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Luke Haines / Auteurs and Baader Meinhof expanded reissues coming

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Cherry Red Records will reissue expanded versions of two pivotal albums from Luke Haines-fronted outfits in January 2014.

The Auteurs’ debut New Wave was released early in 1993 on Hut Records just as the Britpop scene was emerging and arguably contains some of Haines’ best known songs, including the singles Showgirl and How Could I Be Wrong. The album was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize although it lost out to Suede in the end.

Cherry Red’s forthcoming two-CD deluxe reissue adds 21 bonus tracks to the original album, including, B-sides, BBC sessions,  six previously unreleased four-track demos and other rarities. See full track listing below for more detail.

Two further Auteurs long players followed their debut, including 1996’s After Murder Park, before Haines released an album called (and credited to) Baader Meinhof (also 1996).

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Baader Meinhof – issued in 1996

The record is effectively a concept album about 1970s German “urban guerilla” group called ‘The Red Army Faction’. Ulrike Meinhof was a left-wing journalist whose role in helping RAF leader Andreas Baader escape from custody 1970 turned her from a provocative commentator to an active participant in the terror group whose policy of ‘armed resistance’ led to many deaths and violence. In the media the group become known as ‘Baader Meinhof’.

The ten-track album is bookended by different takes on the title track and features an effective and unusual combination of acoustic guitars, tabla percussion, and occasional diversions into scuzzy-funk (most noticeable on Meet Me At The Airport and Kill Ramirez). More or less ignored at the time, Baader Meinhof ranks as one Haines’ very best albums under any moniker, and was an early signpost to his recent solo albums (9 1/2 Psychedelic Meditations on British Wrestling… and Rock And Roll Animals) which are strongly anchored to, or preoccupied with, one theme or idea.

Baader Meinhof has been remastered and is being reissued as an expanded CD with five bonus tracks, including two previously unreleased remixes. Unlike New Wave, the album has been out of print for a long time and has been quite expensive to pick up on the used market.

Luke Haines has written new sleeve notes for both albums. They are released on 27 January 2014.


The Auteurs – New Wave

Baader Meinhof


Track listings

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2CD Deluxe

New Wave

DISC ONE: ORIGINAL RELEASE:

  • 1. SHOWGIRL
  • 2. BAILED OUT
  • 3. AMERICAN GUITARS
  • 4. JUNK SHOP CLOTHES
  • 5. DON’T TRUST THE STARS
  • 6. STARSTRUCK
  • 7. HOW COULD I BE WRONG
  • 8. HOUSEBREAKER
  • 9. VALET PARKING
  • 10. IDIOT BROTHER
  • 11. EARLY YEARS
  • 12. HOME AGAIN
  • 13. SUBCULTURE (THEY CAN’T FIND HIM)

Bonus tracks

  • 14. SHE MIGHT TAKE A TRAIN
  • 15. GLAD TO BE GONE
  • 16. STAYING POWER
  • 17. WEDDING DAY
  • 18. HIGH DIVING HORSES

DISC TWO:

BONUST MATERIAL – RARITIES, SESSIONS AND DEMOS: RARITIES

  • 1. HOUSEBREAKER – ROUGH TRADE SINGLES CLUB 7”
  • 2. VALET PARKING – ROUGH TRADE SINGLES CLUB 7 “
  • 3. HOUSEBREAKER (ACOUSTIC)
  • 4. JUNK SHOP CLOTHES (ACOUSTIC)
  • 5. STARSTRUCK (ACOUSTIC)
  • 6. HOME AGAIN (ACOUSTIC)

BBC RADIO 1 SESSION- 1993

  • 7. JUNK SHOP CLOTHES
  • 8. NEW FRENCH JUNKSHOP*
  • 9. GOVERNMENT BOOKSTORE
  • 10. HOW COULD I BE WRONG*

DEMOS

  • 11. BAILED OUT (4 TRACK DEMO) *
  • 12. AMERICAN GUITARS (4 TRACK DEMO) *
  • 13. SHOWGIRL (4 TRACK DEMO)*
  • 14. GLAD TO BE GONE (4 TRACK DEMO)*
  • 15.STARSTRUCK (4 TRACK DEMO)*
  • 16. EARLY YEARS (4 TRACK DEMO)*

*previously unreleased

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Expanded

Baader Meinhof

  • 1. BAADER MEINHOF
  • 2. MEET ME AT THE AIRPORT
  • 3. THERE’S GONNA BE AN ACCIDENT
  • 4. MOGADISHU
  • 5. THEME FROM BURN, WAREHOUSE BURN
  • 6. GSG – 29
  • 7. …IT’S A MORAL ISSUE
  • 8. BACK ON THE FARM
  • 9. KILL RAMIREZ
  • 10. BAADER MEINHOF

Bonus tracks

  • 11. I’VE BEEN A FOOL FOR YOU – LP BONUS 7”
  • 12. BAADER MEINHOF (CONFRONTATION REMIX) *
  • 13. THERE’S GONNA BE AN ACCIDENT (FUSE REMIX)
  • 14. THERE’S GONNA BE AN ACCIDENT (MUZIQ REMIX)
  • 15. GOD IS WAR- DALAI LLAMA*

The Auteurs – New Wave

Baader Meinhof

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6 responses to Luke Haines / Auteurs and Baader Meinhof expanded reissues coming

  1. noyoucmon says:

    Very excited about these. Haines and his Auteurs are among my favorite artists. I hope to see the rest of the band’s catalog reissued, too.

    • Hmmmm says:

      I’m a bit surprised the cello mix of “Bailed Out” from the Volume magazine couldn’t be included. Otherwise looks like a top-notch re-issue of an album that still sounds great to this day.

      • Paul Sinclair says:

        Good call, didn’t know about that mix (had a listen on YouTube). They either forgot about it, or maybe Luke doesn’t care for it. At least the 4-track demo should be a good listen!

  2. Erick Haight says:

    Perhaps his poor relationship with the cello player (as detailed in “Bad Vibes”) guaranteed that the Volume version was to remain in the vault.

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