DRAGNET (2021 EXPANDED edition)
Alongside the full album are several b-sides and alternative takes plus live shows from Retford and Los Angeles in 1979.
The box set also features a booklet of new sleeve notes by Daryl Easlea and has been remastered by long-term Fall engineer Andy Pearce. 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 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).
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 - SINGLES 12 ROWCHE RUMBLE (ROWCHE RUMBLE SINGLE) 13 IN MY AREA (ROWCHE RUMBLE SINGLE) 14 FIERY JACK (FIERY JACK SINGLE) 15 2ND DARK AGE (FIERY JACK SINGLE) BONUS MATERIAL - ALTERNATE TAKES FROM THE RECORDING SESSION OF THE ‘ROWCHE RUMBLE’ SINGLE 16 PSYKICK DANCEHALL NO.2 17. ROWCHE RUMBLE (TAKE 2) 18. ROWCHE RUMBLE (TAKE 3) 19. ROWCHE RUMBLE (TAKE 4) 20. ROWCHE RUMBLE (TAKE 5) 21. IN MY AREA (TAKE 1) 22. IN MY AREA (TAKE 2)
1 PSYKICK DANCEHALL 2 ROWCHE RUMBLE 3 FLAT OF ANGLES 4 2ND DARK AGE 5 REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX 6 MUZOREWI’S DAUGHTER 7 IN MY AREA 8 CHOC STOCK 9 PRINTHEAD 10 A FIGURE WALKS 11 FIERY JACK 12 NO XMAS FOR JOHN QUAYS 13 PSYCHO MAFIA
LOS ANGELES 1979
1 PSYKICK DANCEHALL 2 ROWCHE RUMBLE 3 FLAT OF ANGLES 4 REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX 5 VARIOUS TIMES 6 STEPPING OUT 7 YOUR HEART OUT 8 DICE MAN 9 SPECTRE VS RECTOR 10 CHOC STOCK 11 MUZOREWI’S DAUGHTER