October’s a big month for LP-collecting Echo & The Bunnymen fans, with the band’s first four albums receiving vinyl reissues — including limited-edition colored pressings — from Rhino Records.
This week’s new releases include a brand-new live album from Ministry (out this week in the U.K., but not until late August in the U.S.), plus new vinyl pressings of Echo & The Bunnymen’s first album ‘Crocodiles’ and ‘Fear of Music,’ the third album from Talking Heads.
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.
Echo & The Bunnymen’s 1980 debut album ‘Crocodiles’ will be reissued for Record Store Day in a new 180-gram audiophile pressing on red vinyl by reissue specialist Vinyl 180, the label announced in an e-mail newsletter this week. It’s not yet known whether it will be a U.K.-only release or also put out in the U.S.
Fans of Echo & The Bunnymen can commemorate the band’s recent gigs performing their first two albums — 1980’s ‘Crocodiles’ and 1981’s ‘Heaven Up Here’ — back-to-back with a brand-new live CD called ‘Do It Clean.’
To commemorate Ian McCulloch’s 52nd birthday today, here’s a full, 53-minute Echo & The Bunnymen live performance filmed in Madrid and broadcast on Spanish TV on Sept. 4, 1984.
After performing 1980’s ‘Crocodiles’ and 1981’s ‘Heaven Up Here’ on tour in the U.S. this coming May, Echo & The Bunnymen will skip ahead two albums this fall, spending the end of September on the road in the U.K playing the band’s classic fourth album ‘Ocean Rain’ at six new concerts.
Echo & The Bunnymen today announced a 10-date North American tour this May that will find the U.K. rockers performing their beloved first two albums — 1980’s ‘Crocodiles’ and 1981’s ‘Heaven Up Here’ — in their entirety.
Although dates have yet to be announced, Echo & The Bunnymen will return to the U.S. this May to perform to perform their first two albums — 1980’s ‘Crocodiles’ and 1981’s ‘Heaven Up Here’ — in their entirety.
Round-up of headlines from last week while we were on vacation, including news about Paul Westerberg, Echo & The Bunnymen, Depeche Mode, Front Line Assembly, Nine Inch Nails, Talking Heads’ Christ Frantz, Duran Duran and more.
In this clip, Echo & The Bunnymen guitarist Will Sergeant has attached a Flip Mino HD camera to the necks of his 12-string Vox Teardrop while playing the band’s 1984 single “Seven Seas” in what appears to be an Ian McCulloch-less soundcheck or rehearsal.