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9th July
The Birthday Party Live 81-82 To Be Pressed On Vinyl

The Birthday Party Live 81-82 To Be Pressed On Vinyl

The Birthday Party

Though various live releases emerged over the course of the band's existence, no full-length capturing of The Birthday Party was approved by the band themselves until Live 81-82 was first released back in 1999, nearly 20 years on from when the recordings took place.

An essential record, Live 81-82 stiches together tracks from a London date in 1981, a German show in Bremen in 1982 and a ringer cut from a show in Athens, Greece (a version of the Stooges' 'Funhouse' with Jim Thirwell aka. Foetus on sax).

Until now Live 81-82 has never been pressed on vinyl. Finally coming out on July 29th...

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17th July
Junkyard by The Birthday Party Reissued

Junkyard by The Birthday Party Reissued

The Birthday Party

4AD are re-issuing JunkYard in a special 180gm vinyl edition. Apart from the 12” LP, the package also contains a bonus 7” of the single 'Release The Bats' and 'Blast Off'. Additionally it includes a CD of all 12 tracks, so that fans can also access the music digitally. The album has been mastered from the Henry Rollins 2000 re-master, previously unavailable in Europe (see Mick Harvey’s comments below), while the single is a new, 2012 master taken from the original studio...

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