Label: RCA - 82876888592 • Format: CD Album, Enhanced • Country: Australia • Genre: Rock • Style: Country Rock, Hard Rock
Libertad is the second and final studio album by American hard rock band Velvet Revolverreleased on July 3, The name is Spanish and translates to " Liberty " or "freedom" in English. According to a interview with Rolling Stonealong with the Stone Temple Pilots albums Core and the self-titled albumLibertad is one of only three albums lead singer Scott Weiland wrote while sober. Velvet Revolver originally announced their plans Just Sixteen - Velvet Revolver - Libertad a second album in latewhen lead singer Scott Weiland said that the band was planning on recording a concept album.
Although it is not certain how concrete the concept album plans were,  they were eventually scrapped and the band began to work with producer Rick Rubin. However, the bandmembers felt that Rubin was not a good fit for the band and thus parted ways with him. As Scott Weiland commented in Kerrang! Then we really kind of flat-lined for a while, We didn't know which way we were going.
Once Son Of A Bitch - Uriah Heep - Firefly / Abominog O'Brien came on Just Sixteen - Velvet Revolver - Libertad , it was kind of like a shot in the arm. It was a new energy. The process was documented by a series of video blogs, or "Vlogs", available on the band's website.
The final performance saw 70, fans in attendance. Shortly thereafter, VR embarked on a North American club tour, revealing several new songs. The band also played major music festivals such as the Download Festival. The song "American Man" has also been used in promotional ads for the popular drama Prison Break.
The album debuted at number five on the U. Billboardselling 92, copies in its first week; as of October 12,it has soldcopies and had fallen off the charts. Compared to the multi-platinum success of ContrabandLibertad was seen as a commercial disappointment for the band. Upon its release, Libertad received generally positive reviews and was said to possibly be "THE rock record of the summer" according to the Associated Press.
Rolling Stone also gave the album a good review, stating that "there is plenty of thrill in the fuzz-lined hard-rubber bends of Slash's guitar breaks and the way bassist Duff McKagan keeps time, like a cop swinging a billy club" and that the album had "honest depth.
The album's cover features a stylized 10 Chilean pesos coin produced from to After the restoration of democracy, Just Sixteen - Velvet Revolver - Libertad winged female was replaced with the portrait of the Chilean independence hero Bernardo O'Higgins. It was later stated by Slash, in an interview in September by Slash reported that he had no idea what the significance of the image was until a concert in Brazil.
All lyrics written by Scott Weiland, except where noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Velvet Revolver. Just Sixteen - Velvet Revolver - Libertad Vancouver Sun. CanWest News Service. Brushstroke: Walk In The Park - Dredg - El Cielo from the original on June 11, Retrieved June 11, Santa Barbara Independent. Archived from the original on July 3, Retrieved July 5, Retrieved May 11, Retrieved February 12, Contraband Libertad.
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