This Nation's Saving Grace [Omnibus Edition]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ted Mills
"Feel the wrath of my Bombast!" exhorts Smith on this follow-up to their groundbreaking Wonderful and Frightening World of...The Fall, and this collection is ample proof of the pure confidence the group had at this time. Stompers like "Barmy," "What You Need," and the mighty "Gut of the Quantifier" are all led by Brix Smith's twanging lead hooks and filled by distorted guitars and bludgeoning drums, on top of which Mark E. Smith rants with conviction. But it's the departures from this sound that mark the real interest here: the synth-driven "L.A." looks ahead to the Fall's experiments with electronica; "Paint Work" is an impressionist piece interrupted by Smith accidentally ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ted Mills
"Feel the wrath of my Bombast!" exhorts Smith on this follow-up to their groundbreaking Wonderful and Frightening World of...The Fall, and this collection is ample proof of the pure confidence the group had at this time. Stompers like "Barmy," "What You Need," and the mighty "Gut of the Quantifier" are all led by Brix Smith's twanging lead hooks and filled by distorted guitars and bludgeoning drums, on top of which Mark E. Smith rants with conviction. But it's the departures from this sound that mark the real interest here: the synth-driven "L.A." looks ahead to the Fall's experiments with electronica; "Paint Work" is an impressionist piece interrupted by Smith accidentally erasing over some of the track at home; and "I Am Damo Suzuki," a tribute to Can's lead singer, borrows its arrangement from several of that group's songs. The Fall sound mysterious, down to earth, and hilarious all at the same time. [This "Omnibus Edition" of the album features three CDs, two of which are filled with highly desirable extras. Disc one is a remastered version of the original album while disc two features 17 previously unreleased, rough mixes from Mark E. Smith's private collection. Disc three collects tracks from the "Couldn't Get Ahead" and "Cruiser's Creek" singles, along with tracks recorded for BBC DJ John Peel. Also included is a 48-page booklet filled with interviews and archival photographs, making this set highly recommended for any fan of the original album.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/18/2011
  • Label: Beggars Banquet Us
  • UPC: 607618206727
  • Catalog Number: 82067

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mansion (1:20)
  2. 2 Bombast (3:07)
  3. 3 Barmy (5:20)
  4. 4 What You Need (4:49)
  5. 5 Spoilt Victorian Child (4:13)
  6. 6 L.A. (4:11)
  7. 7 Gut of the Quantifier (5:15)
  8. 8 My New House (5:17)
  9. 9 Paintwork (6:40)
  10. 10 I Am Damo Suzuki (5:43)
  11. 11 To Nkroachment: Yarbles (1:23)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Demo Suzuki (5:54)
  2. 2 Wonderful and Frightened, Pt. 1 (1:22)
  3. 3 Wonderful and Frightened, Pt. 2 (1:46)
  4. 4 Gut of the Quantifier (5:30)
  5. 5 Bombast (2:48)
  6. 6 Barmy (4:51)
  7. 7 My New House (5:52)
  8. 8 Paintwork (7:07)
  9. 9 Ma Riley (3:48)
  10. 10 Spoilt Victorian Childe (4:26)
  11. 11 L.A. (5:15)
  12. 12 What You Need (4:57)
  13. 13 Edie (3:59)
  14. 14 Cruiser's Creek (7:34)
  15. 15 L.A. (4:23)
  16. 16 Bombast (3:05)
  17. 17 Paintwork (7:03)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Couldn't Get Ahead (2:37)
  2. 2 Rollin' Dany (2:26)
  3. 3 Petty (Thief) Lout (5:22)
  4. 4 Cruiser's Creek (6:07)
  5. 5 Vixen (4:03)
  6. 6 Ma Riley (3:28)
  7. 7 Barmy (6:02)
  8. 8 Cruiser's Creek (4:19)
  9. 9 Spoilt Victorian Child (4:57)
  10. 10 Gut of the Quantifier (4:44)
  11. 11 L.A. (2:35)
  12. 12 What You Need (5:52)
  13. 13 Couldn't Get Ahead (4:36)
  14. 14 Cruiser's Creek (5:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Fall Primary Artist
Brix Smith Guitar, Vocals, Interviewee
Karl Burns Bass, Drums
Steve Hanley Interviewee
John Leckie Interviewee
Simon Rogers Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Interviewee
Craig Scanlon Guitar
Mark E. Smith Guitar, Violin, Vocals, Interviewee
Stephen Hanley Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
John Fogerty Liner Notes
Gavin Friday Liner Notes
Brix Smith Composer, Liner Notes
Steve Barker Liner Notes
Karl Burns Composer
Joe Gillingham Engineer
Paul Hanley Liner Notes
Steve Hanley Liner Notes
John Leckie Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes
Michael Pollard Liner Notes, Cover Art, Cover Drawing, Original Cover Photography
Mark Radcliffe Producer
Simon Rogers Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Craig Scanlon Composer
Mark E. Smith Composer, Producer
John Dent Remastering
Paul Edwards Composer
Edwin Pouncey Interviewer
Chris Bigg Sleeve Design, Layout
Steve Webbon Layout
Mike Engles Engineer
Mike Walter Engineer
Nigel Reeve Liner Notes
Carole Segal Liner Notes, Band Photo
Joe Steen Composer
Jason Mitchell Remastering
Martin Mills Liner Notes
Stephen Hanley Composer
Dale Griffin Producer
Ray Conroy Liner Notes, Sound Man
Terry Hollingsworth Liner Notes
David Alker Paintings
Peter Liddell Paintings
Karen Ehlers Liner Notes
Claus Costenskiold Liner Notes, Illustrations, Cover Art, Original Cover Artwork
Richard Thomas Liner Notes
Phillip Short Liner Notes
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