Fall To Grace

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The ten songs on Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?, Paloma Faith's U.K. Top Ten debut, were touched by over a dozen producers. For Fall to Grace, the follow-up, the singer worked almost exclusively with the duo of Jake Gosling Ed Sheeran and Nellee Hooper Massive Attack. Naturally, as a result, it's more of a piece than merely a collection of songs. That's not to say that Gosling and Hooper don't provide Faith with a wide variety of backdrops. There's synth pop that pulses, electro-disco that just about bursts, ballads that occasionally preen and frequently roar, and grand Phil Spector-meets-Baz Luhrmann pop that teems with florid desperation. The significant ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The ten songs on Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?, Paloma Faith's U.K. Top Ten debut, were touched by over a dozen producers. For Fall to Grace, the follow-up, the singer worked almost exclusively with the duo of Jake Gosling Ed Sheeran and Nellee Hooper Massive Attack. Naturally, as a result, it's more of a piece than merely a collection of songs. That's not to say that Gosling and Hooper don't provide Faith with a wide variety of backdrops. There's synth pop that pulses, electro-disco that just about bursts, ballads that occasionally preen and frequently roar, and grand Phil Spector-meets-Baz Luhrmann pop that teems with florid desperation. The significant uptick in theatrical flair pushes Faith to put forth maximum-effort vocal showcases that place the sound of the voice far above the meaning of the song. This steamrolls the potential for subtlety and even humor; in "Blood, Sweat & Tears," "You tell me I'm a handful, but believe me, I know" is sung with the same level of chest-beating desperation as "We can conquer the world, leave our footprints on earth." For every bullseye, like the white-hot cover of the Northern soul favorite "Let Me Down Easy," there's a wild misfire, like the societal ballad "Black and Blue" -- the wrong material for a singer with a larger than life image and affected approach to singing. Commercially, she's faring well. Artistically, she's still coming into her own. [The CD was also released with one bonus track, a cover of Joy Division's "Never Tear Us Apart."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/4/2012
  • Label: Epic
  • UPC: 887654072122
  • Catalog Number: 540721
  • Sales rank: 27,781

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Picking Up the Pieces (4:04)
  2. 2 30 Minute Love Affair (3:19)
  3. 3 Black & Blue (4:02)
  4. 4 Just Be (4:37)
  5. 5 Let Me Down Easy (2:47)
  6. 6 Blood, Sweat & Tears (4:18)
  7. 7 Beauty of the End (3:21)
  8. 8 When You're Gone (4:15)
  9. 9 Agony (3:11)
  10. 10 Let Your Love Walk In (4:24)
  11. 11 Freedom (3:20)
  12. 12 Streets of Glory (3:21)
  13. 13 Never Tear Us Apart (3:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paloma Faith Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Derek Watkins Trumpet
Guy Barker Trumpet, Conductor
Ellen Blair Violin
John Bradbury Violin, Leader
Clare Connors Violin
Nick Cooper Celli
Sam Dixon Bass
Liz Edwards Violin
Larry Gold Cello
Nellee Hooper Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Martin Humbey Viola
Chris Laurence Bass
Mark Nightingale Tenor Trombone
David Powell Tuba
Sonia Slany Violin
Helen Tunstall Harp
Julian Tear Violin
Karl Willetts Choir, Chorus
Ian Humphries Violin
Olga Konopelsky Violin
Emma Kummrow Violin
Edward Vanderspar Viola
Tiffany Smith Background Vocals
Will Schofield Celli
Tim Grant Viola
Lorraine McAslan Violin
Fiona Bonds Viola
Ed Harcourt Piano, Celeste, Electric Guitar
Roger Harvey Tenor Trombone
Magnus Johnston Violin
Natalia Bonner Violin
Eos Chater Violin
Tony Woollard Celli
Richard Pryce Bass
Lucy Waterhouse Violin
Mike Lovatt Trumpet
Ghislaine Fleischmann Violin
Patrick Savage Violin
Rachel Matthews Choir, Chorus
Denise Hudson Background Vocals
Ladonna Harley Peters Background Vocals
Peter Honore Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Graeme Blevins Tenor Saxophone
Pat White Trumpet
Chris Leonard Guitar
Katherine Jenkinson Celli
Tom Rees-Roberts Trumpet
David Woodcock Violin
Rick Koster Violin
Bozidar Vukotic Celli
Rachel Byrt Viola
Alison Dods Violin
Carlos Rubio Violin
Janine Johnson Choir, Chorus
Charles Parker Violin
Jake Gosling Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Tim Powell Strings
Ed Tarrant Bass Trombone
David Arnold Background Vocals
Alistair White Trombone
Al Shux Organ, Guitar, Piano, Drums
Jonathan Truscott Violin
Dai Emmanuel Violin
Dominic Pipkin Piano
Dom Pipkin Piano
Adam Coltman Drums, Keyboards
Luigi Mazzochi Violin
Louise Keen Choir, Chorus
Ishia Osborne Choir, Chorus
Helen Patterson Violin
Elisa Bergerson Viola
Dave Williams Violin
Dave Lale Celli
Anna Szabo Violin
Xavier Barnett Background Vocals
Vivian Nwonka Choir, Chorus
Vanessa Samafu Choir, Chorus
Urban Voices Choir Choir, Chorus
Roberto Angrisani Choir, Chorus
Naomi Miller Choir, Chorus
Margrit Hasler Viola
Adele Pentland Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Guy Barker Arranger, String Arrangements, Brass Arrangment
Chris Braide Composer
Sam Dixon Composer
Andrew Farriss Composer
Larry Gold String Arrangements
Nellee Hooper Programming, Producer
Michael Hutchence Composer
Steve Robson Composer
Greg Wells Composer
Dan Wilson Composer
Dick Beetham Mastering
Simon Gogerly Producer
Blair Mackichan Composer
David Odlum Vocal Engineer
Wayne Hector Composer
Ed Harcourt Composer
Wrecia Holloway Composer
Toby Gad Composer
Matt Hales Composer
Paloma Faith Composer
Francis White Composer
Dave Miles Engineer
Jake Gosling Programming, Producer
Al Shuckburgh Composer
Charlotte Matthews Assistant Contractor
Tim Powell Composer
Paddy Byrne Composer
David Arnold Producer, String Arrangements
Andy Hughes Engineer
Al Shux Producer
Adam Coltman Programming
Christopher J. Porter Layout
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