The Real New Fall LP (Formerly Country on the Click)

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The Real New Fall LP (Formerly Country on the Click)
The Real New Fall LP (UK).jpg
Studio album by The Fall
Released 27 October 2003 (UK)
15 June 2004 (US)
Recorded 2003
Genre Post-punk
Length 44:25 (UK)
52:25 (US)
Label Action Records (UK)
Narnack (US)
Producer The Fall
The Fall chronology
2G+2
(2002)
The Real New Fall LP (Formerly Country on the Click)
(2003)
50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong
(2004)
Alternative cover
Cover of the US version
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 85/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork 7.9/10[4]
PopMatters favourable[5]
The Sunday Times 3/3[6]
Stylus A–[7]

The Real New Fall LP (Formerly Country on the Click) is an album by The Fall (their 23rd). It was released on Action Records in the United Kingdom in 2003, and then on Narnack Records in the United States, with a slightly altered track listing, in 2004.

The subtitle is explained by the fact that the tracks were originally scheduled for release under the title Country on the Click. The tracks were recorded between December 2002 and January 2003, and mixed, by Grant Showbiz and Jim Watts, in February 2003. Promos were sent out and three of the new songs were previewed in the band's 23rd Peel Session, recorded 19 February and broadcast 13 March 2003. The release was delayed after a mix appeared on the internet, prompting Mark E. Smith to remix, partially re-record, re-sequence and rename the album. However, the original title still appears on the CD spine.

The album features the song "Theme from Sparta F.C.", which, since 2005, has been used as the theme music to the Final Score section of BBC television's Saturday afternoon sports coverage. In 2006, Smith was also invited to read out the classified football results on the BBCi interactive service "Score"; this performance was in turn released by the Sonic Arts Network on their Stewart Lee-compiled album The Topography of Chance. A version of the track was released as a single in the UK on 10 July 2004, charting at 66 in the UK Singles Chart;[8] this version ("Theme from Sparta F.C. #2") also appears on the US versions of the album. Yet another version appeared on Interim.

Track listing[edit]

UK version[edit]

  1. "Green Eyed Loco-Man" (Mark E. Smith, Jim Watts) – 3:47
  2. "Mountain Energei" (Dave Milner, Smith) – 3:22
  3. "Theme From Sparta F.C." (Ben Pritchard, Smith, Watts) – 3:43
  4. "Contraflow" (Smith, Watts) – 4:06
  5. "Last Commands of Xyralothep Via M.E.S." (Milner, Smith) – 3:20
  6. "Open the Boxoctosis #2" (Smith, Watts) – 3:46
  7. "Janet, Johnny + James" (Pritchard, Smith) – 4:15
  8. "The Past #2" (Smith, Watts) – 2:20
  9. "Loop41 'Houston" (Lee Hazlewood) – 3:20
  10. "Mike's Love Xexagon" (Smith, Watts) – 4:59
  11. "Proteinprotection" (Milner, Pritchard, Smith, Watts) – 3:19
  12. "Recovery Kit" (Pritchard, Smith) – 3:58

US version[edit]

The American release is remastered, features an alternate cover and abbreviates the titles of several tracks, although most are identical to their UK counterparts. "Sparta 2#" and "Recovery Kit 2#" are alternate recordings, while "Mod Mock Goth" and "Portugal" were not included on the UK version of the LP but did feature on UK singles.

  1. "Green Eyed" – 3:46
  2. "Mountain" – 3:22
  3. "Sparta 2#" – 3:49
  4. "Contraflow" – 4:05
  5. "Xralothep" – 3:20
  6. "Janet vs. Johnny" – 4:15
  7. "Boxoctosis" – 3:45
  8. "The Past" – 2:19
  9. "Mod Mock Goth" (Smith, Elenor Poulou) – 4:12
  10. "Protein Protection" – 3:17
  11. "Mike's Love Hexagon" – 4:59
  12. "41.Loop / Houston" – 3:28
  13. "Portugal" (Smith, Simon Archer, Milner, Poulou, Pritchard) – 3:37
  14. "Recovery Kit 2#" (Pritchard, Smith, S. Beswick [uncredited], Rob Lally [uncredited]) – 4:03

Country on the Click (unreleased original version)[edit]

  1. "Theme From Sparta F.C." – 3:48
  2. "Proteinprotection" – 3:19
  3. "Mountain Energei" – 3:29
  4. "Contraflow" – 4:41
  5. "Green Eyed Loco-Man" – 3:57
  6. "Last Commands of Xyralothep Via M.E.S." – 3:20
  7. "Boxoctosis" – 3:40
  8. "Ho(e)uston" – 3:20
  9. "The Past" – 2:20
  10. "Mike's Love Xexagon" – 5:15
  11. "Recovery Kit" – 4:10
  12. "Susan Vs Youthclub" (Milner, Smith) – 3.40

Personnel[edit]

  • The Fall:
    • Mark E. Smithlead vocals
    • Ben Pritchard – lead guitar, backing vocals
    • Jim Watts – bass guitar, guitar, computer, backing vocals
    • Dave Milner – drums, backing vocals; lead vocals on "Portugal"
    • Elena Poulou – keyboards, backing vocals
    • Simon "Ding" Archer – bass guitar on "Green Eyed Loco Man", "Sparta 2#", "Mad Mock Goth" and "Portugal"; backing vocals on "Portugal"
  • S. Beswick – keyboards on "Recovery Kit"
  • Ed Blaney – backing vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Real New Fall L.P. (Formerly Country On The Click) by The Fall". Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  2. ^ The Real New Fall LP at AllMusic
  3. ^ Pidd, Helen (23 October 2003). "The Fall: The Real New Fall LP". Retrieved 19 September 2016 – via The Guardian. 
  4. ^ 22 Jan 2004
  5. ^ "Music Reviews, Features, Essays, News, Columns, Blogs, MP3s and Videos - PopMatters". Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "The Times & The Sunday Times". Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  7. ^ 14 Apr. 2004
  8. ^ "THEME FROM SPARTA FC". Official Charts. Retrieved 2016-04-03. 

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