The Pogues If I Should Fall From Grace With God on 180g LP
Soulful and soused, usually in equal parts, The Pogues’ music combined the youthful spirit of punk with ancient Celtic melodies to create a sublime racket that’s been described as the Sex Pistols setting fire to The Chieftains. Rhino Records raises a pint in one hand and a fistful of Pogues in the other with 180g vinyl reissues of the band’s classic albums Red Roses for Me (1984), Rum Sodomy & the Lash (1985), If I Should Fall from Grace with God (1988), Peace and Love (1998) and Hell's Ditch (1990) along with a limited edition colored pressing of the 1986 Elvis Costello produced EP Poguetry In Motion.
Steve Lillywhite produced back-to-back classics for The Pogues, starting with If I Should Fall From Grace With God. The album peaked at #3 in the U.K. and featured three new members - multi-instrumentalist Terry Woods, bassist Darryl Hunt, who replaced O’Riordan (who married former producer Elvis Costello), and guitarist Philip Chevron. Its 13 songs represent a high water mark in the band’s career and capture The Pogues at the peak of their powers on “Streets of Sorrow/Birmingham Six,” a withering political track that got the band blacklisted by the British Independent Broadcasting Authority, along with MacGowan’s duet with Kirsty MacColl on “Fairytale Of New York,” a massive hit in the U.K. and U.S.
The Pogues If I Should Fall From Grace With God Track Listing:
1. If I Should Fall From Grace With God
2. Turkish Song Of The Damned
3. Bottle Of Smoke
4. Fairytale Of New York
6. Thousands Are Sailing
8. Medley: The Recruiting Sergeant/The Rocky Road To Dublin/The Galway Races
9. Streets Of Sorrow/Birmingham Six
10. Lullaby Of London
11. Sit Down By The Fire
12. The Broad Majestic Shannon