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Shift-Work
Fall
Shift-Work
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #1

Reissue of the long unavailable 1991 album, with 2 bonus tracks 'Xmas With Simon' the B-side of High Tension Line & 'Blood Outta Stone' the B-side from White Lightning. Remastered. Cog Sinister. 2002.

      
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All Artists: Fall
Title: Shift-Work
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Cog Sinister Us
Original Release Date: 1/1/1991
Re-Release Date: 10/8/2002
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: British Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 825947102323

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Album Description
Reissue of the long unavailable 1991 album, with 2 bonus tracks 'Xmas With Simon' the B-side of High Tension Line & 'Blood Outta Stone' the B-side from White Lightning. Remastered. Cog Sinister. 2002.
 

CD Reviews

Another great re-issue.
ED | 10/31/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Top Fall album, from a great, underrated Fall period."
Let's be honest, you can't beat The Fall!
Mr N Forbes-warren | Newport, South Wales, UK | 12/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Always the same yet always different and experimental, that's what I like! SHIFT WORK is The Fall's 1991 album release and the CD version also contains some singles tracks such as HI TENSION LINE - with its basic but effective guitar lines and vocalist Mark E. Smith using forgotten lines to his advantage 'I must keep these words from wandering!'. Absolutely! There's also a punk cover version of The Big Bopper's WHITE LIGHTNING, which was a minor chart hit in the UK and still popular in indie music discos. As for the album tracks, the band here show a mellow side on tracks like ROSE, EDINBURGH MAN - in which MArk E. Smith rants satirically about the arty Edinburgh Fringe Festival - and the disco-friendly THE MIXER, experiment with rock in THE WAR AGAINST INTELLIGENCE and IDIOT JOY SHOWLAND, a satire on popular music has-beens even namedroping Freddie and the Dreamers(!). A LOT OF WIND and SHIFT WORK are tracks that maintain that early Fall abrasiveness and minimalist one-chord guitar chugs from long-term guitarist Craig Scanlon and because of this these two are the stand out tracks. THE BOOK OF LIES is also worth a mention as they now seem to be inspired by 1980s gothic sounds yet cross it over well with 1950s rock'n'roll on this track! A great mix indeed, if somewhat weird! Overall, if you love the Fall, then check this album out for its great use of musical inspirations made all the more original by the presence of MES ranting away in a style all his own. Fantastic."