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{{Infobox album
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| Name        = The Open Door
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| Type        = studio
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| Artist      = [[Evanescence]]
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| Cover        = Tod cover.jpg
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| Released    = September 25, 2006 <small> (Poland)</small> <br> September 30, 2006 <small>(Australia)</small> <br> October 3, 2006 <small>(US)</small>
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| Recorded    = September 2005–March 2006
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| Length      = 54:15
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| Label        = [[Wind-up Records]]
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| Producer    = [[Dave Fortman]]
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| Last album  = ''[[Anywhere but Home]]''<br />(2004)
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| This album  = '''''The Open Door'''''<br />(2006)
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| Next album  = ''[[Evanescence (album)|Evanescence]]''<br />(2011)
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| Misc =
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{{Singles
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| Name = The Open Door
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| Type = studio
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| single 1 = [[Call Me When You're Sober]]
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| single 1 date = August 15, 2006
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| single 2 = [[Lithium]]
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| single 2 date = December 8, 2006
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| single 3 = [[Sweet Sacrifice]]
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| single 3 date = May 25, 2007
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| single 4 = [[Good Enough]]
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| single 4 date = December 14, 2007
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}}
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}}
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'''''The Open Door''''' is Evanescence's second studio album. It was released on September 25, 2006 in Poland, September 30th in Australia and October 3rd in North America. The album was recorded at [[The Record Plant]] in Hollywood, California,<ref name="linernotes" /> and mixed at [[Ocean Way Studios]] in March of 2006.<ref name="oceansway" /><ref name="evcomdesc" /> It has since sold more than 5 million copies worldwide,<ref name="headtostudio" /> with 2.1 million copies sold in the US alone.<ref name="bandcollab" />
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The album was leaked to the public on September 4, 2006; 21 days before its release. ''The Open Door'' debuted at number one on the US [[Billboard|''Billboard'' 200]] chart with first-week sales of 447,000 copies; this is the band's first number one on this chart (''[[Fallen]]'' peaked at number 3).<ref name=200number1 /> Internationally, ''The Open Door'' peaked at number one in five countries, including Australia and Germany, and the top ten in 20 countries. The album also peaked at number one on the European Top 100 Albums chart.
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''[[Call Me When You're Sober]]'' was released on August 15, 2006 as the first single off the album; it peaked at number 10 at the US [[Billboard Hot 100|''Billboard'' Hot 100]] chart. ''[[Lithium]]'' was released as the second single from the album on December 8 and it went on to peak at number 24 on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. The third single, ''[[Sweet Sacrifice]]'', was released on May 25, 2007 to Germany and Austria. It peaked at number 24 on the US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart; this is higher than ''Lithium'''s peak on that chart, which was 39. ''[[Good Enough]]'' was released as the fourth commercial single but didn't make any music chart.
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==Background & Recording==
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Amy revealed in an interview with MTV News in December 2003 that once the Fallen Tour ends, they are ready to go back to the studio. She also said that everybody will be going to their home to write new material, and then they will regroup and see what can be done with the material.<ref name=soldieronben /> She said in another interview in November 2004 that she writes by herself first, and she then shows the material to the people she's working with.<ref name=reminiscentev />
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{{quote|[Terry and I] have been writing together for the past couple of weeks. We're working really well together. I'm just very excited because [the new songs] already have a new sound. It still sounds like the Evanescence everybody knows, but at the same time it's going in a new direction, and I love that direction.<ref name=reminiscentev />}}
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Recording of the album began in September 2005.<ref name=schedoctobev /> The writing and recording of the album was slow for several reasons, including Terry suffering a stroke in November 2005,<ref name=amylovesaevboard /> the loss of Amy's former manager, which was reported as being sued by her for "financial and sexual misconduct",<ref name=sexualfinancemiscon /> and Will Boyd leaving the band, which Amy told the fans about on EvBoard in July 2006.<ref name=losebassistmtv />
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Amy revealed that with ''Fallen'', some of the songs sounded like she "was trying to prove [herself] and establish what [they] were and [their] sound".<ref name=lpsensuality /> She further said, "I was trapped having to feel a certain way. But with the new record, I sort of went with everything. I am not afraid to feel happy sometimes, and I think there's moments on the album with sensuality, which is really fun and beautiful, instead of the last time, where I felt like I was only getting out part of me. This record embraces the whole me".<ref name=lpsensuality />
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In June 2006 (four months before the album's release), Amy posted on EvBoard.com:
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{{quote|I hope you all love the record, I know I do, but just one tip about it- each song really has a life of its own. It would be impossible to judge the record on one song alone. Some are much heavier than we've ever been before, some more soulful, some more fun- the only word that really describes all of them is "more." ...as I'm reading this I still think its all meaningless without hearing the album. Just be open minded, because I wasn't aiming to give people what they expect.<ref name=evboardcupcake />}}
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Amy referred to the album's title during an interview:
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{{quote|I feel like I've got that out of my system. I'm happy. I feel good now. I feel free. That's why the album is called ''The Open Door'' because I feel like all the doors in my life I pushed open, and now I can do whatever I want.<ref name="metaledge" />}}
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To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the album's release, Amy was interviewed by Kerrang! and talked about the album:
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{{quote|What I remember most about ''The Open Door'' - what really lives in my heart - it was a break-up record with more than just [[Shaun Morgan|a dude]] in a relationship. It was a breaking up with a lot of things and a lot of people. More than it being about that for me - about some relationship - I hear myself singing for freedom, and standing up for myself instead of being a broken little girl sitting in the corner, crying about how hard life is, which you can hear a little bit of on ''Fallen''. It’s me standing up and taking control.<ref name=10th />}}
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== Promotion ==
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Evanescence promoted ''The Open Door'' and its singles in several performances and appearances across the world. Before the release of the album, Amy and John performed in several acoustic shows, including AOL Sessions in August 2006, and VH1 next month. "[[Call Me When You're Sober]]" and "[[Bring Me to Life]]" were performed at the 2006 Mexican MTV Video Music Awards on October 19.<ref name="tourplansbillboard" /> On December 14, the band performed "[[Lithium]]" at ''The Late Show with David Letterman''.<ref name=certifiedplat /> Evanescence put on a private performance for Yahoo! Nissan Live Sets on November 12, 2007, also taking part in a Q&A with fans who attended the concert.<ref name="nissanlivesets" />
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=== Singles ===
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[[File:Amy Brazil April 21 2007.jpg|200px|thumb|right|Amy Lee performing in April 2007.]]
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"Call Me When You're Sober" was first released as a digital single on August 15, 2006.<ref name=riaa /> A CD single was later released in September.<ref name=cmwysamazon /> The song went on to peak at number 10 on the [[Billboard Hot 100|''Billboard'' Hot 100]] chart.<ref name=billboardhot100 /> Internationally, "Call Me When You're Sober" peaked in the top 10 in 12 countries, including Canada<ref name=jamchart /> and the UK.<ref name=ukcmwys /> An accompanying music video directed by [[Marc Webb]] filmed in Hollywood, California was released on August 7, 2006. "Lithium" was released digitally on December 8,<ref name=ithiumitunes /> and a CD single was later released in the UK on January 8, 2007.<ref name=lithiumamazonm /> An accompanying music video was directed by [[Paul Fedor]]<ref name=faceherself /> and released in late November. The third single off the album, "Sweet Sacrifice", was released physically on May 25, 2007 to Germany only.<ref name=ssamazonde /> Physical releases elsewhere were scheduled for May 8, but the shipments were cancelled.<ref name=ssamazoncom /> The accompanying music video was directed [[P. R. Brown]] and released on April 5.<ref name=sweetfluff />
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"Weight of the World" was released as a radio single to the country of Colombia only in October 2007.<ref name=wotwradio /> "Good Enough" was originally supposed to be released on November 16,<ref name=groovesinc /> but it was pushed to December 14.<ref name=amazonmaxi /> The single was later cancelled. The song didn't reach any music charts. An accompanying music video, directed by Mark Webb and Rich Lee, was released on September 10.<ref name=static />
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=== Tour ===
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[[The Open Door Tour]] was Evanescence's second concert tour which lasted from October 2006 to December 2007. The tour kicked off with a concert at Toronto, Canada on October 5, 2006,<ref name="tourplansbillboard" /><ref name="mtvinspsober" /> followed by concerts at Montreal on October 6, Boston on October 7, and New York on October 9.<ref name="tourplansbillboard" /><ref name="mtvinspsober" /><ref name="mtvham" /> The band continued performing concerts in North America for October.<ref name="tourplansbillboard" /><ref name="mtvinspsober" /> The band later started performing in Europe in November, before going back to the US in 2007 to play in large venues.<ref name="tourplansbillboard" /><ref name="mtvinspsober" /> In the United States and Europe, Evanescence was supported by Revelation Theory,<ref name="revtheory" /> and in Canada the band was supported by The Black Maria<ref name="blackmaria" /> and Stone Sour.<ref name="stonesour" />
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{{quote|It's been two years since we stopped touring. So it's been awhile, and I'm a little nervous, but I'm mostly just excited. By the end of touring the last time, we were just dying to write more songs and play some new material. So, by now, after all the recording and writing and creating, we're just ready to get back out there and play it and see how it goes again.
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—Amy Lee<ref name="mtvinspsober" />}}
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The tour continued with the band playing places in Canada, Japan, and Australia in January and February 2007, and later returning to the US on March 16.<ref name="todtourbillboard" /> The band later left the US to tour in South America, starting with a concert in Chile on April 12.<ref name="todtourbillboard" /> The band later performed some concerts in South Africa,<ref name="todtourbillboard" /> and again later returned to the US.<ref name="rockontherange" /> The band played at the PinkPop festival in Holland on May 28<ref name="pinkpop" /> and the Rock am Ring festival on June 3,<ref name="rockamring" /> followed by concerts in Russia, Greece, Turkey.<ref name="pinkpop" /> They ended the second leg of the tour with a concert at the Amphi in Ra'anana, Israel, on June 26, 2007.<ref name="ynetnews" /> Evanescence co-headlined the 2007 Family Values Tour with Korn, starting with a concert in St. Louis on July 20,<ref name="pinkpop" /> and ending on September 2. The band later embarked on the last leg of the tour in Mexico and the US, beginning with Florida on October 23.<ref name="lastleg" /> During this time, the band started performing songs such as "[[Lose Control]]", "[[Missing]]" and "[[Understanding]]".<ref name="pegasuslose" /><ref name="dailyutah" /> The tour ended with a concert at Rhode Island on December 8.<ref name="lastleg" />
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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    = 54:15
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| title1          = [[Sweet Sacrifice]]
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| writer1        = [[Amy Lee]], [[Terry Balsamo]]
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| length1        = 3:05
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| title2          = [[Call Me When You're Sober]]
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| writer2        = Amy Lee, Terry Balsamo
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| length2        = 3:34
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| title3          = [[Weight of the World]]
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| writer3        = Amy Lee, Terry Balsamo
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| length3        = 3:37
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| title4          = [[Lithium]]
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| writer4        = Amy Lee
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| length4        = 3:44
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| title5          = [[Cloud Nine]]
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| writer5        = Amy Lee, Terry Balsamo
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| length5        = 4:22
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| title6          = [[Snow White Queen]]
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| writer6        = Amy Lee, Terry Balsamo
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| length6        = 4:22
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| title7          = [[Lacrymosa]]
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| writer7        = Amy Lee, Terry Balsamo
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| length7        = 3:37
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| title8          = [[Like You]]
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| writer8        = Amy Lee
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| length8        = 4:16
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| title9          = [[Lose Control]]
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| writer9        = Amy Lee, Terry Balsamo
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| length9        = 4:50
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| title10        = [[The Only One]]
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| writer10        = Amy Lee, Terry Balsamo
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| length10        = 4:40
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| title11        = [[Your Star]]
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| writer11        = Amy Lee, Terry Balsamo
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| length11        = 4:43
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| title12        = [[All That I'm Living For]]
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| writer12        = Amy Lee, [[John LeCompt]]
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| length12        = 3:48
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| title13        = [[Good Enough]]
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| writer13        = Amy Lee
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| length13        = 5:32
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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    = 57:52
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| title14        = Call Me When You're Sober
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| note14          = Acoustic version
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| writer14        = Amy Lee, Terry Balsamo
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| length14        = 3:37
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}}
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{{Multicol-break}}
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===Version contained in ''[[The Ultimate Collection]]'' (two LPs)===
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{{Multicol}}
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:'''Side A'''
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<ol start="1">
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<li>[[Sweet Sacrifice]]</li>
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<li>[[Call Me When You're Sober]]</li>
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<li>[[Weight of the World]]</li>
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<li>[[Lithium]]</li>
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</ol>
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:'''Side B'''
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<ol start="5">
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<li>[[Cloud Nine]]</li>
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<li>[[Snow White Queen]]</li>
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<li>[[Lacrymosa]]</li>
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</ol>
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:'''Side C'''
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<ol start="8">
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<li>[[Like You]]</li>
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<li>[[Lose Control]]</li>
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<li>[[The Only One]]</li>
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</ol>
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:'''Side D'''
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<ol start="11">
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<li>[[Your Star]]</li>
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<li>[[All That I'm Living For]]</li>
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<li>[[Good Enough]]</li>
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</ol>
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{{Multicol-end}}
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=== B-sides ===
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During an interview with the magazine ''Metal Edge'', Amy confirmed three B-sides:<ref name="metaledge" />
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*"[[If You Don't Mind]]"
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*"[[The Last Song I'm Wasting on You]]"
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*"[[Together Again]]"
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== Credits ==
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Credits taken from Allmusic<ref name="allmusic" /> and from the liner notes of the booklet.
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{{tab/it|
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=== Lineup ===
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*[[Amy Lee]] – Vocals, piano, organ<ref name="organ" />, choir arrangements
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*[[Terry Balsamo]] – Guitar
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*[[John LeCompt]] – Guitar
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*[[William Boyd|Will Boyd]] – Bass
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*[[Rocky Gray]] – Drums
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=== Production team ===
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*Tamara Berard – Choir
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*Melanie Bruno – Choir
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*Alyssa Campbell – Choir
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*[[David Campbell]] – Orchestral arrangements
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*Marcella Carmona – Choir
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*Kevin Dalbey – Choir
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*Rory Faciane – Drum technician
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*[[Dave Fortman]] – Audio production, mixing, producer
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*Mary Gaffney – Choir
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*Bon Harris – Programming (track #2)
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*[[DJ Lethal]] - Programming
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*Mike Hogue – Assistant engineer
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*Simon James – Concert master
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*Ted Jensen – Mastering
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*[[Lori Lee]] and [[Carrie Lee]] - Background vocals on "[[Call Me When You're Sober]]"
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*[[Andrew Lurie]] – Management
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*Darren Majewski – A&R
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*[[Gail Marowitz]] – Art direction
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*Diana Meltzer – A&R
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*[[The Millenium Choir]] – Choir
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*Mike Mongillo – Product manager
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*Frank Ockenfels – Photography
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*Joanne Paratore – Choir
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*Jeremy Parker – Engineer
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*Darryl Phinnessee – Choir
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*David Sabee – Contractor
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*Seattlemusic Group – Group
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*Wesley Seidman – Assistant engineer
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*Ed Sherman – Package design
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*Dwight Stone – Choir
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*Tania Themmen – Choir
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*Talaya Trigueros – Choir
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*Lisa Wall Urgero – Choir
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*Gregg Wattenberg – A&R
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*Susan Youngblood – Choir
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}}
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== The artwork ==
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Above each lyric, there are different images. They are analogous to the lyrics, as this is the art purpose. It should be noted that these are fan interpretations.
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[[Image:Bug_in_Lithium.jpg|thumb|right|150px|Digital Art for Lithium]]
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[[Image:Teardrop_in_Lacrymosa.jpg|thumb|right|150px|Digital Art for Lacrymosa]]
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[[Image:Coffin_in_Like_You.jpg|thumb|right|150px|Digital Art for Like You]]
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*''Sweet Sacrifice'': a moth, like butterflies, represent what is called "You poor sweet innocent thing." In the psychological symbols<ref name="lexiconherder" /> of dreamings, the butterfly represents freedom, like in "Now that I'm unchained"; in the christian symbolism, the butterfly is on the one hand resurrection and immortality and on the other empty vanity and triviality, due to its short life and beauty. The meaning of the butterfly is, however, on its metamorphosis, from egg to caterpillar and from chrysalis, stuck in strict death, to insect with wings and shining colors turned to the sunlight. So in the antiquity, it was already a symbol of the soul, because it doesn't end with the death. The part of the song that represents this whole symbolism is at the end, when Amy sings "I dream in the darkness, I sleep to die, Erase the silence, Erase my life, Our burning ashes blacken the day, A world of nothingness blow me away."
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*''Call Me When You're Sober'': there is a [http://www.evanescencereference.info/wiki/index.php?title=File:Honey_pot_ant.jpg honeypot ant], which gather honeydew from scale insects and psyllids (jumping plant lice) and feed it to other workers at a later date. They are highly valued source of sugar for the Aborigines of central Australia. It can be connected to the addiction and the necessity of the other person in the song.
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*''Weight of the World'' and ''Lithium'': in those lyrics, an umbrella reminds protection, something that doesn't let other things to touch us, like in the parts "Like all my screaming has gone unheard" and "If you love me, then let go of me" from "Weight of the World" and "Don't wanna lock me up inside" and "Can't break free until I let it go - let me go" from "Lithium". The umbrella reminds so Mary Poppins, that used it to fly "Freefall, freefall, all through life." In "Lithium", the digital version has a bug on it, like the one in the insert of the [[Lithium Single|US radio single]].
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*''Cloud Nine'': there is a bird, analogous to freedom and linked to the parts "If you want to live, let live" and "I just want to feel that high."
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*''Snow White Queen'': according to the inspiration for the song, a cage fence the unique bird. There is adoring and illness in the lyric - "There's nowhere to run", "Soon I know you'll see you're just like me" and "Don't scream anymore, my love, 'cause all I want is you."
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*''Lacrymosa'' and ''Like You'': There are no symbols for these songs on the album. For the digital version of ''The Open Door'', the "Lacrymosa" and "Like You" lyrics have special images too. They represent the whole song - a teardrop in Lacrymosa and a coffin in Like You.
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*''Lose Control'': a lamb appears in the page, explicit quoted in the lyric, "my lamb." There can be also a connection to the American nursery rhyme (traditional song or poem taught to young children in the development of vocabulary) called Mary Had a Little Lamb, that was recorded by many different artists, linking to the part "Mary had a lamb."
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*''The Only One'': there is a mythological animal, the Griffon, that lays golden eggs and has a great justice sense; this is the representation of the wonder, and so it is well connected to the whole song, including the title.
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*''Your Star'': a telescope appears in this page, instrument used to see stars and planets far from Earth - "I can't see your star."
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*''All That I'm Living For'': the key symbolizes the part "Lock the last open door."
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*''Good Enough'': the necklace with the heart pendant shows all the love where the song is drown.
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== Chart performance ==
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|colspan="2" bgcolor=#92A3B7|'''The Open Door'''
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!align="left"|Chart&nbsp;(2006)<br />
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|colspan="2"|[[Image:Tod_cover.jpg|250px|The Open Door cover]]
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|align="left"|Australia (ARIA)<ref>{{cite web|title=Evanescence - The Open Door (Album)|url=http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=The+Open+Door&cat=a|accessdate=August 31, 2014|publisher=Australian-charts.com}}</ref>
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|align="left"|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)<ref>{{cite web|title=Evanescence - The Open Door (Album)|url=http://austriancharts.at/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=The+Open+Door&cat=a|accessdate=August 31, 2014|publisher=Austriancharts.at}}</ref>
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September 30, 2006 <small>(Australia and Italy)</small><br>
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October 2, 2006 <small>(Europe)</small><br>
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|align="left"|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)<ref>{{cite web|title=Evanescence - The Open Door|url=http://www.ultratop.be/nl/album/9f34/Evanescence-The-Open-Door|accessdate=August 31, 2014|publisher=Ultratop.be}}</ref>
October 3, 2006 <small>(North America)
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|align="left"|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)<ref>{{cite web|title=Evanescence - The Open Door|url=http://www.ultratop.be/fr/album/9f34/Evanescence-The-Open-Door|accessdate=August 31, 2014|publisher=Ultratop.be}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|4
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|align="left"|Canada (''[[Billboard]]'')<ref>{{cite web|title=Evanescence Canadian Albums Chart History|url=http://www.billboard.com/artist/301942/evanescence/chart?f=309|accessdate=August 31, 2014|work=[[Billboard]]}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|2
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|align="left"|Denmark (Tracklisten)<ref>{{cite web|title=Evanescence - The Open Door (Album)|url=http://danishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=The+Open+Door&cat=a|accessdate=August 31, 2014|publisher=Danishcharts.com}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|5
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|align="left"|Europe ([[Billboard|European Top 100 Albums]])<ref>{{cite web|title=My Chemical Romance, Killers Topple U.K. Charts|url=http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/56949/my-chemical-romance-killers-topple-uk-charts|date=October 16, 2006|accessdate=August 31, 2014|work=[[Billboard]]}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|1
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|align="left"|Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)<ref>{{cite web|title=Evanescence - The Open Door (Album)|url=http://finnishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=The+Open+Door&cat=a|accessdate=August 31, 2014|publisher=Finnishcharts.com}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|5
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|align="left"|France (SNEP)<ref>{{cite web|title=Evanescence - The Open Door (Album)|url=http://lescharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=The+Open+Door&cat=a|accessdate=August 31, 2014|publisher=Lescharts.com}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|2
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|-
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|align="left"|Germany (Media Control Charts)<ref>{{cite web|title=Evanescence | Longplay-Chartverfolgung|url=http://www.musicline.de/de/chartverfolgung_summary/artist/Evanescence/?type=longplay|accessdate=August 31, 2014|publisher=Musicline.de}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|1
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|-
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|align="left"|Greece (IFPI Greece)<ref>{{cite web|title=Top 50 Ελληνικών και Ξένων Aλμπουμ|url=http://www.ifpi.gr/chart04.htm|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20070302122532/http://www.ifpi.gr/chart04.htm|archivedate=March 2, 2007|accessdate=August 31, 2014|publisher=Ifpi.gr}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|3
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|-
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|align="left"|Ireland (Chart-Track)<ref>{{cite web|title=Irish Music Charts Archive|url=http://www.chart-track.co.uk/index.jsp?c=p%2Fmusicvideo%2Fmusic%2Farchive%2Findex_test.jsp&ct=240002&arch=t&lyr=2006&year=2006&week=40|accessdate=August 31, 2014|publisher=Chart-track.co.uk}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|3
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|-
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|align="left"|Italy (FIMI)<ref>{{cite web|title=Evanescence - The Open Door (Album)|url=http://italiancharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=The+Open+Door&cat=a|accessdate=August 31, 2014|publisher=Italiancharts.com}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|2
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|-
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|align="left"|Japan (Oricon)<ref>{{cite web|title=Evanescence - The Open Door|url=http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/artist/317884/products/music/687068/1/|accessdate=August 31, 2014|publisher=Oricon}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|4
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|-
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|align="left"|Netherlands (Album Top 100)<ref>{{cite web|title=Evanescence - The Open Door (Album)|url=http://dutchcharts.nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=The+Open+Door&cat=a|accessdate=August 31, 2014|publisher=Dutchcharts.nl}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|2
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|-
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|align="left"|New Zealand (RIANZ)<ref>{{cite web|title=Evanescence - The Open Door (Album)|url=http://charts.org.nz/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=The+Open+Door&cat=a|accessdate=August 31, 2014|publisher=Charts.org.nz}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|2
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|-
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|align="left"|Norway (VG-lista)<ref>{{cite web|title=Evanescence - The Open Door (Album)|url=http://norwegiancharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=The+Open+Door&cat=a|accessdate=August 31, 2014|publisher=Norwegiancharts.com}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|3
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|-
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|align="left"|Poland (OLiS)<ref>{{cite web|title=Sales for the period 02.10.2006 - 08.10.2006|url=http://olis.onyx.pl/listy/index.asp?idlisty=337&lang=en|accessdate=August 31, 2014|publisher=OLiS}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|8
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|-
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|align="left"|Portugal (AFP)<ref>{{cite web|title=Evanescence - The Open Door (Album)|url=http://portuguesecharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=The+Open+Door&cat=a|accessdate=August 31, 2014|publisher=Portuguesecharts.com}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|2
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|-
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|align="left"|Spain (Promusicae)<ref>{{cite web|title=Evanescence - The Open Door (Album)|url=http://spanishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=The+Open+Door&cat=a|accessdate=August 31, 2014|publisher=Spanishcharts.com}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|5
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|-
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|align="left"|Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)<ref>{{cite web|title=Evanescence - The Open Door (Album)|url=http://swedishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=The+Open+Door&cat=a|accessdate=August 31, 2014|publisher=Swedishcharts.com}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|2
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|-
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|align="left"|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)<ref>{{cite web|title=Evanescence - The Open Door|url=http://hitparade.ch/album/Evanescence/The-Open-Door-40756|accessdate=August 31, 2014|publisher=Hitparade.ch}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|1
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|-
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|align="left"|UK Albums (Official Charts Company)<ref>{{cite web|title=2006 Top 40 Official Albums Chart UK Archive|date=October 14, 2006|url=http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/3/2006-10-14/|accessdate=August 31, 2014|publisher=Officialcharts.com}}</ref>
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| style="text-align:center;"|2
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|-
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|align="left"|United States ([[Billboard|''Billboard'' 200]])<ref>{{cite web|title=Evanescence Billboard 200 Chart History|url=http://www.billboard.com/artist/301942/evanescence/chart?f=305|accessdate=August 31, 2014|work=[[Billboard]]}}</ref>
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|'''Label'''
 
|[[Wind-up Records]]
 
 
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|}
  
The Open Door is Evanescence's second official album and third album overall. It was released on September 30, 2006, in Australia and Italy, October 2, 2006, in Europe and October 3, 2006, in North America. The album was recorded at The Record Plant in Hollywood, California, and mixed at Ocean Way Studios in March of 2006. It debuted at #1 in the US, Australia, Germany, Greece, Japan, and Switzerland and was in the Top 5 in Austria, Canada, France, Holland, Hong Kong, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, UK, Ireland, Korea, Norway, and Denmark.
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== See also ==
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*[[Making of The Open Door Cover|Making of ''The Open Door'' cover]]
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*[[The Open Door songbook|''The Open Door'' songbook]]
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*[[The Open Door Releases|''The Open Door'' releases]]
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*[[The Open Door journal|''The Open Door'' journal]]
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*[[Catocala Lacrymosa]]
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==Buy/Stream ''The Open Door''==
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*[https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-open-door/888172775 Apple Music]
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*[http://a.co/d/aMAUt2V Amazon]
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*[https://open.spotify.com/album/3lFQ9ihSNR5YD0yi0yTzdC Spotify]
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== References ==
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{{reflist|30em|refs=
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<ref name=ukcmwys>{{cite web|title=Top 40 Official Singles Chart|url=http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/2006-10-07/|date=October 7, 2006|accessdate=November 1, 2014|publisher=Officialcharts.com (UK Singles Chart)}}</ref>
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<ref name=static>{{cite web|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20070922114913/http://www.videostatic.com/vs/2007/week23/index.html#entry-35082020|title=Booked: Evanescence - Mark Webb and Rich Lee, directors|work=VideoStatic.com|date=June 8, 2007|url=http://www.videostatic.com/vs/2007/week23/index.html#entry-35082020|archivedate=September 22, 2007|accessdate=November 1, 2014}}</ref>
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<ref name=amazonmaxi>{{cite web|title=Good Enough/Premium [Single{{)}}|url=http://www.amazon.de/dp/B000WXK7GW/|work=Amazon.de|language=German|accessdate=November 1, 2014}}</ref>
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<ref name=groovesinc>{{cite web|title=Evanescence 'Good Enough/premium'|url=http://www.grooves-inc.com/product_info.php/products_id/1657435|work=grooves-inc.com|accessdate=November 1, 2014|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20071020054911/http://www.grooves-inc.com/product_info.php/products_id/1657435|archivedate=October 20, 2007}}</ref>
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<ref name=certifiedplat>{{cite web|title=Evanescence: 'The Open Door' Certified Platinum|url=http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/evanescence_the_open_door_certified_platinum.html|work=Ultimate Guitar|date=November 9, 2006|accessdate=August 31, 2014}}</ref>
  
The piano is the principal instrument for the album.
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<ref name=200number1>{{cite news|title=Evanescence Zooms By Killers To Take No. 1|url=http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/56996/evanescence-zooms-by-killers-to-take-no-1|accessdate=December 13, 2013|magazine=[[Billboard]]}}</ref>
  
The album was leaked to the public on September 4th, 2006.
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<ref name=jamchart>{{cite web|title=The Hits Charts (Airplay) : Top 100 singles|url=http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/Charts/BDS_1.html|date=October 26, 2006|accessdate=June 4, 2014|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20061026022218/http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/Charts/BDS_1.html|archivedate=October 26, 2006|publisher=Jam! (Canada)}}</ref>
  
==Track Listing==
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<ref name="linernotes">''The Open Door'' (liner notes), 2006.</ref>
  
#[[Sweet Sacrifice]]
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<ref name="oceansway">{{cite news|url=http://www.prosoundnews.com/articles/article_3642.shtml|title=Evanesence Mixes New Album at Ocean Way|accessdate=August 24, 2013|work=Pro Sound News|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20060613010938/http://www.prosoundnews.com/articles/article_3642.shtml|archivedate=June 13, 2006}}</ref>
#[[Call Me When You're Sober]]
 
#[[Weight of the World]]
 
#[[Lithium]]
 
#[[Cloud Nine]]
 
#[[Snow White Queen]]
 
#[[Lacrymosa]]
 
#[[Like You]]
 
#[[Lose Control]]
 
#[[The Only One]]
 
#[[Your Star]]
 
#[[All That I'm Living For]]
 
#[[Good Enough]]
 
  
''B-Sides''
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<ref name="evcomdesc">{{cite web|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20061116191801/http://www.evanescence.com/bio.asp|title=Evanescence - Bio|publisher=Evanescence.com|url=http://www.evanescence.com/bio.asp|archivedate=November 16, 2006|accessdate=August 24, 2013}}</ref>
*[[If You Don't Mind]]
 
*[[The Last Song I'm Wasting On You]]
 
*[[Together Again]]
 
  
==Singles==
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<ref name="headtostudio">{{cite web|url=http://evanescence.com/news.asp|title=Heading Into the Studio|publisher=Evanescence.com|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20110518080227/http://evanescence.com/news.asp|archivedate=May 18, 2011|accessdate=May 13, 2013}}</ref>
*[[Call Me When You're Sober]]
 
*[[Lithium]]
 
*[[Sweet Sacrifice]]
 
*[[Good Enough]]
 
*[[Weight Of The World]] (Columbia Only)
 
  
==Trailer==
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<ref name="bandcollab">{{cite news|last=Titus|first=Christa|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'|work=[[Billboard]]|date=June 20, 2011|accessdate=May 13, 2013}}</ref>
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AszpUnTiS3g The Open Door trailer]
 
  
==Lineup==
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<ref name=soldieronben>{{cite news|last=Wiederhorn|first=Jon|title=Evanescence Soldier On Without Ben Moody, Look Forward To Recording|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1483876/evanescence-soldier-on-without-ben-moody.jhtml|accessdate=September 7, 2013|publisher=MTV News|date=December 23, 2003}}</ref>
*[[Amy Lee]] - Vocals/piano
 
*[[Terry Balsamo]] - Guitar
 
*[[John LeCompt]] - Guitar
 
*[[William Boyd|Will Boyd]] - Bass
 
*[[Rocky Gray]] - Drums
 
  
==Guests==
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<ref name=reminiscentev>{{cite news|last=D'Angelo|first=Joe|title=Evanescence's New Sound Is Reminiscent Of ... Evanescence|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1493917/evanescence-working-on-new-album.jhtml|accessdate=September 7, 2013|publisher=MTV News|date=November 18, 2004}}</ref>
*[[The Millenium Choir]] - Choir
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*David Campbell - Orchestral arrangements
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<ref name=schedoctobev>{{cite web|last=Lee|first=Amy|title=2nd Evanescence Album - (The Open Door) - Scheduled Release: October 3, 2006|url=http://www.evboard.com/710796-post205.html||archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20130922114632/http://www.evboard.com/710796-post205.html||archivedate=September 22, 2013|publisher=[[EvBoard]]|accessdate=September 21, 2013|date=August 12, 2005}}</ref>
*[[DJ Lethal]] - Programming
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*Lori Lee and Carrie Lee - Background vocals on [[Call Me When You're Sober]]
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<ref name=amylovesaevboard>{{cite web|last=Lee|first=Amy|title=i love my album :)|url=http://evboard.com/showpost.php?p=806385|publisher=[[EvBoard]]|accessdate=September 7, 2013|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20060216182122/http://evboard.com/showpost.php?p=806385|archivedate=February 16, 2006|date=January 20, 2006|deadurl=no}}</ref>
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<ref name=sexualfinancemiscon>{{cite news|last=Harris|first=Chris|title=Evanescence's Amy Lee Sues Former Manager, Alleges Financial And Sexual Misconduct|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1517717/evanescences-amy-lee-sues-former-manager.jhtml|accessdate=September 7, 2013|publisher=MTV News|date=December 8, 2005}}</ref>
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<ref name=losebassistmtv>{{cite news|last=Harris|first=Chris|title=Evanescence Lose Bassist; Amy Lee Vows To Stay On Schedule|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1536329/evanescence-lose-bassist.jhtml|accessdate=September 7, 2006|publisher=MTV News|date=July 14, 2006}}</ref>
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<ref name=lpsensuality>{{cite news|last=Harris|first=Chris|title=Amy Lee Says New Evanescence LP Has More Sensuality|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1529541/evanescence-return-with-open-door.jhtml|accessdate=September 7, 2013|publisher=MTV News|date=April 26, 2006}}</ref>
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<ref name=evboardcupcake>{{cite web|last=Lee|first=Amy|date=June 13, 2006|url=http://www.evboard.com/885879-post1.html|title=Happy cupcake sprinkly funland-the album!|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20071226053825/http://www.evboard.com:80/885879-post1.html|archivedate=December 26, 2007|publisher=[[EvBoard]]|accessdate=August 18, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="tourplansbillboard">{{cite news|url=http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/57574/evanescence-unveils-fall-tour-plans|title=Evanescence Unveils Fall Tour Plans|work=[[Billboard]]|accessdate=August 18, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="mtvinspsober">{{cite news|last=Harris|first=Chris|date=August 10, 2006|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1538267/amy-lee-reveals-inspiration-behind-sober.jhtml|title=Evanescence Set For Fall Tour; Amy Lee Reveals Inspiration Behind 'Sober'|publisher=MTV News|accessdate=August 18, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="mtvham">{{cite news|title=Evanescence Live In NYC: Amy Lee Headbangs, Serenades Her 'New Hometown'|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1542773/evanescence-live-amy-lee-rocks-new-hometown.jhtml|accessdate=August 18, 2013|publisher=MTV News|date=October 10, 2006}}</ref>
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<ref name="revtheory">{{cite news|url=http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/revelation-theory-to-support-evanescence-in-europe|title=Revelation Theory To Support Evanescence In Europe|date=October 14, 2006|publisher=Blabbermouth.net|accessdate=August 23, 2013}}</ref>
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 +
<ref name="blackmaria">{{cite news|url=http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/the-black-maria-added-to-evanescence-s-canadian-tour|title=The Black Maria Added To Evanescence's Canadian Tour|date=December 19, 2006|publisher=Blabbermouth.net|accessdate=August 23, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="stonesour">{{cite news|url=http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/stone-sour-faced-different-kind-of-audience-with-evanescence|title=Stone Sour Faced Different Kind Of Audience With Evanescence|date=March 13, 2007|publisher=Blabbermouth.net|accessdate=August 23, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="todtourbillboard">{{cite news|url=http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/tour/tour_results.jsp?dateSrch=fieldsrch&act=Evanescence&rqType=flt|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20070219235519/http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/tour/tour_results.jsp?dateSrch=fieldsrch&act=Evanescence&rqType=flt|archivedate=February 19, 2007|title=Tour Finder—Evanescence|work=[[Billboard]]|accessdate=August 18, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="rockontherange">{{cite news|last=Kaufman|first=Gil|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1558881/evanescence-split-with-guitarist-drummer.jhtml|date=May 7, 2007|publisher=MTV News|title=Evanescence Split With Guitarist, Drummer; Amy Lee Says Band Is 'Alive And Well'|accessdate=August 19, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="pinkpop">{{cite news|url=http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/evanescence-professional-video-footage-of-pinkpop-festival-performance-available/|title=Evanescence: Professional Video Footage Of Pinkpop Festival Performance Available|publisher=Blabbermouth.net|date=June 1, 2007|accessdate=August 18, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="ynetnews">{{cite news|last=Saba|first=Rula|title=Evanescence rocks the park|url=http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3418294,00.html|accessdate=September 5, 2013|work=Ynet|date=June 27, 2007}}</ref>
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<ref name="rockamring">{{cite news|url=http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/evanescence-rock-am-ring-concert-footage-posted-online/|title=Evanescence: Rock Am Ring Concert Footage Posted Online|date=June 4, 2007|publisher=Blabbermouth.net|accessdate=August 18, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="lastleg">{{cite news|url=http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/evanescence-more-tour-details-revealed/|title=Evanescence: More Tour Details Revealed|publisher=Blabbermouth.net|date=October 5, 2007|accessdate=August 18, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="pegasuslose">{{cite news|last=Smith|first=Kenneth|title=Concert review: Evanescence at Nokia Theater|url=http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2007/oct/31/evanescence-nokia-theater/|accessdate=August 18, 2013|work=Pegasus News|date=October 31, 2007}}</ref>
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<ref name="dailyutah">{{cite news|first=Doug|last=Fox|url=http://www.heraldextra.com/lifestyles/evanescence-steps-through-open-door-at-uvsc/article_84ee1660-7e30-5796-956a-c10ecd888170.html|title=Evanescence steps through 'Open Door' at UVSC|work=Daily Herald|date=November 20, 2007|accessdate=August 24, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="nissanlivesets">{{cite news|url=http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/evanescence-nissan-live-sets-performance-available-online/|title=Evanescence: Nissan Live Sets Performance Available Online|publisher=Blabbermouth.net|date=December 5, 2007|accessdate=August 18, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="metaledge">{{cite journal|title=The Essence of Evanescence|url=http://www.evanescencewebsite.com/TheOpenDoor/albums/OPEN%20DOOR%20ERA/Magazines/Metal%20Edge/004.jpg|journal=Metal Edge|volume=52|issue=11|pages=5–10|first=Bryan|last=Reesman|year=2006|month=November|issn=1068-2872|accessdate=August 18, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name=riaa>{{cite web|title=Gold & Platinum Search Results|url=http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?content_selector=gold-platinum-searchable-database|publisher=Recording Industry Association of America|accessdate=November 16, 2013|format=To access, enter "Evanescence" in the box and click "Search"}}</ref>
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<ref name=cmwysamazon>{{cite web|title=Call Me When You're Sober [Single, Maxi{{)}}|url=http://www.amazon.de/dp/B000HDR9S6|publisher=Amazon.de (Germany)|accessdate=November 16, 2013|language=German}}</ref>
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<ref name=billboardhot100>{{cite web|title=Evanescence – Chart History – Hot 100|url=http://www.billboard.com/artist/301942/Evanescence/chart?f=379|work=[[Billboard]]|accessdate=November 16, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name=ithiumitunes>{{cite web|title=Lithium - EP|url=https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/lithium-ep/id209052471|work=Apple.com|accessdate=November 16, 2013|location=United Kingdom|publisher=iTunes Store}}</ref>
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<ref name=lithiumamazonm>{{cite web|title=Lithium [Single{{)}}|url=http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000KCHXUI|publisher=Amazon.co.uk (United Kingdom)|accessdate=November 16, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name=faceherself>{{cite news|last=Moss|first=Corey|title=After Facing Big Bad Wolf, Amy Lee Faces Herself In Evanescence Clip|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1544656/amy-lee-confronts-herself-lithium-clip.jhtml|accessdate=November 16, 2013|publisher=MTV News|date=November 20, 2006}}</ref>
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<ref name=ssamazonde>{{cite web|url=http://www.amazon.de/dp/B000PE0LWS/|title=Sweet Sacrifice/Basic [Single{{)}}|publisher=Amazon.de (Germany)|accessdate=November 16, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name=ssamazoncom>{{cite web|url=http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000PE0LX2|title=Sweet Sacrifice [Single, Import{{)}}|publisher=Amazon.com|accessdate=November 16, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name=sweetfluff>{{cite news|last=Moss|first=Corey|date=March 26, 2007|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1555450/20070323/id_0.jhtml|title=Evanescence's Lee Laughs At 'Idol,' Promises Less Fluff In 'Sweet' Clip|publisher=MTV News|accessdate=November 16, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name=wotwradio>{{cite news|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20070515075614/http://www.lafm.com.co/noticia.php3?nt=25563|title=Escuche: ‘Weight of the world’ lo nuevo de Evanescence|work=La FM|language=Spanish|url=http://www.lafm.com.co/noticia.php3?nt=25563|archivedate=May 15, 2007|accessdate=November 16, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name="allmusic">{{cite web|url=http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-open-door-r838987/credits|title=Evanescence – The Open Door|accessdate=June 7, 2013|publisher=Allmusic}}</ref>
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<ref name="lexiconherder">{{cite book|last=Lexicon|first=Herder|title=Dicionário de Símbolos|year=1998|publisher=Editora Cultrix|isbn=9788531601293|language=Portuguese|url=http://books.google.co.il/books?id=CUq7VOeyshAC&dq=Dicionario+de+Simbolos&source=gbs_navlinks_s}}</ref>
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<ref name="organ">{{cite news|last=Comingore|first=Aly|title=Evanescence Frontwoman Amy Lee Steps Up, Delivers an Album All Her Own|work=The Santa Barbara Independent|language=|url=https://www.independent.com/2007/11/08/evanescence-frontwoman-amy-lee-steps-up-delivers-album-all-her-own/|date=November 8, 2007|accessdate=October 21, 2019}}</ref>
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<ref name="10th">{{cite journal|title=K!assic Album: The Open Door|url=https://evthreads.proboards.com/thread/2269/kerrang-1648-amy-open-door|journal=Kerrang!|volume=|issue=1648|pages=53|first=George|last=Garner|year=2016|month=December|issn=0262-6624}}</ref>
  
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Latest revision as of 16:22, 15 March 2020

The Open Door
Studio album by Evanescence
Released September 25, 2006 (Poland)
September 30, 2006 (Australia)
October 3, 2006 (US)
Recorded September 2005–March 2006
Length 54:15
Label Wind-up Records
Producer Dave Fortman
Evanescence chronology
Anywhere but Home
(2004)
The Open Door
(2006)
Evanescence
(2011)
Singles from The Open Door
  1. "Call Me When You're Sober"
    Released: August 15, 2006
  2. "Lithium"
    Released: December 8, 2006
  3. "Sweet Sacrifice"
    Released: May 25, 2007
  4. "Good Enough"
    Released: December 14, 2007
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The Open Door is Evanescence's second studio album. It was released on September 25, 2006 in Poland, September 30th in Australia and October 3rd in North America. The album was recorded at The Record Plant in Hollywood, California,[1] and mixed at Ocean Way Studios in March of 2006.[2][3] It has since sold more than 5 million copies worldwide,[4] with 2.1 million copies sold in the US alone.[5]

The album was leaked to the public on September 4, 2006; 21 days before its release. The Open Door debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart with first-week sales of 447,000 copies; this is the band's first number one on this chart (Fallen peaked at number 3).[6] Internationally, The Open Door peaked at number one in five countries, including Australia and Germany, and the top ten in 20 countries. The album also peaked at number one on the European Top 100 Albums chart.

Call Me When You're Sober was released on August 15, 2006 as the first single off the album; it peaked at number 10 at the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Lithium was released as the second single from the album on December 8 and it went on to peak at number 24 on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. The third single, Sweet Sacrifice, was released on May 25, 2007 to Germany and Austria. It peaked at number 24 on the US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart; this is higher than Lithium's peak on that chart, which was 39. Good Enough was released as the fourth commercial single but didn't make any music chart.

Background & Recording

Amy revealed in an interview with MTV News in December 2003 that once the Fallen Tour ends, they are ready to go back to the studio. She also said that everybody will be going to their home to write new material, and then they will regroup and see what can be done with the material.[7] She said in another interview in November 2004 that she writes by herself first, and she then shows the material to the people she's working with.[8]

Vin1.jpg [Terry and I] have been writing together for the past couple of weeks. We're working really well together. I'm just very excited because [the new songs] already have a new sound. It still sounds like the Evanescence everybody knows, but at the same time it's going in a new direction, and I love that direction.[8] Vin2.jpg


Recording of the album began in September 2005.[9] The writing and recording of the album was slow for several reasons, including Terry suffering a stroke in November 2005,[10] the loss of Amy's former manager, which was reported as being sued by her for "financial and sexual misconduct",[11] and Will Boyd leaving the band, which Amy told the fans about on EvBoard in July 2006.[12]

Amy revealed that with Fallen, some of the songs sounded like she "was trying to prove [herself] and establish what [they] were and [their] sound".[13] She further said, "I was trapped having to feel a certain way. But with the new record, I sort of went with everything. I am not afraid to feel happy sometimes, and I think there's moments on the album with sensuality, which is really fun and beautiful, instead of the last time, where I felt like I was only getting out part of me. This record embraces the whole me".[13]

In June 2006 (four months before the album's release), Amy posted on EvBoard.com:

Vin1.jpg I hope you all love the record, I know I do, but just one tip about it- each song really has a life of its own. It would be impossible to judge the record on one song alone. Some are much heavier than we've ever been before, some more soulful, some more fun- the only word that really describes all of them is "more." ...as I'm reading this I still think its all meaningless without hearing the album. Just be open minded, because I wasn't aiming to give people what they expect.[14] Vin2.jpg


Amy referred to the album's title during an interview:

Vin1.jpg I feel like I've got that out of my system. I'm happy. I feel good now. I feel free. That's why the album is called The Open Door because I feel like all the doors in my life I pushed open, and now I can do whatever I want.[15] Vin2.jpg


To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the album's release, Amy was interviewed by Kerrang! and talked about the album:

Vin1.jpg What I remember most about The Open Door - what really lives in my heart - it was a break-up record with more than just a dude in a relationship. It was a breaking up with a lot of things and a lot of people. More than it being about that for me - about some relationship - I hear myself singing for freedom, and standing up for myself instead of being a broken little girl sitting in the corner, crying about how hard life is, which you can hear a little bit of on Fallen. It’s me standing up and taking control.[16] Vin2.jpg


Promotion

Evanescence promoted The Open Door and its singles in several performances and appearances across the world. Before the release of the album, Amy and John performed in several acoustic shows, including AOL Sessions in August 2006, and VH1 next month. "Call Me When You're Sober" and "Bring Me to Life" were performed at the 2006 Mexican MTV Video Music Awards on October 19.[17] On December 14, the band performed "Lithium" at The Late Show with David Letterman.[18] Evanescence put on a private performance for Yahoo! Nissan Live Sets on November 12, 2007, also taking part in a Q&A with fans who attended the concert.[19]

Singles

Amy Lee performing in April 2007.

"Call Me When You're Sober" was first released as a digital single on August 15, 2006.[20] A CD single was later released in September.[21] The song went on to peak at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[22] Internationally, "Call Me When You're Sober" peaked in the top 10 in 12 countries, including Canada[23] and the UK.[24] An accompanying music video directed by Marc Webb filmed in Hollywood, California was released on August 7, 2006. "Lithium" was released digitally on December 8,[25] and a CD single was later released in the UK on January 8, 2007.[26] An accompanying music video was directed by Paul Fedor[27] and released in late November. The third single off the album, "Sweet Sacrifice", was released physically on May 25, 2007 to Germany only.[28] Physical releases elsewhere were scheduled for May 8, but the shipments were cancelled.[29] The accompanying music video was directed P. R. Brown and released on April 5.[30]

"Weight of the World" was released as a radio single to the country of Colombia only in October 2007.[31] "Good Enough" was originally supposed to be released on November 16,[32] but it was pushed to December 14.[33] The single was later cancelled. The song didn't reach any music charts. An accompanying music video, directed by Mark Webb and Rich Lee, was released on September 10.[34]

Tour

The Open Door Tour was Evanescence's second concert tour which lasted from October 2006 to December 2007. The tour kicked off with a concert at Toronto, Canada on October 5, 2006,[17][35] followed by concerts at Montreal on October 6, Boston on October 7, and New York on October 9.[17][35][36] The band continued performing concerts in North America for October.[17][35] The band later started performing in Europe in November, before going back to the US in 2007 to play in large venues.[17][35] In the United States and Europe, Evanescence was supported by Revelation Theory,[37] and in Canada the band was supported by The Black Maria[38] and Stone Sour.[39]

Vin1.jpg It's been two years since we stopped touring. So it's been awhile, and I'm a little nervous, but I'm mostly just excited. By the end of touring the last time, we were just dying to write more songs and play some new material. So, by now, after all the recording and writing and creating, we're just ready to get back out there and play it and see how it goes again.

—Amy Lee[35]

Vin2.jpg


The tour continued with the band playing places in Canada, Japan, and Australia in January and February 2007, and later returning to the US on March 16.[40] The band later left the US to tour in South America, starting with a concert in Chile on April 12.[40] The band later performed some concerts in South Africa,[40] and again later returned to the US.[41] The band played at the PinkPop festival in Holland on May 28[42] and the Rock am Ring festival on June 3,[43] followed by concerts in Russia, Greece, Turkey.[42] They ended the second leg of the tour with a concert at the Amphi in Ra'anana, Israel, on June 26, 2007.[44] Evanescence co-headlined the 2007 Family Values Tour with Korn, starting with a concert in St. Louis on July 20,[42] and ending on September 2. The band later embarked on the last leg of the tour in Mexico and the US, beginning with Florida on October 23.[45] During this time, the band started performing songs such as "Lose Control", "Missing" and "Understanding".[46][47] The tour ended with a concert at Rhode Island on December 8.[45]

Track listing

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Sweet Sacrifice"  Amy Lee, Terry Balsamo 3:05
2. "Call Me When You're Sober"  Amy Lee, Terry Balsamo 3:34
3. "Weight of the World"  Amy Lee, Terry Balsamo 3:37
4. "Lithium"  Amy Lee 3:44
5. "Cloud Nine"  Amy Lee, Terry Balsamo 4:22
6. "Snow White Queen"  Amy Lee, Terry Balsamo 4:22
7. "Lacrymosa"  Amy Lee, Terry Balsamo 3:37
8. "Like You"  Amy Lee 4:16
9. "Lose Control"  Amy Lee, Terry Balsamo 4:50
10. "The Only One"  Amy Lee, Terry Balsamo 4:40
11. "Your Star"  Amy Lee, Terry Balsamo 4:43
12. "All That I'm Living For"  Amy Lee, John LeCompt 3:48
13. "Good Enough"  Amy Lee 5:32
Total length:
54:15

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Version contained in The Ultimate Collection (two LPs)

B-sides

During an interview with the magazine Metal Edge, Amy confirmed three B-sides:[15]

Credits

Credits taken from Allmusic[48] and from the liner notes of the booklet.

Lineup

Production team

  • Tamara Berard – Choir
  • Melanie Bruno – Choir
  • Alyssa Campbell – Choir
  • David Campbell – Orchestral arrangements
  • Marcella Carmona – Choir
  • Kevin Dalbey – Choir
  • Rory Faciane – Drum technician
  • Dave Fortman – Audio production, mixing, producer
  • Mary Gaffney – Choir
  • Bon Harris – Programming (track #2)
  • DJ Lethal - Programming
  • Mike Hogue – Assistant engineer
  • Simon James – Concert master
  • Ted Jensen – Mastering
  • Lori Lee and Carrie Lee - Background vocals on "Call Me When You're Sober"
  • Andrew Lurie – Management
  • Darren Majewski – A&R
  • Gail Marowitz – Art direction
  • Diana Meltzer – A&R
  • The Millenium Choir – Choir
  • Mike Mongillo – Product manager
  • Frank Ockenfels – Photography
  • Joanne Paratore – Choir
  • Jeremy Parker – Engineer
  • Darryl Phinnessee – Choir
  • David Sabee – Contractor
  • Seattlemusic Group – Group
  • Wesley Seidman – Assistant engineer
  • Ed Sherman – Package design
  • Dwight Stone – Choir
  • Tania Themmen – Choir
  • Talaya Trigueros – Choir
  • Lisa Wall Urgero – Choir
  • Gregg Wattenberg – A&R
  • Susan Youngblood – Choir

The artwork

Above each lyric, there are different images. They are analogous to the lyrics, as this is the art purpose. It should be noted that these are fan interpretations.

Digital Art for Lithium
Digital Art for Lacrymosa
Digital Art for Like You
  • Sweet Sacrifice: a moth, like butterflies, represent what is called "You poor sweet innocent thing." In the psychological symbols[50] of dreamings, the butterfly represents freedom, like in "Now that I'm unchained"; in the christian symbolism, the butterfly is on the one hand resurrection and immortality and on the other empty vanity and triviality, due to its short life and beauty. The meaning of the butterfly is, however, on its metamorphosis, from egg to caterpillar and from chrysalis, stuck in strict death, to insect with wings and shining colors turned to the sunlight. So in the antiquity, it was already a symbol of the soul, because it doesn't end with the death. The part of the song that represents this whole symbolism is at the end, when Amy sings "I dream in the darkness, I sleep to die, Erase the silence, Erase my life, Our burning ashes blacken the day, A world of nothingness blow me away."
  • Call Me When You're Sober: there is a honeypot ant, which gather honeydew from scale insects and psyllids (jumping plant lice) and feed it to other workers at a later date. They are highly valued source of sugar for the Aborigines of central Australia. It can be connected to the addiction and the necessity of the other person in the song.
  • Weight of the World and Lithium: in those lyrics, an umbrella reminds protection, something that doesn't let other things to touch us, like in the parts "Like all my screaming has gone unheard" and "If you love me, then let go of me" from "Weight of the World" and "Don't wanna lock me up inside" and "Can't break free until I let it go - let me go" from "Lithium". The umbrella reminds so Mary Poppins, that used it to fly "Freefall, freefall, all through life." In "Lithium", the digital version has a bug on it, like the one in the insert of the US radio single.
  • Cloud Nine: there is a bird, analogous to freedom and linked to the parts "If you want to live, let live" and "I just want to feel that high."
  • Snow White Queen: according to the inspiration for the song, a cage fence the unique bird. There is adoring and illness in the lyric - "There's nowhere to run", "Soon I know you'll see you're just like me" and "Don't scream anymore, my love, 'cause all I want is you."
  • Lacrymosa and Like You: There are no symbols for these songs on the album. For the digital version of The Open Door, the "Lacrymosa" and "Like You" lyrics have special images too. They represent the whole song - a teardrop in Lacrymosa and a coffin in Like You.
  • Lose Control: a lamb appears in the page, explicit quoted in the lyric, "my lamb." There can be also a connection to the American nursery rhyme (traditional song or poem taught to young children in the development of vocabulary) called Mary Had a Little Lamb, that was recorded by many different artists, linking to the part "Mary had a lamb."
  • The Only One: there is a mythological animal, the Griffon, that lays golden eggs and has a great justice sense; this is the representation of the wonder, and so it is well connected to the whole song, including the title.
  • Your Star: a telescope appears in this page, instrument used to see stars and planets far from Earth - "I can't see your star."
  • All That I'm Living For: the key symbolizes the part "Lock the last open door."
  • Good Enough: the necklace with the heart pendant shows all the love where the song is drown.

Chart performance

Chart (2006)
Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[51] 1
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[52] 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[53] 9
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[54] 4
Canada (Billboard)[55] 2
Denmark (Tracklisten)[56] 5
Europe (European Top 100 Albums)[57] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[58] 5
France (SNEP)[59] 2
Germany (Media Control Charts)[60] 1
Greece (IFPI Greece)[61] 3
Ireland (Chart-Track)[62] 3
Italy (FIMI)[63] 2
Japan (Oricon)[64] 4
Netherlands (Album Top 100)[65] 2
New Zealand (RIANZ)[66] 2
Norway (VG-lista)[67] 3
Poland (OLiS)[68] 8
Portugal (AFP)[69] 2
Spain (Promusicae)[70] 5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[71] 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[72] 1
UK Albums (Official Charts Company)[73] 2
United States (Billboard 200)[74] 1

See also

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