Fallen

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Fallen
Studio album by Evanescence
Released March 4, 2003, March 4 2013 (Remaster)
Recorded 2002–2003; Track Record Inc. & NRG Recording Studios, Ocean Studios, Conway Recording Studios
Length 54:15
Label Wind-up Records
Producer Dave Fortman
Evanescence chronology
Mystary
(2003)
Fallen
(2003)
Anywhere but Home
(2004)
Singles from Fallen
  1. "Bring Me to Life"
    Released: April 22, 2003
  2. "Going Under"
    Released: September 9, 2003
  3. "Imaginary"
    Released: November 2003
  4. "My Immortal"
    Released: December 8, 2003
  5. "Everybody's Fool"
    Released: April 28, 2004
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Fallen is the first full-length album by Evanescence, and their first album to achieve widespread release around the world.

Fallen was the eighth best-selling album in the U.S. in 2004, with about 2.61 million copies sold that year.[1] The album was recorded at Ocean Studios (Burbank) and Conway Recording Studios (Hollywood) both in California. The album reached 7x Platinium status on 24th June 2008 in the U.S.

Amy Lee stated:

Vin1.jpg We've all fallen, but at the same time we're not broken. There is the hint that we are going to get up again. Vin2.jpg


This is one of the reasons that Fallen is called what it is. Ben Moody in an interview said that Fallen was made to let people know that they aren't alone when they feel alone or feel pain.

Fallen has sold over 17 million copies worldwide[2] and over 7 million in the US alone.[3] The album debuted at #7 and stayed above #40 on the Billboard Album Chart until mid-2014. The album stayed in the top 10 for 43 non-consecutive weeks. Released March 4th, 2003. It was recorded and mixed between late August and early December 2002.[4] The tour in support of the album lasted for nearly two years, ending on August 14, 2004.

The CD was re-released in January 2004 with the band version of "My Immortal". Fallen was Grammy nominated for Album of the Year in 2004. John LeCompt and Rocky Gray both had writing credits on Fallen before they officially joined the band. John has credits on "Taking Over Me" and Rocky has credits for writing the original version of "Tourniquet" (originally called "My Tourniquet") for his band, Soul Embraced.

A limited edition purple vinyl version of Fallen was released on the 10th Anniversary of its original publication (March 4 2013). All the tracks were heavily remastered by Dave Fortman, and contained three B-Sides.

Conception

Recording Process & In the Studio

Promotion

Singles

The first single released from the album was Bring Me to Life, which was commercially released on April 22, 2003. It was written by Amy Lee, Ben Moody and David Hodges, and most of it was recorded at Ocean Studios in Burbank, California for the Daredevil soundtrack.[4] It went on to peak at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[5] The second single, Going Under, was released on September 9, 2003. The music video for it was filmed in Berlin, Germany on May 2003.[6] Imaginary was released as the third single in Spain only in November 2003. My Immortal was released as the third commercial single worldwide on December 8, 2003. It peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[5]

Everybody's Fool was released as the fourth and final commercial single in 2004.[7] The music video for it was directed by Philipp Stölzl, the same director of the Bring Me to Life and Going Under music videos.

Tour

Live DVD: Anywhere But Home

10-Year Anniversary Vinyl & Digital Scrapbook

On the tenth anniversary of Fallen's debut, Amy Lee announced that 1,500 copies of the album will be released on vinyl along with a digital scrapbook.[8] The scrapbook was made available to view on Evanescence's official website on March 19, 2013.

Ben Moody's Departure

During Fallen's European tour, co-founding member Ben Moody left the band on October 24, 2003, around two weeks after filming the music video for My Immortal. In an MTV article, it says that on the morning of their show in Berlin, he packed up his gear and flew home, leaving the band's manager to break the news to the rest of the members.[9]

On August 24, 2010, Ben posted an open letter on EvBoard explaining what actually happened when he split from Evanescence and asked fans to not cause any more drama about it. Amy said in an interview with Spin on October 2011 that she didn't respond to the letter and that "[they're] probably both better off not being in each others’ lives".[10]

Track List

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Going Under"  A. Lee, B. Moody, D. Hodges 3:34
2. "Bring Me to Life" (feat. Paul McCoy)A. Lee, B. Moody, D. Hodges 3:55
3. "Everybody's Fool"  A. Lee, B. Moody, D. Hodges 3:15
4. "My Immortal"  A. Lee, B. Moody, D. Hodges 4:22
5. "Haunted"  A. Lee, B. Moody, D. Hodges 3:05
6. "Tourniquet"  A. Lee, B. Moody, D. Hodges, R. Gray 4:38
7. "Imaginary"  A. Lee, B. Moody, D. Hodges 4:16
8. "Taking Over Me"  A. Lee, B. Moody, D. Hodges, J. LeCompt 3:48
9. "Hello"  A. Lee, B. Moody, D. Hodges 3:40
10. "My Last Breath"  A. Lee, B. Moody, D. Hodges 4:07
11. "Whisper"  A. Lee, B. Moody, D. Hodges 5:27
Total length:
54:15

10-Year anniversary edition (Purple vinyl) - 2013

Side A

  • Going Under
  • Bring Me to Life
  • Everybody's Fool
  • My Immortal
  • Haunted
  • Tourniquet

Side B

  • Imaginary
  • Taking Over Me
  • Hello
  • My Last Breath
  • Whisper

B-sides

Album Credits

Lineup

Guests

Album Reception

Chart Performance

See also

Guitar tabs & sheet music

References

  1. Jenison, David (January 5, 2005). "Usher No. 1 in 2004? Yeah!". E! News. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20071001003421/http://www.eonline.com/news/article/index.jsp?uuid=186cc8e5-821b-4c8a-8755-e755e82551ae&page=2. Retrieved February 28, 2007.
  2. "Heading Into The Studio". Evanescence.com. Archived from the original on May 18, 2011. http://web.archive.org/web/20110518080227/http://evanescence.com/news.asp. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  3. Caulfield, Keith (October 12, 2011). "Evanescence & Five Finger Death Punch Eyeing Top Of Billboard 200 Chart". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/466046/evanescence-five-finger-death-punch-eyeing-top-of-billboard-200. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Reeseman, Bryan (August 1, 2003). "In The Recording Studio With Evanescence: Recording Fallen". Mix. http://mixonline.com/recording/interviews/audio_evanescence_enduring_sound/. Retrieved July 11, 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "The Hot 100 - Evanescence". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/artist/301942/Evanescence/chart?f=379. Retrieved September 28, 2013.
  6. D'Angelo, Joe (June 4, 2003). "Evanescence Singer Pairs Metal Chains, Fairies For Upcoming Video". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1472270/evanescence-shoots-clip-new-single.jhtml. Retrieved September 28, 2013.
  7. Moss, Corey (May 19, 2004). "Your Bus Or Mine? Evanescence And Seether To Tour U.S. In July". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1487098/evanescence-seether-tour-us-july.jhtml. Retrieved September 28, 2013.
  8. https://twitter.com/AmyLeeEV/status/308594254031249409
  9. http://www.mtv.com/news/1480132/evanescence-co-founder-ben-moody-leaves-band-during-tour/
  10. https://www.spin.com/2011/10/tough-questions-evanescences-amy-lee/