The Fall, Code: Selfish, 180 Gram Vinyl, LP, Reissue, Proper Records Uk, 2023
The three Fontana albums, Extricate, Shift- Work and Code: Selfish were stunningly consistent. 1992’s Code: Selfish marked the arrival of Dave Bush to the group on keyboards, bringing a harder, techno- edge to the work. Less focused than it’s predecessors, the album reveals it’s considerable charms gradually – the initially impenetrable seven- minute splurge of opener of The Birmingham School of Business School gives way to the Top 40 commercialism of Free Range. The glam stomp of Immortality and Two- Face! Are counteracted with the wistful introspection of Time Enough At Last and Gentleman’s Agreement. This re- issue faithfully replicates the original 1992 Fontana Records UK release and is pressed onto high quality 180gm vinyl.