Echo & The Bunnymen Announce Four Vinyl Reissues

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Iconic Liverpool band, Echo & The Bunnymen have announced the reissue their first four albums – Crocodiles, Heaven Up Here, Porcupine and Ocean Rain. The albums will be re-released on heavyweight black vinyl and limited edition coloured vinyl on 22nd October, and will be available from all music retailers.

It will be the first time in many years that fans will have the chance to get their hands on the vinyls, which were released in 1980, 1981, 1983 and 1984 respectively. You can pre-order the reissued albums here:

Crocodiles was described by the NME at the time as “probably the best album this year by a British band”, and has since made plenty of ‘greatest album ever’ lists. Heaven Up Here was the band’s first UK Top 10 album, winning the 1981 ‘NME Best Album’ award.

Porcupine, now certified Gold, provided Echo & the Bunnymen with their highest charting performance, with single The Cutter reaching #8 and the album itself reaching #2. The fourth album to be reissued, Ocean Rain used a 35-piece orchestra with award winning composer Adam Peters, and boasted one of the band’s most popular hits, The Killing Moon.

The Bunnymen will also set off on a UK & Ireland tour next year to celebrate 40 years of music. Tickets are available here: Full tour dates are listed below.

Tue 01 Sheffield City Hall
Wed 02 Leeds O2 Academy
Fri 04 Bournemouth O2 Academy
Sat 05 Cardiff St David’s Hall
Mon 07 London Roundhouse
Wed 09 Dublin Olympia Theatre
Fri 11 Norwich UEA
Sat 12 Gateshead Sage
Mon 14 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Wed 16 Manchester Albert Hall
Thu 17 Nottingham Rock City
Sat 19 Cambridge Corn Exchange
Sun 20 Bristol O2 Academy
Tue 22 London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Wed 23 Northampton Derngate
Fri 25 Manchester Albert Hall
Sat 26 Birmingham O2 Academy
Mon 28 Glasgow Barrowland

MARCH 2022
Tue 01 Glasgow Barrowland

APRIL 2022
Wed 16 Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion

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