Don't Fall in Love With Everyone You See

Don't Fall in Love With Everyone You See

by Okkervil RiverOkkervil River


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Marking the point when audiences started to warm up to Okkervil River's delicate yet explosive sound, Don't Fall in Love With Everyone You See foreshadows a band that would soon be capable of the fantastic follow-up Down the River of Golden Dreams, but here, they still sound a bit green. So what if Okkervil River wasn't quite up to snuff at this juncture? They soon would be, the songs hold merit, and aspirations of grandeur snake out and about, most notably in the horn-driven "Lady Liberty." But amidst all of the goodness, Will Sheff's vocals often detract from the listening. During the nine tracks of Don't Fall in Love With Everyone You See, Sheff sometimes seems too desperate to sing the songs with the naturalness they deserve, exuding false confidence in a manner that suggests his discomfort for writing himself out of his vocal range. Although most songs survive this disadvantage -- as in the building opener "Red," where the melody Sheff is aiming at (coupled with a lovely set of lyrics) balances the scale -- this is what keeps Don't Fall in Love With Everyone You See from obtaining the high quality Okkervil River later achieved.

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Product Details

Release Date: 01/22/2002
Label: Jagjaguwar
UPC: 0656605203928
catalogNumber: 39
Rank: 102983


  1. Red
  2. Kansas City
  3. Lady Liberty
  4. My Bad Days
  5. Westfall
  6. Happy Hearts
  7. Dead Dog Song
  8. Listening to Otis Redding at Home During Christmas
  9. Okkervil River Song

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Okkervil River   Primary Artist
Daniel Johnston   Vocals
Brian Beattie   Organ,Hammond Organ,Melodica
Scott Blesner   Violin
Peter Elliot   Trumpet
Seth Warren   Drums,Vocals,Spoons,Taragat
Alice Spencer   Vocals
Gary Newcomb   Pedal Steel Guitar
Jonathan Meiburg   Bass,Accordion,Tambourine,Wurlitzer
Channing Lewis   Saxophone
Michael Crow   Trumpet
Alex Arcone   Saxophone
Ethan Azarian   Banjo
Brian Standefer   Cello
Zachary Thomas   Mandolin,Electric Bass,Vocals,String Bass

Technical Credits

Brian Beattie   Producer,Engineer
Okkervil River   Producer
Seth Warren   Contributor
William Schaff   Artwork

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