Review: The Alarm – Alarm 2000

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The Alarm – Alarm 2000
Twenty First Century

Unfairly tagged a man the barricades outfit in the wake of things like 68
Guns and Blaze of Glory, there was always more depth and passion to Mike
Peters and the band than the rebel rouser sloganeering. Listen again to the
real anger of Deeside’s howl at the decline of the shipyards, hear the
emotional poignancy in such elements for Wales as Rose Beyond the Wall and A
New South Wales. And trace their musical roots in covers of Bound for Glory
and Bells of Rhymney. If reassessment’s overdue, this provides a perfect
opportunity, an 8 CD box set that gathers all their albums alongside
alternate takes, rarities, mixes and demos that include 17 previously
unreleased tracks and 86 never available on album or CD. All remastered by
Peters with extensive sleeve notes by the entire band, a complete history,
lyrics, gigography and some 200 photos. It cost �99.99, but Peters will also
record your favourite Alarm song as a bonus, dedicated CD. With Mike still
commanding a legion of fans, the storm could well break again. Don’t be
caught hiding this time.

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