The La’s to release 1987 demos on CD/vinyl and news of photography exhibition

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The La’s 1987
CD/ Limited edition 180g vinyl LP / Download
RELEASE DATE  – 22nd of Sept 2017
For further information please contact ‘ Viper ‘
E-mail –  viper@the-viper-label.co.uk.  
 Viper CD/LP/DL124   www.the-viper-label.co.uk  
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of The La’s pivotal year, The Viper Label is pleased to release The La’s 1987.  The band had already built up a fierce reputation during the two previous years taking Liverpool by storm but by the start of 1987 the band had a new line up and practice room- an old Stables next to Strawberry Fields, in which they could rehearse every day working on new songs and playing them later that same evening! It was an extremely creative time in which La’s classics: 
There She Goes, Timeless Melody & Way Out  were written and the standard La’s set,  starting with Son of a Gun and ending with Looking Glass was formulated – eventually securing them a major recording contract and exposing them to the wider World.
Featured on this album are the legendary recordings from the Flying Picket (Trade Union Centre Venue- recorded on Pete Townsend old mixing desk) plus recordings made in Echo & the Bunnymen’s studio at the behest of  the late Pete De Freitas who supervised over the session with ‘fifth’ Bunnyman the late Jake Brockman, also featured are outtakes from the Stables rehearsals and ‘live’ rarities.
 This album is a must not just for La’s completists but for fans the world over and reveals a fresh and fertile period when the band were still white hot.
NOTE: In conjunction with it’s release, The Viper Label/ Redhouse Originals is also pleased to present an Photography exhibition of recently discovered La’s photos taken by  photographer Jake Summerton during 1987. 
The Florrie, Liverpool 14th Sept – 7th Oct.
Redhouse Originals Gallery, Harrogate 14th Oct – 28th Oct.
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CD TRACK LISTING: 
 The Picket Session 11 – 27 May 1987
  1) Come In Come Out
  2) Liberty Ship 
  3) Doledrum
  4) Way Out 
  5) Callin’ All 
De Freitas Session  25 – 26 April 1987
  6) Way Out
  7) Doledrum
  8) IOU     
  9) Failure
10) Timeless Melody  
11) Callin’ All
12) Clean Prophet    
13) Son of a Gun       
14) I Can’t Sleep
15) Liberty Ship
16) Freedom Song   
The Stables  March – May 1987
17) Looking Glass
18) It’s Not Impossible
 
Live at ‘ The World Downstairs’ Royal Court  2 Oct 1987
19) Feelin’
20) Way Out
21) I Can’t Sleep
22) There She Goes
23) Knock Me Down
Live at the Cafe Berlin 12 Feb 1987
24) Jumpin’ Jack Flash
25) The Way We Came
VINYL TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
 The Picket Session 11 – 27 May 1987
  1)   Come In Come Out
  2)   Liberty Ship 
  3)   Doledrum
  4)   Way Out 
  5)   Callin’ All 
De Freitas Session  25 – 26 April 1987
  6)    Son of a Gun 
  7)    IOU
  8)    Timeless Melody     
  
SIDE 2
Live at the Cafe Berlin 12 Feb 1987
Jumpin’ Jack Fash
Clean Prophet
Come In Come Out
Live at St James Parson Hall 3Oct 1987
4)   Freedom Song
Live at ‘ The World Downstairs’ Royal Court  2 Oct 1987
5)   Feelin’
6)   Way Out
7)   I Can’t Sleep
8)   Knock Me Down 
9)  There She Goes

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