One of the fun elements of the New Wave era of the ’80s was its ability to explore vast territories of musical influences, merging them into a well-accepted music for the period. One of those bands were the short-lived Haircut 100. Their career delivered two albums but only one was successful. Released in 1982, their debut was Pelican West, which did knockout business in the UK earning the band a million in sales. The rest of the world was a tougher nut to crack but it certainly enjoyed their jazz/rhythm/rock blends with the hit, “Love Plus One”. In the UK, that album pushed out seven singles with four of them TOP10 hits.

On  February 24 of 2023, a 4CD Box celebrating the album’s 40th Anniversary will be released via Demon Music Group. The set will feature the original album remastered, and over 3 more CDs with collected extended and 12″ cuts, B-sides, unfinished tracks, and a live set from a 1982 Hammersmith Odeon gig in London. A 44-page booklet is packed in with essay, photos, notes, memorabilia, and much more to adore the album with.

Pelican West 40 will be released on 4CD, a Half-Speed Master Black vinyl LP in a Deluxe Edition that will include the 4CDs and a signed print, and a massive Limited Edition 4LP/4CD Box with signed print. Pre-order here.

Aye yiyayayayaya!

Pelican West 40Haircut 100

CD1 (Pelican West Remastered)
01 Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)
02 Love Plus One
03 Lemon Firebrigade
04 Marine Boy
05 Milk Film
06 Kingsize (You’re My Little Steam Whistle) 7. Fantastic Day
08 Baked Beans
09 Snow Girl
10 Love’s Got Me In Triangles
11 Surprise Me Again
12 Calling Captain Autumn
13 Nobody’s Fool
14 October Is Orange (Day 1&2)

CD2 (Pelican Plus)
01 Boat Party (7” version)
02 Ski Club
03 Favourite Shirts(Boy Meets Girl) (12” version)
04 Love Plus One (12” version)
05 Fantastic Day (12” version)
06 Calling Captain Autumn (Special Extended Version) 7. Boat Party (12” version)
08 Marine Boy (12” Version)
09 Ski Club Of Great Britain
10 Love’s Got Me In Triangles (Extended Version)
11 Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) (Extended Remix) 12. Fantastic Day (Live)
13 Calling Captain Autumn (Extended Remix)
14 Nobody’s Fool (12” Version)
15 October Is Orange (Day 1 & 2) (12” Version)

CD3 (Junction Box – The Unfinished Tracks)
01 I Believe In Sundays
02 Maytime Moments (Instrumental)
03 Cheek to Cheek (Instrumental)
04 Hayley’s Heart (Guide Vocal)
05 A Blue Hat for a Blue Day (Instrumental) 6. Coming Home (Instrumental)
07 Brookfield Girl
08 Sunny Boy, Sunny Girl
09 Club Boy at Sea
10 Steam Bus Junction (Instrumental)
11 Whistle Down the Wind

CD4 (Haircut 100% Live! Hammersmith Odeon Spring 1982)
01 Low Rider
02 Baked Beans
03 Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)
04 Calling Captain Autumn
05 Milk Film
06 Snow Girl
07 Lemon Fire Brigade
08 Fantastic Day
09 Love’s Got Me In Triangles
10 Love Plus One
11 Kingsize (You’re My Little Steam Whistle)
12 Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) (Long)
13 Calling Captain Autumn
14 Love Plus One (Encore)

By MARowe