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All Fall Down

1 Jun. 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jun. 2012
  • Release Date: 1 Jun. 2012
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Copyright: 2012 Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.
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  • Total Length: 41:33
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  • ASIN: B0085L1J9M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,979 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By G. E. Harrison TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 Jun. 2012
Format: Audio CD
Shawn Colvin's latest album was recorded in the ubiquitous Buddy Miller's home studio but don't worry it sounds fantastic! Shawn wrote or co-wrote eight of the album's 11 tracks with collaborators including Miller, Patty Griffin, Jakob Dylan, John Leventhal, Bill Frisell and Viktor Krauss. Miller and Frisell also play guitar throughout and Krauss plays bass on all tracks. There are some great intelligent grown-up songs here like 'American Jerusalem' and 'Anne of the Thousand Days' (co-written with Frissell) which all have that very distinctive Shawn Colvin twist in the melody.

Although the album is in many ways similar to what she has done in the past, with her voice and acoustic guitar very much at the centre, there is also some really beautiful Americana musical accompaniment. Brian Blade's drums and Krauss's bass is the subtle foundation that the tracks are based on, with flourishes from the guitars and Stuart Duncan's fiddle, Russ Pahl's pedal steel guitar and John Deaderick's keyboards and accordion. The wonderful song 'The Neon Light of the Saints' also features some very atmospheric New Orleans brass. I really liked the title track and also 'Change Is on the Way' but I'd have to pick 'Knowing What I Know Now' as my favourite track.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ian UK on 11 Jun. 2012
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I loved These Four Walls so much and didn't quite know which direction Shawn would go afterwards.
She seems to have continued to work really well with Buddy Miller,Emmylou Harris and Patty Griffin to produce another masterpiece which has some fantastic heartwrenching songs on it.
I look forward to reading her book to finally understand what type of life she has had that leads to such emotionally charged songs that always seem to touch a raw nerve. Her songs are as beautiful as ever here.
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This album is truly wonderful! I've been a fan of Shawn Colvin for a while and waited in anticipation for her first studio record in 6 years. I didn't know what to expect and it seemed the music industry wasn't expecting anything exceptional.

However this album truly blows that lack of expectation out of the water. The thoughtfulness of Colvin's lyrics and the emotion evoked from her melodic abilities creates a fantastic addition to her repertoire and will remain one of contemporary folk's very best.

My favourite song is 'Change is on the way', a captivating statement of the desperate need for change in this world. Its lyrics will linger in your mind for many weeks, encouraging you to listen again. This is true for the whole record and most of Colvin's works. The more you are drawn in to the tragic stories within Colvin's songs, the more you want to listen, and the more satisfaction you gain from listening.

It is an aspect which deters many from engaging in Colvin's songs, but one which fully rewards those who do. BUY IT!!!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Jw Perks on 6 Jun. 2012
Format: Audio CD
I thought her last studio album a bit pedestrian and I didn't listen to it much but with All Fall Down, Shawn Colvin returns to form. Seven Times the Charm is a stand out track at the moment. The lyrics really hook you in and they remind me of Joni Mitchell's and Paul Simon's ability to pull you up short with a surprising metaphor or turn of words.
All of the songs on the record feel as if they all belong there - even Knowing What I Know - originally recorded on her rarer live recording Live in '88. The songs are low key and the first track - All Fall Down - the obvious single out of the 11 songs. The music has a live feel and Shawn's maturer voice has lost none of it's subtlety.
This is a great addition and one I'll be listening to again and again.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. W. Riggs on 8 Jun. 2012
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It always gets the alarm bells ringing when an artist is away for a few years (6 for SC) and songwriting duties are shared. As other reviewers have observed it's a rather down beat record with only the title track standing out with a reasonable melody. Yes there are some excellent lyrics, but the melodies have gone and the production seems a little lack lustre (heiracy I know as it's Buddy Miller). I'll give it a few more listens but this is hard work with the 30 odd minutes plodding along at a snail's pace.
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