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Amends

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Before shooting to international fame with Linkin Park, a young Chester Bennington sated his straightforward rock needs with the Phoenix-based '90s post-grunge outfit Grey Daze. Two decades after they disbanded, plans were made to reunite for the 20th anniversary of their final album. However, those wishes never came to fruition, cut short by Bennington's passing on July 20, 2017. After a period of grieving, founding member Sean Dowdell, bassist Mace Beyers, and guitarist Cristin Davis entered the studio with producer Jay Baumgardner and a team of Bennington's famous friends to re-record songs from 1994's Wake Me and 1997's ...No Sun Today. The resulting collection, Amends, reveals a teenaged Bennington on the cusp of superstardom, with his inimitable vocals presented in raw form. Heavily influenced by the style (and vocalists) of forebears Alice in Chains, Nirvana, and Soundgarden, Amends also recalls the pain and power of early Tool and mid-period Depeche Mode, an emotive journey through Bennington's psyche (and a precursor to anthems like "Crawling," "In the End," and "Numb"). While the original '90s tracks were no-frills rock blasts, the updated versions benefit from modernized production quality and the freshness of contributions by the guest musicians. As Bennington howls and broods -- his nascent scream taking shape on tracks such as "Just Like Heroin" and "The Syndrome" -- Dowdell's drums crash, Davis' riffs churn, and Beyers' bass provides the grounding, weaving seamlessly together as if Bennington was actually in the studio with them. Helmet's Page Hamilton provides crunch on opener "Sickness," revamped with atmospheric production and haunting synth stabs reminiscent of Linkin Park's gloomier material. Meanwhile, Korn's Brian Welch and James Shaffer transfer their distinctive guitar attack to the swirling protest anthem "B12," Bennington's takedown of corrupt American society that rings as true in 2020 as it did in the late '90s. While contributions by members of Breaking Benjamin, Bush, P.O.D., and Dead By Sunrise buffer the project without distraction, one special guest makes a huge emotional impact. Providing backing vocals on the moving "Soul Song," Bennington's son Jamie bridges generations, honoring his father's past and fulfilling a collaborative dream that unfortunately never transpired in person. Such moments make Amends a cathartic experience, reaching a peak on the piano- and string-backed "Morei Sky." Eerily prescient and utterly heartbreaking, Bennington screams, "If I had a second chance/I'd make amends/Only to find myself/losing in the end." As with similar posthumous examinations of his lyrical cries for help with Linkin Park, listeners can only wonder about Bennington's intent. Rather than project meaning onto these decades-old lyrics, Grey Daze ends the album with a voice recording. As the triumphant "Shouting Out" soars to a close, Bennington tells a friend, "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...I love you and talk to you soon." It's a tearjerker of a conclusion, comforting listeners from the other side with a little bit of closure. A gift for those who loved Chester, Amends is a lovingly crafted tribute, adding a bittersweet chapter to his musical legacy that brings his past and present full-circle.
© Neil Z. Yeung /TiVo

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1
Sickness
00:02:51

CHESTER BENNINGTON, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Page Hamilton, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Kyle Hoffmann, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Pete Nappi, Producer, Recording Producer - Grey Daze, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Sean Dowdell, Drums, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mace Beyers, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Cristin Davis, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bobby Benish, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2020 Sean Dowdell, Mace Beyers and The Chester and Talinda Bennington Family Trust.

2
Sometimes
00:03:26

Jamie Muhoberac, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - CHESTER BENNINGTON, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Chris Traynor, Producer, Guitar, Recording Producer, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Barnes, Composer - Kyle Hoffmann, Producer, Recording Producer - Jonathan Krause, Composer - Kyle Hoffman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Grey Daze, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Sean Dowdell, Drums, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mace Beyers, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Cristin Davis, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 Sean Dowdell, Mace Beyers and The Chester and Talinda Bennington Family Trust.

3
What's In The Eye
00:03:25

CHESTER BENNINGTON, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Marcos Curiel, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Traynor, Producer, Guitar, Recording Producer, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Barnes, ComposerLyricist - Kyle Hoffmann, Producer, Recording Engineer, Recording Producer, StudioPersonnel - Jonathan Krause, ComposerLyricist - Grey Daze, MainArtist - Sean Dowdell, Drums, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mace Beyers, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Cristin Davis, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 Sean Dowdell, Mace Beyers and The Chester and Talinda Bennington Family Trust.

4
The Syndrome
00:03:49

CHESTER BENNINGTON, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Esjay Jones, Producer, Recording Producer - Kyle Hoffmann, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Grey Daze, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Sean Dowdell, Drums, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mace Beyers, Composer, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Cristin Davis, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bobby Benish, Composer - Lucas D’Angelo, Producer, Recording Producer - Cara Faye, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Carston Dowdell, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 Sean Dowdell, Mace Beyers and The Chester and Talinda Bennington Family Trust.

5
In Time
00:03:54

Ryan Shuck, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - CHESTER BENNINGTON, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Lucio Rubino, Producer, Recording Producer - Kyle Hoffmann, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Grey Daze, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Sean Dowdell, Drums, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mace Beyers, Composer, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Cristin Davis, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bobby Benish, Composer

℗ 2020 Sean Dowdell, Mace Beyers and The Chester and Talinda Bennington Family Trust.

6
Just Like Heroin
00:03:25

Jamie Muhoberac, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - CHESTER BENNINGTON, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Chris Traynor, Producer, Recording Producer - Esjay Jones, Producer, Recording Producer - Kyle Hoffmann, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Grey Daze, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Sean Dowdell, Drums, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mace Beyers, Composer, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Cristin Davis, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bobby Benish, Composer - Lucas D’Angelo, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2020 Sean Dowdell, Mace Beyers and The Chester and Talinda Bennington Family Trust.

7
B12
00:03:33

Brian Welch, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - James Shaffer, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - CHESTER BENNINGTON, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alex Aldi, Producer, Recording Producer - Kyle Hoffmann, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Grey Daze, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Sean Dowdell, Drums, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mace Beyers, Composer, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Cristin Davis, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bobby Benish, Composer - Brennen Brochard, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 Sean Dowdell, Mace Beyers and The Chester and Talinda Bennington Family Trust.

8
Soul Song
00:04:06

CHESTER BENNINGTON, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jean-Yves d'Angelo, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Esjay Jones, Producer, Recording Producer - Kyle Hoffmann, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Grey Daze, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Sean Dowdell, Drums, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mace Beyers, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Cristin Davis, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bobby Benish, ComposerLyricist - Lucas D’Angelo, Producer, Recording Producer - Jaime Bennington, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Heidi Gadd, Strings, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 Sean Dowdell, Mace Beyers and The Chester and Talinda Bennington Family Trust.

9
Morei Sky
00:03:52

CHESTER BENNINGTON, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jean-Yves d'Angelo, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Jason Barnes, Composer - Esjay Jones, Producer, Recording Producer - Kyle Hoffmann, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jonathan Krause, Composer - Grey Daze, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Sean Dowdell, Drums, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mace Beyers, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Cristin Davis, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Lucas D’Angelo, Producer, Recording Producer - Heidi Gadd, Strings, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 Sean Dowdell, Mace Beyers and The Chester and Talinda Bennington Family Trust.

10
She Shines
00:03:35

Jasen Rauch, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - CHESTER BENNINGTON, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jason Barnes, Composer - Esjay Jones, Producer, Recording Producer - Kyle Hoffmann, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jonathan Krause, Composer - Grey Daze, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Sean Dowdell, Drums, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mace Beyers, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Cristin Davis, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Lucas D’Angelo, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 2020 Sean Dowdell, Mace Beyers and The Chester and Talinda Bennington Family Trust.

11
Shouting Out
00:03:19

CHESTER BENNINGTON, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jason Barnes, Composer - Kyle Hoffmann, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jonathan Krause, Composer - Cass Dillon, Producer, Recording Producer - Grey Daze, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist - Sean Dowdell, Drums, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mace Beyers, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Cristin Davis, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 Sean Dowdell, Mace Beyers and The Chester and Talinda Bennington Family Trust.

Album Description

Before shooting to international fame with Linkin Park, a young Chester Bennington sated his straightforward rock needs with the Phoenix-based '90s post-grunge outfit Grey Daze. Two decades after they disbanded, plans were made to reunite for the 20th anniversary of their final album. However, those wishes never came to fruition, cut short by Bennington's passing on July 20, 2017. After a period of grieving, founding member Sean Dowdell, bassist Mace Beyers, and guitarist Cristin Davis entered the studio with producer Jay Baumgardner and a team of Bennington's famous friends to re-record songs from 1994's Wake Me and 1997's ...No Sun Today. The resulting collection, Amends, reveals a teenaged Bennington on the cusp of superstardom, with his inimitable vocals presented in raw form. Heavily influenced by the style (and vocalists) of forebears Alice in Chains, Nirvana, and Soundgarden, Amends also recalls the pain and power of early Tool and mid-period Depeche Mode, an emotive journey through Bennington's psyche (and a precursor to anthems like "Crawling," "In the End," and "Numb"). While the original '90s tracks were no-frills rock blasts, the updated versions benefit from modernized production quality and the freshness of contributions by the guest musicians. As Bennington howls and broods -- his nascent scream taking shape on tracks such as "Just Like Heroin" and "The Syndrome" -- Dowdell's drums crash, Davis' riffs churn, and Beyers' bass provides the grounding, weaving seamlessly together as if Bennington was actually in the studio with them. Helmet's Page Hamilton provides crunch on opener "Sickness," revamped with atmospheric production and haunting synth stabs reminiscent of Linkin Park's gloomier material. Meanwhile, Korn's Brian Welch and James Shaffer transfer their distinctive guitar attack to the swirling protest anthem "B12," Bennington's takedown of corrupt American society that rings as true in 2020 as it did in the late '90s. While contributions by members of Breaking Benjamin, Bush, P.O.D., and Dead By Sunrise buffer the project without distraction, one special guest makes a huge emotional impact. Providing backing vocals on the moving "Soul Song," Bennington's son Jamie bridges generations, honoring his father's past and fulfilling a collaborative dream that unfortunately never transpired in person. Such moments make Amends a cathartic experience, reaching a peak on the piano- and string-backed "Morei Sky." Eerily prescient and utterly heartbreaking, Bennington screams, "If I had a second chance/I'd make amends/Only to find myself/losing in the end." As with similar posthumous examinations of his lyrical cries for help with Linkin Park, listeners can only wonder about Bennington's intent. Rather than project meaning onto these decades-old lyrics, Grey Daze ends the album with a voice recording. As the triumphant "Shouting Out" soars to a close, Bennington tells a friend, "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...I love you and talk to you soon." It's a tearjerker of a conclusion, comforting listeners from the other side with a little bit of closure. A gift for those who loved Chester, Amends is a lovingly crafted tribute, adding a bittersweet chapter to his musical legacy that brings his past and present full-circle.
© Neil Z. Yeung /TiVo

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