UFO / Lights Out – deluxe edition

Breakthrough album remastered with a newly-mixed concert

UFO / Lights Out reissue

Hard rock band UFO’s 1977 album, Lights Out, is being reissued in February.

The album is seen as UFO’s breakthrough record and was the group’s highest-charting album in the US, reaching number 23 on the Billboard 200. It was released in May 1977.

Lights out featured orchestral arrangements and a new line-up – Paul Raymond (keyboards and guitar) replaced keyboard player, Danny Peyronel – and was the first UFO album to be produced by Ron Nevison, who worked with Thin Lizzy and Led Zeppelin.

The title track of the album was inspired by the Notting Hill riots of 1976 and the record closes with ‘Love to Love’, which Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris has said is his favourite song of all time.

UFO Lights Out 3LP vinyl reissue

The 2024 remastered reissue will be available as a 2CD deluxe and a 3LP vinyl set, with a tri-fold gatefold sleeve. The 2CD edition comes with three bonus tracks, on CD 1, including a previously unreleased rough acoustic take of the song by Love, ‘Alone Again Or’, as well as an edit of ‘Too Hot To Handle’ and the seven-inch version of ‘Try Me.’

Both the LP and the CD versions feature a newly-mixed recording of the first show on the Lights Out tour at The Roundhouse, London, on 2 April 1977. The new mix of the concert is by Richard Whittaker and the album has been remastered from the original tape transfers by engineer Andy Pearce.

The 2024 edition of the album has liner notes from UK music journalist Michael Hann, which includes newly-conducted interviews with the original band members.

Lights Out will be reissued on 2 February 2024 via Chrysalis Records.

The 2CD deluxe edition


Lights Out UFO /

    • CD 1: Lights Out (2024 Remaster)
      1. Too Hot To Handle
      2. Just Another Suicide
      3. Try
      4. Lights Out
      5. Gettin’ Ready
      6. Alone Again
      7. Electric Phase
      8. Love To Love
      Bonus tracks
      1. Too Hot To
        Handle (Edit)
      2. Alone Again Or (Acoustic Rough
        Studio Version)
      3. Try Me (7” Version)
    • CD 2: Live at the Roundhouse, London, 2nd April 1977
      1. Lights Out
      2. Gettin’ Ready
      3. Love To Love
      4. On With The Action
      5. Doctor Doctor
      6. Try Me
      7. Too Hot To Handle
      8. Out In The Street
      9. This Kid’s
      10. Shoot Shoot
      11. Rock Bottom
      12. Let It Roll
      13. C’mon Everybody

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