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  • The Fall - 45 84 89: A Sides
  • 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

The Fall

45 84 89: A Sides

Beggars Banquet
Released 31 December 1990

All the classic singles from 1984-1989.

Bypassing their edgy, early singles and concentrating on their artier, more eclectic work of the mid- and late '80s, 458489 A-Sides encapsulates nearly all of the Fall's many attributes. All of the singles on A-Sides are culled from the era when Brix Smith was in the band, arguably the band's most cohesive and rewarding years. Drawing from their strongest albums -- The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall, This Nation's Saving Grace, Bend Sinister, The Frenz Experiment -- A-Sides offers an excellent introduction to the Fall. It is both a useful retrospective and a kind of road map, pointing out the differences between albums. For neophytes and the uninitiated, there is no better sampler, and for longtime fans, the collection reiterates what a fine singles band the Fall were in their heyday. - All Music Guide