Reformation Post TLC
|Reformation Post TLC|
|Studio album by The Fall|
|Released||February 12, 2007 (UK)|
|Producer||Tim "Gracielands" Baxter and Mark E. Smith|
|The Fall chronology|
Front cover of US release
|NME||7/10 February 6, 2007|
|Robert Christgau||A- link|
|Pitchfork Media||4.0/10 link|
|PopMatters||5/10 March 28, 2007|
|Stylus Magazine||B April 6, 2007|
Reformation Post TLC is a studio album by The Fall - the band's 26th, released in the UK on February 12, 2007. The album features Mark E Smith and his wife, Elena, with Tim Presley and Rob Barbato (of Darker My Love), Orpheo McCord (of The Hill) and Dave Spurr (of Motherjohn). Presley, Barbato and McCord replaced Ben Pritchard, Spencer Birtwistle and Steve Trafford, all of whom left during an American tour in April 2006. Smith said in an interview with Q magazine that the "post-TLC" refers to the band after the "traitors, liars and cunts..." had left.
Original UK CD track listing
- "Over! Over!" (Mark E. Smith)
- "Reformation!" (Smith, Robert Barbato)
- "Fall Sound" (Smith, Barbato, Tim Presley, Orpheo McCord)
- "White Line Fever" (Merle Haggard)
- "Insult Song" (Smith, Barbato, Presley, McCord)
- "My Door Is Never" (Smith)
- "Coach and Horses" (Smith, McCord)
- "The Usher" (Smith, Elena Poulou, Barbato, Presley, McCord)
- "The Wright Stuff" (Smith, Barbato, Poulou)
- "Scenario" (Smith, Barbato, Presley, McCord)
- "Das Boat" (Smith, Barbato, Presley, McCord)
- "The Bad Stuff" (Smith, Barbato, Poulou, Presley, McCord)
- "Systematic Abuse" (Smith, Barbato, Poulou, Presley, McCord)
- "Outro" (Smith, Barbato, Poulou, Presley, McCord)
Released on March 5, the UK double album edition was different from the CD format. Several songs appeared in slightly alternate mixes with some tracks extended and others shortened. "Outro" was omitted altogether. On 22 March it was confirmed that later pressings of the UK CD would follow this tracklisting.
- "Over! Over!"
- "Reformation!" (extended)
- "Fall Sound"
- "White Line Fever"
- "Insult Song" (extended)
- "My Door Is Never"
- "Coach and Horses"
- "The Usher"
- "The Wright Stuff" (extended)
- "Das Boat" (edited - the introduction is missing)
- "The Bad Stuff"
- "Systematic Abuse"
The US edition was released on Narnack Records on 27 March. This edition omits "The Usher" despite the track being included on promotional copies and on the US iTunes edition ). All tracks that are extended on the UK 2LP edition appear in those versions rather than their UK CD counterparts. The US release also comes with four QuickTime movies of the group performing live at the Hiro Ballroom in New York in November 2006. The songs featured are Frank Zappa's "Hungry Freaks, Daddy", "My Door Is Never", "Scenario" and "Theme From Sparta FC" from The Real New Fall LP.
- The Fall:
- Peter Greenway - rhythm and lead guitar
- Gary Bennett - rhythm guitar
- St. Eitel - "presence"