Fallen (Evanescence album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 4, 2003 (2003-03-04)
RecordedAugust - December 2002
ProducerDave Fortman
Evanescence chronology
Anywhere but Home
Singles from Fallen
  1. "Bring Me to Life"
    Released: April 7, 2003
  2. "Going Under"
    Released: August 18, 2003[2]
  3. "My Immortal"
    Released: December 8, 2003[3]
  4. "Everybody's Fool"
    Released: May 31, 2004[4]

Fallen is the debut studio album by the American rock band Evanescence. It was released on March 4, 2003 by Wind-up and Epic Records.[5] After releasing some EPs and a demo CD, the group signed to Wind-up in January 2001. Writing songs for Fallen started near the time of the band's creation; some of the songs that would be on the album appeared on the band's earlier albums. Fallen was recorded between May 2002 and January 2003 in different places, including Conway Recording Studios in Hollywood, California. After this, there was a two-week period of mixing at Conway Recording Studios in North Hollywood. It is Evanescence's only album to have guitarist Ben Moody. This is because Moody left the band later in 2003.

Fallen is the band's most successful album. It sold more than 8 million copies in the United States. It sold more than 17 million copies worldwide. It debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200 with 141,000 copies sold in its first week, peaking at number three in June 2003. The album was at the top of the charts in more than ten countries. It has been certified seven-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

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After Evanescence was created by Amy Lee and Ben Moody in 1995, the band released three EPs and one demo CD. In January 2001, they signed with Wind-up Records, their first major record label.[6] creating Fallen took eight years;[7] in an MTV interview, Ben Moody said that he wrote with Lee "maybe two or three times in eight years".[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Gray, Christopher (April 25, 2003). "Review: Evanescence – Music". The Austin Chronicle. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  2. "The ARIA Report: New Releases Singles – Week Commencing 18th August 2003" (PDF). ARIA. August 18, 2003. p. 25. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 22, 2008. Retrieved January 24, 2022.
  3. "New Releases: Singles". Music Week. December 6, 2003. p. 27.
  4. "The ARIA Report: New Releases Singles – Week Commencing 31st May 2004" (PDF). ARIA. May 31, 2004. p. 27. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 22, 2008. Retrieved January 24, 2022.
  5. "Muse to score first number one album?". Music Week. September 23, 2003. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  6. 6.0 6.1 D'Angelo, Joe. "Evanescence: The Split". MTV News. p. 2. Archived from the original on November 27, 2014. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
  7. Reeseman, Bryan (August 1, 2003). "In The Recording Studio With Evanescence: Recording Fallen". Mix. Archived from the original on July 9, 2008. Retrieved August 6, 2011.

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