The Fall

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The hook to The Fall is that it's the first high-profile album to be recorded entirely on Apple's iPad, Damon Albarn assembling these 15 song sketches as the Gorillaz tour rolled across America in the fall of 2010. In that sense, The Fall is not dissimilar from his limited-edition 2003 solo excursion Democrazy, which was also recorded in hotel rooms while on tour, yet The Fall has a higher profile -- it's not a vinyl-only fan club release, it can be freely streamed from the Gorillaz official site and can be downloaded as part of a subscription package -- and thanks to the high-quality iPad apps it sounds polished, if not quite finished. Spectral hooks float in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The hook to The Fall is that it's the first high-profile album to be recorded entirely on Apple's iPad, Damon Albarn assembling these 15 song sketches as the Gorillaz tour rolled across America in the fall of 2010. In that sense, The Fall is not dissimilar from his limited-edition 2003 solo excursion Democrazy, which was also recorded in hotel rooms while on tour, yet The Fall has a higher profile -- it's not a vinyl-only fan club release, it can be freely streamed from the Gorillaz official site and can be downloaded as part of a subscription package -- and thanks to the high-quality iPad apps it sounds polished, if not quite finished. Spectral hooks float in and out of the haze, sometimes the drum loops add definition, but for the most part The Fall is a rolling, moody aural travelogue, its song titles referencing specific cities ("Phoner to Arizona," "Detroit," "The Snake in Dallas," "Aspen Forest," "Seattle Yodel"), yet the music feels attached to no specific place -- it feels like a reflection of its time, namely, the autumn Gorillaz spent touring the U.S. It's an aural journal, a sonic sketchbook that carries much of the same palette as Plastic Beach, yet it's muted to the point that all the colors smear, the music taking on the same washed-out impressionistic qualities of The Good, the Bad & the Queen. Appealing as this may be, The Fall winds up a little ephemeral, its pleasures as fleeting as the scenery passing outside the windows of a tour bus.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/19/2011
  • Label: Wb / Parlophone
  • UPC: 603497914531
  • Catalog Number: 791453
  • Sales rank: 11,678

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Phoner To Arizona (4:14)
  2. 2 Revolving Doors (3:26)
  3. 3 Hillbilly Man (3:50)
  4. 4 Detroit (2:03)
  5. 5 Shy-Town (2:54)
  6. 6 Little Pink Plastic Bags (3:09)
  7. 7 The Joplin Spider (3:22)
  8. 8 The Parish of Space Dust (2:25)
  9. 9 The Snake in Dallas (2:11)
  10. 10 Amarillo (3:24)
  11. 11 The Speak It Mountains (2:14)
  12. 12 Aspen Forest (2:50)
  13. 13 Bobby In Phoenix (3:16)
  14. 14 California & the Slipping of the Sun (3:24)
  15. 15 Seattle Yodel - Archie McPhee Yodelling Pickle (0:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gorillaz Primary Artist
Bobby Womack Guitar, Vocals
Mick Jones Guitar
Paul Simonon Bass
Jesse Hackett Keyboards
Technical Credits
Bobby Womack Composer
Geoff Pesche Mastering
Gorillaz Composer, Producer, Engineer
Zombie Flesh Eaters Artwork
J.C. Hewlett Artwork
Jamie Hewlett Director
Stephen Sedgwick Producer, Engineer
Seb Monk Director
Mike Smith Engineer
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