If I Should Fall from Grace with God

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If I Should Fall from Grace with God
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Studio album by
Released18 January 1988 (1988-01-18)
Recorded1987
Studio RAK Studios, London
The Town House, London (strings)
Genre
Length51:43
Label Pogue Mahone/Warner Music Group (UK and Europe)
Island (US and Canada)
Producer Steve Lillywhite
The Pogues chronology
Poguetry in Motion
(1986)
If I Should Fall from Grace with God
(1988)
Peace and Love
(1989)
Alternative cover
The Pogues-If I Should Fall From Grace With God (album cover).jpg
Original 1988 US & Canada album cover
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."If I Should Fall from Grace with God" Shane MacGowan 2:20
2."Turkish Song of the Damned"MacGowan, Jem Finer 3:27
3."Bottle of Smoke"MacGowan, Finer2:47
4."Fairytale of New York"MacGowan, Finer4:36
5."Metropolis"Finer2:50
6."Thousands Are Sailing" Phil Chevron 5:28
7."South Australia" (CD bonus track, not on vinyl, LP, or cassette editions)Traditional3:27
8."Fiesta"MacGowan, Finer4:13
9."Medley: The Recruiting Sergeant/The Rocky Road to Dublin/The Galway Races"Traditional4:03
10."Streets of Sorrow/Birmingham Six" Terry Woods/MacGowan4:39
11."Lullaby of London"MacGowan3:32
12."The Battle March Medley" (CD bonus track, not on vinyl, LP, or cassette editions)Woods4:10
13."Sit Down by the Fire"MacGowan2:18
14."The Broad Majestic Shannon"MacGowan2:55
15."Worms"Traditional1:01

2004 reissue

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."If I Should Fall from Grace with God"MacGowan2:20
2."Turkish Song of the Damned"MacGowan, Finer3:27
3."Bottle of Smoke"MacGowan, Finer2:47
4."Fairytale of New York"MacGowan, Finer4:36
5."Metropolis"Finer2:50
6."Thousands Are Sailing"Chevron5:28
7."Fiesta"MacGowan, Finer4:13
8."Medley: The Recruiting Sergeant/The Rocky Road to Dublin/The Galway Races"Traditional4:03
9."Streets of Sorrow/Birmingham Six"MacGowan, Woods4:39
10."Lullaby of London"MacGowan3:32
11."Sit Down by the Fire"MacGowan2:18
12."The Broad Majestic Shannon"MacGowan2:55
13."Worms"Traditional1:01
Bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
14."The Battle March (Medley)" (B-side of "Fairytale of New York", 1987)Woods4:10
15."The Irish Rover" (A-side single, 1987; with The Dubliners)Joseph Crofts/Traditional4:08
16."Mountain Dew" (B-side of "The Irish Rover"; with The Dubliners)Traditional2:15
17."Shanne Bradley" (B-side of "Fairytale of New York")MacGowan3:42
18."Sketches of Spain" (B-side of "Fiesta", 1988)Finer2:14
19."South Australia" (B-side of "Fiesta")Traditional3:27

Personnel

Credits are adapted from the album liner notes, except where noted. [30]

Charts

Chart (1988)Peak
position
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report) [32] 36
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100) [33] 52
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) [34] 4
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista) [35] 15
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) [36] 9
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) [37] 9
UK Albums (OCC) [38] 3

Certifications and sales

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
France (SNEP) [39] Gold100,000*
United Kingdom (BPI) [40] Gold100,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Release history

RegionDateLabelFormatCatalog
United Kingdom18 January 1988Pogue Mahone LP NYR 1
cassette TCNYR 1
CDCDNYR 1
United States1988 Island LP90872-1
cassette90872-4
CD90872-2
CanadaLPISL 1175
cassetteISLC 1175
CDCIDM 1175
Worldwide1994Pogue Mahone/Warner Music Group LP2292-44493-1
cassette2292-44493-4
CD2292-44493-2
Worldwide13 December 2004 Warner Strategic Marketing CD5046759602
United States19 September 2006 Rhino CDR2 74069

Notes

  1. Stubbs later admitted on his personal website that he had always hated the Pogues, and had written his review without listening to the album at all. [25]

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