The Fall - Album by Album by Single by Cassette thread

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Jim B., Dec 10, 2015.

  1. octophone

    octophone fit and working again

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    The original vinyl of IWS wasn't released simultaneously with the CD, IIRC. It followed a few weeks later and there were 500 for the world!
     
  2. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

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    Even after 40 years of buying The Fall and with around 100 albums in my collection (yes I did buy all the dodgy comps and live albums) Witch Trials is still my favourite Fall album!
     
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  3. Exit Flagger

    Exit Flagger Forum Resident

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    This may be the only RSD release I am interested in but it is not a U.S. release as far as I can tell.
     
  4. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

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    Which is probably the reason I didn’t get it right away and by the time I got around to looking for it it was too late, I did live in the US when it was released so that was probably a contributing factor too.
     
  5. RobNeil

    RobNeil Forum Resident

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    Got IWS this morning at RSD. The vinyl is not flat by any means.
     
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  6. Tonmeister

    Tonmeister Forum Resident

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    Anyone else pick up the RSD Imperial Wax Solvent release? Warped? How does it sound? Hoping Cherry Red will give this a full release soon...
     
  7. RobNeil

    RobNeil Forum Resident

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    It sounds fine but its not flat which was my main issue. Few ticks and pops on mine but may just require another clean. Some surface noise in places.

    Never owned the album before so i can't compare it to any other copies.
     
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  8. Barolojoe

    Barolojoe Forum Resident


    Talkin' about LPs only, Dragnet & Grotesque are still my favourite Fall albums :tiphat:


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  9. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

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    The reissues Of Witch Trials (which has the US track list replacing Industrial Estate with Various Times) And Dragnet are now out.
     
  10. octophone

    octophone fit and working again

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    Darn it! I joined up here too late for this thread. :(
     
  11. You have excellent taste! My #1 Fall album is Grotesque, followed closely by This Nation's Saving Grace. Love Printhead and Flat Of Angles on Dragnet!

     
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  12. RTW

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    Ohhh. I would never relegate Totale's Turns that way. It's way too iconic and representative of The Fall.
    - It completes the devolution of the band from the relatively high-gloss Live at the Witch Trials to the shockingly raw Dragnet to something even further down into dodgy unproduced territory.
    - And it does such a thing to represent the band's biggest move yet, to a much wider release on "big" indie Rough Trade.
    - Its tracklist is heavy on singles material ("Fiery Jack," "Rowche Rumble," "In My Area," etc.) and demos (most of side 2) to minimize overlap with Dragnet (3 tracks) and Witch Trials (only 1).
    - Its template of live/studio/outtake/garbage collage hodgepodge would be visited time and time again over the decades (see Seminal Live, The Twenty-Seven Points, 2G+2, Interim, etc.).
    I mean, I get that there are lots of albums to choose from, but Totale's is no less than any of them and better than many.
     
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  13. octophone

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    The version of "No Xmas For John Quays" on "Totale's Turns" is one of the most important recordings of their career. Not only it is an extraordinary performance, as fierce as it is confrontational, it shows how crucial Steve Hanley already was to the their sound and demonstrates in no uncertain terms, MES's attitude towards musicians.
     
  14. Willowman

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  15. octophone

    octophone fit and working again

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    I have a lot of love for Cherry Red but these releases are all over the place. We get the US "Witch Trials" which was a decent move but "Dragnet" comes with a 7". Now we get Hex as a triple LP with a 7" but Room To Live as a double with a load of extra stuff we've already heard on the Santuary editions from the mid '00s.
    Why not continue the theme with a double Hex with the Look, Know 7" and a single RTL with a reproduction Marquis Cha-Cha 7"? The latter is crying out for a reproduction/reissue.
    I'll be having HEX as I've always refused to buy that on vinyl again until it was on 4 sides of vinyl but that third LP is unnecessary.

    Also, that CD box is really over-priced. It's a good solution to the general ennui towards CDs but it contains nothing we haven't heard before and is £10 too much.
     
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  16. Willowman

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  17. octophone

    octophone fit and working again

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    Amazing this, isn't it? He's such a dedicated and diligent scholar of The Fall and it's absolutely remarkable that he's turned this up. That it's almost verbatim somehow make it all the funnier.
     
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  18. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    Yay Dan! Soon to be incorporated in the Annotated Fall page...
     
  19. Tonmeister

    Tonmeister Forum Resident

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    Been following his search for this on the Fall Online Forum - dramatic moment when he finally posted it yesterday! Well worth it for what is one of their truly great tracks.
     
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  20. octophone

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    It's both a thrilling and an appropriate ending to his quest. Eternal respect to him.
     
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  21. Steve G

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    this has always been the essence of the Fall though - the tiniest day to day things made into grand, sweeping pieces of history
     
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  22. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Yes, like Bennys Cobweb Eyes. The lyric heavy songs of the first 10 years are so rich in these lines that could or could not be a reference to something else. Like a huge bizarre cultural puzzle.

    I was reading a very old UK comic the other day that had an episode title very similar to a Fall title, I did wonder if MES has read the same thing.
     
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  23. Steve G

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    well "I laughed at the great god Pan" is definitely from a comic strip!
     
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  24. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    If you see something, say something--comment sections on every song:

    The Annotated Fall
     
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  25. octophone

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    I didnae! I didnae!
     
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