Published Oct 26, 2011Back in the spring, we learned that industrial progenitors Throbbing Gristle were gearing up for the release of their long-delayed Desertshore project, but before that happens, the band will deliver deluxe re-releases of their first five albums.
A press release proudly states that the outfit's Industrial Records will drop the discs over the coming weeks. First up is 1977's The Second Annual Report of Throbbing Gristle, which is primed for an October 31 release. From there, in one-week intervals, the band will re-release D.O.A.: The Third and Final Report of Throbbing Gristle (1978), 20 Jazz Funk Greats (1979), the live album Heathen Earth (1980) and Throbbing Gristle's Greatest Hits (1981).
Each album was restored and remastered by band member Chris Carter, who transferred the material from the original analogue tapes.
Vinyl editions of the albums will be available in limited-edition pressings of 2,000 and will feature an eight-page large-format colour booklet featuring a trove of Throbbing Gristle-related art. The CDs will be presented in gatefold format, featuring different artwork than their vinyl counterparts and include a bonus disc containing rare Throbbing Gristle tunes, as well as live tracks and singles from the year of each album's original release.