As part of the upcoming release of records from their formative years, Happy Mondays have shared ‘The Egg’, available everywhere digitally now.
London Records are to release Happy Mondays‘ The Early EPs on October 25, available digitally and as a 4 x 12” coloured vinyl box set. The release brings together the seminal Manchester band’s first four EPs – Forty Five EP (1985), Freaky Dancin/The Egg EP (1986), Tart Tart EP (1987), and 24 Hour Party People (1987).
The Early EPs, which have never before been available digitally, have been remastered from the original two-inch tapes held in the Factory/London Records archive.
Listen to ‘The Egg’ by Happy Mondays on the Official Fantasy Premier League playlist on Spotify.
The artwork has been redrawn and digitised by original designers Grand Central Design.
The original Happy Mondays line-up will embark on a UK headline tour in late October, including London’s Roundhouse on October 31.
London Records will follow this release later this year with vinyl reissues of Happy the group’s first four albums – Squirrel and G-man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out), Bummed, Pills ’n’ Thrills and Bellyaches and Yes Please! – later this year.
None of these albums has been available on vinyl for over a decade.