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All Fall Down Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (April 5 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Voiceprint/Renascent
  • ASIN: B000062R79
  • In-Print Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #328,029 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Their Third Album was Less Well Received at the Time, but Has Subsequently Proved Itself a Brilliant Record. Lion's Mouth was Just Too Hard an Act to Follow! Three Tracks Are Added from the Original Session which Never Made it Onto the Album (The Record Company Considered them Not Commercial Enough ! ). Adrian and Wally Brill Mixed them Shortly Before Adrian's Death. Don't Forget These have Never Been Heard Before !

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lypo Suck on June 7 2004
Format: Audio CD
Don't listen to those who maintain this record is a dark, bleak, un-pop-friendly departure from their previous work. Legend has it that their record company, WEA, wanted accessible pop tunes, and the Sound responded to the pressure with "All Fall Down." Offended, WEA then sent the band packing, while the record was said to have polarized even the most hardcore Sound fans. While there's nothing here that would've really dented the top 40 charts, there's also little to suggest that this is anything but the next logical progression from their 2nd record, the stunning post-punk "From the Lion's Mouth." "All Fall Down" is a bit more challenging in some ways, but the handful of such moments are balanced nicely with some musically upbeat, poppy, melodic songs. To put it simply, this just isn't the challenging, cold beast most critics would have you believe.
The poppier element here is best exemplified by "Calling the New Tune" and "Party of the Mind," two upbeat, hooky songs, while "We Could Go Far" ends on a beautifully melancholy note with chimey melodic guitars and soothing synths. Other songs like the dissonant "Glass and Smoke" and the title track hint at the kind of bleakness critics often point to, but those are only the darker numbers that are apart of a much more varied whole. "In Suspence," and "Red Paint" straddle the line between pop and bleakness quite effectively.
Ultimately, this record displays a better, more texturally interesting (and appropriate - with alternately lush and harsh minimalist atmospherics) production than "Lion's Mouth," which in turns displays the varied and seemingly conflicting moods the band effortlessly throws out.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Dispelling the Myth that this is Inaccessible & Bleak. June 7 2004
By Lypo Suck - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Don't listen to those who dismiss this record as a dark, bleak, un-pop-friendly departure from their previous work. Legend has it that their record company, WEA, wanted accessible pop tunes, and the Sound responded to the pressure with "All Fall Down." Offended, WEA sent the band packing, while the record was said to have polarized even the most hardcore Sound fans. While there's nothing here that would've really troubled the top 40 charts, there's also little to suggest that this is anything but the next logical progression from their second record, the stunning post-punk classic "From the Lion's Mouth." "All Fall Down" is a bit more challenging in some ways, but the handful of such moments are balanced by several musically upbeat, poppy, melodic songs. This just isn't the challenging, cold slab of bleakness that most critics would have you believe.

The poppier element here is best exemplified by "Calling the New Tune" and "Party of the Mind," two upbeat, hooky songs, while "We Could Go Far" ends on a beautifully melancholy note with chiming, melodic guitars and soothing synths. Others, like the dissonant "Glass and Smoke" and the title track, hint at the kind of darkness critics often point to, but those are only the darker numbers that are part of a much more varied whole. "In Suspence" and "Red Paint" straddle the line between pop and bleakness quite effectively. "Monument", on the other hand, is one of the most accessible songs of their career.

Ultimately, while this album offers a more texturally lush and atmospheric sound than its predecessor, song for song it's not as consistent. But if you like the Sound, there's absolutely no reason not to buy this. It's not their best effort, but it still provides an engrossing listen.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
If this was their worst, I'd like to hear their best Oct. 23 2006
By L. Mitchell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This was the third album of the great underrated band The Sound, and considered by many to be a weak follow-up to their classic From The Lion's Mouth. I wasn't going to get this album from all I heard about it, but I saw it marked down in a store and bought it on an impluse. And I was surprised to discover many songs I can't live without! I had Monument in my head after one listen. After playing the CD a couple more times, I came to love In Suspense, Where The Love Is and We Could Go Far. The biggest treat was the bonus track Sorry; I'm completely puzzled why it was left off the original album. The only reason I rate this four stars and not five is that there are several not-so-good tracks. That doesn't matter; I still got 8 cuts for my iPod out of this CD and they're great ones--what more can you expect from an album?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Not the usual song and dance Dec 16 2011
By Green-Eyed Owl - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This recording died the commercial death almost 30 years ago but the amount of units sold doesn't equate to the excellence, craftmanship and passion of the art within. If you have not heard The Sound before, "All Fall Down" might be the place to start despite all the differing opinions on this fine lp. It has all the elements that made The Sound one of the best bands of the 1980s and it highlights what a creative soul Adrian Borland was. Always a fantastic, inventive guitar player, here, on this lp, you'll find some of his most spare guitar playing juxaposed by some of his best soloing which was always timely and mostly brief having cut his teeth on greats like Iggy Pop and The Stooges. Ultimately, this lp is all about the details. There are plenty of hooks and flouishes and most important, well crafted songs. I said if you haven't heard this band before you might want to start here. If you like it, you are in and will certainly be eager to check out the rest of the catalog. And if you do, you'll be better off for the effort. Enjoy!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
My second all time favourite record May 10 2002
By Gary - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Something of a concept album, named by the epic 'Glass and Smoke' with it's building spasms and internal tensions. The synth work constantly emphasises sheets of glass, metalic substances and steel being torched. This harshness is combined with moments of heart stopping beauty and romance. Love in the urban jungle? There are some truly sublime guitar breaks which act as almost a bridge between the two contradictions.
A very modernist record that still sounds fresh.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Superior 80s Angst Rock June 14 2013
By Rimshot - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is my favorite The Sound record. Listening to this after 25 years or so I was left asking the question, "why didn't they make it big?". They are contemporaries of bands like U2, Echo and the Bunnymen, and even REM. Yet they sunk like a stone. They were certainly as good as their peers.

Happily and finally most of their catalogue is now available on imported CD. They aged very well. To my aged ears they sound fresh and just as urgent as they did way back when.


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