MERRY CRASSMAS!

CRASS have issued a new video to herald the reissue of their albums.

Under the heading The Crassical Collection and released today, each of their original albums –Stations of the Crass, Feeding of the Five Thousand (The Second Sitting), Penis Envy, Christ – The Album, Yes Sir, I Will, Ten Notes on a Summer’s Day – comes fully remastered and repackaged, featuring new artwork by Gee Vaucher, along with rare and unreleased bonus material.

A seventh release, an expanded version of the 1986 compilation Best Before 1984, incldudes five fold-out posters and a 52-page booklet.

“Number seven – the one that almost got away,” notes founder Penny Rimbaud. “This final Crassical Collection double CD contains the original album plus a further album’s worth of related material; good, bad and indifferent. Half the band want it out, while the other half wanted out, but hey, here it is in all its glory.”

The set is accompanied by a new video for a previously unreleased version of ‘Sheep Farming In The Falklands’ by visual artist George K. Says Rimbaud, “A previously unreleased version of ‘Sheep Farming in the Falklands’ written and produced sometime after hostilities had ceased. The first listener to send us the lyrics in full will be handsomely rewarded. I’ve tried, but despite having written them, I still can’t get it word for word”.

The full catalogue of Crassical Collection releases is available now through One Little Independent.

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