Barenaked Ladies Prep 'Everything' For FallBy BARRY A. JECKELL, Billboard.com, August 28th, 2003.
The Barenaked Ladies have completed their sixth full-length studio album, "Everything to Everyone." Due Oct. 21 via Reprise, the 14-track set was recorded in Los Angeles, produced by Ron Aniello (Lifehouse, Days Of The New) and mixed by Mike Shipley (Aerosmith, Andrew W.K.). The album will be preceded by the radio single "Another Postcard."
Chris Bowen, Matt Goldman, Brian Scott, Phil Stanton and Chris Wink of Blue Man Group fame contribute their PVC tube percussion to the song "Shopping," which is one of four songs featuring strings arranged by bassist Jim Creegan. Along with producing, Aniello adds percussion, guitar and banjo to the set.
Over the past few months, fans of the Canadian band have been kept up to date on the recording process through the Bnlblog.com. Along with text updates mostly from singer/guitarists Steven Page and Ed Robertson the blog has been populated with candid pictures and behind-the-scenes video clips of the notoriously comical band.
The album has been described as "intimate" and to properly present it to their rabid fanbase, the Ladies are believed to be planning a small venue tour. The "town hall meeting"-style outing will give the band a chance to explain the nuances and details behind the new material. A full-scale North American tour is in the works for winter.
The album is the follow-up to 2000's Don Was-produced "Maroon." That set debuted at No. 5 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 1.1 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album spawned the singles "Pinch Me," which reached No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Too Little Too Late," which reached No. 13 on the Adult Top 40 tally.
A 2001 best of collection, "Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits," debuted at No. 38 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 572,000 copies.
Here is the "Everything to Everybody" track list:
"War on Drugs"
"Take It Outside"
"Have You Seen My Love"