Fall To Grace

Fall To Grace

by Paloma Faith


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The ten songs on Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?, Paloma Faith's U.K. Top Ten debut, were touched by over a dozen producers. For Fall to Grace, the follow-up, the singer worked almost exclusively with the duo of Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran) and Nellee Hooper (Massive Attack). Naturally, as a result, it's more of a piece than merely a collection of songs. That's not to say that Gosling and Hooper don't provide Faith with a wide variety of backdrops. There's synth pop that pulses, electro-disco that just about bursts, ballads that occasionally preen and frequently roar, and grand Phil Spector-meets-Baz Luhrmann pop that teems with florid desperation. The significant uptick in theatrical flair pushes Faith to put forth maximum-effort vocal showcases that place the sound of the voice far above the meaning of the song. This steamrolls the potential for subtlety and even humor; in "Blood, Sweat & Tears," "You tell me I'm a handful, but believe me, I know" is sung with the same level of chest-beating desperation as "We can conquer the world, leave our footprints on earth." For every bullseye, like the white-hot cover of the Northern soul favorite "Let Me Down Easy," there's a wild misfire, like the societal ballad "Black and Blue" -- the wrong material for a singer with a larger than life image and affected approach to singing. Commercially, she's faring well. Artistically, she's still coming into her own. [The CD was also released with one bonus track, a cover of Joy Division's "Never Tear Us Apart."]

Product Details

Release Date: 12/04/2012
Label: Epic
UPC: 0887654072122
catalogNumber: 540721

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paloma Faith   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Derek Watkins   Trumpet
Guy Barker   Trumpet,Conductor
Ellen Blair   Violin
Clare Connors   Violin
Nick Cooper   Celli
Sam Dixon   Bass
Liz Edwards   Violin
Larry Gold   Cello
Nellee Hooper   Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Martin Humbey   Viola
Chris Laurence   Bass
Mark Nightingale   Tenor Trombone
David Powell   Tuba
Sonia Slany   Violin
William Schofield   Celli
Helen Tunstall   Harp
Julian Tear   Violin
Karl Willetts   Choir, Chorus
Ian Humphries   Violin
Olga Konopelsky   Violin
Emma Kummrow   Violin
Edward Vanderspar   Viola
Tiffany Smith   Background Vocals
Lorraine McAslan   Violin
Fiona Bonds   Viola
Jonathon Truscott   Violin
Ed Harcourt   Piano,Celeste,Electric Guitar
Roger Harvey   Tenor Trombone
Magnus Johnston   Violin
Natalia Bonner   Violin
Eos Chater   Violin
Tony Woollard   Celli
Richard Pryce   Bass
Lucy Waterhouse   Violin
Mike Lovatt   Trumpet
Ghislaine Fleischmann   Violin
Patrick Savage   Violin
David Lale   Celli
Rachel Matthews   Choir, Chorus
Denise Hudson   Background Vocals
Ladonna Harley Peters   Background Vocals
Timothy Grant   Viola
Peter Honore   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Graeme Blevins   Tenor Saxophone
Pat White   Trumpet
Chris Leonard   Guitar
Katherine Jenkinson   Celli
Tom Rees-Roberts   Trumpet
David Woodcock   Violin
Rick Koster   Violin
Bozidar Vukotic   Celli
Rachel Byrt   Viola
Alison Dods   Violin
Carlos Rubio   Violin
Janine Johnson   Choir, Chorus
John Bradbury   Violin,Leader
Charles Parker   Violin
Jake Gosling   Bass,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Tim Powell   Strings
Ed Tarrant   Bass Trombone
David Arnold   Background Vocals
Alistair White   Trombone
Shux   Organ,Guitar,Piano,Drums
Dai Emmanuel   Violin
Dominic Pipkin   Piano
Dom Pipkin   Piano
Adam Coltman   Drums,Keyboards
Luigi Mazzochi   Violin
Louise Keen   Choir, Chorus
Ishia Osborne   Choir, Chorus
Helen Patterson   Violin
Elisa Bergerson   Viola
Dave Williams   Violin
Anna Szabo   Violin
Xavier Barnett   Background Vocals
Vivian Nwonka   Choir, Chorus
Vanessa Samafu   Choir, Chorus
Urban Voices Choir   Choir, Chorus
Roberto Angrisani   Choir, Chorus
Naomi Miller   Choir, Chorus
Margrit Hasler   Viola
Adele Pentland   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Guy Barker   Arranger,String Arrangements,Brass Arrangment
Chris Braide   Composer
Sam Dixon   Composer
Andrew Farriss   Composer
Larry Gold   String Arrangements
Nellee Hooper   Programming,Producer
Michael Hutchence   Composer
Steve Robson   Composer
Greg Wells   Composer
Dan Wilson   Composer
Simon Gogerly   Producer
Blair Mackichan   Composer
David Odlum   Vocal Engineer
Wayne Hector   Composer
Ed Harcourt   Composer
Wrecia Holloway   Composer
Toby Gad   Composer
Matt Hales   Composer
Paloma Faith   Composer
Francis White   Composer
Dave Miles   Engineer
Jake Gosling   Programming,Producer
Shuckburgh   Composer
Charlotte Matthews   Assistant Contractor
Tim Powell   Composer
Paddy Byrne   Composer
David Arnold   Producer,String Arrangements
Andy Hughes   Engineer
Shux   Producer
Adam Coltman   Programming
Christopher J. Porter   Layout

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