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  • The Fall - 458489 A-Sides
    A1. Oh! Brother
    A2. C.R.E.E.P.
    A3. No Bulbs 3
    A4. Rollin’ Dany
    A5. Couldn’t Get Ahead
    A6. Cruisers Creek
    A7. L.A.
    A8. Living Too Late

    B1. Hit The North Part 1
    B2. Mr. Pharmacist
    B3. Hey! Luciani
    B4. There’s A Ghost In My House
    B5. Victoria
    B6. Big New Prinz
    B7. Wrong Place, Right Time No. 2
    B8. Jerusalem
    B9. Dead Beat Descendant

    Track 1 is from the Oh! Brother single
    Track 2 is from the C.R.E.E.P. single
    Track 3 is from the Call For Escape Route single
    Tracks 4-5 are from the Couldn’t Get Ahead/Rollin’ Dany double A-side single
    Tracks 6-7 are from the Cruiser’s Creek single
    Track 8 is from the Living Too Late single
    Track 9 is from the Hit The North single
    Track 10 is from the Mr. Pharmacist single
    Track 11 is from the Hey! Luciani single
    Track 12 is from the There’s A Ghost In My House single
    Track 13 is from the Victoria single
    Tracks 14-16 are from the double single Jerusalem/Big New Prin
    Track 17 is from the Cab It Up single.

The Fall

458489 A-Sides

Beggars Banquet
Released 10 August 2018

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”. Originally released in 1990, this album has never been released on vinyl in the US, and isn’t easy to find elsewhere.

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.