This Nation's Saving Grace

1985 studio album by the Fall / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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This Nation's Saving Grace is the eighth studio album by English post-punk band the Fall, released in 1985 by Beggars Banquet.

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This Nation's Saving Grace
Album cover showing a black-and-white view of a Manchester cityscape, with an illustration of billowing clouds and a chariot drawn into the sky
Studio album by
Released23 September 1985 (1985-09-23)[1]
RecordedJune–July 1985
The Music Works, London

The Workhouse, Old Kent Road, London

LabelBeggars Banquet
ProducerJohn Leckie
The Fall chronology
The Wonderful and Frightening World Of...
This Nation's Saving Grace
Bend Sinister

In contrast to the bands earlier albums, TNSG is noted for its pop sensibilities and guitar hooks, and John Leckie's accessible production.[2] This Nation's... was recorded in London between June and July 1985, and is the second of the three consecutive Fall albums produced by John Leckie. The album was accompanied by the singles "Couldn't Get Ahead" and "Cruiser's Creek", and tours of Europe and America.

This Nation's... is widely considered by critics as one of the band's best albums, as well as by guiatarist Brix Smith and Fall bassist Steve Hanley. According to The Guardian, it shows the band "operating just on the edge of the mainstream and at the peak of their accessibility and yet strangeness".[3] In 2002, Pitchfork placed it as their 13th best album of the 1980s.