'ALIEN BLOOD' & 'Y LIVE' NOW AVAILABLE AS INDIVIDUAL LPs

'Alien Blood' & 'Y Live'

Initially included with 'Y' 40th anniversary limited edition box sets, now available as individual LPs.

'Alien Blood' features never-before-heard material from the 'Y' studio sessions & recordings, mastered from the original 2" tapes. Revealing the life of 'Y' before everything was finalized, exposing revelatory dimensions within these iconic works.

'Y Live' comprises live recordings from the 'Y' era, capturing all of the fierce urgency of The Pop Group's live performances at that time. A snapshot of a period when the group were sharing stages with future acolytes including Cabaret Voltaire, Linton Kwesi Johnson & Public Image Ltd & a collection of recordings described by Mark Stewart as an attempt to 'paint the impossible'.

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'Y' INCLUDED IN HAPPY MAG'S '10 MOST GROUNDBREAKING AVANT-GARDE ALBUMS OF ALL TIME'

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'A landmark debut album, The Pop Group defined the fate of post-punk and made future experiments pale in comparison. It’s rare that you run across an album that is a complete singularity'

Happy Mag on 'Y' as part of their recent '10 most groundbreaking avant-garde albums of all time' feature, in good company with the likes of Captain Beefheart, Sun Ra, Moondog, Ornette Coleman & Frank Zappa

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Y - 40TH ANNIVERSARY REISSUE OUT NOW

Remastered from original tapes
Out Now on Mute Records
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“It sounds extraordinary”
4/5 Mojo

"The best this record has ever sounded"
Brooklyn Vegan

“Remains one of the most unsettling milestones of post-punk music”
9/10 Uncut

“Now it sounds like the most vital, lifesaving racket on earth”
5/5 Record Collector

"A fearless salvo on behalf of a creative vision without compromise of any form...the expanded Definitive Edition ups the ante for this bold, pioneering work."
4.5 / 5 AllMusic

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