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Brad, comprised of members, Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam), Regan Hagar (Satchel), Shawn Smith (Pigeonhed, Satchel), and Jeremy Toback, had been playing together for years before formally forming as a band in 1992. Recorded in roughly 20 days, Shame was the debut album from Seattle band, Brad. Mixed by Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, The Fray), the album featured a ... Read more in Amazon's Brad Store

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  • Audio CD (August 13, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Redline Ent
  • ASIN: B00006BTAG
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,632 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Brothers and sisters [Smith]
2. Shinin' [Smith]
3. Drop it down [Gossard/Smith]
4. Never let each other down [Smith]
5. If you could make it good [Smith]
6. Revolution [Hagar/Smith]
7. Takin' it easy [Smith]
8. Sheepish [Gossard]
9. All is one [Berg/Smith]
10. Couch T-bone [Brad/Smith]
11. La, la, la [Smith]
12. Yes, you are [Smith]
13. Arrakis [Berg/Smith]

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Ori Release '02. Third album by the Seattle-based band , includes 2 bonus track "It Ain't Easy" & "Make Me Crazy" that is N/A in the Already-US-Deleted edition.

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Brad further demonstrate a propensity for musical comfort food, '70s rock style, on their warm-sounding, soul-infused third album. Welcome to Discovery Park is a funny title for this recording, since there's actually little to uncover here. If you've listened to the radio since 1970, you can anticipate chord progressions and guitar solos. But the classic-rock textbook sounds just fine in Brad's hands, especially with production assistance from Phil Nicolo of the Butcher Brothers. While not as inventive as works by Wellwater Conspiracy (another retro-minded Seattle outfit) or Queens of the Stone Age, Discovery Park is not without its charms. Set highlight "La, La, La" is a warm blast of soulful pop-rock that is sure to keep fans of Urge Overkill and Grand Funk Railroad smiling for days. --Mike McGonigal

Customer Reviews

Welcome to Discovery Park is a truly special album.
S. Connor
Lows include "Drop It Down" which sounds like a bad outtake from Satchel's first album. "All Is One" doesn't even sound like a real song.
"77todd77"
As a long time fan of Shawn Smith (and friends), I have to say that this is one of his best efforts.
David Abrass

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Blackout Nights on January 18, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Trying to compare the group called Brad's third album to either one of their previously two releases is like trying to compare sausages to airplanes.
Their first early 90's release 'Shame' is totally groove oriented. It's something fresh, new and alive, and you can tell these guys had a blast making it.
Then in 1996, Brad releases 'Interiors' - a much more polished and produced effort. I believe it was their atempt to be a commercial success. Songs like "The Day Brings" and "Lift" will stand the test of time. However, the songs generated little radio-play and, as a direct result, this album did not achieve the heights it should have reached.
Now, we have 2002's 'Welcome to Discovery Park'.
Let me interject here by saying that though Brad is seen chiefly as a Stone Gossard side-project by "those who do not know" - this is basically Shawn Smith's band. And the members - Gossard (guitar), Regan Hagar (drums), Jeremy Toback (bass) and Mike Berg (bass&keyboards) - know it.
'WDP' is a much slower album than 'Shame' or 'Interiors'. This album moves like smoke flowing out into cobblestoned streets from a lonely bar on a moonlit night. If you're expecting what we know and love to be Brad, you're going to be disappointed, but there are two or three songs you will still probably enjoy, namely "La, La, La" - a strong, pop-fused playful romp that will have you begging to see them live.
On the other hand, if you're a Shawn Smith fan, then this is just your cup of tea. I could see many of these songs easily being on his "Let It All Begin" album.
For the new listener wondering whether to spend your hard earned dinero on this - I can only say that it depends on your taste.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lee H. on February 19, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Shawn Smith.
Do you need another reason to buy this album? If so, you get one more. Brad is the modern equivalent of Temple of the Dog. A Seattle supergroup, made up of guys you may have never heard of before. Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam guitarist, you've heard of, and I understand your trepidation. You bought the Mike McCready solo project. You don't want to go down that road again. I assure you, it's not the same.
This is Brad's third album. They tour, they interact, Stone doesn't write the majority of the material. Like Satchel and Pigeonhed, this is the Shawn Smith show and he always delivers.
This album is about peace and retrospection. It's about the 70s and the 90s. It's about waking up and wanting the world to be different but not getting discouraged when nothing has changed. For the most part, Welcome to Discovery Park is a slow drive. Tracks like Revolution bring up the fuzz and tempo, while Brothers and Sisters and Make It Good reassure the signature voice and lyric that Smith provides.
While markedly different from 1997's Interiors in theme, the latest chapter of Brad has much of the same feel and vibe. Ideal for intimate settings where the quality of Smith's voice can be appreciated.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cillie Girl on November 23, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Hmmmm, I've been a fan so long now I almost expected to like anything touched by Shawn Smith. This is the long awaited third album from Brad. If you read some of these other reviews, you will know some of the history to this long awaited release. Sadly though, I am dissapointed. Given the talent of these ultra-fine musicians, I was surprised to find that even after repeated listenings, this effort is definetly lack-luster. I am still a fan though, and will continue to give this album a listen, just in case I have missed something. There are some good tracks, but over all compared to the kind of material they have given us in the past, this is mediocre at best. After 10 years I still like Shame best, and the Satchel albums are quite a treat too, not to mention Pigeonhed, The Twilight Singers etc...
I will eagerly await the next and hope for a better mix and the sound that made me a fan to begin with.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mike G Girardin on November 5, 2003
Format: Audio CD
When Pearl Jam's TEN came out, I thought it was the best album of all time. As a matter of fact, even today, I still believe that it is one of the top albums ever. Anyhow, I followed the whole Seattle scene at that time, and was very interested in 1993 to hear Stone Gossard's side project "Brad".
I remember thinking it was crap the first time I heard the album "Shame", but the more I listened to it, the more I liked it, until it actually became another of my favorite albums. It's hard to say exactly what it was that made me like it so much, but I'm going to guess that it was the pure originality of the whole thing. They weren't like anything else I'd heard before.
That originality is very much still alive and well on their latest release "Welcome to Discovery Park". And although right now, I don't like it as much as Shame, I think I probably haven't listened to it enough yet. I'm sure that once I've given a goo 4 or 5 listenings, that I'll love it just as much, because this music is like a fine wine, it's a refined and aquired taste.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Glennrock on May 1, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I must disagree with the earlier negative reviews. Found this CD today in a bargain bin. Overall a quality product with some very interesting tracks. A more mature direction for the band. Perhaps, this is the reason for the dissatisfaction with younger listeners. I like this CD better than "interiors" and recommend it for those looking for a melodic and somewhat serene listining experience.
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