The Fallen One is Threk Michaels' fifth studio album, and the second that he would record with the talented studio band of guitarist Marc Speer, bassist Mike Joyce and drummer Tommy Wells. The Fallen One also features guest performances by noted guitarists Brent Rowan, who has played with Bob Seger, Hank Williams Jr and Robert Plant, among others; and Jerry McPherson, who has played with Amy Grant, Rodney Crowell and many more. This was also the first time that Threk would work with the legendary vocal group The Jordanaires, who have backed up legends like Elvis Presley and Ricky Nelson. The Jordanaires would go on to work with Threk on both of his Ricky Nelson tribute albums, As True As You and Lonely Always.

A studio problem damaged the original tapes that were recorded for The Fallen One, resulting in the loss of the album's tenth song. Working with producer/engineer John Hurley, Threk managed to rescue and restore the original nine songs for this CD. Originally released on both compact disc and vinyl LP by Nashville's Royal Records, this critically-acclaimed album won Threk fans worldwide and even received radio airplay as far away as Poland and Germany.

The Fallen One Tracklist:

1. The Fallen One (for Ricky Nelson)
2. Without You (In My Life)
3. Everyday
4. Memories Down The Line
5. Fly By Night (for Elvis Presley)
6. Yesterday Girl (for Kathy Blue)
7. Before My Life Is Through
8. Can Anyone Tell Me (Where It Went)
9. The Someday Man

(Released by Royal Records on both compact disc and vinyl LP, 1992)

The Fallen One Players:

Threk Michaels - vocals & guitar
Marc Speer - guitars
Brent Rowan - guitars
Jerry McPherson - guitars
Mike Joyce - bass guitar
Dennis Burnside - keyboards
Tommy Wells - drums
The Jordainaires - backing vocals

The Fallen One Credits:

Recorded at Center Stage, Downstage, Digital Recorders and Sound Emporium, Nashville TN

Original tracks produced by Walter H. "Mac" Smith
Addition recording & production by Threk Michaels and John Hurley

Recording engineered by Bill Deaton, John Hurley and Gary Laney
Mastering by Denny Purcell at Georgetown Masters

Art direction and design by Bill Brunt
Cover photograph by Alan Messer

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Threk Michaels' THE FALLEN ONE


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"The Fallen One"

"Fly By Night

"Memories Down The Line"

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