The Fall ‎– Fiend With A Violin

Receiver Records Limited ‎– RRCD 211
CD, Album, Compilation

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 I Feel Voxish
Written-By – Riley*, Smith*, Hanley*
2 The Man Whose Head Expanded
Written-By – Scanlon*, Smith*, Hanley*
3 Ed's Babe
Written-By – Scanlon*, Smith*
4 What You Need
Written-By – Scanlon*, Smith*
5 L.A.
Written-By – Smith*, Smith*
6 Petty Thief Lout
Written-By – Scanlon*, Smith*
7 Fiend With A Violin
Written-By – Smith*
8 Spoilt Victorian Child
Written-By – Smith*, Rogers*
9 Bombast
Written-By – Smith*, Hanley*
10 Married, Two Kids
Written-By – Scanlon*, Smith*, Hanley*
11 Haven't Found It Yet
Written-By – Scanlon*, Smith*
12 Gentlemen's Agreement
Written-By – Scanlon*, Smith*
13 Fiend With A Violin (Vox)
Written-By – Smith*

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Tracks 1-13 previously unreleased outtakes, alternate versions and live renditions. "Fiend With A Violin" is actually "2 x 4".
Tracks 5,6,8,9,11 & 12 are live versions.

Marketed by Trojan Sales Ltd.
℗ 1996 Receiver Records © 1996 Receiver Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 66126 72112 9
  • Rights Society: mcps
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): RRCD 211 MASTERED BY NIMBUS

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
06076 80248-2 The Fall Fiend With A Violin(CD, Album, Comp, RE) Trojan Records 06076 80248-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
RRLP211 The Fall Fiend With A Violin(LP, Album, Com) Receiver Records Limited RRLP211 UK 1996 Sell This Version
288099-9 The Fall Fiend With A Violin(DVD-A, Album, RE, RM, Amb) Silverline 288099-9 US 2002 Sell This Version



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June 27, 2017

You can't have too much Fall in my humble opinion!

So here's what I think track by track of this CD for anyone who may be vaguely interested.

1: I Feel Voxish (Excellent, as good as the LP version on PBL)

2: The Man Whose Head Expanded (Strange industrial weirdness, nothing like the original but very compelling, it's actually pretty good)

3: Ed's Babe (Great version, lovely smooth bass, nice experimental noises too)

4: What You Need (Stripped down version, not as good as the original but still interesting, Mark's vocal is good as is the odd keyboard)

5: LA (It's ok, nothing special but certainly not bad)

6: Petty Thief Lout (This sounds like late 1960's psychedelia! wasn't sure at first but actually very interesting and grows on you)

7: Fiend With A Violin (You'd never think this was The Fall if you hadn't been told, very strange repetitive guitar strum with good percussion and keyboard oddness, well worth a listen)

8: Spoilt Victorian Child (Nothing special, an average live version)

9: Bombast (Nice live version, low quality recording doesn't do it justice)

10: Married, Two Kids (Good track!, I like this bouncy foot tapper)

11: Haven't Found It Yet (Another nice live version)

12: Gentlemen's Agreement (Laid back and an OK live track, let down by poor recording quality again though)

13: Fiend With A Violin (vox). (Just a weird short outro)

If you're a big fan then you'll want it because there are some tracks here that aren't available anywhere else.
It's a hodgepodge collection but does hang together quite well in my opinion.

The sleeve notes are useless as there is no info about the tracks.