STRENGTH ’30th Anniversary’ Releases. Single/LP/CD/Download.
The 30th Birthday of ‘Strength’ will be honoured officially this autumn with the Twenty First Century release of a limited edition 7″ single – ‘Strength’ b/w ‘We Are Majority’ which will be made public on September 8th 2015.
On Thursday and Friday October 1st and 2nd, versions of ‘Strength 30th Anniversary’ (and Declaration 30th Anniversary version), will be released into record stores worldwide on both CD and Vinyl Formats. Both albums will also be available online for digital download.
The collectors single comes in a specially commissioned poster bag format that echoes the original 1985 poster edition release (Both recordings are taken from the recently recorded ‘Strength’ and ‘Majority’ CD’s released by Twenty First Century earlier this year).
Initially, this special format release will only be available exclusively at concerts throughout the North American Strength Tour which starts in Washington DC on September 8th (For tour dates and tickets, please click here).
STRENGTH ’30th Anniversary’ LP/CD Release 01/02.10.2015
On Thursday and Friday October 1st and 2nd, versions of ‘Strength 30th Anniversary’ (and Declaration 30th Anniversary version), will be released into record stores worldwide on both CD and Vinyl Formats. Both albums will also be available for digital download online for the first time.
- A special 100 edition bundle of ‘Strength (white vinyl LP), Declaration (white vinyl LP), and ‘Strength’ (7″ Poster bag single), will be available to order exclusively at www.thealarm.com from 9.00 am on Friday September 11th 2015.
- Strength (and Declaration), are being released on ‘white vinyl’ in a single sleeve format with complete lyric inserts and track listings (see below).
- ‘Strength’ white vinyl edition LP also features a brand new mix of ‘Absolute Reality’ and the ‘Declaration’ white vinyl LP has a previously unreleased version of ‘The Stand’.
These new recordings are being released in the run up to the Mike Peters and The Alarm Anniversary Concert at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff on October 10th (Tickets Here), and coincide with the huge resurgence of interest in the vinyl format and the new world standard of releasing albums into record stores on a Friday. October 1st 1985 was also the original release date of ‘Strength’ three decades ago.
The LP / CD formats are being released throughout the world on Friday October 2nd by The Twenty First Century Recording Company and distributed via the Alliance Entertainment Group.
NB: For those who would like to purchase direct from a local record store and to ensure you get a copy on day of release, it is advised to order the CD or vinyl editions in advance by quoting the above label / distribution company info along with the catalogue number 21C074LP for Strength (30th Anniversary) and 21C073LP for Declaration (30th Anniversary).
STRENGTH (30th Anniversary) track listing:
1. Spirit Of ‘76
3. Knife Edge
4. The Day The Ravens Left The Tower
5. Walk Forever By Your Side
7. Dawn Chorus
8. Father To Son
9. Only The Thunder
10. Last Train [CD Only]
11. Absolute Reality
DECLARATION (30th Anniversary) track listing:
1. Shout To The Devil
2. Where Were You Hiding When The Storm Broke?
3. The Stand
4. Tell Me
5. Howling Wind
6. Blaze Of Glory
7. Third Light
8. The Deceiver
9. Sixty-Eight Guns
11. Marching On
12. We Are The Light