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Vertical Horizon

Launched in 1991 as a folk-based acoustic duo, Vertical Horizon gradually molded itself into a slick pop/rock outfit, culminating in the band's brief (but significant) heyday at the turn of the 21st century. Matt Scannell and Keith Kane first performed together at Georgetown University, where the two undergraduates honed their harmonized vocals at parties and local coffeehouses. Shortly after graduation, they relocated to Boston to record a debut LP, 1992's There and Back Again, and returned to their native D.C. after the album's release. They later crossed paths with Jackopierce, another acoustic rock act, and the two groups soon launched a multi-week package tour that introduced Vertical Horizon to a wider audience. Backup musicians were hired to fill out Vertical Horizon's evolving sound, and a tour alongside the Dave Matthews Band proved to be especially fortuitous, as drummer Carter Beauford -- a newfound fan of the band -- agreed to handle percussion duties on the sophomore effort Running on Ice. Bassist Sean Hurley and drummer Ed Toth were added to the lineup in 1996, thus making Vertical Horizon a permanent four-piece, and 1997's Live Stages captured the quartet's strength in concert. Such momentum wasn't lost on the major labels, and RCA ultimately offered the group a contract as the '90s drew to a close. Vertical Horizon reissued its three previous LPs after signing with RCA, and the band's major-label debut, Everything You Want, followed in July 1999. The album went double platinum on the success of the title track (a number one hit) and three additional singles, and Vertical Horizon supported its release with a string of American and European tour dates. Although originally intending to issue a follow-up album in late 2002, the bandmates struggled with their representation at RCA, and ultimately left the label after Go's release in September 2003. A new contract was inked with Hybrid Recordings in 2005, but Toth left the band that same year, choosing to join the Doobie Brothers' touring lineup instead. The band continued to work on a new record in his absence, with famed Rush percussionist Neil Peart lending his help to several tracks. Burning the Days was ultimately released in 2009. A year later, Kane announced he had left the band to focus on his solo career. In 2013, Vertical Horizon returned with their fifth studio album, Echoes from the Underground, which once again featured Peart on two tracks. ~ Andrew Leahey
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Vertical Horizon

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Albums by
Vertical Horizon

Top Songs by
Vertical Horizon

  1.   Song
  2.   Everything You Want
  3.   You're a God
  4.   Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)
  5.   We Are
  6.   You Say
  7.   Finding Me
  8.   I Free You
  9.   I'm Still Here
  10.   Send It Up
  11.   All of You
  12.   Instamatic
  13.   Carrying On
  14.   Half-Light
  15.   Can You Help Me
  16.   Underwater
  17.   Forever
  18.   Shackled
  19.   Children's Lullaby
  20.   The Middle Ground
  21.   Save Me from Myself
  22.   Consolation
  23.   Evermore
  24.   Broken Over You
  25.   The Lucky One
  26.   I Believe in You
  27.   Here
  28.   Afterglow
  29.   Inside
  30.   One of You
  31.   It's Over
  32.   Echo
  33.   Sunshine
  34.   When You Cry
  35.   Give You Back
  36.   Willingly
  37.   Trying to Find Purpose
  38.   Footprints in the Snow
  39.   Love's Light
  40.   Prayer for an Innocent Man
  41.   Lines Upon Your Face
  42.   The Mountain Song
  43.   South for the Winter
  44.   Frost
  45.   Lovestruck
  46.   Even Now
  47.   Back to You
  48.   All Is Said and Done
  49.   Liberty
  50.   Miracle
  51.   Welcome to the Bottom
  52.   Song for Someone

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