Virgin Records is celebrating its 40th anniversary this fall, a milestone the label will mark, in part, with a series of vinyl reissues from Public Image Ltd., including a new 180-gram picture disc of 1986’s Album, a limited-edition 7-inch picture disc of “This Is Not a Love Song” and a double A-sided 12-inch singe featuring “Rise” and “Warrior.”
First up is the Album reissue, which will arrive on 180-gram audiophile vinyl on Oct. 21 and will include a download code and, the band notes on its website, will keep the original tracklisting and artwork style.
On Oct. 28 comes the 7-inch of “This Is Not a Love Song,” featuring the 1983 12-inch version of the song backed by 1989’s “USLS 1” (the “rarer” Eric ET Thorngren mix off the original “Warrior” 7-inch). That single features the black PiL logo on one side (from the original “This Is Not a Love Song” single) and, on the other side, the “eye” image from the back of the “Warrior” 7-inch.
Finally, on Nov. 4, the band will release a double A-sided 12-inch single with the original 1986 12-inch version of “Rise” on one side and the 1989 12-inch extended remix of “Warrior” on the other, with a sleeve featuring the original artwork from those singles on each side.
According to PiL, the band also will be included in a number of yet-to-be detailed Virgin 40th anniversary projects, including compilation CDs, a book and an exhibition.
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