Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Five For Fighting-Slice CD Review

Once in a while great music or a great album comes along that I just have to talk about. I have always been a fan of Five For Fighting and believe it or not, it wasn't until recently that I found out that Five For Fighting is actually one man- John Ondrasik. One of my favorite Five For Fighting songs is What Kind Of World Do You Want. Superman is also a great song. Five For Fighting's lyrics are powerful, it's messages clear. This new album Slice is another prime example of the wonderful music that John Ondrasik sings, writes and plays. It is a CD full of deeply personal and social messages that envoke your spirit and fill your heart. You definitely have a connection with the artist when you listen to this CD and the music is in part inspirational. Chances is the first single off this new album and I love this song. This is by far my favorite song on the whole album, but the whole album is great. One of the best albums, no lie, that I have heard so far this year. I love to listen to music that will relax me and move me, and this one does all that and more. This is one CD that I recommend you add to your CD collection.

Five For Fighting's breakthrough came in 2001 with the Grammy nominated song Superman. The song was climbing the charts when 9/11 happened and it quickly became the nation's song for healing. FFF performed the song at the post 9/11 fundraiser, The Concert For New York, which paid tribute to the firefighters, police officers and paramedics affected by the events of 9/11.
On the 2004 release, The Battle For Everything, FFF followed in the footsteps of Superman with 100 Years as another inspiring song.
In addition to his music, John is personally committed towards cause that are important to him such as
which raises money for various charities. Viewers watch video clips provided by visitors to their site. Current views are over 3 Million with apporximately 300 thousand dollars donated.

John is a dedicated supported of US Troops, performing live for US forces at Guantanamo Bay, Hawaii, Guam and Japan on USO tours.

John created and produced "For The Troops" a CD compilation of superstar recordings that is available for free to every active service person in Us Armed Forces.

Along with numerous television licenses, John's composed songs for "August Rush", "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants", "We Were Soldiers", "Chicken Little", & "Everyone's Hero".

John loves sports and writing. He penned a hockey column for Sports from 2005-2007 and free lances for various publications.

The tracks on the Slice album include:
Note to the Unknown Soldier
This Dance
Above the Timberline
Story of Your Life
Love Can't Change The Weather
Augie Nieto

John will be hitting the road on tour this month with An Acoustic Evening With Five For Fighting. We all know the songs are great on record, but even better live!
To find out more about the tour, read more about John's bio, albums and more, head over to his website:
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Suzie-Q said...

We too are huge fans of FFF! Thanks for all that information!

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