The Bela Session is a full release of Bauhaus’ first studio session from January 26 1979, where the iconic “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” was recorded. This is the first and only official reissue of “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” on vinyl, and the first time 3 of the 5 tracks have been released. This EP has been produced directly by the band with Leaving Records, in advance of the band’s 40th anniversary. Available on black (5000 copies worldwide) and white (1000 copies worldwide). An exclusive Vinyl Me, Please red edition will also be available to members of the site (limited to 500 copies).
Bauhaus are a four-piece from Northampton, England, composed of Peter Murphy (vocals, occasional instruments), Daniel Ash (guitar), Kevin Haskins (drums), and David J (bass). Venerated and highly influential, the band emerged from the post-punk alternative music scene of the early 80s with a string of innovative albums and a powerfully dramatic live presentation. Their music embodies a minimalistic, disconsolate style of post-punk rock unlike any other.
Releases November 23, 2018
“Bela Lugosi’s Dead” was originally released by Small Wonder Records, 1979. “Harry” was originally released by Beggars Banquet, 1982. “Some Faces,” “Bite My Hip,” and “Boys (Original)” are previously unreleased.
*Engineer: Derek Tompkins
*Newly mastered from the original analogue tape by Mandy Parnell at Black Saloon Studios.
*Reissue concept: Andrew J Brooksbank, Bauhaus Archives.
*Reissue A&R: Matthew David.
*Package design: Jeff Jank.
* starred items are available only to Vinyl Me, Please members.