Remastered and expanded album includes hits ‘My Immortal,’ ‘Everybody’s Fool,’ ‘Going Under,’ Grammy-winning ‘Bring Me To Life,’ plus bonus material – including B-sides, previously unreleased demos, live recordings – stream/order album here
Today, multi-Grammy-winning band Evanescence releases an expanded edition of “Fallen” in celebration of the stratospheric debut’s 20th anniversary. Out now via Craft Recordings on 2-LP, 2-CD, and digital formats “Fallen (20th Anniversary Edition)” offers newly remastered audio – including the album’s global chart-topping singles “My Immortal,” “Going Under,” “Everybody’s Fool” and the Grammy-winning smash hit, “Bring Me To Life” – alongside a trove of bonus material, comprising previously unreleased demos and live recordings plus a selection of rare B-sides. Alongside reimagined artwork, all physical formats will include previously unseen photos from the era, plus a handwritten foreword by Amy Lee, who oversaw all aspects of the reissue.
Stream/order the full album here.
Also available exclusively via Evanescence.com is the super-deluxe box set, arriving Feb. 23, 2024. Housed in a collectible shadow box-style package, this very-limited edition includes all of the above-mentioned music as part of a 2-LP set (featuring black and silver blend vinyl) plus a bonus cassette of previously unreleased demos along with Lee’s original voice notes that is exclusive to this box set. Adding additional insight into the album is an expansive book that features new track-by-track notes from Lee, while a zoetropic turntable slipmat, featuring Evanescence’s classic “e” logo, plus a set of rare photo prints and enamel pin set round out the collection. The box set is limited to 5,000 copies worldwide, 500 copies of which (at random) will include a photo print autographed by Lee. Watch the super-deluxe edition trailer here.
The classic black 2-LP set is available wide, with limited color pressings also available from select retailers including blue smoke (via Target), white and purple marble (via Barnes & Noble), and pink and black marble (via Indie Retail), while Walmart offers an exclusive clear smoke edition of the standard 1-LP album.
To celebrate this special anniversary, the band released a “Fallen” filter on TikTok (view here), enabling fans to make their own album cover using their image in the style of the original, iconic cover art.
In 2003, when the rock charts were dominated by predominantly male nü-metal and post-grunge acts, a young female-fronted band from Arkansas stood out from the crowd, offering something entirely new. They were Evanescence – and with their debut album, Fallen, they transformed the rock landscape. Led by frontwoman Lee, Evanescence’s cinematic blend of metal and symphonic, piano-driven melodies captured a generation, while “Fallen” set the band on a path to global superstardom, earning multiple Grammys and becoming one of the highest-selling albums of all time.
Released in the spring of 2003, “Fallen” resonated deeply with fans, selling more than 141,000 copies in its first week and peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200, where it spent an astonishing 43 weeks in the Top 10. Within a month, “Fallen” was certified Platinum by the RIAA, while it was a Top 10 hit in more than 10 countries, reaching No. 1 in the U.K., Canada, Australia, and across Europe. Much of the album’s initial success can be attributed to its stratospheric singles, including “Bring Me to Life,” which broke the Top 10 in more than 15 countries and topped Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 and Alternative Airplay charts. “My Immortal” was a Top 10 hit in over 10 countries, including the U.S., U.K. and Australia.
At the 2004 Grammys, Evanescence received five nominations, including Album of the Year, Best Rock Album, Best Hard Rock Performance for “Bring Me to Life,” and Best New Artist, taking home the latter two. The following year, “My Immortal” received a nod for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
Today, “Fallen” holds steady as the sixth-best-selling album of the 21st century (ranking just behind Lady Gaga’s “The Fame” and ahead of Coldplay’s “A Rush of Blood to the Head”) and remains one of the best-selling albums of all time, with more than 17 million copies sold worldwide. In 2022, “Fallen” received a rare Diamond certification from the RIAA, which recognizes 10 million units in U.S. album sales. As a testament to the album’s enduring appeal, the video for “Bring Me To Life” surpassed 1.2 billion views on YouTube, making it one of the most-watched rock videos of all-time, while “My Immortal” follows close behind.
The 20th anniversary edition of “Fallen” builds upon the original album, adding additional context through rare B-sides (“Breathe No More,” “Farther Away” and “Missing”) and six previously unreleased selections. Among them are live renditions of “Bring Me To Life” (including a 2020 acoustic rendition), as well as “My Immortal” and “Going Under,” while fans will enjoy a 2022 live recording of “My Immortal” from London’s 02 Arena, and a 2002 demo of “Bring Me To Life.”
“Twenty years later, this album has never meant more,” Lee wrote in her foreword. “ ‘Fallen’ has been the soundtrack to first loves, epic heartbreak, self-realization, wedding days, last goodbyes, friendships, and countless other moments in so many lives … not to mention my own. I am forever humbled and grateful to be a part of it.”
To date, Evanescence has released a total of five studio albums, including the multi-Platinum “The Open Door” (2004) and “Evanescence” (2011), both of which topped the Billboard 200. In 2021, the band thrilled fans with their first album of new material in a decade, “The Bitter Truth.” Now 20 years on, Evanescence continues to scale new heights. Featuring a line-up of Lee (vocals, keyboards), Tim McCord (guitar/bass), Will Hunt (drums), Troy McLawhorn (guitars) and Emma Anzai (bass, backing vocals), the band continues to travel the globe, staging some of the most successful shows of its career, having just wrapped a run of sold-out shows in Latin America, including Allianz Parque, a soccer stadium in Sāo Paulo, Brazil, which was the biggest headline show of Evanescence’s career to date, drawing 40,000 fans. To keep up to date on any future shows for 2024, visit Evanescence.com.
Click here to stream/order “Fallen (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition).”