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An announcement 08/11/2016

Despite claims made this week on social media, Play Dead are NOT making a live appearance in Banbury (or anywhere else) this coming weekend. This posting, claiming to be from a member of Play Dead, is a total fabrication made by a person- or persons- unknown for reasons which are also unknown. Please do not make any travel arrangements or undertake any personal expense to attend this totally fictitious event. The band currently have no plans to reform or play live for the forseeable future. When- and if- these plans change we will inform you first through official channels i.e. this website and the Play Dead pages on Facebook and Twitter. Please do not give credence to information from any other source and/or contribute to the spread of incorrect information. The band appreciate your enthusiam for their work and are grateful for your ongoing support.
Many thanks
Play Dead


First Offence- Oxford Punks (Pete & Steve pre- Play Dead)

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Thanks to a friend of companyofjustice.com who is a long term resident of the Oxford area, a number of photos and an audio cassette of First Offence have turned up. This band is notable as being the band that both Pete Waddleton and Steve Green were members of prior to the formation of Play Dead. Check out the photos over in the forum. An MP3 copy of the demo can also be found on the audio page.


The Final Epitaph Deluxe Vinyl Reissue- available now

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UK vinyl re-issue specialist Let Them Eat Vinyl have released the third of their Play Dead reissues, a recording of the band’s final concert on 22nd December 1985. Full tracklisting is Shine/This Side Of Heaven/Last Degree/Witnesses/Burning Down/Company Of Justice/Break/Caught On The Thorns/Judgement/Sacrosanct/The Tenant/Propaganda. Pressed on 140g coloured vinyl and featuring a new gatefold sleeve ‘The Final Epitaph’ is available from vinyl retailers now, or can be ordered directly from the distributors here-

http://www.plastichead.com/item.asp?ex=fitem&verb=F&target=LETV340LP


Play Dead on Spotify

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Subscribers to online streaming service Spotify can now find both ‘The First Flower’ and ‘Company Of Justice’ available. Vinyl reissue versions of these albums are still available too, see below for details.


Company Of Justice Deluxe Vinyl Reissue- available now

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UK vinyl re-issue specialist Let Them Eat Vinyl have released the second of their Play Dead reissues, the band’s 1985 album ‘Company Of Justice’. Pressed on 140g coloured vinyl and featuring a gatefold sleeve with full lyrics ‘Company Of Justice’ is available from vinyl retailers now, or can be ordered directly from the distributors here-

http://www.plastichead.com/item.asp?ex=fitem&verb=F&target=LETV238LP


Official Play Dead Facebook page

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The Official Play Dead Facebook page is now up and running. Facebook members can find it and ‘like’ here https://www.facebook.com/companyofjustice


The First Flower Deluxe Vinyl Reissue- available now

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“The First Flower is a mini-album to approach with deep respect” Sounds magazine.

Unavailable on vinyl for nearly 30 years, Play Dead’s debut album ‘The First Flower’ gets the reissue treatment courtesy of UK vinyl specialists Let Them Eat Vinyl. The Deluxe Reissue version comes on 140g coloured vinyl, with gatefold sleeve and has been expanded to include early singles and remixes.

Side 1- Time/The Tenant/Propaganda
Side 2- Sin Of Sins/In Silence/Don’t Leave Without Me
Side 3- Propaganda (mix)/Propaganda (1984 mix)/Sin Of Sins (1984 mix)
Side 4- Poison Takes A Hold/Introduction/TV Eye/Final Epitaph

‘The First Flower’ is available from vinyl retailers now, or can be ordered directly from the distributors here-

http://www.plastichead.com//item.asp?ex=fitem&target=LETV237LP


Play Dead Deluxe Vinyl Reissues coming soon

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Great news for old school vinyl fans. UK reissue specialists Let Them Eat Vinyl have scheduled three Play Dead albums for release in ‘Deluxe Vinyl’ format. ‘The First Flower’ ‘Company Of Justice’ and ‘The Final Epitaph’ are each available on 140g coloured vinyl and ‘The First Flower’ has been expanded to a two disc set that includes extra tracks. ‘The First Flower’ will be in the shops on 7th August 2015, with ‘Company Of Justice’ and ‘The Final Epitaph’ to follow. However, all three can be pre-ordered directly from distributors Plastic Head now. Links are below-

Pre-order The First Flower here- http://www.plastichead.com//item.asp?ex=fitem&target=LETV237LP
Pre-order Company Of Justice here- http://www.plastichead.com//item.asp?ex=fitem&target=LETV238LP
Pre-order The Final Epitaph here- http://www.plastichead.com//item.asp?ex=fitem&target=LETV340LP

The First Flower
Side 1- Time/The Tenant/Propaganda
Side 2- Sin Of Sins/In Silence/Don’t Leave Without Me
Side 3- Propaganda (mix)/Propaganda (1984 mix)/Sin Of Sins (1984 mix)
Side 4- Poison Takes A Hold/Introduction/TV Eye/Final Epitaph

Company Of Justice
Side 1- Witnesses/Caught On The Thorns/Company Of Justice/This Side Of Heaven/Judgement
Side 2- Chains/Celebration/Sacrosanct/Treason/Reward

The Final Epitaph
Side 1- Shine/This Side Of Heaven/Last Degree/Witnesses/Burning Down/Company Of Justice
Side 2- Break/Caught On The Thorns/Judgement/Sacrosanct/The Tenant/Propaganda

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