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The Fall
1982

A new six-CD box set documenting a pivotal year for Mark E Smith and The Fall, 1982 gathers up the two studio albums they released that year - Hex Enduction Hour, universally acknowledged as one of their very finest, and Room To Live, regarded as a difficult curate’s egg - plus contemporary Peel sessions, their singles for the Kamera label, and live album In A Hole in addition to a show in Melbourne. Also contains replica poster and 4,000 word essay from biographer Daryl Easlea. The two studio albums will be released on limited edition coloured vinyl versions separately. 

The Fall
Totale's Turns (It's Now Or Never)

The Fall have always been fond of a live album and this goes all the way back to 1980 when they issued 'Totale's Turns' but as always with the Fall there's studio recordings mixed in there as well just to confuse matters.  Here you get a 140 gram re-issue of the original album. A nice way to celebrate Mark E Smith's 60th.  
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The Fall
The Unutterable

The Unutterable was The Fall's 21st album and was initially released on CD only in 2000. It was long unavailable on vinyl but deservedly now appears on a 2LP set. It's one of the Fall's more celebrated albums from their later years, the usual chaos around the group seemingly inspiring Mark E. Smith to greater forms of creativity. Worth it for the opening two tracks alone including the great Cyber Insekt which sounds like Stereolab in a food mixer. Ideas galore amongst these 15 tracks. There'll never be another group like them.    
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The Fall
The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall (Expanded Edition)

Beggar’s Banquet are launching the next phase of their Fall reissue campaign, hooray hooray! Here we have a deluxe double pack that combines the (relatively) ‘mainstream’ The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall with The Wonderful and Frightening Escape Route of The Fall. Bargainous reissue goodness.
  • Vinyl Double LP (BBQLP2136)
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The Fall
Bend Sinister / The 'Domesday' Pay-Off Triad-Plus!

We're still literally scratching the surface with the Fall re-issues, Beggars have been first off the mark and here re-issue 1986's semi forgotten Bend Sinister alongside a bunch of extra tracks culled from various singles. The CD has even more bonus stuff from peel sessions and even some unreleased takes. LP comes with replica program for the Riverside production of ‘Hey Luciani!’   

The Fall
New Facts Emerge

"Produced in conjunction with Mark E Smith" says the press release. Let's hope he was involved somewhere even if only for microphone gurgling. This is the Fall's millionth LP but the first since 2015's 'Sub Lingual Tablet'-  a lifetime in the Fall world. Now settled in a dependable trudge-a-long line up let's hope this has some of the panache recent records have lacked. On weird formats.   
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The Fall
458489 A Sides

It's taken Beggars some time to start with the Fall re-issue programme but here it is and it starts with the perfect introduction to the Fall for the faint hearted. 458489 A Sides was how I got into the Fall myself as it contains all their singles from the Brix Smith era generally seen as their most user friendly period. Of course this is only a slither of the whole story ...but if you have to start somewhere.... 

The Fall
Medicine For The Masses - The Rough Trade Singles

Medicine For The Masses by The Fall contains the four 7” singles they released through Rough Trade in the band's early days. It includes classic tracks such as How I Wrote Elastic Man, Totally Wired and Kicker Conspiracy. Of course you want it. 4 x 7” single box set with 4 button badges, limited to 1000 copies on BMG.
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The Fall
Live At The Witch Trials

Originally released through the legendary punk label Step-Forward in 1979, Live At The Witch Trials by The Fall finally gets the reissue treatment for a new generation of fans. As a debut album it’s rugged and repetitive forging the template that Mark E. Smith would become famous for. Out on 2CD and 180 gram vinyl from Castle Music and Sanctuary.

The Fall
The Fall - Singles 1978-2016

Singles 1978-2016 is a career-spanning singles compilation by The Fall. Mark E. Smith’s revolving door collective have released 60-odd albums, if you include live albums and compilations, in their career. This is the first collection to bring together singles from a number of different labels. With 112 tracks over 7 CDs, this is a hefty retrospective, and to endorse its credibility among fans of the band, all tracks have been remastered by Fall engineer Andy Pearce.

The Fall
The Wonderful And Frightening Escape Route To The Fall

Beggar’s Banquet are launching the next phase of their Fall reissue campaign, hooray hooray! The Wonderful and Frightening Escape Route of The Fall gathered together two singles and an EP, and was first released in 1984. The last Fall album with a double drummer line-up by the way. This LP reissue is freshly remastered.
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The Fall
The Rough Trade Singles

Superior Viaduct reissue a collection of seminal early singles from The Fall. All released in the first few years of the 1980s by Rough Trade, these eight studio originals and two live versions snapshot a band in their element. Mark E. Smith & co made so many essential pieces in their time, but even by The Fall’s standards the ten tunes here stand as some of the definitive band’s definitive work. Contains, among other things, ‘Totally Wired’.

The Fall
Mark E Smith’s Personal Holiday Tony Tapes

It has started. Ozit Dandelion the label that brought you that fake Martin Hannett compilation have now been given access to a mixture of live and studio recordings from the late and great Mark E. Smith and his the Fall. We all know it will be utter rubbish barrel-scraping stuff but it's the Fall innit? Expect plenty more similar releases over the coming years.   

The Fall
58 Golden Greats

There aren’t many bands who could release a career-spanning retrospective and call it 58 Golden Greats without stretching the truth as to the number of songs or the golden greatness of the music. The prolific nature of The Fall means that they can, however. This trans-label overview was compiled by Daryl Easlea, who knows a thing or two about the Manchester post-punk and beyond legends. The material is picked from albums running right up to their final album, New Facts Emerge. 3CD box set on Cherry Red.

Brix & The Extricated
Breaking State

We knew when Brix Smith-Start talked about putting the Extricated on hold after Mark E Smith's death then it wouldn't be for long. The outfit have emerged out of tribute band territory to forge their own sound and last year's 'Part 2' wasn't bad at all. Expect moody post punk soundscapes led by Brix's Hollywood meets Manchester yowl. If we can't have the Fall anymore then this is something at least.  

The Fall
The Classical

Another utterly pointless Record Store Day release. A bunch of the Fall songs compiled and put onto vinyl. Hopefully Mark E Smith will see some of the cash at least. I'm not sure how to recommend this release. It's a load of previously released the Fall things. Great tracks but why?  Nuff sed?  

The Fall
Schtick: Yarbles Revisited

Beggar’s Banquet are launching the next phase of their Fall reissue campaign, hooray hooray! The curiously (kuriously?) titled Schtick: Yarbles Revisited compiles This Nation’s Saving Grace era singles along with their 1985 Peel Sessions, all rounded out with an old track first heard in 2011. Quality odds and ends from your friendly neighbourhood Fall.

The Fall
Yarbles

British post-punk legends the Fall played Blackburn's King Georges Hall in 2002, just a year after the release of 'Are You Are Missing Winner', which heralded in a new line-up working with Mark E. Smith and a handful of collaborations. 'Yarbles' is a selection of a dozen highlights from that performance at King Georges.

The Fall
Levitate

Unsurprisingly, Mark E. Smith fell out with Kier Stewart and Simon Spencer, the production duo initially chosen to produce Levitate. Lack of payment meant that The Fall’s 19th album disappeared with the the pair. An album was finished but only three tracks survived from rehearsal sessions including Spencer, which Mark E. Smith renamed Spencer Must Die! Levitate was the last album to feature bassist Steve Hanley and drummer Karl Burns, both had been with the group long enough to help shape the sound of The Fall. 3LP or 2CD on Cherry Red, remastered by Andy Pearce with sleeve notes by Daryl Easlea.
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The Fall
This Nation’s Saving Grace (Expanded Edition)

Beggar’s Banquet are launching the next phase of their Fall reissue campaign, hooray hooray! This Nation’s Saving Grace, an album by The Fall that almost everyone seems to agree is a classic slice of Fall: impressive, given how hard it is to get that fanbase to agree. This is a special expanded edition, packaged with Schtick: Yarbles Revisited.

The Fall
I Am Kurious Oranj

In 1988 The Fall, in collaboration with the Michael Clark Company, staged an experimental ballet about William of Orange's ascension to the throne. Mark E Smith and co. handled the music side of things and the ensuing album was christened I Am Kurious Oranj. Reissued by Beggars Banquet to celebrate the album's 30th anniversary.

The Fall
The Unutterable Plus

Special deluxe edition of The Fall’s 2000 album The Unutterable, appearing here with a whole disc of extras! Now I don’t exactly know what to tell you about The Fall, you probably already know a thing or two about this band. This album brought Smith and the gang into the 21st century, and the critical dust on this album seems to have settled very positively.

The Fall
Live: Uurop VIII-XII Places in Sun & Winter, Son

It's one of those live records by the Fall, that iconic British post-punk band that John Peel has announced roughly five hundred times. This one takes the best of the best in their recent performances, selecting cuts from the last three years of shows for Mark E. Smith and co. We know they have a lot of live releases, but considering their monolithic output, it's only fair -- how else are we gonna get live versions of all ten thousand Fall songs? 

The Fall
The Fontana Years

Woaah there. A 6CD box set emanating from the type Mark E Smith and his merry troupe were signed to Fontana. This includes classic albums Extricate, Shiftwork and Code: Selfish plus all the singles, B sides  and John Peel Sessions from the era which was one of the most creative and vital periods of their long history.  

The Fall
Creative Distortion

The Fall are English post-punk royalty, a Manchester band based around the constant supervision of one Mark E. Smith, who has remained their only eternal member. This double CD and DVD collects an epic and unbelievably long gig performed in the glorious Blackburn, all the way back in 2002. It looks over a variety of songs in their vast, storied discography.

The Fall
Sub-Lingual Tablet

The Fall have been in existence for 39 years and massively influential to a lot of bands that really matter (e.g. Pavement). Mark E. Smith is the only constant in an eternally revolving cast of musicians. Despite the ever-changing personnel, The Fall will always sound like The Fall due to Smith’s idiosyncratic vocal stylings and enigmatic lyrics. Sub-Lingual Tablet is their 31st album.

Brix & The Extricated
Moonrise Kingdom

With the Fall seemingly on their last legs maybe there is a place for the more nostalgic sound of Brix and the Extricated in 2017. Originating as a 'tribute' to the 80's wallop of the Fall, Brix Smith and Co are soon to release their debut album of originals (and the odd the Fall re-work). Ahead of that though is this 7" which contains a hypnotic drum and bass re-work by producer John Reynolds.  
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The Fall
A-Sides 1978-2016

A-Sides 1978-2016 is a career-spanning singles compilation by The Fall. Mark E. Smith’s revolving door collective have released 60-odd albums, if you include live albums and compilations, in their career. This is the first collection to bring together singles from a number of different labels. With 51 tracks over 3 CDs, this retrospective will give you a good overview of The Fall’s career, and to endorse its credibility among fans of the band, all tracks have been remastered by Fall engineer Andy Pearce.

Brix & The Extricated
Damned For Eternity

‘Brix vehemently spits out her lyrics’ is how Brix Smith-Start the lead singer of Brix & The Extricated is described on this the first official new release entitled Damned For Eternity. Pretty much a supergroup of renowned ex the Fall musicians, this record is a great piece to listen to when you’re feeling a bit angry. Also one for those the Fall fans wanting something a bit less oblique than Mr Smith's ramblings. 
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Brix & The Extricated
Something To Lose / Faced By Time

Excitement for long running the Fall fans with this limited 7" of demo material from Brix Smith-Start's spin off project Brix and the Extricated. Initially formed to play the sort of material Mr Smith & co have long left behind they soon started writing their own songs and have an album coming out later this year. Also features legendary the Fall powerhouse rhythm section Steve and Paul Hanley. 
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The Fall
Live In Clitheroe

Live set by The Fall, captured in 2013 at Clitheroe Grand. By all accounts, Mark E. Smith and his band of merry men and women were in splendid form at this show, even if Mark did do his old ‘sing from the dressing room’ trick for the last few songs. Live In Clitheroe is released on vinyl with a nice vintage-design sleeve by Ozit Dandelion.

Martin Bramah
The Battle Of Twisted Heel

Martin Bramah was in the original line-up of The Fall, 40 or so line-ups ago. In fact, he was the singer until King MES took the throne! Mark gets a dissing on The Battle Of Twisted Heel, Bramah’s 2006 solo record, which was deeply rare up until now. This reissue on Tiny Global Productions is arguably the first proper release of this quality material, as the first ‘release’ was less than 30 copies...

The Fall
Bingo Masters at The Witch Trials

Mark E Smith's increasingly loose grip on his back catalogue continues with this vinyl edition of a live gig from 1978. Just look at that sleeve. How in any way does it fit in with the cut and paste collages of the era? It's going to look awful in your collection but at least musically it captures the early Fall at their most intense with a wild 14 track ride through the early bits of their existence. Rare public appearance from Yvonne Pawlett who left, allegedly, to look after her dog.  

The Fall
Wise Ol' Man

The Fall follow up their most recent album Sub Lingual Tablet with this EP. Wise Ol’ Man (is that supposed to be Mark E. Smith?) mixes all-new tracks with a smattering of remixes, instrumentals and edits, as well as a reversioning of old festive favourite ‘No Xmas For John Quays’. 7 tracks in all. Out on the Cherry Red label.
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The Fall
Hex Enduction Hour

Arguably the single greatest album in The Fall’s 41 year history, 1982’s Hex Enduction Hour documents Mark E. Smith at the peak of his powers, fronting the most powerful lineup of the band. Steve Hanley’s bass is generally to the fore, flanked by guitarists Craig Scanlon and Marc Riley, and crucially featuring the twin drums of Paul Hanley and Karl Burns. At this point MES had a knack for combining kitchen-sink realism with the uncanny and supernatural, refracted through a Burroughs-esque prism. Recorded in a draughty cinema in Hitchin and a cave in Reykjavík, the album is bombastic, abstract, abrasive, hilarious, belligerent and utterly exhilarating. The original crammed an hour of music onto a single LP, but this remastered Superior Viaduct reissue achieves much better sound quality than letting it sprawl over a double. If you’re looking for a way in to a potentially bewildering discography, start here!
  • Vinyl Triple LP (BREDT780)
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  • Coloured vinyl
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The Fall
Grotesque (After The Gramme)

Really rather early material from The Fall here: Grotesque (After The Gramme) is only their third album, putting it in the first ten percent of their studio catalogue. 1980 Fall are still extremely direct, with the line-up including Steve Hanley and Marc Riley at this point. Reissue includes extra tracks, including contemporary singles and a Mark E. Smith ‘self-interview’

The Fall
A Part Of America Therein. 1981

Here is a live album by none other than The Fall, recorded in the USA in 1981: that information put through the Mark E. Smith filter translates to A Part of America Therein, 1981. Originally released only in that country, this reissue adds a full eight bonus tracks recorded on the same tour. Cheap CD on Castle.
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The Fall
The Light User Syndrome

One of the best the Fall albums of the '90s in my opinion (not that you were asking). Smith is all over the place but has the pop chops of former wife Brix Smith at his disposal slashing out brash, shiny hooks for Smith to growl over. As usual it's a mixed bag with some awful clunkers disrupting the flow but at its best it's tuneful and incendiary.   
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The Fall
Live

Mark E. Smith’s band The Fall can’t really be called a band, surely? Or can they? It’s like that famous riddle about the sword where the handle is replaced, then the blade, then the pommel over and over. Is it still the sword belonging to someone’s great great great grandfather if almost every bit has been replaced?
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Various (The Fall, The Cortinas, Models, Sham 69, Chelsea, Lemon Kittens)
I Wanna Punk Rock


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The Fall
The Marshall Suite

Remember when The Fall incorporated techno-ish beats into their eternally-rolling post-punk snarl sound? Well remember it now: 1999’s The Marshall Suite is back on vinyl for the first time in years! Mark E. Smith does his thing from within a dense mix of big-beat, and it works surprisingly well. The Marshall Suite has been reissued by Let Them Eat Vinyl.
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The Fall
The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall

Beggar’s Banquet are launching the next phase of their Fall reissue campaign, hooray hooray! Next up is The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall, a relatively ‘mainstream’ (gasp!) Fall album, full of hooks. One of the first Fall albums to feature premium action from Brix too. Remastered LP or cheap CD.
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The Fall
This Nation's Saving Grace

Beggar’s Banquet are launching the next phase of their Fall reissue campaign, hooray hooray! This Nation’s Saving Grace, an album by The Fall that almost everyone seems to agree is a classic slice of Fall: impressive, given how hard it is to get that fanbase to agree. Major level Fall, get involved.
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The Fall, The Smiths, A Certain Ratio, Various
Manchester - So Much to Answer For


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The Fall, Cramps, Flaming Stars, Various
Sci. Fi. Lo.Fi.Vol 1: Andrew Weatherall


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