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May 4, 2010

  Song Title
Release Me
I Want It To Be
Send A Message
Bigger Than Both
Nothing Is Everything
Feel It Now
Where Do I Fit
Precious Little Bird
Torn To Pieces
She Goes Down

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 4, 2010
  • Release Date: May 4, 2010
  • Label: 429 Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2010 SLG, LLC.
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  • Total Length: 41:43
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  • ASIN: B003IV9D3S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,003 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Glad these guys are still around... May 7, 2010
Format:Audio CD
I've been waiting for Tonic to do another album for a while now, and figured that they'd sadly gone the way of other great, underrated bands like JellyFish. So glad that's not the case.

This is a great album and has everything that most Tonic fans have come to appreciate. There are great melodies and lyrics here, though the album at times feels a bit more stripped down to me than their previous albums.

It feels a bit more "intimate" than their other records (which are classic albums!). My favorite track has to be "Daffodil". Great feel to it. The acoustic version is better than the electric version. In fact either version of "Daffodil" would make a great single either on a Country station or an AOR station (are there AOR stations anymore??). Great chorus hook in that song. Unfortunately, with the state of the record companies and lame taste of most of the record-buying public, this album will most likely vanish into obscurity and the band will be forced to do something else to survive. Hopefully that won't happen for some time yet.

Does the beginning of "Feel It Now" remind of anyone else of "Polythene Pam" from The Beatles "Abbey Road" album? Not the melody, just the feel and instrumentation. Might just be me, but it's a great feel. There are actually a few "Beatley" moments on this album. I know I heard several Ringo drum fills, but that's beside the point.

There's something about Tonic's lyrical delivery that knocks me out every time. Something about the way the lyrics fit into their music forces you to listen to the lyrics like a lot of other band's recordings do not. It's not just "verse- bridge- hook-chorus".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still Good May 14, 2010
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Although I've read some bad reviews, I listen with my ears wide open. I enjoyed it. No it's not like their previous cds, but's got the Tonic flavor. A little more mellow....but I enjoy that side of the guys. Being in my fifties...I hear alot in their music & THAT is what I've always enjoyed the most. It's new & refreshing.....with just that hint of influence that I know & understand. Comforting to me in my "old age" LOL
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5.0 out of 5 stars At last May 4, 2010
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I have liked Tonic since they released their debut in the late 90's. So glad they are back together, this album is as good as the previous three.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars TONIC Goes Down May 7, 2010
By Cardiac
Format:Audio CD
After three incredible albums and 100 years worth of incredible hooks and catchy tunes Tonic falls flat with their new album. The album starts off great with the opener `Release Me' which for me brought back memories of great openers `Roses' and `Future Says Run' from previous Tonic albums. However, after this song the album falls short of any great music that made you smile, rock out and sing along. In fact I would say this album is more of a progression from Emerson's good solo album "Cigarettes and Gasoline", a softer Tonic I'd say. A more mellow sound was great for Emerson's album but that's not what I expect from Tonic. Where are the great guitar riffs, the addictive hooks and the soaring choruses? That's what made Tonic great! Their soft sensibility with a rock edge. There is absolutely none of that on this album minus the opener.

I understand why die-hard Tonic fans come on here and give the album five stars after listening to it one time, but I'll be honest and impartial here. There's only one track on this whole album that holds a candle to any previous Tonic albums. If I were to personally make a Tonic great song playlist I'd maybe, maybe include one song from this album when taking their whole back catalog into consideration. Go back and listen to previous albums and tell me I'm wrong. There is nothing on this album but forced song writing and after an eight year hiatus that sucks for their great fans. I hope they stay together this time and I hope they remember to go back to their roots and do what they as a band do best, that's write great lyrical music backed by wonderful soaring choruses and hook hungry guitars. It hurts me to have to give a negative review here because I was so excited for their new album as I loved their previous work. But I'll pass on this album and I'll look forward to the guys spending quality time in the studio writing and producing their next album.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars still crafting gems after 14 years! May 22, 2010
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I am really glad that Tonic decided to reunite and give us another solid album. I have been waiting for this for quite some time now and it did not disappoint, after hearing the album, one would never know that this band took on a hiatus for almost 7 years.. Tonic got back from where they left things off with their Grammy nominated album Head On Straight and proved that they can still craft gems such as Release Me, Daffodil, I Want It To Be and Nothing is Everything. This album is well worth the money. Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tonic / Tonic August 26, 2013
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I am a huge Tonic fan; so when I found out they were back together, I was ecstatic. I got to see and spend some time with them at a concert in Atlantic City in May. When I was finally able to get this CD, I was NOT disappointed. Although it's somewhat different from their earlier releases, I highly recommend it to all old and new fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A few listens to love it February 19, 2013
Format:Audio CD
I have been a fan of Tonic since their first album came out. They are one band I always buy their music, even when Emerson came out with a solo project. I was upset when they broke up but excited when they came back with this album.
It took a few listens to change me from not loving it and being disappointed to loving it. This album does sound different to a degree from their last 3 albums but I ended up loving, as usual, every song on the album.
If you have been a fan of their work in the past I say give if a go on this one.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars I can't believe this is the same band
I have all of their CD's have found treasures on every one but this. I spun this a number of times and could not find one song I would recommend as an mp3 download.
Published on April 8, 2011 by CD
5.0 out of 5 stars A NEW fan of Tonic
Frankly, I downloaded this album because I was bored. I wanted to try something new. Tonic hasn't had a hit in over ten years ("If You Could Only See"), but are prolific and... Read more
Published on September 9, 2010 by Leslie Dickinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the Tonic you need
Tonic are compared to many bands, but remain unique in their crafting of perfect alternative rock songs. Read more
Published on August 31, 2010 by Marc Duggan
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Stellar Album by Tonic!
Tonic's new, self-titled album is really great! I love everything they've done and this one is no exception! Read more
Published on July 12, 2010 by Gem
5.0 out of 5 stars Loving it!
I am really enjoying this album, the latest from Tonic. I have read some of the other reviews saying that it doesn't sound like the old Tonic, but I disagree... Read more
Published on June 12, 2010 by E. Lewis
2.0 out of 5 stars 7 years of waiting ... 47 minutes of disappointment
I have been following Tonic since the days of Lemon Parade. They are my all time favorite band. I've spent hours trying to figure out how to play their songs on guitar (because... Read more
Published on June 10, 2010 by Skee
3.0 out of 5 stars Falls Short of the Mark
First I have to admit that I am a fan of Tonic from their start and that I was eagerly anticipating their comeback CD, so I admit that I may have been overly generous with the... Read more
Published on May 23, 2010 by Rick A. Newsom
1.0 out of 5 stars Snake Oil
If disappointment could be captured in musical form, this is it. This entire album, start-to-finish is a soft, dim echo of what Tonic once was. Read more
Published on May 18, 2010 by B. Hafner
3.0 out of 5 stars Last rocket to mars
After 8 years the guys in " Tonic " have returned and gave the fans a solid middle of the road album. Read more
Published on May 11, 2010 by Noize Agenda
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