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| Name        = Evanescence
|colspan="2" bgcolor=#92A3B7|'''Evanescence'''
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| Artist      = [[Evanescence]]
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| Cover        = Evanescence album.jpg
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| Released    = October 7, 2011
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| Recorded    = February 2010–June 2011; Blackbird Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
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| Length      = 47:14 <small>(Standard version)</small><br />61:42 + 38:36 <small>(Deluxe version)</small>
|'''Release Date'''
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| Label        = [[Wind-up Records]]
|October 11, 2011
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| Producer    = [[Steve Lillywhite]] <small>(2010)</small><br />[[Nick Raskulinecz]] <small>(2011)</small>
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| Last album  = ''[[The Open Door]]''<br />(2006)
| '''Recorded'''
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| This album  = '''''Evanescence'''''<br />(2011)
| Nashville, Tennessee, 2010-2011
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| Next album  = ''[[The Ultimate Collection]]''<br />(2016)
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{{Singles
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| Name = Evanescence
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| single 1 = [[What You Want]]
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| single 1 date = August 9, 2011
* [[Nick Raskulinecz]]
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| single 2 = [[My Heart Is Broken]]
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| single 2 date = November 11, 2011
| '''Previous Release'''
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| single 3 = [[Lost in Paradise]]
| [[The Open Door]] <small>(2006)</small>
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| single 3 date = May 25, 2012
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| single 4 = [[The Other Side]]
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| single 4 date = June 11, 2012
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*"[[What You Want]]"
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'''''Evanescence''''' is Evanescence's third studio self-titled album released by [[Wind-up Records]] on October 7, 2011. It was originally scheduled for a late August or early September 2010 release<ref name="direct10" /> but was delayed due to a number of circumstances which lead to the band spending another year writing and improving new material as well as a change in producers. Amy announced through her Twitter account that the album would finally be released on October 4, 2011, but MTV News confirmed on July 11, 2011 that the album had been pushed a week back by Wind-up Records. The cover of the album was first shown on Amazon.com on August 29, 2011.
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"[[What You Want]]", the first single from the album, was released on August 9, 2011 to moderate success, peaking at number 68 on the [[Billboard Hot 100|''Billboard'' Hot 100]] and selling more than 112,000 digital copies in the United States as of November 2011. "[[My Heart Is Broken]]" was released to radio stations on October 31, and was released in digital format to iTunes and Amazon.com on November 11. "[[Lost in Paradise]]" was released digitally on May 25, 2012 as the third commercial single from the album. "[[The Other Side]]" was released to Alternative and Modern Rock radio stations in the United States on June 11, 2012.
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The tour in support of the album lasted from August 17, 2011 to November 9, 2012. The album debuted at number 1 on the US [[Billboard|''Billboard'' 200]] chart with first week sales of 127,000 copies,<ref name=billboard2001 /> and also reached the top 10 of 15 other countries' charts worldwide, including Australia,<ref>{{cite web|title=Evanescence - Evanescence (Album)|url=http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=Evanescence&cat=a|accessdate=October 10, 2014|publisher=Australian-charts.com (ARIA)}}</ref> France,<ref>{{cite web|title=Evanescence - Evanescence (Album)|url=http://lescharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=Evanescence&cat=a|accessdate=October 10, 2014|publisher=Lescharts.com (SNEP)}}</ref> and the UK.<ref>{{cite web|title=Top 40 Official Albums Chart UK Archive|url=http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/3/2011-10-22/|date=October 22, 2011|accessdate=October 10, 2014|publisher=Officialcharts.com (Official Charts Company)}}</ref> As of August 2012, the album has sold 421,000 copies in the US.<ref name="oakland" />
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== Conception ==
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Although Amy had indicated in earlier interviews with ''Spin''<ref name="spin2008" /> and Gauntlet<ref name="gauntlet2008" /> in 2008 she had begun writing new material, it wasn't until 2009 that she confirmed the band were working on the follow-up to 2006's ''[[The Open Door]]''.
  
'''Evanescence''' is the band's upcoming self-titled album. It was originally scheduled for a Fall 2010 release but was delayed due to a number of circumstances which lead to the band spending another year writing and improving new material as well as a change in producers. Amy recently announced through her Twitter account that the album would finally be released on October 4th, 2011, but MTV News confirmed on July 11th, 2011 that the album had been pushed a week back by Wind-Up Records. The album's final release date is October 11th, 2011. The cover of the album was first shown on Amazon.com on August 29th, 2011. In Australia, on October 7th, 2011, the album was official released, four days earlier than the US release date.
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{{quote|We're currently working on new material that I'm extremely excited about. I believe that to make great music you have to give yourself the freedom to evolve. I don't see the point in making the same record twice, so I always want to challenge myself to make something better, stronger, and more interesting than before. That takes time, but it's worth the wait for me. Hopefully, it will be for the fans too. Look out for new music next year...<ref name="slimshady" />}}
  
==Conception ==
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In later posts on [[EvThreads]] she gave a vague indication of what new material for Evanescence could sound like and the album process.
Although Amy had indicated in earlier interviews with Spin.com and Gauntlet in 2008 she had begun writing new material, it wasn't until 2009 that she confirmed the band were working on the followup to 2006's [[The Open Door]].
 
  
{{quote|"We're currently working on new material that I'm extremely excited about. I believe that to make great music you have to give yourself the freedom to evolve. I don't see the point in making the same record twice, so I always want to challenge myself to make something better, stronger, and more interesting than before. That takes time, but it's worth the wait for me. Hopefully, it will be for the fans too. Look out for new music next year..."<ref>http://www.evanescencefan.net/will-the-real-slim-shady-please-stand-up/</ref>|}}
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{{quote|I don't want to give away too much about what it will sound like, because so much will change before the end, but its... not what you would expect. Its definitely not happy married music, but its not like I'm dying the whole time either. Its dark, sarcastic, fun, strange, familiar and very different at the same time.<ref name="questamy" />}}
  
In later posts on EvThreads she gave a vague indication of what new material for Evanescence could sound like and the album process.
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{{quote|There's been a lot of writing going on this summer and I'm starting to get really excited. My good friend Will happens to also be a great producer, writer and programmer (lucky for me!) and we've been slaving away at some pretty interesting stuff lately... I'm not giving anything away just yet. Terry and I have been working together this week at my place just like old times and life is pretty good.<ref name="heyamy" />}}
  
{{quote|"I don't want to give away too much about what it will sound like, because so much will change before the end, but its... not what you would expect. Its definitely not happy married music, but its not like I'm dying the whole time either. Its dark, sarcastic, fun, strange, familiar and very different at the same time." <ref> http://evthreads.com/showpost.php?p=1188038&postcount=3011</ref>|}}
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In October 2009, Amy indicated that the new album would be focused on programming, drawing influence from Portishead and Massive Attack.<ref name="cadaminuto2009" />
  
{{quote|There's been a lot of writing going on this summer and I'm starting to get really excited. My good friend Will happens to also be a great producer, writer and programmer (lucky for me!) and we've been slaving away at some pretty interesting stuff lately... I'm not giving anything away just yet. Terry and I have been working together this week at my place just like old times and life is pretty good"<ref>http://www.evthreads.com/showthread.php?p=1128174#post1128174</ref>|}}
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During 2009 Amy co-wrote most of the album with [[Will "Science" Hunt]] in New York and Texas. The pair had crafted and recorded much of the electronic programming that was to be used in the forthcoming record together.<ref name="Leehasfun" /> Amy had also written some of the music with [[Terry Balsamo]] and [[Tim McCord]].<ref name="Spin2010" />
  
During 2009 Amy co-wrote most of the album with [[Will "Science" Hunt]] in New York and Texas. The pair had crafted and recorded much of the electronic programming that was to be used in the forthcoming record together.<ref name="Lee has fun">http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/evanescence-go-electro-as-lee-has-fun-with-music-on-next-lp-20100302 </ref>  Amy had also written some of the music with [[Terry Balsamo]] and [[Tim McCord]] <ref name = "Spin 2010"> http://www.spin.com/articles/exclusive-amy-lee-new-evanescence-album </ref>
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In 2010, Evanescence officially entered the studio on February 22nd to begin recording the album with producer [[Steve Lillywhite]] who is known for working with bands such as U2 and Rolling Stones. [[Will Hunt]] returned as the band's drummer with [[Will "Science" Hunt]] also joining the band in the studio as programmer and secondary drummer. [[David Campbell]] would also return for string arrangements.<ref name="Leehasfun" />
  
In 2010, Evanescence officially entered the studio on February 22nd to begin recording the album with producer Steve Lillywhite who is known for working with bands such as U2 and Rolling Stones. [[Will Hunt]] returned as the band's drummer with [[Will "Science" Hunt]] also joining the band in the studio as programmer and secondary drummer. [[David Campbell]] would also return for string arrangements.
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== The Lillywhite sessions (2010) ==
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[[Image:AmySteveChadWillStudio2010.jpg|thumb|left|300px|[[Amy Lee]], [[Steve Lillywhite]], [[Chad Copelin]] and [[Will "Science" Hunt]] in the studio]]In interviews with Spin.com<ref name="Spin2010" /> and Rolling Stone,<ref name="Leehasfun" /> Amy discussed the band's work with Steve Lillywhite and the creative process for the album. She noted that music would be a mix of "sarcastic aggression" and would have a distinct electro influence that was inspired by artists such as [[Björk]], Massive Attack and Portishead. The album would contain a "rainbow of sounds" with some songs amazingly heavy and others completely stripped down. The band were also aiming "to take synthetic and atmospheric sounds and find a way to blur the line between organic and synthetic."<ref name="Spin2010" /> They were recording about 16 songs and were "still working and...finishing writing here and there. Some of them aren't finished lyric-wise or writing-wise, but I really feel like it's mostly there." Some of the songs were compositions for potential film projects that weren't used.<ref name="EvBillboard2010" />
  
==The Lillywhite Sessions (2010)==
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{{quote|This is a really, really, rhythmically driven record. So there’s tons of drum-programming fused with live drums; drums we’re renting a day at a time, like Japanese taiko drums.<ref name="Leehasfun" />}}
In interviews with [http://www.spin.com/articles/exclusive-amy-lee-new-evanescence-album Spin.com] and [http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/evanescence-go-electro-as-lee-has-fun-with-music-on-next-lp-20100302 Rolling Stone], Amy discussed the bands work with Steve Lillywhite and the creative process for the album. She noted that music would be a mix of "sarcastic aggression" and would have a distinct electro influence that was inspired by artists such as Bjork, Massive Attack and Portishead. The album would contain a "rainbow of sounds" with some songs amazingly heavy and others completely stripped down. The band were also aiming "to take synthetic and atmospheric sounds and find a way to blur the line between organic and synthetic." <ref name="Spin 2010"/>
 
  
 
Amy also disclosed further information about the themes and lyrical content through Twitter.
 
Amy also disclosed further information about the themes and lyrical content through Twitter.
  
{{quote|Lot of 'electro' talk regarding our new album. That doesn't sum it up. Influences include: Rock, electronica, pop, classical, hip hop...Industrial, eastern, dark soul... |}}  
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{{quote|Lot of 'electro' talk regarding our new album. That doesn't sum it up. Influences include: Rock, electronica, pop, classical, hip hop...<ref name="twitrpchp" /> ...Industrial, eastern, dark soul...<ref name="twitieds" />}}[[Image:Warren Riker.jpg|thumb|right|200px|[[Steve Lillywhite]] and [[Warren Riker]] in the studio]]
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{{quote|Any album title ideas? /I'm working on that right now. Its difficult because the music and themes are so diverse. Wanna help?<ref name="twitalbumi" />
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Some inspirations: unknown worlds, the ocean's abyss, life within dreams, strength, detachment, love and liars...<ref name="twituknown" />}}
  
{{quote|RT @: Any album title ideas? /I'm working on that right now. Its difficult because the music and themes are so diverse. Wanna help?
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On March 27, producer Warren Riker entered the studio to work on the album.<ref name="warren" />
· Some inspirations: unknown worlds, the ocean's abyss, life within dreams, strength, detachment, love and liars...|}}
 
  
Although progress on the album appeared to be going well, on May 21st Amy made a post on EvThreads stating the band were taking time out of the studio to write more music. She also suggested that the label was going through uncertain times which would hinder the band's progress on the album. <ref> http://www.evthreads.com/showthread.php?t=18825 </ref> For the rest of the year the band kept relatively quiet on the status of the new record but an interview with drummer [[Will Hunt]] suggested progress on the music was going well, specifically mentioning "Lately, in the last few months, there's been a real band dynamics. It's kind of a band situation right now." <ref name ="WillDNDInterview" > http://www.radiometal.com/en/article/evanfadead-of-mayhem-society-et-caetera-2,8909 </ref> Amy posted later in the year on her birthday in December mentioning that it had been a tough year but she was at the time in Northern California writing music with Terry and Tim. <ref>http://www.evthreads.com/showpost.php?p=1484600&postcount=796 </ref>
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Although progress on the album appeared to be going well, on April 19 Amy posted on [[EvClub]] saying that the band took time out of the studio to work more on the music.<ref name="EvClubApril" /> Finally, on June 21st Amy made a post on EvThreads stating the band were taking time out of the studio to write more music. She also suggested that the label was going through uncertain times which would hinder the band's progress on the album.<ref name="whatupet" /> The band were recording at [[MSR Studios]] from February 2010 to April that same year.<ref name="MSRstudios" /> For the rest of the year the band kept relatively quiet on the status of the new record but an interview with drummer [[Will Hunt]] suggested progress on the music was going well, specifically mentioning "Lately, in the last few months, there's been a real band dynamics. It's kind of a band situation right now."<ref name="WillDNDInterview" /> Amy posted later in the year on her birthday in December mentioning that it had been a tough year but she was at the time in Northern California writing music with Terry and Tim.<ref name="ncwttet" />
  
In February 2011, Amy made a post on EvThreads stating the band was getting together the following week to begin Pre-Production on the next album again. Finally in April, the band announced they would be entering the studio on the 11th and that the album would coming out in Fall 2011. <ref> http://www.evanescence.com/news.asp </ref> It emerged however that the band was no longer working with [[Steve Lillywhite]] and had changed producers to [[Nick Raskulinecz]] <ref> http://www.evthreads.com/showthread.php?p=1535485#post1535485 </ref>
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In February 2011, Amy made a post on EvThreads stating the band was getting together the following week to begin pre-production on the next album again.<ref name="preproductet" /> Finally, the band announced they would be entering the studio on April 11 and that the album would come out in Fall 2011.<ref name="fall2011et" /> It emerged however that the band was no longer working with Steve Lillywhite and had changed producers to Nick Raskulinecz.<ref name="producerswitet" /> Amy revealed in an interview with ''Spin'' the reasons behind the band taking time out of the studio and the change in producer for the album.
  
Amy revealed in an interview with Spin.com the reasons behind the band taking time out of the studio and the change in producer for the album.
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{{quote|It wasn't coming together right. Steve wasn't the right fit. We were on this experimental trip, trying a bunch of new things, seeing what would fit. I did a lot of the writing without the band. And then when we tried to pull the two worlds together, it wasn't working.<ref name="comebacklpSPIN" />}}
  
{{quote|"It wasn't coming together right," Lee says. "Steve wasn't the right fit. We were on this experimental trip, trying a bunch of new things, seeing what would fit. I did a lot of the writing without the band. And then when we tried to pull the two worlds together, it wasn't working." |}}
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Amy further said in an interview with ''[[Billboard]]'' that while some of the material from the sessions with Lillywhite won't be included in the band's third album, they may be released in the future in a different release, saying, "maybe solo, maybe something else".<ref name="billboardscrappedmaterial" />
  
== Nick Raskulinecz Sessions (2011) ==
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In early 2014, Lillywhite was asked by fans on Twitter how the album sounded, and he responded saying it was "a great combination of real instruments and synths".<ref name="synths" /> He also revealed why he parted ways with the band:
After leaving the studio and parting ways with Steve Lillywhite, Amy mentioned that the future of the band was unclear. During those uncertain times the band came and reworked the material together. It is currently unclear what material has been changed or scrapped from the band's work with [[Steve Lillywhite]]
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{{quote|I remember [the record label] thinking it didn't sound enough like "Evanescence" which is why I was let go!<ref name="Lillywhiteletgo" />}}
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In 2015, Amy revealed that her label rejected the material recorded with Lillywhite and that she "was told that none of the songs I'd been pouring my heart into for a year, in any form, were good enough." She said she used her frustration with being forced to start over to write what she called "Evanescence's heaviest album." She referred to this scrapped album as "broken record."<ref name="brokenrecord" /> Only three songs from the Lillywhite sessions were reworked on the final album: "[[Made of Stone]]", "[[Swimming Home]]", and "[[Secret Door]]".<ref name="3songs" />
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== Nick Raskulinecz sessions (2011) ==
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After leaving the studio and parting ways with Steve Lillywhite, Amy mentioned that the future of the band was unclear. During those uncertain times the band came and reworked the material together. Some songs were taken from the sessions with Lillywhite and were reworked.
  
 
{{quote|Then Evanescence, the group of hired guns led by the vision of Lee, became a real working band. Lee, guitarist Terry Balsamo, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, and programmer Will "Science" Hunt (yes, both guys share the same name) moved in with Lee and began re-working her songs and writing new material together.
 
{{quote|Then Evanescence, the group of hired guns led by the vision of Lee, became a real working band. Lee, guitarist Terry Balsamo, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, and programmer Will "Science" Hunt (yes, both guys share the same name) moved in with Lee and began re-working her songs and writing new material together.
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"I've never felt so supported by my band members," says Lee. "We've really relied on each other. And everyone being a part of this album, from the ground up, is an entirely new approach for us. There's nobody that's just coming in to play guitar. Everybody's invested. We're more truly a band now than ever before."
 
"I've never felt so supported by my band members," says Lee. "We've really relied on each other. And everyone being a part of this album, from the ground up, is an entirely new approach for us. There's nobody that's just coming in to play guitar. Everybody's invested. We're more truly a band now than ever before."
  
She adds, "We took the best songs we had, added more, and reworked them as a group. They're stronger than before… when it was more one-dimensional." |}}
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She adds, "We took the best songs we had, added more, and reworked them as a group. They're stronger than before… when it was more one-dimensional."<ref name="comebacklpSPIN" />}}
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[[Image:the studio crew and musicians for the new album.jpg|thumb|right|280px|[[Amy Lee]] in the studio with [[Nick Raskulinecz]], the chief conductor [[David Campbell]] and the string players.]]
  
Taking the 19 songs they had created as a band, Evanescence entered the studio with Nick Raskulinecz who has produced albums for bands such as Alice in Chains, Deftones, Foo Fighters and more. Amy mentioned that working with a heavy rock producer meant the album was more of a rock record now than it was before. She also noted that the band would be incorporating a variety of new sounds including synths, the harp and vintage keyboards with the Moog Tarus pedal specifically mentioned.
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Taking the 19 songs they had created as a band, Evanescence entered the studio with Nick Raskulinecz who has produced albums for bands such as Alice in Chains, Deftones, Foo Fighters and more.<ref name="comebacklpSPIN" />
  
Amy also revealed a number of supposed tracks for the album such as [[My Heart is Broken]], [[Secret Door]] and [[Oceans]]. For lyrical content she also mentioned there would be a variety of themes.
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Amy explained that she trusts Nick's opinion and he helps her at making quick decisions:
  
{{quote|I get inspired by nature," says Lee. "The ocean's been a theme. Brokenness has become a little bit of theme, without necessarily offering a solution." She adds: "Life can be tough sometimes. But I think it just starts with admitting, 'Okay, the world's not perfect, how do we live our lives within that and not be miserable?'
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{{quote|Nick is an awesome producer. He really helped me get the plan and have confidence in the decisions that we made. For me, I have a lot of ideas and sometimes it just comes down to 'OK, everything that I'm doing I have two options!' He's awesome, because as I'm doing these things I'm asking him from the vocal booth or the piano room or whatever, 'Which one of these should I do?' He's good at helping me make a quick decision. I really trust his opinion because he makes great records.<ref name="toolosngsincelp" />}}
  
"There was some real struggle trying to figure out what I want this band to be. I want Evanescence to feel passionate. It's about looking for the answers and not always knowing them." |}}
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Amy mentioned that working with a heavy rock producer meant the album was more of a rock record now than it was before. She also noted that the band would be incorporating a variety of new sounds including synths, the harp and vintage keyboards with the Moog Taurus pedal specifically mentioned.<ref name="comebacklpSPIN" />
  
In June, Amy officially revealed on her Twitter account the album would be released October 4th, 2011 and that [[Troy McLawhorn]] would be joining the band once again.
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Amy also revealed a number of tracks for the album such as "[[My Heart Is Broken]]", "[[Secret Door]]" and "[[Oceans]]". For lyrical content she also mentioned there would be a variety of themes.
  
On June 22nd, Kerrang featured an interview with Amy Lee in which she announced that the new album will be "self-titled" (It will be called "Evanescence").
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{{quote|I get inspired by nature. The ocean's been a theme. Brokenness has become a little bit of theme, without necessarily offering a solution. Life can be tough sometimes. But I think it just starts with admitting, "Okay, the world's not perfect, how do we live our lives within that and not be miserable?"
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There was some real struggle trying to figure out what I want this band to be. I want Evanescence to feel passionate. It's about looking for the answers and not always knowing them.<ref name="comebacklpSPIN" />}}
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The album was recorded at [[Blackbird Studios]] in Nashville, Tennessee between February to July 2011.<ref name="mtvselftitled" /><ref name="bandcollab" /> Strings were recorded in a two-day session in early July at [[Avatar Studios]] in New York.<ref name="avatar" /><ref name="mixonline" />
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In June 12, Amy officially revealed on her Twitter account that [[Troy McLawhorn]] would be joining the band once again.<ref name="twittertroy" /> It was also revealed that the album would be released October 4, 2011.<ref name="twittertroy" /> However, it was pushed to October 11 by Wind-up.<ref name="wywpreview" /> On October 7, the album was released four days before the US release date in Germany, Australia and Ireland.<ref name="ausrelease" /><ref name="gerrelease" /><ref name="irerelease" /> It was stated in an MTV interview that 16 songs were at or near completion, but not all of them can be on the album.<ref name="mtvselftitled" /> Later it was revealed that all of the songs would be placed in a deluxe edition of the album and the standard edition would have 12 songs.<ref name="straightrock" />
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== Album title and artwork ==
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On June 22, 2011, ''Kerrang!'' featured an interview with Amy Lee in which she announced that the new album would be titled ''Evanescence''. Amy revealed the reason for the album being self-titled:
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{{quote|It's ''about'' the band; it's more of a band record. But I started thinking about it, and it's also that this whole record and the lyrical content and a lot of the things that it's about to me is about falling back in love with this thing, with Evanescence, with what I've obsessed over for a decade, longer than that. And it took me a minute, I definitely stepped away from it in a big way, and went, 'OK, guys, I don't know what we're going to do. I don't know what's going to happen here. Let's just live our lives for a while and see what happens next.'<ref name="mtvselftitled" />}}
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Amy also said she had a lot of album title ideas, but as the album became more about the band, it was the only title that felt right:
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{{quote|I had a lot of album title ideas. But as it became more and more about the band...the more collaborative it became, it just felt like this is who we are, it's a band. And to have that feeling in the music where the band is so pumped up, it was just the only title that felt right. It's about falling back in love with this thing in a major way.<ref name="billboardscrappedmaterial" />}}
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The cover artwork for the self-titled album is the first one by the band that does not show Amy and ''only'' Amy on it.
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{{quote|Well, both of our other records are me on the cover, and I think it's cool to have that photo, you know, that people can look at and go, 'OK, that's who that is.' But I feel like, by now, they know who we are, and I wanted something really different. I didn't feel like we had to put a photo on the cover, I wanted it to be more mysterious and more about Evanescence itself, not just me.<ref name="artworkmtv" />}}
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As explained by Amy, this concept extends far beyond the album cover. On the album, she and the band members are exploring every aspect of the band, starting with the name itself. Because, for the first time, Evanescence is more than just Amy.
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{{quote|The idea to not have any photos on the outside I thought was really cool. And all the images and the artwork is a play on the meaning of the word 'Evanescence.' It means 'to dissipate like vapor,' so I decided to go with light and vapor ... it's really about Evanescence, not just me.<ref name="artworkmtv" />}}
  
 
== Twitter ==
 
== Twitter ==
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Since Evanescence's emergence on [[Twitter]], various "Tweets" since have indicated the band have been writing and recording demos for the album;
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*On November 22, 2009, Tim released a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC8hATCFDEE short jamming session] that contained a sample of one such demo. A fan asked Amy on Twitter what she was singing in this clip and Amy replied, saying that they were "just playing around" and that she wasn't singing any words.<ref name=larainytwitter />
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*On March 19, 2010 they released a [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDYFN3NHtTg short video] of a recording session featuring a clip of a song they were currently recording. Amy later revealed on [[EvClub]] that this song's name is "[[Perfect Dream]]".
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*On March 24, 2010 Amy released a [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlMcEmxwnuI snippet] of her recording a piano piece.
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*On April 13, 2011 Lee released a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PvGI_FiqEQ video] of Will Hunt recording the last drum part of "[[Erase This]]".
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*On May 11, 2011 Amy released a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wAUvfr8bzQ video] of her recording the piano middle eight in "[[Made of Stone]]".
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*On May 29, 2011 Terry released a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsbTwYoOPKE video] of the song "[[New Way to Bleed]]" being recorded for the new album.
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*On June 5, 2011 Amy released a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qncHKmw-hyk section of a song] that she was finishing for the new record. This song turned out to be "[[Disappear]]".
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*On June 19, 2011 Amy released a [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-khx8_c9KLQ video] of herself recording the harp for the song called "[[Secret Door]]".
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== Tour ==
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[[File:London November 9 2012.jpg|250px|thumb|right|Evanescence performing in London on November 9, 2012.]]
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The [[Evanescence Tour]] (2011-12) was Evanescence's third worldwide concert tour. It began with a concert at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville on August 17, 2011,<ref name="mtvtourplan" /><ref name="blabberftwo" /> followed by Rock on the Range in Winnipeg, Canada on August 20,<ref name="rockrange" /> and Rock in Rio on October 2.<ref name="rockinrioind" /> The tour kicked off with a concert at Puerto Rico on October 6,<ref name="billboardscrappedmaterial" /> and the North American tour kicked off on October 10. It wrapped on November 1 in New York, later heading to the UK and Europe for the rest of the month.<ref name="billboardscrappedmaterial" /> The set list of the tour had songs from all three Evanescence albums.<ref name="straightrock" /> Their performances were supported by [[The Pretty Reckless]],<ref name="prettyrecksup" /> Fair to Midland<ref name="prettyrecksup" /><ref name="nmesixtour" /> and [[Rival Sons]].<ref name="rivalsup" />
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{{quote|We're definitely focusing mainly on the new material. We're really excited about that music the most — obviously it's the newest — but of course we'll be playing some from both of our other albums too. I guess I'd say in general, our show's on the heavy-energy side, so we'll be running around singing a lot of fast songs.<ref name="ustourdm" />}}
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The concert tour continued thorugh the United States, Asia and Europe.<ref name="ustourdm" /> The band later performed live at the Rock am Ring festival in Nürburgring, Germany on June 1, 2012.<ref name="blabrockar" /> The band then started the South American tour, beginning with a concert at Porto Alegre, Brazil on October 4.<ref name="whiplash" /> The band ended the tour with four concerts in the UK, with the last concert being at the London Wembley Arena on November 9.<ref name="extendedbreakn" /> This was the last show with [[Terry Balsamo]].
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== Singles ==
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''What You Want'', the first single off the album, was released digitally on August 9, 2011,<ref name="taylorswift" /> and a CD single was later released in Germany on September 9.<ref name="germancd" /> It went on to sell 112,000 digital copies in the US as of November 2011,<ref name="billboard112" /> and it peaked at number 1 on the UK Rock Chart.<ref name="rockchartwyw" /> It debuted and peaked at number 68 on the US [[Billboard Hot 100|''Billboard'' Hot 100]] for the week ending of August 14, 2011,<ref name="weekending14" /> with first week sales of 78,000 copies.<ref name="alteredlandscape" /> The song stayed on the chart for only one week. On the UK Singles Chart, ''What You Want'' debuted at number 72 on August 3, 2011 and it stayed on the chart for one week.<ref name="officialchartsuk" />
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The second single, ''My Heart Is Broken'', was sent to pop, hot adult contemporary and Hot/Mod/AC radio stations in the US on October 31, 2011,<ref name="mhibrelease" /><ref name="mhibhac" /><ref name="allaccess" /> and to mainstream radio on November 1,<ref name="fmqbmstream" /> and it was released commercialy as a digital single on November 11.<ref name="itunesmhib" /> It only charted in three countries: Germany at number 92, Austria at number 36, and the US Adult Pop Songs at number 34. It only charted in three countries: Germany at number 92, Austria at number 36, and the US Adult Pop Songs at number 34. Although Amy said ''Made of Stone'' would be released as the third single,<ref name="amymos3single" /> it was released only as a promotional single in January 2012 in the US to Active Rock radio, while ''My Heart Is Broken'' was played on softer formats.<ref name="fusetosmos" />
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''Lost in Paradise'' was released as the third commercial single off the album on May 25, 2012.<ref name="ituneslip" /> It peaked at #9 on the UK Rock chart after the album was released,<ref name="rockchartlip" /> and it later peaked at #71 on the Ö3 Austria Top 40 chart after the single was released.<ref name="austriachartlip" /> ''The Other Side'' was released as a promotional rock single in the US;<ref name="fusetosmos" /><ref name="songideasbill" /> it impacted Modern Rock radio on June 11, 2012,<ref name="fmqbsingle" /> and Alternative radio on June 12, 2012.<ref name="altaccess" />
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== Track listing ==
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{{Track listing
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| writing_credits = yes
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| total_length    = 47:15
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| title1          = [[What You Want]]
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| writer1        = A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T. McCord
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| length1        = 3:40
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| title2          = [[Made of Stone]]
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| writer2        = A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T. McCord, T. McLawhorn, W. Hunt, W. B. Hunt
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| length2        = 3:33
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| title3          = [[The Change]]
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| writer3        = A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T. McCord, T. McLawhorn, W. Hunt
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| length3        = 3:42
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| title4          = [[My Heart Is Broken]]
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| writer4        = A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T McCord, [[Zach Williams|Z. Williams]]
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| length4        = 4:29
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 +
| title5          = [[The Other Side]]
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| writer5        = A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T. McCord
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| length5        = 4:05
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| title6          = [[Erase This]]
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| writer6        = A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T. McCord, T. McLawhorn, W. Hunt
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| length6        = 3:52
  
Since Evanescence's emergence on [[Twitter]], various "Tweets" since have indicated the band have been writing and recording demos for the next album:
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| title7          = [[Lost In Paradise]]
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| writer7        = A. Lee
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| length7        = 4:42
  
On November 22, 2009 the band released a [http://www.twitvid.com/C2E40 short jamming session] on the internet that contained a sample of one such demo.
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| title8          = [[Sick]]
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| writer8        = A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T. McCord, W. Hunt, W. B. Hunt
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| length8        = 3:30
  
On March 19, 2010 they released a [http://www.twitvid.com/96BB7 short video] of a recording session featuring a clip of a song they were currently recording.
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| title9          = [[End of the Dream]]
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| writer9        = A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T. McCord, W. Hunt, W. B. Hunt
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| length9        = 3:48
  
On March 24, 2010 Amy released a [http://www.twitvid.com/97672 piano piece] of her recording a section of piano for a new song.
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| title10        = [[Oceans]]
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| writer10        = A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T. McCord
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| length10        = 3:38
  
On April 13, 2011 Lee released a [http://twitvid.com/L9GE5 Vid] of Will Hunt recording the last drum part of [[Erase This]].
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| title11        = [[Never Go Back]]
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| writer11        = A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T. McCord, W. Hunt
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| length11        = 4:27
  
On May 29, 2011 Terry released a [http://www.twitvid.com/XBMI4 #1] of [[A New Way To Bleed]] being recorded for the new album.
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| title12        = [[Swimming Home]]
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| writer12        = A. Lee, W. B. Hunt
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| length12        = 3:43
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}}
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{{Track listing
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| headline        = Japanese edition bonus track
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| collapsed      = yes
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| writing_credits = yes
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| total_length    = 51:22
  
On June 6, 2011 Amy released a [http://twitvid.com/8KTWX Section Of a Song] that she was finishing for the new record. It eventually is the pre-chorus of [[Disappear]].
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| title13        = [[The Last Song I'm Wasting On You]]
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| writer13        = A. Lee
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| length13        = 4:07
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}}
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{{Track listing
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| headline        = Deluxe edition bonus tracks
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| collapsed      = yes
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| writing_credits = yes
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| total_length    = 61:44
  
On June 19, 2011 Amy released a [http://www.twitvid.com/5U8B9 video] of herself recording the harp for a new song called [[Secret Door]].
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| title13        = [[New Way to Bleed]]
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| writer13        = A. Lee, T. Balsamo
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| length13        = 3:46
  
==Tracks==
+
| title14        = [[Say You Will]]
===Standard Edition===
+
| writer14        = A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T. McCord
#[[What You Want]]
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| length14        = 3:43
#[[Made Of Stone]]
 
#[[The Change]]
 
#[[My Heart is Broken]]
 
#[[The Other Side]]
 
#[[Erase This]]
 
#[[Lost In Paradise]]
 
#[[Sick]]
 
#[[End Of The Dream]]
 
#[[Oceans]]
 
#[[Never Go Back]]
 
#[[Swimming Home]]
 
  
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| title15        = [[Disappear]]
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| writer15        = A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T. McCord, T. McLawhorn, W. Hunt
 +
| length15        = 3:07
  
===Deluxe Edition===
+
| title16        = [[Secret Door]]
DISC 1 (CD)
+
| writer16        = A. Lee, W. B. Hunt
#[[What You Want]]
+
| length16        = 3:53
#[[Made Of Stone]]
+
}}
#[[The Change]]
+
{{Track listing
#[[My Heart is Broken]]
+
| headline        = iTunes Store deluxe edition pre-order bonus track
#[[The Other Side]]
+
| collapsed      = yes
#[[Erase This]]
+
| writing_credits = yes
#[[Lost In Paradise]]
+
| total_length    = 50:33
#[[Sick]]
 
#[[End Of The Dream]]
 
#[[Oceans]]
 
#[[Never Go Back]]
 
#[[Swimming Home]]
 
#[[New Way To Bleed]]
 
#[[Say You Will]]
 
#[[Disappear]]
 
#[[Secret Door]]
 
  
DISC 2 (DVD)
+
| title17        = [[What You Want]] (Elder Jepson Remix)
#[[What You Want]] (Video)
+
| writer17        = A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T. McCord
#Making the What You Want Music Video – Day 1
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| length17        = 3:18
#Making the What You Want Music Video – Day 2
+
}}
#Behind the Scenes In the Studios
 
#Behind the Scenes At the Photo shoot
 
#On the Songs: [[Secret Door]]
 
#On the Songs: [[The Change]]
 
#On the Songs: [[Never Go Back]]
 
#On the Songs: [[Made Of Stone]]
 
#On the Songs: [[Disappear]]
 
#On the Songs: [[What You Want]]
 
#On the Songs: [[My Heart is Broken]]
 
#On the Songs: [[Oceans]]
 
#On the Songs: [[Lost In Paradise]]
 
  
==Lineup<ref> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u799X7BOhxs Will "Science" Hunt was never actually In the band.</ref> ==
+
=== Deluxe edition DVD ===
 +
*''What You Want'' (music video)
 +
*Making the ''What You Want'' Music Video – Day 1
 +
*Making the ''What You Want'' Music Video – Day 2
 +
*Behind the Scenes in the Studio
 +
*Behind the Scenes at the Photoshoot
 +
*On the Songs: ''Secret Door''
 +
*On the Songs: ''The Change''
 +
*On the Songs: ''Never Go Back''
 +
*On the Songs: ''Made of Stone''
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*On the Songs: ''Disappear''
 +
*On the Songs: ''What You Want''
 +
*On the Songs: ''My Heart Is Broken''
 +
*On the Songs: ''Oceans''
 +
*On the Songs: ''Lost in Paradise''
  
*[[Amy Lee]] - Vocals/Piano/Harp
+
== Songs from the Lillywhite sessions ==
 +
 
 +
The songs below were recorded during the sessions with Steve Lillywhite in 2010, but did not make it to the final cut of ''Evanescence''. A few of them did make it on to other releases.
 +
 
 +
*''[[Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing]]'' (released on Amy Lee's cover EP, ''[[Recover, Vol. 1]]'')
 +
*''[[Another Piece of the Puzzle]]''
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*''[[Hi-Lo]]'' (released on Evanescence's fourth studio album, ''[[Synthesis]]'')
 +
*''[[Lost Whispers (song)|Lost Whispers]]'' (released on Evanescence's b-side album, ''[[Lost Whispers (album)|Lost Whispers]]'')
 +
*''[[Perfect Dream]]''
 +
*''[[Take Cover]]''
 +
*''[[You Got a Lot to Learn]]''
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 +
== Credits ==
 +
Credits taken from Allmusic<ref name="Allmusic" /> and from the liner notes of the album booklet.
 +
{{tab/it|
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=== Lineup ===
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*[[Amy Lee]] - Vocals, piano, keyboards, harp
 
*[[Terry Balsamo]] - Guitar
 
*[[Terry Balsamo]] - Guitar
 
*[[Tim McCord]] - Bass
 
*[[Tim McCord]] - Bass
 
*[[Will Hunt]] - Drums
 
*[[Will Hunt]] - Drums
*[[Troy McLawhorn]] - Guitar
+
*[[Troy McLawhorn]] - Rhythm guitar
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=== Production team ===
 +
*[[Will "Science" Hunt|William B. Hunt]] - Additional composer (tracks #2, 8, 9, 12, 16), programming (track #12)
 +
*[[Zach Williams]] - Additional lyrics (track #4)
 +
*[[David Campbell]] - String consultant
 +
*Antoine Silverman - Concert master, contractor
 +
*[[David Eggar|Dave Eggar]] - Cello
 +
*Anja Wood - Cello
 +
*Claire Bryant - Cello
 +
*Jonathan Dinklage - Viola, violin
 +
*Hiroko Taguchi - Viola, violin
 +
*Entcho Todorov - Violin
 +
*Maxim Moston - Violin
 +
*Suzy Perelman - Violin
 +
*Sarah Pratt - Violin
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|
 +
*Michael Roth - Violin
 +
*Claire Chan - Violin
 +
*Peter Donovan - Bass
 +
*[[Chris Vrenna]] - Additional keyboards, programming
 +
*Phyllis Sparks - Harp technician
 +
*John Nicholson - Drum technician
 +
*Mike Simmons - Bass technician, guitar technician
 +
*Paul Fig - Engineer
 +
*Nathan Yarborough - Assistant engineer
 +
*Ted Jensen - Mastering
 +
*[[Randy Staub]] - Mixing
 +
*Zach Blackstone - Mixing assistant
 +
*[[Nick Raskulinecz]] - Producer
 +
*Gregg Wattenberg - A&R
 +
*Chris Graham - A&R operations
 +
*Chapman Baehler - Photography
 +
*Michelle Lukianovich - Package design and art direction
 +
*Mike Mongillo - Product manager
 +
*[[Andrew Lurie]] - Management
 +
*Mark Droescher - DVD producer, editor, mastering and design
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}}
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=== Lillywhite sessions credits ===
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*[[Steve Lillywhite]] - Producer
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*[[Will "Science" Hunt]] - Co-producer, programming, percussion
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*[[Chad Copelin]] - Keyboards
 +
*[[David Campbell]] - Orchestral arrangements<ref name="Leehasfun" />
 +
*[[Questlove]] - Additional drums<ref name="evvilletrans" /><ref name="youtubeq" />
 +
*Brandee Younger - Harp technician<ref name="harptech1" /><ref name="harptech2" />
 +
 
 +
== See also ==
 +
*[[Evanescence Releases|''Evanescence'' releases]]
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==Buy/Stream ''Evanescence''==
 +
*Apple Music - [https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/evanescence/888162596 Standard] & [https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/evanescence-deluxe-version/888184535 Deluxe]
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*Amazon - [https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KX58XT2/ref=pd_mp3_als_qp_pa Standard] & [http://a.co/d/jd9Kgmo Deluxe]
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*Spotify - [https://open.spotify.com/album/3U85Q4GtR0I3VwgDOKHttO Standard] & [https://open.spotify.com/album/0CHgu3JbE3Y0XQSejmQqLU Deluxe]
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 +
== References ==
 +
{{reflist|30em|refs=
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<ref name="Lillywhiteletgo">{{cite web|last=Lillywhite|first=Steve|title=i remember them thinking it didn't sound enough like "Evanescence"|url=https://twitter.com/Sillywhite/status/419223633534259200|date=January 3, 2014|work=Twitter}}</ref>
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<ref name="synths">{{cite web|last=Lillywhite|first=Steve|title=a great combination of real instruments and synths !|url=https://twitter.com/Sillywhite/status/420618333755424768|date=January 7, 2014|work=Twitter}}</ref>
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 +
<ref name="cadaminuto2009">{{cite news||date=October 20, 2009|url=https://www.cadaminuto.com.br/noticia/34516/2009/10/20/disco-novo-do-evanescence-e-menos-focado-nas-guitarras-diz-vocalista-amy-lee|title=New Evanescence album will be "less focused on guitars"|newspaper=Cada Minuto|language=Portuguese}}</ref>
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<ref name="warren">{{cite web|title=Punk Aristocrats Guru Warren Riker and Steve Lillywhite on the new Evanescence Record|url=http://web.archive.org/web/20100331150401/http://www.punkaristocrats.com:80/blog/2010/3/27/punk-aristocrats-guru-warren-riker-and-steve-lillywhite-on-t.html|date=March 27, 2010|work=Punk Aristocrats|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20100401233915/http://www.punkaristocrats.com/blog/2010/3/27/punk-aristocrats-guru-warren-riker-and-steve-lillywhite-on-t.html|archivedate=March 31, 2010}}</ref>
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<ref name="mixonline">{{cite web|last=Jennings|first=Steve|title=Evanescence: Goth-rockers bring in electronic stylings for self-titled outing|url=https://www.mixonline.com/recording/evanescence-366303|date=October 1, 2011|work=Mix Online}}</ref>
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<ref name="avatar">{{cite news|last=Weiss|first=David|date=August 23, 2011|url=https://sonicscoop.com/2011/08/23/sessions-at-avatar-studios-with-jean-morrison-lady-gaga-tony-bennett-aretha-kenny-garrett/|title=Sessions at Avatar Studios with Jean Morrison, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, Aretha, Kenny Garrett|newspaper=SonicScoop|accessdate=}}</ref>
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<ref name="EvClubApril">{{cite web|last=|first=|title=Amy's new blog post on EvClub|url=http://www.evanescencechile.co.cc/index/2010/04/nuevo-blog-de-amy-en-evclub.html|date=April 20, 2010|work=Evanescencechile.co.cc|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20100503032611/http://www.evanescencechile.co.cc/index/2010/04/nuevo-blog-de-amy-en-evclub.html|archivedate=May 3, 2010|language=Spanish}}</ref>
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<ref name="3songs">{{cite web|last=Lee|first=Amy|title=You're getting it in pieces...|url=https://www.facebook.com/AmyLeeBrasil/photos/a.700829276654339/1025939330809997/?type=3&theater|date=February 29, 2016|publisher=Facebook}}</ref>
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<ref name="harptech2">{{cite web|last=Younger|first=Brandee|title=@questlove Oh!! No wonder, lol.  This wall looks like so much fun.  In here w/Amy Lee---harp tech stuff!|url=https://twitter.com/Harpista/status/11447056613|date=April 1, 2010|accessdate=September 18, 2019|publisher=[[Twitter]]}}</ref>
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<ref name="harptech1">{{cite web|last=Younger|first=Brandee|title=@ MSR studios...tuning Amy's harp for Evanescene's session|url=https://twitter.com/Harpista/status/10985650116|date=March 24, 2010|accessdate=September 18, 2019|publisher=[[Twitter]]}}</ref>
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<ref name="brokenrecord">{{cite web|last=Lee|first=Amy|title=Cover #4: Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing|url=https://www.facebook.com/AmyLeeOfficial/posts/1105375239514245|date=December 15, 2015|publisher=Facebook}}</ref>
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<ref name="MSRstudios">{{cite news|last=Weiss|first=David|date=May 21, 2010|url=https://sonicscoop.com/2010/05/21/msr-studios-hosts-kid-cudi-evanescence-lloyd-banks-cast-recordings/|title=MSR Studios Hosts Kid Cudi, Evanescence, Lloyd Banks, + Cast Recordings|newspaper=SonicScoop|accessdate=September 17, 2019}}</ref>
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<ref name="EvBillboard2010">{{cite news|last=Graff|first=Gary|date=March 26, 2010|url=https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/958809/evanescence-recording-new-album-plots-summer-tour|title=Evanescence Recording New Album, Plots Summer Tour|newspaper=Billboard|accessdate=September 17, 2019}}</ref>
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<ref name="amymos3single">{{cite web|last=Lee|first=Amy|title=@ET_123 that would be awesome, the old demo is still...|url=https://twitter.com/AmyLeeEV/status/161254184820289536|work=[[Twitter]]|date=January 22, 2012|accessdate=August 29, 2014}}</ref>
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<ref name=larainytwitter>{{cite web|last=Lee|first=Amy|title=RT @LarainyLouisy|url=https://twitter.com/AmyLeeEV/status/5984825496|date=November 23, 2009|accessdate=June 13, 2014|publisher=[[Twitter]]}}</ref>
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 +
<ref name="officialchartsuk">{{cite web|title=Evanescence – Singles|url=http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/_/Evanescence|accessdate=March 14, 2014|publisher=Official Charts Company}}</ref>
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<ref name="alteredlandscape">{{cite news|last=Titus|first=Christa|title=Evanescence Returns to an Altered Rock Landscape|url=http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/466221/evanescence-returns-to-an-altered-rock-landscape|accessdate=March 14, 2014|newspaper=[[Billboard]]|date=October 11, 2011}}</ref>
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<ref name="weekending14">{{cite news|last=Grein|first=Paul|title=Week Ending Aug. 14, 2011. Songs: Not Bad|url=http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart-watch/week-ending-aug-14-2011-songs-not-bad.html|accessdate=March 14, 2014|work=Yahoo! Music|date=August 17, 2011}}</ref>
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<ref name="mtvselftitled">{{cite news|last=Montgomery|first=James|date=June 23, 2011|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1666350/evanescence-new-album.jhtml|title=Evanescence Return With 'Dark, Beautiful' Self-Titled Album|work=MTV News|accessdate=May 30, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="bandcollab">{{cite news|last=Titus|first=Christa|date=June 20, 2011|url=http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/470555/amy-lee-new-evanescence-album-is-much-more-of-a-band-collaboration|title=Amy Lee: New Evanescence Album Is 'Much More of a Band Collaboration'|newspaper=[[Billboard]]|accessdate=May 30, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="direct10">{{cite web|last=Florino|first=Rick|date=February 26, 2010|url=http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/evanescence-is-back/6511485|title=Evanescence is Back|work=Artistdirect|accessdate=August 6, 2013|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20100301102010/http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/evanescence-is-back/6511485|archivedate=March 1, 2010}}</ref>
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<ref name=billboard2001>{{cite news|last=Caulfield|first=Keith|title=Evanescence Nets Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart|url=http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/465638/evanescence-nets-second-no-1-album-on-billboard-200-chart|accessdate=February 7, 2014|magazine=[[Billboard]]|date=October 19, 2011}}</ref>
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<ref name="oakland">{{cite web|url=http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2012/08/21/entertainment/doc50328b881bba3996048367.txt?viewmode=fullstory|title=Five years between albums, and Evanescence is still hot|last=Graff|first=Gary|work=The Oakland Press|accessdate=August 19, 2013|date=August 21, 2012|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20120825013651/http://theoaklandpress.com/articles/2012/08/21/entertainment/doc50328b881bba3996048367.txt|archivedate=August 25, 2012}}</ref>
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<ref name="gauntlet2008">{{cite web|date=October 23, 2008|url=http://thegauntlet.com/interviews/447/Evanescence.html|title=Evanescence Interview|work=The Gauntlet|accessdate=August 11, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="slimshady">{{cite web|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20090624230734/http://www.evanescence.com/news.asp|title=Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?|work=Evanescence.com|date=June 19, 2009|url=http://www.evanescence.com/news.asp|archivedate=June 24, 2009|accessdate=July 30, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="questamy">{{cite web|last=Lee|first=Amy|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20091216110624/http://evthreads.com/showpost.php?p=1188038&postcount=3011|title=Questions questions everywhere and not a drop to speak|work=[[EvThreads.com{{!}}EvThreads]]|date=October 1, 2009|url=http://evthreads.com/showpost.php?p=1188038&postcount=3011|archivedate=December 15, 2009|accessdate=June 20, 2011}}</ref>
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<ref name="heyamy">{{cite web|last=Lee|first=Amy|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20111223195355/http://www.evthreads.com/showthread.php?p=1128174|title=Hey guys|work=[[EvThreads.com{{!}}EvThreads]]|date=August 10, 2009|url=http://www.evthreads.com/showthread.php?p=1128174|archivedate=December 23, 2011|accessdate=June 20, 2011}}</ref>
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<ref name="Leehasfun">{{cite news|last=Weingarten|first=Christopher R|date=March 2, 2010|url=http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/evanescence-go-electro-as-lee-has-fun-with-music-on-next-lp-20100302|title=Evanescence Go Electro As Lee Has Fun With Music on Next LP|newspaper=Rolling Stone|accessdate=April 20, 2010}}</ref>
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<ref name="Spin2010">{{cite news|last=Goodman|first=William|date=March 5, 2010|url=http://www.spin.com/articles/exclusive-amy-lee-new-evanescence-album|title=Exclusive: Amy Lee on the New Evanescence Album|newspaper=Spin|accessdate=April 21, 2010}}</ref>
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<ref name="twitrpchp">{{cite web|last=Lee|first=Amy|date=March 10, 2010|url=https://twitter.com/amyleeev/status/10286048798|title=Lot of 'electro' talk regarding our new album...|work=Twitter|accessdate=June 14, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="twitieds">{{cite web|last=Lee|first=Amy|date=March 10, 2010|url=https://twitter.com/amyleeev/status/10286690491|title=...Industrial, eastern...|work=Twitter|accessdate=June 14, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="twitalbumi">{{cite web|last=Lee|first=Amy|date=March 14, 2010|url=https://twitter.com/amyleeev/status/10493805214|title=RT @RockFan18: Any album title ideas...|work=Twitter|accessdate=June 14, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="twituknown">{{cite web|last=Lee|first=Amy|date=March 14, 2010|url=https://twitter.com/amyleeev/status/10494599089|title=Some inspirations: unknown worlds...|work=Twitter|accessdate=June 14, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="whatupet">{{cite web|last=Lee|first=Amy|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20111225163559/http://evthreads.com/showthread.php?t=18825|title=What's up|work=[[EvThreads.com{{!}}EvThreads]]|date=June 21, 2010|url=http://evthreads.com/showthread.php?t=18825|archivedate=December 25, 2011|accessdate=June 20, 2011}}</ref>
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<ref name="WillDNDInterview">{{cite web|url=http://www.radiometal.com/en/article/evanfadead-of-mayhem-society-et-caetera-2,8909|title=EVANFADEAD OF MAYHEM SOCIETY. ET CAETERA|work=Radiometal.com|date=October 5, 2010|accessdate=June 20, 2011}}</ref>
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<ref name="ncwttet">{{cite web|last=Lee|first=Amy|date=December 13, 2010|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20111216113143/http://www.evthreads.com/showpost.php?p=1484600&postcount=796|title=Thank you!|work=[[EvThreads.com{{!}}EvThreads]]|url=http://www.evthreads.com/showpost.php?p=1484600&postcount=796|archivedate=December 16, 2011|accessdate=June 20, 2011}}</ref>
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<ref name="preproductet">{{cite web|last=Lee|first=Amy|date=February 26, 2011|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20110710210834/http://www.evthreads.com/showthread.php?t=19881|title=Update!|work=[[EvThreads.com{{!}}EvThreads]]|url=http://www.evthreads.com/showthread.php?t=19881|archivedate=July 10, 2011|accessdate=June 20, 2011}}</ref>
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<ref name="fall2011et">{{cite web|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20110518080227/http://evanescence.com/news.asp|title=Heading Into The Studio|work=Evanescence.com|url=http://evanescence.com/news.asp|archivedate=May 18, 2011|accessdate=June 20, 2011}}</ref>
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<ref name="producerswitet">{{cite web|last=Lee|first=Amy|date=April 4, 2011|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20110909042514/http://www.evthreads.com/showthread.php?p=1535485|title=2011|work=[[EvThreads.com{{!}}EvThreads]]|url=http://www.evthreads.com/showthread.php?p=1535485|archivedate=September 9, 2011|accessdate=June 20, 2011}}</ref>
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<ref name="comebacklpSPIN">{{cite news|last=Goodman|first=William|date=April 13, 2011|url=https://www.spin.com/2011/04/amy-lee-talks-evanescences-comeback-lp/|title=Amy Lee Talks Evanescence's Comeback LP|newspaper=Spin|accessdate=June 20, 2011}}</ref>
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<ref name="billboardscrappedmaterial">{{cite news|last=Graff|first=Gary|date=October 6, 2011|url=http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/466583/evanescences-lee-scrapped-material-could-resurface-on-different-projects|title=Evanescence's Lee: Scrapped Material Could Resurface 'On Different Projects Someday'|newspaper=[[Billboard]]|accessdate=May 30, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="toolosngsincelp">{{cite news|url=http://www.nme.com/news/evanescence/59404|title=Evanescence's Amy Lee: 'It's been too long since our last album'|newspaper=NME|date=September 23, 2011|accessdate=May 30, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="twittertroy">{{cite web|last=Lee|first=Amy|date=June 12, 2011|url=https://twitter.com/AmyLeeEV/status/80078426375073792|title=YES!! I'm proud to announce that Troy Mclawhorn is back in Ev! Album is...|work=Twitter|accessdate=May 30, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="wywpreview">{{cite news|last=Montgomery|first=James|date=July 11, 2011|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1667020/evanescence-what-you-want.jhtml|title=Evanescence's 'What You Want': Hear A Preview!|work=MTV News|accessdate=August 7, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="ausrelease">{{cite web|url=http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/music/pop-rock/evanescence/655269|title=Evanescence  - Evanescence|work=JB Hi-Fi|accessdate=August 7, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="gerrelease">{{cite web|url=http://www.amazon.de/dp/B005DQBQ3Q|title=Evanescence|work=Amazon.de|accessdate=August 7, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="irerelease">{{cite web|url=http://ie.7digital.com/artist/evanescence/release/evanescence-1|title=Evanescence – Evanescence|work=7digital|accessdate=August 7, 2013}}</ref>
  
==Personnel==
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<ref name="straightrock">{{cite news|last=Montgomery|first=James|date=August 3, 2011|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1668421/evanescence-amy-lee-tour.jhtml|title=Evanescence Tour Will Be 'Straight Up Rock'|work=MTV News|accessdate=May 30, 2013}}</ref>
*[[David Campbell]] - Orchestral Arrangements<ref>http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2010/03/02/evanescence-go-electro-as-lee-has-fun-with-music-on-next-lp/</ref>
 
  
*[[Nick Raskulinecz]] - Producer
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<ref name="artworkmtv">{{cite news|last=Montgomery|first=James|date=September 14, 2011|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1670728/evanescence-album-artwork.jhtml|title=Amy Lee Says Album Art 'About Evanescence, Not Just Me'|work=MTV News|accessdate=May 30, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="mtvtourplan">{{cite news|last=Montgomery|first=James|date=July 29, 2011|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1668171/evanescence-tour-us-europe.jhtml|title=Evanescence's Amy Lee Reveals Tour Plans|work=MTV News|accessdate=August 7, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="blabberftwo">{{cite news|url=http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/evanescence-plays-first-show-in-almost-two-years-video-available/|title=Evanescence Plays First Show In Almost Two Years; Video Available|work=Blabbermouth.net|date=August 18, 2011|accessdate=August 7, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="rockrange">{{cite news|url=http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/evanescence-singer-interviewed-by-exploremusic-video/|title=Evanescence Singer Interviewed By ExploreMusic|work=Blabbermouth.net|date=August 23, 2011|accessdate=August 7, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="rockinrioind">{{cite news|url=http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/music-agenda-jayz-and-kanye-west-launch-the-throne-tour-2356004.html|title=Music agenda: Jay-Z and Kanye West launch 'The Throne' tour|newspaper=The Independent|date=September 16, 2011|accessdate=August 7, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="prettyrecksup">{{cite news|last=Schoonmaker|first=Vaughn Trudeau|date=October 18, 2011|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1672698/taylor-momsen-evanescence-opener.jhtml|title=Taylor Momsen Calls Opening For Evanescence 'Surreal'|work=MTV News|accessdate=August 8, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="nmesixtour">{{cite news|url=http://www.nme.com/news/evanescence/58254|title=Evanescence announce six-date UK tour – ticket details|newspaper=NME|date=July 26, 2011|accessdate=August 8, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="rivalsup">{{cite news|last=Schoonmaker|first=Vaughn Trudeau|date=November 7, 2011|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1673812/evanescence-rival-sons-tour-opening-act.jhtml|title=Evanescence Tour Openers Rival Sons 'Real Dirty'|work=MTV News|accessdate=August 8, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="ustourdm">{{cite news|last=Elias|first=Matt|date=October 12, 2011|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1672374/evanescence-tour-dates-2012.jhtml|title=Evanescence Plan More U.S. Tour Dates For 2012|work=MTV News|accessdate=August 8, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="blabrockar">{{cite news|url=http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/evanescence-pro-shot-footage-of-entire-rock-am-ring-performance/|title=Evanescence: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire Rock am Ring Performance|work=Blabbermouth.net|date=June 2, 2012|accessdate=August 8, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="whiplash">{{cite web|last=Finatto|first=Paulo, Jr.|date=October 10, 2012|url=http://whiplash.net/materias/shows/165121-evanescence.html|title=Resenha - Evanescence (Pepsi on Stage, Porto Alegre, 04/10/12)|language=Portuguese|work=Whiplash.net|accessdate=August 8, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="extendedbreakn">{{cite news|url=http://www.nme.com/news/evanescence/66201|title=Evanescence's Amy Lee: 'I'm not sure what we'll do next'|newspaper=NME|date=September 19, 2012|accessdate=August 8, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="taylorswift">{{cite news|last=Bylin|first=Kyle|date=August 18, 2011|url=http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/467853/taylor-swift-rockets-up-social-50-chart-after-sparks-fly-video-debut|title=Taylor Swift Rockets Up Social 50 Chart After 'Sparks Fly' Video Debut|work=[[Billboard]]|accessdate=August 19, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="germancd">{{cite web|url=http://www.amazon.de/dp/B005GMSN1K|title=What You Want [Single{{)}}|work=Amazon.de|accessdate=August 19, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="billboard112">{{cite news|last=Trust|first=Gary|url=http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/465244/win-an-evanescence-signed-billboard|title=Win an Evanescence-Signed Billboard|work=[[Billboard]]|date=November 8, 2011|accessdate=August 19, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="rockchartwyw">{{cite web|url=http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/10/2011-09-03/|title=2011 Top 40 Rock & Metal Singles Archive|work=UK Singles Chart|accessdate=August 19, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="mhibrelease">{{cite web|url=http://gfa.radioandrecords.com/publishGFA/GFANextPage.asp?sDate=11/01/2011&Format=1|title=R&R :: Going For Adds :: CHR/Top40|work=R&R magazine|date=November 1, 2011|accessdate=August 19, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="allaccess">{{cite web|url=http://www.allaccess.com/hot-modern-ac/future-releases|archiveurl=http://www.webcitation.org/62L9HaWVR|archivedate=October 18, 2011|title=Hot/Modern/AC Future Releases - Hot Adult Contemporary Songs and Release Dates|work=All Access|accessdate=August 19, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="fmqbmstream">{{cite web|url=http://www.fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=69239#2011|title=Available for Airplay Archive: CHR: 2011|work=FMQB|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20120103172426/http://www.fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=69239#2011|archivedate=January 3, 2012|accessdate=August 19, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="itunesmhib">{{cite web|url=https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/my-heart-is-broken-single/id474901036|title=My Heart Is Broken - Single|work=Apple.com|series=iTunes|accessdate=August 19, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="fusetosmos">{{cite news|last=Goodman|first=William|date=May 6, 2012|url=http://www.fuse.tv/2012/05/evanescence-talk|title=Evanescence Talk No. 1 Debut, Next Album|work=Fuse|accessdate=August 19, 2013}}</ref>
  
==Tour==
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<ref name="ituneslip">{{cite web|url=https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/lost-in-paradise/id526964187|title=Lost in Paradise - Single|work=Apple.com|series=iTunes|accessdate=August 19, 2013}}</ref>
Evanescence will play their first show since 2009 In Nashville on Wednesday 17th August 2011.
 
  
It was confirmed Evanescence would participate in the Rock On The Range Tour In Winnipeg, Starting on Saturday 20th August 2011.
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<ref name="rockchartlip">{{cite web|url=http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/10/2011-10-22/|title=2011 Top 40 Rock & Metal Singles Archive|work=UK Singles Chart|accessdate=August 19, 2013}}</ref>
  
Headliners also include: Alice in Chains, Five Finger Death Punch, Hinder, Art of Dying and The Reason.
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<ref name="austriachartlip">{{cite web|url=http://www.austriancharts.at/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=Lost+in+Paradise&cat=s|title=Evanescence – Lost in Paradise – Austriancharts.at|work=Ö3 Austria Top 40|language=German|accessdate=August 19, 2013}}</ref>
  
Also Amy and Wind-Up Records confirmed that Evanescence would be headlining with Guns & Roses and System Of A Down at Rock In Rio on Sunday 2nd October 2011.
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<ref name="songideasbill">{{cite news|last=Graff|first=Gary|date=August 21, 2012|url=http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/480330/evanescences-lee-on-2011-album-success-leftover-songs-and-ideas|title=Evanescence's Lee on 2011 Album Success, Leftover 'Songs and Ideas'|work=[[Billboard]]|accessdate=September 19, 2013}}</ref>
  
They will then start their official tour for the promotion of the album at José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum, Puerto Rico on Thursday 6th October 2011.
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<ref name="fmqbsingle">{{cite web|url=http://www.fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=16770|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20120620161540/http://www.fmqb.com/Article.asp?id=16770|archivedate=June 20, 2012|work=FMQB|title=Available for Airplay: Modern Rock|accessdate=August 19, 2013}}</ref>
  
It was announced they would kick off a 15-city run of North America starting on the 10th October 2011 and ending on the 1st November 2011.
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<ref name="altaccess">{{cite web|url=http://www.allaccess.com/alternative/future-releases|archiveurl=http://www.webcitation.org/67l90FRUo|archivedate=May 23, 2012|work=All Access|title=Future Releases - Alternative|accessdate=August 19, 2013}}</ref>
  
Evanescence will embark on a tour of the UK from the 4th-13th November 2011.
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<ref name="Allmusic">{{cite web|url=http://www.allmusic.com/album/evanescence-r2266979/credits|title=Evanescence - Evanescence - Credits|work=Allmusic|accessdate=January 1, 2012}}</ref>
  
==External Links==
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<ref name="evvilletrans">{{cite web|url=https://evanescencereference.info/wiki/index.php?title=Amy_Lee_on_East_Village_Radio|title=Steve Lillywhite East Village Radio (March 2010)|work=Evanescencewebsite.com|accessdate=August 9, 2013}}</ref>
  
[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005KXT58U Buy on Amazon - Standard Edition]
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<ref name="youtubeq">{{cite web|url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1ySn9TTA_M|title=Part 2. Steve Lillywhite interview with Amy Lee (East Village Radio)|work=YouTube|date=March 23, 2010|accessdate=August 9, 2013}}</ref>
  
==Notes and References==
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Evanescence
Studio album by Evanescence
Released October 7, 2011
Recorded February 2010–June 2011; Blackbird Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Length 47:14 (Standard version)
61:42 + 38:36 (Deluxe version)
Label Wind-up Records
Producer Steve Lillywhite (2010)
Nick Raskulinecz (2011)
Evanescence chronology
The Open Door
(2006)
Evanescence
(2011)
The Ultimate Collection
(2016)
Singles from Evanescence
  1. "What You Want"
    Released: August 9, 2011
  2. "My Heart Is Broken"
    Released: November 11, 2011
  3. "Lost in Paradise"
    Released: May 25, 2012
  4. "The Other Side"
    Released: June 11, 2012
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This article is about the album. For the band, see Evanescence.

Evanescence is Evanescence's third studio self-titled album released by Wind-up Records on October 7, 2011. It was originally scheduled for a late August or early September 2010 release[1] but was delayed due to a number of circumstances which lead to the band spending another year writing and improving new material as well as a change in producers. Amy announced through her Twitter account that the album would finally be released on October 4, 2011, but MTV News confirmed on July 11, 2011 that the album had been pushed a week back by Wind-up Records. The cover of the album was first shown on Amazon.com on August 29, 2011.

"What You Want", the first single from the album, was released on August 9, 2011 to moderate success, peaking at number 68 on the Billboard Hot 100 and selling more than 112,000 digital copies in the United States as of November 2011. "My Heart Is Broken" was released to radio stations on October 31, and was released in digital format to iTunes and Amazon.com on November 11. "Lost in Paradise" was released digitally on May 25, 2012 as the third commercial single from the album. "The Other Side" was released to Alternative and Modern Rock radio stations in the United States on June 11, 2012.

The tour in support of the album lasted from August 17, 2011 to November 9, 2012. The album debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard 200 chart with first week sales of 127,000 copies,[2] and also reached the top 10 of 15 other countries' charts worldwide, including Australia,[3] France,[4] and the UK.[5] As of August 2012, the album has sold 421,000 copies in the US.[6]

Conception

Although Amy had indicated in earlier interviews with Spin[7] and Gauntlet[8] in 2008 she had begun writing new material, it wasn't until 2009 that she confirmed the band were working on the follow-up to 2006's The Open Door.

Vin1.jpg We're currently working on new material that I'm extremely excited about. I believe that to make great music you have to give yourself the freedom to evolve. I don't see the point in making the same record twice, so I always want to challenge myself to make something better, stronger, and more interesting than before. That takes time, but it's worth the wait for me. Hopefully, it will be for the fans too. Look out for new music next year...[9] Vin2.jpg


In later posts on EvThreads she gave a vague indication of what new material for Evanescence could sound like and the album process.

Vin1.jpg I don't want to give away too much about what it will sound like, because so much will change before the end, but its... not what you would expect. Its definitely not happy married music, but its not like I'm dying the whole time either. Its dark, sarcastic, fun, strange, familiar and very different at the same time.[10] Vin2.jpg


Vin1.jpg There's been a lot of writing going on this summer and I'm starting to get really excited. My good friend Will happens to also be a great producer, writer and programmer (lucky for me!) and we've been slaving away at some pretty interesting stuff lately... I'm not giving anything away just yet. Terry and I have been working together this week at my place just like old times and life is pretty good.[11] Vin2.jpg


In October 2009, Amy indicated that the new album would be focused on programming, drawing influence from Portishead and Massive Attack.[12]

During 2009 Amy co-wrote most of the album with Will "Science" Hunt in New York and Texas. The pair had crafted and recorded much of the electronic programming that was to be used in the forthcoming record together.[13] Amy had also written some of the music with Terry Balsamo and Tim McCord.[14]

In 2010, Evanescence officially entered the studio on February 22nd to begin recording the album with producer Steve Lillywhite who is known for working with bands such as U2 and Rolling Stones. Will Hunt returned as the band's drummer with Will "Science" Hunt also joining the band in the studio as programmer and secondary drummer. David Campbell would also return for string arrangements.[13]

The Lillywhite sessions (2010)

In interviews with Spin.com[14] and Rolling Stone,[13] Amy discussed the band's work with Steve Lillywhite and the creative process for the album. She noted that music would be a mix of "sarcastic aggression" and would have a distinct electro influence that was inspired by artists such as Björk, Massive Attack and Portishead. The album would contain a "rainbow of sounds" with some songs amazingly heavy and others completely stripped down. The band were also aiming "to take synthetic and atmospheric sounds and find a way to blur the line between organic and synthetic."[14] They were recording about 16 songs and were "still working and...finishing writing here and there. Some of them aren't finished lyric-wise or writing-wise, but I really feel like it's mostly there." Some of the songs were compositions for potential film projects that weren't used.[15]

Vin1.jpg This is a really, really, rhythmically driven record. So there’s tons of drum-programming fused with live drums; drums we’re renting a day at a time, like Japanese taiko drums.[13] Vin2.jpg


Amy also disclosed further information about the themes and lyrical content through Twitter.

Vin1.jpg Lot of 'electro' talk regarding our new album. That doesn't sum it up. Influences include: Rock, electronica, pop, classical, hip hop...[16] ...Industrial, eastern, dark soul...[17] Vin2.jpg
Steve Lillywhite and Warren Riker in the studio
Vin1.jpg Any album title ideas? /I'm working on that right now. Its difficult because the music and themes are so diverse. Wanna help?[18]

Some inspirations: unknown worlds, the ocean's abyss, life within dreams, strength, detachment, love and liars...[19]

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On March 27, producer Warren Riker entered the studio to work on the album.[20]

Although progress on the album appeared to be going well, on April 19 Amy posted on EvClub saying that the band took time out of the studio to work more on the music.[21] Finally, on June 21st Amy made a post on EvThreads stating the band were taking time out of the studio to write more music. She also suggested that the label was going through uncertain times which would hinder the band's progress on the album.[22] The band were recording at MSR Studios from February 2010 to April that same year.[23] For the rest of the year the band kept relatively quiet on the status of the new record but an interview with drummer Will Hunt suggested progress on the music was going well, specifically mentioning "Lately, in the last few months, there's been a real band dynamics. It's kind of a band situation right now."[24] Amy posted later in the year on her birthday in December mentioning that it had been a tough year but she was at the time in Northern California writing music with Terry and Tim.[25]

In February 2011, Amy made a post on EvThreads stating the band was getting together the following week to begin pre-production on the next album again.[26] Finally, the band announced they would be entering the studio on April 11 and that the album would come out in Fall 2011.[27] It emerged however that the band was no longer working with Steve Lillywhite and had changed producers to Nick Raskulinecz.[28] Amy revealed in an interview with Spin the reasons behind the band taking time out of the studio and the change in producer for the album.

Vin1.jpg It wasn't coming together right. Steve wasn't the right fit. We were on this experimental trip, trying a bunch of new things, seeing what would fit. I did a lot of the writing without the band. And then when we tried to pull the two worlds together, it wasn't working.[29] Vin2.jpg


Amy further said in an interview with Billboard that while some of the material from the sessions with Lillywhite won't be included in the band's third album, they may be released in the future in a different release, saying, "maybe solo, maybe something else".[30]

In early 2014, Lillywhite was asked by fans on Twitter how the album sounded, and he responded saying it was "a great combination of real instruments and synths".[31] He also revealed why he parted ways with the band:

Vin1.jpg I remember [the record label] thinking it didn't sound enough like "Evanescence" which is why I was let go![32] Vin2.jpg


In 2015, Amy revealed that her label rejected the material recorded with Lillywhite and that she "was told that none of the songs I'd been pouring my heart into for a year, in any form, were good enough." She said she used her frustration with being forced to start over to write what she called "Evanescence's heaviest album." She referred to this scrapped album as "broken record."[33] Only three songs from the Lillywhite sessions were reworked on the final album: "Made of Stone", "Swimming Home", and "Secret Door".[34]

Nick Raskulinecz sessions (2011)

After leaving the studio and parting ways with Steve Lillywhite, Amy mentioned that the future of the band was unclear. During those uncertain times the band came and reworked the material together. Some songs were taken from the sessions with Lillywhite and were reworked.

Vin1.jpg Then Evanescence, the group of hired guns led by the vision of Lee, became a real working band. Lee, guitarist Terry Balsamo, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, and programmer Will "Science" Hunt (yes, both guys share the same name) moved in with Lee and began re-working her songs and writing new material together.

"I've never felt so supported by my band members," says Lee. "We've really relied on each other. And everyone being a part of this album, from the ground up, is an entirely new approach for us. There's nobody that's just coming in to play guitar. Everybody's invested. We're more truly a band now than ever before."

She adds, "We took the best songs we had, added more, and reworked them as a group. They're stronger than before… when it was more one-dimensional."[29]

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Amy Lee in the studio with Nick Raskulinecz, the chief conductor David Campbell and the string players.

Taking the 19 songs they had created as a band, Evanescence entered the studio with Nick Raskulinecz who has produced albums for bands such as Alice in Chains, Deftones, Foo Fighters and more.[29]

Amy explained that she trusts Nick's opinion and he helps her at making quick decisions:

Vin1.jpg Nick is an awesome producer. He really helped me get the plan and have confidence in the decisions that we made. For me, I have a lot of ideas and sometimes it just comes down to 'OK, everything that I'm doing I have two options!' He's awesome, because as I'm doing these things I'm asking him from the vocal booth or the piano room or whatever, 'Which one of these should I do?' He's good at helping me make a quick decision. I really trust his opinion because he makes great records.[35] Vin2.jpg


Amy mentioned that working with a heavy rock producer meant the album was more of a rock record now than it was before. She also noted that the band would be incorporating a variety of new sounds including synths, the harp and vintage keyboards with the Moog Taurus pedal specifically mentioned.[29]

Amy also revealed a number of tracks for the album such as "My Heart Is Broken", "Secret Door" and "Oceans". For lyrical content she also mentioned there would be a variety of themes.

Vin1.jpg I get inspired by nature. The ocean's been a theme. Brokenness has become a little bit of theme, without necessarily offering a solution. Life can be tough sometimes. But I think it just starts with admitting, "Okay, the world's not perfect, how do we live our lives within that and not be miserable?"

There was some real struggle trying to figure out what I want this band to be. I want Evanescence to feel passionate. It's about looking for the answers and not always knowing them.[29]

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The album was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, Tennessee between February to July 2011.[36][37] Strings were recorded in a two-day session in early July at Avatar Studios in New York.[38][39]

In June 12, Amy officially revealed on her Twitter account that Troy McLawhorn would be joining the band once again.[40] It was also revealed that the album would be released October 4, 2011.[40] However, it was pushed to October 11 by Wind-up.[41] On October 7, the album was released four days before the US release date in Germany, Australia and Ireland.[42][43][44] It was stated in an MTV interview that 16 songs were at or near completion, but not all of them can be on the album.[36] Later it was revealed that all of the songs would be placed in a deluxe edition of the album and the standard edition would have 12 songs.[45]

Album title and artwork

On June 22, 2011, Kerrang! featured an interview with Amy Lee in which she announced that the new album would be titled Evanescence. Amy revealed the reason for the album being self-titled:

Vin1.jpg It's about the band; it's more of a band record. But I started thinking about it, and it's also that this whole record and the lyrical content and a lot of the things that it's about to me is about falling back in love with this thing, with Evanescence, with what I've obsessed over for a decade, longer than that. And it took me a minute, I definitely stepped away from it in a big way, and went, 'OK, guys, I don't know what we're going to do. I don't know what's going to happen here. Let's just live our lives for a while and see what happens next.'[36] Vin2.jpg


Amy also said she had a lot of album title ideas, but as the album became more about the band, it was the only title that felt right:

Vin1.jpg I had a lot of album title ideas. But as it became more and more about the band...the more collaborative it became, it just felt like this is who we are, it's a band. And to have that feeling in the music where the band is so pumped up, it was just the only title that felt right. It's about falling back in love with this thing in a major way.[30] Vin2.jpg


The cover artwork for the self-titled album is the first one by the band that does not show Amy and only Amy on it.

Vin1.jpg Well, both of our other records are me on the cover, and I think it's cool to have that photo, you know, that people can look at and go, 'OK, that's who that is.' But I feel like, by now, they know who we are, and I wanted something really different. I didn't feel like we had to put a photo on the cover, I wanted it to be more mysterious and more about Evanescence itself, not just me.[46] Vin2.jpg


As explained by Amy, this concept extends far beyond the album cover. On the album, she and the band members are exploring every aspect of the band, starting with the name itself. Because, for the first time, Evanescence is more than just Amy.

Vin1.jpg The idea to not have any photos on the outside I thought was really cool. And all the images and the artwork is a play on the meaning of the word 'Evanescence.' It means 'to dissipate like vapor,' so I decided to go with light and vapor ... it's really about Evanescence, not just me.[46] Vin2.jpg


Twitter

Since Evanescence's emergence on Twitter, various "Tweets" since have indicated the band have been writing and recording demos for the album;

  • On November 22, 2009, Tim released a short jamming session that contained a sample of one such demo. A fan asked Amy on Twitter what she was singing in this clip and Amy replied, saying that they were "just playing around" and that she wasn't singing any words.[47]
  • On March 19, 2010 they released a short video of a recording session featuring a clip of a song they were currently recording. Amy later revealed on EvClub that this song's name is "Perfect Dream".
  • On March 24, 2010 Amy released a snippet of her recording a piano piece.
  • On April 13, 2011 Lee released a video of Will Hunt recording the last drum part of "Erase This".
  • On May 11, 2011 Amy released a video of her recording the piano middle eight in "Made of Stone".
  • On May 29, 2011 Terry released a video of the song "New Way to Bleed" being recorded for the new album.
  • On June 5, 2011 Amy released a section of a song that she was finishing for the new record. This song turned out to be "Disappear".
  • On June 19, 2011 Amy released a video of herself recording the harp for the song called "Secret Door".

Tour

Evanescence performing in London on November 9, 2012.

The Evanescence Tour (2011-12) was Evanescence's third worldwide concert tour. It began with a concert at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville on August 17, 2011,[48][49] followed by Rock on the Range in Winnipeg, Canada on August 20,[50] and Rock in Rio on October 2.[51] The tour kicked off with a concert at Puerto Rico on October 6,[30] and the North American tour kicked off on October 10. It wrapped on November 1 in New York, later heading to the UK and Europe for the rest of the month.[30] The set list of the tour had songs from all three Evanescence albums.[45] Their performances were supported by The Pretty Reckless,[52] Fair to Midland[52][53] and Rival Sons.[54]

Vin1.jpg We're definitely focusing mainly on the new material. We're really excited about that music the most — obviously it's the newest — but of course we'll be playing some from both of our other albums too. I guess I'd say in general, our show's on the heavy-energy side, so we'll be running around singing a lot of fast songs.[55] Vin2.jpg


The concert tour continued thorugh the United States, Asia and Europe.[55] The band later performed live at the Rock am Ring festival in Nürburgring, Germany on June 1, 2012.[56] The band then started the South American tour, beginning with a concert at Porto Alegre, Brazil on October 4.[57] The band ended the tour with four concerts in the UK, with the last concert being at the London Wembley Arena on November 9.[58] This was the last show with Terry Balsamo.

Singles

What You Want, the first single off the album, was released digitally on August 9, 2011,[59] and a CD single was later released in Germany on September 9.[60] It went on to sell 112,000 digital copies in the US as of November 2011,[61] and it peaked at number 1 on the UK Rock Chart.[62] It debuted and peaked at number 68 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending of August 14, 2011,[63] with first week sales of 78,000 copies.[64] The song stayed on the chart for only one week. On the UK Singles Chart, What You Want debuted at number 72 on August 3, 2011 and it stayed on the chart for one week.[65]

The second single, My Heart Is Broken, was sent to pop, hot adult contemporary and Hot/Mod/AC radio stations in the US on October 31, 2011,[66][67][68] and to mainstream radio on November 1,[69] and it was released commercialy as a digital single on November 11.[70] It only charted in three countries: Germany at number 92, Austria at number 36, and the US Adult Pop Songs at number 34. It only charted in three countries: Germany at number 92, Austria at number 36, and the US Adult Pop Songs at number 34. Although Amy said Made of Stone would be released as the third single,[71] it was released only as a promotional single in January 2012 in the US to Active Rock radio, while My Heart Is Broken was played on softer formats.[72]

Lost in Paradise was released as the third commercial single off the album on May 25, 2012.[73] It peaked at #9 on the UK Rock chart after the album was released,[74] and it later peaked at #71 on the Ö3 Austria Top 40 chart after the single was released.[75] The Other Side was released as a promotional rock single in the US;[72][76] it impacted Modern Rock radio on June 11, 2012,[77] and Alternative radio on June 12, 2012.[78]

Track listing

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "What You Want"  A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T. McCord 3:40
2. "Made of Stone"  A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T. McCord, T. McLawhorn, W. Hunt, W. B. Hunt 3:33
3. "The Change"  A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T. McCord, T. McLawhorn, W. Hunt 3:42
4. "My Heart Is Broken"  A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T McCord, Z. Williams 4:29
5. "The Other Side"  A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T. McCord 4:05
6. "Erase This"  A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T. McCord, T. McLawhorn, W. Hunt 3:52
7. "Lost In Paradise"  A. Lee 4:42
8. "Sick"  A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T. McCord, W. Hunt, W. B. Hunt 3:30
9. "End of the Dream"  A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T. McCord, W. Hunt, W. B. Hunt 3:48
10. "Oceans"  A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T. McCord 3:38
11. "Never Go Back"  A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T. McCord, W. Hunt 4:27
12. "Swimming Home"  A. Lee, W. B. Hunt 3:43
Total length:
47:15

Deluxe edition DVD

  • What You Want (music video)
  • Making the What You Want Music Video – Day 1
  • Making the What You Want Music Video – Day 2
  • Behind the Scenes in the Studio
  • Behind the Scenes at the Photoshoot
  • On the Songs: Secret Door
  • On the Songs: The Change
  • On the Songs: Never Go Back
  • On the Songs: Made of Stone
  • On the Songs: Disappear
  • On the Songs: What You Want
  • On the Songs: My Heart Is Broken
  • On the Songs: Oceans
  • On the Songs: Lost in Paradise

Songs from the Lillywhite sessions

The songs below were recorded during the sessions with Steve Lillywhite in 2010, but did not make it to the final cut of Evanescence. A few of them did make it on to other releases.

Credits

Credits taken from Allmusic[79] and from the liner notes of the album booklet.

Lineup

Production team

  • William B. Hunt - Additional composer (tracks #2, 8, 9, 12, 16), programming (track #12)
  • Zach Williams - Additional lyrics (track #4)
  • David Campbell - String consultant
  • Antoine Silverman - Concert master, contractor
  • Dave Eggar - Cello
  • Anja Wood - Cello
  • Claire Bryant - Cello
  • Jonathan Dinklage - Viola, violin
  • Hiroko Taguchi - Viola, violin
  • Entcho Todorov - Violin
  • Maxim Moston - Violin
  • Suzy Perelman - Violin
  • Sarah Pratt - Violin
  • Michael Roth - Violin
  • Claire Chan - Violin
  • Peter Donovan - Bass
  • Chris Vrenna - Additional keyboards, programming
  • Phyllis Sparks - Harp technician
  • John Nicholson - Drum technician
  • Mike Simmons - Bass technician, guitar technician
  • Paul Fig - Engineer
  • Nathan Yarborough - Assistant engineer
  • Ted Jensen - Mastering
  • Randy Staub - Mixing
  • Zach Blackstone - Mixing assistant
  • Nick Raskulinecz - Producer
  • Gregg Wattenberg - A&R
  • Chris Graham - A&R operations
  • Chapman Baehler - Photography
  • Michelle Lukianovich - Package design and art direction
  • Mike Mongillo - Product manager
  • Andrew Lurie - Management
  • Mark Droescher - DVD producer, editor, mastering and design


Lillywhite sessions credits

See also

Buy/Stream Evanescence

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