Alter Bridge ‎– Blackbird

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Second studio album released on October 5, 2007.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
B0009955-02 Alter Bridge Blackbird(CD, Album) Universal Republic Records B0009955-02 US 2007 Sell This Version
B000995502 Alter Bridge Blackbird(CD, Album) Universal Republic Records B000995502 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
B000VKJ6VS Alter Bridge Blackbird(CD, Album) Universal Republic Records B000VKJ6VS Europe 2007 Sell This Version
1746748 Alter Bridge Blackbird(CD, Album) Universal Republic Records 1746748 Indonesia 2007 Sell This Version
60251746748 Alter Bridge Blackbird(CD, Album) Universal Republic Records 60251746748 Brazil 2007 Sell This Version
1747403 Alter Bridge Blackbird(CD, Album) Universal Republic Records 1747403 UK 2007 Sell This Version
B0010124-10 Alter Bridge Blackbird(CD, Album + DVD-V) Universal Republic Records B0010124-10 US 2007 Sell This Version
B0010123-12 Alter Bridge Blackbird(CD, Album, Bes) Universal Republic Records B0010123-12 US 2007 Sell This Version
B0009955-12 Alter Bridge Blackbird(CD, Album, Enh, Ltd, Bes) Universal Republic Records B0009955-12 US 2007 Sell This Version
0602517467484 Alter Bridge Blackbird(CD, Album, Jew) Universal Republic Records 0602517467484 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
0602517467484 Alter Bridge Blackbird(CD, Album, Sup) Universal Republic Records 0602517467484 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
0602517467484 Alter Bridge Blackbird(CD, Album, Unofficial) Universal Republic Records (2) 0602517467484 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
MOVLP792 Alter Bridge Blackbird(LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, 180) Universal Music, Music On Vinyl MOVLP792 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
MOVLP792 Alter Bridge Blackbird(LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, Ltd, Num, 180) Universal Music, Music On Vinyl MOVLP792 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
0602517467484 Alter Bridge Blackbird(CD, Album, RP) Universal Republic Records 0602517467484 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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justinsgaines

justinsgaines

March 22, 2019
referencing Blackbird, CD, Album, B0009955-02

I was perfectly content to ignore Alter Bridge. I really disliked Creed, so I figured there was no reason to bother with a band that features a bunch of former Creed guys. Then a friend whose opinion recommended the band’s Blackbird album. I wasn't convinced by the samples I heard, but the seed was definitely planted in my head, so when I ran across a copy of Blackbird in the cutout bin at a local record show, I decided to part with a couple dollars and see what the fuss was all about.

Apparently my issues with Creed had a lot to do with their frontman, because Alter Bridge's sound grabbed right from the first moments of opener “Ties that Bind”. It's melodic and radio-friendly, but there's definitely some muscle in these songs. In fact, songs like “White Knuckles” and “Buried Alive” are about as heavy as anything Black Stone Cherry (check them out, you'll thank me later) have to offer. By and large the songs on Blackbird are really tight, completely rocking, and have great hooks and melodies. The vocals are a lot more compelling than Creed's. I did hear that dreary, post-alternative, Creed sound on the slow song “Watch over You”, but thankfully that proved to be the exception rather than the rule.

The bottom line is that Blackbird rocks. I still don't like Creed, but hearing this Alter Bridge album has made me reassess my belief that modern mainstream rock has nothing to offer.
TheLemmy

TheLemmy

February 9, 2019
referencing Blackbird, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, Ltd, Num, 180, MOVLP792

Can anyone confirm the position of the individual copy number? Save for the six-digit, silver code impressed on the back sleeve following "MOV" (e.g. mine is MOV 000229) I couldn't seem to find anything. My own copy came with a golden MOV sticker hinting to the release being "individually numbered" (by the way said sticker was almost certainly taken from somewhere else, maybe the original shrink wrap, and pasted on the plastic poly envelope the album came by), so I'm quite sure it's supposed to be numbered.
marvicbob96

marvicbob96

May 23, 2018
referencing Blackbird, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, 180, MOVLP792

The sound quality of this pressing is pretty good; compared to their digital counterparts, it's nice to hear a slightly more clear guitar sound for songs like Ties That Bind. The glossy gatefold and side D etching is also a nice touch.
Komodalski

Komodalski

March 2, 2018
referencing Blackbird, LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, 180, MOVLP792
Just wondering if this original 2007 pressing even actually exists?
AICSG924

AICSG924

February 5, 2017
referencing Blackbird, CD, Album, 1747403
According to the Music On Vinyl website, they are doing a run of 1,000 on Red Vinyl with "Limited 10 Year Anniversary Edition in numbered sleeves"

I just wish they could have filled side D with the bonus tracks released with this album: The Damage Done, New Way To Live, We Don't Care At All