This special edition includes a DVD with footage of the band, the making of the "Must Have Done Something Right" music video, the "Must Have Done Something Right" video, and the band performing six songs live at Capitol Studios. These are those songs:
"I So Hate Consequences" (includes a piano-only chorus of "Life After Death and Taxes (Failure II)")
"Who I Am Hates Who I've Been"
"Faking My Own Suicide"
"Sloop John B" (Beach Boys cover)
"Give Until There's Nothing Left"
"Devastation and Reform"
The DVD also features the making of the video "Must Have Done Something Right" and the video itself.
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A new sound, but still a great album| Posted November 09, 2007
Five Score and Seven Years ago: the name has few meanings. First it's their fifth studio release, and it's the first time they have used five members on an album. Secondly, seven years ago Releint K came out with their first self tiled album. The most important thing for the fans is it's another Hit for the increasingly popular Pop/punk/ rock group.
It was evident from the first single "forgiven" that a new sound was going to be in use on this album, and it was a switch to a more punk sound to a more refined style. Five score and seven years ago, unlike other Reliet K CD's, the CD does not have very many lights out songs, which may be because most of the songs are top notch. "Forgiven" is a spectacular sounding song, but it doesn't sound like tradition Releint K, but "why don't you come out and say it" and "bite my tongue" will remind fans who is singing.
The disc has two heavier songs, like other releases, which are "devastation and reform" and "I need you", which are very good. The single "Give" is about the lightest song one the album, and the only one with a remotely worshipful tune on the album. While "faking my own suicide" has a clever sound but its gets old quickly, it's similar with "I'm taking you with me" in that it falls of the album as weak. "The best thing" and the single "must have done something right" have a punk sound and are very fun and up-beat.
"Crayons can melt us for all I care" and "plead the fifth" is the joke of the CD, both of the songs does not break a minute thirty combined. So the band had their joke but when it came to the last song on the album this got mostly locked in. "Deathbed" is a superb sounding song, as they used a bunch off different types of music for the long song, even Jon Forman of Switchfoot came out to help. Deathbed is Releint K's pinnacle song right now, both lyrically and musically.
With Releint K having hits on mainstream music, they certainly didn't compromise their standards with writing songs. Relient K set a personal record with four songs that are about girls, which is disappointing. However God shows up in the album more than once, and just good lyrics surround the CD. "I need you" and "Give" are firm songs, and so is "forgiven". Mathew Thiessen does a good job as always of having smart lyrics to his songs, but on the redemption "Deathbed" he did his best.
The special edition has a bonus DVD about the group performing acoustically at Capitol records headquarters, where they perform a number of different songs from past and present. "I so hate Consequences" was not great, especially since they cut out the end of the song. Most of the songs were, of course, better un-acoustic, but it was interesting is watch. They also preformed a new song.
With their fifth studio release, its unsure weather or not Releint K will keep with this sound or go back to the 80's style of music. Five score and seven years is good Releint K album, but not the best.
pretty good| Posted November 06, 2008
this is a pretty good cd. I never liked relient k a few years ago, but i am beginning to like them ! I like their older stuff better , but over all this is great!!!!!!!!!
Ohmygosh.| Posted June 07, 2008
I heard this CD for the first time last night. And now I'm like addicted to it. It is most def the best CD by Relient K. I suggest listening to Devastation and Reform. It pretty much describes me right now.
loved it! Happy I bought it!| Posted February 05, 2008
I love this album so much! I've been a big RK fan for years and this album was no disapointment. I love how much fun Relient K has with their music! You can tell by listening to it how much fun they had doing it! This album is the most Lovely dovey of the RK albums but the love songs happen to be some of my favorites on the album especially the songs The best thing,Must have done something good, and I'm taking you with me.
Spiritually its not as strong as past albums but I'm impressed with the song Deathbed and its message of eternal forgiveness.
Overall I really enjoy this album maybe not as much as I enjoy mmmhmmm but its still great!
Fame Becomes Them| Posted January 25, 2008
After the success of Mmhmm, Relient K returns with "5 Score and 7 Years Ago." As the title refers to, this is Relient K's 5th album and it has been 7 years since thieir debut self-titled album came out. On this album they sound more alternative, but in a good way. The songs, as always, are solid and well put together. The last song on the album is an 11 minute epic telling the story of a man who is about to die and is going back on all the wrong he did in his life. This is the most ambitious thing this band has done and they pull it off with ease. Even Jon Foreman from Switchfoot makes a vocal apperance. The DVD that came with the CD is nothing special. It's just a video of the band playing some of their songs acoustically and an insiteful making of the Must Have Done Something Right music video plus the actual music video. All in all, a solid buy but I'd recommend the regular edition instead.
Relient K: Five Score and Seven Years Ago Special Edition| Posted August 29, 2007
My favorite Relient K album to date! I loved "Must Have Done Something Right" and "Crayons Can Melt Us For All I Care"! A truely amazing album!!