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All In Good Time
Studio album by Barenaked Ladies
Released March 23, 2010 (Canada)[1]
March 29, 2010 (UK, EU)
March 30, 2010 (US)
Recorded April - July 2009
Genre Alternative Rock
Label Raisin' Records
Producer Michael Phillip Wojewoda
Barenaked Ladies chronology
Snacktime!
(2008)
All In Good Time
(2010)

All In Good Time is the forthcoming studio album by Barenaked Ladies to be released on March 23, 2010 in Canada,[2] and March 30, 2010 in the United States.[1][3][4]. 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 his replacement by Kevin Hearn). "You Run Away" was the first single released from the album.[3] "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.

The band came to the table with 27 written songs, with 18 making it to the recording studio. With Page's departure, Hearn and bassist Jim Creeggan have filled the void by contributing a comparatively greater share of lead vocals than on previous albums.[5] Ed Robertson, who had contributed lead vocals approximately equally with Page, sings lead on 10 of the 18 recorded songs, while Hearn and Creeggan sing on five and three respectively.

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History

After founding member Steven Page announced his departure from Barenaked Ladies to pursue a solo career, the band posted a message on their website indicating that the remaining members would continue recording and touring together as Barenaked Ladies and would enter the studio in April.[6]

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.[7] 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 finishing mixing the 18 recorded tracks on July 30.[8][9] The final album consisting of 13 songs (later changed to 14) was sequenced and mastered on August 13.[10] In August, Robertson indicated the possibility of releasing an EP composed of the songs that did not make the cut for the final album.[11]

The band announced on January 6, 2010 that it had signed an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement with EMI Label Services though 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.[3]

Track List

The standard album contains fourteen tracks:[12]

Track Title Writer(s) Lead Vocal(s) Length
1. "You Run Away"   Ed Robertson Ed Robertson 4:22
2. "Summertime"     Ed Robertson 3:51
3. "Another Heartbreak"     Kevin Hearn 3:23
4. "Four Seconds"     Ed Robertson,
Tyler Stewart
2:44
5. "On The Lookout"     Jim Creeggan 3:31
6. "Ordinary"     Ed Robertson 4:09
7. "I Have Learned"     Ed Robertson 3:06
8. "Every Subway Car"     Ed Robertson 3:49
9. "Jerome"     Kevin Hearn 3:22
10. "How Long"     Ed Robertson 3:39
11. "Golden Boy"     Ed Robertson 3:13
12. "I Saw It"     Jim Creeggan 3:50
13. "The Love We're In"     Ed Robertson 2:42
14. "Watching The Northern Lights"     Kevin Hearn 4:27
50:08

Bonus tracks/Special album versions

Four songs were recorded but are not included on the standard album. Three of these tracks are retailer-exclusive bonus tracks, the fourth is an exclusive bonus for purchasers of concert tickets on upcoming tours. A second physical "Special Edition" of the album is currently listed as a "limited Canadian pressing" at Amazon.com.[13] This version is indicated to include a t-shirt and unspecified bonus tracks. f.y.e music stores have what they claim is an exclusive version of the album with two acoustic bonus tracks, and a t-shirt. This may or may not be the same version as the Canadian Special Edition listed at Amazon.

Track Title Writer(s) Lead Vocal(s) Length
1. "All In Good Time" (iTunes bonus track[14])   Kevin Hearn 3:08
2. "She Turned Away" (iTunes bonus track for presale orders[14])   Jim Creeggan 4:03
3. "Moonstone" (Amazon.com MP3 download bonus track[15])   Ed Robertson 3:05
4. "Let There Be Light" (Concert ticket-buyers download bonus[16])   Kevin Hearn 3:03
5. "Another Heartbreak (acoustic)" (f.y.e. bonus track[17])   Kevin Hearn  
6. "Four Seconds (acoustic)" (f.y.e. bonus track[17])   Ed Robertson
Tyler Stewart
 

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