Monday, January 28, 2013
THE FALL 458489 A SIDES (Part 12)
I Am Kurious Oranj is a 1988 album by British rock band The Fall.
The album was written as the soundtrack for the ballet "I am Curious, Orange", produced by contemporary dance group Michael Clark & Company, and themed loosely around the 300th anniversary of William of Orange's accession to the English throne. The album is also notable for its reworking of William Blake's lyrics for the hymn "Jerusalem" by Fall front man Mark E. Smith.
The album's title is derived from Swedish director Vilgot Sjöman's films I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967) and I Am Curious (Blue) (1968). The title appears as I Am Kurious, Oranj on some parts of the packaging formats. The release of I Am Kurious Oranj came at the end of a relatively successful year for the group, which had also seen the release of an "accessible" album, The Frenz Experiment, and a handful of singles in the UK singles chart.
Kurious Oranj was critically well received at the time, as were the few performances of the ballet production.
The LP was released on 24 October 1988, and then on 7 November, a limited edition box set single containing four tracks from the LP (or versions of them) were released. Here''s the three that are on the compilation LP:-
mp3 : The Fall - Jerusalem
mp3 : The Fall - Big New Prinz
mp3 : The Fall - Wrong Place, Right Time Pt 2
The single reached #59. It was produced by Ian Broudie. The only one I'm all that fond of is Big New Prinz........