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The Fall announce rare box set of unreleased live recordings


Manchester’s most loved punks The Fall have announced a new box set of previously unreleased live performances.

The box set, entitled The Fall Live: Set of Ten, is now available to pre-order through the bands own label, Cog Sinister, as well as PledgeMusic. According to its own description, the collection will feature ten live recordings from 1980 to 2001. The limited edition will only be made into 500 units and will span three decades. The earliest recording is taken from 1980 and most recent being 2001, including the legendary London, Astoria from 1998 and the ultra-rare New Orleans recording from way back in 1981.

Record list:
Birmingham 20/11/80
New Orleans 23/06/81
Frankfurt 01/10/93
London 23/10/95
Kings Lynn 28/09/96
Stoke 30/11/97
London 12/08/98

The band’s founding member, Mark E. Smith, passed away in January at the age of 60, and had been battling a diagnosis of terminal lung and kidney cancer up until his death. Despite the pain, Smith continued to perform: “Mark was such a strong man and hated letting his fans down and tried to carry on regardless against all advice,” his family said.

The band’s final line up which featured guitarist Pete Greenway, bassist Dave Spurr and drummer Keiron Melling who had all been in the group since 2006, also announced plans to keep the band going despite Smith’s passing. Together as a four-piece the band recorded several loved Fall albums including last year’s brilliant New Facts Emerge.