Gang of Four were a landmark band for pretty much anyone who heard their post punk sound. Of their four early albums, their first two Entertainment! and Solid Gold were their most lauded. Critically and by fans, the two beloved releases signal a different time that still rings true today. Now after the box set Gang of Four 77-81 has been announced, the band’s first two albums will also get reissued in April.
While both albums are seminal and have earned their place in the post punk history book, these reissues are more than repressings. Both have been remastered from the original analog recordings and will be made available on vinyl and on compact disc. For those who may shy from the magnitude of the epic box set, these are great ways to remember the greatness that Gang of Four once held.
The Box set Gang of Four 77-81 can be preordered directly from Matador Records. Entertainment! and Solid Gold can also be preordered from Matador ahead of their April 23 release. Entertainment! can be preordered here and Solid Gold can be preordered here.
Image Credits: Photo by Jay Schwarz.