Generation X- Generation X (Deluxe Edition)
Generation X- Generation X (Deluxe Edition)

Generation X- Generation X (Deluxe Edition)

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Label: Chrysalis

Reissued 2019, Originally released 1978

Deluxe vinyl LP pressing. Chrysalis Records are proud to release a deluxe edition of Generation X's debut album from 1978. Formed in late 1976 by Billy Idol, Tony James and Derwood Andrews with Mark Laff joining in early 1977. They signed to Chrysalis in the Summer of 1977, with their first single 'Your Generation' being released in the September. Incidentally, they were one of the first punk bands to appear on the BBC TV's Top of The Pops, followed closely with subsequent singles 'Wild Youth' and 'Ready Steady Go'. Their debut album 'Generation X' produced by Martin Rushent (The Stranglers, Buzzcocks, Human League), was released in February 1978, reaching number 29 in the UK charts. This expanded deluxe edition vinyl box set has been newly remastered and cut from the original production tapes and includes 11 previously unreleased recordings. LP1 contains the original UK 11 track album, LP2 includes all the A and B-sides of their singles from the period and LP3 contains 11 previously unreleased outtakes, a single mix and several mixes made by engineer Alan Winstanley (Madness, Elvis Costello, Morrissey). Housed in a rigid slipcase with previously unseen photos and newly commissioned sleeve notes by journalist Adrian Thrills.

Track listing:

Original Album

  1. From The Heart
  2. One Hundred Punks
  3. Listen
  4. Ready Steady Go
  5. Kleenex
  6. Promises Promises
  7. Day By Day
  8. The Invisible Man
  9. Kiss Me Deadly
  10. Too Personal
  11. Youth Youth Youth

A-Sides and B-Sides

  1. Your Generation
  2. Day By Day [Alt Version]
  3. Wild Youth
  4. Wild Dub (Version)
  5. No No No
  6. Trying For Kicks
  7. This Heat

Outtakes and Mixes

  1. Ready Steady Go (Phil Wainman Version)
  2. No No No (Phil Wainman Version)
  3. Gimme Some Truth (Outtake)
  4. Rock On Dub (Outtake)
  5. Promises Promises (Single Version)
  6. From The Heart (Winstanley Mix)
  7. The Invisible Man (Winstanley Mix)
  8. Kleenex (Winstanley Mix)
  9. Day By Day (Winstanley Mix)
  10. One Hundred Punks (Winstanley Mix)
  11. Too Personal (Winstanley Mix)
  12. Youth Youth Youth (Winstanley Mix)