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• Founded by its only constant member, Mark E. Smith, The Fall formed in Manchester in 1976 and were one of the most prominent post-punk groups in the world. Musically, there may have been several stylistic changes over the years, but it was often characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, always underpinned by Smith’s distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics. • “They are always different; they are always the same…” John Peel • “Dragnet” is the second studio album – released 26th October 1979 – these editions celebrate the fortieth anniversary of this seminal album. • Originally released through record label Step-Forward, it predicated two major factors in the group’s career – high productivity and high group turnover. • The album has historically garnered excellent reviews, including 4/5 in MOJO, 8.7/10 on Pitchfork and 4/5 in Q Magazine. • Featuring the one and only Mark E. Smith alongside Steve Hanley (bass), Marc Riley (guitar), Craig Scanlon (guitar), Mike Leigh (drums), Kay Carroll (backing vocals) and Yvonne Pawlett (keyboards). • This is the second release in Cherry Red’s new series of deluxe Fall reissues: “Fall Sound Archive”. • The black and white splatter vinyl version is 180GSM with an inner bag and features a replica of 7” single ‘Rowche Rumble’ c/w ‘In My Area’. It is limited to 1000 copies.

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