The Open Door

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The Open Door
The Open Door cover

September 30, 2006 (Australia and Italy)
October 2, 2006 (Europe)
October 3, 2006 (North America)

Label Wind-up Records

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.

The piano is the principal instrument for the album.

The album was leaked to the public on September 4th, 2006.

On June 2006 (four months before the album's release), Amy posted on

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." 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.[1] Vin2.jpg

Track Listing

  1. Sweet Sacrifice
  2. Call Me When You're Sober
  3. Weight of the World
  4. Lithium
  5. Cloud Nine
  6. Snow White Queen
  7. Lacrymosa
  8. Like You
  9. Lose Control
  10. The Only One
  11. Your Star
  12. All That I'm Living For
  13. Good Enough






Notes and References