideas and turns them into something special ('Gotta Be Wrong Sometimes'). The fusion of short jams, radio-friendly reggae pop and interludes all come together well. Best track: 'Dangerous Connection'.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bruce A. Masters on September 7, 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is another good album from OAR. The more I listen, the better I like it. It's a long CD and a good buy for the money.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Phil Maggio on August 3, 2011
Format: Audio CD
There is definitely more of a reggae feel to this album. I love the opening track "King" kicking off the album. This song brings in the the new experiments of hip-hop. Chris' drumming on this one makes you think drum machine, but it is all live drums. "Taking On The World Today", "Not For You" and "Heaven" all exhibit the poppy feel to the album. "Are You Low?", "Fire", "Gotta Live" and "Dangerous Connection" all show all the huge reggae influences on this album. "Over And Over" is a quiet guitar/piano ballad different than anything on any other O.A.R. album. "Back To One" closes the album on an upbeat note...kind of ties the themes in many of the songs all together. Enjoy the bonus tracks, particularly "Heavy Heart" and "Irish Rose". The 3 minute jam at the beginning of "Give Me Something" is sick!

Overall this album is more upbeat then "All Sides" was. The lyrical content on "All Sides" was serious and the music took a bit of a too serious tone for O.A.R. With this album, the lyrical content is that same serious political, love, relationship content, but the music is much more upbeat and light-hearted. He exhibits some great song writting skills with this album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. OShea on August 3, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Groovy, upbeat... I really don't get the mediocre reviews. I love this album. So many of the songs have a great hook and the album flows nicely as it progresses. I suppose if you are the type to prefer heavy sax, this album may disappoint you, but I think it's fresh, relevant and engaging. Great for road trips, poker nights with the fellas, chillin on the patio with a nice beverage. Reminds me of so many other bands I enjoy like Rusted Root, The Bodeans, etc.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rbt24 on August 2, 2011
Format: Audio CD
The CD is good - it's different from their last album - a little more reggae feel, and a LOT more jamming in their songs with guitar solos, sax solos, etc. A great addition (and my favorite part) are the interludes where they just jam for a minute plus. Overall, a good album, and like the last few O.A.R. cds, each track seems to grow on you with each listen.
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Saw this band in concert! Now I will be a forever follower!! Listen to their stuff all the time. The saxophone is amazing!! Almost every song there is a Sax part.
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