EchoOn 18 February, Echo & The Bunnymen’s first Best Of compilation, Songs To Learn & Sing, will be back on vinyl for the first time since its original release in 1985. The album is a comprehensive collection of the band’s first four albums, from their second single Rescue, to The Cutter and The Killing Moon. It also includes Bring On The Dancing Horses, originally released in conjunction with Songs To Learn & Sing back in 1985. It arrives back on vinyl as Echo & The Bunnymen go back on tour to celebrate 40 years throughout 2022.

Songs To Learn & Sing will be available on black 1LP on 18 February from all music retailers, as well as being released in a special edition package featuring the album on splatter vinyl alongside a 7” of the band’s first single, Pictures On My Wall / Read It In Books, available exclusively on Dig!

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In 2021, these four albums were reissued on both black and coloured vinyl and are available to buy here.

The band will tour the UK and Ireland in the spring of 2022. Tickets are available here.

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Tour dates

FEBRUARY

Tue 01 SHEFFIELD City Hall

Wed 02 LEEDS O2 Academy

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Fri 04 BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy

Sat 05 CARDIFF St David’s Hall

Mon 07 LONDON Roundhouse

Wed 09 DUBLIN Olympia Theatre

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Fri 11 NORWICH UEA

Sat 12 GATESHEAD Sage

Mon 14 LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Hall

Wed 16 MANCHESTER Albert Hall

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Thu 17 NOTTINGHAM Rock City

Sat 19 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange

Sun 20 BRISTOL O2 Academy

Tue 22 LONDON O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Wed 23 NORTHAMPTON Derngate

Fri 25 MANCHESTER Albert Hall

Sat 26 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy

Mon 28 GLASGOW Barrowland

 

MARCH

Tue 01 GLASGOW Barrowland

Sat 19 ANTWERP De Roma

Mon 21 COLOGNE Stollwerck CC

Tue 22 BERLIN Metropol

Thu 24 GOTHENBURG Pustervik

Fri 25 OSLO Rockefeller

Sun 27 STOCKHOLM Berns

Mon 28 COPENHAGEN Amager Bio

Tue 29 HAMBURG Markthalle

Thu 31 ROUEN Le 106

 

APRIL

Fri 01 PARIS La Cigale

Sun 03 UTRECHT TivoliVredenberg (Ronda)

Mon 04 GRONINGEN Oosterpoort

Wed 06 BEXHILL De La Warr Pavilion

 

MAY

Sat 07 WREXHAM Focus Wales 2022

Sat 14 PASADENA, CA Cruel World Festival

Sun 15 PASADENA, CA Cruel World Festival

Sat 28 WOLVERHAMPTON Creaction Day

 

JULY

Fri 01 LITTLE HADHAM Sign Of The Times Festival

 

NOVEMBER

Wed 02 FRANKFURT Batschkapp

Thu 03 MUNICH Muffathalle

Tue 08 BESANCON La Rodia

Wed 09 CLERMONT Ferrand – La Coopérative de Mai

Thu 10 NIMES Paloma

 

 

Songs To Learn & Sing Tracklisting

Side A:

Rescue

The Puppet

Do It Clean

A Promise

Back Of Love

The Cutter

 

Side B:

Never Stop

The Killing Moon

Silver

Seven Seas

Bring On The Dancing Horses

 

7” Tracklisting (Special Edition only)

A: The Pictures On My Wall

B: Read It In Books

Read more: Echo & The Bunnymen – the complete guide

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