Friday 19 March 2021

The Fall - The 'Difficult' Years (1990-1997)



This is a compilation I first made back in 2008. The idea was to make 4 compilations of The Fall, this one being the first. I've kept the original track order plus original cover art, my skills at making cover art back then not quite as "accomplished" as now! The other 3 compilations would have been "The Early Years (1978-1982)", "The Brix Years (1983-1989)" and the later years. As many of you may know I did make a compilation of the later years, 2000-2017, shortly after Mark E. Smith's death.

This leaves a gap, missing the album The Marshall Suite from 1999. I shall have to rectify that, I feel Marshall Suite was one of their finest albums of the 1990s. But for now, I hope you enjoy this resurrected mix. Maybe in the future I'll do a 'mega' Fall collection, comprising my 2 favourite tracks from each album (that'll be a tough choice) plus single/EP releases. This could be at least 4 CDs in length, if not more! Info containing track origin & year of release is tagged in the music files and in the download file, and as always stay safe!

  1. D.I.Y. Meat (2:37)
  2. Black Monk Theme Part I (4:27)
  3. Hey! Student (4:28)
  4. Rose (3:20)
  5. Rainmaster (3:27)
  6. Paranoia Man in Cheap Shit Room (4:28)
  7. Free Range (4:19)
  8. 4 1/2 Inch (3:55)
  9. Glam Racket - Star (3:20)
10. City Dweller (4:12)
11. Don't Call Me Darling (3:35)
12. Stay Away (Old White Train) (2:48)
13. Bill Is Dead (4:31)
14. Behind the Counter (3:08)
15. The Quartet of Doc Shanley (3:12)
16. It's a Curse (5:19)
17. The Mixer (3:35)
18. The Knight the Devil and Death (3:23)
19. Strychnine (2:53)
20. Hostile (3:59)
21. I'm Frank (3:22)

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