The ARMOURY SHOW – ” Waiting For The Flood “

Posted: January 4, 2020 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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Cherry Red Records are repressing the 29 track expanded edition of The Armoury Show’s ‘Waiting For The Floods’ CD, available 10th January. This 2CD 29 track compilation includes the original album, plus 7″ & 12″ mixes and many b-sides.

This collection features various versions of the band’s singles: ‘Castles In Spain’ (album / single DJ edit and 12″ Wubb Dug mix), ‘We Can Be Brave Again’ (album / single remix / extended version), ‘Glory Of Love’ (album / single DJ edit / Universal mix), ‘New York City’ (single / N.Y. A Go Go mix / John Robie remix / John Robie Dance mix).

Other bonus material features the b/sides: ‘Innocents Abroad’, ‘Is It A Wonder’, ‘Catherine’, ‘A Gathering’, ‘Ring Those Bells’, ‘Higher Than The Instrumental’, ‘Tender Is The Night’ and ‘Whirlwind’ spanning 1984-1987. Also included, from the cassette version of the original release, is ‘Jungle Of Cities’.

The album has been remastered and the CD booklet will feature many of the original sleeves and a full UK discography.

The Armoury Show were formed in 1983. Richard Jobson and Russell Webb came from the ashes of The Skids. John McGeoch had enjoyed stints in Magazine and Siouxsie & The Banshees. John Doyle also had been in Magazine who had disbanded in 1981. The band signed to Parlophone and released six singles including a second outing for ‘Castles In Spain’ and the one full studio album “Waiting For The Floods”.

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