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Kevin Cummins

Telling Stories - Photographs Of The Fall

    The ultimate visual history of iconic band The Fall from renowned photographer Kevin Cummins, with a foreword by Poet Laureate and Fall fan, Simon Armitage.

    'No one has captured the look of alternative UK music over the past half a century more tellingly than Kevin Cummins.' - Simon Armitage.

    'Kevin Cummins is a true master in being able to capture the essence of music, the soul of the band. Whatever he does however he does it is a mystery to me but it's pure genius.' - Rankin.

    'Kevin has the uncanny ability of capturing the inner mood of musicians. Be it the dynamics within a pensive Joy Division, or the sense surrounding the fledgeling Fall that something special was around the corner for us all. Kevin's book is nothing less than a remarkable document of a bewildering and defiant anti-fashion movement born in Prestwich, north Manchester in the grimy mid-70s.' - Marc Riley.

    'Capturing forty years of the band's career via his archive, the legendary photographer (whose recent book, Juvenes, documented the story of Joy Division) gives his take on the phenomenon of The Fall and the late, great Mark E. Smith.' - Vive le Rock.

    Contains never-before-seen images.
    Foreword by Simon Armitage, Poet Laureate.

    From chaotic early gigs to their final years, NME photographer Kevin Cummins provides a definitive, unique perspective on cult favourites The Fall. In this stunning visual history spanning four decades, discover how and why they emerged as one of the most innovative, boundary-breaking bands in modern music. With a foreword by Poet Laureate and Fall fan Simon Armitage and an interview with Eleni Poulou, as well as never-before-seen images from Cummins' archive, this is the ultimate visual companion to The Fall.

    Matt James

    Breaking The Fall

      Matt James is a singer, songwriter and former drummer & co-songwriter in the UK guitar band Gene. Gene achieved success around the world including 10 UK Top 40 hits and 3 UK Top 10 albums. They also toured extensively worldwide.

      Matt left the music industry in 2008 but returned in 2021 as a solo artist. 2022 sees the release of his debut solo album ‘Breaking The Fall’.

      The album was recorded with acclaimed producer Stephen Street (known for his work with The Smiths, Blur, and The Cranberries) and features contributions from fellow Gene members Steve Mason and Kev Miles, as well as Mick Talbot (The Style Council) and Peredur Ap Gwynedd (Pendulum).

      The album showcases Matt’s inimitable song-writing on highlights including ‘A Simple Message’, ‘Snowy Peaks’, and the singles ‘Born To Rule’ and ‘Champione’.

      Pressed on 180g purple vinyl and featuring an exclusive print signed by Matt James, strictly limited to 555 copies worldwide.

      TRACK LISTING

      Side A
      1. From Now On
      2. Champione
      3. Breaking The Fall
      4. Born To Rule
      5. Sad
      Side B
      1. Snowy Peaks
      2. Different World
      3. A Simple Message
      4. High Time
      5. Fireships

      David Bowie

      The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars - 50th Anniversary Edition

        28th April 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie’s STARMAN, the first single from THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS. To celebrate, Parlophone Records is proud to announce release details to mark the album’s Golden Jubilee.

        On 17th June 2022, 50 years and one day after the original U.K. release date, THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS will be issued as a limited edition 50th anniversary picture disc, featuring a half-speed master and a replica promotional poster for the album.

        THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS is the breakthrough album that catapulted David Bowie into the international spotlight. Over the past 50 years it has remained a touchstone record, growing in stature with each passing year. It is now ingrained in popular culture, its undeniable influence spanning musicians from Arcade Fire to Lady Gaga, to Harry Styles’s androgynous fashion sense to Noel Fielding’s shirts on The Great British Bake-Off to Ziggy make-up challenges on Tik-Tok.

        David Bowie laid to rest the Ziggy Stardust persona in July 1973 at his infamous last show with the Spiders From Mars at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, but Ziggy’s impact reverberates to this day.


        TRACK LISTING

        SIDE ONE
        Five Years – 4:42
        Soul Love – 3:34
        Moonage Daydream – 4:40
        Starman – 4:10 It Ain’t Easy – 2:58
        SIDE TWO
        Lady Stardust – 3:22
        Star – 2:47
        Hang On To Yourself – 2:40
        Ziggy Stardust – 3:13
        Suffragette City – 3:25
        Rock ’n’ Roll Suicide - 2.58

        Videodrones

        After The Fall

          After 3 albums based purely on synthesizers, the danish duo take a leap by adding live drums & guitars to their latest album. A natural step, considering that Jakob Skøtt, one half of the duo, spends his time drumming in Causa Sui, as well as a slew of jazz-infused projects on El Paraiso. All basic tracks were recorded in an improv session at Jonas Munk’s studio in Odense, capturing both synths and drums live.

          The expansion of drums adds a natural 70’s groove, maintaining a spontaneous vibe that also soaks into the analogue synths of modular wizard Kristoffer Ovesen. The improvised sessions were later honed, edited & layered, bringing forth the best of both spontaneous ideas, as well a multi-dimensional approach bringing a new depth to Videodrones extensive cinematic undercurrent of sounds. With the addition of echo & reverb drenched guitars, the duo is tapping into sounds in new realms yet strangely familiar. After The Fall may conceptually nod it’s head towards a gloomy state of affairs, but akin to the italian post-apocalyptic movies of the 80’s, doomsday never felt this heady and funky before

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Void Facer
          2. Scorpio
          3. Frygtens Time
          4. Irgendwo - Irgendwann
          5. Inferno Verde
          6. After The Fall
          7. Wasteland Interceptors
          8. AR Amarelo 9. Blaster
          10. Finale

          Filthydirty (Evil Blizzard)

          The Rise And Fall Of Blasphemouth

            Debut solo album by Filthydirty of Evil Blizzard. ‘Sinister, eerie and loud as f***. Full of dubbed up tunes and harsh metal sounds but still instantly memorable. One of the albums of the year.” LOUDER THAN WAR. Produced during the downtime of lockdown #1, this is the debut solo release by Filthydirty, one of Evil Blizzard’s many bassists. Following the band’s sell out show at the prestigious Preston Guild Hall following their critically acclaimed album ‘The Worst Show On Earth’, the band had a year off ‘to recover’, only to re-emerge with perfect timing into the realms of Covid. During this time Filthydirty turned his head to some unused tracks written for Blizzard and these ‘decomposed and rotted into something even more horrible’ and emerged as a fully formed solo album. Keeping the morbid humour and proto-metal sound of Blizzard, this album sees the boundaries pushed further into even darker places, but always with Filthydirty’s love of ABBA keeping a hand on the reins of melody

            TRACK LISTING

            1: Disease (4.57)
            2: All My Friends (4.20)
            3: All Of This For Nothing (4.56)
            4: Don’t Trust Me, I Don’t Trust You (4.22)
            5: Straight To Hell (5.56)
            6: It Wasn’t Me, It Was A Ghost (4.02)
            7: One Last Chance In The Last Chance Saloon (4.16)
            8: Monolith (4.16)

            The Fall

            A Part Of America Therein, 1981 - Vinyl Reissue

              In the summer of 1981, The Fall embarked on their second American tour, criss-crossing the States over a two-month period. Featuring the dual guitar of Marc Riley and Craig Scanlon and rhythm section of Stephen Hanley and Karl Burns, A Part Of America Therein, 1981 would document this fabled journey with crucial performances that show the band evolve from noisemaking lout cultists into true post-punk legends.

              "From the riot-torn streets of Manchester, England to the scenic sewers of Chicago ..." as the album opens unforgettably with a nameless promoter introducing The Fall, who proceed to tear into a hypnotic take on "The N.W.R.A." stretched into a near stare-down that is wholly different than the studio version on Grotesque. The LP highlights Mark E. Smith's incomparable bite, heard most notably on the adlibbed vitriol of "Totally Wired," where not even the costumed punks were safe from a proper dressing down.

              A Part Of America Therein, 1981 proves once again that The Fall's constant rally against complacency was a top-down directive and intrinsic to their wonderful and frightening sound.

              TRACK LISTING

              The N.W.R.A.
              Hip Priest
              Totally Wired
              Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul
              Cash 'N' Carry
              An Older Lover
              Deer Park
              Winter

              The Wedding Present

              I Am Not Going To Fall In Love With You/ A Song From Under The Floorboards

                24 Songs. A new project from The Wedding Present. A new 7” single every month throughout 2022. 24 Songs sees David Gedge writing with legendary Sleeper guitarist Jon Stewart for the first time, and a more perfect union could not have been predicted. The notion of a monthly 7” single is not new to The Wedding Present, but 24 Songs shows us that even classic concepts can be reinvented. The series also continues the band’s association with photographer Jessica McMillan, who has created stunning images and films as a visual accompaniment to the recordings.

                The Fall

                Rock Against Racism Christmas Party 1977

                  The classic second line up of The Fall, classic material too. Mark E. Smith (vocals), Martin Bramah (guitar), Tony Friel (bass), Una Baines (keyboards), Karl Burns (drums). Tony Friel’ s last gig before he went off to join Dick Witts in The Passage. The Fall set was recorded on cassette by Chris Hewitt , a copy was given to Bernie Wilcox RAR gig organiser who passed it on to Mark. Mark thought it was such an important gig recording despite not being brilliant quality that he asked Chis could The Fall release it – so it first appeared on CD in 1999. In 2013 Mark E Smith told Chris Hewitt it was now due a release on vinyl and would he sort it out on Ozit. It has taken a bit of time since Mark’s suggestion but here it is.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Side One

                  1 Psycho Mafia
                  2 Last Orders
                  3 Repetition
                  4 Dresden Dolls
                  5 Hey Fascist
                  6 Frightened
                  7 Industrial Estate.

                  Side Two

                  1 Stepping Out
                  2 Bingo Masters Breakout
                  3 Oh Brother
                  4 Cop It
                  5 Futures And Pasts
                  6 Louie Louie 

                  The Fall

                  Are You Missing Winner - Reissue

                    Are You Are Missing Winner is the twenty-second album by British post-punk band the Fall, released in November 2001. Since the band’s last record Mark E Smith had replaced the entire line up. The album was recorded very quickly and very much on the cheap and band member Ben Pritchard described it as a very miserable experience. The influence of Rockabilly is very much seen throughout the album and saw them covering Lead Belly's ‘The Bourgeois Blues’.

                     As with the other Fall reissues these have notes by Fall guru Daryl Easlea and have been mastered by long time engineer Andy Pearce.

                    This is the latest release in Cherry Red’s series of deluxe Fall reissues – “Fall Sound Archive”

                    TRACK LISTING

                    VINYL TRACKLISTING:
                    SIDE ONE
                    1. JIM'S "THE FALL”
                    2. BOURGEOIS TOWN
                    3. CROP DUST
                    4. MY EX-CLASSMATES' KIDS
                    5. KICK THE CAN
                    6. GOTTA SEE JANE
                    SIDE TWO
                    1. IBIS-AFRO MAN
                    2. THE ACUTE
                    3. HOLLOW MIND
                    4. REPRISE: JANE – PROF MICK – EY BASTARDO
                    SIDE THREE
                    1. RUDE (ALL THE TIME)
                    2. I WAKE UP IN THE CITY
                    3. NEW FORMATION SERMON
                    SIDE FOUR
                    1. DISTILLED MUG ART
                    2. MY EX-CLASSMATES' KIDS (LIVE IN
                    COLOGNE 23RD OCTOBER 2001)
                    3. WHERE'S THE FUCKIN' TAXI? CUNT
                    BONUS TRACK (2006)
                    4. ARE YOU MISSING WINNER

                    CD TRACKLISTING:
                    DISC 1:

                    ORIGINAL ALBUM
                    1. JIM'S "THE FALL”
                    2. BOURGEOIS TOWN
                    3. CROP DUST
                    4. MY EX-CLASSMATES' KIDS
                    5. KICK THE CAN
                    6. GOTTA SEE JANE
                    7. IBIS-AFRO MAN
                    8. THE ACUTE
                    9. HOLLOW MIND
                    10. REPRISE: JANE – PROF MICK – EY BASTARDO
                    BONUS TRACKS
                    11. RUDE (ALL THE TIME)
                    12.I WAKE UP IN THE CITY
                    13.NEW FORMATION SERMON
                    14.DISTILLED MUG ART
                    15. MY EX-CLASSMATES' KIDS (LIVE IN COLOGNE 23RD OCTOBER 2001)
                    16. WHERE'S THE FUCKIN' TAXI? CUNT

                    DISC 2:
                    LIVE AT THE KNITTING FACTORY
                    LA, 14th NOVEMBER 2001
                    1. THE JOKE
                    2. CYBER INSEKT
                    3. AND THEREIN
                    4. BOURGEOIS TOWN
                    5. CROPDUST
                    6. KICK THE CAN - F'OLDIN MONEY - KICK THE CAN PT 2
                    7. MR PHARMACIST
                    8. JIM'S THE FALL
                    9. ANTIDOTES
                    10. WAY ROUND / DR BUCKS LETTER

                    DISC 3:
                    LIVE AT THE GARAGE
                    LONDON, 20th APRIL 2002
                    1. TO NK ROACHMENT: YARBLES / THE JOKE
                    2. CYBER INSEKT
                    3. AND THEREIN
                    4. ANTIDOTES
                    5. KICK THE CAN / F'OLDIN MONEY / KICK THE CAN
                    6. BOURGEOIS TOWN
                    7. MR PHARMACIST
                    8. ENIGRAMMATIC DREAM / KETAMINE SUN
                    9. I WAKE UP IN THE CITY / MY EX-CLASSMATES KIDS
                    10. WAY ROUND

                    DISC 4:
                    LIVE AT THE ATP FESTIVAL
                    28th APRIL 2002
                    1. TO NK ROACHMENT: YARBLES / THE JOKE
                    2. 2 LIBRANS
                    3. THE JOKE
                    4. AND THEREIN
                    5. CYBER INSEKT
                    6. I WAKE UP IN THE CITY / MY EX-CLASSMATES KIDS
                    7. KICK THE CAN / F'OLDIN MONEY / KICK THE CAN
                    8. BOURGEOIS TOWN
                    9. MR PHARMACIST
                    10. SHAKE OFF - ENIGRAMATIC DREAM - KETAMINE SUN
                    11. WAY ROUND 

                    Bob Stanley & Tessa Norton

                    Excavate! : The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall

                      A definitive insight into the ever-influential world of Mark E. Smith and the Fall, featuring never-before published essays and ephemera from fans, collectors and the artist and band themselves.

                      This is not a book about a rock band. This is not even a book about Mark E Smith. This is a book about The Fall group - or more precisely, their world. Over a prolific forty-year career, the Fall created a world that was influential, idiosyncratic and fiercely original; it was an education. Who wouldn't want to be armed with a working knowledge of M.R. James, contemporary dance and Manchester City? Bringing together previously unseen artwork, rare ephemera and handwritten material, alongside essays by a slate of fans, EXCAVATE! is a vivid, definitive record - an illumination of the dark corners of the Fall's wonderful and frightening world.

                      'To 50,000 Fall Fans: please buy this inspired & inspiring, profound & provocative, beautiful & bonkers Book of Revelations, choc-stock-full of loving Acts by true Apostles, simultaneously both the scrapbook you wished you'd kept and a portal to futures & pasts, known & unknown, & a Fantastic Celebration of this Nation's Saving Grace. - 'DAVID PEACE

                      'A container sized treasure trove bursting at the hinges with strangeness and wonder . . . I strongly advise you to buy it.' - MAXINE PEAKE

                      The Fall

                      Live At St. Helens Technical College '81

                        "I’ve had the pleasure of being a Fall fan since I was a teen.

                        I was lucky enough to have some guidance from my local record shop stoner-lords.

                        They turned me on to many of my heroes, but once I heard my first slanted and barky Fall song, I was part of the army for life.

                        The word prolific gets tossed around a lot.

                        It almost seems like a slag-off in the press, as if they wish the artist would produce less so they wouldn’t have to do their self imposed job of judging releases for the rabble.

                        The Fall is subjected to this lazy word often.

                        Yet I can honestly say that I am SO thankful for any nugget of Fall that lands at my feet and in my brain.

                        Live Fall performances are always a pleasure because they seem to take what already made the Fall great and push it even a bit more into the rough and bloody uncharted wasteland that is drug scorched proto-punk and heady political poetry.

                        So, it is with great pleasure that we introduce this Fall bootleg soundboard recording to you.

                        Recorded during one of the many strong points in the bands vast and mighty history.

                        They really burn bright here and bring every ounce of what you expect from this formidable force.

                        We have reached out to every surviving member of the band, the sound person, the bootlegger who recorded it and the photographer and received their blessings & help piecing it all together.

                        Castle Face will be donating 50% of our profits to Centrepoint which helps the homeless in the Manchester area get back on their feet, so the local and deserving Fall fans get a little, and give a little back, too.

                        Nothing but the hits here folks and as raw as you dig it.

                        This one really is exceptional in terms of live sound for The Fall.

                        All the stars were aligned over St. Helens that eve.

                        And it wouldn’t be complete with a bit of Fall fan saltiness so, fuck you too, Jason.” - John Dwyer

                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Barry says: Well look at this. It's a Fall live recording, which is obviously superb but it's also presented by Castle Face records, who have a superb reputation for bringing lovely vinyl packages that sound great. If you like The Fall, then this really is a no-brainer.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Blob ’59
                        Prole Art Threat
                        Jawbone And The Air Rifle
                        Middle Mass
                        Rowche Rumble
                        An Older Lover
                        City Hobgoblins
                        Leave The Capitol
                        The NWRA
                        Gramme Friday
                        Fit And Working Again
                        Muzorewi’s Daughter
                        Slates, Slags, Etc

                        The Fall

                        The Frenz Experiment - Expanded Edition

                          Beggars Arkive is excited to reissue The Fall’s 10th studio album, 1988’s THE FRENZ EXPERIMENT. Available as an expanded edition on CD and LP, the releases both contain the original album, plus singles and B-Sides. The notes included with both formats contain brand new interviews conducted by Daryl Easley in May 2020.

                          “I was clearing out the other day and I came across a review of Frenz Experiment, saying how this could have been great, how it could have been like T. Rex’s Electric Warrior. I never attempted to make an album like T-Rex. I don’t see the point in anybody trying to make an album like T-Rex, although people do. I don’t mind it when journalists make fair comparisons, when they’ve done their homework. But comparing Frenz to Electric Warrior is plain daft.”
                          - Mark E Smith, Renegade – The Lives And Tales Of Mark E Smith, 2008

                          STAFF COMMENTS

                          Darryl says: Beggars Arkive re-issue The Fall’s 10th studio album, 1988’s ‘The Frenz Experiment’. Released at the height of their mainstream popularity, this expanded edition (on vinyl and CD) features the monstrous “Hit The North” as well as the cover versions of “Victoria” and “There’s A Ghost In My House”, alongside firm fan favourites like “Carrier Bag Man”, and “Bremen Nacht”.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          2LP

                          A1 Frenz
                          A2 Carry Bag Man
                          A3 Get A Hotel
                          A4 Victoria
                          A5 Athlete Cured
                          B1 In These Times
                          B2 The Steak Place
                          B3 Bremen Nacht (Vinyl Version)
                          B4 Guest Informant (Excerpt)
                          B5 Oswald Defence Lawyer
                          C1 There's A Ghost In My House (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
                          C2 Sleep Debt Snatches (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
                          C3 Mark'll Sink Us (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
                          C4 Haf Found Bormann(from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
                          C5 Bremen Nacht Run Out (from The Bremen Nacht Run Out Single)
                          C6 Northerns In Europ (from The Hit The North Single)
                          D1 Hit The North Part 1 (from The Hit The North Single)
                          D2 Australians In Europe (from The Hit The North Single)
                          D3 Guest Informant (B-side From The Victoria Single)
                          D4 Tuff Life Booogie (B-side From The Victoria Single)
                          D5 Twister (B-side From The Victoria Single)

                          2CD

                          CD1
                          1 Frenz
                          2 Carry Bag Man
                          3 Get A Hotel
                          4 Victoria
                          5 Athlete Cured
                          6 In These Times
                          7 The Steak Place
                          8 Bremen Nacht (Vinyl Version)
                          9 Guest Informant (Excerpt)
                          10 Oswald Defence Lawyer
                          11 Bremen Nacht Run Out (from The Bremen Nacht Run Out Single, Included W. Initial Pressing Of The Album)
                          12 Mark'll Sink Us (2) (from The Bremen Nacht Run Out Single)
                          CD2
                          1 There's A Ghost In My House (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
                          2 Sleep Debt Snatches (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
                          3 Mark'll Sink Us (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
                          4 Haf Found Bormann (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
                          5 Hit The North Part 1 (from The Hit The North Single)
                          6 Australians In Europe (from The Hit The North Single)
                          7 Northerns In Europ (from The Hit The North Single)
                          8 Guest Informant (B-side From The Victoria Single)
                          9 Tuff Life Booogie (B-side From The Victoria Single)
                          10 Twister (B-side From The Victoria Single)
                          11 Bremen Nacht (Alternative)
                          12 A Day In The Life (from Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father NME Compilation, 1988)
                          13 Frenz (1987 Janice Long BBC Session) *
                          14 There’s A Ghost In My House (1987 Janice Long BBC Session) *
                          15 Get A Hotel (1987 Janice Long BBC Session) *
                          16 Haf Found Boorman (1987 Janice Long BBC Session) *

                          * - Previously Unreleased

                          The Fall

                          Room To Live - Double Marbled Coloured Vinyl Edition

                            1982 was a decisive year for The Fall. Their critically acclaimed album “Hex Enduction Hour” was released in March on Kamera Records, closely followed by “Room To Live” in September.

                            This double LP includes the classic album (“Room To Live”) plus live recordings in Manchester, London, New Zealand, Netherlands and Canada.

                            This release is a double vinyl on coloured marble effect vinyl.

                            Founded by its only constant member, Mark E. Smith, The Fall formed in Manchester in 1976 and were one of the most prominent post-punk groups in the world. Musically, there may have been several stylistic changes over the years, but it was often characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, always underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics.

                            “They are always different; they are always the same.” John Peel

                            TRACK LISTING

                            SIDE ONE
                            1. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE
                            2. MARQUIS CHA-CHA
                            3. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY
                            4. ROOM TO LIVE

                            SIDE TWO
                            1. DETECTIVE INSTINCT
                            2. SOLICITOR IN STUDIO
                            3. PAPAL VISIT

                            SIDE THREE
                            1. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE (BURY 27/04/82)
                            2. TOWN CALLED CRAPPY / SOLICITOR IN STUDIO (LONDON 25/03/82)
                            3. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY (WELLINGTON 19/08/82)

                            SIDE FOUR
                            1. DETECTIVE INSTINCT (MANCHESTER 22/12/82)
                            2. ROOM TO LIVE (ROTTERDAM 12/02/83)
                            3. WORDS OF EXPECTATION (TORONTO 21/04/83)

                            The Fall

                            1982 - 6 CD Box Set

                              1982 was a decisive year for The Fall. Their critically acclaimed album “Hex Enduction Hour” was released in March on Kamera Records, closely followed by “Room To Live” in September.

                              This six-disc boxset brings together those two classic albums alongside a host of John Peel sessions, Kamera singles, live performances and the group’s live album “In A Hole”, recorded during their tour of New Zealand and originally released on Flying Nun Records.

                              Also included in the box is a replica poster from the August 1982 show at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand and a replica press-release for “Hex Enduction Hour”.

                              Founded by its only constant member, Mark E. Smith, The Fall formed in Manchester in 1976 and were one of the most prominent post-punk groups in the world. Musically, there may have been several stylistic changes over the years, but it was often characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, always underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics.

                              “They are always different; they are always the same.” John Peel.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              DISC ONE: CD

                              1. THE CLASSICAL
                              2. JAWBONE AND THE AIR-RIFLE
                              3. HIP PRIEST
                              4. FORTRESS / DEER PARK
                              5. MERE PSEUD MAG. ED.
                              6. WINTER (HOSTEL-MAXI)
                              7. WINTER 2
                              8. JUST STEP S’WAYS
                              9. WHO MAKES THE NAZIS?
                              10. ICELAND
                              11. AND THIS DAY

                              DISC TWO: CD

                              ROOM TO LIVE

                              1. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE
                              2. MARQUIS CHA-CHA
                              3. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY
                              4. ROOM TO LIVE
                              5. DETECTIVE INSTINCT
                              6. SOLICITOR IN STUDIO
                              7. PAPAL VISIT
                              BONUS TRACKS
                              11. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE (BURY 27/04/82)
                              12. TOWN CALLED CRAPPY / SOLICITOR IN STUDIO (LONDON 25/03/82)
                              13. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY (WELLINGTON 19/08/82)
                              14. DETECTIVE INSTINCT (MANCHESTER 22/12/82)
                              15. ROOM TO LIVE (ROTTERDAM 12/02/83)
                              16. WORDS OF EXPECTATION (TORONTO 21/04/83)

                              DISC THREE: CD

                              SESSIONS – SINGLES –
                              SOUNDCHECKS

                              1. DEER PARK (JOHN PEEL SESSION 15/09/1981)
                              2. LOOK KNOW (JOHN PEEL SESSION 15/09/1981)
                              3. WINTER (JOHN PEEL SESSION 15/09/1981)
                              4. WHO MAKES THE NAZIS? (JOHN PEEL SESSION 15/09/1981)
                              5. LOOK KNOW (KAMERA SINGLE APRIL 82)
                              6. I’M INTO C.B. (KAMERA SINGLE APRIL 82)
                              7. SESSION MUSICIAN (BIERKELLER, LEEDS 05/11/1981)
                              8. JAZZED UP PUNK SHIT (666 CLUB, MANCHESTER 15/05/1982)
                              9. I’M INTO C.B. (STARS ON 45 VERSION) (FAGINS, MANCHESTER 30/09/1981)
                              10. AND THIS DAY (MAINSTREET, AUCKLAND, NZ SOUNDCHECK 20/08/1982)
                              11. DEER PARK (MAINSTREET, AUCKLAND, NZ SOUNDCHECK 20/08/1982)
                              12. AND THIS DAY (REVISITED) (ASTORIA 2, LONDON 26/02/1987)

                              DISC FOUR: CD

                              IN A HOLE

                              1. IMPRESSION OF J. TEMPERANCE
                              2. THE MAN WHOSE HEAD EXPANDED
                              3. ROOM TO LIVE
                              4. HIP PRIEST
                              5. LIE DREAM OF A CASINO SOUL
                              6. PROLE ART THREAT
                              7. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY
                              8. THE CLASSICAL
                              9. MERE PSEUD MAG ED
                              10. MARQUIS CHA-CHA
                              11. BACKDROP

                              DISC FIVE: CD

                              IN A HOLE +

                              1. FANTASTIC LIFE
                              2. ENGLISH SCHEME
                              3. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE
                              4. NO XMAS FOR JOHN QUAYS
                              5. SOLICITOR IN STUDIO
                              6. THE CONTAINER DRIVERS
                              7. C’N’C-BLACK NIGHT
                              8. LOOK, KNOW
                              9. WHO MAKES THE NAZIS?
                              10. GRAMME FRIDAY
                              11. SLAGS, SLATES ETC

                              DISC SIX: CD

                              PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
                              02/08/1982

                              1. I FEEL VOXISH
                              2. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY
                              3. I’M INTO C.B.
                              4. LIE DREAM OF A CASINO SOUL
                              5. SOLICITOR IN STUDIO
                              6. TEMPO HOUSE
                              7. THE CLASSICAL
                              8. MARQUIS CHA-CHA
                              9. ROOM TO LIVE
                              10. HEXEN STRIFE
                              11. KNOT DEER PARK
                              12. TOTALLY WIRED
                              13. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE
                              14. HIP PRIEST

                              The Fall

                              Dragnet

                                Founded by its only constant member, Mark E. Smith, The Fall formed in Manchester in 1976 and were one of the most prominent post-punk groups in the world. Musically, there may have been several stylistic changes over the years, but it was often characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, always underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics. “Dragnet” is the second studio album – released 26th October 1979 - these editions celebrate the fortieth anniversary of this seminal album. Originally released through record label Step-Forward, it predicated 2 major factors in the group’s career – high productivity and high group turnover. The album has historically garnered excellent reviews, including 4/5 in MOJO, 8.7/10 on Pitchfork and 4/5 in Q Magazine. Featuring the one and only Mark E. Smith alongside Steve Hanley (bass), Marc Riley (guitar), Craig Scanlon (guitar), Mike Leigh (drums), Kay Carroll (backing vocals) and Yvonne Pawlett (keyboards). 

                                TRACK LISTING

                                CD:

                                Disc: 1
                                1. Psykick Dancehall
                                2. A Figure Walks
                                3. Printhead
                                4. Dice Man
                                5. Before The Moon Falls
                                6. Your Heart Out
                                7. Muzorewi's Daughter
                                8. Flat Of Angles
                                9. Choc-Stock
                                10. Spectre Vs. Rector
                                11. Put Away
                                12. Rowche Rumble
                                13. In My Area
                                14. Fiery Jack
                                15. 2nd Dark Age
                                16. Psykick Dancehall No.2 (Alternate Take)
                                17. Rowche Rumble (Take 2)
                                18. Rowche Rumble (Take 3)
                                19. Rowche Rumble (Take 4)
                                20. Rowche Rumble (Take 5)
                                21. In My Area (Alternate Take 1)
                                22. In My Area (Alternate Take 2)

                                Disc: 2
                                1. Psykick Dancehall (Live In Retford)
                                2. Rowche Rumble (Live In Retford)
                                3. Flat Of Angles (Live In Retford)
                                4. 2nd Dark Age (Live In Retford)
                                5. Rebellious Jukebox (Live In Retford)
                                6. Muzorewi's Daughter (Live In Retford)
                                7. In My Area (Live In Retford)
                                8. Choc Stock (Live In Retford)
                                9. Printhead (Live In Retford)
                                10. A Figure Walks (Live In Retford)
                                11. Fiery Jack (Live In Retford)
                                12. No Xmas For John Quays (Live In Retford)
                                13. Psycho Mafia (Live In Retford)

                                Disc: 3
                                1. Psykick Dancehall (Live In Los Angeles)
                                2. Rowche Rumble (Live In Los Angeles)
                                3. Flat Of Angles (Live In Los Angeles)
                                4. Rebellious Jukebox (Live In Los Angeles)
                                5. Various Times (Live In Los Angeles)
                                6. Stepping Out (Live In Los Angeles)
                                7. Your Heart Out (Live In Los Angeles)
                                8. Dice Man (Live In Los Angeles)
                                9. Spectre Vs Rector (Live In Los Angeles)
                                10. Choc Stock (Live In Los Angeles)
                                11. Muzorewi's Daughter (Live In Los Angeles)

                                The Fall

                                Live At The Witch Trials

                                  The first full-length album of The Fall, Live At The Witch Trials, is not actually a live album. Emerging out of a two-day studio session at Camden Sound in North West London during a sickly December of 1978, Witch Trials amounts to the sinister foundation of the band's diverse sound. Every song explores drastically different styles and wild terrain, leaving much to decipher over its eleven tracks. 



                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  CD:

                                  Disc: 1
                                  1. Frightened
                                  2. Crap Rap 2/Like To Blow
                                  3. Rebellious Jukebox
                                  4. No Xmas For John Quays
                                  5. Mother-Sister!
                                  6. Industrial Estate
                                  7. Underground Medecin
                                  8. Two Steps Back
                                  9. Live At The Witch Trials
                                  10. Futures And Pasts
                                  11. Music Scene

                                  Disc: 2
                                  1. Bingo Master's Break-Out!
                                  2. Psycho Mafia
                                  3. Repetition
                                  4. It's The New Thing
                                  5. Various Times (Extended Version)
                                  6. Dresden Dolls (Home Rehearsals From Dresden Dolls Bootleg Single)
                                  7. Psycho Mafia (Home Rehearsals From Dresden Dolls Bootleg Single)
                                  8. Industrial Estate (Home Rehearsals From Dresden Dolls Bootleg Single)
                                  9. Stepping Out (Live From Short Circuit: Live At The Electric Circus)
                                  10. Last Orders (Live From Short Circuit: Live At The Electric Circus)
                                  11. Rebellious Jukebox (John Peel Session)
                                  12. Mother - Sister! (John Peel Session)
                                  13. Industrial Estate (John Peel Session)
                                  14. Futures And Pasts (John Peel Session)
                                  15. Put Away (John Peel Session)
                                  16. Mess Of My (John Peel Session)
                                  17. No Xmas For John Key (John Peel Session)
                                  18. Like To Blow (John Peel Session)

                                  Disc: 3
                                  1. Like To Blow (Live 1978)
                                  2. Stepping Out (Live 1978)
                                  3. Two Steps Back (Live 1978)
                                  4. Mess Of My (Live 1978)
                                  5. It's The New Thing (Live 1978)
                                  6. Various Times (Live 1978)
                                  7. Bingo-Master's Break-Out! (Live 1978)
                                  8. Frightened (Live 1978)
                                  9. Industrial Estate (Live 1978)
                                  10. Psycho Mafia (Live 1978)
                                  11. Music Scene (Live 1978)
                                  12. Mother-Sister! (Live 1978)

                                  The Fall

                                  Medicine For The Masses - The Rough Trade Singles

                                    This box set showcases the four classic 7” singles that The Fall released on the Rough Trade label in the early 1980s, all of which characterised their abrasive, repetitive guitar-driven sound, tense bass and drum rhythms and Smith's caustic lyrics. This beautifully packaged box set contains coloured vinyl re-mastered versions of all four Rough Trade 7” singles plus a set of 4 button badges each featuring a key element from the front cover of the four single sleeves.

                                    The Fall

                                    Bend Sinister / The 'Domesday' Pay-Off Triad-Plus!

                                      Beggars Arkive reissue The Fall’s ninth studio album, Bend Sinister, originally released in 1986. This edition is titled Bend Sinister/The 'Domesday' Pay-Off Triad-Plus!

                                      It was the last of three albums in a row produced by John Leckie and was named after a dystopian novel by Vladimir Nabokov.

                                      After the universal acclaim for the previous year’s This Nation’s Saving Grace, Bend Sinister often stands in its predecessor’s shadow. It is a dark, brooding album made at the height of the group’s Beggars Banquet years and many people include this at the top of the list of favourite Fall albums.

                                      From Bend Sinister, “Mr. Pharmacist” is a lurching instalment in pop music’s ongoing conversation with drug dealers, illicit and otherwise. Actually a cover of 1960s garage-rockers the Other Half, it’s also a demonstration of how the Fall’s relatively unchanging style could bolster other people’s songs. – PITCHFORK

                                      “Part musical hypnotist, part ranting madman, Smith was a singular figure in post-punk. His Mancunian accent, dry witticisms and plays on words were one of the Fall’s most constant characteristics. Their songs were odysseys into his ever-verbose psyche, marked by repetitive rhythms and melodies.” – ROLLING STONE

                                      “At various points in the band’s four-decade career, the Fall might sound like punk, hard rock, psychedelia, funk, blues-rock, jazz-rock, electropop or sheer noise. “If it’s me and your granny on bongos, it’s the Fall,” Mr. Smith once declared. The BBC disc jockey John Peel, an early and steadfast supporter, said of the Fall that ‘they are always different, they are always the same.’” - THE NEW YORK TIMES

                                      "Mark E Smith’s group of psychedelic post-punks rank as one of the most visionary, singular British bands of all time.” -THE GUARDIAN

                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                      Darryl says: Originally released in 1986, one year after the highly celebrated ‘This Nations Saving Grace’, ‘Bend Sinister’ was a darker brooding album, but had the Brix pop sensibility to counteract Mark E. Smith’s caustic vocals. Still highly regarded by Fall fans to this day, this was MES and his band hitting their creative peak. Reissued as a double disc edition with a plethora of bonus material.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      LP TRACK LISTING:
                                      A1. R.O.D.
                                      A2. Dktr. Faustus
                                      A3. Shoulder Pads 1#
                                      A4. Mr. Pharmacist
                                      A5. Gross Chapel – British Grenadiers
                                      B1. U.S. 80’s – 90’s
                                      B2. Terry Waite Sez
                                      B3. Bournemouth Runner
                                      B4. Riddler!
                                      B5. Shoulder Pads 2#
                                      C1. Living Too Late (From The Living Too Late Single)
                                      C2. Hot Aftershave Bop (From The Living Too Late Single)
                                      C3. Lucifer Over Lancashire (From The Mr.Pharmacist Single)
                                      C4. Auto Tech Pilot (From The Mr.Pharmacist Single)
                                      D1. Hey! Luciani (from The Hey! Luciani Single)
                                      D2. Entitled (from The Hey! Luciani Single)
                                      D3. Shoulder Pads #1b (from The Hey! Luciani Single)
                                      D4. Living Too Long (From The Living Too Late Single)

                                      CD TRACK LISTING:
                                      1-1. R.O.D.
                                      1-2. Dktr. Faustus
                                      1-3. Shoulder Pads 1#
                                      1-4. Mr. Pharmacist
                                      1-5. Gross Chapel – British Grenadiers
                                      1-6. U.S. 80’s – 90’s
                                      1-7. Terry Waite Sez
                                      1-8. Bournemouth Runner
                                      1-9. Riddler!
                                      1-10. Shoulder Pads 2#
                                      2-1. Living Too Late (Remastered/from The Living Too Late Single)
                                      2-2. Hot Aftershave Bop (Remastered/from The Living Too Late Single)
                                      2-3. Lucifer Over Lancashire (Remastered/from The Mr.Pharmacist Single)
                                      2-4. Auto Tech Pilot (Remastered/from The Mr.Pharmacist Single)
                                      2-5. Hey! Luciani (Remastered/from The Hey! Luciani Single)
                                      2-6. Entitled (Remastered/from The Hey! Luciani Single)
                                      2-7. Shoulder Pads #1b (Remastered/from The Hey! Luciani Single)
                                      2-8. Living Too Long (Remastered/from The Living Too Late Single)
                                      2-9. R. O. D (Peel Session, June 29 1986)
                                      2-10. Gross Chapel – British Grenadiers (Peel Session, June 29 1986)
                                      2-11. U. S. 80s – 90s (Peel Session, June 29 1986)
                                      2-12. Hot Aftershave Bop (Peel Session, June 29 1986)
                                      2.13. Luciani (Original Version, Previously Unreleased)
                                      2.14. DKTR. Faustus (Rough Mix, Previously Unreleased)
                                      2.15. Terry Waite Sez (Yellow 2 Mix, Previously Unreleased)
                                      2.16. Lucifer Over Lancashire (Abbey Road Take 2, Previously Unreleased)
                                      2.17. Entitled (Abbey Road Take 2, Previously Unreleased)
                                      2.18. Town And Country Hobgoblins (Live, From The Bend Sinister Cassette Release)

                                      The Fall

                                      Mark E Smith’s Personal Holiday Tony Tapes

                                        A mixture of Live and Studio out-takes that have never been out on vinyl before. Gatefold Sleeve, 180 gm Orange Vinyl. About five or six years ago Mark E Smith and I were going through some old audio recordings of The Fall both studio live and he invented a character called Holiday Tony who he said should be the person who should come round and listen to the tapes with us. He made a phone call to me telling me Holiday Tony lived in Prestwich and went to Blackpool on his holidays once a year with an old brown suitcase with recordings of The Fall inside. I even got a letter off Mark telling me when it was ok for Holiday Tony to go round and see him. Another idea of Mark’s about three years ago was to do a vinyl as a Non Record Store Day release in the weeks before Record Store Day and that every track should just be called The Holiday Tony Tapes. So here is the album. 

                                        The Fall

                                        58 Golden Greats: 3CD Boxset

                                          The expanded 3-CD follow up to the iconic now out of print 50,000 Fall Fans Can’t be Wrong compilation, now features songs right up to the groups last album. Compiled and annotated by long time Fall aficionado Daryl Easlea from across all the labels the band has appeared on. The booklet designed by long time Fall designer Becky Stewart contains a track by track overview. Mastered by Andy Pearce from the best sources available. Formed in Manchester in 1976, Fall were a seminal English post-punk group. The group existed in some form from that point on, built around its founder and only constant member, the late, great Mark E. Smith. Initially associated with the punk movement of the late 1970s, the group's music underwent stylistic changes over the years, but was always characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics. This compilation is ideal for anyone wanting to discover the weird and wonderful world of the Fall. "They are always different; they are always the same." 

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Disc: 1
                                          1. Repetition
                                          2. Rebellious Jukebox
                                          3. Industrial Estate
                                          4. Rowche Rumble
                                          5. Fiery Jack
                                          6. How I Wrote 'Elastic Man'
                                          7. Totally Wired
                                          8. New Face In Hell
                                          9. Prole Art Threat
                                          10. Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul
                                          11. The Classical
                                          12. Hip Priest
                                          13. Joker Hysterical Face
                                          14. The Man Whose Head Expanded
                                          15. Kicker Conspiracy
                                          16. Eat Y'self Fitter
                                          17. Oh! Brother
                                          18. C.R.E.E.P.

                                          Disc: 2
                                          1. No Bulbs
                                          2. Cruiser's Creek
                                          3. Spoilt Victorian Child
                                          4. Us 80's-90's
                                          5. Mr Pharmacist
                                          6. Living Too Late
                                          7. Hey Luciani
                                          8. There's A Ghost In My House
                                          9. Hit The North
                                          10. Carry Bag Man
                                          11. Victoria
                                          12. Big New Prinz
                                          13. Dead Beat Descendant
                                          14. Telephone Thing
                                          15. High Tension Line
                                          16. Free Range
                                          17. Why Are People Grudgeful?
                                          18. Lost In Music
                                          19. Behind The Counter
                                          20. M5
                                          21. Feeling Numb

                                          Disc: 3
                                          1. The Chiselers
                                          2. Powder Keg
                                          3. Masquerade
                                          4. Touch Sensitive
                                          5. Dr Buck's Letter
                                          6. Hollow Mind
                                          7. Susan Vs Youthclub
                                          8. Mountain Energei
                                          9. Theme From Sparta Fc # 2
                                          10. Blindness
                                          11. Reformation (Uncut)
                                          12. Wolf Kidult Man
                                          13. Bury!
                                          14. Greenway
                                          15. Sir William Wray
                                          16. The Remainderer
                                          17. Venice With The Girls
                                          18. Wise Ol' Man
                                          19. New Facts Emerge

                                          The Fall

                                          Levitate - Expanded Edition

                                            “Levitate” is the Fall’s 19th album originally released in 1997 on Artful Records. It has been out of print for a number of year snow and is much sought after by fans It’s the last album to feature two long-time Fall members, drummer Karl Burns and bass player Steve Hanley (whose playing was once described by Smith as the defining element of the group's music). The album was initially going to be produced by Keir Stewart and Simon Spencer (who previously collaborated with Smith under the moniker D.O.S.E. on the 1995 single ‘Plug Myself In’). Most of the recordings took place at Edwyn Collins’ studio in West Hampstead. However, Stewart and Spencer soon fell out with Smith over payments and left after a week, taking most of the tapes with them. The only tracks from these sessions to make the album were "4½ Inch" (allegedly edited out of samples of a rehearsal recording), ‘Spencer’, later re-dubbed by Smith as ‘Spencer Must Die’, and ‘The Quartet of Doc Shanley’.

                                            The Fall

                                            45 84 89 A-Sides

                                              Originally released in 1990, the seventeen songs collected here come from The Fall’s Brix Smith era, aka “the golden era of Fall releases.” This is a perfect introduction to the band, and as legendary critic Robert Christgau said, it’s “The only Fall record any normal person need own”.

                                              The band’s legendary and notorious frontman Mark E. Smith passed away earlier this year at the age of 60. The band’s output since they formed at the height of the punk rock movement in Manchester in 1976 was prolific to say the least. It’s hard to be exact, but in their four decades, The Fall released 31 studio albums, 5 part-studio/part live albums, 32 live albums, 40 compilations, and Mark E. Smith also released two spoken word albums. Another high number is that of former members of The Fall. There were over 60 different band members over the years. Their high volume of quality work over the last 40+ years had an enormous influence which was extolled greatly after his death.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1. Oh! Brother
                                              2. C.R.E.E.P.
                                              3. No Bulbs 3
                                              4. Rollin’ Dany
                                              5. Couldn’t Get Ahead
                                              6. Cruisers Creek
                                              7. L.A.
                                              8. Living Too Late
                                              9. Hit The North Part 1
                                              10. Mr. Pharmacist
                                              11. Hey! Luciani
                                              12. There’s A Ghost In My House
                                              13. Victoria
                                              14. Big New Prinz
                                              15. Wrong Place, Right Time No. 2
                                              16. Jerusalem
                                              17. Dead Beat Descendant

                                              Morrissey

                                              All The Young People Must Fall In Love (Bob Clearmountain Mix) / Rose Garden (Live At The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville)

                                                All the Young People Must Fall in Love (Bob Clearmountain Mix) / Rose Garden (Live at The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville) is the fourth 7" release from Morrissey's album 'Low In High School'. Low in High School is Morrissey’s first studio album since 2014 and was recorded at La Fabrique Studios in France and in Rome at Ennio Morricone’s Forum Studios. The record is produced by Joe Chiccarelli (who has worked with Frank Zappa, The Strokes, Beck and The White Stripes to name a few). Morrissey’s talent for combining political statements and beautiful melodies is more prevalent than ever on Low in High-School, capturing the zeitgeist of an ever-changing world.

                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                Andy says: A jaunty, handclapping sing-a-long vibe belies this song's deeper message of love inspite of the chaos all around us.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                Side A
                                                1. All The Young People Must Fall In Love (Bob Clearmountain Mix)

                                                Side B
                                                1. Rose Garden (Live At The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville)

                                                The Fall

                                                Singles 1978-2016: 3CD Boxset

                                                  The Fall is an English post-punk band, formed in Manchester in 1976. The band has existed in some form ever since, and is essentially built around its founder and only constant member Mark E. Smith. Initially associated with the punk movement of the late 1970s, the group's music has gone through several stylistic changes over the years, characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, and is always underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics. The band is noted for its prolific output: as of autumn 2017 they have released over 32 studio albums, and more than triple that counting live albums and other releases. This collection features all the A-sides recorded across a multitude of labels: Step Forward, Rough Trade, Kamera, Beggars Banquet, Cog Sinister, Permanent, Artful, Action… oh, and Cherry Red! We got the lot!

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Disc: 1
                                                  1. Bingo-Master
                                                  2. It's The New Thing
                                                  3. Rowche Rumble
                                                  4. Fiery Jack
                                                  5. How I Wrote 'Elastic Man'
                                                  6. Totally Wired
                                                  7. Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul
                                                  8. Look, Know
                                                  9. The Man Whose Head Expanded
                                                  10. Kicker Conspiracy
                                                  11. Marquis Cha-Chaâ
                                                  12. Oh! Brother
                                                  13. C.R.E.E.P.
                                                  14. Draygo's Guilt
                                                  15. Couldn't Get Ahead
                                                  16. Cruiser's Creek

                                                  Disc: 2
                                                  1. Living Too Late
                                                  2. Mr. Pharmacist
                                                  3. Hey! Luciani
                                                  4. There's A Ghost In My House
                                                  5. Hit The North Part 1
                                                  6. Victoria
                                                  7. Jerusalem
                                                  8. Cab It Up
                                                  9. Telephone Thing
                                                  10. Popcorn Double Feature
                                                  11. White Lightning
                                                  12. High Tension Line
                                                  13. Free Range
                                                  14. Ed's Babe
                                                  15. Why Are People Grudgeful?
                                                  16. Behind The Counter
                                                  17. 15 Ways
                                                  18. The Chiselers

                                                  Disc: 3
                                                  1. Masquerade
                                                  2. Touch Sensitive
                                                  3. F-'Oldin' Money
                                                  4. Rude (All The Time)
                                                  5. Susan Vs Youthclub
                                                  6. (We Wish You) A Protein Christmas
                                                  7. Theme From Sparta F.C. #2
                                                  8. Distilled Mug Art (Mix 15)
                                                  9. I Can Hear The Grass Grow
                                                  10. Reformation! (Uncut)
                                                  11. Slippy Floor (Mark Mix)
                                                  12. Bury! #2+4
                                                  13. Laptop Dog
                                                  14. Victrola Time
                                                  15. Sir William Wray (Single Mix)
                                                  16. The Remainderer
                                                  17. Wise Ol Man

                                                  The Fall

                                                  Singles 1978-2016: Deluxe 7CD Boxset

                                                    The Fall is an English post-punk band, formed in Manchester in 1976. The band has existed in some form ever since, and is essentially built around its founder and only constant member Mark E. Smith. Initially associated with the punk movement of the late 1970s, the group's music has gone through several stylistic changes over the years, characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, and is always underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics. The band is noted for its prolific output: as of autumn 2017 they have released over 32 studio albums, and more than triple that counting live albums and other releases. This is the first collection of all the Fall singles recorded across a multitude of labels: Step Forward, Rough Trade, Kamera, Beggars Banquet, Cog Sinister, Permanent, Artful, Action… oh, and Cherry Red! We got the lot! Lovingly compiled here in a 7-CD box set with a full illustrated discography by renowned Fall expert Conway Paton. The discs have been re-mastered by Fall engineer Andy Pearce and come with a newly designed book in a box.

                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                    Barry says: Remember the 'Manchester North Of England' box set? Well, it was our top box set of the whole wide year, and it was made by Cherry Red, as is this. I assume you're following me, if not i'll say this. It's STUNNINGLY presented, and the content on it is obviously no less than seminal. An absolute essential.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    Disc: 1
                                                    1. Bingo-Master
                                                    2. It's The New Thing
                                                    3. Rowche Rumble
                                                    4. Fiery Jack
                                                    5. How I Wrote 'Elastic Man'
                                                    6. Totally Wired
                                                    7. Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul
                                                    8. Look, Know
                                                    9. The Man Whose Head Expanded
                                                    10. Kicker Conspiracy
                                                    11. Marquis Cha-Chaâ
                                                    12. Oh! Brother
                                                    13. C.R.E.E.P.
                                                    14. Draygo's Guilt
                                                    15. Couldn't Get Ahead
                                                    16. Cruiser's Creek

                                                    Disc: 2
                                                    1. Living Too Late
                                                    2. Mr. Pharmacist
                                                    3. Hey! Luciani
                                                    4. There's A Ghost In My House
                                                    5. Hit The North Part 1
                                                    6. Victoria
                                                    7. Jerusalem
                                                    8. Cab It Up
                                                    9. Telephone Thing
                                                    10. Popcorn Double Feature
                                                    11. White Lightning
                                                    12. High Tension Line
                                                    13. Free Range
                                                    14. Ed's Babe
                                                    15. Why Are People Grudgeful?
                                                    16. Behind The Counter
                                                    17. 15 Ways
                                                    18. The Chiselers

                                                    Disc: 3
                                                    1. Masquerade
                                                    2. Touch Sensitive
                                                    3. F-'Oldin' Money
                                                    4. Rude (All The Time)
                                                    5. Susan Vs Youthclub
                                                    6. (We Wish You) A Protein Christmas
                                                    7. Theme From Sparta F.C. #2
                                                    8. Distilled Mug Art (Mix 15)
                                                    9. I Can Hear The Grass Grow
                                                    10. Reformation! (Uncut)
                                                    11. Slippy Floor (Mark Mix)
                                                    12. Bury! #2+4
                                                    13. Laptop Dog
                                                    14. Victrola Time
                                                    15. Sir William Wray (Single Mix)
                                                    16. The Remainderer
                                                    17. Wise Ol Man

                                                    Disc: 4
                                                    1. Psycho Mafia
                                                    2. Repetition
                                                    3. Various Times
                                                    4. In My Area
                                                    5. 2nd Dark Age
                                                    6. Psykick Dancehall #2
                                                    7. City Hobgoblins
                                                    8. Putta Block
                                                    9. Fantastic Life
                                                    10. I'm Into C.B.
                                                    11. Ludd Gang
                                                    12. Wings
                                                    13. Room To Live
                                                    14. God-Box
                                                    15. O! Brother

                                                    Disc: 5
                                                    1. Pat-Trip Dispenser
                                                    2. C.R.E.E.P
                                                    3. Clear Off
                                                    4. No Bulbs
                                                    5. Rollin' Dany
                                                    6. Petty (Thief) Loutâ
                                                    7. L.A.
                                                    8. Vixen
                                                    9. Hot Aftershave Bop
                                                    10. Living Too Long
                                                    11. Lucifer Over Lancashire
                                                    12. Auto Tech Pilot
                                                    13. Entitled
                                                    14. Shoulder Pads #1b

                                                    Disc: 6
                                                    1. Haf Found Bormann
                                                    2. Hit The North Part 2
                                                    3. Tuff Life Booogie
                                                    4. Acid Priest 2088
                                                    5. Dead Beat Descendant
                                                    6. British People In Hot Weather
                                                    7. Butterflies 4 Brains
                                                    8. Zandra
                                                    9. Blood Outta Stone
                                                    10. Xmas With Simon
                                                    11. Everything Hurtz
                                                    12. Pumpkin Head Xscapes
                                                    13. Glam Racket
                                                    14. War
                                                    15. Hey! Student
                                                    16. The $500 Bottle Of Wine
                                                    17. Chilinist
                                                    18. Masquerade (Pwl Mix)
                                                    19. Touch Sensitive (Dance Mix)
                                                    20. Antidote

                                                    Disc: 7
                                                    1. Perfect Day (New Version)
                                                    2. I Wake Up In The City
                                                    3. Janet Vs Johnny
                                                    4. (We Are) Mod Mock Goth
                                                    5. My Ex Classmate's Kids (Live)
                                                    6. I Wake Up In The City (Mix 5)
                                                    7. Clasp Hands
                                                    8. Over Over (Rough Mix)
                                                    9. Hot Cake - Part 2
                                                    10. Cowboy Gregori
                                                    11. Cosmos 7
                                                    12. Monocard (Lunatic Mix)
                                                    13. Taking Off (Live)
                                                    14. Jetplane
                                                    15. Hittite Man (Single Mix)
                                                    16. Amorator!
                                                    17. All Leave Cancelled

                                                    The Fall

                                                    New Facts Emerge

                                                      • July 2017 sees the new album by the Fall – their first since Sub Lingual Tablet in 2015 – containing 11 new tracks recorded at various studios in the UK and produced in conjunction with Mark E Smith.

                                                      • The band, now in their 41st year, have proven a major influence to many a band in both the UK and around the world (bands such as Pavement, Hole and even Faith No More).

                                                      • New Facts Emerge is their third studio album for Cherry Red and adds to the list of over 100 live and studio albums released by the band over the years.

                                                      • Formed in 1976 by Mark E Smith, the band has gone through numerous line ups but retain a consistency that many other bands would envy.



                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      DISC 1
                                                      1. SEGUE - THE FALL
                                                      2. FOL DE ROL - THE FALL
                                                      3. BRILLO DE FACTO - THE FALL
                                                      4. VICTORIA TRAIN STATION MASSACRE - THE FALL
                                                      5. NEW FACTS EMERGE - THE FALL
                                                      6. COUPLE VS JOBLESS MID 30'S - THE FALL

                                                      DISC 2
                                                      1. SECOND HOUSE NOW - THE FALL
                                                      2. O! ZZTRRK MAN - THE FALL
                                                      3. GIBBUS GIBSON - THE FALL
                                                      4. GROUNDSBOY AND THE TWO AMENDMENTS - THE FALL
                                                      5. NINE OUT OF TEN - THE FALL

                                                      A delicate collection of songs for meditation on spiritual struggle, The Leaves Fall is a window into the parallel reality of Justin Carter. Centered on his intimate vocals, pointed with hints of Arthur Russell and John Martyn; the eight tracks are buttressed by warm acoustic guitars, vibraphones, organs and flourished with modern production. They are familiar but distant, like ghosts living in the present. Carter grew up in a country house in rural North Carolina, a place with a pecan tree and abandoned train tracks in the front yard. On long car rides from home to his dadʼs work as a school teacher, his ears were filled with the prog of Yes, the vocals of Al Jarreau and the complexity of Christopher Parkeningʼs take on Bach. It was his father, who himself has moonlighted as a guitar player and songwriter for nearly 50 years, that taught Carter to sing and play in his early teens.

                                                      The Leaves Fall was written on and off over the course of about five years, a secret to most. Carter is more familiar, alongside Eamon Harkin, as co-founder of popular New York parties Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday, and their label offshoot, Mister Saturday Night Records. As the Mister thrived, his songwriting continued to tick along in the background, days and weeks stolen here and there to write and record in various locations – from remote studios in the Catskills to basements in Venice Beach.

                                                      The album features Jason Lindner, pianist on Bowie's final masterpiece, Blackstar; cello from Archie Pelago's Greg Heffernan; and programming by LIES Records and The Trilogy Tapes producer Marcos Cabral. It was mixed by Benjamin Tierney, who also worked his magic on Kamasi Washington's The Epic. It finds its context in the world of Planetarium, a new listening session established by Carter and his Mister Saturday Night DJ partner, Eamon Harkin, where live music is mixed amongst hours of records to create an immersive, communal listening experience focused on quality hi-fi sound in non-traditional spaces; the album will presented in this manner when toured.

                                                      “Nothing makes me happier than to see people letting go. My ambition in all my creative work is to make moments where that can happen. As a DJ, I use othersʼ music to create those moments, but itʼs always been in me to make my own music for that purpose. After twenty-five years of writing music for myself, it makes me really happy to have something to share with others.” - Justin Carter

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. Great Destroyer
                                                      2. Infinite Pieces
                                                      3. Know It All
                                                      4. With The Old Breed
                                                      5. The Island
                                                      6. What Can You Tell Your Children About Hope?
                                                      7. Leaves
                                                      8. A Presence

                                                      Various Artists

                                                      Wake Up You! Vol. 2 - The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music (1972-1977)

                                                      2xLP /  CD comes packaged with a hard cover 100 page colour book, filled with incredible photos and words by Nigerian music historian Uchenna Ikonne ('Who Is William Onyeabor?'). 

                                                      The Western world was in the throes of peace, love and flower power as Nigeria descended into Civil War in 1967. The rock scene that developed during the following three years of bloodshed and destruction would come to heal the country, propagate the world-wide ideal of the Modern Nigerian, and propel Fela to stardom after conflict ended in 1970. 'Wake Up You!' tells the story of this time, pays homage to these now-forgotten musicians and their struggle, and brings to light the funk and psychedelic fury they created as they wrested free of the ravages of the late 1960s and created thrilling, original Nigerian rock music throughout the 1970s.

                                                      Presented in two volumes, each in a 100 page book full of never-seen photos along with detailed liner notes by Nigerian musicologist and researcher Uchenna Ikonne ('Who Is William Onyeabor?'), with all tracks fully licensed from the bands themselves. 

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      Theodore Nemy - Come Back
                                                      Funkees - Slipping Into Darkness
                                                      Hykkers - I Want A Break Thru
                                                      The Hygrades - In The Jungle (Vocal)
                                                      Shadow Abraham W/ Monomono Friends – Babalawo
                                                      Waves - Wake Up You
                                                      War-Head Constriction - Shower Of Stone
                                                      Question Mark – Love
                                                      Action 13 - Set Me Free
                                                      Jay U Experience - Baby Rock
                                                      The Doves - Flying Bird
                                                      Kukumbas - Awa Lani Arawa
                                                      The Believers - Life Will Move
                                                      Tony Grey & The Black 7
                                                      Ceejebs - Life In Cannan
                                                      The Identicals - Who Made The World.

                                                      Various Artists

                                                      Wake Up You! Vol. 1 - The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music (1972-1977)

                                                      The CD Comes Packaged In A 104 Page Full Color Book, Filled With Incredible Photos And Words By Noted Expert On Nigerian Music, Uchenna Ikonne. The Western world was in the throes of peace, love and flower power as Nigeria descended into Civil War in 1967. The rock scene that developed during the following three years of bloodshed and destruction would come to heal the country, propagate the world-wide ideal of the Modern Nigerian, and propel Fela to stardom after conflict ended in 1970. Wake Up You! tells the story of this time, pays homage to these now-forgotten musicians and their struggle, and brings to light the funk and psychedelic fury they created as they wrested free of the ravages of the late 1960s and created thrilling, original Nigerian rock music throughout the 1970s. The CD will be presented in two volumes, each in a 104 page book full of never-seen photos along with detailed liner notes by Nigerian musicologist and researcher Uchenna Ikonne (Who Is William Onyeabor?), with all tracks fully licensed from the bands themselves. 

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      Formulars Dance Band - Never Never Let Me Down
                                                      The Hygrades - Keep On Moving
                                                      Ify Jerry Krusade - Everybody Likes Something Good
                                                      The Hyrades - In The Jungle (Instrumental)
                                                      The Strangers - Onye Ije
                                                      The Hykkers - Stone The Flower
                                                      The Funkees - Baby I Need You, Waves - Mothers
                                                      Ofo The Black Company - Beautiful Daddy
                                                      War-Head Construction Graceful Bird
                                                      The Magnificent Zenians - Ije Udo
                                                      The Apostles - Never Too Late
                                                      Aktion - Groove The Funk, Wrinkar Experience - Ballad Of A Sad Woman
                                                      The Founders 15 - I Can't Be Satisfied
                                                      Tirogo – Float, Question Mark - Scram Out
                                                      PRO - Tell Me.

                                                      David Bowie

                                                      The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars - 180 Gram Vinyl Edition

                                                        Originally released through RCA Victor on 6th June 1972, Ziggy Stardust was David Bowie’s fifth album, co-produced by Bowie and Ken Scott. Incredibly, the album was written whilst Bowie was recording 1971’s Hunky Dory album, with recording beginning a couple of months before that album’s release. It was recorded at Trident Studios, London between 8th November 1971 and 4th February 1972, with the line up: Mick Ronson (guitar, piano, backing vocals, string arrangements), Trevor Bolder (bass), Mick Woodmansey (drums), Rick Wakeman (keyboards) and backing vocals on ‘It Ain’t Easy’ by Dana Gillespie. As well as performing vocals, Bowie also played acoustic guitar, saxophone and harpsichord on the album and was involved in the arrangements too.

                                                        The album eventually peaked at #5 on the UK Album Chart on 22nd July having entered the chart at #15 on 1st July. Key to the album’s rise in the UK were the two TV performances of “Starman” on Granada TV’s Lift Off With Ayshea and nationally on the BBC’s Top Of The Pops. The album’s influence is immeasurable – it converted legions of fans, becoming the zeitgeist and a major influence on the next generation, particular those who were involved in the punk movement – musicians, artists, designers – and the subsequent re-birth of rock and pop.

                                                        Famously Bowie killed Ziggy at his peak at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, on July 3rd, 1973, though Ziggy Stardust’s influence was to redefine popular culture forever: pop music was never the same again.

                                                        The Fall

                                                        Wise Ol' Man EP

                                                          This 7 track EP features new tracks, remixes and alternate takes of songs from last year’s Sub-Lingual Tablet LP along with a reworking of ‘’No Xmas For John Quays.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1: Wise Ol' Man (Edit)
                                                          2: All Leave Cancelled
                                                          3: Dedication (Remix)
                                                          4: Wise Ol' Man (Instrumental)
                                                          5: Venice With Girls
                                                          6: Face Book Troll / No Xmas For John Quay
                                                          7: All Leave Cancelled (X)

                                                          Hugh Cornwell

                                                          The Fall And Rise Of Hugh Cornwell

                                                          The first ever Anthology of his post-Stranglers career.

                                                          Since leaving The Stranglers in 1990, Hugh Cornwell has made a series of well-received solo albums 25 years on from leaving the band, this album brings together 12 (super-high-quality remastered at Abbey Road) choice Cornwell classics taken from the fi rst 6 solo albums, plus one brand new studio recording, “Live It And Breathe It” (CD only) A solo acoustic tour of the UK in November 2015, will support the release of ‘The Fall And Rise Of Hugh Cornwell” and will feature many of the songs contained on the album, as well as some other fan favourites, and classics from his time with The Stranglers.

                                                          “New song “Live it and Breathe it has both bark and bite” - MOJO.
                                                          “Cornwell’s pop sensibility remains utterly intact” - Classic Rock.



                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1. Leave Me Alone
                                                          2. Beat Of My Heart
                                                          3. Hot Cat On Tin Roof
                                                          4. Break Of Dawn
                                                          5. Under Her Spell
                                                          6. First Bus To Babylon
                                                          7. Please Dont Put Me On A Slow Boat To Trowbridge
                                                          8. Lay Back On Me Pal
                                                          9. One Burning Desire
                                                          10. Cadiz
                                                          11. Long Dead Train
                                                          12. Get Involved
                                                          13. Live It And Breath It*

                                                          *Bonus Track For CD

                                                          The Fall

                                                          The Wonderful And Frightening Escape Route To The Fall

                                                            This contains the material from the two singles and the EP, Call For Escape Route, that the band released in 1984, which were also part of the extended cassette ver-sion of the original album. These were the remaining tracks recorded at the sessions.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1. Oh! Brother
                                                            2. God-Box
                                                            3. C.r.e.e.p.
                                                            4. Pat - Trip Dispenser
                                                            6. No Bulbs 3
                                                            7. Slang King 2
                                                            8. Draygo's Guilt
                                                            9. Clear Off
                                                            10. No Bulbs

                                                            The Fall

                                                            Schtick - Yarbles Revisited

                                                              Available for the first time on vinyl, this collection compiles the singles released around This Nation’s Saving Grace and includes 5 tracks from the bands’ 1985 BBC Peel sessions. Also included is the track “Ma Riley” which made its debut on the CD box set in 2011.

                                                              The Fall

                                                              This Nation's Saving Grace - Remastered Vinyl

                                                                Originally released in 1985, their 8th album is one of The Fall’s most loved releases and is often hailed as one of the greatest albums of the 1980s. Drawing from the well of primal rock ‘n’ roll, the band play with muscular spontaneity and inspiration to create music that still sounds unique and challenging, especially against today’s anodyne imitations of Rock and ‘guitar music’.

                                                                This LP has also been mastered from HD files.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                LP:
                                                                A1. Mansion
                                                                A2. Bombast
                                                                A3. Barmy
                                                                A4. What You Need
                                                                A5. Spoilt Victorian Child
                                                                A6. L.A.

                                                                B1. Gut Of The Quantifier
                                                                B2. My New House
                                                                B3. Paintwork
                                                                B4. I Am Damo Suzuki
                                                                B5. To Nkroachment: Yarbles

                                                                The Free Fall Band

                                                                The Münster Sights

                                                                  The Free Fall Band are five very young timeless pop creators bursting with melody and sublime choruses, hailing from Mataró, a village north Barcelona.

                                                                  ‘Elephants Never Forget’ was the band’s debut album, produced by Miqui Puig and released on LAV Records. The record sums up The Free Fall Band perfectly: echoes of The Beatles, Jonathan Richman, The Shins, The Zombies… fun and emotion in equal measure, carefully assembled arrangements and a youthful image.

                                                                  2013 put them at the forefront of Spanish pop, thanks to landmark moments such as their performance at the Primavera Sound Festival and supporting Rodriguez in Barcelona. They also released their first step on El Segell del Primavera, an EP with covers of The Strokes, Violent Femmes, New Order, Booker T. & The MGs and Jonathan Richman.

                                                                  And now their second album arrives. It’s called ‘The Münster Sights’ and shows the band in another level: the songs reflect a band that have been playing and growing as musicians. The album was produced by Darren Hayman (he used to play in Hefner and has a long and amazing solo career) and engineered by Giles Barrett (from London popsters Tigercats), a perfect choice for The Free Fall Band as they’ve long been fans of both musicians. As a result ‘The Münster Sights’ sounds richer and fatter than their previous efforts and contains such great numbers as ‘Fontana’ and ‘I Want To Know’.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  I Want To Know
                                                                  City Of Raleigh
                                                                  Fontana
                                                                  Look At Me Run, Dear
                                                                  Lonesome Cowboy, Solitary Peggy Sue
                                                                  Oh, What An Awkward Day
                                                                  By Your Window
                                                                  Every Man
                                                                  The Barbershop
                                                                  A Friend’s Homecoming
                                                                  The Münster Sights

                                                                  The Free Fall Band

                                                                  Songs Our Days Pass Along Vol. 1

                                                                    The Free Fall Band are five very young timeless pop creators bursting with melody and sublime choruses. They appeared out of nowhere three years ago from the Maresme. They quickly gained recognition: finalists of the Demoscópicas de Mondo Sonoro or at the Villa de Bilbao (where they were the winners of the Pop Rock category in 2011) azzaldia de Donosti, Faraday, popArb… a series of achievements that led them to record their debut album, produced by Miqui Puig and released on LAV Records (co-released with Buenritmo).

                                                                    The record sums up The Free Fall Band perfectly: echoes of The Beatles, Jonathan Richman, The Shins, The Zombies…fun and emotion in equal measure, carefully assembled arrangements and a youthful image.

                                                                    2013 has put them at the forefront of national pop, thanks to landmark moments such as their performance at the Primavera Sound Festival and supporting Rodriguez in Barcelona. Before the year is out they will play at BAM and will also take part in the Primavera Sound Touring Party that will take them all around Spain.

                                                                    This next step is a mini album of covers (their first record on El Segell Del Primavera) that includes covers of The Strokes, Violent Femmes, New Order, Booker T & The MGs and Jonathan Richman.

                                                                    Their second album is planned for the beginning of 2014.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    ‘Love Vigilantes’ (New Order)
                                                                    ‘The Modern Age’ (The Strokes)
                                                                    ‘When We Refuse To Suffer’ (Jonathan Richman)
                                                                    ‘Green Onions’ (Booker T & The M.G.s)
                                                                    Violent Femmes Medley

                                                                    The Fall

                                                                    Live In San Francisco

                                                                    After what seemed like a very long, drunken, tense-with-anticipation waiting period, the moment is upon me. The band takes the stage, and immediately launches into a big-sounding version of The Joke. Mark bounds onto the stage and starts bellowing into the mic with intensity: "The Joke! Five years in a PC camp, the Joke!" "Ahh," I think, "they're not going to totally suck." This latest incarnation of the Fall includes three hard-working lads named Ben, Spencer, and Jim, who know their shit something fierce. This is an incredibly tight band that is gaining momentum at the expense of every amateurish musician ever to mistakenly step onto the stage. Mr. Smith himself was in fine form, prowling around the stage snarling lyrics into the mic and messing around with his bandmates' amps (but not too much - I have to stress that his behavior was fairly clean on this tour). He seemed to be on something besides straight-up "joie de vivre," but that is hardly an aberration. This man and his friends like to do drugs, and have done since the early days of the band in 1977. Whatever, it's rock and roll. What matters is the music, which was strong. The band was a juggernaut with a mad genius at the helm. Picture a massive battleship with wheels rolling over small towns with a mad banshee snarling and hurning invective down at those foolish enough to stand in the way. Mark E. Smith is an incredibly self-assured performer who exudes more charisma standing still than most lead singers do hopping around and climbing on things. The biggest stormer of the evening was "I Am Damo Suzuki," MES' tribute to one of his favorite bands, Can. One of the first lyrics, "and the drums....come in...and the drums they come in FAST" sent shivers down my spine as the drummer started bashing out the catchier-than-strep beat. In general, the set got faster, louder, and generally "more" towards the end. I think it was during the cover "Mr. Pharmacist" that the energy really started picking up. "Two Librans" off of the Unutterable was also pretty powerful--both because the massive guitar chord hook style of these songs suits the new band pretty well. So now for the $64 million question: are the Fall over? Even worse, were they over a long time ago? The answer, to anyone who is still paying attention, is resoundingly no. This band can fill the GAMH with people going nuts. They are a monument, but unlike other monuments, they continue to create. As Smith once barked, "Ours is not to look back, ours is to continue the crap!" Indeed.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    The Joke 
                                                                    Cyber Insekt 
                                                                    Two Librans 
                                                                    And Therein 
                                                                    Touch Sensitive 
                                                                    Crop-Dust 
                                                                    Bourgeois Town 
                                                                    Kick The Can > F-oldin' Money 
                                                                    Mr. Pharmacist 
                                                                    Sons Of Temperance
                                                                    My Ex-Classmates' Kids 
                                                                    Enigrammatic Dream 
                                                                    I Wake Up In The City
                                                                    Reprise:
                                                                    Jane - Prof Mick - Ey Bastardo 
                                                                    Way Round 
                                                                    I Am Damo Suzuki

                                                                    The Fall

                                                                    5 Albums - Box Set

                                                                      Drawing from the latter years of the Beggars Banquet recordings (1987-1989), this set features often overlooked albums and a compilation of singles and alternative takes.

                                                                      Out of all the late 70s punk and post punk bands, none were longer lived or more prolific than The Fall. Throughout their career, the band underwent myriad lineup changes, but at the centre of it all was vocalist Mark E. Smith. With his snarling, nearly incomprehensible vocals and consuming bitter cynicism, Smith became a cult legend in indie and alternative rock.

                                                                      Over the course of their career, The Fall went through a number of shifts in musical style, yet the foundation of their sound was a near-cacophonous jagged jumble of guitars, sing-speak vocals, and keyboards. During the late 70s and early 80s, the band were at their most abrasive and atonal.

                                                                      In 1984, Smith’s American wife Brix joined the band as a guitarist, bringing a stronger sense of pop melody to the group. By the mid 80s, the band’s British following was large enough to result in two UK Top 40 hits, but in essence, the group have always been a cult band; their music was always too abrasive and dense for the mainstream.

                                                                      ‘The Frenz Experiment’ reverts to the original vinyl version with bonus 7” tracks at the end.

                                                                      After the dark morass of ‘Bend Sinister’, the sound of 1988’s ‘Frenz Experiment’ comes as a bit of a shock. The arrangements are spare and broken down to the essentials, with the distorted guitars brought down low, and Wolstencroft’s drums high in the mix. Marcia Schofield had also joined the band to add keyboards. Their cover of The Kinks’ ‘Victoria’ marked The Fall’s first entry into the British charts, but also fitted in with Smith’s continuing explorations of Britain’s history and how it translates into issues of class identity.

                                                                      ‘I Am Kurious Oranj’ keeps the vinyl track sequence and adds bonus tracks and alternative mixes at the end.

                                                                      The last thing most Fall fans expected the group to do in 1988 was provide music for a ballet, but in fact this is what they did. Of course, it helped that the Michael Clark company of dancers were some of the most avant-garde at the time in Britain, inspired originally by The Fall’s ‘Hey! Luciani’ single.

                                                                      ‘Hit The North (Parts 1 - 6)’ includes all 6 released versions (four have never been on CD and one not even on vinyl) as well as an unreleased instrumental track (just in case you wanted more).

                                                                      ‘Singles 1987 - 1989’ is a new compilation of singles tracks and alternate / unreleased versions.

                                                                      ‘Seminal Live’ is a hybrid album, featuring 5 new studio songs followed by live recordings from 1988. This is sequenced as the original CD.

                                                                      Last Shop Standing

                                                                      The Rise, Fall And Rebirth Of The Independent Record Shop - Deluxe Edition

                                                                        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2013 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                        Deluxe Edition Of This Critically Acclaimed Film.

                                                                        Now With 74 Minutes Of Extras Including New And Extended Interviews.

                                                                        This is an independent film from an independent film company about independent record shops featuring music by independent bands completely financed by music fans and independent record labels.

                                                                        The film charts the rapid rise of record shops in the 1960's / 70s and 80's, the influence of the chart, the underhand deals, the demise of vinyl and rise of the CD as well as new technologies.

                                                                        The Fall

                                                                        Bend Sinister

                                                                          "Again working with John Leckie on production, the Fall's third Beggars album, Bend Sinister, was a distinctly down affair -- not that the Fall were ever a shiny happy band, of course, but both music and lyrics seemed like a darker corner to dwell in. Happily there was no worry that the Fall would ever go goth; one suspects Mark E. Smith would rather have his tongue removed. Still, opening track "R.O.D." makes for a distinctly lower-key start in comparison to recent leadoffs like "Lay of the Land" and "Bombast," almost sounding a bit like fellow Mancunian legends Joy Division, Smith's lyric his own depressing vision of a beast slouching toward Bethlehem. Leckie's production emphasizes space in the recording, while the band as a whole sounds generally more deliberate and understated, even Craig Scanlon's guitar not leaping quite as much to trebly life as is normally the case. Songs like "Gross Chapel - British Grenadiers" favor Steve Hanley's bass work as much as anything, while the almost industrial/hip-hop beat of "US 80's-90's" sets the tone for a glowering vision of the States from, as Smith puts it, "the big-shot original rapper." Elsewhere, there's Smith's vision of the eternal outsider comes to life once again -- "Shoulder Pads 1," a hardly disguised sneer against being surrounded by people who "can't tell Lou Reed from Doug Yule," for all that there's a slightly quirky arrangement thanks to Simon Rogers' keyboards. Still, there are certainly moments of sheer fun -- in keeping with the band's regular ear for good cover versions, this time around psych-era obscurities the Other Half get the nod with a brisk rip through the obvious drug references of "Mr. Pharmacist." Brix again shares vocal leads with Smith at various points, notably "Dktr. Faustus," a distinctly reworked version of that particular legend that turns into a frantic, audibly unhappy dance groove." - AllMusic.

                                                                          The Fall

                                                                          This Nation's Saving Grace

                                                                            "Feel the wrath of my Bombast!" exhorts Smith on this follow-up to their groundbreaking Wonderful and Frightening World of... the Fall, and this collection is ample proof of the pure confidence the group had at this time. Stompers like "Barmy," "What You Need," and the mighty "Gut of the Quantifier" are all led by Brix Smith's twanging lead hooks, filled by distorted guitars and bludgeoning drums, on top of which Smith rants with conviction. But it's the departures from this sound that mark the real interest here: The synth-driven "L.A." looks ahead to the Fall's experiments with electronica; "Paint Work" is an impressionist piece interrupted by Smith accidentally erasing over some of the track at home; and "I Am Damo Suzuki," a tribute to Can's lead singer, which borrows its arrangement from several of that group's songs. the Fall sound mysterious, down-to-earth, and hilarious all at the same time. The CD reissue adds the singles "Cruiser's Creek" and "Couldn't Get Ahead" as well as their B-sides making this an essential purchase." - AllMusic.

                                                                            The Fall

                                                                            Hip Priests And Kamerads

                                                                              "So named due to this being a collection of stuff released on the Kamera label, for a long time Hip Priests was the only way to listen to material from the mighty Hex Enduction Hour album, as well as Room to Live and related singles like "Lie Dream of a Casino Soul" and "Look, Know." For that reason alone it was a useful collection, though it was also flawed in that nearly everything was mastered for CD from vinyl, a harbinger of what would eventually happen in the late '90s with any number of early Fall reissues. It's especially noticeable on "Hip Priest" itself. Whether or not one wants to debate the aesthetics of such an approach, it's still more than a little frustrating. Thankfully, the song selection is nearly impeccable -- omissions are unavoidable, but there's no overlap with Palace of Swords Reversed, and the highlights are legion: "Hip Priest," "The Classical," "Mere Psued Mag. Ed.," "I'm Into C.B.!," and the absolutely wonderful B-side "Fantastic Life." The CD and cassette versions both include a useful bonus of interest to hardcore fans -- four live cuts of varying fidelity of other material from that time. "Who Makes the Nazis?" is OK enough, but the take on "Just Step Sideways" gets delivered with rough, fiery authority. At the end of the collection, meanwhile, there's an extremely muddy take on "Jawbone and the Air-Rifle" that will likely cause immediate departures on the part of neighbors and friends. A full quarter-hour ramble and stumble through "And This Day" concludes the release as a whole; it's a great performance that at nearly every point sounds like it'll collapse into formless chaos. Mark E. Smith is his typically contrarian self, while the lineup has its usual off-center way with the proceedings." - AllMusic.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul
                                                                              The Classical
                                                                              Fortress
                                                                              Look, Know
                                                                              Hip Priest
                                                                              Who Makes The Nazis?
                                                                              Just Step Sideways
                                                                              Room To Live
                                                                              Mere Pseud Mag. Ed.
                                                                              Hard Life In Country
                                                                              I'm Into CB!
                                                                              Fantastic Life
                                                                              Jawbone And The Air-Rifle
                                                                              And This Day

                                                                              The Fall

                                                                              The Frenz Experiment

                                                                                "After the dark morass of Bend Sinister, the sound of 1988's Frenz Experiment comes as a bit of a shock. The arrangements are spare and broken down to the essentials, with the distorted guitars brought down low and Wolstencroft's drums high in the mix. Marcia Schofield had also joined the band to add keyboards. With most of the songs credited only to Smith himself, this could be seen as a solo album of sorts, or an indication of some rift within the group -- it certainly doesn't translate into the music. For the first time too, his vocals are loud and clear, though certainly not comprehensible; "Bremen Nacht" hints at some sort of run in with a ghost in Germany, "Athlete Cured," with its Spinal Tap-borrowed riff, tells of a "German athletic star" made ill from unusual circumstances -- the narrative turns strange, then funny until wandering off, a classic Smith tactic. Their cover of the Kinks' "Victoria" marked the Fall's first entry into the British charts, but also fit in with Smith's continuing explorations of Britain's history and how it translates into issues of class identity. The CD contains their other two singles from this time -- "Hit the North" and a cover of R. Dean Taylor's "There's a Ghost in My House," which the group makes their own -- plus several B-sides." - AllMusic.


                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                1 Frenz
                                                                                2 Carry Bag Man
                                                                                3 Get A Hotel
                                                                                4 Victoria
                                                                                5 Athlete Cured
                                                                                6 In These Times
                                                                                7 The Steak Place 
                                                                                8 Bremen Nacht Alternative
                                                                                9 Guest Informant Excerpt
                                                                                10 Oswald Defence Lawyer
                                                                                11 Tuff Life Booogie
                                                                                12 Guest Informant
                                                                                13 Twister
                                                                                14 There's A Ghost In My House
                                                                                15 Hit The North Part 1

                                                                                The Fall

                                                                                The Wonderful And Frightening World Of...

                                                                                  "The Fall made the leap to a semi-major label -- Beggars Banquet -- with The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall, hooking up with noted producer John Leckie to create another smart, varied album. Contemporaneous with the slightly friendlier "Oh! Brother" and "C.R.E.E.P." singles without actually including them, Wonderful and Frightening World makes few concessions to the larger market -- every potential hook seemed spiked with the band's usual rough take-it-or-leave-it stance. Mark E. Smith's audible, tape-distorting spit on the descending chord blast of "Elves" -- already spiked with enough vocal craziness as it is -- gives a sense of where the album as a whole aims. Brix Smith co-writes about half the tracks, creating a strong partnership with many highlights. It may start with a semi-low-key chant, but when "Lay of the Land" fully kicks in, it does just that, Craig Scanlon in particular pouring on the feedback at the end over the clattering din. Smith sounds as coruscating and side-splittingly hilarious as ever, depicting modern Britain with an eye for the absurdities and failures (and crucially, no empathy -- it's all about a gimlet eye projected at everyone and everything). Two further standouts appear on the second half -- "Slang King," a snarling portrayal of a cool-in-his-mind dude and his increasingly pathetic life, and the concluding "Disney's Dream Debased." Though unquestionably the most conventionally attractive tune on the album, ringing guitars and all, Smith's lyrics portray a Disneyland scenario in hell, however softly delivered. Elsewhere, Gavin Friday from the Virgin Prunes takes a bow with his own unmistakable, spindly vocals on the trebly Krautrock chug of "Copped It" and the slightly more brute rhythm of "Stephen Song."

                                                                                  [The CD version, in an admirable move by Beggars Banquet, contains seven extra tracks to fill the disc out, including "Oh! Brother" and "C.R.E.E.P.," along with associated B-sides and the Call for Escape Route EP.] " - AllMusic.

                                                                                  The Fall-Outs

                                                                                  Summertime

                                                                                    The Fall-Outs' fourth full length album, recorded at Egg Studios with Johnny Sangster at the helm these thirteen tracks are filled with the Fall-Outs trademark dark cynicism balanced with angelic harmonies and pop smart hooks, this is garage rock / pop at its finest.

                                                                                    Voltaire Brothers

                                                                                    I Sing The Booty Electric

                                                                                      The long-awaited and much anticipated funk record from Mick Collins (the Dirtbobms / Blacktop / Gories / Detroit legend!) has finally arrived. The Voltaire Brothers' album is a project Mick Collins has been thinking about doing for many years. Fall Of Rome hooked up with him and fellow booty shaker Jerome Gray a couple years ago and the recording began. After a delay here and there (OK and few more delays...) Mick and Jerome's dream is ready to go. It's a homage to some of the artists the two of them grew up listening to in Detroit- George Clinton, Sly Stone, Bootsy Collins, Marvin Gaye and others.

                                                                                      Fall Silent

                                                                                      Six Years In The Desert

                                                                                        Taking the DIY ethic and mixing hardcore, punk rock and death metal they use primal vocals and a precise monsterous guitar attack that will hit you like a punch in the gut. This CD collects the band's previously out of print releases and features 17 hard and nasty tracks.


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