HAPPY MONDAYS to release ‘The Early EPs’ on October 25th

HAPPY MONDAYS to release 'The Early EPs' on October 25th
Credit: Kevin Cummins

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).

Leading UK artist Pete Fowler, internationally renowned for his work with Super Furry Animals and Heavenly Records, has created a new animated video for lost Mondays classic ‘The Egg’, watch below. The track is also available as an instant grat with pre-orders of ‘The Early EPs’.

Watch the new animated video for lost Mondays classic ‘The Egg’ – BELOW:

‘The Early EPs’, which have never before been available digitally, have been re-mastered from the original two-inch tapes held in the Factory/London Records archive. The artwork has been redrawn and digitised by original designers Central Station Design. The original Happy Mondays line-up will embark on a UK headline tour later this month, including London’s Roundhouse on October 31.

London Records will follow this release later this year with vinyl reissues of Happy Mondays first four albums – ‘Squirrel and G-man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)’, ‘Bummed’, ‘Pills ’n’ Thrills and Bellyaches’ & ‘Yes Please!’ – later this year. None of these albums has been available on vinyl for several years.


Forty Five EP:
A: Delightful (Remastered)
B1: This Feeling (Remastered)
B2: Oasis (Remastered)

Freaky Dancin/The Egg EP:
A: Freaky Dancin’ (Live) (Remastered)
B1: The Egg (Mix) (Remastered)
B2: Freaky Dancin'(Remastered)

Tart Tart EP:
A: Tart Tart (Remastered)
B1: Little Matchstick Owen (Remastered)

24 Hour Party People EP:
A: 24 Hour Party People (Remastered)
B1: Yahoo (Remastered)
B2: Wah Wah (Think Tank) (Remastered)


OCT 24 Aberdeen, Music Hall
OCT 25 Dunfermline, Alhambra Theatre
OCT 26 Glasgow, O2 Academy
OCT 31 London, Roundhouse
NOV 1 Southend On Sea, Cliffs Pavilion
NOV 2 Cambridge, Corn Exchange
NOV 7 Brighton, Brighton Dome
NOV 8 Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
NOV 9 Portsmouth, Pyramids Centre
NOV 15 Newcastle Upon Tyne, O2 Academy
NOV 16 Scunthorpe, Baths Hall
NOV 21 Manchester, Manchester Academy
NOV 22 Sheffield, O2 Academy
NOV 23 Bristol, O2 Academy
NOV 28 Oxford, O2 Academy
NOV 29 Cardiff, Great Uni Hall
NOV 30 Nottingham, Rock City
DEC 3 Cork, Cyprus Avenue
DEC 4 Belfast, Limelight
DEC 5 Dublin, Vicar Street
DEC 6 Liverpool, Liverpool University Guild Of Students
DEC 7 Leeds, O2 Academy
DEC 12 Norwich, Waterfront
DEC 13 Northampton, Roadmender
DEC 14 Birmingham, O2 Institute
DEC 18 Frome, Cheese & Grain
DEC 19 Bournemouth, O2 Academy
DEC 20 Guildford, G Live

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