All Fall Down

All Fall Down

by Shawn Colvin


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On All Fall Down, Shawn Colvin's third Nonesuch disc, the singer-songwriter enlisted as producer her longtime friend and occasional band-mate, guitarist Buddy Miller. The sessions, at Miller's home studio in Nashville, Tennessee, were distinguished, as Colvin describes them, by a kind of back-porch bonhomie. An open-door policy encouraged drop-ins from a number of stellar musicians, including singers Emmylou Harris, Allison Krauss, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Jakob Dylan as well as fiddle-player extraordinaire Stuart Duncan. The easygoing atmosphere, however, did not prevent the incisive Colvin, on these 11 new tracks, from examining some hard cold truths. Artfully pared-down arrangements mirror the compelling emotional directness of Colvin's songs, in which she addresses the dissolution of a relationship with the sort of dry-eyed candor that has long been a hallmark of her work. The material often took shape with Colvin performing live in the studio, singing and playing acoustic guitar, and the tracks were then subtly embellished by an impressive ad hoc combo Miller had convened, featuring Bill Frisell on electric guitar, Viktor Krauss on bass, and Brian Blade on drums.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/05/2012
Label: Nonesuch
UPC: 0075597962079
catalogNumber: 530682
Rank: 142671

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shawn Colvin   Primary Artist,Guitar
Alison Krauss   Vocal Harmony
Emmylou Harris   Vocal Harmony
Julie Miller   Vocal Harmony
Brian Blade   Drums
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Bowed Zither
Jakob Dylan   Vocal Harmony
Bill Frisell   Guitar
Jim Hoke   Clarinet
Viktor Krauss   Bass
Buddy Miller   Guitar,Background Vocals,Melodica,Vocal Harmony
Mike Poole   Background Vocals
John Deaderick   Accordion,Keyboards
John Hinchey   Trombone
Regina McCrary   Background Vocals
Anne McCrary   Background Vocals
Steve Man   Cornet
Carolyn Rosenfeld   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

B.W. Stevenson   Composer
Rod MacDonald   Composer
Shawn Colvin   Composer
Jakob Dylan   Composer
Bill Frisell   Composer
Patty Griffin   Composer
Viktor Krauss   Composer
John Leventhal   Composer
Buddy Miller   Producer
Mike Poole   Engineer
Kenny White   Composer
Mick Flannery   Composer

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