Fall (The) - Live At The Witch Trials


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The Fall - Live At The Witch Trials

3 CD Album £19.99

The Fall’s first studio album, reissued as a 3CD clamshell box-set

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
Live At The Witch Trials is the debut studio album – released 16th March 1979 - these editions celebrate the fortieth anniversary of this seminal album.

Originally released through record label Step-Forward, it was recorded in a single day and mixed by producer Bob Sargeant. Mark E. Smith’s lyrics include his unique commentary on the music business (‘Music Scene’), poorly paid jobs (‘Industrial Estate’) and drugs (‘No Xmas For John Quays’, ‘Like To Blow’, ‘Frightened’, ‘Underground Medecin’).

Sounds magazine reviewer Dave McCullough gave it five stars at the time of release, writing: "an album of staggeringly rich, mature music, inner questioning hand in hand with rock and roll at its fiercest, its finest, its most honest, rock and roll at its naked, most stimulating”.

Featuring the one and only Mark E. Smith alongside Martin Bramah, Marc Riley, Karl Burns and Yvonne Pawlett.

The 3CD version comes housed in a clamshell boxset. Alongside the full album is a disc of bsides and session tracks and a live show from Mr Pickwick’s in Liverpool 1978. The boxset also features a booklet of new sleeve notes by Daryl Easlea and has been remastered by long-term Fall engineer Andy Pearce.

LIVE AT THE WITCH TRIALS
1. FRIGHTENED
2. CRAP RAP 2/LIKE TO BLOW
3. REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX
4. NO XMAS FOR JOHN QUAYS
5. MOTHER-SISTER!
6. INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
7. UNDERGROUND MEDECIN
8. TWO STEPS BACK
9. LIVE AT THE WITCH TRIALS
10.FUTURES AND PASTS
11.MUSIC SCENE

B-SIDES & SESSIONS
1. BINGO-MASTER
(BINGO MASTER'S BREAK-OUT! SINGLE)
2. PSYCHO MAFIA
(BINGO MASTER'S BREAK-OUT! SINGLE)
3. REPETITION
(BINGO MASTER'S BREAK-OUT! SINGLE)
4. IT'S THE NEW THING
(IT'S THE NEW THING SINGLE)
5. VARIOUS TIMES
(EXTENDED VERSION OF THE B-SIDE OF
IT'S THE NEW THING SINGLE)
6. DRESDEN DOLLS (HOME REHEARSALS
FROM DRESDEN DOLLS BOOTLEG SINGLE)
7. PSYCHO MAFIA (HOME REHEARSALS
FROM DRESDEN DOLLS BOOTLEG SINGLE)
8. INDUSTRIAL ESTATE (HOME
REHEARSALS FROM DRESDEN
DOLLS BOOTLEG SINGLE)
9. STEPPING OUT (LIVE FROM SHORT
CIRCUIT: LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC CIRCUS)
10. LAST ORDERS (LIVE FROM SHORT
CIRCUIT: LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC
CIRCUS)
11. REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX
(JOHN PEEL SESSION)
12. MOTHER - SISTER!
(JOHN PEEL SESSION)
13. INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
(JOHN PEEL SESSION)
14. FUTURES AND PASTS
(JOHN PEEL SESSION)
15. PUT AWAY
(JOHN PEEL SESSION)
16. MESS OF MY
(JOHN PEEL SESSION)
17. NO XMAS FOR JOHN KEY
(JOHN PEEL SESSION)
18. LIKE TO BLOW
(JOHN PEEL SESSION)

MR PICKWICK’S LIVERPOOL
22 AUGUST 1978
1. LIKE TO BLOW
2. STEPPING OUT
3. TWO STEPS BACK
4. MESS OF MY
5. IT'S THE NEW THING
6. VARIOUS TIMES
7. BINGO-MASTER
8. FRIGHTENED
9. INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
10.PSYCHO MAFIA
11.MUSIC SCENE
12.MOTHER-SISTER!

 

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