| May 19 - July 24, 2009|
Michael Phillip Wojewoda
23 March 2010
| March 23, 2010 (2010-03-23)|
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Barenaked Ladies albums, Alternative rock albums
All In Good Time is the ninth full-length original-material studio album by Barenaked Ladies (the eighth, if Barenaked Ladies Are Me and Are Men are considered as one double-album). All In Good Time was released on March 23, 2010 in Canada, and March 30, 2010 in the United States. It is the first album recorded following the departure of founding member Steven Page in February 2009, and the band's second album recorded as a four-piece (their 1996 album Born on a Pirate Ship was recorded between the departure of original keyboardist Andy Creeggan and the arrival of his replacement Kevin Hearn).
"You Run Away" was the first single released from the album. "Every Subway Car" was released on US and Canadian iTunes on February 23 both as a preview track if the album is pre-ordered, and as a stand-alone purchase. It was later released as the second single from the album, recut as a duet with Erin McCarley.
The band came to the table with 27 written songs, with 18 making the cut to be recorded. With Page's departure, Hearn and bassist Jim Creeggan filled the void by contributing a comparatively greater share of lead vocals than on previous albums. Ed Robertson, who had contributed lead vocals equally with Page, sings lead on 10 of the 18 recorded songs, while Hearn and Creeggan sing on five and three respectively. Drummer Tyler Stewart also lent significant vocals to "Four Seconds".
After founding member Steven Page announced his departure from Barenaked Ladies to pursue a solo career in February 2009, the band posted a message on their website indicating that the remaining members would continue recording and touring together as Barenaked Ladies.
The band began recording the new album with producer Michael Phillip Wojewoda on May 19, 2009, and documented their rehearsal and recording process through their Twitter account. Primary recording was done at Canterbury Studios in Toronto, with additional recording done at Jim Creeggan's home. Recording ended on July 24, and Bob Clearmountain finished mixing the 18 recorded tracks on July 30. The final album consisting of 13 songs (later changed to 14) was sequenced and mastered on August 13. In August, Robertson indicated the possibility of releasing an EP composed of the songs that did not make the cut for the final album.
The band announced on January 6, 2010 that it had signed an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement with EMI Label Services through its new label Raisin' Records, which replaces its previous label, Desperation Records, used from its break with Reprise Records in 2004 until the departure of Page in 2009.
The album has received mostly positive reviews.
The standard album contains fourteen tracks. This versions is available in physical CD format, digital download, as well as a vinyl version made available through the band's webstore on April 14, 2010. The vinyl version, however, does not include the songs "I Have Learned" and "How Long". This was most likely done to fit the album on one vinyl record, instead of making it a two-LP set.
Four songs were recorded but are not included on the standard album: "All In Good Time", "Moonstone", "She Turned Away", and "Let There Be Light". Three of these tracks are retailer-exclusive bonus tracks, while the latter was an exclusive bonus for purchasers of concert tickets on the tours following the album's release. The band's management indicated that these tracks would ultimately be available for separate purchase after a period of time. However, through 2013, they have not been released.
A limited edition physical version of the album is available in Canada, and is exclusively available in the United States through f.y.e. music stores (though Amazon.com offers it as an import from Canada) This edition includes a T-shirt of the cover photo and a bonus disc containing live acoustic versions of two of the album's songs from a radio performance.Ed Robertson - lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass, drums, percussion, synthesizer, background vocals
Kevin Hearn - lead vocal on 3, 9, and 14, piano, synthesizers, keyboards, celeste, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, banjo, accordion, harmonica, background vocals
Jim Creegan - lead vocal on 5 and 12, double bass, electric bass, electric guitar, cello, piano, string arrangements, background vocals
Tyler Stewart - drums, percussion, background vocals
Michael Phillip Wojewoda - additional vocals and percussion
Ian LeFeuvre - guitar on 4
Jeff Nelsen - horn on 9, string quartet on 5, 12
Aya Miyagawa - 1st violin
Gregory Campbell - 2nd violin
Capella Sherwood - viola
Amy Laing - cello
Erin McCarly- Vocals
Production/Engineering: Michael Phillip Wojewoda
Engineering/Digital editing: Kenny Luong
Additional Engineering: Jeremy Darby
Mixing: Bob Clearmountain
Mix Assistance: Brandon Duncan
Mastering: Ted Jensen
Art Direction/Design: Chris Bellheimer
Photography: James Minchin III
Clock Photograph: Kevin Hearn
Direction: Jordan Feldstein/Rich Egan (CAM8)
Business Management: Kenna Danyliw/Mann Chartered Accountants
Two singles were released for this album. "You Run Away", the first and lead single, received decent radio play. "Every Subway Car" was released as a single, but did not chart.
All In Good Time has been relatively successful on the charts, being the band's highest charting since their 2000 album Maroon
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