Altered Images Happy Birthday (Half-Speed Master)

Release date:
September 6, 2024
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Released in September 1981, Altered Images' debut album featured the band's biggest single, "Happy Birthday", which peaked at number 2, produced by Martin Rushent (Human League, Stranglers, Buzzcocks). The remainder of the album was produced by Steven Severin, co-founder of Siouxsie and The Banshees, and went on to earn a Silver Disc, selling in excess of 60,000 copies. • This half-speed master edition is presented in it's original sleeve, pressed on 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl, featuring an obi strip, and housed in a poly-lined inner sleeve, with all the lyrics and credits on the 4- page insert. • This new edition has been expertly mastered by Barry Grint at AIR Mastering from the original stereo tapes using precision half-speed mastering. • Half-speed mastering is a vinyl cutting technique that improves groove accuracy and transient information creating an incredibly detailed stereo image with a natural high frequency response.

  • 1. Intro: Happy Birthday
  • 2. Love and Kisses
  • 3. Real Toys
  • 4. Idols
  • 5. Legionnaire
  • 6. Faithless
  • 7. Beckoning Strings
  • 8. Happy Birthday
  • 9. Midnight
  • 10. A Day's Wait
  • 11. Leave Me Alone
  • 12. Insects
  • 13. Outro: Happy Birthday

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