Fallen Empires [CD/DVD] [Deluxe Edition]

Fallen Empires [CD/DVD] [Deluxe Edition]

by Snow Patrol

CD(Special Edition / Bonus DVD)

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The sixth studio album from the moody Glasgow-via-Belfast outfit finds the group adding a dash of electronica into its already wintry mix of confessional late-November alt-rock and one-fist-pumping, mini-arena pop. Opening with the one-two punch of "I'll Never Let Go" and "Called Out in the Dark," Fallen Empires establishes an expansive vista of sound early on, bathing fairly simple melodies in waves of fastidious loops and sparse percussion. The band's penchant for crafting emotionally charged, if not entirely memorable, midtempo Brit-pop anthems still dominates, but standout cuts like the gorgeous ballads "The Garden Rules" and "Those Distant Bells," as well as the surprisingly immediate title cut, prove that Snow Patrol still have the potential to hit the sweet spot between U2's stadium baiting, Coldplay's icy elegance, and Elbow's art school-infused, north country soul. [A Deluxe Edition added a bonus DVD of Snow Patrol live at Royal Albert Hall.]

Product Details

Release Date: 01/10/2012
Label: Island
UPC: 0602527904429
catalogNumber: 001640000


Album Credits

Performance Credits

Snow Patrol   Primary Artist
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Richard Dodd   Cello
Stefanie Fife   Cello
Terry Glenny   Violin
Gina Kronstadt   Violin
Iain Archer   Guitar,Accordion,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jebin Bruni   Piano
John Krovoza   Cello
Prabjote Osahn   Violin,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Eric Gorfain   Violin,Concert Master
Nathan Campbell   French Horn
Troy Van Leeuwen   Guitar
Richard Colburn   Percussion,Drums,Guest Appearance
Gary Lightbody   Group Member
Tom Simpson   Group Member
Jonny Quinn   Group Member
Neli Nikolaeva   Violin
Leah Katz   Viola
Stephanie O'Keefe   French Horn
Owen Pallett   Conductor
Nathan Connolly   Group Member
Nico Muhly   Piano,Celeste
Stella Page   Violin,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Lauren Chipman   Viola
Jeffrey Coprich   Choir Master
Radu Pieptea   Violin
Serena McKinney   Violin
Jacknife Lee   Keyboards,Dulcitone
Foy Vance   Vocals
Wes Precourt   Violin
Lissie   Vocals
Jennifer Crook   Harp,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Karolina Naziemiec   Viola
Amy May   Viola,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Miriam Kaufmann   Piano,Glockenspiel,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Colm Mc Caughey   Trumpet,Guest Appearance
John McDaid   Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Moog Synthesizer,Guest Appearance
Paul Wilson   Group Member
Sara Andon   Flute,Piccolo
Margit Van Der Zwan   Cello,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Noah Gladstone   Bass Trombone
Friends Choir   Choir, Chorus
Ruth O'Reilly   Horn,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Laura Donnelly   Vocals
L.A. Inner City Mass Choir   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Sam Bell   Engineer
Gary Lightbody   Composer
Tom Simpson   Composer
Jonny Quinn   Composer
Owen Pallett   Orchestral Arrangements
Nathan Connolly   Composer
Nico Muhly   Orchestral Arrangements
Emer Patten   Producer
Jacknife Lee   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Blue Leach   Director
Alex Metric   Additional Production
John McDaid   Composer,Engineer
Paul Wilson   Composer
John Simpson   Illustrations
Ama Chana   Authoring
Studio Fury   Image Manipulation
Richard Osbourn   Authoring

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