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The World Is Falling Down


Download links and information about The World Is Falling Down by Abbey Lincoln. This album was released in 1990 and it belongs to Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz, Vocal Jazz genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 49:19 minutes.

Artist: Abbey Lincoln
Release date: 1990
Genre: Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Tracks: 8
Duration: 49:19
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No. Title Length
1. The World Is Falling Down 6:21
2. First Song 6:31
3. You Must Believe in Spring and Love 5:57
4. I Got Thunder (And It Rings) 5:49
5. How High the Moon? (La Lune Est Grise.. Mon Coeur Aussie) 7:33
6. When Love Was You and Me (Summery) 5:46
7. Hi-Fly 6:33
8. Live for Life 4:49



The World Is Falling Down's title seems to indicate a grim outlook on Abbey Lincoln’s part. In fact, this emotionally resonant set displays a fierce attachment to life in the face of the world’s disappointments. The album showcases Lincoln’s mature vocal manner, one that combines elegant supper-club flourishes with the gutsy phrasing of New Orleans-style jazz. The title tune’s bluesy melodic shadings frames a lyric filled with unconquerable hope. Lincoln seamlessly pairs aching interpretations of “How High the Moon” (sung in French) and “You Must Believe in Spring and Love” with sassier material like “Hi-Fly” and her own “I Got Thunder (And It Rings).” Her readings of romantic tunes like “When Love Was You and Me” and “Live for Life” convey a rare sort of poignancy, one informed by her own personal struggles. A good deal of credit for the album’s excellence goes to Lincoln’s all-combo, featuring such luminaries as bassist Charlie Haden, drummer Billy Higgins, pianist Alain Jean-Marie, flugelhornist Clark Terry and alto saxophonists Jackie McLean and Jerry Dodgion.