The Fall 'Reformation Post TLC' 2xLP
The band is noted for its prolific output and released over 25 studio albums (more than triple that counting live albums and other releases). They never achieved widespread public success beyond a handful of minor hit singles in the late 1980s, but maintained a strong cult following. The band were long associated with BBC disc jockey John Peel, who championed them from early on in their career and cited The Fall as his favourite band, famously explaining, “They are always different; they are always the same.”
Reformation Post TLC was released in February 2007 and features Mark E Smith and his wife, Elena, with newcomers Tim Presley and Rob Barbato, Orpheo McCord and Dave Spurr. Presley, Barbato and McCord, all Americans, joined the band as emergency replacements for Ben Pritchard, Spencer Birtwistle and Steve Trafford, all of whom quit the band during an American tour in April 2006.
This re-issue of Reformation Post TLC enhances the album to vinyl on four sides and comes in a limited-edition splatter colour. It also features an essay by Daryl Easlea and has been remastered by long-term Fall engineer Andy Pearce.
Catalogue number: BREDD800
Label: Cherry Red