The ALARM – ” History Repeating “

Posted: May 12, 2021 in MUSIC
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The Alarm formed in the ’80s and released their first album on IRS Records. The album, Declaration was issued in 1984 and brought the band to worldwide notice with the release of their single hit, “Sixty Eight Guns”. It was followed by the release of their second album, Strength (1985), which produced its own Top 40 single. With only five albums in their catalogue, the band was important to many fans.

The Alarm – History Repeating – CD / LP / BOX SET / COLLECTION due for June 4th Release. The brand new 40th Anniversary Double CD / Double LP / Box Set collection. The Double CD Edition features 44 of The Alarms biggest singles and greatest songs, while the Double LP features 27 classic tracks across four sides of vinyl. The History Repeating Box Set has 47 tracks with 46 of them totally unique to the 4 x LP collection. The Box Set tells a more alternative story of The Alarm history with at least one essential recording from every year of the group’s timeline, including many important live recordings from the most iconic milestones of the band’s lifetime along with many rare recordings and fan favourites to complete this most comprehensive document of the Alarm story.

Every single one of the 90 tracks that make up the collection, have been mastered by Pete Maher and the compilation produced by Mike Peters with artwork lovingly created by Mike and illustrator Dan Shearn. Spanning all eras of The Alarm Timeline, History Repeating 1981 – 2021 brings together all of the bands ‘Crown Jewels’, including a brand new and previously unreleased recording of the title track, and features all of the keynote tracks that have helped create The Alarm’s phenomenal and loyally dedicated following.

History Repeating is available to pre-order now including a special offer Complete Collection Edition.The Double CD comes in a replica LP gatefold sleeve configuration, and is the most comprehensive ‘Best Of’ ever released by the group since 1998’s Best of The Alarm and Mike Peters. The Double LP Edition comes in a gatefold configuration and is the first ‘Best O’f compilation to appear on vinyl since 1990s Standards.

History Repeating is the record every single Alarm fan will want to own with its distinctive Red Poppy cover and beautiful depiction of The Alarm family across the inner gatefold.150 copies of the History Repeating 4 x LP Vinyl Box Set have been created exclusively for www.thealarm.com and this final print run is also available to pre-order now. The Box Set itself is beautifully crafted with each LP housed in a their own sleeve with a 48 page booklet that includes a personal history of the band written by Mike Peters, along with exclusive photos shot at important historic sites unique to The Alarm’s history.

A History Repeating Complete Collection which brings together all the formats is also available exclusively in the alarm.com store. The History Repeating Complete Collection includes the 4 x LP set plus a Double LP Edition along with the Double CD Edition and also copies of the 10 track Time 1981 – 2021 Collectors CD and 7″ Vinyl EP that feature unique acoustic versions and spoken recollections by Mike Peters.

Tracklistings are as follows:

HISTORY REPEATING 1981 – 2021

CD ONE 2021-2000 History Repeating [Brand New 2021 Recording]Two Rivers [Previously Unreleased Version]Equals [Lead Single Version]Brighter Than The Sun [Lead Single Version]Heroine [Lead Single Version]Beautiful [Lead Single Version]Blood Red Viral Black [Lead Single Version]There Must Be A Way [Single Version]In The Poppy Fields [Lead Single Version]A Breed Apart [Lead Single Version]Free Rock And Roll [Previously Unreleased Mike Peters Vocal Version]Everafter [Lead Single Version]Direct Action [Lead Single Version]All Seeing [Lead Single Version]Alarm Calling [Lead Single Version]Three Sevens Clash [Lead Single Version]Raindown [Single Version]Superchannel [Single Version]New Home New Life [Single Version]45 RPM [Single Version]The Drunk And The Disorderly [Lead Single Version]Close [Single Version]

CD TWO: Flesh And Blood [Previously Unreleased Radio Edit Version]Rise [Lead Single Version]Feel Free [Lead Single Version]Breathe [Lead Single Version]Raw [Single Version]Love Dont Come Easy [Single Version]A New South Wales [Single Version]Sold Me Down The River [Single Version]Presence Of Love [Single Version]Rescue Me [Single Version]Rain In The Summertime [Single Version]Knife Edge [Single Version]Spirit Of 76 [Previously Unreleased Radio Edit Version]Strength [Single Version]Absolute Reality [Single Version]The Chant Has Just Begun [Single Version]The Deceiver [Single Version]Where Were You Hiding When The Storm Broke? [Single Version]Sixty Eight Guns [Single Version]The Stand [Single Version]Marching On [Single Version]Unsafe Building [Single Version]Click here to order to order the double

CDHISTORY REPEATING 1981 – 2021 DOUBLE LP EDITION

Side One (1981-1986)Marching On [Single Version]The Stand [Single Version]Sixty Eight Guns [Single Version]Where Were You Hiding When The Storm Broke? [Single Version]Absolute Reality [Single Version]Strength [Single Version]Spirit Of ’76 [Previously Unreleased Radio Edit Version]

Side Two (1987-1991)Rain In The Summertime [Single Version]Rescue Me [Single Version]Presence Of Love [Single Version]Sold Me Down The River [Single Version]A New South Wales [Single Version]Love Don’t Come Easy [Single Version]Raw [Single Version]

Side Three (2000-2009)Close [Single Version]45 RPM [Single Version]Superchannel [Single Version]New Home New Life [Single Version]Raindown [Single Version]Three Sevens Clash [Album Version]All Seeing [Video Version]

Side Four (2010-2021)Direct Action [ Lead Single Version]A Breed Apart [Lead Single Version]In The Poppy Fields [Lead Single Version]Brighter Than The Sun [Single Version]Two Rivers [Previously Unreleased Version]

History Repeating [Brand New 2021 Recording]Click here to order the double LP version HISTORY REPEATING 1981 – 2021 COMPLETE COLLECTION [Special Offer]The Complete Collection which is exclusive to www.thealarm.com features both the CD and Double LP Edition of History Repeating plus the 4 x LP Box Set Edition which features 47 tracks in total.46 of the 47 tracks are unique to the box set edition.

The Box Set tells a more alternative story of Alarm history with at least one essential recording from every year of the group’s timeline plus many important live recordings from the most iconic milestones of the band’s life along with many rare b-sides and fan favourites to complete this most comprehensive document of Alarm History. The Box Set also comes with a 48 page book featuring exclusive photos and extensive sleeve notes written personally by Mike Peters. This exclusive collection also comes with both CD and 7″ EP copies of Time (an album of acoustic recordings and spoken recollection by Mike Peters), that was made available to fans at the pre-order stage of this momentous release.

HISTORY REPEATING 4 X LP BOX SET EDITION The 4 x LP Box Set Edition is exclusive to www.thealarm.com featuring 47 tracks in total.

On June 4th, The Alarm will celebrate their years with a 40th Anniversary anthology of music entitled History Repeating 1981-2021. The album’s song list is being kept under wraps (until May 22) to allow for a special event with Mike Peters, whereby he will present attending fans with first copies of History Repeating 1981-2021. The collection will be issued on 2CD, DD, and vinyl 4LP sets.

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