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I Am Kurious Oranj


Download links and information about I Am Kurious Oranj by The Fall. This album was released in 1988 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 56:54 minutes.

Artist: The Fall
Release date: 1988
Genre: Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 13
Duration: 56:54
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No. Title Length
1. New Big Prinz 3:25
2. Overture from "I Am Curious, Orange" 2:48
3. Dog Is Life / Jerusalem 8:54
4. Kurious Oranj 6:19
5. Wrong Place, Right Time 2:52
6. Guide Me Soft 2:15
7. C.D. Win Fall 2088 A.D. 4:41
8. Yes, O Yes 3:25
9. Van Plague? 4:56
10. Bad News Girl 5:21
11. Cab It Up! 4:54
12. Last Nacht 3:56
13. Big New Priest 3:08



The last thing most Fall fans expected the group to do in 1988 was provide music for a ballet, but in fact this is what they did. Of course, it helped that the Michael Clark company of dancers were some of the most avant-garde at the time in Britain and were inspired originally by the Fall's "Hey! Luciani" single. The concept, very loosely, centers around William and Mary of Orange, and finds Smith arranging William Blake's "Jerusalem" for the band, adding his own lyrics ("It was the fault of the government," providing ironic contrast to the self-sufficiency espoused in Blake). As a cohesive Fall album it fails: The strongest tracks are those that have little to do with the ballet (and are available elsewhere). "New Big Prinz" updates their own "Hip Priest" into one of their heaviest tracks, full of threat and wonder. "Cab It Up!" features all forward momentum and jingling keyboards. For the first time tracks felt like filler, and indeed they were. The CD booklet contains photographs from the performance full of giant pop-art hamburgers and cans of baked beans, suggesting I Am Kurios Oranj would have been more interesting to see than hear.