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Sanctus Real - We Need Each Other



Average User Rating: 8.13 out of 10
Total votes: 8 (Click here to vote)
Total comments: 22

01. Turn On The Lights
02. We Need Each Other
03. Black Coal
04. Whatever You're Doing (Something Heavenly)
05. Sing
06. Leap Of Faith
07. Lay Down My Guns
08. Eternal
09. Half Our Lives
10. Legacy


Posted on 02-15-2008 by earlessdog
Suggested guide for voting
10 - Amazing CD. Everyone should own it.
9 - Among the best of the year.
8 - One of the top CDs around, but could have been improved in a few places.
7 - Not a bad CD, but could have been better in a number of places.
6 - Pretty good for it's genre, but overall it's only acceptable.
5 - Decent CD, but only if you're a big fan of this genre.
4 - If you love this band, you'll like this CD. Otherwise, probably not.
3 - If you're a fan of this genre, the CD is barely acceptable.
2 - If you're a big fan of this band, this CD is tolerable.
1 - Even if you like this band, you won't like this CD.

Posted on 02-15-2008 by tigerfan88
This is really one of their best CDs, if not the best. It is a good mix of straight up rock and alternative. Lyrically, it is their most serious--and best--yet. Vocally, Hammit sounds terrific. Musically, the whole band has grown a lot. If I were to describe it to people, I'd say part U2 ("Eternal"), part Tom Petty ("Turn On the Lights"), part Coldplay ("Eternal"--it's both part U2 and part Coldplay, as I hear both influences in there) and part catchy rock ("Leap of Faith", "Black Coal"). The more I hear this CD, the more I enjoy it.

Posted on 02-15-2008 by nbfan
Worst title ever...and an okay album.

Posted on 02-18-2008 by Oh!Gravity
I'm not going to vote yet. My first impressions are good. I somewhat agree that "We Need Each Other" is kind of a lame album title.

Posted on 02-22-2008 by CDBongo
I agree about the lame title. The title song might be somewhat cliche too. But besides that it lives up to the sanctus real name. I loved the face of love and fight the tide so much I can't say it's their best but It's probably on par with those. They could have named it turn on the lights or something else. Matt's voice is simply amazing and is even better on this (if you can believe it) I'd love to have his voice.

8

Posted on 02-22-2008 by nbfan
And see, for a long time we had thought (and so did the band) that it would be called Turn On The Lights.

Posted on 02-22-2008 by tigerfan88
[QUOTE=CDBongo;3172639]I agree about the lame title. The title song might be somewhat cliche too. But besides that it lives up to the sanctus real name. I loved the face of love and fight the tide so much I can't say it's their best but It's probably on par with those. They could have named it turn on the lights or something else. Matt's voice is simply amazing and is even better on this (if you can believe it) I'd love to have his voice.

8[/QUOTE]

It is amazing. And his vocals, seemingly, have only gotten better with each CD, as you said. He sounds great on this new CD, and I can attest to him sounding great live as well (have seen them 3 times now). I really, really like the blend of songs on this CD. And it feels to me like there are some really, really great songs on this CD that just blow the rest of their music out of the water. Which is not easy for me to say, considering how much I loved "Fight the Tide". Not the most original CD title ("Turn On the Lights" would have been better), but meh, it's alright to me.

Posted on 02-22-2008 by Oh!Gravity
I don't think this is their best, but I do agree that this might be Matt's best vocal performance. I think I liked Fight The Tide and The Face of Love as a whole a little more (then again, those have had time to sink in).

Posted on 02-27-2008 by CDBongo
[QUOTE]And it feels to me like there are some really, really great songs on this CD that just blow the rest of their music out of the water. Which is not easy for me to say, considering how much I loved "Fight the Tide"[/QUOTE]
Leap of Faith
Turn on the lights
Legacy
Black Coal
Are the songs that do that. IMO.

"I'm not alright" from the face of love is probably equally as good. I think the face of love is their most solid album, fight the tide is great as well. As an entire cd I don't think this one is as consistent as those, but the songs that rock on this cd really rock. It's definitely worth of SR's name. In addition to Matt's voice being stellar, I noticed a few moments of guitar and bass work that stood out
Again, ironically the title song seems to be one of the more mediocre moments relative to the rest of the cd. (except the fight song was awesome)

Posted on 02-28-2008 by Oh!Gravity
I quite liked the title tracks for both Face of Love and Fight the Tide (technically, Alone). I like We Need Each Other (song), but it doesn't measure up to Face of Love or Alone.

Posted on 02-28-2008 by LC7rock
I'm not gonna vote on this yet... but I gotta say I've heard better from Sanctus... I personally think that this album was kinda hard to warm up to because every song was slow campared to their old stuff...:sadyep: Overall it's got a good message and "Turn On The Lights" rocks:D... but it's not their best...:nope: "Fight the Tide" was my favorite SR album.

Posted on 02-28-2008 by saveferris1643
I can't say it's as good as Fight The Tide, but I did really like this cd. It's a little on the short side though, but other than that, I really like it. Turn On the Lights, We Need Each Other, and Lay Down My Guns are my favorites, and his vocal performance is great, but I did like Fight the Tide a little better. Maybe I haven't given it enough time to sink in.

Posted on 03-02-2008 by Oh!Gravity
After having abit of time to sink in, I give it a 7.5, but since I can't actually do that, I said 7. There are some very good songs on this CD (specifically, Turn on the Lights, Black Coal, Leap of Faith, Legacy), and Matt's best vocal performance yet (and one of the best I've ever heard by a male) can be found on Legacy. The ballads didn't seem totally authentic to me, personally. They didn't have the Sanctus touch as much in my opinion. However, I do like Something Heavenly.

Posted on 03-04-2008 by CDBongo
[QUOTE]Fight the Tide (technically, Alone)[/QUOTE]
Oops, sorry for some reason I thought it was the fight song, both songs are awesome.

[QUOTE]There are some very good songs on this CD (specifically, Turn on the Lights, Black Coal, Leap of Faith, Legacy), and Matt's best vocal performance yet (and one of the best I've ever heard by a male) can be found on Legacy. The ballads didn't seem totally authentic to me, personally. They didn't have the Sanctus touch as much in my opinion. However, I do like Something Heavenly.[/QUOTE]
Completely agree

Any idea on what type of guitar amp they used on turn on the lights?

Posted on 03-05-2008 by Oh!Gravity
[QUOTE=CDBongo;3178380]Any idea on what type of guitar amp they used on turn on the lights?[/QUOTE]
No idea. I'm still trying to figure out how to play it.

Posted on 03-05-2008 by CDBongo
If it helps, the basic chord progression is this:
verse
Bb C Dm X a few
chorus
Bb C Dm F Gm Dm X a few
they do some off chord instead of the Gm in one or more of the choruses.
and the solo is really easy to play and I think the backup chords are just the chorus, idk, I'd have to listen to it again to make sure.
There's also another guitar that plays some lead fills in the song which are actually really cool.

and the notes for the beginning "riff" are these:
C C D~ C C D~ A A D D D (~ means trill)
I usually play an octave and just vibrate one of the strings on the D, then play the full D5 after the A's. I'm pretty sure it's in drop D.

I think maybe you could use an ac30 to get this sound?

Posted on 03-06-2008 by tigerfan88
From what I understand, didn't they have another guy (a producer, perhaps?) come in and play the main riff for "Turn on the Lights"? I want to say his name is Peter York, but I am not positive. I know they mentioned it in an interview, though.

I'm not sure what amp they used, but I'd say something that'll give you a classic rock/blues sound should sound great.

Posted on 03-07-2008 by saveferris1643
[QUOTE=tigerfan88;3179811]From what I understand, didn't they have another guy (a producer, perhaps?) come in and play the main riff for "Turn on the Lights"? I want to say his name is Peter York, but I am not positive. I know they mentioned it in an interview, though.
QUOTE]

I'm pretty sure he is the president of Sparrow Records. Either that or he was the founder. Something like that.

Posted on 03-07-2008 by StellarFreak
awesome cd.Didnt like the song "half our lives" all that much though but overall it was very good.

Posted on 03-09-2008 by tigerfan88
[QUOTE=saveferris1643;3180914]

I'm pretty sure he is the president of Sparrow Records. Either that or he was the founder. Something like that.[/QUOTE]

Yes, that sounds right. Anyway, it's him playing the riff on that song.

Posted on 03-09-2008 by CDBongo
that's cool I guess, doesn't make sence why one of the band memebers didn't just play it. Maybe he wanted to say he did something to contribute to the record or something

Posted on 03-10-2008 by nbfan
Or maybe he made it up and the band let him do it as a cameo sort of thing.


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