Skip to main content

CRAFT RECORDINGS CELEBRATES THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF EVANESCENCE’S STRATOSPHERIC DEBUT, 'FALLEN', WITH DELUXE REISSUE

 



In 2003, when the rock charts were dominated by predominantly male nü-metal and post-grunge acts, a young female-fronted band from Arkansas stood out from the crowd, offering something entirely new. They were Evanescence – and with their debut album, Fallen, they transformed the rock landscape. Led by frontwoman Amy Lee, Evanescence’s cinematic blend of metal and symphonic, piano-driven melodies captured a generation, while Fallen set the band on a path to global superstardom, earning them multiple GRAMMYS®, and becoming one of the highest-selling albums of all time.

Now, two decades later, Craft Recordings celebrates Evanescence’s enduring debut with a series of collectible reissues. Available on 2-LP, 2-CD, and digital formats — as well as a Super Deluxe Edition collector’s box set — Fallen (20th Anniversary Edition) will offer newly remastered audio, including the album's global chart-topping singles “My Immortal,” “Going Under,” “Everybody’s Fool,” and the GRAMMY®-winning smash hit, “Bring Me To Life.” The expanded set also includes a trove of bonus material – ten tracks in all – comprising previously unreleased demos and live recordings plus a selection of rare B-sides. Alongside reimagined artwork, all physical formats will include previously unseen photos from the era, plus a handwritten foreword by Lee, who oversaw all aspects of the reissue.

Fallen (20th Anniversary Edition) is available for pre-order today, while fans can stream a previously-unreleased 2002 demo of “Bring Me To Life,” here, or watch the lyric video here in addition to the remastered album version of the hit song. 2-LP, 2-CD, and digital formats will release on November 17th. The classic black 2-LP set is available wide, with limited color pressings also available from select retailers including Blue Smoke (via Target), White and Purple Marble (via Barnes & Noble), Pink and Black Marble (via Indie Retail), and a unique Black & Silver blend (via Evanescence.com).

Also available exclusively via Evanescence.com is the Super Deluxe Box Set, arriving in February 2024. Housed in a collectible shadow box-style package (inspired by Lee’s songwriting journal cover art), this very limited edition includes all of the above-mentioned music as part of a 2-LP set (featuring the Black & Silver blend vinyl) plus a bonus cassette of previously unreleased demos and voice notes (see tracklist below) which is exclusive to this box set. Adding additional insight into the album is an expansive book that features new track-by-track notes from Lee, while a zoetropic turntable slipmat, featuring Evanescence’s classic “e” logo, plus a set of rare photo prints and enamel pin set round out the collection.

***
Released in the spring of 2003, Fallen resonated deeply with fans, selling more than 141,000 copies in its first week and peaking at No.3 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, where it spent an astonishing 43 weeks in the Top 10. Within a month, Fallen was certified Platinum by the RIAA, while it was a Top 10 hit in more than ten countries, reaching No.1 in the UK, Canada, Australia, and across Europe. Much of the album’s initial success can be attributed to its stratospheric singles, including “Bring Me to Life,” which broke the Top 10 in more than 15 countries and topped Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 and Alternative Airplay charts. “My Immortal” was a Top 10 hit in over ten countries, including the US, UK, and Australia.

At the 2004 GRAMMYS®, Evanescence received five nominations, including Album of the Year, Best Rock Album, Best Hard Rock Performance for “Bring Me to Life,” and Best New Artist, taking home the latter two. The following year, “My Immortal” received a nod for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

Today, Fallen holds steady as the sixth best-selling album of the 21st century (ranking just behind Lady Gaga’s The Fame and ahead of Coldplay’s A Rush of Blood to the Head) and remains one of the best-selling albums of all time, with more than 17 million copies sold worldwide. In 2022, Fallen received a rare Diamond certification from the RIAA, which recognizes 10 million units in US album sales. As a testament to the album’s enduring appeal, the video for “Bring Me To Life” surpassed 1.2 billion views on YouTube, making it one of the most-watched rock videos of all time while “My Immortal” follows close behind.

The 20th Anniversary Edition of Fallen builds upon the original album, adding additional context through rare B-sides (“Breathe No More,” “Farther Away,” and “Missing”) and six previously unreleased selections. Among them are live renditions of “Bring Me To Life” (including a 2020 acoustic re-imagining), as well as “My Immortal” and “Going Under,” while fans will enjoy a newly-unearthed string version of “My Immortal” and a 2002 demo of “Bring Me To Life.”

“20 years later, this album has never meant more,” writes Lee in her foreword. “Fallen has been the soundtrack to first loves, epic heartbreak, self-realization, wedding days, last goodbyes, friendships, and countless other moments in so many lives…not to mention my own. I am forever humbled and grateful to be a part of it.”

To date, Evanescence has released a total of five studio albums, including the multi-platinum The Open Door (2004) and Evanescence (2011), both of which topped the Billboard 200. In 2021, the band thrilled fans with their first album of new material in a decade, The Bitter Truth. Featuring a line-up of Amy Lee (vocals, keyboards), Tim McCord (guitar/bass), Will Hunt (drums), Troy McLawhorn (guitars/backing vocals), and Emma Anzai (bass, backing vocals), Evanescence continues to maintain an active tour schedule which has seen the band traveling the globe and staging some of the most successful shows of its career. This fall, they will embark on an extensive run of sold-out shows in Latin America, including Allianz Parque, a soccer stadium in Sāo Paulo, Brazil, slated to be the biggest headline show of Evanescence’s career. For a complete list of dates, visit Evanescence.com.

Click here to pre-order Fallen (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Fallen (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) Tracklist (Vinyl)

Side A
1. Going Under
2. Bring Me To Life
3. Everybody's Fool
4. My Immortal
5. Haunted
6. Tourniquet

Side B
1. Imaginary
2. Taking Over Me
3. Hello
4. My Last Breath
5. Whisper

Side C
1. My Immortal (Band Version)
2. Breathe No More
3. Farther Away
4. Missing
5. My Immortal (strings version)*

Side D
1. Bring Me To Life (demo 2002)*
2. Bring Me To Life (AOL session 4/15/2003)*
3. Going Under (live Madrid 40 PP)*
4. Bring Me To Life (live MMM acoustic 2020)*
5. My Immortal (live 2022)*

*Previously-unreleased


Fallen (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) Tracklist (CD/Digital)
1. Going Under
2. Bring Me To Life
3. Everybody's Fool
4. My Immortal
5. Haunted
6. Tourniquet
7. Imaginary
8. Taking Over Me
9. Hello
10. My Last Breath
11. Whisper
12. My Immortal (Band Version)
13. Breathe No More
14. Farther Away
15. Missing
16. My Immortal (strings version)*
17. Bring Me To Life (demo 2002)*
18. Bring Me To Life (AOL session 4/15/2003)*
19. Going Under (live Madrid 40 PP)*
20. Bring Me To Life (live MMM acoustic 2020)*
21. My Immortal (live 2022)*

*Previously-unreleased

Cassette Tracklist (from the Fallen 20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) **

Side AImaginary (demo 10.10.01)
Whisper (demo 10.10.01)
Haunted (demo 10.10.01)
Everybody’s Fool (final demo 10.03.02)
Taking Over Me (demo 11.15.01)
Missing (final demo 10.03.02)


Side BGoing Under (demo 8.8.02)
Tourniquet (demo 7.24.02)
My Last Breath (demo 11.15.01)
Bring Me To Life (demo 3.18.02)
Fallen Voice notes


** all tracks previously unreleased

About Craft Recordings
Craft Recordings is home to one of the largest and most essential collections of master recordings and compositions in the world. Its storied repertoire includes landmark releases from icons such as Joan Baez, John Coltrane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Celia Cruz, Miles Davis, Isaac Hayes, John Lee Hooker, Little Richard, R.E.M., Joan Sebastian, and Traveling Wilburys. Plus, the catalog recordings of celebrated contemporary acts including A Day to Remember, Evanescence, Alison Krauss, Nine Inch Nails, Taking Back Sunday and Violent Femmes, to name just a few. Renowned imprints with catalogs issued under the Craft banner include Fania, Fantasy, Fearless, Musart, Nitro, Panart, Prestige, Riverside, Rounder, Specialty, Stax, Vanguard, Varèse Sarabande, Vee-Jay and Victory, among many others. Craft creates thoughtfully curated packages, with a meticulous devotion to quality and a commitment to preservation—ensuring that these recordings endure for new generations to discover. Craft is also home to the Billie Holiday and Tammy Wynette estates which preserve and protect their respective names, likenesses and music through the day-to-day legacy management of these cultural trailblazers.

Craft Recordings is the catalog label team for Concord. For more info, visit CraftRecordings.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

For Evanescence:
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

SOULFLY/CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Guitarist Marc Rizzo, Set To Release Rotation March 30th Via Combat Records

SOULFLY/CAVALERA CONSPIRACY guitarist Marc Rizzo has set the release date for his new LP ROTATION, in stores March 30th via Combat Records/EMP LABEL GROUP/AMPED in North America, and COMBAT/SPV in Europe. ROTATION is the 4th solo release for Rizzo, following 2004’s COLOSSAL MYOPIA, 2006’s THE ULTIMATE DEVOTION (both released by legendary shred label SHRAPNEL), and the independently released 2010 LP LEGIONNAIRE. Produced by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Hatebreed, Soulfly, Rob Zombie, Chimaira), and featuring cover art by Melody Myers (Escape The Fate), ROTATION is a blistering showcase of Rizzo’s pummeling eclectic diversity, showcased on album tracks including “Spectral Intensities”, “Thrash Boogie”, and title track “Rotation”, combining Rizzo’s penchant for pummeling, low-end riffs, with thrash-intensive leads and heavy Latin flavor. Check out an album teaser featuring “Spectral Intensities” below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4pU91aaGeY Originally a member of New Jersey lat

CHELSEA Announce First Batch Of ‘Mission Impossible’ Tour Dates

Punk legends CHELSEA have announced the first set of dates on their ’Mission Impossible‘ tour, starting at the Undercover Festival in Margate on April 14, 2018. 14/04/2018 UK- Margate, Undercover Festival 20/04/2018 UK- Coventry, Arches 21/04/2018 UK- Preston, Continental 16/06/2018 D-Stuttgart, Goldmarks 17/06/2018 CH-Bern, Rössli 18/06/2018 I-Torino, Blah Blah 19/06/2018 I-Bologna, Freakout Club 20/06/2018 I-Milano, Ligera 22/06/2018 CZ-Písek, Podčarou 23/06/2018 CZ-Ostrava, MC Barák 24/06/2018 SK-Kosice, Collosseum 25/06/2018 PL-Warsaw, Poglos 26/06/2018 PL-Wroclaw, D.K. Luksus 27/06/2018 CZ-Teplice, Knak Club 28/06/2018 D-Dresden, Chemiefabrik 29/06/2018 D-Berlin, Cassiopeia 30/06/2018 D-Düsseldorf, The Tube 13/07/2018 UK- Brighton, Prince Albert 14/07/2018 UK- London, Underworld The bands long awaited and highly anticipated new album ’Mission Impossible‘ was released on Westworld Recordings in October 2017. Undercover Festival takes place at Dreamland, Margate on Apri

Back On Earth Release NEW EP & Music Video

  Back on Earth hit the scene again with melancholic yet lyrically edge cutting "Brand New Day", title track of the brand new EP, featuring Richmond based Telltale, who's had previous support from Pop Punk's Not Dead on Spotify. With "Brand New Day", Back On Earth are going to cut it straight after a few years writing music and are set to gain fans all over the world. The track, which is a follow up to "Heroes" and "Somebody Else", is set to anticipate the new EP which was released on November 20th. Check out the video below: Tracklist 1 - Brand New Day feat. Telltale 2 - Back Home 3 - Until Tonight 4 - Somebody Else 5 - Heroes 6 - Until Tonight (Acoustic) https://www.facebook.com/wearebackonearth https://wearebackonearth.com/

SMALL TOWN TITANS' Viral Bluesy, Hard Rock "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch" Topping 2020 Christmas Playlists

  York, PA heavy rock band Small Town Titans' incredible rendition of the classic "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch" is fast becoming a Christmas standard! Showcasing the trio's bluesy, heavy influence and front-man Phil Freeman's phenomenal range, “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” went viral in a matter of days in November, 2018, leading to charting on various Billboard charts including Holiday Digital Song Sales, Rock Digital Song Sales, Emerging Artists, while reaching #5 on the Next Big Sound chart. The song also reached #2 on the iTunes Rock charts, only being surpassed by Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. So, if you're ready to throw off 2020 and get into the Christmas spirit, add this exceptional cover to your playlist! "Our cover of this classic is a gift that keeps on giving for us and we're grateful for an era where songs are easily available to be covered. It's all thanks to Ben's (guitar player) insistence on making more content and our m

SETTLE YOUR SCORES' New LP 'Retrofit' Out Now via Mutant League Records + The New Video "Broken Heart Scenario"

  Cincinnati, OH pop-punks Settle Your Scores have released their new album "Retrofit" via Mutant League Records. The band is also debuting a nostalgic new video for the track "Broken Heart Scenario." Vocalist Christian Fisher says, "The Broken Heart Scenario video is living proof that it was never a phase. We wanted to capture the visual elements of 2005 emo music videos accurately, but with a humorous twist. This video is a salute to all the elder-emos out there. Stay true, and lay your eyeliner on thick."   Check out the video for "Broken Heart Scenario" below: Stream/Buy 'Retrofit' Here: https://orcd.co/retrofit "Retrofit" vinyl includes a limited 12" vinyl pressing + multiple apparel designs which each reference tracks from the album. Vinyl Pressing info: Blue Splatter: 150 Blue Marble: 350 'Retrofit' reunites the five-piece with producer Nick Ingram at Capital House Studio (Hawthorne Heights), who previously

DEVILDRIVER Reveals Part One of New “Outlaws ‘Til The End” Interview Series

Globally renowned, chart-topping band DEVILDRIVER recently announced the upcoming release of their highly-anticipated full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, Outlaws 'Til The End. The monstrous collection of savage metal interpretations will be released via Napalm Records on July 6, 2018, and pre-orders are available now in multiple formats via http://smarturl.it/OutlawsTilTheEnd-NPR with more format options coming soon. This week, DEVILDRIVER is pleased to reveal the first of several segments of a new interview commentary series supporting the release of Outlaws 'Til The End. The first segment, titled "Intro to Outlaw Country", features members of DEVILDRIVER as well as album guests Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, Lee Ving of Fear, Hank3, Wednesday 13, Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory and Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists discussing their personal introductions to the outlaw country genre and how it has influenced them as musicians. In the video, Faf