The Fall

THE FRENZ EXPERIMENT (EXPANDED EDITION)


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Beggars Arkive is excited to announce the upcoming reissue of The Fall’s 10th studio album, 1988’s THE FRENZ EXPERIMENT. Available as an expanded edition on CD and LP, the releases both contain the original album, plus singles and B-Sides. The CD version also includes a previously unreleased 4-track 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. The LP version contains extensive sleeve notes with new interviews. The notes included with both formats contain brand new interviews conducted by Daryl Easley in May 2020. 

“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

Tracklist

2LP

A1 Frenz
A2 Carry Bag Man
A3 Get a Hotel
A4 Victoria
A5 Athlete Cured

B1 In These Times
B2 The Steak Place
B3 Bremen Nacht (Vinyl version)
B4 Guest Informant (Excerpt)
B5 Oswald Defence Lawyer                  

C1 There's a Ghost in My House (from There’s A Ghost In My House single)
C2 Sleep Debt Snatches (from There’s A Ghost In My House single)
C3 Mark'll Sink Us (from There’s A Ghost In My House single)
C4 Haf Found Bormann(from There’s A Ghost In My House single)                              
C5 Bremen Nacht Run Out (from the Bremen Nacht Run Out single, included w. initial pressing of the album)
C6 Northerns in Europ (from the Hit The North single)

D1 Hit the North Part 1 (from the Hit The North single)
D2 Australians in Europe (from the Hit The North single)                                     
D3 Guest Informant (B-side from the Victoria single)
D4 Tuff Life Booogie (B-side from the Victoria single)
D5 Twister (B-side from the Victoria single)   

2CD

CD1
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 w. initial pressing of the album)
12 Mark'll Sink Us (2) (from the Bremen Nacht Run Out single, included w. initial pressing of the album)

CD2                                       
1 There's a Ghost in My House (from There’s A Ghost In My House single)
2 Sleep Debt Snatches (from There’s A Ghost In My House single)
3 Mark'll Sink Us (from There’s A Ghost In My House single)
4 Haf Found Bormann (from There’s A Ghost In My House single)
5 Hit the North Part 1 (from the Hit The North single)
6 Australians in Europe (from the Hit The North single)
7 Northerns in Europ (from the Hit The North single)
8 Guest Informant (B-side from the Victoria single)                                                             
9 Tuff Life Booogie (B-side from the Victoria single)                                                             
10 Twister (B-side from the Victoria single)                                                             
11 Bremen Nacht (Alternative)
12 A Day In The Life (from Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father NME compilation, 1988)
13 Frenz (1987 Janice Long BBC session) *
14 There’s A Ghost In My House (1987 Janice Long BBC session) *
15 Get A Hotel (1987 Janice Long BBC session) *
16 Haf Found Boorman (1987 Janice Long BBC session) *

* - previously unreleased

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