Slits, The - In the Beginning

Slits, The - In the Beginning

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2LP blue vinyl

Limited edition. Exclusive release for RECORD STORE DAY 2024

The first time on vinyl for the complete 15-track album.

Three exclusive songs. Guest vocals by Nina Hagen and Neneh Cherry.

Notes by Mick Mercer. Gatefold sleeve with unseen photos. From punk to dub eras.
The Slits were known for their uncompromising artude and confrontaYonal music,
first seen on their 1977 tour with The Clash. To this day they are cited as being hugely inspiring to many female arYsts. But even their seminal Island Records 1979 debut album ‘Cut’, with its infamous sleeve of the band members naked and caked in mud,does not capture the true energy and spontaneity as well as these live recordings do.

The album spans from an early, chaotic punk-era show which includes classics such as Shoplifting, Newtown and Love & Romance. It shows how they evolved into their dubby, reggae-influenced style with songs such as Typical Girls, and finishes with a track from their last ever performance in 1981. Over its fi~een tracks it features three songs never otherwise recorded*, and guest vocals from Nina Hagen and Neneh Cherry. The gatefold sleeve includes updated notes from Mick Mercer and previously unseen live and at home photos. 

1. Vindictive, 2. A Boring Life*, 3. Slime*, 4. New Town, 5. Love & Romance, 6.
Shoplifting, 7. Number One Enemy, 8. Number One Enemy(acoustic) (guest vocal
from Nina Hagen), 9. In The Beginning, 10. New Town, 11. Man Next Door, 12. I Heard It Through The Grapevine, 13. Typical Girls, 14. Fade Away*, 15. In The Beginning (guest vocal from Neneh Cherry) Tracks 1-7 Live at Dingwalls, London 1977; 8 live inrehearsal; 9-14 Live in Cincinnati & San Francisco 1980; 15 Live at Hammersmith Palais, Dec. 1981 (last ever show)