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Buzzcocks Announce Reissues and Box Set

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Buzzcocks released Sprial Scratch on January 27th, 1977, and now 40 years later they will be releasing a re-issue of their self-released debut EP. On March 10th they will be releasing Time’s Up, their first-ever recording session from 1976

Or you can get both reissues in a limited edition box set called Buzzcocks (mk.1) Box. It will include Spiral Scratch, Time’s Up, various 8 x 10 photos, reprinted concert posters and flyers from 1976, pin badges, the Spiral Scratch story and a brand new edition of Shy Talk fanzine.

They announced on facebook earlier today, “40 years since the release of Spiral Scratch, we’re thrilled to announce the Buzzcocks Mk.1 box set – out March 10 on Domino Recording Company. Limited to 1000 hand-numbered copies, you’ll find Spiral Scratch and Time’s Up re-pressed on vinyl and CD alongside a raft of rare ephemera – posters, photos, flyers, badges and a brand new edition of Shy Talk fanzine. Order here: http://smarturl.it/Mk1Boxset”

Limited to 1000 copies globally, each Buzzcocks Mk.1 is hand numbered and housed in a rigid outer box with lift off lid. Contents:

  • Spiral Scratch 7″ (Standard Edition) Vinyl, CD
  • Time’s Up Heavyweight 12″ Vinyl, CD
  • Download Card with audio for Spiral Scratch & Time’s Up plus bonus ‘Breakdown’ video download (live from Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester)
  • Shy Talk Fanzine No.4 featuring contributions from (ex-manager) Richard Boon, (sleeve designer) Malcolm Garrett, (photographer) Kevin Cummins, (author) Clinton Heylin and (Manchester punk icon) Denise Shaw
  • Buzzcocks Chronology (1976-77) A4 Booklet
  • A print of the original Spiral Scratch Recording Tape Box
  • Postcard Flyers (7)
  • Photo Prints (5)
  • Pin Badges (3)
  • Posters (2)

Time’s Up
You Tear Me Up
Breakdown
Friends Of Mine
Orgasm Addict
Boredom
Times Up
Lester Sands (Drop In The Ocean)
Love Battery
I Can’t Control Myself
I Love You, You Big Dummy
Don’t Mess Me Around

Spiral Scratch
Breakdown
Time’s Up
Boredom
Friends Of Mine

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