Dan Reiser | Fallen Angels

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Fallen Angels

by Dan Reiser

Twelve heartfelt, thought provoking and upbeat songs that reflect the singer-songwriter's folk, rock, doo-wop, and reggae musical roots.
Genre: World: Reggae
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1. My Radio
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2. Umbyabo
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3. Pirates
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3:45 album only
4. When We Were Young
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5. Just Another Night
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6. Voices in the Stone
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7. Crosses by the Roadside
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8. Hold Your Hand
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9. Fallen Angels
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10. Van Gogh
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11. Blue Angel
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12. Back to Asheville
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Dan Reiser is Asheville, NC’s greatest liar. (This bio can’t be trusted, but it’s the only bio the artist would approve.)

His debut, Fallen Angels, includes songs about buried treasure, Mayan rain gods, Van Gogh, aliens, and Africa. And two songs about love.

Yes, he’s lied about them all. Songwriter Dan Reiser has no actual experience in any of these subjects except love, and his wife says he has no experience in that. To say one thing in his defense, in the two love songs he doesn’t think he used the word “baby” once. Listen to see if he’s lying.

Reiser thinks he probably is Asheville’s greatest thief also. “My rhythms are stolen from world music, the harmonies are from the doo-wop era, and many of the melodies are reminiscent of 50s and 60s music,” he claims. (He doesn’t want you to know it, but he has been involved in Asheville’s music scene longer than most of that storied scene’s scenesters.)

Dan Reiser thinks you should buy these tunes, if you don’t mind a little thieving and lying. He’d also like you to buy his sculpture (web site in progress so come back to follow LINKS on side menu).

”I’m either a musician working as a sculptor or a sculptor working as a musician,” Reiser says. Apparently he is not only a thief and a liar, but a multitalented schizophrenic too.

A Few of the Lies:

“I’m a lonely writer at my table in the night and I’ve watched my dreams just drowning in this little pool of light.” – 12. Back to Asheville

“One day I know the sun will fall and land like a bird in my hand and then I’ll paint with its rays these lavender days twisting the light in my own way.” – 10. Van Gogh

“I’m holding your water in my hands but it runs through my fingers and falls in the sand.” – 11. Blue Angel

“Well, the radio taught me everything I need and the radio taught me dreamers succeed.” – 1. My Radio

“All the disciples better learn to smile ‘cause I found my religion on that radio dial.” – 1. My Radio

“All my plans just turned to schemes, all my big ideas just turned to dreams.” – 3. Pirates

“The road of life has crosses by the roadside and holy men just shake their heads and drive by.” – 7. Crosses by the Roadside


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N Jones

loved it from the begining
Dano- Was looking for you on My space. My new album comes out at the end of the year. It\'s all ME - solo. scary, huh? We\'re moving to Seattle in JAN. look me up on www.myspace.com/nancyjonesmusic
Hear the new stuff and let me know what you think.
hi Betsy!

George Byers

A Voice like Quartzite!
A voice like Quartzite! Here are wry, mature sensibilities in lyrics that will compel you to hit "replay", and well- honed backup musicians informed by all the greatest music you've ever loved.

Amy Milbauer


I will be buying this CD but in truth I am an old friend just trying to reconnect...

Charles Daniel

Strong first effort exemplifies the raw appeal of the singer-songwriter genre.
It's hard to beat the singer-songwriter's cover of their own material simply because there's no interpretive distortion. From close encounters to fundamentalist hypocrisy to going home again, Fallen Angels' lyrics cover a topical universe of thought perched atop a composite of diverse musical styles. I hope there's more to come from this (presumed) terrestrial biological entity.