Released in 1984, The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall was the band's seventh studio album and their first for Beggars Banquet. It makes few concessions to the larger market - every potential hook seemed spiked with the band's usual rough take- it-or- leave- it stance - though the integration of Brix Smith into the band added a melodic twist. This LP has been mastered from HD files transferred from the analog tapes. 'The Wonderful and Frightening Escape Route to the Fall' contains the material from the two singles and the EP, 'Call For Escape Route', that the band released in 1984, which were also part of the extended cassette version of the original album. These were the remaining tracks recorded at the sessions.