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A Flock of Seagulls | A Flock of Seagulls [40th Anniversary Edition]


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Initially released in April 1982, the eponymous debut album by A Flock Of Seagulls saw the band spearheading the Second British Invasion of the USA. Produced by Mike Howlett (Tears For Fears, OMD, Gang of Four) and Bill Nelson of Be-Bop Deluxe fame, the album enjoyed massive success across the world, hitting No. 10 in the US and No. 1 in Australia, propelled by the third single from the record, the New Wave classic “I Ran.”
The 40th anniversary 3 CD deluxe edition features a remastered version of the original album, b-sides, single versions, remixes, BBC Sessions for revered broadcasters such as John Peel and he band’s fellow Liverpudlian Janice Long and a BBC concert from The Paris Theatre, London, which was originally transmitted in January 1982. The set also features sleeve notes by esteemed writer John Earls, featuring a new interview with lead singer and founding band member Mike Score… The Music Universe

Originally released in 1982, A Flock Of Seagulls was a significant success in America, reaching the top 10 in the album charts. The second single from the album, ‘I Ran (So Far Away)’ was also a top ten hit in the US and was an early sign of the so-called Second British Invasion, which saw British synth-pop or new wave acts enjoy chart success Stateside, in part, thanks to MTV. Curiously, both the album and the single enjoyed less success in the UK; indeed, ‘I Ran’ didn’t even crack the top 40 singles chart in Britain (the group’s only UK top 10 single was ‘Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You’ from the second album, Listen). Super Deluxe Edition

CD 1: Original Album Remastered

01. Modern Love Is Automatic
02. Messages
03. I Ran
04. Space Age Love Song
05. You Can Run
06. Telecommunication
07. Standing In The Doorway
08. Don’t Ask Me
09. D.N.A.
10. Tokyo
11. Man Made

CD 2: B-sides, Singles, Remixes & BBC Session

01. Factory Music
02. Tanglimara
03. Intro
04. Pick Me Up
05. Windows
06. (It’s Not Me) Talking
07. Modern Love Is Automatic (Single Edit)
08. I Ran (Single Edit)
09. Space Age Love Song (Single Edit)
10. (It’s Not Me) Talking (Remix)
11. (It’s Not Me) Talking (Instrumental)
12. I Ran (12″ Mix)
John Peel Session
13. Messages From The Rings Of Saturn
14. (It’s Not Me) Talking
15. I Ran
16. Committed

CD 3: BBC Sessions & Concert

Richard Skinner Session
01. Don’t Ask Me
02. Messages From The Rings Of Saturn
03. I Ran
04. Tanglimara
Kid Jensen Session
05. D.N.A.
06. I Ran
07. Space Age Love Song
08. Standing In The Doorway
Janice Long Session
09. Man Made
10. I Ran
11. Telecommunication
12. You Can Run
Paris Theatre, London Concert
13. Modern Love Is Automatic
14. Standing In The Doorway
15. Telecommunication
16. Man Made
17. I Ran
18. (It’s Not Me) Talking

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