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The Selecters's second album, Celebrate The Bullet was released in February 1981 as the follow up to the successful 2 Tone debut album Too Much Pressure, plus the hit singles On My Radio, Three Minute Hero and Missing Words. Switching labels to Chrysalis Records, the band returned to On My Radio producer Roger Lomas, moving into a more melodic slower pace, whilst keeping their lyrical commentary on racial and social issues. Original members Desmond Brown and Charley Anderson departed before the recording began, with Lomas and Norman Watt-Ray (Ian Dury) helping on bass before new members James Mackie and Adam Williams joined to complete the recording. Due to unfortunate timing of the original release, the title of this album was misunderstood because of the then recent murder of John Lennon and an assassination attempt on U.S. President Ronald Regan. This meant radio stations didn't support the single or album and the release was largely ignored. This forgotten classic from the 2 Tone era is a timely reissue and will give time for a re-evaluation in the same way the 2021's reissue of Too Much Pressure showed the band as relevant. Pauline Black, who was recently awarded an OBE in 2022, and the band will be touring in November 2022 and into 2023 performing the album in full along with selections of their previous album.
The Selecters's second album, Celebrate The Bullet was released in February 1981 as the follow up to the successful 2 Tone debut album Too Much Pressure, plus the hit singles On My Radio, Three Minute Hero and Missing Words. Switching labels to Chrysalis Records, the band returned to On My Radio producer Roger Lomas, moving into a more melodic slower pace, whilst keeping their lyrical commentary on racial and social issues. Original members Desmond Brown and Charley Anderson departed before the recording began, with Lomas and Norman Watt-Ray (Ian Dury) helping on bass before new members James Mackie and Adam Williams joined to complete the recording. Due to unfortunate timing of the original release, the title of this album was misunderstood because of the then recent murder of John Lennon and an assassination attempt on U.S. President Ronald Regan. This meant radio stations didn't support the single or album and the release was largely ignored. This forgotten classic from the 2 Tone era is a timely reissue and will give time for a re-evaluation in the same way the 2021's reissue of Too Much Pressure showed the band as relevant. Pauline Black, who was recently awarded an OBE in 2022, and the band will be touring in November 2022 and into 2023 performing the album in full along with selections of their previous album.
5060516099672

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Format: CD
Label: CHRYSALIS
Rel. Date: 01/13/2023
UPC: 5060516099672

Celebrate The Bullet - 2022 Remaster - Deluxe
Artist: Selecter
Format: CD
New: Available $19.98
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. (Who Likes) Facing Situations
2. Deep Water
3. Red Reflections
4. Tell Me What's Wrong
5. Bombscare
6. Washed Up ; Left for Dead
7. Celebrate the Bullet
8. Selling Out Your Future
9. Cool Blue Lady
10. Their Dream Goes on
11. Bristol and Miami
12. Celebrate the Bullet (Single Version)
13. Last Tango in Dub
14. Deepwater (Unreleased Single Version)
15. Deepwater (Unreleased Dub Version)
16. Selling Out Your Future (BBC Session John Peel 11/10/1980)
17. Tell Me Whats Wrong (BBC Session John Peel 11/10/1980)
18. Washed Up and Left for Dead BBC Session John Peel 11/10/1980)
19. Selling Out Your Future (BBC Session John Peel 11/10/1980)
20. Deepwater BBC Session John Peel 11/10/1980)
21. Bombscare (BBC Session)
22. (Who Likes) Facing Situations (BBC Session Mike Read 14/11/1980)
23. Cool Blue Lady (BBC Session Mike Read 14/11/1980)
24. Selling Out Your Future (BBC Session Mike Read 14/11/1980)
25. Out on the Streets (Live at the Nec, Birmingham, 27/12/1980)
26. Danger (Live at the Nec, Birmingham, 27/12/1980)
27. Deepwater (Live at the Nec, Birmingham, 27/12/1980)
28. Missing Words (Live at the Nec, Birmingham, 27/12/1980)
29. Washed Up ; Left for Dead (Live at the Nec, Birmingham, 27/12/1980)
30. On My Radio (Live at the Nec, Birmingham, 27/12/1980)
31. Celebrate the Bullet (Live at the Nec, Birmingham, 27/12/1980)
32. Selling Out Your Future (Live at the Nec, Birmingham, 27/12/1980)
33. Street Feeling (Live at the Nec, Birmingham, 27/12/1980)
34. They Make Me Mad (Live at the Nec, Birmingham, 27/12/1980)
35. Bristol ; Miami (Live at the Nec, Birmingham, 27/12/1980)
36. (Who Likes) Fcing Situations (Live at the Nec, Birmingham, 27/12/1980)
37. Bombscare (Live at the Nec, Birmingham, 27/12/1980)
38. Too Much Pressure (Live at the Nec, Birmingham, 27/12/1980)

More Info:

The Selecters's second album, Celebrate The Bullet was released in February 1981 as the follow up to the successful 2 Tone debut album Too Much Pressure, plus the hit singles On My Radio, Three Minute Hero and Missing Words. Switching labels to Chrysalis Records, the band returned to On My Radio producer Roger Lomas, moving into a more melodic slower pace, whilst keeping their lyrical commentary on racial and social issues. Original members Desmond Brown and Charley Anderson departed before the recording began, with Lomas and Norman Watt-Ray (Ian Dury) helping on bass before new members James Mackie and Adam Williams joined to complete the recording. Due to unfortunate timing of the original release, the title of this album was misunderstood because of the then recent murder of John Lennon and an assassination attempt on U.S. President Ronald Regan. This meant radio stations didn't support the single or album and the release was largely ignored. This forgotten classic from the 2 Tone era is a timely reissue and will give time for a re-evaluation in the same way the 2021's reissue of Too Much Pressure showed the band as relevant. Pauline Black, who was recently awarded an OBE in 2022, and the band will be touring in November 2022 and into 2023 performing the album in full along with selections of their previous album.

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