Hands All Over (Deluxe) (Deluxe)

Maroon 5August 18, 2010
'10s Pop℗ 2011 Interscope Records
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Doubling down on the blue-eyed soul that’s always been their cornerstone, Maroon 5 up the ante on Hands All Over, stripping their rock to the bare minimum, giving every song, even the power ballads, an immaculate tight groove. It is the exact opposite move expected from the hiring of superstar producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange, the man responsible for some of the greatest hard rock and heavy metal albums in history, but Lange has a knack for focusing on the elements that define a band’s core character, and with Maroon 5 he’s realized how Adam Levine possesses a relative lack of lead singer ego. He is undoubtedly the superstar of the outfit -- the skinny pretty boy with the high voice -- but all things considered, he disappears within his band, co-writing much of the album with keyboardist Jesse Carmichael, letting the song and vibe take precedence over performance. Lange preserves this dynamic, turning Maroon 5 into a clean, efficient machine. There is no fat on Hands All Over -- in its standard edition, its 12 songs run a crisp 40 minutes, with no song cresting over the four-minute mark -- and the sound is blindingly bright, almost incandescent in its spotless surfaces. As pristine as the sound is, Hands All Over is not sterile and Lange retains the group’s sense of soul. If anything, his precision is an asset, as it not only accentuates Maroon 5’s essential character as well-tailored lovermen, his focus echoes down to the songs themselves. Some of the cuts may not sink their hooks in immediately, but track for track Hands All Over is Maroon 5’s best album, capturing their character and craft in a cool, sleek package. [A CD/DVD version was also released, with the CD featuring ten acoustic and live versions of some of the songs, and a DVD featuring live acoustic bonus tracks and a making-of video.]

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Misery3:36
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Give A Little More3:00
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Stutter3:16
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Don't Know Nothing3:19
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Never Gonna Leave This Bed3:16
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I Can't Lie3:31
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Hands All Over3:12
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How3:36
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Get Back In My Life3:37
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Just A Feeling3:46
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Runaway3:01
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Out Of Goodbyes with Lady Antebellum3:16
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Moves Like Jagger (Studio Recording From The Voice Performance) (feat. Christina Aguilera)3:21
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Last Chance3:09
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No Curtain Call3:44
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Never Gonna Leave This Bed (Acoustic)3:22
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Misery (Acoustic)3:46
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If I Ain’t Got You (Live)4:00
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Total length
1:01:58
Tracks
18
Released
July 12, 2011
Label
℗ 2011 Interscope Records
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
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Playback information
Via Google Play Music app on Android v4+, iOS v7+, or by exporting MP3 files to your computer and playing on any MP3 compatible music player
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