All kinds of weird and wonderful stuff probably in the Fall faults.
But nothing can beat this track – the legendary 40 minute version of ‘The Train’ -a tripped out track about. typically surreal train journey that Mark E Smith took where he sits in a carriage looking at other passengers who include John Robb, Dave Simpson and Andy Burnham the current Mayor of Manchester amongst others. Produced by Mike Bennett and with music from Ed Blaney – this a longer and stranger trip than anything Northern Rail can provide – and that’s saying something!
Ed Blaney tells LTW ‘Working with Mike on this was Mark’s original idea of us working together.. Sometimes its just meant to be, I think Mike’s done a brilliant job on the production. Mark would indeed be very pleased, rather than us just re master we thought hard and decided to take this elsewhere, overall I think we’ve achieved what we wanted to do, a more futuristic going forward approach than dwelling in the past.. And several versions all in keeping with traditional values.’
Full details/listing/links here…
Extended Shunter Mix
The Falls Mark E Smith and long term collaborator Ed Blaney join forces with Fall producer Mike Bennett to produce this deluxe double CD set version of The Train.
This re-mixed, re-mastered and re-worked classic features the vocals of Mark E Smith & Ed Blaney with guest appearances from John Robb, Dave Simpson and Andy Burnham the current Mayor of Manchester amongst others.
From the second The Train leaves the platform, you will be captivated by the hypnotic vocals, riffs and beats this will be a train journey you won’t forget in a long time – IF EVER !!!
This edition comes with a 24 page booklet and the first 250 will be signed by Ed Blaney.
1.The Train ( Disorient Express mix )
2.The Train ( Platform 40 re-mix ) *full 40 minute 2018 re-mix .
3.The Train ( Dark Shunter mix )
4. The Train ( Extended Shunter mix )
5. The Train ( Drum & Bass re-mix )
6. The Train part 3. Full original 2009 – 40 minute version
This collaboration – Smith/Blaney/Bennett was approved and initiated by M.E.S.