The ALARM – ” Spirit Of 86 “

Posted: July 3, 2016 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Record Store Day 2016 Release. Limited to 1000 copies – First time on vinyl / Released for the first time ever on Vinyl. To mark the official 30th Anniversary of The Alarm’s historic ‘Spirit Of ’86’ concert that was broadcast around the world, The 21st Century Recording Company will be issuing a triplet of specially commissioned new releases from Saturday April 16th with an all new ‘Spirit Of ’86 – 30th Anniversary Collectors Edition’ DVD Digipak [Exclusive to].

The three disc DVD Digipak features a recently restored and remastered full length widescreen film version of the original MTV concert with 5:1 Surround Sound and Stereo Mix playback options orchestrated by Mike Peters from the original master tapes.

DVD special features also include a brand new behind the scenes documentary with Mike Peters that was especially recorded on the site of the original concert at UCLA, covering all the events surrounding the historic global satellite broadcast from April 12th 1986.

The package also features an additional concert film of the legendary ‘Mike Peters presents The Alarm’ event filmed at The Beatles Cavern Club in Liverpool on April 16th 2015.

Featuring a full representation of the original UCLA set list in a modern setting, Mike Peters closed the show with the entire audience singing the lyrics to ‘Spirit Of ’76’ underneath the mythic ‘Four Lads Who Shook The World’ Beatles memorial on Mathew Street.

The Alarm – Spirit Of ”86 – 30th Anniversary Double LP features a brand new soundtrack remixed from the original master tapes by Mike Peters.This special collectors’ Vinyl Edition LP has been created especially and exclusively for Record Store Day 2016 on April 16th.The original Spirit Of ’86 Concert was recorded on April 12th 1986 before a live audience of 26,000 Alarm fans and transmitted around the world via MTV’s historic first-ever live Satellite Broadcast that was seen simultaneously in the USA, UK, Europe, Japan and Australia.

It was the concert that broke The Alarm around the world and to coincide with this new release, a 30th Anniversary event will take place on the original site at the James Bridges Theatre, UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, California on April 9th. Almost 30 years to the day later, this brand new LP version also contains a previously unreleased final song – ‘We Are The Light’ that was not seen or heard on the original broadcast but performed only for the audience in attendance and although no film footage exists, the audio was captured on the multitrack recorders.


  1. earthbalm says:

    I’ve never seen this before. The Alarm were a big influence on our 80’s band “Born Sinners”. Brilliant energy and passion. Thanks for posting.

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