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

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