Away from the Sun

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Away from the Sun
Away from the sun.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 12, 2002
ProducerRick Parashar
3 Doors Down chronology
The Better Life
Away from the Sun
Another 700 Miles
Singles from Away from the Sun
  1. "When I'm Gone"
    Released: October 12, 2002 (2002-10-12)
  2. "The Road I'm On"
    Released: April 7, 2003 (2003-04-07)
  3. "Here Without You"
    Released: August 11, 2003 (2003-08-11)
  4. "Away from the Sun"
    Released: October 20, 2003 (2003-10-20)
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyC[2]
Rolling Stonemixed[4]

Away from the Sun is the second studio album recorded by American rock band 3 Doors Down, It was released by Universal Music Group on November 12, 2002 (see 2002 in music). The singles released for the album were as follows: "When I'm Gone", "The Road I'm On", "Here Without You", and "Away from the Sun"; the recording sessions took place during the summer of 2002 with producer and engineer Rick Parashar at London Bridge Studio, in Seattle, Washington. Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson performed live with the band during their premiere party in Biloxi for Away from the Sun; the album has sold eight million copies worldwide, including well over four million in the US alone.[5][6]

DualDisc version[edit]

This album was included among a group of 15 DualDisc releases that were test marketed in two cities: Boston and Seattle; the test market DualDisc version of the album is rare. In 2005 the DualDisc version was reissued in a more widely distributed version; the original test market version differs from this common version in both packaging elements and in the design of the back of the inlay card.

The DualDisc has the standard CD album on one side, and a DVD-audio/DVD-video on the second side; the DVD-audio portion contains the entire album in advanced resolution 5.1 PCM surround sound and 2.0 PCM stereo. The PCM audio was recorded at 96 kHz and 24bit for both audio tracks, but the 5.1 audio track is at 13,824kbit/s and the 2.0 audio track is at 4,608kbit/s. Special features for the DVD-audio include the band's biography, a photo gallery and lyrics for the listed tracks only (not for the hidden track 'This Time'); the DVD-video portion contains the entire album in 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound and 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo. The DVD side also features the music video for the song 'The Road I'm On' directed by The Malloys.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by 3 Doors Down, except "Dangerous Game" and "Sarah Yellin" by Arnold, Roberts and Harrell.

1."When I'm Gone"4:21
2."Away from the Sun"3:53
3."The Road I'm On"3:59
4."Ticket to Heaven"3:27
5."Running Out of Days"3:31
6."Here Without You"3:58
7."I Feel You"4:07
8."Dangerous Game"3:36
10."Going Down in Flames"3:28
11."Sarah Yellin'"3:17
12."This Time" (hidden track with 30 seconds of silence at beginning of track)5:18
Total length:46:50

Music videos[edit]

  1. "When I'm Gone"[7]
  2. "The Road I'm On"
  3. "Here Without You"
  4. "Away from the Sun"


3 Doors Down


  • Zach Blackstone – assistant
  • David Campbell – string arrangements, orchestral arrangement, string conductor, concertmaster
  • Sandy Brummels – creative director
  • Steve Churchyard – engineer
  • Joel Derouin – concertmaster
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Suzie Katayama – orchestra manager
  • Tom Mackey – A&R
  • Dean Maher – engineer, digital editing, mixing assistant
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Frank Ockenfels – photography
  • Geoff Ott – engineer, digital editing, overdub engineer
  • Rick Parashar – producer, engineer, digital editing
  • Bill Richards – product manager
  • Paul Silveira – mixing assistant
  • Honchol Sin – assistant engineer, assistant
  • Gordon Sran – assistant, overdub assistant
  • Randy Staub – mixing
  • Shinji Suzuki – A&R
  • Tom Sweeney – assistant engineer, assistant
  • Latif Tayour – assistant engineer, assistant, overdub assistant
  • Karen Walker – art direction, design

Additional notes[edit]

  • The song "When I'm Gone" has two versions of the video.

End of decade charts[edit]

Chart (2000–2009) Position
U.S. Billboard 200 110


  • The song "When I'm Gone" was featured in the video game Band Hero in 2009. Both it and "Here Without You" were featured as downloadable content for the video game Rock Band in 2011.


  1. ^ allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ musicOMH review
  4. ^ "Rolling Stone review". Archived from the original on 2009-03-22. Retrieved 2012-09-09.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ [1] Archived September 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Music Albums, Top 200 Albums & Music Album Charts". 2009-12-31. Retrieved 2012-01-15.
  7. ^