STRENGTH 1985-1986 - DOUBLE VINYL LP / GATEFOLD SLEEVE
The Alarm's most iconic and best selling album Strength is reissued on Double Vinyl LP with the original 1985 UK album pressing.
All tracks have been remastered from the original master tapes by Mike Peters and Pete Maher with extensive sleeve notes and quotes from original band members, plus a host of previously unseen photographs.
SIDE ONE & TWO - Features the UK album remastered from original 1985 mix and running order.
SIDE THREE & FOUR - Features 9 demo tapes for the original album concept of Absolute Reality including 3 previously unreleased songs 'Sons Of Divorce', 'Black Side Of Fortune' and 'Memorial Day'. All the demos were recorded with 'Strength' album recording engineer Nigel Luby and feature raw versions of Knife Edge and We Are Majority both with different lyrics along with the original version of 'Deeside' which was then known as 'Steeltown'. The album also includes the Strength' era soundcheck demo of the title song and two other unreleased studio demos of 'In The Cold Light Of Day' (which was originally written for The Who's Roger Daltrey), and Dave Sharp's 'River Still To Cross'.
LP SIDE ONE - ORIGINAL UK ALBUM Remastered
KNIFE EDGE [Album Master]
STRENGTH [Album Master]
DAWN CHORUS [Album Master]
SPIRIT OF '76 [Album Master]
LP SIDE TWO - ORIGINAL UK ALBUM Remastered
DEESIDE [Album Master]
FATHER TO SON [Album Master]
ONLY THE THUNDER [Album Master]
THE DAY THE RAVENS LEFT THE TOWER [Album Master]
WALK FOREVER BY MY SIDE [Album Master]
LP SIDE THREE - [ABSOLUTE REALITY ALBUM DEMOS]
ABSOLUTE REALITY [Demo]
SONS OF DIVORCE [Demo]
ONE STEP CLOSER TO HOME [Demo]
THE DAY THE RAVENS LEFT THE TOWER [Demo]
WE ARE MAJORITY [Demo]
LP SIDE FOUR - [ABSOLUTE REALITY ALBUM DEMOS PLUS SOUNDCHECK AND STUDIO DEMOS]
KNIFE EDGE [Demo]
MEMORIAL DAY [Demo]
BLACK SIDE OF FORTUNE [Demo]
GIVE ME LOVE [Soundcheck Demo]
IN THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY [Pluto Studios Demo]
RIVER STILL TO CROSS [Marcus Studio Demo]
All orders qualify for a free copy of A Story Of Strength CD which is exclusive to the alarm.com
NB: All additional and unreleased tracks on the LP are EXCLUSIVE to the LP format.