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The Fall: Irish Centre, Leeds

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 29 October 2005

POP MARK E SMITH IS MISSING, and whispers in the crowd ponder whether the notoriously unpredictable frontman has finally gone the way of the 40-odd musicians that have passed through the Fall. Finally, several minutes after the band, the great man makes his entrance, suggesting — despite his reputation — a keen awareness of showbiz.

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