Five For Fighting – Slice – CD Review

Five For Fighting SliceOoh this is a good one! John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting’s newest album, Slice (featuring the single Chances), is set to release October 12, 2009. The press release perfectly describes the sentiments of the album:

“If every album provides snapshots of where an artist’s mind at heart is at the moment, Slice, the latest offering from John Ondrasik (aka Five for Fighting), is a collection of digital jpegs and faded Polaroids. The album takes stories of friends, family and even American servicemen, and sets them to music shot through with the spirit of the great songs of his youth. It’s a diary, or a blog, in which Ondrasik speaks his mind about current issues, experiences and sentiments, while setting those thoughts to piano, bass and drums.”

Tidbits:
John launched whatkindofworlddoyouwant.com in 2007 to raise money for charities, so far $300,000 has been donated through users veiwing video clips! As a dedicated US Troops suporter, John loves to perform for our service people. He also created & produced a CD of superstar recordings called “For the Troops” that is free to every active service person in the US Armed Forces! John is also a father of 2 and happily married! It’s great to see celebrities who are so family orientated!

My View

When I found out I was in for the One2One Network blog tour for Five For Fighting’s newest album, Slice, I was ecstatic! I love Five For Fighting and one of my absolutely favorite songs is 100 Years. I am so happy to say that this newest album is more of a really good thing and one of my favorite reviews since starting my blog!

John Ondrasik’s voice is amazing, and I have always liked how clear and pure he sounds in his music, you can really hear the story and the soul in each of his songs. That’s another thing, you know when you listen to John, you’re listening to a story about someone, something, his songs mean something and they make sense! It’s like talking to an old friend and nodding along because you know exactly how they feel! I am going to listen to Slice over and over again. It’s upbeat, makes me smile and want to get up and dance, in fact I will right now! Join me!

I’m back :) Love everyone of the songs but my favorite has to be:
Hope – Oh I need to listen to this song every single day! It’s the first thing I want to hear in the morning! (Okay, I say this is my favorite but as I keep listening, every time a song comes on I say to myself, OH I L-O-V-E this one!! Maybe I just can’t pick a favorite!)

Album Tracklist:

1. Slice
2. Note To The Unknown Soldier
3. Tuesday
4. Chances
5. This Dance
6. Above The Timberline
7. Transfer
8. Hope
9. Story Of Your Life
10. Love Can’t Change The Weather
11. Augie Nieto

I desperately want to see the concert but I will have to settle for watching John’s TV appearances. Don’t miss them! I’m setting my DVR to record them as soon as I’m done with this post.

TV Appearances:
CBS Saturday Morning 10/10
The View 10/14
The Today Show 10/16

Tour Dates:
John will be hitting the road in October with An Acoustic Evening with Five For Fighting. The songs are great on record, even better live! Definitely a show worth seeing! To find out about how to get tickets in a market near you, go to his site.

18-Oct Toronto, ON El Mocambo
20-Oct New York, NY City Winery
22-Oct Bay Shore, NY (Long Island) YMCA Boulton Center
23-Oct Uncasville, CT The Wolf Den
24-Oct Washington, DC Jammin Java
26-Oct Boston, MA The Paradise
27-Oct Philadelphia, PA World Café Live (downstairs)
29-Oct Nashville, TN The Belcourt
30-Oct Chicago, IL Lakeshore
3-Nov Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
5-Nov Seattle, WA Crocodile
6-Nov Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
10-Nov San Francisco, CA Swedish American Hall
11-Nov Los Angeles, CA Largo at the Coronet

Stay up to date with Five For Fighting

FFF Website: http://bit.ly/FFFWebsite
FFF Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/johnondrasik
FFF Widget:
FFF Videos: http://bit.ly/FFFYouTube
FFF Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fiveforfighting

Buy It!

Preorder Slice through Amazon!
On sale now for only $9.99 and qualifies for Free super saver shipping on orders over $25.

Win It!
Guess what! One A Hen’s Nest reader is going to win a Five For Fighting autographed Slice CD! Sweet!

How to Enter:
Leave me a comment telling what your favorite Five For Fighting song is!
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* I received an album download of “Slice” to facilitate my candid and honest review from One2One Network. My name will also be entered into a random drawing for a gift card for sharing my opinion with you. No other compensation is or will be provided.

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    My favorite Five For Fighting Song is 100 Years. Thanks so much
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    Anonymous says:

    America Town is the best song ever written. It speaks directly to your heart. I can hardly wait to get a copy of Slice.
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    My favorite FFF song is 100 years – it's timelss!

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    Anonymous says:

    100 Years is my favorite. It will be a timeless classic like many of McCartney's songs. John Ondrasik has written many fantastic pieces of music – I've even started learning 100 Years on piano. Can't wait until the new cd is loaded on my computer.

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    Anonymous says:

    Overall (and I have to say that because on my Itunes, I've listened to FFF over 100x !) my favorite song has to be "Superman" because the lyrics are great. Thank you – the new "Chances" song is a winner!
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    This is hard. I would say that my favorite is 100 Years or Dying. Great giveaway! Thank you so much!

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    My favorite song is 100 years..what can I say.. I'm old school!

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