1982 was a decisive year for The Fall. Their critically acclaimed album “Hex Enduction Hour” was released in March on Kamera Records, closely followed by this treasure – “Room To Live” in September.
This double LP reisssue includes the classic album (“Room To Live”) plus live recordings in Manchester, London, New Zealand, Netherlands and Canada.
This release is a double LP on coloured marble effect vinyl.
Founded by its only constant member, Mark E. Smith, The Fall formed in Manchester in 1976 and were one of the most prominent post-punk groups in the world. Musically, there may have been several stylistic changes over the years, but it was often characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, always underpinned by Smith’s distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics.
“They are always different; they are always the same.”
Room To Live was the fifth studio album by The Fall and was Marc Riley’s last album with the group.
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 is the fifth release in Cherry Red’s series of deluxe Fall reissues – “Fall Sound Archive”
1. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE
2. MARQUIS CHA-CHA
3. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY
4. ROOM TO LIVE
1. DETECTIVE INSTINCT
2. SOLICITOR IN STUDIO
3. PAPAL VISIT
1. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE (BURY 27/04/82)
2. TOWN CALLED CRAPPY / SOLICITOR IN STUDIO (LONDON 25/03/82)
3. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY (WELLINGTON 19/08/82)
1. DETECTIVE INSTINCT (MANCHESTER 22/12/82)
2. ROOM TO LIVE (ROTTERDAM 12/02/83)
3. WORDS OF EXPECTATION (TORONTO 21/04/83)