The Fall – Dragnet [3CD Remastered Box Set] (1979/2019)

Posted by Green on September 2, 2019as

320 kbps | 420 MB | LINKS

The Fall’s second studio album, reissued as a 3CD clamshell box-set (Also available as a limited splatter vinyl LP with 7” single replica of their ‘Rowche Rumble’ single).

• Founded by its only constant member, Mark E. Smith, The Fall formed in Manchester in 1976 and were one of the most prominent post-punk groups in the world. Musically, there may have been several stylistic changes over the years, but it was often characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, always underpinned by Smith’s distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics.

• “They are always different; they are always the same…” John Peel

• “Dragnet” is the second studio album – released 26th October 1979 – these editions celebrate the fortieth anniversary of this seminal album.

• Originally released through record label Step-Forward, it predicated 2 major factors in the group’s career – high productivity and high group turnover.

• The album has historically garnered excellent reviews, including 4/5 in MOJO, 8.7/10 on Pitchfork and 4/5 in Q Magazine.

• Featuring the one and only Mark E. Smith alongside Steve Hanley (bass), Marc Riley (guitar), Craig Scanlon (guitar), Mike Leigh (drums), Kay Carroll (backing vocals) and Yvonne Pawlett (keyboards).

• This is the second release in Cherry Red’s new series of deluxe Fall reissues: “Fall Sound Archive”.

• The 3CD version comes housed in a clamshell boxset. Alongside the full album are several b-sides and alternative takes plus live shows from Retford in 1979 and Los Angeles in 1979. The boxset also features a booklet of new sleeve notes by Daryl Easlea and has been remastered by long-term Fall engineer Andy Pearce.

Disc: 1 – Dragnet
1. Psykick Dancehall
2. A Figure Walks
3. Printhead
4. Dice Man
5. Before The Moon Falls
6. Your Heart Out
7. Muzorewi’s Daughter
8. Flat Of Angles
9. Choc-Stock
10. Spectre Vs. Rector
11. Put Away

Bonus Material

‘Rowche Rumble’ Single
12. Rowche Rumble
13. In My Area

Fiery Jack’ Single
14. Fiery Jack
15. 2nd Dark Age
16. Psykick Dancehall No.2 (Alternate Take)

Alternate Takes From The Recording Session Of The ‘Rowche Rumble’ Single 1979
17. Rowche Rumble (Take 2)
18. Rowche Rumble (Take 3)
19. Rowche Rumble (Take 4)
20. Rowche Rumble (Take 5)
21. In My Area (Alternate Take 1)
22. In My Area (Alternate Take 2)

Disc: 2 – Retford 1979
1. Psykick Dancehall (Live In Retford)
2. Rowche Rumble (Live In Retford)
3. Flat Of Angles (Live In Retford)
4. 2nd Dark Age (Live In Retford)
5. Rebellious Jukebox (Live In Retford)
6. Muzorewi’s Daughter (Live In Retford)
7. In My Area (Live In Retford)
8. Choc Stock (Live In Retford)
9. Printhead (Live In Retford)
10. A Figure Walks (Live In Retford)
11. Fiery Jack (Live In Retford)
12. No Xmas For John Quays (Live In Retford)
13. Psycho Mafia (Live In Retford)

Disc: 3 – Los Angeles 1979
1. Psykick Dancehall (Live In Los Angeles)
2. Rowche Rumble (Live In Los Angeles)
3. Flat Of Angles (Live In Los Angeles)
4. Rebellious Jukebox (Live In Los Angeles)
5. Various Times (Live In Los Angeles)
6. Stepping Out (Live In Los Angeles)
7. Your Heart Out (Live In Los Angeles)
8. Dice Man (Live In Los Angeles)
9. Spectre Vs Rector (Live In Los Angeles)
10. Choc Stock (Live In Los Angeles)
11. Muzorewi’s Daughter (Live In Los Angeles)

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *