The Fall's 'Bend Sinister' Gets Expanded Reissue

The double-disc re-release includes a pile of added bonus material
The Fall's 'Bend Sinister' Gets Expanded Reissue
The Fall released a lot of great albums over their many years, and among those stands Bend Sinister. It's no surprise then that the band's 1986 effort is getting an expanded reissue.

The re-release will come via Beggars Arkive and arrive on March 15. The entire album has been remastered from the analogue tapes, and the reissue will be presented as both a double-LP set, as well as an even larger 2-CD version.

The bonus material added to the reissue includes various B-sides, Peel Session cuts, live tracks and more. If you spring for the CD version, you'll get six added tracks that are previously unreleased.

A press release describes the album like this:

After the universal acclaim for the previous year's This Nation's Saving Grace, Bend Sinister often stands in its predecessor's shadow. It is a dark, brooding album made at the height of the group's Beggars Banquet years and many people include this at the top of the list of favorite Fall albums.

Down below, you can see the tracklists for the vinyl and CD versions. Below that, you'll find the video for album highlight "Mr. Pharmacist." You can pre-order the reissue here.

As previously reported, Fall frontman Mark E. Smith passed away last year at the age of 60.

Bend Sinister 2-LP:

A1. R.O.D.
A2. Dktr. Faustus
A3. Shoulder Pads 1#
A4. Mr. Pharmacist
A5. Gross Chapel – British Grenadiers
B1. U.S. 80's – 90's
B2. Terry Waite Sez
B3. Bournemouth Runner
B4. Riddler!
B5. Shoulder Pads 2#
C1. Living Too Late (From the Living Too Late single)
C2. Hot Aftershave Bop (From the Living Too Late single)
C3. Lucifer Over Lancashire (From the Mr.Pharmacist single)
C4. Auto Tech Pilot (From the Mr.Pharmacist single)
D1. Hey! Luciani (from the Hey! Luciani single)
D2. Entitled (from the Hey! Luciani single)
D3. Shoulder Pads #1b (from the Hey! Luciani single)
D4. Living Too Long (From the Living Too Late single)

Bend Sinister 2-CD:


1-1. R.O.D.

1-2. Dktr. Faustus

1-3. Shoulder Pads 1#

1-4. Mr. Pharmacist

1-5. Gross Chapel – British Grenadiers

1-6. U.S. 80's – 90's

1-7. Terry Waite Sez

1-8. Bournemouth Runner

1-9. Riddler!

1-10. Shoulder Pads 2#

2-1. Living Too Late (Remastered/from the Living Too Late single)

2-2. Hot Aftershave Bop (Remastered/from the Living Too Late single)

2-3. Lucifer Over Lancashire (Remastered/from the Mr.Pharmacist single)

2-4. Auto Tech Pilot (Remastered/from the Mr.Pharmacist single)

2-5. Hey! Luciani (Remastered/from the Hey! Luciani single)

2-6. Entitled (Remastered/from the Hey! Luciani single)

2-7. Shoulder Pads #1b (Remastered/from the Hey! Luciani single)

2-8. Living Too Long (Remastered/from the Living Too Late single)

2-9. R. O. D (Peel Session, June 29 1986)

2-10. Gross Chapel – British Grenadiers (Peel Session, June 29 1986)

2-11. U. S. 80s – 90s (Peel Session, June 29 1986)

2-12. Hot Aftershave Bop (Peel Session, June 29 1986)

2.13. Luciani (Original version, previously unreleased)

2.14. DKTR. Faustus (Rough mix, previously unreleased)

2.15. Terry Waite Sez (Yellow 2 Mix, previously unreleased)

2.16. Lucifer Over Lancashire (Abbey Road Take 2, previously unreleased)

2.17. Entitled (Abbey Road Take 2, previously unreleased)

2.18. Town And Country Hobgoblins (Live, from the Bend Sinister cassette release)