As revealed by Mike Peters during a very special Keynote Address at this years Gathering event, a third generation era of Alarm music will begin on February 9th 2018.
The band’s first ever recordings ‘Eponymous 1981-1983’ and ‘Declaration 1984-1985’ have both been expanded, remastered and revised for future generations to enjoy and will be made available for pre-release online and in record stores worldwide from February 9th 2018 onwards.
The present and more recent history of The Alarm is also being represented with a Digital only, remastered and expanded release of the compilation album ‘21’, with the updated title of 21 [Redux], which has also been remastered for the hi resolution iTunes format MFIT and resequenced to include 29 tracks including all of the band’s singles released since 2000 and many alternative and previously unreleased mixes from the 2010 original.
All titles have been re-mastered from the original master tapes by mastering engineer Pete Maher (u2, White Stripes….) under the supervision of Mike Peters.
The comprehensive re-mastering process has been undertaken to allow the band’s music to fully embrace digital and online streaming services and ensure the music of The Alarm can be listened to by future generations as intended by the band, when recorded and committed to tape for all time.
The Alarm will also have a new profile on iTunes as a result of having the music cut to ‘Mastered For ITunes’ (MFIT), standards which allows listeners to appreciate the audio quality at a higher bandwidth comparable to what the band would hear when approving final mixes in the recording studio.
The group’s music will also be represented comprehensively at all digital streaming services with a host of exclusives and creative projects rolling out over the course of 2018.
All the music titles are being released through The Twenty First Century Recording Company – which has been ‘home’ to all Mike Peters and The Alarm music since 1994.
The Twenty First Century Recording Company has entered into a new distribution partnership with INGROOVES which is managed by Lloyd Hummel who is a major and long standing Alarm fan. Lloyd met Mike and Jules Peters during the Man In The Camo Jacket Film promotion campaign having bought tickets through thealarm.com for the UCLA Gathering last summer. Lloyd expressed his desire to take the music of The Alarm back into the wider world, through working together and acting to progressively preserve the integrity and ideals of all concerned through a release program focused on making the music of Mike Peters and The Alarm more widely available, accessible and affordable.
And so, on Friday February 9th 2018, The Alarm – Third Generation era 81-18, gets underway with the online premiere of a brand new video for The Alarm’s 1981 debut single ‘Unsafe Building’ which will be followed a week later with the video premiere of an unseen ‘Marching On – 1982 Single Version’ film.
thealarm.com will also undertake the enormous task of re-telling the story of the band via a lengthy Social Media / Alarm You Tube Channel campaign, that will follow the timeline of the group from 81-18 by re-broadcasting all known live footage and TV appearances.
All The Alarm’s performance videos have also been reformatted and cleaned up, so they can be presented as modern wide screen versions on our newly upgraded Alarm You Tube channel.
So, please follow The Alarm today on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Spotify to stay in tune and ensure you don’t miss a thing!
Friday February 9th 2018
Pre-order of Eponymous 1981-1983, Declaration 1984-1985 and 21 [REDUX]
The Alarm – Eponymous 1981-1983: Double LP containing all of the band’s first four singles and tracks from their North American debut EP that was originally released in 1983. LP with 3 exclusives & CD with 1 exclusive.
The Alarm – Declaration 1984-85: Double LP containing all the tracks, b-sides and rarities from the groups seminal debut full length LP of 1984. LP with 4 exclusives & CD with 7 exclusives.
The Alarm – 21 [Redux] : Digital Only Reissue in both Mastered For Itunes and regular digital formats, containing 6 previously unreleased ‘Under Attack’ mixes and other alternative versions making it significantly different to the original 2010 version. Expanded to 29 tracks to include all of the bands singles from 2000 to the present day.
Video Premiere of ‘Unsafe Building ’ with remastered audio.
Friday February 16th 2018
Video Premiere of ‘Marching On [1982 Single Version]’ with remastered audio followed by a premiere of all Alarm video singles (up to 1985), over the coming weeks.
Friday March 16th 2018
Official Record Store Release Date of both Eponymous 1981-1983 CD/LP and Declaration 1984-1985 CD/LP
Official Online Release date of Eponymous 1981-1983, Declaration 1984-1985 and 21 [REDUX]