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Echo & The Bunnymen announce reissue of Songs To Learn & Sing
- Kevin Fullerton
- 17 January 2022
The 80s alt rockers' highly regarded best of album goes on sale next month
Pioneers of modern rock music Echo & The Bunnymen have announced a reissue of their first best of album Songs To Learn & Sing. The record, available on heavyweight black vinyl and a special edition splatter vinyl, is set for release on Friday 18 February and is available to pre-order now.
The news comes after the band reissued their first four LPs, Crocodiles (1980), Heaven Up Here (1981), Porcupine (1983) and Ocean Rain (1984), last October.
Initially released in 1985, the best of album marked a celebratory closing chapter in the band's most prolific period and features highlights from their first four albums, including 'Rescue', 'The Cutter', 'The Killing Moon' and 'Bring On The Dancing Horses'. The reissue will include an exclusive seven-inch of their debut single 'Pictures On My Wall', alongside the lumbering post-punk gem 'Read It In Books' as a B-side.
The band, which is anchored by mainstays Ian McCulloch on vocals and Will Sergeant on guitar, will also tour the UK and Ireland this spring in celebration of four decades in the music business. Find a full list of the band's tour dates below.
Echo & The Bunnymen's 2022 UK performance dates:
Tuesday 1 February – City Hall, Sheffield
Wednesday 2 February – O2 Academy, Leeds
Friday 4 February – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
Saturday 5 February – St David's Hall, Cardiff
Monday 7 February – Roundhouse, London
Wednesday 9 February – Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Friday 11 February – UEA, Norwich
Saturday 12 February – Sage, Gateshead
Monday 14 February – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Wednesday 16 February – Albert Hall, Manchester
Thursday 17 February – Rock City, Nottingham
Saturday 19 February – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Sunday 20 February – O2 Academy, Bristol
Tuesday 22 February – O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
Wednesday 23 February – Derngate, Northampton
Friday 25 February – Albert Hall, Manchester
Saturday 26 February – O2 Academy, Birmingham
Monday 28 February – The Barrowlands, Glasgow
Tuesday 1 March – The Barrowlands, Glasgow
Wednesday 6 April – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
The reissue of Echo & The Bunnymen's Songs To Learn & Sing will be released on Friday 18 February. Tickets for the band's tour of the UK are on sale now.