Don't laugh - TV comedian Stewart Lee compiles latest offering from Mark E Smith's legendary bunch...

TV comedian STEWART LEE of ‘THIS MORNING WITH RICHARD NOT JUDY’ and ‘FIST OF FUN’ fame has compiled a new Fall album, featuring the best of the band’s output from 1990-2000.

‘A Past Gone Mad: The Best Of The Fall 1990-2000’ is released on February 28 through Artful Records and features 18 tracks taken from albums like ‘The Marshall Suite’, ‘Extricate’, ‘Cerebal Caustic’, ‘The Infotainment Scam’, ‘Middle Class Revolt’ and ‘Shift Work’.

Lee said: “Being asked to help put this album together has been a joy, like making a tape for your friends that somehow ends up being sold in the shops and given a proper sleeve”.

“And apart from the block who tried to beat me up in the audience at The Forum last summer, I never met a Fall fan I didn’t like.”

The album’s full tracklisting is: ‘The CD You Have In Your Hand’, ‘Touch Sensitive’, ‘High Tension Line’, ‘Rose’, ‘The Birmingham School Of Business School’, ‘Free Range’, ‘Lost In Music’, ‘I’m Going To Spain’, ‘It’s A Curse’, ‘A Past Gone Mad’, ‘It’s A Curse’, ‘A Past Gone Mad’, ‘Behind The Counter’, ‘Hey Student’, ‘Ten Houses Of Eve’, ‘F-‘oldin’ Money’, ‘Shake-Off’, ‘(Jung Nevs) Antidotes’, ‘Bonkers In Phoenix’ and ‘Bill Is Dead’.

Meanwhile, The Fall have announced a short UK tour for March. The band will play Hull Wellington Club (March 20), Wrexham Yales (21), Doncaster Leopard (22), York Fibbers (23) and Leeds Duchess of York (24).

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