The Fall: The Wonderful and Frightening Escape Route to the Fall 12" (new)

Beggar's Banquet Records


This contains the material from the two singles and the EP, Call For Escape Route, that the band released in 1984, which were also part of the extended cassette ver­sion of the original album. These were the remaining tracks recorded at the sessions.

Our take: While I'm stoked that Beggar's reissued This Nation's Saving Grace and The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall, the real gem of this reissue campaign are the two LPs of singles, b-sides, and other ephemera released at the same time. This LP collects a bunch of songs from singles surrounding the release of The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall, and it's definitely an essential purchase for Fall fanatics. I actually own all of the 7"s that these tracks come from, but I still bought a copy for myself because listening to this LP is way easier than flipping a bunch of 7"s, and tracks like "Oh! Brother" and the alternate versions of "Slang King" and "No Bulbs" are just great. By this point the Fall had abandoned their policy of releasing only non-LP singles, but they still crammed their singles full of awesome non-LP music for the die-hard fans, and this companion piece to Wonderful and Frightening is every bit as good as the LP itself. If you love the Fall as much as I do this one is a no-brainer.
Tags: 80s melodic post-punk reissues