Evelyn Forever | Good to Be Alive

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Good to Be Alive

by Evelyn Forever

Power pop with jaunty beats, delicious melodies, and hard-rocking guitars.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Drunk Tank
2:26 album only
2. Imagine My Surprise
3:39 album only
3. Indecision
3:17 album only
4. Good to Be Alive
4:18 album only
5. Everything
2:57 album only
6. I Know a Girl
2:20 album only
7. Precious Time
2:27 album only
8. Little Girl
2:30 album only
9. Wasted
2:37 album only
10. Purple Flowers
3:31 album only
11. Maybe
3:52 album only
12. Champagne
3:06 album only


Album Notes
Good to Be Alive is Evelyn Forever's third, and finest, effort to date. They have skillfully succeeded in capturing the dynamics that have made them one of the premeir up-and-coming power pop bands out there: driving, powerful guitars, energy, beautiful melodies and impeccable harmonies. With four talented singer/songwriters, there is something for everyone, from the punk sensibilities of such tracks as "Drunk Tank" and "Champagne" to the more traditional bouncy power pop of "Imagine My Surprise". This album also features the band delving into more unusual genres (at least for them). On "Indecision", the band explores drum loops and hip-hop beats beneath an undeniably catchy classic melody. "Little Girl" finds the band expertly mastering a sort of psychodelic pop. And the title track is as good of an arena rock power ballad that ever was. Fans of classic power pop/true rock and roll will not be disappointed.


Evelyn Forever recently signed with Childlike Records, a NYC based independent record company and a new release featuring new bass player Chris Lucas is in the works. The band remains as vibrant as ever and cannot wait to put some of their finest new tunes down and pick up where they left off on Good to Be Alive. More to come soon...

Evelyn Forever soar off the charts here - their startling Good To Be Alive being the year's most impressive power pop dynamo.

The band has mastered the fundamentals of the "hook" on Good To Be Alive, immediately assaulting the senses with the opening Drunk Tank and its charging rhythm. Then it's Imagine My Surprise, which would be a huge hit in a just world thanks to its singalong chorus and backing vocals. When you finally get past these two tracks (you may wear out your button on your CD player), there's Indecision. Definitely the band's best pop ballad, Evelyn Forever croon over a steady funky rhythm here to great dramatic effect.

And this is just for openers, Good To Be Alive's twelve tracks count not one dud among them. Melding tough guitar sounds with strong melodies, Evelyn Forever toss off tracks like I Know A Girl and Purple Flowers like the musically seasoned professionals they've become while still retaining an exuberant "rock and roll" spontaneous energy. Throughout Good To Be Alive, Evelyn Forever sound like they've come to play - and the production efforts of Randy Staley and Robert Green make for a perfect fit.

No messing around here, folks - this is one people will be talking about for quite awhile. Yep, it's that good.

(* * * * 1/2 out of 5)

Claudio Sossi

Shake It Up! January 2001



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playing repeat and singing along all the time
I was told to check out the song Good To Be Alive by a friend of mine. He said it would blow me away because I am a lover of just straight up good music... and it did. I listened to some other songs online and decided to buy the album. When listening to it in full, I had no idea how diverse the whole thing was. You can easily remember the hooks and choruses of any one of the songs. Drunk Tank is a perfect choice for a first track, as it gets you up and ready to go. I Know A Girl is a great song to hear on a beautiful day and Everything is a song in that great *classic* rock style. Maybe is a sweet song but then Champagne brings back the raw sound that reminds you it's not all about candy hearts and flowers. The guys really impressed me with this cd. And again, Good To Be Alive is an awesome rock ballad that could bring an entire lighter-waving audience to tears.


I had been looking gor this CD for a long time.At last I found and bought it at CD BABY from Japan.This is greater & better album than I expected.Sparkling sound with super-catchy melodies.You'd better listen this!!