TVD Radar: The Fall, Bend Sinister 2LP vinyl reissue in stores 3/15

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Beggars Arkive is excited to announce the long-awaited reissue of The Fall’s ninth studio album, Bend Sinister, originally released in 1986. This edition is titled Bend Sinister/The ‘Domesday’ Pay-Off Triad-Plus!

It was the last of three albums in a row produced by John Leckie and was named after a dystopian novel by Vladimir Nabokov. After the universal acclaim for the previous year’s This Nation’s Saving Grace, Bend Sinister often stands in its predecessor’s shadow. It is a dark, brooding album made at the height of the group’s Beggars Banquet years and many people include this at the top of the list of favorite Fall albums.

“From Bend Sinister, “Mr. Pharmacist” is a lurching installment in pop music’s ongoing conversation with drug dealers, illicit and otherwise. Actually a cover of 1960s garage-rockers the Other Half, it’s also a demonstration of how the Fall’s relatively unchanging style could bolster other people’s songs.” —Pitchfork

LP TRACK LISTING:
A1. R.O.D.
A2. Dktr. Faustus
A3. Shoulder Pads 1#
A4. Mr. Pharmacist
A5. Gross Chapel – British Grenadiers
B1. U.S. 80’s – 90’s
B2. Terry Waite Sez
B3. Bournemouth Runner
B4. Riddler!
B5. Shoulder Pads 2#
C1. Living Too Late (From the Living Too Late single)
C2. Hot Aftershave Bop (From the Living Too Late single)
C3. Lucifer Over Lancashire (From the Mr.Pharmacist single)
C4. Auto Tech Pilot (From the Mr.Pharmacist single)
D1. Hey! Luciani (from the Hey! Luciani single)
D2. Entitled (from the Hey! Luciani single)
D3. Shoulder Pads #1b (from the Hey! Luciani single)
D4. Living Too Long (From the Living Too Late single)

CD TRACK LISTING:
1-1. R.O.D.
1-2. Dktr. Faustus
1-3. Shoulder Pads 1#
1-4. Mr. Pharmacist
1-5. Gross Chapel – British Grenadiers
1-6. U.S. 80’s – 90’s
1-7. Terry Waite Sez
1-8. Bournemouth Runner
1-9. Riddler!
1-10. Shoulder Pads 2#
2-1. Living Too Late (Remastered/from the Living Too Late single)
2-2. Hot Aftershave Bop (Remastered/from the Living Too Late single)
2-3. Lucifer Over Lancashire (Remastered/from the Mr.Pharmacist single)
2-4. Auto Tech Pilot (Remastered/from the Mr.Pharmacist single)
2-5. Hey! Luciani (Remastered/from the Hey! Luciani single)
2-6. Entitled (Remastered/from the Hey! Luciani single)
2-7. Shoulder Pads #1b (Remastered/from the Hey! Luciani single)
2-8. Living Too Long (Remastered/from the Living Too Late single)
2-9. R. O. D (Peel Session, June 29 1986)
2-10. Gross Chapel – British Grenadiers (Peel Session, June 29 1986)
2-11. U. S. 80s – 90s (Peel Session, June 29 1986)
2-12. Hot Aftershave Bop (Peel Session, June 29 1986)
2.13. Luciani (Original version, previously unreleased)
2.14. DKTR. Faustus (Rough mix, previously unreleased)
2.15. Terry Waite Sez (Yellow 2 Mix, previously unreleased)
2.16. Lucifer Over Lancashire (Abbey Road Take 2, previously unreleased)
2.17. Entitled (Abbey Road Take 2, previously unreleased)
2.18. Town And Country Hobgoblins (Live, from the Bend Sinister cassette release)

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