Don't Fall in Love with Everyone You See

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Don't Fall in Love with Everyone You See
Cover Art by William Schaff
Studio album by Okkervil River
Released January 22, 2002 (2002-01-22)
Recorded 2001
Genre Indie rock, Folk rock
Length 46:13
Label Jagjaguwar
Producer Okkervil River
Okkervil River chronology
Stars Too Small to Use
(1999)
Don't Fall in Love with Everyone You See
(2002)
Down the River of Golden Dreams
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (7.2/10)[2]

Don't Fall in Love with Everyone You See is the first full-length album from alternative folk-rock group, Okkervil River. Released on January 22, 2002 on the label Jagjaguwar, it contains the single, "Kansas City". Artist William Schaff, not to be confused with lead singer Will Sheff, designed the cover art. The album features an array of instruments including violin, pedal steel, mellotron, banjo, string and horn sections.

The mandolin ballad "Westfall" stems from Sheff's recollections of the Yogurt Shop Murders, four grotesque murders of teenage girls in Austin, Texas by college students, and the subsequent trials. The song was written around the lines "They're looking for evil / Thinking they can trace it / But evil don't look like anything."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Will Sheff

No. Title Length
1. "Red"   3:40
2. "Kansas City"   5:45
3. "Lady Liberty"   3:41
4. "My Bad Days"   6:21
5. "Westfall"   5:54
6. "Happy Hearts" (featuring Daniel Johnston) 4:17
7. "Dead Dog Song"   3:59
8. "Listening to Otis Redding at Home During Christmas"   6:36
9. "Okkervil River Song"   5:56

Personnel[edit]

Okkervil River:[4][5]

  • Jonathan Meiburg – Bass, accordion, tambourine, wurlitzer
  • Will Sheff – Vocals, guitar, mellotron, harmonica, organ ("Dead Dog Song")
  • Zachary Thomas – Mandolin, bass (electric), vocals, string bass
  • Seth Warren – Drums, vocals, spoons, taragat

Others:

  • Alex Arcone – Saxophone ("Red")
  • Ethan Azarian – Banjo
  • Brian Beattie – Organ, organ (Hammond)
  • Scott Blesner – Violin
  • Michael Crow – Trumpet ("Lady Liberty")
  • Peter Elliot – Trumpet ("Lady Liberty")
  • Daniel Johnston – Vocals ("Happy Hearts")
  • Channing Lewis – Saxophone ("Lady Liberty")
  • Gary Newcomb – Pedal steel
  • Ashley Rath – Violin ("Listening to Otis Redding at Home During Christmas")
  • June Rhee – Violin ("Listening to Otis Redding at Home During Christmas")
  • Alice Spencer – Vocals
  • Brian Standefer – Cello ("Listening to Otis Redding at Home During Christmas")

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Brian Beattie – Producer, engineer, mixing
  • Mark Pedini – Layout design
  • William Schaff – Artwork, layout design
  • Will Sheff – Layout design
  • Billy Stull – Mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ McMahan, Tim (February 27, 2002). "Lazy-I Interview: Okkervil River". Retrieved 2006-03-23. 
  4. ^ " "Okkervil River - Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See". Discogs. Zink Media, Inc. Retrieved 17 March 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ Gregory McIntosh. "Don't Fall in Love With Everyone You See – credits". Allmusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 17 March 2009. 

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