- 28 Sep 22
Take a look at the new video for 'Baby Turns Blue (Colin Newman Remix 2004)' below.
Marking the 40th anniversary of …If I Die, I Die, the Virgin Prunes are set to reissue their influential debut studio album on vinyl for the first time since 1982. Out on November 11, the special anniversary edition will also be available as a double CD.
This reissue features the original album, fully remastered, plus rarities and remixes including unheard rough mixes of tracks such as ‘Ballad of the Man’, ‘Bau-Dachong’ and ‘Theme For Thought’. It also includes a remix of ‘Baby Turns Blue’ by Colin Newman, originally available as promo only, as well as early versions of ‘The King of Junk’ and ‘Pagan Lovesong’.
To coincide with the announcement, they've shared a new video for 'Baby Turns Blue (Colin Newman Remix 2004)'.
The Virgin Prunes formed in Dublin, emerging from the closely knit ‘Lypton Village’ scene, from which U2 also emerged. The scene included Gavin Friday and fellow Virgin Prunes Guggi, Dave-id Busaras Scott (vocals), Strongman (bass), Dik Evans (guitar), and Mary D'Nellon (drums). Their decade of creative activity ran from 1977 to 1986.
…If I Die, I Die was recorded at the Windmill Studios in Dublin in the summer of 1982. Featuring one of the band’s best known songs, ‘Baby Turns Blue’, it was produced by Wire’s Colin Newman.
You can pre-order …If I Die, I Die (40th Anniversary Edition) here.
Take a look at the video for 'Baby Turns Blue (Colin Newman Remix 2004)' below.
...If I Die, I Die (40th Anniversary Edition) Tracklisting:
CD1 & LP
A1 / 1. Ulakanakulot (2022 Remaster)
A2 / 2. Decline and Fall (2022 Remaster)
A3 / 3. Sweethome Under White Clouds (2022 Remaster)
A4 / 4. Bau-Dachöng (2022 Remaster)
B1 / 5. Baby Turns Blue (2022 Remaster)
B2 / 6. Ballad of the Man (2022 Remaster)
B3 / 7. Walls of Jericho (2022 Remaster)
B4 / 8. Caucasian Walk (2022 Remaster)
B5 / 9. Theme for Thought (2022 Remaster)
1. Baby Turns Blue (Colin Newman Remix 2004) (2022 Remaster)^
2. Chance of a Lifetime (UK 12") (2022 Remaster)
3. Yeo (UK 12") (2022 Remaster)
4. The Faculties of a Broken Heart (What Should We Do If Baby Turns Blue) (UK 12") (2022 Remaster)
5. King of Junk (Instrumental) (Rough Mix) (2022 Remaster)^
6. Ballad of the Man (Rough Mix) (2022 Remaster)^
7. Fado (Rough Mix) (2022 Remaster)^
8. Bau-Dachong (Rough Mix) (2022 Remaster)^
9. Theme For Thought (Rough Mix) (2022 Remaster)^
10. Pagan Lovesong (Demo) (2022 Remaster)^
11. Pagan Lovesong (2022 Remaster)
12. Dave-Id Is Dead (2022 Remaster)
13. Pagan Lovesong (Vibeakimbo) (2022 Remaster)
^ previously unreleased