Falling Forward
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Falling Forward

April 10, 2007

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  Song Title
Cut The Rope
The Line
Paper Airplane
Road Bone
Anonymous Caller
Somebody Else

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  • Original Release Date: April 10, 2007
  • Release Date: April 10, 2007
  • Label: Six Degrees
  • Copyright: (C) 1999 Six Degrees Records
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  • Total Length: 58:30
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #268,706 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Falling Forward creates a striking balance December 15, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Falling Forward reaches that perfect balance of production and vitality that creates an accurate and supurb picture of the talent of one (in my opinion) of America's greatest singer/songwriters. Falling Forward is a solid album all the way from the first note of Mystery to the last chord of Somebody Else. It is chocked full of the purely blinding guitar talent that Willy Porter wields so gracefully. This next evolutionary step in Willy's music is just stunning. It has beautifully crafted and thoughtfull lyrics combined with the afore mentioned trademark guitar work. Definately worth haveing. See this artist live if you possibly can! Buy all of his albums! Go out of your way, it will be worth it! [...]
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 3rd Time's a Charm January 21, 2000
Format:Audio CD
An amazing performer, not just a recording artist, Willy Porter's live shows are warm, memorable and always offer something new. The same is true of his albums. Willy's warm soothing voice has a husky quality which sounds richer than ever on this latest release. His band adds a textured accompaniment but still leaves room to showcase Willy's skills on guitar. There are some great tracks here, the first 4 being immediate favorites, but every track on this album offers something to remember. The lyrics are full of lingering images, the guitar-picking on Road Bone dazzling. Lilting rhythms on Sowelu add to its floating feeling carried by the chorus "Fly butterfly...into the sky..." Buy this album now, you'll love it. But see him live, he'll leave you awe-struck.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like hearing Mozart perform July 18, 2001
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have been blessed to see Willy Porter in concert four times in the past few months. He is an incredibly (I use that word literally) great acoustic guitarist, a marvelous singer, and a gifted songwriter. He also has an excellent sense of humor from the stage, and seems to be (from a few conversations I've had with him) to be a really nice, self-deprecating guy. He is definitely the most talented young musician I have heard/seen in my nearly half century of living. This album highlights his singing and songwriting. Backed by a band, his tremendous guitar work is somewhat stifled on many of the songs. Nevertheless, it is an album that I play several times a week because of its sheer beauty. After the last concert at which I saw him, my friends and I decided that this must be what it felt like watching Mozart perform. I encourage you not only to listen to this CD, but also to see Willy live whenever you can. His talent is essentially unlimited, as Jeff Beck, Paul Simon, Sting, and Jethro Tull all have recognized by inviting him to open for them on tour.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Willy knows how to deliver September 4, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
We've been waiting for this 3rd album and it delivers what Willy does best...the thoughtful lyrics, amazing guitar work and his voice which can be playful and soulful all at once. favorite tracks "Sowelu" and "Anonymous Caller" and "Paper Airplane". Willy is even better live so if you have a chance to see him, go! In the meantime, put on "Falling Forward" and let yourself fall...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the Wait!! September 2, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Are you looking for thought provoking songs? Would you like those thoughts to be accompanied by incredible music? If that is the case, then you should by this CD.
Willy Porter has managed to bring three qualities together for this cd: incredible skill, thoughtfullness and enjoyability. I have heard a number of technically amazing musicians that lack the ability to play consistantly enjoyable music. Likewise, the majority of the thought provoking music I have heard lacks on either the musically enjoyable or skill side.
Willy has managed to make stunning music that has thoughtfull lyrics, inspiring skill and is simply enjoyable to listen to.......score one more for Willy Porter!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the Wait August 26, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Falling Forward, the long awaited 3rd release from Willy Porter was definately worth the wait. Willy definately expresses and combines his amazing guitar work with equally good lyrics; the same skills that landed him dates opening for the likes of Tori Amos, and The Cranberries. 'Falling Forward' blends all types of music(namely rock, folk, blues, and jazz) into one to create what I consider to be fantastic. Songs like 'Cut the Rope, and 'The Line' express the intimate kind of songwriting that got Willy to this point, and songs like 'Mystery,' 'Sister,' and 'Tribe' express the great musical blend that few posess. Finally, 'Hard' is a song I hope to hear on the radio sometime soon. It posesses the perfect blend of radio friendliness with great songwriting. "Falling Forward" is a definite winner in my book!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By kim
Format:Audio CD
I have never written a music review, but this music by Willie Porter transports me (can I say this?) to a heavenly place. I feel stoned without smoking anything. Pure happiness. I saw Willie sing live and loved it, loved him, but this is the one CD that really captures his magic. I wish he could write more music like this, but at least I have this music, I turn to it often, in times of happiness and when I need a lift.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Folk March 23, 2002
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I first discovered Willy Porter opening for a Keb' Mo' concert. I was amazed by his improvisational songs (a trademark of his live shows), and immediately ordered this disc. Shortly after, I saw him from second row at a small venue, and it was the most amazing concert I've ever been to. In order to really enjoy WP, see him live. Falling Forward has great lyrics, amazing acoustics, and is all around beautiful. Without seeing Willy live, you'll like it; after seeing him live, you'll love it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
one of the best unknown artists on acoustic guitar. songs are amazing. emotional, dancing, moving, dreaming. I would recomend it anyone.
Published 7 months ago by chris b.
5.0 out of 5 stars Falling Forward
This was purchased as a gift. The recipient really loved it. The item was purchased from their wish list, very handy for gift ideas.
Published 21 months ago by Sydney D Nelson Ivory
4.0 out of 5 stars Willy's evolution continues into songs for films
Willy Porter's 3rd studio album, "Falling Forward," shows that his sound continues to evolve. His 1st album, "The Trees Have Soul," is a fingerstylist's wet dream, but the... Read more
Published on September 29, 2004 by P. Smith
How this genius of a musician has remained, as another reviewer describes ~ "the greatest musician you have never heard of" ~ has to be one of the music industry's... Read more
Published on March 24, 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Hits the target while defying categories
Willy Porter is one of the best relatively unknown musicians working today. The songs on this recording range from mellow acoustic numbers to more electrified numbers with a... Read more
Published on February 23, 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase for any music lover
Willy Porter is a great singer/songwriter. He should have become a star in today's culture not soon enough. He deserves all the praises he receives. Read more
Published on January 10, 2004 by "daenger8114"
4.0 out of 5 stars Seeing Willy Perform Live
Paper Airplane has to be one of his greatest! I had the incredible opportunity to see him perform as a soloist in an intimate setting in Wausau, WI along with approximately 30... Read more
Published on July 22, 2003 by H. Wietecha
5.0 out of 5 stars The best artist you've never heard of.
Willy Porter is a virtual God among musicians; he gets accolades from all types of people in and out of the industry. Read more
Published on December 11, 2002 by Andy Williamson
5.0 out of 5 stars good, great, FANTASTIC
I cannot say enough good things about this CD or Willy Porter. He's amazing. All of the tracks are good, Paper Airplane is my favorite. Read more
Published on July 11, 2002 by "jrsygrrl"
5.0 out of 5 stars Willy Porter
I've been a huge fan of Willy Porter for the past 12 years. I first saw him in "concert" ... . He was promoting his first album--The Trees have soul--and WOW, I was stunned at... Read more
Published on May 10, 2002 by Ian and Kim Schroeder
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