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Learn more about Falling Off The Sky:

Format: CD
Sku: 231094878
UPC: 032862021022
UPC 14: 00032862021022
Release Date: 6/12/2012
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. That Time is Gone ~ The dB's
2. Before We Were Born ~ The dB's
3. Wonder of Love, The ~ The dB's
4. Write Back ~ The dB's
5. Far Away and Long Ago ~ The dB's
6. Send Me Something Real ~ The dB's
7. World To Cry ~ The dB's
8. Adventures of Albatross and Doggerel, The ~ The dB's
9. I Didn't Mean To Say That ~ The dB's
10. Collide-oOo-Scope ~ The dB's
11. She Won't Drive In the Rain Anymore ~ The dB's
12. Remember (Falling Off the Sky) ~ The dB's
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Peter Holsapple (guitars, keyboards); Chris Stamey, Mitch Easter (guitars); Gene Holder (electric bass); Will Rigby (drums, percussion).
Muze PNote Recording information: Exit Stencil Recordings, Cleveland, OH; Fidelitorium, Kernersville, NC; Kitchen Mastering, Carrboro, NC; Modern Recording, Chapel Hill, NC; Overdub Lane, Durham, NC; Water Music Recorders, Hoboken, NJ.
Muze PNote Photographers: Daniel Coston; Michael Traister.
Muze PNote People change. That's an inevitable fact of life, and nothing to be feared, but it does make for a real dilemma when a band that's been out of commission for a while decides to reunite and go back into the recording studio. Maybe they're the same folks who worked well together back in the day, but will they sound the same, or interact in the same way? That's the bugaboo about Falling Off the Sky, which is the first new album from the dB's since 1987, and the first to feature the original lineup of Chris Stamey, Peter Holsapple, Gene Holder, and Will Rigby since Repercussion in 1982. In the 30 years since that benchmark in smart, adventurous pop, the four members of the dB's have all gone on to impressive careers in music, and Falling Off the Sky is an album that was clearly made by four gifted players and songwriters who enjoy working together. But the funny thing about Falling Off the Sky is that one can clearly hear the personalities of all four members of the group, but the results don't really sound like the dB's, at least not as we knew them. This is not without precedent; after the band broke up, Stamey and Holsapple cut a pair of splendid duo albums (1991's Mavericks and 2009's Here and Now) that found them collaborating beautifully without sounding much like the dB's, and on Falling Off the Sky, the four individuals make strong, intelligent, and well-crafted pop music that's significantly less wiry and more thoughtful and mature (for lack of a better word) than the records they made in the 1980s. The psychedelic undertow of Stamey's songs is clearer and more melodically ambitious, Holsapple's songs sound bigger and he's (slightly) more willing to cop to his hard rock influences, Rigby gets a chance to show off his charm as a songwriter along with his solid and lively drumming, and Holder's bass playing still fits the pocket but with a shade more swagger. Put it all together, add some fine songs, and mix it up with a sympathetic production by the band and longtime associates Scott Litt and Mitch Easter, and you get an album that most folks who loved Stands for Decibels or Repercussion are likely to enjoy. They just aren't likely to know the same people made it if they don't look at the cover. ~ Mark Deming

Producer: The dB's

Engineer: Chris Stamey; Ryan Weitzel; George Cowan; John Plymale; Mitch Easter; Tim Harper; Wes Lachot; Brent Lambert

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/12/2012
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2012
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : BNN 202102
Music Label Name Label : Bar/None Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00032862021022

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.82)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]heir writing now has a reflective depth that makes for music that's wise, as well as crafty."

Q (Magazine)
(p.99)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's no denying the old boys can still knock out pop thrills, particularly on opener 'The Time Is Gone''s locked groove and the regretful, Ric Ocasek-like 'I Didn't Mean To Say That.'"

Mojo (Publisher)
(p.94)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "FALLING OFF THE SKY is near vintage....It's knee-deep in lush curvature and angular salvos..."

Uncut (magazine)
(p.82)
- "[With] quirky, earwormy Stamey cuts, Peter Holsapple's pop-rock knockouts, rich harmonies, shimmering guitar leads, some playful sonic touches at the edges, and hooks galore."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Db's
Product attributeLabel:   Bar None Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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