Fallen Empires

Fallen Empires

by Snow Patrol
     
 

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The sixth studio album from the moody Glasgow-via-Belfast outfit finds the group adding a dash of electronica into its already wintry mix of confessional late-November alt-rock and one-fist-pumping, mini-arena pop. Opening with the one-two punch of "I'll Never Let Go" and "Called Out in the Dark," Fallen Empires establishes anSee more details below

Overview

The sixth studio album from the moody Glasgow-via-Belfast outfit finds the group adding a dash of electronica into its already wintry mix of confessional late-November alt-rock and one-fist-pumping, mini-arena pop. Opening with the one-two punch of "I'll Never Let Go" and "Called Out in the Dark," Fallen Empires establishes an expansive vista of sound early on, bathing fairly simple melodies in waves of fastidious loops and sparse percussion. The band's penchant for crafting emotionally charged, if not entirely memorable, midtempo Brit-pop anthems still dominates, but standout cuts like the gorgeous ballads "The Garden Rules" and "Those Distant Bells," as well as the surprisingly immediate title cut, prove that Snow Patrol still have the potential to hit the sweet spot between U2's stadium baiting, Coldplay's icy elegance, and Elbow's art school-infused, north country soul.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/10/2012
Label:
Island
UPC:
0602527898797
catalogNumber:
001637802

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Snow Patrol   Primary Artist
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Richard Dodd   Cello
Stefanie Fife   Cello
Terry Glenny   Violin
Gina Kronstadt   Violin
Jebin Bruni   Piano
John Krovoza   Cello
Eric Gorfain   Violin,Concert Master
Nathan Campbell   French Horn
Troy Van Leeuwen   Guitar
Gary Lightbody   Group Member
Tom Simpson   Group Member
Jonny Quinn   Group Member
Neli Nikolaeva   Violin
Leah Katz   Viola
Stephanie O'Keefe   French Horn
Owen Pallett   Conductor
Nathan Connolly   Group Member
Nico Muhly   Piano,Celeste
Lauren Chipman   Viola
Jeffrey Coprich   Choir Master
Radu Pieptea   Violin
Serena McKinney   Violin
Jacknife Lee   Keyboards,Dulcitone
Foy Vance   Vocals
Wes Precourt   Violin
Lissie   Vocals
Karolina Naziemiec   Viola
John McDaid   Piano
Paul Wilson   Group Member
Sara Andon   Flute,Piccolo
Noah Gladstone   Bass Trombone
Friends Choir   Choir, Chorus
Laura Donnelly   Vocals
L.A. Inner City Mass Choir   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Sam Bell   Engineer
John Davis   Mastering
Gary Lightbody   Composer
Tom Simpson   Composer
Jonny Quinn   Composer
Owen Pallett   Orchestral Arrangements
Nathan Connolly   Composer
Nico Muhly   Orchestral Arrangements
Jacknife Lee   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Alex Metric   Additional Production
John McDaid   Composer,Engineer
Paul Wilson   Composer
John Simpson   Illustrations
Studio Fury   Image Manipulation

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