The Fabled City CD (2008)

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Product Overview


Label Epic Records/red
SKU 209201530
UPC 886972039626
UPC 14 00886972039626
Format CD
Release Date 9/30/2008
Author Tom The Nig Morello
Compilation Appearance AUTHENTIC [Vinyl Record]
Associated Artist/Work Tankian, Serj
Artist Influence Adrian Belew
Artist Influence Bob Dylan
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Technical Info
Engineer Nick DiDia
Producer Brendan O'Brien; Brendan O'Brien
CatalogID 8869720396
Lable Name Epic (USA)
Released 09/30/2008
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 39m : 58s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886972039626
Musical Guests
Serj Tankian
Shooter Jennings
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Tom Morello (vocals, guitar); Serj Tankian, Shooter Jennings (vocals); Brendan O'Brien (various instruments); Daniel Laufer (cello).
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.
Artist Overview
Former Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitar virtuoso Tom Morello is generally known for his inventive metal and funk-derived fretboard pyrotechnics and his radical leftist politics, and as a solo artist, he's found new ways of tackling both in a fresh context. Morello's albums as the Nightwatchman put his politics back into the world of acoustic protest folk music, giving him a chance to till new guitar soil while telling stories in a plainspoken, deep drawl. Instead of the strident arena rock of Morello's past, the Nightwatchman persona gravitates more to Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and other chroniclers of common American lives.
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 - (featuring Shooter Jennings)
11 Rise To Power
Product Attributes
Artist Morello,Tom The Nig
Music Format Compact Disc
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