Singles 1978-2016

Singles 1978-2016

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Overview

Joining the ranks of the six-disc The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004 and the five-disc The Fall Box Set, Singles 1978-2016 is another ambitious repackaging of the seemingly endless catalog of Mancunian post-punk institution the Fall, collecting seven CDs' worth of tracks from their countless singles and EPs. The first three discs (also released separately as A-Sides 1978-2016) present the A-sides in order, from "Bingo-Master" (which was actually the second track from the group's 1978 debut EP, Bingo-Master's Break-Out!) to 2016's "Wise Ol' Man." The first disc contains the group's most abrasive, confrontational singles for labels like Step Forward and Rough Trade, ending up during the group's most accessible period, when leader Mark E. Smith's then-wife Brix Smith was a major contributor to the band's sound, and Beggars Banquet was releasing their records. Disc two continues with this era, including their hit covers of R. Dean Taylor's "There's a Ghost in My House" and the Kinks' "Victoria," then runs until the late '90s, including some of the group's occasional forays into dance music. The tracks on disc three often have more of a raw, garage rock-influenced sound, but there's still plenty of bizarreness, such as the synth-heavy Record Store Day single "Victrola Time." The remaining four discs focus on B-sides, again in chronological order. These include plenty of tracks that are entirely crucial to the band's oeuvre, including "Repetition" and "No Bulbs" -- considering how many times these songs have been anthologized before, it might be easy to forget that they initially appeared as B-sides. The set includes a detailed booklet displaying all of the singles' artwork, label scans, track lists, and recording information, listing every last format of each release and mentioning any additional promo items, such as the miniature tequila bottle that came with the promo 7" of the band's cover of the Big Bopper's "White Lightning." It also reveals that not every single B-side is present on this set -- plenty of remixes, alternate versions, live takes, and non-album cuts are omitted, particularly from the EPs and multi-format releases. Also, 1981's Slates 10" is apparently considered an LP rather than an EP, and is unrepresented. Including everything would have required at least ten discs, and while most hardcore fans would probably prefer it this way, what's most important is that nearly everything here is brilliant. Highly recommended for anyone with the urge to plunge deeper into the Fall's tremendous body of work.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/01/2017
Label: Imports
UPC: 5013929103009
catalogNumber: 2910300
Rank: 47843

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Bingo-Master
  2. It's the New Thing
  3. Rowche Rumble
  4. Fiery Jack
  5. How I Wrote 'Elastic Man'
  6. Totally Wired
  7. Lie Dream of a Casino Soul
  8. Look, Know
  9. The Man Whose Head Expanded
  10. Kicker Conspiracy
  11. Marquis Cha-Cha
  12. Oh! Brother
  13. C.R.E.E.P.
  14. Draygo's Guilt
  15. Couldn't Get Ahead
  16. Cruiser's Creek

Disc 2

  1. Living Too Late
  2. Mr. Pharmacist
  3. Hey! Luciani
  4. There's a Ghost in My House
  5. Hit the North, Pt. 1
  6. Victoria
  7. Jerusalem
  8. Cab It Up
  9. Telephone Thing
  10. Popcorn Double Feature
  11. White Lightning
  12. High Tension Line
  13. Free Range
  14. Ed's Babe
  15. Why Are People Grudgeful?
  16. Behind the Counter
  17. 15 Ways
  18. The Chiselers

Disc 3

  1. Masquerade
  2. Touch Sensitive
  3. F-'Oldin' Money
  4. Rude (All the Time)
  5. Susan vs. Youthclub
  6. (We Wish You) A Protein Christmas
  7. Theme From Sparta F.C. #2
  8. Distilled Mug Art
  9. I Can Hear the Grass Grow
  10. Reformation!
  11. Slippy Floor
  12. Bury! #2+4
  13. Laptop Dog
  14. Victoria Time
  15. Sir William Wray
  16. The Remainderer
  17. Wise Ol' Man

Disc 4

  1. Psycho Mafia
  2. Repetition
  3. Various Times
  4. In My Area
  5. 2nd Dark Age
  6. Psykick Dancehall #2
  7. City Hobgoblins
  8. Putta Block
  9. Fantastic Life
  10. I'm Into C.B.
  11. Ludd Gang
  12. Wings
  13. Room to Live
  14. God-Box
  15. O! Brother

Disc 5

  1. Pat-Trip Dispenser
  2. C.R.E.E.P.
  3. Clear Off
  4. No Bulbs
  5. Rollin' Dany
  6. Petty (Thief) Lout
  7. L.A.
  8. Vixen
  9. Hot Aftershave Bop
  10. Living Too Long
  11. Lucifer Over Lanchashire
  12. Auto Tech Pilot
  13. Entitled
  14. Shoulder Pads #1B

Disc 6

  1. Haf Found Bormann
  2. Hit the North, Pt. 2
  3. Tuff Life Boogie
  4. Acid Priest 2088
  5. Dead Beat Descendent
  6. British People in Hot Weather
  7. Butterflies 4 Brains
  8. Zandra
  9. Blood Outta Stone
  10. Xmas With Simon
  11. Everything Hurtz
  12. Pumpkin Head Xscapes
  13. Glam Racket
  14. War
  15. Hey! Student
  16. The $500 Bottle of Wine
  17. Chilnist
  18. Masquerade
  19. Touch Sensitive
  20. Antidote

Disc 7

  1. Perfect Day
  2. I Wake Up in the City
  3. Janet vs. Johnny
  4. (We Are) Mod Mock Goth
  5. My Ex Classmate's Kids
  6. I Wake Up in the City
  7. Clasp Hands
  8. Over Over
  9. Hot Cake, Pt. 2
  10. Cowboy Gregori
  11. Cosmos 7
  12. Monocard
  13. Taking Off
  14. Jetplane
  15. Hittite Man
  16. Amorator!
  17. All Leave Cancelled

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fall   Primary Artist
Cassell Webb   Vocals
Gavin Friday   Vocals
Marc Riley   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Craig Leon   Keyboards
Brix Smith   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Martin Bramah   Guitar
Karl Burns   Bass,Drums,Vocals
Kay Carroll   Percussion,Vocals
Tony Friel   Bass
Paul Hanley   Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals
Steve Hanley   Bass,Vocals
Mike Leigh   Percussion,Drums
Richard Mazda   Saxophone
David Milner   Drums,Keyboards,Vocals
Yvonne Pawlett   Keyboards
Simon Rogers   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Craig Scanlon   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Marcia Schofield   Keyboards
Mark E. Smith   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Tape
Dave Spurr   Bass
Simon Wolstencroft   Drums,Keyboards
Jim Watts   Bass,Guitar
Gary Bennett   Guitar
Andy Hackett   Guitar
Dave Bush   Keyboards,Machines
Adam Halal   Bass
Tom Head   Drums
Karen Leatham   Bass
Julia Nagle   Guitar,Keyboards
Neville Wilding   Guitar,Vocals
Baines   Keyboards
Tommy Crooks   Guitar
Steve Hitchcock   Keyboards
Ed Blaney   Guitar,Vocals
Eleni Poulou   Keyboards
Steve Trafford   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Tim Presley   Guitar
Rob Barbato   Bass
Orpheo McCord   Drums,Vocals
Peter Greenway   Guitar
Keiron Melling   Drums
Ben Pritchard   Guitar,Vocals
Simon Archer   Banjo,Bass,Background Vocals
Spencer Birtwistle   Drums,Keyboards
Basil Nagle   Vocals
Tamsin Middleton   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Fall   Composer,Producer
Peter Blegvad   Composer
Coldcut   Producer,Remixing
Joe Gibbs   Composer
Bob Pearce   Cover Art
Marc Riley   Composer
R. Dean Taylor   Composer
Mayo Thompson   Producer
Larry Weiss   Composer
Ed Kuepper   Composer
Craig Leon   Producer
Roy Wood   Composer
Chris Bailey   Composer
Brix Smith   Composer,Producer
Dave Anderson   Engineer
Jason Barron   Producer,Engineer
Dian Barton   Engineer
Martin Bramah   Composer
Ian Broudie   Producer
Jim Brumby   Engineer
Karl Burns   Composer
Kay Carroll   Producer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Scott English   Composer
Tony Friel   Composer
Joe Gillingham   Engineer
Nigel Gray   Engineer
Ian Grimble   Engineer
Paul Hanley   Composer
Steve Hanley   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
John Leckie   Producer
John Lennard   Producer,Executive Producer
Richard Mazda   Producer
David Milner   Composer
Anthony More   Composer
Steve Parker   Producer
Yvonne Pawlett   Composer
Lee "Scratch" Perry   Composer
Michael Pollard   Cover Photo
J.P. Richardson   Composer
Simon Rogers   Composer,Producer
Craig Scanlon   Composer
Marcia Schofield   Composer
Adrian Sherwood   Producer
Grant Showbiz   Producer
Mark E. Smith   Composer,Producer,Cover Art
Dave Spurr   Composer
Geoff Travis   Producer
Simon Wolstencroft   Composer
Jim Watts   Composer,Programming,Engineer
Paul Edwards   Composer
Tommy Blake   Composer
Savage Pencil   Cover Art
Mike Bennett   Composer,Producer
Suzanne Smith   Cover Art
Matt Black   Composer
Joe Steen   Composer
Oz McCormick   Producer
John Brierley   Producer,Engineer
Claus Castenskiold   Cover Art
Richard Flack   Engineer
Elspeth Hughes   Engineer
Pascal Le Gras   Cover Art
Bernard MacMahon   Producer
Julia Nagle   Composer,Programming
Baines   Composer
Tommy Crooks   Cover Art
Jeff Nowlen   Composer
Warren Bassett   Engineer
Becky Stewart   Cover Art
Shan Hira   Producer
Steve Hitchcock   Composer,Producer,String Arrangements
Ross Orton   Producer
Ed Blaney   Composer,Producer
Richard Whelan   Engineer
Eleni Poulou   Composer
Steve Trafford   Composer
Rob Barbato   Composer
Tim Baxter   Producer
Jon Roberts   Producer
Conway Paton   Liner Notes
Anthony Frost   Cover Art
Peter Greenway   Composer
Keiron Melling   Composer
Mike Boddy   Engineer
Ben Pritchard   Composer
Simon Archer   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Sebastian Lewsley   Engineer
Spencer Birtwistle   Producer,Engineer
Martin Beddington   Composer
Andy Frost   Cover Art
Dave Luff   Producer
Marcus Parnell   Cover Art
Rex Sergeant   Producer
Tim Robbins   Producer
Jonnie Brown   Cover Art
Vertical Smile   Remixing

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