Fall

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Clay Walker didn't last long at RCA Records -- just one album, 2003's A Few Questions, which found the Texan at his smoothest and poppiest, yet that didn't result in anything more than modest chart success. He parted ways with the label and signed with Curb, releasing Fall in the spring of 2007. Fall doesn't drastically depart from the sound of A Few Questions, but there's a crucial difference: it's produced by Keith Stegall, best known as the man who helmed hits by Alan Jackson. Stegall helps return some hard country to Walker's sound, but he does it with moderation, keeping Walker firmly within a mainstream, crossover sound. The subtle emphasis on pure country...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Clay Walker didn't last long at RCA Records -- just one album, 2003's A Few Questions, which found the Texan at his smoothest and poppiest, yet that didn't result in anything more than modest chart success. He parted ways with the label and signed with Curb, releasing Fall in the spring of 2007. Fall doesn't drastically depart from the sound of A Few Questions, but there's a crucial difference: it's produced by Keith Stegall, best known as the man who helmed hits by Alan Jackson. Stegall helps return some hard country to Walker's sound, but he does it with moderation, keeping Walker firmly within a mainstream, crossover sound. The subtle emphasis on pure country gives Fall a backbone A Few Questions lacked. Walker can still stray into sticky sentiment, particularly on ballads like "Love to Be Your Last," but these never get too saccharine (even if they remain awfully sappy at times) thanks to Stegall's simple, unadorned production. It also helps that these pieces of corn are surrounded by livelier material, whether it's the lean, good-hearted "Working Man," the cheerful, Kenny Chesney-styled beach anthem "Mexico," or especially the wry, funny lead single, "'Fore She Was Mama," where Walker discovers his mom's hidden hippie past. At times Fall does sound a bit too well-mannered, but part of Walker's charm as a veteran country singer is that he comes across as a gentleman: he may have fun in the sun, but he doesn't roam; he comes back home to the woman who loves him. The nice thing about Fall is that despite some treacly moments, it captures this character on record -- and it places as much emphasis on the fun as it does the love, so it's his most enjoyable collection in some time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/17/2007
  • Label: Curb Records
  • UPC: 715187896321
  • Catalog Number: 78963
  • Sales rank: 39,917

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Clay Walker Primary Artist
Steve Gibson Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Eric Darken Percussion
Gary Prim Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ
John Wesley Ryles Background Vocals
Eddie Bayers Drums
Shane Keister Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Stuart Duncan Fiddle, Mandolin
Larry Franklin Fiddle
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
Rob Hajacos Fiddle
Brent Mason Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Gordon Mote Piano
The Nashville String Machine Strings
Dave Pomeroy Bass
John Willis Acoustic Guitar
Lonnie Wilson Drums
Glenn Worf Bass
Melody Crittendon Background Vocals
Jeff King Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
John Kelton Engineer
Sonny LeMaire Composer
Keith Stegall Producer
Kristin Wilkinson String Arrangements
Clay Walker Composer
Kim Williams Composer
Jim Ritchie Producer
Rivers Rutherford Composer
Annie Tate Composer
Sam Tate Composer
David Frasier Composer
Shane Minor Composer
Matt Rovey Engineer
Clayton Mills Composer
Vivian Keith Composer
Phil O'Donnell Composer
Hank Williams Mastering
Don Poythress Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW! You got to hear this!

    Clay is a great entertainer. He has what it takes. A must buy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Welcome back - this is a GREAT album!!!

    This is a wonderful album. Yes, there may be some songs that some might consider sappy, but these are the songs I love Clay Walker for. I have always liked slow ballad songs better. Clay does a wonderful job with these type songs, and I wouldn't mind if he produced a whole album of them. The rest of the cd is awesome, too. After waiting so long, I'm just glad to finally have a new album to listen to, and I can't wait until he really goes back out on tour. I've been a fan of his since his first album, and I've seen him three times in concert, and I'm still a fan and would love to see him again!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Just OK

    This is Ok I expected much better as it has been so Long for Clay. I always felt Clay gets slided with Country Music as when he first came out he was great . He has changed alot Personally and professionally. I am no longer a fan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    YES!!!!!!!!!!

    clay cant be out-done. he's always at the top of his game. FALL is amazingly clay. ive waited for this for a long time, now its here i cant turn it off. his best yet, and he's only getting better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    This is gonna be a great CD, Fall is already becoming the most requested single in the Houston area and the CD isn't even out yet. Please GOD give us patience to wait 18 more days. Oh! And how amazing is it that Freddy Fender"RIP" even being sick did this duet with CLAY!! Everyone Please buy this CD, You won't be sorry. GOD BLESS Dodie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    i think this is clay walker best album of 2007.i just love clay music very much.that why i am a big fan of his.clay the very best.your fan alfred

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