The Rasmus – Dead Letters (2003) (Repost)

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The Rasmus - Dead Letters (2003) (Repost)

The Rasmus – Dead Letters (2003)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | ~296 Mb | 01:45:00 | Scans included
Alternative Rock, Pop-Rock | Country: Finland (Helsinki)

Dead Letters is the fifth album by Finnish alternative rock band The Rasmus released in 2003. It was released later in 2004 in the US, UK and Australia. Their previous album, Into, had seen some success in some parts of Europe, particularly Scandinavia and Germany, but Dead Letters signified the band’s major break-through. The album received 8 Gold and 6 Platinum music certification awards. Lead single "In the Shadows" received 6 gold and 2 platinum awards, selling over 1 million copies and breaking the record for performance royalties received abroad on a Finnish composition (overtaking the works of Jean Sibelius). Dead Letters had sold around 2 million copies as of December 2004, including 130,000 in the US alone, and is currently their biggest selling album to date.

The Rasmus recorded Dead Letters in June–December 2002 at Nord Studios in Sweden, reuniting with Mikael Nord Andersen and Martin Hansen, who had produced their Scandinavian hit album Into.

Lead singer Lauri Ylönen explained the title of the album on the band’s website. "Each song is a letter to somebody. It could be an apology, confession or cry out for help". The back side of the album booklet reads: “A dead letter is a letter that has never been delivered because the person to whom it was written cannot be found, and it also cannot be returned to the person who wrote it.”

Allmusic rated the album 3 stars out of 5. The review said "This Finnish group is more than capable of presenting dark and moody yet very finely tuned rock songs". It rated the best tracks as "Time to Burn", "Not Like the Other Girls" and the re-recording of "F-F-F-Falling", of which the original version appears on the Into album, and was added to the UK release as a bonus track.

Dead Letters was released in Europe in early 2003. It reached the top of the album charts in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as in Finland, where it stayed in the Top 20 Album chart for over a year. The album was released in the UK in 2004, being the first record to be released in the country by the band, and was one of the Top 50 best-selling albums of 2004. Commercial success in Europe led to the release of the album in other parts of the world. Dead Letters and lead single "In the Shadows" both reached the Top 50 of the Australian ARIA charts in 2004, as well as the Top 20 of the American Billboard Heatseeker charts.

The Rasmus received numerous music awards across Europe, winning the ‘Best Nordic Act’ category in the 2003 MTV Europe Music Awards, and five Finnish EMMA awards for Best Group, Best Album, Best Video (In My Life), Best Artist and Export in 2004. The band also won an ECHO award for best international newcomer and were awarded "Best International Artist" at the 2004 MTV Russia Music Awards. "In The Shadows" was on the nominations list for the 2004 Kerrang! Award for Best Single.

Lauri Ylönen – vocals
Pauli Rantasalmi – guitar
Eero Heinonen – bass
Janne Heiskanen – drums

The Rasmus - Dead Letters (2003) (Repost)

Track List (Standart Edition, 00:39:48):
2003, 105.29 Mb, Motor Music (980 693-4)

01. First Day Of My Life (03:44)
02. In The Shadows (04:06)
03. Still Standing (03:32)
04. In My Life (04:02)
05. Time To Burn (04:32)
06. Guilty (03:46)
07. Not Like The Other Girls (05:44)
08. The One I Love (03:16)
09. Back In The Picture (03:44)
10. Funeral Song (03:17)

Track List (Finnish Limited Edition, 00:04:38):
2003, 11.61 Mb, 256 kbps, Playground Music Scandinavia (PGMCDX 14)

15. In The Shadows (Meadows Remix) (04:38)

Track List (Italian Edition, 00:06:13):
2004, 15.39 Mb, Playground Music Scandinavia (PGMCDI 14)

14. Since You’ve Been Gone (03:03)
15. First Day Of My Life (Acoustic Demo) (03:10)

Track List (Japanese Edition, 00:54:21):
2004, 126.17 Mb + 38.75 Mb (Scans), Universal Music International (UICO-9005)

01. First Day Of My Life (03:46)
02. In The Shadows (04:10)
03. Still Standing (03:31)
04. In My Life (04:03)
05. Time To Burn (04:34)
06. Guilty (03:43)
07. Not Like The Other Girls (05:46)
08. The One I Love (03:17)
09. Back In The Picture (03:45)
10. Funeral Song (03:49)

Japanese Bonus Tracks:
11. F-F-F-Falling (03:57)
12. If You Ever (03:51)
13. What Ever (03:13)
14. Everything You Say (02:49)

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