WASTED YOUTH have announced the reissue of their long out-of-print debut album.

Originally released in December 1981 through Bridge House Recordings, reaching the Top 10 of the UK indie chart, a new remastered vinyl edition of Wild And Wandering will be the first released on the East End post-punks' new WY Records label.

Speaking about the release, band founder and frontman Ken Scott says, "I decided there would be no ‘bonus’ material or remixing of tracks for this vinyl release, not only to bring you the best audio quality possible (the more tracks you have, the quieter the audio), but to preserve the authenticity and integrity of the original recording.

"This newly remastered edition is on 140gm vinyl and comes in a new and specially designed sleeve, and while the cover shot is new, there is more than a passing similarity and an intended continuity between the original and the new design."

The new edition will be presented in a full-colour gatefold sleeve with new sleevenotes and previously unpublished contemporaneous photos by Virginia Turbett and Jeff Ellis. Limited to 500 copies, pre-order arrangements will be announced shortly.

Bad boys of the early 80s post-punk scene, Wasted Youth were indie chart regulars, touring with The Only Ones, Psychedelic Furs and Modern English. Having split in 1982, the band returned early last year, still featuring original members Scott and Rocco Barker (also ex-Flesh For Lulu), for a string of well-received shows, including dates with the Furs.

As previously announced, the band play a string of headline shows in March. Full dates are...

Mar 16 Middlesbrough Westgarth Social Club
Mar 17 Glasgow Stereo
Mar 18 Hull O’Rileys
Mar 24 Northampton The Black Prince
Mar 25 Bristol Crofters Rights
Mar 26 Brighton Prince Albert

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Pic by Virginia Turbett

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