The Fall - Grotesque (After the Gramme)

Chart Watch and New Releases: 3 March 2017

Obviously a high proportion of viewers watched the Brit Awards on catch-up last week as George Michaels Ladies & Gentlemen returns to the top ten at number 8, followed by Twenty Five leaping twenty-seven places to 45 and The Final by Wham! climbing to 30. David Bowie has also enjoyed a sales boost, with Bowie Legacy climbing 2 to 23 and surging 22 places to 32. Meanwhile the 30th anniversary edition of Roy Oribson and friends’ Black & White Night enters at 74, a long way short of its original peak position of 51 back in 1989.

That new Depeche Mode single Where’s The Revolution gets a physical CD release today including four remixes. Altered Images’ second album Pinky Blue is out again on vinyl with a bonus blue vinyl 7″ of I Could Be Happy. Cherry Pop have re-pressed their deluxe editions of Adam Ants 1990 album Manners and Physique (with five bonus tracks) and Jonathan Butler’s eponymous 1987 set with a full disc of bonus tracks and remixes. Meanwhile there are CD reissues for five albums by The Fall: Totale’s Turns (It’s Now or Never) (1980), Grotesque (After The Gramme) (1980), A Part of America Therein. 1981 (1982), Perverted by Language (1983) and The Marshall Suite (1999). Finally, as it’s nearly Mothers Day, there’s a new Foster & Allen 3CD set The Gold Collection out today if you don’t like your mother very much.