Fabled City CD (2012)

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Label New West
SKU 226848036
UPC 607396621125
UPC 14 00607396621125
Format CD
Release Date 1/17/2012
Author Tom The Nig Morello
Compilation Appearance AUTHENTIC [Vinyl Record]
Associated Artist/Work Tankian, Serj
Technical Info
Engineer Nick DiDia
Producer Brendan O'Brien
CatalogID NW 6211
Lable Name New West (Record Label)
Released 01/17/2011
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 39m : 58s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00607396621125
Musical Guests
Serj Tankian
Shooter Jennings
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: Bud's Garage, Atlanta, GA.
Photographer: Sean Ricigliano.
Guitar virtuoso Tom Morello made his reputation in high-volume bands like incendiary rap-rockers Rage Against the Machine and stadium-filling supergroup Audioslave, but his ongoing Nightwatchman project works on a much smaller scale. In place of Rage's weeping politics, the subject matter on THE FABLED CITY deals with everyday struggles and the politics of putting one foot in front of the other. The music fits the tales, as Morello largely eschews the sci-fi electric guitar heroics he's known for, and instead pours his inventive technique into stark, mostly acoustic folk compositions. That's not to say Morello doesn't find room for different sounds and textures; "Whatever It Takes" buzzes with fuzzy funk and small breaks of rapidly strummed, high-pitched guitars, and "Facing Mount Kenya" incorporates subtle African influences.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.80) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Morello augments his acoustic guitar with stirring arrangements on piano, mandolin, cello and drums....With a solid band behind him, he seems much more confident in his new role as a modern protest troubadour."
Entertainment Weekly (p.77) - "[The] guitarist's remarkable transformation from purveyor of weapons-grade funk-metal riffs into introspective protest folkie yields even more impressive fruit on his second solo effort." -- Grade: A-
Alternative Press (p.153) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Morello has made a conscious effort to plug in this time around, and the title track and 'Whatever It Takes' benefits as a result."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.52) - "There's a Nick Cave-esque darkness that colours songs like 'The Lights Are On In Spidertown' or 'Night Falls'..."
Disc 1
1 Fabled City, The
2 Whatever It Takes
3 King of Hell, The
4 Night Falls
5 Lights Are On In Spidertown, The
6 Midnight In the City of Destruction
7 Saint Isabelle
8 Lazarus On Down - (featuring Serj Tankian)
9 Gone Like Rain
10 Iron Wheel, The
11 Rise To Power
Product Attributes
Artist Morello,Tom The Nig
Label New West
Music Format Compact Disc

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