Through the Years: The Best of the Fray

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ReleasedNovember 4, 2016 (2016-11-04)
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Through the Years: The Best of the Fray is a compilation album by American rock band the Fray. [1] The album consists of nine songs from the band's previous albums, and three new songs. [2]

A compilation album comprises tracks, which may be previously released or unreleased, usually from several separate recordings by either one or several performers. If by one artist, then generally the tracks were not originally intended for release together as a single work, but may be collected together as a greatest hits album or box set. If from several performers, there may be a theme, topic, time period, or genre which links the tracks, or they may have been intended for release as a single work—such as a tribute album. When the tracks are by the same recording artist, the album may be referred to as a retrospective album or an anthology.

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.

The Fray band

The Fray is an American rock band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by schoolmates Isaac Slade and Joe King, they achieved success with the release of their debut album, How to Save a Life in 2005, which was certified double platinum by the RIAA and platinum in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The Fray achieved national success with their first single, "Over My Head ", which became a top ten hit in the United States. The release of their second single, "How to Save a Life", brought the band worldwide fame. The song charted in the top three of the Billboard Hot 100 and was a top 5 single in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.


Track listing

1."Over My Head (Cable Car)" (from How to Save a Life , 2005)3:58
2."How to Save a Life" (from How to Save a Life , 2006)4:24
3."Look After You" (from How to Save a Life , 2007)4:28
4."All at Once" (from How to Save a Life , 2007)3:48
5."You Found Me" (from The Fray , 2008)4:03
6."Never Say Never" (from The Fray , 2009)4:17
8."Heartbeat" (from Scars & Stories , 2011)3:41
9."Love Don't Die" (from Helios , 2013)3:05
10."Singing Low"4:24
12."Changing Tides"3:29


ChartPeak position
US Billboard 200 [3] 77
US Digital Albums (Billboard) [4] 21
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard) [5] 13

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