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Monday, 26 November 2012

New Releases from The Alarm and Mike Peters

Some new and interesting releases from The Alarm and Mike Peters. The links contained within this blog are not direct connections to the actual track that appears on the album or DVD but live versions of the specific song drawn from a number of different shows by Mike Peters and The Alarm.


In The Poppy Fields Collected Works brings together every single recording of Mike Peters and The Alarm's modern masterpiece into one comprehensive 5 disc collection

Every single song of the original work has been remixed, re-focused and reappraised by Mike Peters from the ground up from the original master recordings. "The original project was so intense", says Mike Peters, "and the deadlines so tight in making 5 albums in 5 months, that I have always wanted to go back to every single recording and give them all the individual attention that they deserved. 'In The Poppy Fields Collected Works' is like hearing a brand new album as it brings all the work together in one complete package which is how it is best experienced. I'm very proud of each and every second of the listening experience". 

In The Poppy Fields Collected Works also comes with a double disc set of the songs as performed live at The Gathering over the course of the project's original creation timeframe plus an intensely personal 8000 word essay by Mike Peters is also included in the extensively detailed booklet with many previously unseen photographs. 

The Edward Henry Street suite of 14 songs can now be seen and heard as a film which was shot and edited by Mike Peters himself and the audio discs also contain 9 of the original 'Fun In The Sun' documentary recordings that formed the beginnings of 'Edward Henry Street', for the first time ever. 

The DVD Film disc also includes a never before seen film of The Alarm live at the San Siro Stadium, Milan from June 6th 2002. This multi camera film was the source for the original 'Close' promotional video but now you can see the entire concert in glorious widescreen. 

The' In The Poppy Fields Collected Works' 5 disc set features some 110 performances and approximately 6 hours of viewing and listening time.


DISC 1 IN THE POPPY FIELDS COLLECTED WORKS

EVERAFTER
ALONE TOGETHER
FREE INSIDE
RESURRECTION
SAFE HOUSES
THE INNOCENT PARTY
WHEN EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT
THE NORMAL RULES DO NOT APPLY
MY DEFENCES
IT HAPPENS
THE LIFE YOU SEEK DOES NOT EXIST
WHEN YOU CAN’T HAVE WHAT EVERYBODY ELSE HAS
HOW LONG AND HOW MUCH LONGER
THE SEARCH FOR THE REAL LIFE
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
YOU’RE ONLY YOUNG [AND INNOCENT] ONCE
WITH FRIENDS LIKE YOU WHO NEEDS ENEMIES
IN THE POPPY FIELDS

DISC 2 IN THE POPPY FIELDS COLLECTED WORKS

IN THE BEAUTY OF MY SURROUNDINGS
CLOSE
CONTENDERS
RIGHT BACK WHERE I STARTED FROM
TRUE LIFE
PEACE AGREEMENT
KALEIDOSCOPE
FEDERAL MOTOR VOTER
FESTIVAL OF LIGHT
TRAFFICKING

DISC 3 IN THE POPPY FIELDS LIVE AT THE GATHERING

Trafficking
Close
How Long and How Much longer
In The Beauty Of My Surroundings
Contenders
When Everything Was Perfect
Few and far between
The Rock And Roll
Normal Rules
1959
The Crescent
Edward Henry Street
Wherearewegoingandwhatarewegoingtodowhenwegetthere?
Up Downtown
In You I See The World
Bank Holiday
It's going to be a good year
Swansong

DISC 4 IN THE POPPY FIELDS LIVE AT THE GATHERING


Innocent Party
True Life
Kaleidoscope
Free Inside
It Happens
Festival Of Light
In The Poppy Fields
Federal Motor Voter
The Unexplained
Resurrection
When You Can't Have What Everybody Else Has
In The Poppy Fields

FUN IN THE SUN DOCUMENTARY RECORDINGS

Fun In The Sun
Height Of Summer
Waiting For Summer
Seafarers Tune
Knickerboker Glory
Hit The Town
Golden Sands
A Place In The Sunshine
It’s Going To Be A Good Year

ORIGINAL IN THE POPPY FIELDS DEMO TAPES

Free Inside
Trafficking

IN THE POPPY FIELDS  B-SIDE

Conscientious Objector [2012 remix]

Disc 5 DVD 

The Alarm Live at San Siro Stadium June 6th 2002 (44 mins.)
Dressing Room and Pre-show build up (Close instrumental)
Walk to the Stage
Breathe
Rain In The Summertime
Knife Edge
Sold Me Down The River
Spirit Of 76 
Rescue Me

Edward Henry Street - A personal film by Mike Peters (30 mins.)
1959
The Crescent
Edward Henry Street
The Sea
Wherearewegoingandwhatarewegonnadowhenwegetthere?
Waiting For The Summer
Land Of Hope And Glory
Bank Holiday Weekend
Mercenary Skank
Up Downtown
In You I See The World
Lazy Dayz
Where Have The Good Times Gone?
It's Going To Be A Good Year

The Making Of In The Poppy Fields (15 mins.)

Mike Peters - 30th Anniversary Acoustic Alarm Tour Double CD





Where you there? This compilation double CD set brings together the concert highlights and best performances from last year's marathon tour across the UK,  from Manchester in the North to Cardiff in the South and all points in between. Throughout the course of the tour,  Mike performed enough individual songs that he could have played 5  X two hours sets on separate nights without a single song being repeated….!  

This collection brings together the best and most interesting songs as requested by the fans who attended the 30th Anniversary Acoustic Alarm Tour, chosen from a catalogue of music that began in 1981 with Unsafe Building and continues to be added to with quality and distinction, year upon year. If you were there, then this set will bring it all back for you and even If you weren't….…this collection will take you there. 

This two disc set features 51 songs and a combined performance time of 2 hours and 40 minutes...  

TRACKLISTING

MANCHESTER
ONE STEP CLOSER TO HOME (video is from Brecon)

TELL ME

WE ARE THE LIGHT (video from Derby)
EDWARD HENRY STREET

PEACE AGREEMENT

IN A BIG COUNTRY

DECEIVER 

MAJORITY

DRUNK AND DISORDERLY

BRECON

THE ROCK 

BREAKING POINT

FATHER TO SON

DERBY

HARDLAND

THE WASTING LAND (video from Cardiff)
ONLY THE THUNDER(video from Cardiff)

RIVERS TO CROSS (video from Brecon)
Bells of Rhymney (video from Bristol)
LIE OF THE LAND

ELDERS AND FOLKLORE

KEIGHLEY
ALL IS FORGIVEN

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LOVE WE MADE?

EXETER

WITHOUT A FIGHT (video from Cardiff)
DEESIDE

HALLOWED GROUND

WORKING CLASS HERO

CHANGE II

LIVERPOOL

SUPERCHANNEL

REGENERATION

HAPPY XMAS [WAR IS OVER]

LONDON

THIRD LIGHT

SHOUT TO THE DEVIL

ANOTHER COUNTRY (video from London)
HIGHER CALL

NEWCASTLE

MY TOWN

LEVI'S AND BIBLES

WORCESTER

BACK INTO THE SYSTEM

WHO'S GONNA MAKE THE PEACE?

DEVOLUTION WORKIN' MAN BLUES

PERMANENCE IN CHANGE

IT'S ALRIGHT / IT'S OK

OTLEY

THE DAY THE RAVENS LEFT THE TOWER

The Alarm - Live AtThe Gathering 2012 

DVD / Audio 4 Disc Collection - The Music Must And Shall be Preserved



This is the ultimate way to re-experience the Gathering 2012 again and again. The four disc collection captures every single ounce of intensity and emotion as displayed by Mike Peters and The Alarm throughout the course of two phenomenally diverse sets. The Friday set featured the entire band in the round climaxed by an unforgettable 1983-1984 medley that can be seen in it's entirety here. 

The groundbreaking Saturday night set shows off the 'big band' Alarm that Mike put together for one night only and sees the eight piece group rip through spine-tingling performances of 'Permanence In Change', 'No Frontiers'  and many many others. The highlights of both of  these amazing Gathering  evenings can also be listened to on the accompanying audio discs. 

The film viewing time clocks in at an incredible  four and a half hours and contains over 50 individual song performances (the two audio discs contain concert highlights with a running time of 2.40 hours).

The Gathering Friday DVD

THE DAY WE CAUGHT THE TRAIN
MY TOWN

SUPERCHANNEL
WITHOUT A FIGHT
STRENGTH
THE WASTING LAND
BADGE OF HONOUR
RIVERS TO CROSS
ALL SEEING
UNBREAK THE PROMISE
HOW THE MIGHTY FALL
RIGHT BACK WHERE I STARTED FROM
FADE IN FADE OUT FADE AWAY
INTO THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY
1983 / 84
UNSAFE BUILDING
MARCHING ON
SIXTY EIGHT GUNS
GOLD
WHERE WERE YOU HIDING WHEN THE STORM BROKE?
1983 / 84 [REPRISE]

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY (Special Feature)

ONE GUITAR

The Gathering Saturday DVD

Control
Knife Edge
Coming Home
Levi's and Bibles
No Frontiers
Hardland
The Rock
Shelter
Kill To Get What You Want [Die For What You Believe In]
Higher Call
We Are The Light
Breathe
Rain In The Summertime
Sold Me Down The River
Alarm Calling
A New South Wales
68 Guns

Mike Peters - Talking Sleevenote CD

[Only available as part of the Xmas 2013 Bundle]

A unique CD recording from Mike Peters that contains a spoken word reading of a very personal essay written by Mike that details the inspiration and recording history that gave rise to The Alarm's modern day masterpiece 'In The Poppy Fields'. Together with some rare and unreleased tracks, this CD really is a unique and insightful document of the inner workings of Mike Peters and The Alarm's creative process.

Only available as part of the Mike Peters & The Alarm Special Offer Xmas Bundle 2012 which also includes free postage if ordered before 2013.
Go to The Alarm Website Store to order

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