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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.   I'm Still Here
  6.   Won't Go Away
  7.   Evermore
  8.   Welcome to the Bottom
  9.   The Lucky One
  10.   Carrying On
  11.   Back to You
  12.   Afterglow
  13.   One of You
  14.   Sunshine
  15.   When You Cry
  16.   We Are
  17.   Lovestruck
  18.   Song for Someone
  19.   Broken Over You
  20.   Here
  21.   Inside
  22.   It's Over
  23.   Echo
  24.   Goodbye Again
  25.   Forever
  26.   Shackled
  27.   All of You
  28.   Send It Up
  29.   Finding Me
  30.   You Say
  31.   On the Sea
  32.   Children's Lullaby
  33.   Frost
  34.   Half-Light
  35.   The Middle Ground
  36.   Save Me from Myself
  37.   I Believe in You
  38.   Even Now
  39.   Can You Help Me
  40.   Give You Back
  41.   Miracle
  42.   Lines Upon Your Face
  43.   Footprints in the Snow
  44.   Consolation
  45.   Instamatic
  46.   Love's Light
  47.   The Mountain Song
  48.   Prayer for an Innocent Man
  49.   Willingly
  50.   I Free You
  51.   All Is Said and Done
  52.   South for the Winter
  53.   Liberty

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