1979 live album remastered and expanded.
The Ramones are today heralded as the probably the best of the New York punk band’s to emerge in the mid-70s. Following their classic four album run in two and half years (‘The Ramones’, ‘Leave Home’, ‘Rocket To Russia’, and ‘Road To Ruin’) all of which have received deluxe 40th Anniversary editions, it is now the turn of their first live album, ‘It’s Alive’ to get the expanded treatment.
‘It’s Alive’ delivered a blistering barrage of live takes on classic tracks from the band’s first three albums. Originally recorded in London on New Year’s Eve 1977 and eventually released as a double album in 1979. This set features all four concerts that were professionally recorded during the Ramones’ UK tour in December 1977, three making their debut release: Top Rank, Birmingham (December 28, 1977); Victoria Hall, Stoke-On-Trent (December 29, 1977); Friars, Aylesbury (December 30, 1977); and The Rainbow Theatre, London (December 31, 1977). All remastered with 12x12 hardback book. Ltd to 8000 copies.