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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Mom Loves Music - Five For Fighting: Slice {review and giveaway}

When Hub and I first started dating he used to play Five For Fighting's song 'Superman' quite often. I thought it had great sound and loved the message. When their song '100 Years' came out in 2004 I loved it as well and even bought the CD, 'The Battle For Everything.' So when I was offered the opportunity by the One2One Network to review Five For Fighting's new CD, Slice, I jumped at the chance.

Debuting October 13th, Five For Fighting's new album, Slice, will be the their fifth studio album. They have sold over 2.5 million albums so far and Slice promises to only help that number grow.

The first single off the album, Chances, was released in July as a digital download. I enjoyed the song as soon as I heard it and could not wait to hear the remaining 10 tracks!

I sat here trying to think of a way to describe this album as a whole to you, but I think this press release says it best:

"If every album provides snapshots of where an artist’s mind at heart is at the moment, Slice, the latest offering from John Ondrasik (aka Five for Fighting), is a collection of digital jpegs and faded Polaroids. The album takes stories of friends, family and even American servicemen, and sets them to music shot through with the spirit of the great songs of his youth. It’s a diary, or a blog, in which Ondrasik speaks his mind about current issues, experiences and sentiments, while setting those thoughts to piano, bass and drums."
Jon's voice and tone in each song will lets you not only hear the words, but feel the emotions he puts into it. The lyrics all tell you stories and the music ties it all together perfectly. My favorite song on this album is track number 9, Story of Your Life. To hear samples of Slice's tracks visit Amazon's Slice page here. I enjoyed this CD and think if you are previous fan of Five For Fighting, you will really enjoy this album as well.

Click HERE to order your own copy of Five For Fighting: Slice

If you are looking to see Five For Fighting live, you should hurry and order your tickets soon for their current tour, 'An Acoustic Evening with Five For Fighting'. I noticed tonight some locations are already sold out! Get location and ticket information at

If you can't see him live John is also doing a few TV appearances this month:
  • CBS Saturday Morning 10/10
  • The View 10/14
  • The Today Show 10/16
Make sure to visit John and Five For Fighting at:
On twitter at:
On YouTube at:
And On Facebook at:

One Mom Loves Today winner will get an autographed copy of Slice thanks to Five For Fighting and the One2One network!

To Enter: Visit their website and let me know the location and date of the show nearest you!

For additional entries: (leave a separate comment for each action performed)
  • Follow @momlovestoday on Twitter & Tweet about this giveaway, including the link to this post and @momlovestoday. (leave your twitter id & the status url, 1 extra)
  • Blog about this giveaway or link this giveaway in a contest listing. (doesn't have to be your listing). (leave the post url, 5 extra entries!!!)
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  • Post about this giveaway on your facebook wall. (leave your facebook url, 1 extra entry)
This contest will run from October 9th until 5am EST October 15th. One entry per household.
Good Luck!

This album was provided to Mom Loves Today to review by One2One network.

2 Mom Loves Comments:

Cheryl said...

Novemeber 1st in Denver, CO. would be the closest tour location for me.

Great review, thanks.

Cheryl said...

I subscribe to this blog through google reader.

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