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In the run up to the official release day of Strength (30th Anniversary) on October 1st and 2nd 2015, will be publishing ‘Strength – An Oral History’ a major journalistic retrospective created by editor in chief Steve Fulton.


Beginning on Sunday September 27th (the evening after the North American Strength Tour closes), ‘Strength – An Oral History’ will be published in instalments leading up to the anniversary concert at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff on October 10th 2015.

‘Strength – An Oral History’ documents in words and pictures, the evolution of the original ‘Strength’ album and world tour, its impact throughout the globe and a record of every step of the incredible  journey from the recording studios in London to the ‘Spirit of ’86’ concert at UCLA and onwards to the final ‘Strength’ tour date at Wembley Stadium in July 1986.

Throughout the serialisation period, there will be a ‘previously unheard’ broadcast of the final concert of The Alarm’s 1985 ‘Absolute Tour’ from Guildford Civic – captured through the soundboard by late Alarm sound man and Strength recording engineer Nigel Luby (The Nigel Luby Tapes were recently bequeathed to Mike Peters from the Luby Family and offer a treasure trove of great ‘live’ and ‘studio’ recordings from this period). 

Along with a timeline of most TV appearances during the Strength era, the will broadcast a lost ‘filmed for television’ concert from early 1986 that features a full Strength era performance by The Alarm along with a very interesting band interview.

The celebration season will also feature special posts on all social media outlets including Twitter, Instagram and the official Alarm Facebook page with previously unseen photos, diary entries from Mike Peters personal journals along with memorabilia and period concert posters that will be of great interest to new and long standing Alarm fans alike.

Stay tuned to for more updates as further information is released.