History Repeating LP / Roll of Honour Update – Good News from Jules Peters
Hope you are all keeping well.
I just wanted to take a moment to update you all with regards to History Repeating. Mike and I have just had a very productive meeting with our record manufacturing team and have been able to resolve a few issues that we have been trying hard, but unable to resolve, until now!
The initial problem (that has been now been overcome) was caused by having to deliver both the final artwork and audio masters for History Repeating, six months ahead of release (This lead time had been imposed because of Covid compliance at the assembly plants / human production lines across Europe).
We had also been informed that the Record Pressing Plants couldn’t take on a job unless ALL the parts (both artwork and audio masters), are delivered up front.
This meant that we originally had to bring forward and then close the ‘window’ for Alarm fans to submit their names onto the LP Roll of Honour on January 10th.
This morning, following conversations with myself, Mike and David Giles (at the production end of things), we have come up with a printing solution that will allow us to produce the LP’s Booklet independently from the rest of the project.
As of today, the four LP’s (which look beautiful by the way), are being cut and lacquered ready for Mike to approve the test pressings and then full production will begin.
The History Repeating 4xLP box set is going to be a lavish affair with each individual album housed in its own LP sleeve and art, encased in a white box cover, adorned with the iconic History Repeating Poppy Logo.
The set has been expanded from 40 – 47 tracks, including the brand new recording of the title song. A song for every single one of The Alarm timeline years from 1981 – 2021.
Here is a stand alone video premiere of Mike Peters performing the acoustic version of History Repeating which is taken from the the Time 1981 – 2021 album [Available with immediate despatch, only when pre-ordering History Repeating].
The video was shot and directed by Andy Labrow and features Mike Peters performing at an empty St. David’s Hall in Cardiff Wales which is the venue for The Alarm’s already SOLD OUT 40th Anniversary Concert on June 5th 2021.
During the production call, Mike was also able to work out a way that can allow fans to have their own physical CD (and possibly LP), of the Brand new Ra/War album that is currently being produced and recorded for release on February 25 / 26th, but I shall leave that for Mike to reveal once the time is right!
So, rest easy all you Alarm fans who have been panicking about getting your pre-orders and name included in the Roll Of Honour in before the deadline. We should now be able to take pre-orders for the History Repeating CD and LP Box set right up to the end of March 2021.
Things are moving fast at the moment, so stay tuned and connected as there is a lot happening!
Music will keep us strong.
Love hope and strength,
Jules Jones Peters
MIKE PETERS AND THE ALARM – HISTORY REPEATING 1981 -2021
40 Track Anthology available to pre-order now as a 4 x LP BOX SET and / or 2 x CD Edition.
Pre-order today and your name will be inscribed into The Alarm – Roll Of Honour and you will also receive a CD or 7″ EP copy of the brand new Time 1981 -2021 which will be dispatched immediately upon ordering.
Orders for the History Repeating dedication CDs / LPs or Collection will be taken up to March 2021 so they can be produced & printed before the general release date.
IMPORTANT: The Roll of Honour dedication name(s) will need to be entered when you review your order in the ‘shopping cart’ on the store. The section is titled “Dedication: (leave your comments here for personalised dedication discs)”. This will ensure your name will be included in the Roll of Honour in the artwork.
History Repeating 1981 – 2021 by Mike Peters and The Alarm is a brand new 40 track Anthology that will be officially released in both Vinyl and CD Formats on Friday June 4th 2021.
The official release date will coincide with The Alarm’s 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert at St. David’s Hall on Saturday June 5th 2021.
Everyone who pre-orders History Repeating from June 6th 2020 will have their name immortalised into The Alarm – Roll of Honour album credits.
All pre-orders of History Repeating will immediately receive a copy of the brand new 10 track Mike Peters album Time 1981-2021 (CD orders only), and / or a copy of the limited edition 4 track 7″ EP Time 1981 -2021 (Vinyl orders only).
History Repeating 1981 -2021 is available to pre-order now in the following formats:
MIKE PETERS and THE ALARM – HISTORY REPEATING 1981 – 2021
[LIMITED EDITION 4 x LP BOX SET] (£99.99 + postage and packing)
Your place in Alarm history will be immortalised for all time, by having your name (partner, or immediate family members), included in the MIKE PETERS AND THE ALARM 40TH ANNIVERSARY – History Repeating 1981-2021 VINYL LP BOX SET album credits and commemorate your standing in the 40th Anniversary of Mike Peters and The Alarm forever.
Receive the 4 x album box set package approximately two weeks before the official release date of June 4th 2021.
The Vinyl LP Box Set Edition features forty tracks from Up For Murder to the present day including a brand new Mike Peters and The Alarm recording entitled History Repeating.
A musical journey through Mike Peters and The Alarm timeline, that fast forwards listeners through the story of the band in chronological order. Featuring a different track selection to the CD edition, THE VINYL BOX SET EDITION also includes a full colour booklet with a unique series of historical photographs and sleeve notes by Mike Peters.
The Vinyl Box Set track listing will be kept secret until May 22nd when the first copies of History Repeating 1981 – 2021 will be presented to fans at Rhyl Town Hall by Mike Peters himself. (NB: In order to take up this option, please use the special link that has been sent via email to all fans attending the Rhyl Town Hall event on May 22nd 2021).
- Your name (and if desirable, the names of your immediate family members or partner), will be added to the official credits and included in a limited edition 4 X LP box set The Alarm – History Repeating – 1981 – 2021.
- Receive your History Repeating 40th Anniversary vinyl album box set approximately two weeks prior to the official release date of June 4th 2021.
- Immediately upon ordering you will receive an exclusive Limited Edition 4 track 7” EP featuring the newly recorded History Repeating [Acoustic Version] as performed by Mike Peters, along with three other brand new acoustic recordings of Time, Poetic Justice and Moments In Time [Swansong Version].
MIKE PETERS and THE ALARM – HISTORY REPEATING 2021-1981
[LIMITED EDITION DOUBLE CD EDITION](£49.99 + postage and packing)
Your place in Alarm history will be immortalised for all time, by having your name (partner, or immediate family members), included in the MIKE PETERS AND THE ALARM 40TH ANNIVERSARY History Repeating 2021-1981 CD album credits and commemorate your place in the 40th Anniversary of Mike Peters and The Alarm forever.
Receive the CD package approximately two weeks before the official release date of June 4th 2021.
The CD features forty tracks sequenced from the present day to 1981 beginning with the brand new Alarm recording entitled ‘History Repeating’. A journey that rewinds listeners through the musical history of the band, with a different track selection to the LP edition. CD EDITION also includes a full colour booklet with a unique series of historical photographs and sleeve notes by Mike Peters.
The Double CD Edition track listing will be kept secret until May 22nd when the first copies of History Repeating 2021 – 1981 will be presented to fans at Rhyl Town Hall by Mike Peters himself. (NB: In order to take up this option, please use the special link that has been sent via email to all fans attending the Rhyl Town Hall event on May 22nd 2021).
- Your name (and if desirable, the names of your immediate family members or partner), will be added to the official credits and included in
- both the Vinyl Box set and limited edition Double CD Digipak The Alarm – History Repeating 2021 – 1981
- Receive your History Repeating 40th Anniversary album LP Box set and CD Edition approximately two weeks prior to the official release date.
- Immediately upon ordering you will receive a brand new 10 track Mike Peters acoustic CD entitled TIME 1981 -2021 featuring the newly recorded History Repeating [Acoustic Version] as performed by Mike Peters.
- The Time 1981 -2021 CD takes listeners on a 10 song acoustic journey through The Alarm timeline with personal reflections on 40 years of Alarm history narrated by Mike Peters in-between the music. Time 1981 – 2021 CD track listing: Unbreak The Promise, Time To Believe, Moments In Time [Swansong Version], Poetic Justice, Break Bread With Me, You’re Only Young [And Innocent] Once, The Rock and Roll, Without A Fight, Time, History Repeating [Acoustic Version].