The Arkive is the new catalogue and archive department for past and present Beggars Group labels and artists, and they are pleased to announce the Beggars Banquet reissues of several long awaited albums by The Fall on vinyl.
THE WONDERFUL AND FRIGHTENING WORLD OF THE FALL
Released in 1984, The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall was the band’s seventh studio album and their first for Beggars Banquet. It made few concessions to the larger market – every potential hook seemed spiked with the band’s usual rough take-it-or-leave-it stance – though the integration of Brix Smith into the band added a melodic twist. This LP has been mastered from HD files transferred from the analogue tapes.
THE WONDERFUL AND FRIGHTENING ESCAPE ROUTE TO THE FALL
This contains the material from the two singles and the EP, Call For Escape Route, that the band released in 1984, which were also part of the extended cassette version of the original album. These were the remaining tracks recorded at the sessions.
THIS NATION’S SAVING GRACE
Originally released in 1985, their 8th album is one of The Fall’s most loved releases and is often hailed as one of the greatest albums of the 1980s. Drawing from the well of primal rock ‘n’ roll, the band played with muscular spontaneity and inspiration to create music that still sounds unique and challenging, especially against today’s anodyne imitations of “Rock” and “guitar music”. This LP has also been mastered from HD files.
SCHTICK – YARBLES REVISITED
Available for the first time on vinyl, this collection compiles the singles released around This Nation’s Saving Grace and includes 5 tracks from the band’s 1985 BBC Peel sessions. Also included is the track “Ma Riley” which made its debut on the CD box set in 2011.