Martin Newell ‎– Songs For A Fallow Land

Fixed Identity ‎– FI-001
Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Remastered, Reissue, Album


A1 Sun Comes To The Wood
A2 Julie Profumo
A3 Soul Monday
A4 Gamma Ray Blue
A5 Heroin Clones
B1 Winter Palace 2
B2 Golden Lane
B3 Stars Are Cold
B4 Late Night
B5 Beyond......



Originally released in an edition of 100 cassettes in 1985, F.I. has remastered each song from Martin's original chrome tapes to be issued on LP in a limited pressing of 500 copies containing liner notes by the "Wild Man Of Wivenhoe" himself.

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
(0) (0) (9) Martin Newell Songs For A Fallow Land(Cass, Album) Man At The Off Licence (0) (0) (9) US 1985 Sell This Version
JAR - 33 Martin Newell Songs For A Fallow Land(CDr, Ltd, Num, RE) Jarmusic JAR - 33 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
CT-177 Cleaners From Venus Songs For A Fallow Land(LP, Album, RE, RM) Captured Tracks CT-177 US 2013 Sell This Version



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January 22, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
If I didn't truly love this album ("heroin clones" being a high point, no pun intended) I would put a one star rating on this Fixed Identity "remastered" re-release. Either my pressing was especially awful or their source material was the most lo-fidelity, worn-out cassette copy of this album they could find. I'm curious as to what mastering was actually done to these tracks because they sound worse than the hand-dubbed copies Newell himself sent out personally, which were notoriously lofi. I own one, midnight cleaners, and besides having been played enough times that the tracks play about 20% faster than they should, it still sounds quite good. This doesn't. The first time I played it on my turntable I thought the needle was broken. I'm not going to punish the rating of this album by rating this pressing but if anyone else owns a copy please let me know if my copy is an isolated incident or if this version should be altogether avoided.

Side note: I own the Captured Tracks remastered 'Wartime Conditions" on vinyl and would recommend that if you want a "Songs for a Fallow Land" record, I would check out the CT version. They're excellent quality and as close to perfectly mastered as possible.