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Happy Mondays Announce 'The Early EPs' Collection

Wednesday, 02 October 2019 Written by Laura Johnson

Photo: Kevin Cummins

Happy Mondays have announced 'The Early EPs' collection.

Set to arrive on October 25, the box set will bring together the band's first four EPs: 1985's 'Forty Five', 1986's 'Freaky Dancin/The Egg', 1987's 'Tart Tart' and 1987's '24 Hour Party People'.

These tracks have not previously been available digitally and have been remastered from the original two-inch tapes from the Factory/London Records archive.The artwork has also been reworked by original designers Central Station Design, while UK artist Pete Fowler is responsible for the new animated video for The Egg.

The collection's release coincides with the band's original line up heading out across the UK and Ireland for the Greatest Hits Tour, which kicks off in Aberdeen on October 24.

'The Early EPs' tracklist:

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

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

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

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

Happy Mondays Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Thu October 24 2019 - ABERDEEN Music Hall
Fri October 25 2019 - DUNFERMLINE Alhambra Theatre
Sat October 26 2019 - GLASGOW O2 Academy Glasgow
Thu October 31 2019 - LONDON Roundhouse
Fri November 01 2019 - SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion
Sat November 02 2019 - CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Thu November 07 2019 - BRIGHTON Brighton Dome
Fri November 08 2019 - FOLKESTONE Leas Cliff Hall
Sat November 09 2019 - PORTSMOUTH Portsmouth Pyramids Centre
Thu November 14 2019 - PRESTON Guild Hall
Fri November 15 2019 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 Academy Newcastle
Sat November 16 2019 - SCUNTHORPE Baths Hall
Thu November 21 2019 - MANCHESTER Manchester Academy
Fri November 22 2019 - SHEFFIELD O2 Academy Sheffield
Sat November 23 2019 - BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
Thu November 28 2019 - OXFORD O2 Academy Oxford
Fri November 29 2019 - CARDIFF Great Hall - Cardiff Uni
Sat November 30 2019 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Wed December 04 2019 - BELFAST Limelight
Thu December 05 2019 - DUBLIN Vicar Street
Fri December 06 2019 - LIVERPOOL Mountford Hall, Liverpool Uni
Sat December 07 2019 - LEEDS O2 Academy Leeds
Thu December 12 2019 - NORWICH Norwich U.E.A.
Fri December 13 2019 - NORTHAMPTON Roadmender
Sat December 14 2019 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Wed December 18 2019 - FROME Cheese and Grain
Thu December 19 2019 - BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy Bournemouth
Fri December 20 2019 - GUILDFORD G Live, Guildford
Sat December 21 2019 - LINCOLN Engine Shed

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