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The Frenz Experiment (Expanded Edition)
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The Fall
Beggars Banquet
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October 23, 2020

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 2XCD and 2XLP, 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” Beatles cover rarity, 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 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

Digital Tracklist

Disc 1

  1. 1 Frenz 3:26 Buy


  2. 2 Carry Bag Man 4:24 Buy

    Carry Bag Man

  3. 3 Get a Hotel 4:34 Buy

    Get a Hotel

  4. 4 Victoria 2:43 Buy


  5. 5 Athlete Cured 5:55 Buy

    Athlete Cured

  6. 6 In These Times 3:26 Buy

    In These Times

  7. 7 The Steak Place 3:56 Buy

    The Steak Place

  8. 8 Bremen Nacht (Vinyl Version) 7:09 Buy

    Bremen Nacht (Vinyl Version)

  9. 9 Guest Informant (Excerpt) 0:38 Buy

    Guest Informant (Excerpt)

  10. 10 Oswald Defence Lawyer 5:59 Buy

    Oswald Defence Lawyer

Disc 2

  1. 1 There's a Ghost in My House 2:36 Buy

    There's a Ghost in My House

  2. 2 Sleep Debt Snatches 6:18 Buy

    Sleep Debt Snatches

  3. 3 Mark'll Sink Us 4:53 Buy

    Mark'll Sink Us

  4. 4 Haf Found Bormann 2:43 Buy

    Haf Found Bormann

  5. 5 Hit the North (Part 1) 4:01 Buy

    Hit the North (Part 1)

  6. 6 Australians in Europe 5:16 Buy

    Australians in Europe

  7. 7 Northerns in Europ 2:19 Buy

    Northerns in Europ

  8. 8 Guest Informant 5:49 Buy

    Guest Informant

  9. 9 Tuff Life Booogie 2:44 Buy

    Tuff Life Booogie

  10. 10 Twister 5:06 Buy


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