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New Throbbing Gristle Reissues Announced
Patrick Clarke , July 9th, 2018 14:03

Heathen Earth, Mission Of Dead Souls and Journey Through A Body will be getting a much-needed re-release this September

Throbbing Gristle during the recording of Journey Through A Body

Three more albums by industrial pioneers Throbbing Gristle are set to be re-released via Mute Records.

1980’s Heathen Earth, 1981’s Mission Of Dead Souls and 1982’s Journey Through A Body will arrive on vinyl and CD on 14 September.

Mute has already reissued The Second Annual Report (1977), 20 Jazz Funk Greats (1979) and compilation album The Taste Of TG. You can listen to the remastered ‘Persuasion U.S.A.’ from Mission Of Dead Souls below.

The vinyl reissues include new photography, and Heathen Earth comes packaged with a booklet entitled ‘Industrial News’ as well as eleven digital bonus tracks including live recordings and 7" versions of 'Subhuman' and 'Adrenaline'.

Originally released in 1980, Heathen Earth documents a live performance by the band to a small, invited audience in February that year. It will be released as a 2xCD set and as a limited edition blue vinyl in a gatefold sleeve - this reflects its original ultra-limited release of 750 blue copies.

Mission Of Dead Souls documents the group's last live show until they reformed from 2004-2010. It was recorded at the Kezar Pavillion in San Francisco on May 29 1981, and is re-issued on both CD and limited white vinyl with a new inner sleeve featuring photos and a passage by Jon Savage.

The third and final reissue, Journey Through a Body, was recorded over five days in Rome in March 1981, one for each 'body section', after the band's Cosey Fanni Tutti was commissioned Italian broadcasters RAI to create a sound work based on the theme 'A Journey Through The Body'.

Often described as the band's most haunting work, its release in 1982 was the group's last before their disbandment. It will be available on silver vinyl and CD.

Journey Through A Body and Mission Of Dead Souls have been out of print for decades, and the reissues will be available on 14 September. To pre-order them, click here.