Deluxe Adam & The Ants ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’ Reissues Coming

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Cover (PRNewsFoto/Legacy Recordings)Sony Music/Legacy Recordings will release the newly remastered second Adam & The Ants album, Kings Of The Wild Frontier, in a super deluxe box set edition, a two-CD deluxe edition and vinyl LP and digital formats containing a wealth of unreleased and exclusive content on Friday, June 3rd. Curated by Adam Ant, this new Legacy edition includes the original 12 track album, B sides, previously unreleased studio demos and rough cuts, a previously unissued live recording, and rarities all fully remastered from original tape by Adam Ant.

The super deluxe box set edition also includes a DVD of promo videos, live performances, the first DVD release of Adam & The Ants Live In Tokyo 1981 in its entirety, and a short promotional video, Ant Invasion – a mini documentary of the first Adam & The Ants U.S. tour in 1981. In addition, it boasts a 36-page, 12×12-inch full-color booklet that includes detailed liner notes and track annotations by Adam Ant, a gold vinyl LP, gold CDs, a replica original release Ant Catalogue, fan memorabilia, recreated artwork, poster, photos and much more.

Classic Pop calls Kings Of The Wild Frontier “Some of the most thrillingly strange pop music ever invented.” In his extensive liner notes Adam Ant tells us in his own words the story behind the record and the “band of brothers in musical arms, who came together in the studio in 1980 to create a bit of magic.” The album hit #1 on the U.K. charts and spawned three British hit singles. It caused a media and pop culture storm in the U.S., yielded three Top 20 Mainstream Rock Tracks – “Antmusic,” “Dog Eat Dog” and “Physical (You’re So)” – and was a major signal that new wave music had arrived in America as a commercial musical force.

Track listing – Kings Of The Wild Frontier (Super Deluxe Edition)

Disc One
1. Dog Eat Dog
2. Antmusic
3. Feed Me To The Lions
4. Los Rancheros
5. Ants Invasion
6. Killer In The Home
7. Kings Of The Wild Frontier
8. The Magnificent Five
9. Don’t Be Square Be There
10. Jolly Roger
11. Making History
12. The Human Beings
13. Press Darlings (B Side)
14. Physical (You’re So) (B Side)
15. Fall In (B Side)
16. Don’t Be Square (Be There) (KPM Studio Demo)*
17. The Human Beings (KPM Studio Demo)*
18. Los Rancheros (KPM Studio Demo)*
19. Making History (KPM Studio Demo)*
*tracks 16-19 previously unreleased

Disc Two
 – Adam & The Ants Live in Chicago 1981*
1. The Human Beings [live]
2. Dog Eat Dog [live]
3. The Magnificent Five [live]
4. Don’t Be Square Be There [live]
5. Los Rancheros
6. Ants Invasion [live]
7. Killer In The Home [live]
8. Cleopatra [live]
9. Press Darlings [live]
10. Kick! [live]
11. Antmusic [live]
12. Beat My Guest [live]
13. Jolly Roger [live]
14. Zerox [live]
15. Car Trouble [live]
16. Kings Of The Wild Frontier [live]
17. Physical (You’re So) [live]
18. A.N.T.S.
19. Antmusic (Rough Cut)**
20. Don’t Be Square Be There (Rough Cut)**
*tracks 1-17 previously unissued on CD
**tracks 19 and 20 previously unreleased

The Videos
Kings Of The Wild Frontier
Dog Eat Dog
Antmusic
Adam & The Ants Live
Physical (You’re So) Live In Manchester
Dog Eat Dog

Adam & The Ants at the BBC
Dog Eat Dog Top Of The Pops October 16th, 1980
Ants Invasion & Killer In The Home Old Grey Whistle Test January 1981
Antmusic Top Of The Pops December 1980
Dog Eat Dog Top Of The Pops October 30th, 1980

Adam & The Ants Live In Tokyo 1981
1. The Magnificent Five
2. Antmusic
3. Don’t Be Square (Be There)
4. Ants Invasion
5. Killer In The Home
6. Never Trust A Man (With Egg On His Face)
7. Kick!
8. Press Darlings
9. Christian D’or
10. Los Rancheros
11. Cartrouble
12. Dog Eat Dog
13. Kings Of The Wild Frontier
14. Physical (You’re So)

Ant Invasion: a documentary of the first Adam & The Ants US tour 1981

Vinyl LP
Side A
1. Dog Eat Dog
2. Antmusic
3. Feed Me To The Lions
4. Los Rancheros
5. Ants Invasion
6. Killer In The Home

Side B
7. Kings Of The Wild Frontier
8. The Magnificent Five
9. Don’t Be Square Be There
10. Jolly Roger
11. Making History
12. The Human Beings

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  1. JohnnyCNote
    #1 JohnnyCNote 11 May, 2016, 01:43

    Back when these guys were the hottest new thing, they had booked a show in San Francisco, where I used to live at the time. The local college station went completely off the deep end, counting down the hours ’til “Adam Ant Day”, ad infinitum and nauseum. Then the Big Day arrived, and the silence was deafening. It was as if they woke up, looked at what they’d been doing and came to their senses. They were barely ever mentioned again…

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