When Fallen Angels Fly

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When Fallen Angels Fly
Studio album by Patty Loveless
Released August 23, 1994
Recorded 1994
Genre Country
Length 36:04
Label Epic
Producer Emory Gordy, Jr.
Patty Loveless chronology
Only What I Feel
When Fallen Angels Fly
The Trouble with the Truth
Singles from When Fallen Angels Fly
  1. "I Try to Think About Elvis"
    Released: July 1994
  2. "Here I Am"
    Released: November 1994
  3. "You Don't Even Know Who I Am"
    Released: March 1995
  4. "Halfway Down"
    Released: July 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 3.5/4 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly A[3]

When Fallen Angels Fly is a studio album released in 1994 by American country music artist Patty Loveless. It reached #8 on the Top Country Albums charts and was certified Platinum for shipments of over 1,000,000 copies in the U.S. All four of its singles — "I Try to Think About Elvis"#3, "You Don't Even Know Who I Am"#5, "Here I Am"#4 and "Halfway Down"#6 — all reached Top Ten on the Hot Country Songs charts. "Old Weakness (Coming on Strong)" was also recorded by Greg Holland on his 1997 album Exception to the Rule and Delbert McClinton on his 1997 album One of the Fortunate Few. Both "Old Weakness" and "Over My Shoulder" were also recorded in 2002 by Tanya Tucker on her album Tanya.

When Fallen Angels Fly won CMA's Album of the Year in 1995, at the time Patty was only the 3rd woman in the history of the award to win.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A Handful of Dust" (Tony Arata) – 3:05
  2. "Halfway Down" (Jim Lauderdale) – 3:45
  3. "When the Fallen Angels Fly" (Billy Joe Shaver) – 4:33
  4. "You Don't Even Know Who I Am" (Gretchen Peters) – 4:04
  5. "Feelin' Good About Feelin' Bad" (Emory Gordy, Jr., Jim Rushing) – 3:18
  6. "Here I Am" (Arata) – 2:59
  7. "I Try to Think About Elvis" (Gary Burr) – 2:49
  8. "Ships" (Peters) – 3:42
  9. "Old Weakness (Coming On Strong)" (Gary Nicholson, Bob DiPiero) – 2:59
  10. "Over My Shoulder" (Roger Murrah, Marcus Hummon) – 4:22


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 8
U.S. Billboard 200 60