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KIRK BRANDON ‘aKoustiK’ Tour plus Theatre of Hate Box Set

KIRK BRANDON – aKoustiK Tour 2017

akoustik-2017-fb-flyerTheatre of Hate Live Box Set to be Released

Kirk Brandon has just announced a full UK tour of his ‘aKoustiK’ set as always accompanied by cellist Sam Sansbury. The full set of dates can be seen on the flyer and visit www.kirkbrandon.com for ticket news etc.

In other news, Cherry Red Records have announced a complete five CD box set of Theatre of Hate live albums.

Unavailable for many years on CD, the two HE WHO DARES WINS albums from 1981 have now finally been treated to a deluxe edition. Alongside the original albums, which have been remastered, are the two reunion shows issued under the He Who Dares Wins banner and a bonus disc featuring a previously unissued live concert from the Westworld tour.

Housed in a clamshell box, the package also boasts within the booklet a raft of illustrations and fresh sleeve-notes penned by Mojo’s Pat Gilbert drawn from interviews with band members.

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/he-who-dares-wins-5cd-deluxe-edition/

Formed from the ashes of punk band The Pack, THEATRE OF HATE blazed their own trail through the post-punk netherworld of the early 1980s with a string of indie hits and an unparalleled reputation as a formidable live act.

The band were fronted by blonde-quiffed singer/guitarist Kirk Brandon, joined by bassist Stan Stammers, guitarist Steve Guthrie, saxophonist John ‘Boy’ Lennard and drummer Luke Rendle.

After several acclaimed 45s and a live album He Who Dares Wins, Theatre Of Hate recorded their debut studio album with legendary Clash guitarist Mick Jones producing. The resulting LP, WESTWORLD, was issued in February 1982 and reached No. 17 in the UK charts, promoted by a Top 40 single ‘Do You Believe In The Westworld’.

Theatre Of Hate continued to enjoy success throughout 1982 with new guitarist Billy Duffy in tow, releasing a second live album (He Who Dares Wins: Live In Berlin) and more singles. But sessions for a second album, Aria Of The Devil, were eventually abandoned and the band broke up, Kirk eventually re-emerging in Spear Of Destiny.

theatre-of-hateFor some years now, Kirk has fronted a new-look Theatre Of Hate, who unveiled their first studio album since WESTWORLD, entitled Kinshi, last October.

Unavailable for many years on CD, the two HE WHO DARES WINS albums from 1981 have now finally been treated to a deluxe edition. Alongside the original albums, which have been remastered, are the two reunion shows issued under the He Who Dares Wins banner and a bonus disc featuring a previously unissued live concert from the Westworld tour.

Housed in a clamshell box, the package also boasts within the booklet a raft of illustrations and fresh sleeve-notes penned by Mojo’s Pat Gilbert drawn from interviews with band members.

TRACK LIST:

DISC ONE:
HE WHO DARES WINS I: LEEDS WAREHOUSE JANUARY 1981
1. MY OWN INVENTION
2. REBEL WITHOUT A BRAIN
3. ORIGINAL SIN
4. THE WAKE
5. INCINERATOR
6. FREAKS
7. PROPAGANDA
8. LEGION
9. 63
10. INCINERATOR

DISC TWO:
HE WHO DARES WINS II: TEMPODRON WEST BERLIN SEPTEMBER 1981
1. ORIGINAL SIN
2. DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE WESTWORLD
3. THE KLAN
4. CONQUISTADOR
5. POPPIES
6. INCINERATOR
7. JUDGEMENT HYMN
8. 63
9. REBEL WITHOUT A BRAIN
10. LEGION

DISC THREE:
HE WHO DARES WINS III: MANCHESTER 2007
1. POPPIES
2. 63
3. THE WAKE
4. NERO
5. REBEL WITHOUT A BRAIN
6. THE SWARM
7. THE HOP
8. LOVE IS A GHOST
9. CONQUISTADOR
10. IT’S MY OWN INVENTION
11. ORIGINAL SIN
12. JUDGEMENT HYMN
13. AMERICANOS
14. INCINERATOR
15. PROPAGANDA
16. DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE WESTWORLD
17. LEGION

DISC FOUR:
HE WHO DARES WINS IV: BRISTOL 2012
1. DREAMS OF THE POPPY
2. ORIGINAL SIN
3. MY OWN INVENTION
4. THE WAKE
5. CONQUISTADOR
6. LOVE IS A GHOST
7. AMERICANOS
8. 63
9. THE HOP
10. REBEL WITHOUT A BRAIN
11. LEGION
12. JUDGEMENT HYMN,
13. INCINERATOR
14. PROPAGANDA
15. DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE WESTWORLD

DISC FIVE:
HE WHO DARES WINS V: BRUSSELS – MAY 1982 (previously unissued)
1. THE WAKE
2. AMERICANOS
3. THE HOP
4. BLACK MADONNA
5. SOLUTION
6. LOVE IS A GHOST
7. EASTWORLD
8. NERO
9. JUDGEMENT HYMN
10. 63
11. INCINERATOR
12. DREAMS OF THE POPPY
13. LEGION

 

 

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