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Mercury Records group Parachute glides into the new year with a brand new single, Something To Believe In, from their upcoming second album, The Way It Way (due April 12th), and a fresh round of U.S. tour dates with Plain White Ts and Miggs on the Wonders Of The Younger tour. In addition to Something To Believe In which was played during this year's Rose Bowl football classic and has become an ESPN staple The Way It Was is also expected to include a number of songs that Parachute has introduced at recent shows, among them Break My Heart For Me, Halfway, Square One, The Way It Was, What I Know, and White Dress. Another track, Kiss Me Slowly, was written with Grammy winners Lady Antebellum. The Way It Was was produced by John Fields, whose credits include Switchfoot, the Goo Goo Dolls, Pink, and Paper Tongues. The Way It Was follows up Parachute's Losing Sleep, which scored a #1 iTunes album debut when it was released in May 2009. The album featured the Top 15 Hot AC hit She Is Love. Parachute Will Anderson (guitars, piano, lead vocals), Kit French (saxophone, key-boards, vocals). Alex Hargrave (bass), Johnny Stubblefield (drums), and Nate McFarland (lead guitar, vocals) enjoyed a breakout year starting with their live performance of She Is Love at the annual New Year's Eve celebration on Times Square in New York City with over 1 million people in attendance!
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 17, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mercury
  • ASIN: B004NDVK3Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,832 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The rock band Parachute has had a great debut CD release in 2009 titled 'Losing Sleep'. Together with their sophomore CD release 'The Way It Was', the band has build up great expectation for their fans with the first single "Something To Believe In" & as well as the band playing some new songs before CD release including "Break My Heart For Me" & "Square One" which are surprisingly not in this new CD. 'The way It Was' CD has a great rock sound, beautiful clear vocals, great compositions & a wonderful production. This great CD (9 tracks) opens with "White Dress" : a great rock track with great vocals & melody. Other great tracks include "You And Me", "Something To Believe In" (a great first single/video) & "American Secrets" (strong beautiful drums, track has a great first part, getting better in the second part. The title of this CD is from the lyrics of this great longish track). Solid tracks/gems/stand-outs are "Forever And Always" (a beautiful ballad with inspirational lyrics, great vocals & melody), "What I Know" (a wonderful track with great guitar chords, melody & harmonies. This is my favourite track from this CD), "Kiss Me Slowly" (a slow-tempo track with beautiful guitar & melody. This song is composed by the popular multi-award winning country music band Lady Antebellum) & "Philadelphia" (another slow-tempo track with wonderful guitar & low-pitched vocals). There is no weak track in this CD. On overall, this is a great CD release by the talented rock band Parachute, they have certainly landed safely on firm ground, a highly recommended CD listening.
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I've been a Parachute fan since their 2009 debut of "Losing Sleep". Their follow-up, "The Way It Was" will not disappoint! In fact, I think I like the sophomore album a little better. Musically and lyrically speaking, the content seems more developed and mature. If I had to pinpoint a target audience for Parachute, I would say musically 13+, lyrically 18+. The beats are catchy, I can see 13-year-olds rocking out to it, but the depth of the lyrics can really be relatable to someone who is older. For that, I am really grateful!

For me, the standout tracks are...
- White Dress: super fun beat, you HAVE TO rock out to this.
- Forever and Always: just listen to the lyrics. the song basically tells a story of a couple... such a beautiful beautiful story. you WILL tear up listening to this.
- Kiss Me Slowly: I believe they wrote this with Lady Antebellum. just an awesome song, wonderfully composed.

P.S. If you ever get a chance to catch Parachute on tour, DO IT. I recently went to their concert in Southern California, and oh gosh, it was SOOO GOOD... They are one of the few bands that I enjoy listening to live.
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I can't quite remember how I came across Parachute's CD, but I've really enjoyed listening to this CD for awhile now. It's a pretty eclectic mix of various alternative/pop/rock medleys and jams. A talented ensemble of musicians; all-around enjoyable listening. Great music to add to any collection.
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I didn't think that Parachute could get any better, but they proved me wrong.

The Way It Was touched my heart and soul even more than their premiere album, Losing Sleep. Emotional highs and lows, strong beats, meaningful lyrics...this girl couldn't ask for more. My standout tracks are "White Dress," "American Secrets," and "Forever And Always." (I dare you to listen to it without tearing up.)

I fell in love with the boys when they were opening for Jon McLaughlin back in 2009 and they are still just as humble and gentlemanly today. I genuinely hope that this album is just one of many coming our way!
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I bought this CD for my fiance for her birthday, but I didn't know who the band was. After listening to the CD, I was surprised as to the quality of the CD, musically, and also the quality of the recording. Parachute has a good rock sound, with great breakdowns and little stuff to fill the gaps. In my opinion the whole CD is great, but here are some highlights: #3: Something to believe, Kiss me Slowly, and You and me. Check out parachute for some good rock and great breakdowns.
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I enjoyed Losing Sleep and picked up The Way It Was based listening to tracks on Google Music. I found the album to be very good overall and I like it quite a bit. There are a couple of tracks that aren't really to my taste, but almost everyone can find a couple of tracks on almost every album. I would especially highlight Forever and Always, What I Know, Kiss Me Slowly, and Philadelphia as favorites, so you know where I'm coming from. A solid pop record that is very enjoyable.
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I bought this CD because my family's pop band covered "Something to Believe In" last year. To my surprise, almost every cut was a gem. I put it on again the other day, and my son (teenage idol) was singing along to every tune. Who knew, eh?
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I love every song on this album. Parachute really finds the groove with each song and even makes me tear up with a couple of the songs. They've created a great sound that, even after a few years of listening, I always like to come back to this album.
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