THE FALL 'Last Night At The Palais: Live At Hammersmith Palais April 1st 2007' [Release Date 24/08/2009]
CD/DVD: Historic live recording from The Fall's Reformation Post TLC tour of 2007. * Adds a DVD of the complete concert documenting the final show at London's famous Hammersmith Palais. * DVD adds the Bonus 'Reformation' Video. * Sleeve notes by Fall expert Daryl Easlea On January 21st 2007, the Hammersmith Palais, one of London's most historic music venues was condemned to suffer the fate of other prestigious halls in the capital and in the name of homogenous urban progress, close its doors to be converted into an office complex and restaurant. By a strange quirk of fate, the last band to ever play there was The Fall. Their Hammersmith gig on 1st April had been booked as part of their 20 date UK spring tour to promote the release of their 27th album, 'Reformation Post TLC'. Never one to play a greatest hits set, Smith with this seven-piece though short-lived line-up which mixed the US and UK wings of the band (supporting Smith and his keyboard-playing wife Elena, were guitarists Tim Presley and Pete Greenway, bassists Rob Barbato and Dave "The Eagle" Spurr and the ever-smiling Opheo McCord on drums) delivered a mainly recent, forthcoming and unreleased set of songs to the capacity crowd. The only concessions to The Fall's 80's & 90's repertoire being 'Right Place, Wrong Time' and 'White Lightning'. Whilst not quite the sending-off that some die-hard Palais supporters had visualised (one stage invader ralied against the lack of recognition to the occasion from Smith and co.), it was certainly a memorable one which is thankfully captured here in The Fall's inimitable way!