1982 was a decisive year for The Fall. Their critically acclaimed album “Hex Enduction Hour” was released in March, closely followed by “Room To Live” in September. Fast-Forward to 2019 and we’ve got 3 stellar releases on the way to document a crucial year in the history of The Fall. As an added bonus, each title when ordered directly through the Cherry Red website comes with their very own limited edition pin badge (while stocks last)!
This triple LP includes the full classic album plus John Peel Sessions and live recordings in Manchester and New Zealand.
“Hex Enduction Hour” was the fourth studio album by The Fall, building on their lo-fi production and featuring a two-drummer line-up. The album was recorded in Reykjavik, Iceland and Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
Featuring the classic line-up of Mark E. Smith alongside Steve Hanley (bass), Craig Scanlon (guitar), Karl Burns (drums), Paul Hanley (drums) and Marc Riley (guitar).
This double LP includes the classic album (“Room To Live”) plus live recordings in Manchester, London, New Zealand, Netherlands and Canada.
This release is a double vinyl on coloured marble effect vinyl.
Room To Live was the fifth studio album by The Fall and was Marc Riley’s last album with the group.
This six-disc boxset brings together those two classic albums alongside a host of John Peel sessions, Kamera singles, live performances and the group’s live album “In A Hole”, recorded during their tour of New Zealand and originally released on Flying Nun Records.
Also included in the box is a replica poster from the August 1982 show at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand and a replica press-release for “Hex Enduction Hour”.
The music comes housed in a rigid board slipcase and also features a 4,000-word essay by Daryl Easlea. It has been remastered by long-term Fall engineer Andy Pearce.