The Frenz Experiment: Expanded Edition by The Fall on Beggars Banquet

The Fall - The Frenz Experiment: Expanded Edition

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Expanded reissue of The Fall’s 10th studio album, 1988’s The Frenz Experiment, available as a double CD or double LP, containing the original album, plus singles and B-Sides.

In 1987, The Fall scored their first UK Top 30 singles chart position with their cover of the Northern Soul standard, 'There’s A Ghost In My House', and supported it with a series of career-best shows. 'Hit The North', one of their much-loved anthems, followed in October and then, finally, The Frenz Experiment, which did not contain these songs, was released at the end of February 1988. This expanded version of the album brings these essential releases together for the first time.

The CD version additionally includes a previously unreleased four-song BBC session and ‘A Day In The Life’, a Beatles cover recorded exclusively for the NME charity compilation Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father in 1988, plus a 24-page booklet with new interviews.

“Part musical hypnotist, part ranting madman, Smith was a singular figure in post-punk. His Mancunian accent, dry witticisms and plays on words were one of the Fall’s most constant characteristics. Their songs were odysseys into his ever-verbose psyche, marked by repetitive rhythms and melodies” – Rolling Stone


TRACKLIST:
2LP
  1. Frenz
  2. Carry Bag Man
  3. Get a Hotel
  4. Victoria
  5. Athlete Cured
  6. In These Times
  7. The Steak Place
  8. Bremen Nacht (Vinyl Version)
  9. Guest Informant (Excerpt)
  10. Oswald Defence Lawyer
  11. There’s a Ghost in My House (from ‘There’s A Ghost In My House’ single)
  12. Sleep Debt Snatches (from ‘There’s A Ghost In My House’ single)
  13. Mark’ll Sink Us (from ‘There’s A Ghost In My House’ single)
  14. Haf Found Bormann (from ‘There’s A Ghost In My House’ single)
  15. Bremen Nacht Run Out (from the ‘Bremen Nacht Run Out’ single, included with initial pressing of the album)
  16. Northerns in Europe (from the ‘Hit The North’ single)
  17. Hit the North Part 1 (from the ‘Hit The North’ single)
  18. Australians in Europe (from the ‘Hit The North’ single)
  19. Guest Informant (B-side from the ‘Victoria’ single)
  20. Tuff Life Booogie (B-side from the ‘Victoria’ single)
  21. Twister (B-side from the ‘Victoria’ single)
2CD
  1. Frenz
  2. Carry Bag Man
  3. Get a Hotel
  4. Victoria
  5. Athlete Cured
  6. In These Times
  7. The Steak Place
  8. Bremen Nacht (Vinyl Version)
  9. Guest Informant (Excerpt)
  10. Oswald Defence Lawyer
  11. Bremen Nacht Run Out (from the ‘Bremen Nacht Run Out’ single, included with initial pressing of the album)
  12. Mark’ll Sink Us (2) (from the ‘Bremen Nacht Run Out’ single, included with initial pressing of the album)
  13. There’s a Ghost in My House (from ‘There’s A Ghost In My House’ single)
  14. Sleep Debt Snatches (from ‘There’s A Ghost In My House’ single)
  15. Mark’ll Sink Us (from ‘There’s A Ghost In My House’ single)
  16. Haf Found Bormann (from ‘There’s A Ghost In My House’ single)
  17. Hit the North Part 1 (from the ‘Hit The North’ single)
  18. Australians in Europe (from the ‘Hit The North’ single)
  19. Northerns in Europe (from the ‘Hit The North’ single)
  20. Guest Informant (B-side from the ‘Victoria’ single)
  21. Tuff Life Booogie (B-side from the ‘Victoria’ single)
  22. Twister (B-side from the ‘Victoria’ single)
  23. Bremen Nacht (Alternative)
  24. A Day In The Life (from ‘Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father’ NME compilation, 1988)
  25. Frenz (1987 Janice Long BBC session)
  26. There’s A Ghost In My House (1987 Janice Long BBC session)
  27. Get A Hotel (1987 Janice Long BBC session)
  28. Haf Found Bormann (1987 Janice Long BBC session)

 


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