Getting Away with Murder (album)
|Getting Away with Murder|
|Studio album by Papa Roach|
August 31, 2004|
June 6, 2005 (Tour Edition)
|Recorded||October 2003–December 2003 in Los Angeles, California|
|Genre||Alternative rock, hard rock, alternative metal|
|Papa Roach chronology|
|Singles from Getting Away with Murder|
Getting Away with Murder is the fourth album by the rock band Papa Roach. The album was a departure from the band's previous works, showcasing an alternative rock and hard rock sound instead of a nu metal and rap metal sound. Unlike their previous albums, the album features no rapping and instead features Jacoby Shaddix singing melodies. It was released on August 31, 2004 via Geffen Records and has been certified Gold in Canada and Platinum in America, selling at least 2.8 million units. Getting Away with Murder peaked at number 17 on the Billboard 200.
Production lasted from October to December 2003. During the recording of Getting Away With Murder, the band was not signed to a label as their previous label DreamWorks Records had recently been bought out. The band would later sign to Geffen Records. The album features a departure from the band's rap metal sound, as the band's vocalist Jacoby Shaddix was tired of rapping.
The track "Just Go (Never Look Back)" was recorded in the album's sessions, but was ultimately left off the album. The track would later be released on the band's future greatest hits album, ...To Be Loved: The Best of Papa Roach.
Release and promotion
Papa Roach released Getting Away With Murder on August 31, 2004. The album's first single was the title track. The album debuted at #17 on the Billboard 200, with 52,000 copies sold. However, the title track saw success through radio and peaked at #2 in the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, #4 on the Modern Rock Tracks and #69 on the Billboard Hot 100. The second single, "Scars", peaked at #4 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, #2 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, #15 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #7 on the Pop Songs chart, becoming the band's biggest hit in the United States. "Scars" was ranked at #36 as the greatest song of 2005 and as the most successful song of the year by Billboard, becoming the band's first and only song to be included on Billboard's year-end charts, in addition, "Scars" was the band's first song to crossover to Top 40 radio since their breakthrough hit, "Last Resort". To support the album, the band toured throughout 2004 and 2005. Getting Away With Murder eventually achieved a platinum certification in the United States, after spending 58 weeks on the Billboard 200 thank to the hit of Scars. As of 2012, the album has sold over 5,000,000 copies worldwide, of which 1,000,000 for the U.S.It is also their first and only album to have more than one song charting on the hot 100 to date.
Several other tracks were used to promote the album across various mediums. The track "Blood (Empty Promises)" was featured on the Saw II soundtrack and the track "Getting Away with Murder" was featured in the end credits of The Chronicles of Riddick as well as the third-person shooter game MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf. "Not Listening" was used in the trailer for Resident Evil: Apocalypse and is also featured in the video games NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup, Gran Turismo 4, and FlatOut 2. Although it was not released as a single, Take me charted on Alternative songs chart at No.23, and on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart at No.11
|New York Times||link|
|Rolling Stone||Archived September 28, 2004, at the Wayback Machine.|
|ThePRP||Archived September 10, 2004, at the Wayback Machine.|
Initial critical response to Getting Away with Murder was mixed. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 59, based on 8 reviews.
All tracks written by Jacoby Shaddix and Tobin Esperance, except as noted.
|1.||"Blood (Empty Promises)"||2:55|
|3.||"Stop Looking Start Seeing"||3:08|
|5.||"Getting Away with Murder"||Shaddix, Esperance, Jerry Horton||3:12|
|7.||"Done with You"||2:52|
|9.||"Sometimes"||Shaddix, Esperance, Dave Buckner, Horton||3:07|
|10.||"Blanket of Fear"||3:21|
|11.||"Tyranny of Normality"||2:40|
|12.||"Do or Die"||Shaddix, Esperance, Horton||3:25|
|13.||"Harder Than a Coffin Nail"||Shaddix, Esperance, Buckner, Horton||3:28|
|14.||"Caught Dead"||Shaddix, Esperance, Buckner, Horton||3:04|
|15.||"Take Me" (Live)||3:29|
Original track listing
|3.||"Getting Away with Murder"||3:12|
|6.||"Visions" (retitled "Do or Die")||3:21|
|7.||"Done with You"||2:52|
|8.||"Blood (Empty Promises)"||2:55|
|10.||"These Walls" (retitled "Stop Looking, Start Seeing")||3:07|
|12.||"Tyranny of Normality"||2:40|
Album - Billboard
|2004||The Billboard 200||17|
Singles - Billboard
|2004||Getting Away with Murder||The Billboard Hot 100||69|
|Modern Rock Tracks||4|
|Mainstream Rock Tracks||2|
|2005||Scars||The Billboard Hot 100||15|
|Modern Rock Tracks||2|
|Mainstream Rock Tracks||4|
|Mainstream Top 40||7|
|Adult Top 40||31|
|Hot Digital Songs||15|
- Papa Roach
- Jacoby Shaddix - lead vocals
- Jerry Horton - guitars, backing vocals
- Tobin Esperance - bass guitar, backing vocals
- Dave Buckner - drums, percussion
- Additional musicians
- Produced by Howard Benson at Bay 7 Studios Valley Village, CA and Sparky Dark Studio, Calabasas, CA
- Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge at Image Recorders, Hollywood, CA
- "Blanket of Fear" mixed by Mike Plotnikoff at Bay 7 Studio, Valley Village, CA
- Recorded by Mike Plotnikoff
- Additional Engineering by Eric Miller
- ProTools Editing by Paul Decarli, Mike Plotnikoff, and Eric Miller
- Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, NYC
- Drum Technician: Gersh for Drum Fetish
- Guitar Guru: Keith Nelson
- Pre-Production Technician: Bob Wall
- Pre-Production Studios: Mates
- Production Coordinator: Dana Childs
- Management by Mike Renault and Dennis Sanders
- Booking: Jenna Adler for Creative Artists Agency
- European Booking: John Jackson for Helter Skelter
- Business Management: Jonathan Schwartz for GSO
- Legal Representation: Eric Greenspan for Myman, Abell, Fineman, Greenspan, and Light LLP
- A&R Coordination: Graham Martin
- Marketing by Jen Littleton
- Art Direction by Greg Patterson, Jerry Horton and Dave Buckner
- Band Photography by Olaf Heine, Jerry Horton
- Additional Photography: Michael D. Knight, Lisa Sweet, and Dave Rau
- Graphic Design: Greg Patterson for singlemanriot.com
- Enhanced CD produced by Greg Patterson and Devin Dehaven for FORTRESSDVD
- Edited by Devin Dehaven, Tim Mardesich and Tony Minter
- Opening Sequence by BACKWARDHEROES
- Avid DS operator: Bruce. W. Cathcart
- A&R: Ron Handler
- The song "Not Listening" was featured in the video games NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup in 2004, FlatOut 2 in 2006, and Gran Turismo 4, and was also featured in the trailer for the 2004 film Resident Evil: Apocalypse.
- The song "Getting Away with Murder" was featured in MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf in 2004 and MX vs. ATV Unleashed in 2005.
- The song "Stop Looking Start Seeing" was featured in EA's NFL Street 2 in 2004.
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- Pareles, Jon (September 6, 2004). "Songs That Vote Early and Often". The New York Times.
- The Making of Getting Away with Murder video
- "Papa Roach:Getting Away With Murder Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. CNET Networks, Inc. Retrieved 2009-03-23.
- CRIA Gold & Platinum certifications for February 2007. Retrieved July 25, 2007.
- "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-02-17.