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By Ruth (Artist)
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Record Label   Tooth & Nail Records
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 5" Width: 5.78" Height: 0.39"
Weight:   0.17 lbs.
Binding  CD
Release Date   Oct 28, 2008
ISBN  9921774220  
EAN  5099921774225  

Availability  0 units.

Track Names
1.  Hibernation Pieces
2.  Back To The Five
3.  Who I Was And Who I Am
4.  Rolling With The Punches
5.  Hearts 'N' Sleeves
6.  Pure Concept
7.  Forgetting To Remember
8.  Nothing To Hide
9.  Miracle Photo
10.  Speechless Mess
11.  Dead Giveaway

Item Description...
On the heels of a successful first release, Ruth returns with their sophomore smash Anorak. Written while on tour, primarily at rest stops and hotels, Anorak captures the emotions and experiences of watching some dreams come true, and other fall beyond reach. Includes "Back to the Five," "Pure Concept," "Dead Giveaway," and more.

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Ruth=Amazing  May 14, 2009
I saw Ruth as an opening act for Relient K and Switchfoot. I liked them so much in person that I bought their first CD for $10 out front. As soon as I heard they were releasing a new album, I knew I had to have it. They did not disappoint. If you appreciate the complex rhythms and harmonies of the first CD, you must have this album.

I listen to it so much that I worry about wearing out the disc. Thank goodness for electronic backups :).
Revelations Spoken Through Lullabies  Feb 27, 2009
Have you ever had an epiphany that everything was going to work out on its own? Where you know that life is more than just about waking up just to fall asleep again? Or that love is the most important thing, and that without it we are nothing but flesh and bones? This feeling is resonated through my heart when listening to both Secondhand Dream and Anorak by Ruth. Over the past year, I've fallen in love with Ruth's music.

They have a simple formula for writing music, but the melodies are so catchy and endearing, it's impossible to ignore. The music just makes you feel good about life, especially when everything around you feels like it's crashing. They emulate what music is supposed to make you feel. It's not about the latest fad, how complex your music can get, how poetic and deep your lyrical composition is, or how artistic your cover is; it's about being who you are, playing what you know, and staying true to who you are. Just stop trying to impress everyone. This is what I love about Ruth. They're fearless when it comes to writing simple songs that create a lasting impact.

Dustin Ruth's writing has no merit for poetic mastery, but he surely has a soothing and compassionate voice. Very laid back and melodic, like when my mom used to sing me lullabies to help me sleep when I was very young. The guitars are nothing to shout about, lacking complexity, but their overall goal doesn't call for unusual time signatures and technical loops, they're just living the moment. It's almost as if they could play each track live, then record it without any faults. This doesn't make it any less of a great album.

Ruth didn't quite meet the bravado of "Secondhand Dreaming" with their sophomore attempt, but let it be known that "Anorak" is a piece of art in its own right. The songs just didn't quite grab me like their debut did. No worries, though, still worth a listen.

Notable tracks:

Rolling With the Punches (4)
Who I Was and Who I Am (3)
Hibernation Pieces (1)

Lovin Ruth  Feb 15, 2009
This CD was the first CD by Ruth that I purchased. I first heard it on New Release Tuesday and listened to the free play about six times while at work. I liked it so much that I bought it that weekend.

Now it is nestled in my car's CD player. It has been a permanent fixture since October. It is upbeat, and I would totally take it on a road trip. That is my highest compliment. Trust me. I don't put just anything in my car for those long hauls. I seriously think I am going to pick this one up. That is saying something too, because I am really careful about the music I buy. Nowadays financially I really have to be, but this is good. Great cover art too! Just sayin'.

Loved the lyrics, the drums, and the vocals. I wouldn't say every song was amazing, but I liked just about each one. This is a CD that grew on me as I listened. At first I was like "....hmmmmm. I don't know." Before long I was like "...yeah, I like this!"
Anorak: Solid 2nd Album by Ruth  Nov 13, 2008
According to wikipedia: In British slang an anorak is a person who is an enthusiast interested in information regarded as boring or unfathomable by the rest of the population. Interesting title for a solid 2nd album by Ruth, a great new band on Tooth & Nail Records, following up the very successful debut album Secondhand Dreaming. If you like Switchfoot, The Fray and The Afters, then you should also enjoy Ruth, the last name of lead singer Dustin Ruth, which could also stand for Return Us To Him.

Anorak took me a couple of listens to really hook me with the personal lyrics, similar to the debut. Songs like Hibernation Pieces, Back To The Five and Hearts On Sleeves are examples of catchy songs that sink in deeper with each listen. The same goes for Forgetting To Remember and Nothing To Hide which are truly confessions to God like Cross The Line and One Foot In, One Foot Out from Secondhand Dreaming. Musically, this album is slightly more mellow except for the first single Who I Was And Who I Am and Rolling With The Punches which are great highlights on the album similar to Mr. Turner and You Are. If you liked Ruth's debut album and 90's alternative rock bands Third Eye Blind and The Wallflowers, then you will also enjoy this album, which I do greatly.
You will be better off for owning this one...  Oct 29, 2008
Having loved Ruth's first album I was a little anxious about purchasing their second. Would the lyrics be as poignant? Would the music be powerful yet uncomplicated? Would the emotion captured in their live performances transfer again to their recording? Yes! Yes! Yes! You'll be singing along to 5 of these songs after the first hearing, pondering a few more and hoping that this album is just the second of many.

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