It's Not How Far You Fall, It's the Way You Land

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It's Not How Far You Fall, It's the Way You Land
Studio album by Soulsavers
Released 2 April 2007
Recorded 2006
Genre Slowcore
trip hop
Length 46:32
Label V2 Records (UK)
Columbia/Red Ink (USA)
Producer The Soulsavers
Soulsavers chronology
Tough Guys Don't Dance
It's Not How Far You Fall, It's the Way You Land
Mark Lanegan chronology
Ballad of the Broken Seas
It's Not How Far You Fall, It's the Way You Land
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It's Not How Far You Fall, It's the Way You Land is the second studio album by English production team Soulsavers, released on 2 April 2007 in the UK and 16 October 2007 in the US. The album features American singer Mark Lanegan as primary vocalist. Lanegan is also credited as a co-writer for five of the album's songs.

The album also features guests Jimi Goodwin of Doves, Will Oldham (a.k.a. Bonnie "Prince" Billy), P.W. Long and Richard Warren. The album spawned two singles: "Revival" and "Kingdoms of Rain." "Kingdoms of Rain" was initially released on Lanegan's second solo album, Whiskey for the Holy Ghost, in 1994. The album also features cover versions of Neil Young's "Through My Sails," Josh Haden's "Spiritual," and The Rolling Stones' "No Expectations." An instrumental titled "End Title Theme" is also included as a hidden track after "No Expectations" ends.

"Kingdoms of Rain" was featured in a season 2 episode of the TV series Lie to Me, in the episode "Truth or Consequences," which premiered in October 2009.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Revival" (vocals by Mark Lanegan) Lanegan, Machin, Glover 4:11
2. "Ghosts of You and Me" (vocals by Mark Lanegan & P.W. Long) Lanegan, Machin, Glover 4:19
3. "Paper Money" (vocals by Mark Lanegan) Lanegan, Machin, Glover 3:19
4. "Ask the Dust" (instrumental) Machin, Glover 4:17
5. "Spiritual" (vocals by Mark Lanegan) Haden 5:34
6. "Kingdoms of Rain" (vocals by Mark Lanegan & Jimi Goodwin) Lanegan, Machin, Glover 3:52
7. "Through My Sails" (vocals by Mark Lanegan & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy) Young 3:27
8. "Arizona Bay" (instrumental) Machin, Glover 4:59
9. "Jesus of Nothing" (vocals by Mark Lanegan) Lanegan, Machin, Glover 4:13
10. "No Expectations" / "End Title Theme" (vocals by Mark Lanegan) Jagger, Richards; Machin, Glover 8:26


Chart (2007) Peak
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[1] 98
Italian Albums Chart[2] 83


In the UK, three singles were released (music videos were produced):

  • "Revival" (7" vinyl, 30 April 2007)
    1. "Revival" – 4:11
    2. "Blues Run the Game" (Jackson C. Frank) – 2:53. 500 copies.
  • "Kingdoms of Rain" (20 August 2007)
    • Released as a one-sided etched 7" vinyl single or a limited edition 10" single:
    1. "Kingdoms of Rain" – 3:55
    2. "Jesus of Nothing" – 4:12
  • "Kingdoms of Rain" (2007)
    1. "Kingdoms of Rain" 2007 (7" vinyl) Single sided, limited edition
    2. etched "B" side 500 copies. Record nr. V2 – VVR5045527.


  1. ^ "Soulsavers – It's Not How Far You Fall" (in Flemish). Ultratop. Hung Medien. 
  2. ^ "Soulsavers – It's Not How Far You Fall". Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 April 2007.