Beggars Arkive presents an expanded vinyl 2LP reissue of The Fall's tenth studio album, 1988's The Frenz Experiment, containing the original album, plus singles and B-sides. The vinyl version also contains extensive sleeve notes with new interviews conducted by Daryl Easlea in May 2020. 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 contained these songs, was released at the end of February 1988.
"I was clearing out the other day and I came across a review of Frenz Experiment, saying how this could have been great, how it could have been like T. Rex's Electric Warrior. I never attempted to make an album like T-Rex. I don't see the point in anybody trying to make an album like T-Rex, although people do. I don't mind it when journalists make fair comparisons, when they've done their homework. But comparing Frenz to Electric Warrior is plain daft." - Mark E Smith, Renegade – The Lives And Tales Of Mark E Smith, 2008
"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
"Mark E Smith's group of psychedelic post-punks rank as one of the most visionary, singular British bands of all time." - The Guardian