Theatre Of Hate ‘Westworld’ / ‘Aria Of The Devil’ – Deluxe Double LP set in gatefold sleeve with printed inner bags + 3 x postcards
The classic debut album ‘Westworld’ available on vinyl for the first time in 25 years, alongside the never-before-on-vinyl follow up, ‘Aria Of The Devil’. Includes sleeve-note essay and three exclusive postcards.
Theatre Of Hate blazed their own trail through the post-punk netherworld of the early 1980s with a string of indie hits fuelled by an unparalleled reputation as a formidable live act. The band were fronted by a true star in blonde-quiffed singer/guitarist Kirk Brandon, joined by bassist Stan Stammers, guitarist Steve Guthrie, saxophonist John ‘Boy’ Lennard and drummer Luke Rendle.
After several acclaimed 45s and a live album ‘He Who Dares Wins’, Theatre Of Hate recorded their debut studio album with legendary Clash guitarist Mick Jones producing. The resulting LP, ‘Westworld’, was issued in February 1982 and reached No. 17 in the UK charts, promoted by a Top 40 single ‘Do You Believe In The Westworld’.
Theatre Of Hate continued to enjoy success throughout 1982 with new guitarist Billy Duffy in tow, but sessions for a second album, ‘Aria Of The Devil’, were eventually abandoned and the band broke up, Kirk eventually re-emerging in Spear Of Destiny.
‘Westworld’ and ‘Aria Of The Devil’ are presented here as a double LP set, complete with original artwork, liner notes and postcards. This is the first time that the great lost album, ‘Aria Of The Devil’, will be available on vinyl!
Do You Believe In The Westworld
Love Is A Ghost
The New Trail Of Tears
Aria Of The Devil
Dreams Of The Poppy
Omen Of The Times
The Black Madonna