The Happy Mondays announce Early EPs collection for release

Happy Mondays at London Brixton Academy (Photo: Alberto Pezzali for Live4ever Media)

Happy Mondays at London Brixton Academy (Photo: Alberto Pezzali for Live4ever Media)

Four Happy Mondays EPs – Forty Five (1985), Freaky Dancin/The Egg (1986), Tart Tart (1987) and 24 Hour Party People (1987) – have been collected together and remastered for release on October 25th.

The original Factory EPs will be reissued by London Records, where so much of that iconic label ended up. Dubbed The Early EPs, the new collection means the EPs are available digitally for the first time, whilst artist Pete Fowler has created an animated video for The Egg.

The compilation coincides with Happy Mondays’ lengthy UK tour which starts in Inverness later this month.

Tour dates:

October
23 – The Ironworks, Inverness
24 – Music Hall, Aberdeen
25 – Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline
26 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
31 – The Roundhouse, London

November
1 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
2 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
7 – Dome, Brighton
8 – Leas Cliff Hall, Folkstone
9 – Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth
14 – Guild Hall, Preston
15 – O2 Academy, Newcastle
16 – Baths Hall, Scunthorpe
21 – Academy 1, Manchester
22 – O2 Academy, Sheffield
23 – O2 Academy, Bristol
28 – O2 Academy, Oxford
29 – Great Hall, Cardiff
30 – Rock City, Nottingham

December
4 – Limelight 1, Belfast
6 – Mountford Hall, Liverpool
7 – O2 Academy, Leeds
12 – UEA, Norwich
13 – Roadmenders, Northampton
14 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
18 – Cheese & Grain, Frome
19 – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
20 – G Live, Guildford
21 – Engine Shed, Lincoln

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