A Flock of Seagulls 3CD deluxe edition

1982 debut expanded and remastered

A Flock of Seagulls‘ eponymous debut album will be reissued as a triple-CD deluxe edition, and on coloured vinyl, in February next year.

Originally released in 1982, A Flock Of Seagulls was a significant success in America, reaching the top 10 in the album charts. The second single from the album, ‘I Ran (So Far Away)’ was also a top ten hit in the US and was an early sign of the so-called Second British Invasion, which saw British synth-pop or new wave acts enjoy chart success Stateside, in part, thanks to MTV.

I Ran (So Far Away) from A Flock Of Segulls

Curiously, both the album and the single enjoyed less success in the UK; indeed, ‘I Ran’ didn’t even crack the top 40 singles chart in Britain (the group’s only UK top 10 single was ‘Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You’ from the second album, Listen).

The (slightly belated) 40th Anniversary 3CD reissue includes the original album remastered, as well as b-sides, singles, BBC Sessions and a BBC concert held at the Paris Theatre, London, which was originally transmitted in January 1982. SDE contributor John Earls contributes notes which include an interview with A Flock Of Seagulls lead singer and founding member Mike Score. The album is also being reissued on coloured (orange) vinyl.

This expanded reissue of A Flock Of Seagulls will be released on 17 February 2023 via BMG.

A Flock of Seagulls 3CD deluxe (click image to enlarge)


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    • CD 1: Original Album Remastered
      1. Modern Love Is Automatic
      2. Messages
      3. I Ran
      4. Space Age Love Song
      5. You Can Run
      6. Telecommunication
      7. Standing In The Doorway
      8. Don’t Ask Me
      9. D.N.A.
      10. Tokyo
      11. Man Made
    • CD 2: B-sides, Singles & BBC Session
      1. Factory Music
      2. Tanglimara
      3. Intro
      4. Pick Me Up
      5. Windows
      6. (It’s Not Me) Talking
      7. Modern Love Is Automatic (Single Edit)
      8. I Ran (Single Edit)
      9. Space Age Love Song (Single Edit)
      10. (It’s Not Me) Talking (Remix)
      11. (It’s Not Me) Talking (Instrumental)
      12. I Ran (12″ Mix)
      John Peel Session
      1. Messages From The Rings Of Saturn
      2. (It’s Not Me) Talking
      3. I Ran
      4. Committed
    • CD 3: BBC Sessions & Concert
      Richard Skinner Session
      1. Don’t Ask Me
      2. Messages From The Rings Of Saturn
      3. I Ran
      4. Tanglimara
      Kid Jensen Session
      1. D.N.A.
      2. I Ran
      3. Space Age Love Song
      4. Standing In The Doorway
      Janice Long Session
      1. Man Made
      2. I Ran
      3. Telecommunication
      4. You Can Run
      Paris Theatre, London Concert
      1. Modern Love Is Automatic
      2. Standing In The Doorway
      3. Telecommunication
      4. Man Made
      5. I Ran
      6. (It’s Not Me) Talking

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