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Shawn Colvin's New Album, "All Fall Down," and Memoir, "Diamond in the Rough," Now Available to Pre-Order

Shawn Colvin: "All Fall Down" + "Diamond in the Rough"
On June 5, Nonesuch Records will release the new Shawn Colvin album, All Fall Down. A collection of 11 songs, All Fall Down is Colvin’s eighth studio album and the first to be produced by her longtime friend and cohort Buddy Miller (Robert Plant, Solomon Burke). Recorded in Nashville, with a group of stellar musicians, All Fall Down features performances by Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Jakob Dylan, Bill Frisell, Viktor Krauss, Brian Blade, Stuart Duncan, and Julie Miller, among others. The album is now available to pre-order in the Nonesuch Store, as is Colvin's memoir, Diamond in the Rough, due out the same date from William Morrow / HarperCollins. For a limited time, Nonesuch Store pre-orders of both the album and the book will be autographed by Colvin. All album pre-orders also include an instant download of the title track, "All Fall Down." Ed: Autographed copies are now no longer available.

The new album was recorded in Buddy Miller’s home studio, and each song is deeply personal to Colvin, who describes All Fall Down as "an album about loss but also about redemption and resolution." Her memoir, Diamond in the Rough, insightfully and candidly looks back over a rich lifetime of highs and lows. The wit, lyricism, and empathy found in the book are traits that have long characterized Colvin’s songwriting and her live performances.

Colvin wrote or co-wrote eight of the album’s 11 tracks. “Change Is on the Way” was co-written with Colvin’s Three Girls and Their Buddy (the touring group of Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin and Colvin) partner Patty Griffin, and “Seven Times the Charm” shares writing credits with Jakob Dylan and longtime Colvin collaborator John Leventhal, who also co-wrote “All Fall Down,” “Knowing What I Know Now,” and “The Neon Light of the Saints,” which was written specifically for HBO’s New Orleans drama Treme and will be featured in an upcoming episode. (Colvin was a guest star on the show last year.) Bill Frisell penned “Anne of the Thousand Days” with Colvin, and Viktor Krauss co-wrote “I Don’t Know You” with her.

In the 22 years since the release of her debut album, Colvin has won three Grammy awards, released nine albums, maintained a non-stop national and international touring schedule, had her songs featured in major motion pictures, written a memoir, and created a remarkable canon of work.

To pre-order All Fall Down and Diamond in the Rough, autographed by Colvin, and an instant download of the album's title track, head to the Nonesuch Store now.


Well, sure like that album cover! Could you move that book to the right a little bit?

This is great news! Now just promise me you'll come see us in Cardiff, Wales again on the tour...i'll be a happy boy!

The Mother of a teen daughter, holding a cigarette on her CD cover. I'm stunned; is that an endorsement sellout?

Congratulations Shawn! I'm very excited for you and looking forward to reading and listening to this new material...the anatomy of an Angel on Earth among us...I adore you. Your work has been a guiding beacon to me for which I always will be grateful. God Bless You and Peace Always. Yours, Arthur...South Boston, MA

Looking forward to hearing yet another great collection of your work Shawn! Wishing you well!

Great news on the new album, gaps between albums were nearly up to Randy Newman's level ;-) Hope you get a tour of the UK sorted soon and include Belfast. Anytime you've played here has always been as a support act, so i've had to buy a ticket to see the headliner so that i could see 40 mins of your performance!!! Stole the show when supporting Mary Chapin Carpenter the last time - i was the vocal member of the audience that time going on about your support act wen Runrig were the main act.

Oops, "For Want of a Nail"

I have been a fan since I was a young girl playing a guitar writing songs to release my own angst. It has always been a curiosity to me, the life experiences behind the lyrics, pictures painted in mind, but there were too many possibilities to really know for sure. I am looking forward to hearing your story.

Looking forward to seeing you and Mary in Santa Fe next week. It's been way too long.

And "Toots," what do you do, go around the web looking for strangers to criticize?

I'm still not driving to Wichita:)

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