Falling In

Falling In

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by Andrew Carlton
     
 
On his debut release, titled Falling In, newcomer Andrew Carlton exercises his chops with a landscape of well-presented cuts. The disc's title track finds Carlton offering up an emotional vocal performance that is nicely matched by a moving bedrock of bass and guitars. Musically, when the cut switches to overdrive, Carlton's performance does, as well. "This Is

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On his debut release, titled Falling In, newcomer Andrew Carlton exercises his chops with a landscape of well-presented cuts. The disc's title track finds Carlton offering up an emotional vocal performance that is nicely matched by a moving bedrock of bass and guitars. Musically, when the cut switches to overdrive, Carlton's performance does, as well. "This Is Faith" is the type of melody that has adult contemporary written all over it. Vocally, Carlton has the ability to change his timbre and resonance to match each cut whether the tune leans toward adult contemporary or a rock vibe. Perhaps the disc's finest moment comes courtesy of the acoustically driven "Home." Here, Carlton seems the most comfortable. The song is stripped down to drums, bass, and acoustic guitar and finds the artist leaning on a memorable melody while utilizing a falsetto tone. Falling In is a stellar debut from Andrew Carlton. With the opus, he performs likeable musical numbers while lyrically wearing his emotions on his sleeve.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/22/2004
Label:
Butterfly
UPC:
0824973600520
catalogNumber:
6005

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andrew Carlton   Primary Artist
Jerry McPherson   Guitar,E-bow
Tim Akers   Piano
Dan Needham   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Drums,Electric Guitar
Travis Wyrick   Guitar
Andy Wood   Mandolin
Dave Heyer   Percussion,Drums
Dexter Murphy   Organ,Keyboards
Jacob Lawson   Violin
Mark Hill   Bass
Terry White   Background Vocals
Drew Cline   Background Vocals
Jennifer Duncan   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Danny Duncan   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Brian Hardin   Composer,Art Direction
Dan Needham   Composer,Programming,Producer
Jeremy Bose   Composer
Regie Hamm   Producer
George King   Executive Producer
Jordan Richter   Engineer
Travis Wyrick   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Producer
Matt Brouwer   Composer
Mike Rinaldi   Executive Producer
Mike Dearing   Engineer
Tony Wood   Composer
Brad Mathias   Executive Producer
Andrew Carlton   Composer

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Falling In 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you’re an Aaron Carter or Backstreet Boys fan, buy this CD! If you’re an Enrique Iglesias or Clay Aiken fan, buy this CD! If you’re a Chris Tomlin or Steven Curtis Chapman fan, buy this CD! If you HATE all those artists (like I do) buy this CD (like I did) and you’ll love it (like I do)!!! “Falling In” is one of my best CD’s and doesn’t lack in any areas. First of all, Andrew Carlton has a great voice, sometime sounding Clay Aiken-ish, always hitting the right notes, but it has an edge to it that doesn’t make you feel like he’s just performing a rehearsed routine. He adds flavor to the music, especially when he gets breathy or throaty in those few songs. The instrumentation is awesome- some great piano-backed ballads, some acoustic-guitar-driven songs, a few computer-synthesized songs that are very well developed, and quite a few songs would make perfect background music for “The O.C.” with their catchy turns of musical phrase. So of course you wouldn’t expect “Falling In” to have any substance to it in the lyrics. But the songs, mostly written by Carlton himself, are wonderfully written. They are very real and have a lot of spirituality woven in. Or not “woven” at all, in songs such as “Taking on the World” and “I Believe”, when it’s right out there for everyone to see. Carlton doesn’t just write what Christians want to hear about how awesome God is and His love, which lead you to believe all Christians are happy and without problems, but also about spiritual doubt, the loss of a loved one, and rejecting God. I think that everyone will get different things from the songs, but that everyone will find one song that touches them deeply spiritually. BUY THIS CD!!! DON’T STALL; IT’S WORTH THE $15 YOU WOULD OTHERWISE WASTE ON 3 DAYS WORTH OF EXTRA-LARGE COFFEE (that isn’t good coffee anyway…).