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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Given the cinematic sweep of Evanescence's sound, it's not surprising that they've garnered attention in Hollywood -- the producers of the Marvel Comics–inspired film Daredevil included two Evanescence songs on the movie's soundtrack: "My Immortal" and the propulsive single "Bring Me to Life." There's a gauzy vagueness at play in the band's sound, one that allows for surreptitious segues from sweet to sour and dark to light. Clearly influenced by bands like the Cocteau Twins and the Sugarcubes, the Arkansas-bred quartet rely more on shading than aggression, with Amy Lee's haunting voice delving into the obscure corners of songs like "Tourniquet" and "Haunted." The ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Given the cinematic sweep of Evanescence's sound, it's not surprising that they've garnered attention in Hollywood -- the producers of the Marvel Comics–inspired film Daredevil included two Evanescence songs on the movie's soundtrack: "My Immortal" and the propulsive single "Bring Me to Life." There's a gauzy vagueness at play in the band's sound, one that allows for surreptitious segues from sweet to sour and dark to light. Clearly influenced by bands like the Cocteau Twins and the Sugarcubes, the Arkansas-bred quartet rely more on shading than aggression, with Amy Lee's haunting voice delving into the obscure corners of songs like "Tourniquet" and "Haunted." The layers of sound -- not so much standard riffs as textured bits of melody -- that emanate from Ben Moody's guitar beckon teasingly, then shift into post-industrial overdrive on desperate-sounding tracks like "Going Under." Breathe deep the gathering gloom.
All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Fallen is the major-label debut of Evanescence, a Little Rock, AR-based quartet led by the soaring vocals of 20-year-old Amy Lee. Emboldened by the inclusion of its single "Bring Me to Life" on the soundtrack to the hit film Daredevil, Fallen debuted at an impressive number seven on Billboard's Top 40. But "Bring Me to Life" is a bit misleading. A flawless slice of Linkin Park-style anguish pop, it's actually a duet between Lee and 12 Stones' Paul McCoy. In fact, almost half of Fallen's 11 songs are piano-driven ballads that suggest Tori Amos if she wore too much mascara and recorded for the Projekt label. The other half of the album does include flashes of the single's PG-rated nu-metal "Everybody's Fool," "Going Under". But it's the symphonic goth rock of groups like Type O Negative that influences most of Fallen. Ethereal synths float above Ben Moody's crunching guitar in "Haunted," while "Whisper" even features apocalyptic strings and a scary chorus of Latin voices right out of "Carmina Burana." "Tourniquet" is an anguished, urgent rocker driven by chugging guitars and spiraling synths, with brooding lyrics that reference Evanescence's Christian values: "Am I too lost to be saved?/Am I too lost?/My God! My tourniquet/Return to me salvation." The song is Fallen's emotional center point and defines the band's sound.
Rolling Stone - Kirk Miller
Fallen [has] a creepy spiritual tinge that the new-metal boys lack.

Fallen [has] a creepy spiritual tinge that the new-metal boys lack.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/4/2003
  • Label: Bicycle Music Com.
  • UPC: 601501306327
  • Catalog Number: 13063
  • Sales rank: 636

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Going Under (3:34)
  2. 2 Bring Me to Life (3:57)
  3. 3 Everybody's Fool (3:15)
  4. 4 My Immortal (4:24)
  5. 5 Haunted (3:06)
  6. 6 Tourniquet (4:38)
  7. 7 Imaginary (4:17)
  8. 8 Taking Over Me (3:49)
  9. 9 Hello (3:40)
  10. 10 My Last Breath (4:07)
  11. 11 Whisper (5:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Evanescence Primary Artist
Geri Allen Choir, Chorus
Beverly Allen Choir, Chorus
Josh Freese Drums
Leslie Paton Choir, Chorus
Joanne Paratore Choir, Chorus
Richard Stubbs Choir, Chorus
Melanie Jackson Choir, Chorus
Dwight Stone Choir, Chorus
Francis Dicosmo Bass
Susan Youngblood Choir, Chorus
David Hodges Piano, Keyboards
Talaya Trigueros Choir, Chorus
Amy Lee Vocals
Technical Credits
Mark Curry Engineer
Graeme Revell String Arrangements
Dave Fortman Producer
Ted Jensen Mastering
John Rodd Engineer
Bill Talbott Engineer
Tom Steel Stage Crew
Edwards Sherman Art Direction
Chris Johnson Programming
Jeremy Parker Engineer
Jason Cupp Engineer
Damon Tedesco Stage Crew
David Hodges Composer, Programming, String Arrangements
Ben Moody Composer, Producer, Engineer
John LeCompt Composer
Rocky Gray Composer
Zac Baird Programming
Amy Lee Arranger, Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Plunge into Lee's world

    Evanescences debut studio album Fallen opens with the aggressive rock track Going Under. This songs pure determination is driven by Lees emotion combined with chugging guitar riffs. This powerful opener leads into debut single Bring Me to Life. A delicate piano intro creates a solemn atmosphere which ultimately gets torn apart by the bands trademark gothic intensity. Paul McCoys contribution gives this song a nu metal flavour. To contrast this explosive start are the ballads of the record. The despairing My Immortal captivates via Lees haunting voice interplaying with a sorrowful piano melody. The piano is also prominent in Hello, a chilling portrayal of a childs mind which unsettles as Lee solemnly delivers a beautiful vocal performance. The two heavier tracks on Fallen are the anguished centerpiece Tourniquet which soars to a more spiritual level and the imposing Haunted with Moodys superb guitar work overlapping an eerie choir. In Everybodys Fool a different underlying theme is conveyed. Lee attacks the celebrities we idolise today by venting anger through her art. The Millennium Choir adds gothic depth to her message. Evanescence eventually slips into a dream world of paper flowers and candy clouds in the enchanting Imaginary. Wonderful lyrics linger over a hopeful melody resulting in a pleasant escape from the surrounding darkness. This escapism doesnt last long however as lost love and obsession consume in the heavy, passionate Taking Over Me. The album begins to close with the poignant My Last Breath where Lee declares acceptance of death. Following this acceptance, a grand finale occurs in the cataclysmic Whisper. As Fallen fades away with haunting Latin vocals, take a deep breath and reflect on this emotional masterpiece. A+

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2011

    My new favorite band

    I heard 'Bring me to Life' on the radio. I did't know it was her!! I looked it up and fell in love! Her songs are a little on the darker side but they are realistic adn may be some people go through everyday. Her voice is beautiful and full. Evanescence is the best ever!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2010

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    Outstanding American alternative rock band; Amy Lee shines as gifted lead singer

    Remember that movie called "Daredevil"? Remember hearing a song about bringing someone to life? Hence, you just heard the smash hit song, "Bring Me to Life", by one of the best American contemporary rock bands named Evanescence. Amy Lee is the amazing lead vocalist to this talented band, which had been in the mix of being identified as a Christian-based band, but their dark themes and tones, as well as other unclear controversy, eliminated such an inappropriate classification for the band. Therefore, they became a popular secular alternative rock band originally from Arkansas. "Fallen" is unequivocally one of my favorite rock albums in my diverse collection of personal music. Best songs include "Bring Me to Life", "Everybody's Fool", "Tourniquet", and "My Immortal". Every true rock fans needs this brilliant album in his or her music collection!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD

    This group is excellent. The music goes from smooth and bluesy, to rock. The lead vocalist's voice is pure and beautiful.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rawkin Cd

    This cd is one of the best.. better the first one they made called Origin! Which means if u like this cd then u will love there other cd Origin!! This cd has Bring me To Life and My Immortal which are from the Dare Devil Soundtrack [ which if also a kick butt cd ] I think the best songs on this cd are Bring me To Life and Whisper..

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 26, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Still amazing after all this time.

    I still listen to this album all the time.
    Amy Lee is an incredible artist.
    I hope that her music lives on forever.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2011

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    Most Incredible Album Ever!!

    I think that any fan of Daniel Lee Wilt will love this CD.
    This is truly the voice of an angelic being. Sent to the world to grace us with her presence.
    Truly we are not worthy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Evanescence is AWESOME!!

    Amy lee is so talented she has a gifted voice.You can relate to her songs.No matter what the case is it will help,either it is sadness,pain and anger.This helps!..trust me.I know all the songs by heart,I'm even in her fan group! she hit's high notes that you will not believe.Her voice is like no other,it will take you to another place.My Immortal and Everybody's Fool are my personal favorites.She incorporates beautiful orchestrated arrangements,and even rocked out guitar pieces.It's great! I love it 5 stars,6 if i could.It will leaving you wanting more Evanescence.....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    My Favorite CD of All Time!

    It is as stated above.
    Evanescence's lead singer, Amy Lee, has the best vocals I have ever heard and the entire band sounds GREAT!
    Fallen is a idea CD, because the entire thing sounds great; not one song I did not like on this CD. You can find a beautiful song called Broken on The Punisher soundtrack that is a duet between Amy Lee and Seether.
    The tone goes from soft pianos (My Immortal) to heavy guitars (My Tourniquet) to a combination of the two (Bring Me To Life.)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Fallen

    I absolutely loved this album.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    WOW!!!!

    I cannot understand how someone can have such a beautiful voice. She is absolutly wonderful. I am going to buy all of her CD's. She rocks!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fallen by Evanescence

    I really enjoy this cd. The songs just pulsate and get you moving with energy! I also enjoy the cd "the open door" by Evanescence...they are a great group!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    AMAZING!! AMY LEE'S VOICE IS AMAZING!!

    I love this CD. It's one of my favorite Cd's. I love the tune and I love her voice. It's deep music but the lyrics are beautiful it's something you can relate to. I love this Cd and the band is amazing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Love Evanescence

    Evanescence is my favorite. Deep and meaningful. Love it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    one very awesome album by one very awesome band

    thios cd is differnt from all the other cds i own this cd is one of the best song writing wise guitar wise and tons more where that came from i just hope this band gets back together to make a their thrid and 4th studio albums

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awsome!!!

    This CD is one of the best by Evanescence and i ove it!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    All the songs sound exactly the same!!!

    I was tired of it after the overplayed tunes on the radio, and after listening to the rest of the album, it sounds like the same song over and over. It is annoying!! Someone said the guitar was ho-hum, and they're right! Wake up people! Her voice starts soundling like a whining cat line after line, over and over, the same sound.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LOVE EVANESCENCE

    I love evanescence sooooo much amy lee(lead singer) has the best voice ive ever heared she is soo beautiful and talented my all time idol!!!! i have 23 of her songs on my i pod!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    I absolutely love this album I would recommend it to anyone!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    This CD is totally great. Amy Lee is my ALLL time idol!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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