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The La’s to release ‘The La’s 1987’ a collection of demos and live recordings

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of The La’s pivotal year, The Viper Label is set to release ‘The La’s 1987’.  See below for the full track listing.

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’ and ‘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.

In conjunction with it’s release, The Viper Label/Redhouse Originals will also be holding a photography exhibition of recently discovered La’s photos taken by photographer Jake Summerton during 1987.

The exhibition takes place at The Florrie, Liverpool 14th Sept – 7th October and Redhouse Originals Gallery, Harrogate 14th Oct – 28th Oct.

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
1) Jumpin’ Jack Fash
2) Clean Prophet
3) Come In Come Out

Live at St James Parson Hall 3 Oct 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