Vinyl — June 20, 2013 at 8:22 am

Echo & The Bunnymen’s ‘Crocodiles’ to be reissued in expanded ‘hardback’ 2LP set

Echo & The Bunnymen, 'Crocodiles'

Less than three months after it was reissued on red vinyl for Record Store Day, Echo & The Bunnymen’s 1980 debut album Crocodiles is getting another vinyl reissue, this time on 180-gram audiophile vinyl in an expanded 2LP “Hardback Book Edition” that will feature the original album plus 10 bonus tracks on a second record.

As SuperDeluxeEdition points out, this new pressing is due out July 8 in the U.K. on the Weatherbox label. The bonus material is the same featured on the 2003 CD reissue from Rhino Records, namely non-album tracks “Do It Clean,” “Read It In Books” and “Simple Stuff,” plus early versions of “Villiers Terrace,” “Pride” and “Simple Stuff,” and the four-song Shine So Hard live EP.

The hardback book will feature contributions from Will Sergeant and Les Pattinson plus new photos.

The 2LP reissue is available for pre-order now via

See full tracklist below:


Tracklist: Echo & The Bunnymen, Crocodiles 2LP set

Side 1
1. “Going Up”
2. “Stars Are Stars”
3. “Pride”
4. “Monkeys”
5. “Crocodiles”

Side 2
1. “Rescue”
2. “Villiers Terrace”
3. “Pictures on My Wall”
4. “All That Jazz”
5. “Happy Death Men”

Side 3
Bonus tracks
1. “Do It Clean”
2. “Read It in Books”
3. “Simple Stuff”
4. “Villiers Terrace” (Early Version)
5. “Pride” (Early Version)
6. “Simple Stuff” (Earlier Version)

Side 4
Shine So Hard EP
1. “Crocodiles” (Live)
2. “Zimbo” (Live)
3. “All That Jazz” (Live)
4. “Over the Wall” (Live)






  1. Ordered this immediately! Been waiting a while for this!

  2. I remember when we’d play “Read it in Books”–Echo’s version & Cope’s version–back to back, over and over, and bicker. I always preferred Teardrop… ’til Julian went where he is.

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