One by One

~ Release group by Foo Fighters

Album

ReleaseFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
One by OneCD11
  • AU2002-10-21
Roswell Records74321 97348 20743219734822
One by OneCopy Control CD11
  • XE2002-10-21
BMG (the former Bertelsmann Music Group, defunct since 2004-08-05; for releases dated 2008 and later, use “BMG Rights Management”), RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or ‘RCA’ with lightning bolt in circle), Roswell Records74321 97348 2743219734822
One by OneCD11
  • GB2002-10-21
RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or ‘RCA’ with lightning bolt in circle)RCA 82876 50523 2828765052320
One By OneEnhanced CD + DVD-Video12 + 7
  • CA2002-10-22
RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or ‘RCA’ with lightning bolt in circle)07863 68008 2078636800820
One by OneCD11
  • CA2002-10-22
RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or ‘RCA’ with lightning bolt in circle)82876 54932 2828765493222
One by One (limited edition)Enhanced CD + DVD-Video12 + 7
  • US2002-10-22
RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or ‘RCA’ with lightning bolt in circle)07863 68008-2078636800820
One by OneEnhanced CD11
  • US2002-10-22
07863 68008-2, RDJ 65057-9078636800820
One by One(unknown)12
  • JP2002-12-10
One by One (special limited edition)2×Copy Control CD11 + 7
RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or ‘RCA’ with lightning bolt in circle), Roswell Records82876 53311 2828765331128
One by OneCD17
RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or ‘RCA’ with lightning bolt in circle)82876 55555 2828765555524
One By One2×CD11 + 5
BMG (the former Bertelsmann Music Group, defunct since 2004-08-05; for releases dated 2008 and later, use “BMG Rights Management”), RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or ‘RCA’ with lightning bolt in circle), Roswell Records82876 51200 2828765120029
One by OneCD + DVD-Video11 + 5
RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or ‘RCA’ with lightning bolt in circle), Roswell RecordsRCA 74321 96269 2743219626929
One by OneDigital Media11
  • US2003-03-25
Roswell Records828765052320
One by One (special Norwegian edition)2×CD11 + 5
  • NO2003-03-31
BMG (the former Bertelsmann Music Group, defunct since 2004-08-05; for releases dated 2008 and later, use “BMG Rights Management”), RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or ‘RCA’ with lightning bolt in circle), Roswell Records828765120029
One by OneDVD-Audio28
  • US2003-11-25
RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or ‘RCA’ with lightning bolt in circle), Roswell Records07863 68008-9078636800899
One By One2×CD11 + 7
RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or ‘RCA’ with lightning bolt in circle)CDRCA (CSF) 70846007124395832
One by OneCD17
  • DE2005-10-04
BMG (the former Bertelsmann Music Group, defunct since 2004-08-05; for releases dated 2008 and later, use “BMG Rights Management”)655555828765555524
One by One2×12" Vinyl6 + 5
  • XE2015-05-25
RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or ‘RCA’ with lightning bolt in circle), Legacy (Legacy Recordings), Roswell Records88697983261886979832619
Promotion
One by OneCassette11
Roswell Records74321-96104-0[none]
One by One (limited edition)CD12
  • JP2007-09-26
RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or ‘RCA’ with lightning bolt in circle), Roswell Records, BMG (the former Bertelsmann Music Group, defunct since 2004-08-05; for releases dated 2008 and later, use “BMG Rights Management”)88697-16748-2, BVCM-351324988017652091
(unknown)
One By One2×CD12 + 11
  • JP2002-11-06
BMG (the former Bertelsmann Music Group, defunct since 2004-08-05; for releases dated 2008 and later, use “BMG Rights Management”), RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or ‘RCA’ with lightning bolt in circle), Roswell Records74321-97442-2, BVCP 240124988017612019
One by OneCD13
BMG (the former Bertelsmann Music Group, defunct since 2004-08-05; for releases dated 2008 and later, use “BMG Rights Management”)0077779797127

Relationships

associated singles/EPs:All My Life
Have It All
Low
Times Like These
part of:Grammy Award: Best Rock Album (number: 2004) (order: 10)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/62175 [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/2rf9 [info]
other databases:http://www.musik-sammler.de/album/27116 [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/foo_fighters/one_by_one/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000223679 [info]
Wikidata:Q907578 [info]

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You can't help feeling that Dave Grohl is a contender rather than a heavy weight champion. He can land the odd killer punch; he's disciplined, professional and has bags of energy and commitment. But maybe he lacks the touch of insanity or genius that you need to make a really classic rock album.

One By One starts brilliantly. First track "All My Life" must be the best thing he's ever done. With its atmosphere of claustrophobic sex, ghosts and frustration it sounds like some personal demons are being cast out. It's manic, tight and the guitars sound fabulous. It reaches deeper than the entertaining but lightweight pop grunge that the Foo Fighters have delivered up to now. And when the churning "Low" is followed by the high energy of "Have It All" and The Byrds meets Husker Du rush of "Times Like These" things are set up for a knockout victory.

Unfortunately they can't maintain this quality. Queen's Brian May adds some of his usual wailing guitar to "Tired of You". It sounds out of place and can't disguise the poor quality of the song. Grohl's lyrics sometimes let him down. And while "Lonely As You" packs a pretty hefty punch, "Overdrive" seems pretty inessential and "Burn Away" lumbers along. The final track "Come Back" is an epic that strains for classic status but sadly it doesn't quite come off.

There's about half a fantastic album here. Foo fans will love it. But so far Dave Grohl's best music has been made with or for other people. It's tough to say it but One by One doesn't change that. If Queens of the Stone Age had made room on their album for the best songs here we really would be talking about rock heaven. For now One By One is good, but it leaves you feeling just a little frustrated.

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