The Fall The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall on LP + Download
Mastered from HD Files Transferred from the Analog Tapes
Describing The Fall to a new listener is a task that even the most talented word smith would find problem with. A mixture of punk fury, spoken word and shamanic chanting that basks in repeated, near-cacophonous guitar riffs and tribal drum textures...it’s more simple to sum up by stating ‘that’s The Fall’. Particularly Mark E Smith; the only remaining founding member who makes up ‘the pole’ to the ‘ever revolving door of member changes’ idiom, he has led the band through unrelenting decades of musical manufacture - ignorant of trend and fashion - to establish himself as a bonafide, alternative music landmark.
Originally issued in 1984, The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall is the band’s seventh studio album and their first for Beggars Banquet. Despite enlisting John Leckie (Love Forever Changes, Kraftwerk Trans Europe Express, The Stone Roses self-titled, Radiohead The Bends) as producer, the rugged nine-track effort makes few commercial concessions though the integration of Brix Smith into the band added a welcome melodic twist as heard on standouts like "Lay of the Land," "2 x 4," "Slang King" and "Disney's Dream Debased." This LP has been mastered from HD files transferred from the analog tapes.
The Fall The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall Track Listing:
1. Lay Of The Land
2. 2 by 4
3. Copped It
5. Slang King
6. Bug Day
7. Stephen Song
9. Disney’s Dream Debased