Love & Rockets – five CD box set announced, Bauhaus to follow

loveBeggars Banquet are releasing a number of five CD sets, featuring re-mastered LPs and bonus tracks – many previously unavailable.  The first batch is released on March 13th 2013 and include Love & Rockets and Gary Numan.

Quite excitingly for Bauhaus fans is that “over the spring/summer will include sets from Gary Numan, The Charlatans, Bauhaus, The Fall, Love And Rockets, Natacha Atlas, Buffalo Tom, The Icicle Works, Gene Loves Jezebel and Fields Of The Nephilim” so maybe we will see the long awaited re-releases of the remaining Bauhaus LPs.

With limited rack space available, few stores can stock artist’s catalogues in depth. Equally it’s increasingly difficult for labels to justify manufacturing the slower selling titles. Most acts have one or two titles in their catalogue that sell regularly but it’s inevitable that other titles have a more limited demand.

To combat this, and keep albums available digitally in a higher sound quality format, Beggars Archive is introducing a series of 5 Album CD box sets. We’re aware this may be the last chance to present the albums as physical releases in the foreseeable future, so the sets are targeted at both fans and casual buyers who are interested in the artists but may not know their work in depth. Depending on the current status of the digital masters, some sets will feature re-mastered albums and additional bonus material, including un-released tracks if we have them. Additionally there will be entirely new compilations included where appropriate.

Contained in a ‘clamshell’ box, the individual albums are in vinyl replica wallets with colour labels and there will also be a six page booklet detailing all the credits from the original release, making them concise and economical packages to explore.

LOVE AND ROCKETS

A very comprehensive collection of the band’s recordings from their first incarnation 1985-1989. Under-appreciated in Europe (where the expectation was for these ex-members of Bauhaus to produce sombre, dark ‘Gothic’ music), Love And Rockets were capable of a far more colourful sonic palate, as these CD’s attest. Starting with their rocking-soul debut, a cover of ‘Ball Of Confusion’, they created a unique mélange of hard and soft psychedelia spiced with early rock ‘n’ roll, funk and general strangeness.

  1. Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven
  2. Express
  3. Earth.Sun.Moon
  4. Love And Rockets – the re-mastered CD with bonus tracks – previously unreleased in Europe
  5. Assorted! – a new compilation of the ‘Swing’ EP (previously unreleased in Europe), rare single tracks, an unreleased studio recording, live recordings and The Bubblemen EP.

via Beggars Archive.

CD 1: Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
1. “If There’s A Heaven Above”
2. “A Private Future”
3. “The Dog-End Of A Day Gone By”
4. “The Game”
5. “Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven”
6. “Haunted When The Minutes Drag”
7. “Saudade”
Bonus tracks:
8. “Ball Of Confusion” (UK Mix)
9. “Inside The Outside”
10. “If THere’s A Heaven Above” (12” Mix)
11. “God And Mr. Smith”
12. “Haunted When The Minutes Drag” (USA Edit)
13. “If There’s A Heaven Above” (Canada Mix)

CD 2: Express
1. “It Could Be Sunshine”
2. “Kundalini Express”
3. “All In My Mind”
4. “Life In Laralay”
5. “Yin And Yang (The Flowerpot Man)”
6. “Love Me”
7. “All In My Mind” (Acoustic Version)
8. “An American Dream”
Bonus tracks:
9. “Angels And Devils”
10. “Holiday On The Moon”
11. “Lucifer Sam”
12. “B-Side No. 1″
13. “B-Side No. 2″
14. “Yin And Yang (The Flowerpot Man)” (Remix)
15. “Ball Of Confusion” (USA Mix)

CD 3: Earth.Sun.Moon
1. “Mirror People”
2. “The Light”
3. “Welcome Tomorrow”
4. “No New Tale To Tell”
5. “Here On Earth”
6. “Lazy”
7. “Waiting For The Flood”
8. “Rain Bird”
9. “The Telephone Is Empty”
10. “Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven”
11. “Earth, Sun, Moon”
12. “Youth”
Bonus track:
13. “Mirror People” (Slow Version)

CD 4: Love and Rockets
1. “**** (Jungle Law)”
2. “No Big Deal”
3. “The Purest Blue”
4. “Motorcycle”
5. “I Feel Speed”
6. “Bound For Hell”
7. “The Teardrop Collector”
8. “So Alive”
9. “Rock And Roll Babylon”
10. “No Words No More”
Bonus tracks:
11. “Bike”
12. “Bikedance”
13. “No Big Deal” (12” Remix)
14. “Dreamtime”

CD 5: Assorted!
1. “Mirror People ‘88″ (Full Length Version)
Swing! EP
2. “Wake Up”
3. “Cuckoo Land”
4. “The Early Worm”
5. “1000 Watts Of Your Love”
6. “Bad Monkey”
Misc. tracks:
7. “David Lanfair”
8. “Sorted” (Previously Unreleased)
9. “Mirror People” (Live)
10. “No New Tale To Tell” (Live)
11. “Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven” (Live)
12. “Love Me” (Live)
13. “Kundalini Express” (Live)
14. “Lazy” (Live)
The Bubblemen EP
15. “The Bubblemen Are Coming”
16. “The Bubblemen Rap” (Full Length Version)
17. “Dub Rap”
18. “B Side” (Edit)

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