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Parker Lauzon – Guitar
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Joe Pitter – Bass

Evans Blue is currently in the studio with long-time producer Trevor Kustiak, putting the finishing touches on their much-anticipated fourth album GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES, coming April 17th from Sounds+Sights. The first single “This Time It’s Different” is climbing ... Read more in Amazon's Evans Blue Store

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  • Audio CD (July 24, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • ASIN: B000PKG7HA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,066 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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''Evans Blue has been one of our biggest breakthrough acts in recent history. In a time when it's increasingly difficult to get songs to connect quickly and test through, this band has managed to do it in spades.'' -Dunae Doherty, Program Director KDGE - The Edge, Dallas

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I would recommend both CDs to anyone.
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They sound more like Breaking Benjamin this album than they did their first one, but still VERY good.
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Definitly one of the best cds of the year!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Ames on July 24, 2007
Format: Audio CD
So i figured id wait until i actually picked up the album to write a real review, so heres my take on the new Evans Blue album, The Pursuit Begins When This Portrayal Of Life Ends.

Let me start by saying im a pretty big evans blue fan, so I cant speak entirly for people who are new to the band. ive been following them since " The Melody And The Energetic Nature of Volume " came out, and honestly, at first, i really didnt think they were that good. A friend of mine convinced me to go to a show, and thats when my opinion changed. Because of an emergency, the band was forced to play their entire set acoustically, sans drummer. I was completely blown away. The band sounded pretty good acoustically, but Kevin completely blew me away with his vocals. I had never seen such power and energy from a singer on stage before, and im not new to singers or live performances.

So as they say, the true test of a band is the live performances. After that show, Evans Blue was in every playlist i made. I loved the poetic lyrics through every song, the subtle but catchy medlodies, and how new they sounded compared to alot of other new rock. When i heard they were releasing a new album, i couldnt wait to hear it.

The new album, to me, is a good step forward. After losing a drummer, they came back with a really strong sophmore album, IMO. The album in its entirety flows very well, from beginning to end. As a musician and audiophile, i think the album was mixed better, not as muddy, and the guitars sound crisper. this could be because of new gear, im not sure. Either way, this album does sound better than the previous. The album contains many types of songs as well, from slower poetic songs to faster and more groove oriented songs as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By I. V. D. Vliet on September 16, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I have been listening to this CD for alomst 8 weeks now and I have to say I love it. It is currently the soundtrack to my life and each time I hear a song again, I find a different lyric to relate to or beat to rock out to. There is not a bad song on the cd, but the clear favourites are "The Pursuit", "Q", "Kiss the Flag" (Brilliant lyrics - god's not alone anymore!) and "Painted". I was also fortunate enough to purchase the CD with the bonus DVD, making my appreciation for the Evan's Blue message so much greater. The CD will grow on you, just like the first!
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By M. Randall on July 24, 2007
Format: Audio CD
In early 2006 I discovered Evans Blue with their debut album, The Melody And The Energetic Nature Of Volume. Every track on the album was memorable, catchy and very unique compared to today's standard alternative rock. It was clear these guys were something special.

Flash forward to March 2007. Via MySpace I learned that Evans Blue was releasing a new album already... In only a little over a year since the debut. I was a bit worried because this seemed like a rushed project (most bands take at least 2 years inbetween albums) and I was afraid the quality would suffer. I heard the single on the radio soon after and to my surprise it was very good and very Evans Blue-ish. Maybe my worries were for nothing?

Well I wasted no time picking this CD up the day it came out and when I popped it in the CD player it was clear that this CD is not as powerful as the debut. There are some hits, don't get me wrong.. Q, Pin-Up and The Pursuit all hit the spot very well. The lyrics are very poetry-like, as the debut was. The distinct guitar is there as well. The album just seems to lack the bite that the debut had... Maybe its because there is no hard hitting song like Cold (but i'm still here), or maybe its just because we've heard this sound before already. All in all I give this CD 4/5 stars, and Evans Blue fans will most certainly enjoy it... but I still can't help but think that something here is missing in the formula
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lukas J. Running on August 22, 2007
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Even though they released this album only a year and a half after their debut, this effort does not seem rushed. The songs are all fully-realized and full of killer hooks. The vocals are as outstanding as ever. In reality, each song on here is deserving of radio play. That is one thing that is great about these guys. The music is uncompromising, and they don't release sub-par songs. My one criticism is that they don't have that one simply awesome song that people would buy the record for alone. "Cold (But I'm Still Here)" was that song for their debut. That's not to say that there are any shortage of great songs on here. As far as heavy rock goes, these guys are one of the best bands out there.
One interesting thing that they have used on each album is a cover song from a female pop artist. On their debut, it was "Posession" by Sarah McLaughlin. This one features "Caught A Lite Sneeze" by Tori Amos. I never thought I'd say that I enjoyed a song written by either of them, but Evans Blue does a great job of turning them into heavy songs and making them their own. Check it out for yourself. I consider those songs to be highlights on each album. In summary, if you like heavy rock music from bands like Taproot, Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, or 10 Years, check these guys out. They have quickly become one of my favorite new bands.
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I was able to get my hands on an advanced copy and it truly is a wonderful album. I would go to say it is better then their first. I don't think there is one song that I dislike. I can't wait until it comes out so I can buy a proper copy.
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