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Altered Images - Pinky Blue LP + BLUE vinyl 7inch

Altered Images - Pinky Blue LP + BLUE vinyl 7inch

Released 24th February 2017

The second of our Altered Images re-issues. Hot on the heels of the 'Happy Birthday' album this saw produccer Martin Rushent take the helm for the whole project after the success of the 'Happy Birthday' single.

Remastered and pressed on 180g vinyl this collectors edition includes a bonus BLUE vinyl 7inch single of the single edit of 'I Could Be Happy' and 'Insects' from the 'I Could Be Happy' 12inch single.


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Altered Images

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Happy Birthday + RED vinyl 7inch

Released 2nd December 2016

Remastered and pressed on 180g vinyl 'Happy Birthday' the bands debut album features a RED vinyl 7inch of the Steve Severin produced single 'Dead Pop Stars' and its accompanying b-side 'Sentimental', both of which were dropped from the album.

The band recorded most of the album with Banshee Steve Severin, but Martin Rushent was brought in to produce the title track 'Happy Birthday', the next single, which spent 3 weeks at No2 in UK Charts and earned the band NME 'Best New Group' and Smash Hits 'Best Newcomer' awards that year.


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Vinyl LP released 30th June 2017

Pressed on 180g vinyl in newly designed gatefold sleeve with the original handscripted inner bag the initial pressings include a BONUS WHITE VINYL 7inch with the bands singles 'It Hurts' and 'You Don't Need Someone New' both of which did not feature on the original pressings of 'No Sense Of Sin'.

The whole project has been under the careful tutelage of Jem Kelly, who's attic was raided to find the original 1/4 inch master tapes for the remastering. Louis Vincent has also kindly supplied brand new sleeve notes for this edition.

Originally released on the bands own Arista subsidiary label Sylvan Records in 1984, the album was preceded by the single 'First Picture Of You'. The most played track on BBC Radio 1 in that long hot summer of 1983, the band who had never played a live gig, had previously done a session for the late Radio DJ John Peel, songs being hastily written in the spirit of the moment for that now legendary session.

After signing to Arista on their own subsiduary label Sylvan, the resulting album captured the bands sound perfectly, encompassing Jems desire to expand on his previous work with The Wild Swans extending the melodic driven dynamic and Peters lyrics are an honest attempt to capture the intricacies of human relations. People forget these were two young musicians in the early twenties writing and this innocence gives the album its freshness that some saw as a weakness. The polished production being too much for some the band were misunderstood in some quarters and struggled in the UK to build on the success of First Picture. Touring extensively in the UK and in Europe the band have achieved cult status in France and Italy achieving three Top10 hits.

The band split up in 1985 but have reformed for selective shows over the years, July 2009 live at the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool and August 2016 with Martyn Ware BEF at Rewind North Festival being the most recent.

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Altered Images - Bite 2LP

Altered Images - Bite 2LP

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Includes bonus disc of extended mixes
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Released 21st July 2017

Remastered and pressed on two 180g vinyls for this 2LP special edition. The bonus disc contains 6 tracks including the Extended versions of the singles 'Don't Talk To Me About Love' and 'Bring Me Closer' plus an alternative studio recording of 'Another Lost Look'.

'Surprise Me', 'I Don't Want To Know' and 'Thinking About You' make up the final 3 songs on the second disc.

After the success of the bands previous two albums 'Happy Birthday' and 'Pinky Blue', Bite saw a change in musical direction. Gone was the earlier post punk sound and now the songs were becoming far more polished with a pure pop pedigree. To that end Mike Chapman and Tony Visconti were brought in to produce the album. Mike Chapman had produced Blondie's 'Parallel Lines' album and Tony Visconti had been working with David Bowie, so the duo's involvement was seem by many as a move to bring the band to the forefront of the post punk 80's pop scene

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Altered Images - Pinky Blue 2LP

Altered Images - Pinky Blue 2LP

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Released 26th May 2017

Remastered and pressed on 180g vinyl this collectors edition includes the original album plus a bonus disc of 6 extra tracks, including dance mixes from the 12inch singles of 'See Those Eyes', 'Pinky Blue' and 'Jump Jump - Think That It Might'. There is also the rare US Extended Mix of 'See Those Eyes'.

Originally released in May 1982, 'Pinky Blue' came hot on the heels of the 'Happy Birthday' album. Barely six months had passed since its release in September 1981 but 'Pinky Blue' saw Martin Rushent at the helm as producer for the whole project after his success on the 'Happy Birthday' single.

After a very successful headline tour the band ended 1981 with numerous awards; N.M.E's 'Best New Group' and Smash Hits 'Most Promising Act'. The bands musical style had moved on from their post punk roots to more straight forward pop. But this never phased their stalwart supporter John Peel who continued to champion the band.
The inclusion of Neil Diamonds 'Song Sung Blue' raised a few eye- brows, but i think people missed its intended tongue-in-cheek

.Clare Grogan has appeared in numerous TV and films roles, most famously 'Gergory's Girl and the cult TV Series 'Red Dwarf' in a role she created for herself as Kristine Kochanski.

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Altered Images - Happy Birthday 2LP

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Remastered and pressed on 180g vinyl this special Limited Edition 'Happy Birthday' double album for Record Store Day, the bands debut album features a bonus disc of seven extra tracks. Disc 1 features the original album remastered and disc 2 features the dance Mix of Happy Birthday' the alternate version of 'Leave Me Alone' from the Dead Popstars cassette single (remember those), a cover of Marc Bolans 'Jeepster', the Steve Severin produce 'Who Cares' and the flex disc versions of 'Real Toys' and 'Happy New Year'.

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