Aug 292018
 
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MUTE 4.0 (1978 > TOMORROW) acknowledges when Daniel started Mute out of necessity rather than design and marks the past 40 years, and crucially, looks forward to Mute’s many years to come as we travel unapologetically into tomorrow.

A whole host of special events and releases are planned, with more to be announced, stretching over 2018 and beyond.

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Here are details of the first selection of ‘Anti-versary’ releases, plus there are new albums from Chris Liebing and Mick Harvey, new compilation albums from A Certain Ratio and Barry Adamson as well as some gorgeous reissues from Throbbing Gristle.

Music For Parties

Silicon Teens

Released 12th October 2018

Vinyl LP £18.99

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The world’s first manufactured electronic pop band. Originally released in September 1980, Music For Parties was the second ever album to be released on Mute. The album features 14 tracks including Let’s Dance, Memphis Tennessee and You Really Got Me. Music For Parties is being re-released as part of Mute’s 40th anti-versary celebrations, MUTE 4.0 (1978 > TOMORROW).

Fireside Favourites

Fad Gadget

Released 12th October 2018

Orange Vinyl LP £18.99

Ben Frost

Orange Vinyl – Limited Edition of 500

Fad Gadget aka Frank Tovey was at the forefront of the Electronic Movement of the late 70s/early 80s and is recognised as one of the most influential acts of the last twenty years. The first signing to Mute, Fad Gadget released his debut single, the ground breaking, ‘Back To Nature’ in October 1979. Recorded using a drum machine and synthesiser, the debut album ‘Fireside Favourites’ was released in 1980 and is now being re-released as part of Mute’s 40th anti-versary celebrations, MUTE 4.0 (1978 > TOMORROW) on limited edition orange vinyl.

Josh T. Pearson

Last Of The Country Gentlemen

Released 12th October 2018

Gold Double Vinyl LP £20.99

CD £9.99

A Certain Ratio

Gold Vinyl – Limited Edition of 1000

The acclaimed solo debut album by Josh T. Pearson. Rough Trade’s Album Of The Year 2011 is being re-released as part of Mute’s 40th anti-versary celebrations, MUTE 4.0 (1978 > TOMORROW) on limited edition gold vinyl. The album received phenomenal praise on release; Uncut called it “A stone cold masterpiece” while The Times declared it “Flawless”. Includes ‘Women, When I’ve Raised Hell’ and ’Sweetheart I Ain’t Your Christ’.

Ssss

VCMG

12th October 2018

Orange Vinyl LP £18.99

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Orange Vinyl – Limited Edition of 500

Vince Clarke (Erasure / Yazoo / Depeche Mode) and Martin L. Gore (Depeche Mode) reunited in 2011 for the first time in 30 years as VCMG to release the critically acclaimed techno album ‘Ssss’, described by The Quietus as “fantastic music to dance to”. Including the singles ‘Spock’ and ‘Single Blip’, the album is now being re-released as part of Mute’s 40th anti-versary celebrations, MUTE 4.0 (1978 > TOMORROW) on limited edition orange vinyl.

The Devil’s Walk

Apparat

12th October 2018

Violet Vinyl LP £18.99

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Violet Vinyl – Limited Edition of 500

Apparat (aka Sascha Ring)’s debut album for Mute was originally released in 2011 and features the singles ‘Goodbye’ (subsequently used as the theme tune to Netflix’s Dark), ‘Candil De La Calle’ and ‘Song Of Los’. Highlighted as “music for the soul” by Q Magazine, the album is now being re-released as part of Mute’s 40th anti-versary celebrations, MUTE 4.0 (1978 > TOMORROW) on limited edition violet vinyl.

The Graveyard & The Ballroom

A Certain Ratio

Released 13th April 2018

Orange Vinyl LP £18.99

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Orange Vinyl – Limited Edition of 1000

A Certain Ratio’s debut release, The Graveyard And The Ballroom, originally came out on Factory Records in December 1979 and was reissued last year as part of a new partnership with Mute. Classic Pop call it an “astonishing opening salvo” and this new edition of the album is being released as part of Mute’s 40th anti-versary celebrations, MUTE 4.0 (1978 > TOMORROW) and will be available on limited edition orange vinyl with orange coloured PVC sleeve.