NEW - The Alarm - 2018 Remaster Collection

The band’s classic debut album CD / LP collections of Eponymous 1981-1983 and Declaration 1984-1985 are both available to order now in remastered and expanded Editions. The collection includes both CD and LP Editions of both titles.

Lovingly put together by Mike Peters from original sources, Declaration 1984-1985 features an unreleased version of Where Were You Hiding When The Storm Broke? [Take One], with completely different verse lyrics.

Declaration 1984-1985 has also has been restored to its original 1984 running order and (exclusive to the LP), features 4 previously unreleased US radio edit versions of Shout To The Devil, Blaze Of Glory, The Deceiver and Howling Wind to allow side two of the album to be mastered to recommended vinyl running times, in order to create a louder than ever cut that really enhances the listening experience of the original.
“The new cut actually improves on the 1984 version immensely,” says Mike Peters, “Back in 1984, I had always wondered why the original Declaration Vinyl pressing was so quiet and thin sounding, but in all that time, I had never realised that it was 27 minutes long….. over 5 minutes longer than the recommended vinyl audio limit of 20-22 minutes maximum. This means that in 1984, the sonic quality had to be sacrificed to fit the 27 minutes of music onto the side of a vinyl LP. By using the US radio edits (that had once been released to radio stations only), Pete  Maher (the remastering engineer), was able to create a much louder and punchier sounding Side Two and (in my opinion), the US radio edits actually improve the listening experience as a whole, while still retaining and enhancing the power of important tracks such as Shout To The Devil, Blaze Of Glory, The Deceiver and Howling Wind.”

All titles have been re-mastered from the original master tapes by mastering engineer Pete Maher (u2, White Stripes….) under the supervision of Mike Peters.

Declaration 1984-1985 is being released officially on March 16th 2018 (to coincide with The Alarm European Tour), in Music Streaming, Digital Download, Double CD and Vinyl LP formats.
Declaration 1984-1985 features an iconic cover photo that has been sourced from one of the eras leading photographers – Virginia Turbett.
The CD/LP versions features complete lyrics, recording and production information, plus comprehensive sleeve notes with quotes from original band members.
The LP and CD artwork also features many additional and unseen photographs exclusive to the format making this release the most comprehensive in Alarm History.

DECLARATION 1984-1985 : RUNNING ORDER : CD (2 DISCS) / DIGITAL :

CD ONE:
DECLARATION
MARCHING ON
WHERE WERE YOU HIDING WHEN THE STORM BROKE?
THIRD LIGHT
SIXTY EIGHT GUNS
WE ARE THE LIGHT
SHOUT TO THE DEVIL
BLAZE OF GLORY
TELL ME
THE DECEIVER
THE STAND [PROPHECY]
HOWLING WIND

CD TWO:
PEACE TRAIN
WHERE WERE YOU HIDING WHEN THE STORM BROKE? [TAKE ONE]
UNBREAK THE PROMISE [ACOUSTIC VERSION]
HOWLING WIND [ACOUSTIC VERSION]
WHAT KIND OF HELL
PAVILION STEPS
REASON 41
SECOND GENERATION
THE CHANT HAS JUST BEGUN [SINGLE VERSION]
BELLS OF RHYMNEY
BOUND FOR GLORY
THE CHANT HAS JUST BEGUN [LONG VERSION]
ABSOLUTE REALITY [SINGLE VERSION]
REASON 36
ROOM AT THE TOP
SIXTY EIGHT GUNS [ORIGINAL DRUM TAKE VERSION]

 
DECLARATION 1984-1985 : VINYL RUNNING ORDER [FOUR SIDES]

SIDE ONE :
DECLARATION
MARCHING ON
WHERE WERE YOU HIDING WHEN THE STORM BROKE?
THIRD LIGHT
SIXTY EIGHT GUNS
WE ARE THE LIGHT

SIDE TWO :

SHOUT TO THE DEVIL [US RADIO VERSION]
BLAZE OF GLORY [US RADIO VERSION]
TELL ME
THE DECEIVER [US RADIO VERSION]
THE STAND [PROPHECY]
HOWLING WIND [US RADIO VERSION]

SIDE THREE : 

PEACE TRAIN
WHERE WERE YOU HIDING WHEN THE STORM BROKE? [TAKE ONE]
UNBREAK THE PROMISE [ACOUSTIC VERSION]
WHAT KIND OF HELL
PAVILION STEPS
REASON 41
SECOND GENERATION

SIDE FOUR:

THE CHANT HAS JUST BEGUN [SINGLE VERSION]
BELLS OF RHYMNEY
BOUND FOR GLORY
ABSOLUTE REALITY [SINGLE VERSION]
REASON 36
ROOM AT THE TOP

Painstakingly put together by Mike Peters from original sources, the Eponymous 1981-1983 album brings together the first four Alarm singles and B-sides including all the tracks that featured on the band’s self titled debut US EP release, and for a first time since 1983, a reissue of the rare – Sixty Eight Guns [Part Two] b-side.

All titles have been re-mastered from the original master tapes by mastering engineer Pete Maher (u2, White Stripes….) under the supervision of Mike Peters.

Eponymous 1981-1983 is being released officially on March 16th 2018 (to coincide with The Alarm European Tour), in Music Streaming, Digital Download, Double CD and Vinyl LP formats.
Eponymous 1981-1983 features an iconic cover photo that has been sourced from one of the eras leading photographers – Erica Echenberg.
The CD/LP versions features complete lyrics, recording and production information, plus comprehensive sleeve notes with quotes from original band members.
The LP and CD artwork also features many additional and unseen photographs exclusive to the format making this release the most comprehensive in Alarm History.
EPONYMOUS 1981-1983 : RUNNING ORDER : CD (2 DISCS) / DIGITAL :

CD ONE:

UNSAFE BUILDING [ELECTRIC]
UP FOR MURDER [ACOUSTIC]
REASON 41 [EMI DEMO SESSION]
THE DECEIVER [EMI DEMO SESSION]
LIE OF THE LAND [EMI DEMO SESSION]
SIXTY EIGHT GUNS [ILLEGAL RECORDS DEMO VERSION]
WHAT KIND OF HELL [ILLEGAL RECORDS DEMO VERSION]
MARCHING ON [EP VERSION]
LIE OF THE LAND [EP VERSION]
ACROSS THE BORDER [EP VERSION]
THE STAND [SINGLE VERSION]
BLAZE OF GLORY [LONG VERSION]
SIXTY EIGHT GUNS [SINGLE VERSION]
THOUGHT OF A YOUNG MAN [PART ONE]
SIXTY EIGHT GUNS [PART TWO]
THE STAND [LONG VERSION]

CD TWO:

FOR FREEDOM [LIVE VERSION]
REASON 41 [LIVE VERSION]
THE DECEIVER  [LIVE VERSION]
THIRD LIGHT  [LIVE VERSION]
LIE OF THE LAND  [LIVE VERSION]
LEGAL MATTER [LIVE VERSION]
MARCHING ON  [LIVE VERSION]

 

EPONYMOUS 1981-1983 : VINYL RUNNING ORDER [FOUR SIDES]

SIDE ONE :

UNSAFE BUILDING [ELECTRIC]
UP FOR MURDER [ACOUSTIC]
REASON 41 [EMI DEMO SESSION]
THE DECEIVER [EMI DEMO SESSION]
LIE OF THE LAND [EMI DEMO SESSION]

SIDE TWO :

SIXTY EIGHT GUNS [ILLEGAL RECORDS DEMO VERSION]
WHAT KIND OF HELL [ILLEGAL RECORDS DEMO VERSION]
MARCHING ON [EP VERSION]
LIE OF THE LAND [EP VERSION]
ACROSS THE BORDER [EP VERSION]
THE STAND [SINGLE VERSION]

SIDE THREE : 

FOR FREEDOM [LIVE VERSION]
REASON 41 [LIVE VERSION]
THE DECEIVER  [LIVE VERSION]
THIRD LIGHT  [LIVE VERSION]
LIE OF THE LAND  [LIVE VERSION]
LEGAL MATTER [LIVE VERSION]
MARCHING ON  [LIVE VERSION]

SIDE FOUR:

THE STAND [LONG VERSION]
BLAZE OF GLORY [SINGLE VERSION]
SIXTY EIGHT GUNS [SINGLE VERSION]
THOUGHTS OF A YOUNG MAN [PART ONE]
SIXTY EIGHT GUNS [PART TWO]

£59.99