Altered Images – Happy Birthday

Release date: 06/09/2024

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Altered Images

Happy Birthday

Released in September 1981, Altered Images’ debut album featured the band’s biggest single, “Happy Birthday”, which peaked at number 2, produced by Martin Rushent (Human League, Stranglers, Buzzcocks). The remainder of the album was produced by Steven Severin, co-founder of Siouxsie and The Banshees, and went on to earn a Silver Disc, selling in excess of 60,000 copies.

This half-speed master edition is presented in its original sleeve, pressed on 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl, featuring an obi strip, and housed in a poly-lined inner sleeve, with all the lyrics and credits on the 4-page insert.

FORMATS

2CD (Limited Edition Deluxe), LP (Limited Edition Half-Speed Master)

GENRE

Rock
Release date: 06/09/2024
SKU: EDSL0195 Category: Tag:

Released in September 1981, Altered Images’ debut album featured the band’s biggest single, “Happy Birthday”, which peaked at number 2, produced by Martin Rushent (Human League, Stranglers, Buzzcocks). The remainder of the album was produced by Steven Severin, co-founder of Siouxsie and The Banshees, and went on to earn a Silver Disc, selling in excess of 60,000 copies.

This half-speed master edition is presented in its original sleeve, pressed on 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl, featuring an obi strip, and housed in a poly-lined inner sleeve, with all the lyrics and credits on the 4-page insert.

This new edition has been expertly mastered by Barry Grint at AIR Mastering from the original stereo tapes using precision half-speed mastering.

Half-speed mastering is a vinyl cutting technique that improves groove accuracy and transient information creating an incredibly detailed stereo image with a natural high frequency response.

Format – Limited Edition Deluxe 2CD & Limited Edition Half-Speed Master LP (Includes Obi-strip)

2 for £25

TRACKLISTING (IF AVAILABLE)

CD1 – HAPPY BIRTHDAY
1. Intro: Happy Birthday
2. Love And Kisses
3. Real Toys
4. Idols
5. Legionnaire
6. Faithless
7. Beckoning Strings
8. Happy Birthday
9. Midnight
10. A Day’s Wait
11. Leave Me Alone
12. Insects
13. Outro: Happy Birthday

CD2 – BONUS DISC
1. Dead Pop Stars
2. Sentimental
3. Leave Me Alone [early version]
4. A Day’s Wait [7″ edit]
5. Who Cares
6. Happy Birthday [Dance Mix]
7. So We Go Whispering
8. Jeepster
9. Real Toys [new version]
10. Happy New Year

LP
SIDE A
1. Intro: Happy Birthday
2. Love And Kisses
3. Real Toys
4. Idols
5. Legionnaire
6. Faithless
7. Beckoning Strings

SIDE B
1. Happy Birthday
2. Midnight
3. A Day’s Wait
4. Leave Me Alone
5. Insects
6. Outro: Happy Birthday

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