Red Apple Falls

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Red Apple Falls
Red Apple Falls.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 20, 1997
RecordedOctober 30 - November 3, 1996
GenreLo-fi
Length43:20
LabelDrag City
ProducerJim O'Rourke, Bill Callahan
Smog chronology
The Doctor Came at Dawn
(1996)
Red Apple Falls
(1997)
Knock Knock
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
NME8/10[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4.5/5 stars[3]
Select4/5[4]

Red Apple Falls is the sixth album by Smog (the alias of Bill Callahan), released in May 1997 on Drag City and re-released in Europe in 2001 by Domino.

Background[edit]

It was recorded by Jim O'Rourke and Callahan, with assistance from Phil Bonnet. It is the first of two Smog records produced by O'Rourke, and Callahan's third team-up with O'Rourke. He also played bass guitar, piano, Hammond organ, hurdy-gurdy and drums.

Songs[edit]

"Ex-Con" was released as a single. An early version of "Red Apples" first appeared on Callahan's first EP Floating in 1991, and was later covered by Chan Marshall for her album The Covers Record. "I Was a Stranger" was redone by Callahan for the 2000 EP 'Neath the Puke Tree.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Morning Paper" – 3:22
  2. "Blood Red Bird" – 4:01
  3. "Red Apples" – 5:06
  4. "I Was a Stranger" – 3:23
  5. "To Be of Use" – 5:41
  6. "Red Apple Falls" – 6:49
  7. "Ex-Con" – 3:35
  8. "Inspirational" – 6:25
  9. "Finer Days" – 4:50

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "Red Apple Falls – Smog". AllMusic. Retrieved February 25, 2006.
  2. ^ Mulvey, John (May 24, 1997). "Smog – Red Apple Falls". NME. Archived from the original on August 17, 2000. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  3. ^ Sheffield, Rob (2004). "Smog". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 754–55. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  4. ^ Mullen, John (June 1997). "Smog: Red Apple Falls". Select (84): 107.