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808 State, remastered and reissued

ZTT is proud to announce four deluxe reissues from one of the UK’s most important electronic outfits – 808 State – celebrating the band’s 20th anniversary, the 20th anniversary of acid house, and the 25th anniversary of ZTT itself.

Formed in Manchester in 1988, 808 State – Andrew Barker, Graham Massey and Darren Partington (and, for the first two albums, Martin Price) – were heralded as ‘the UK’s answer to Kraftwerk’ and developed a sound and style that dominated, developed and defined electronic music throughout the 90s.

ZTT Records is proud to reissue all four classic 808 State albums, each coming with an extra disc of rare and previously-unreleased tracks and remixes put together by Graham Massey himself, and with a booklet comprising extensive sleeve notes and rare photos.

1989’s 808:90 includes the top ten hit Pacific, which launched the band’s career and eight bonus tracks including special takes from the band’s first arena gig at Manchester G-MEX. 1991’s EX:EL includes the top ten hits Cubik, In Yer Face, Olympic as well as collabs with Bernard Sumner (New Order) and Bjork.

1993’s Gorgeous includes the band’s biggest ever hit – One In Ten (as 808 State Vs. UB40), the Joy Division mash-up Contrique and guest vocals from Ian McCulloch. Finally 1996’s Don Solaris includes the top 20 hit Lopez (feat. James Dean Bradfield), guest vocals from Lou Rhodes and a rare Brian Eno remix.

Fresh from appearing live at Gatecrasher’s Summer Sound System in May, 808 State play live at Bestival, Isle of Wight on 06 September 2008.

Retail release date for all four Deluxe Editions is 06.10.2008. However they are available now in the ZTT Shop.