May 22, 2024

Front 242 reissues ‘Pulse’ + ‘Still & Raw’ in remastered version in several formats including boxset with loads of extras (incl. live recording 1989!)

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For the celebration of their 35th anniversary year of existence in 2016, Belgian electronic music pioneers Front 242 decided to re-release several of their albums together with Alfa Matrix, their partner in crime over the last 15 years now. Today Alfa Matrix has announced the remastered version of “Pulse” + “Still & Raw” in various formats.

This is the first of 3 albums from the band’s repertoire which is being be re-released by Alfa-Matrix. Following in the next weeks will be “Geography” (the band’s cult debut album) and “No Comment” + “Politics Of Pressure” (the band’s iconic second album).

Here are the formats:

1/ FRONT 242 – “Pulse + Still & Raw” anniversary collector box

front 242_pulse_box_simulThe deluxe collector box edition of “<Filtered> Pulse” (a judicious track-list selected by Daniel B. as a kind of DJ set) comes in a vinyl-sized carton box and features a military camouflage design with a spotted varnish printed FRONT 242 logo and a die-cut “2” across the upper cover (once assembled with the two other limited collector box sets released for the anniversary series, you get the “2-4-2” cut across the 3 box sets).

The “<Filtered> Pulse” anniversary collector box is strictly limited to 1242 copies (you can order it here) and includes the following items:

  • 1 x FRONT 242 “<Filtered> Pulse” – Gatefold LP (black vinyl – 180 gr)
  • 1 x FRONT 242 “<Filtered> Pulse” – Carton Sleeve CD (same track list as the vinyl LP)
  • 1 x FRONT 242 « live 2 » (carton sleeve CD) Ancienne Belgique 89 . Front By Front : a professionally mixed exclusive15-track live recording from the band’s concert at the legendary Ancienne Belgique in Brussels – Belgium in 1989
  • 1 x FRONT 242 lanyard (white & red printed on black)
  • 1 x laminated « Pulse » live pass
  • 2 x FRONT 242 posters (315mm x 220mm)
  • 1 x V/A – “Sounds From The Matrix 017” (carton sleeve CD): an exclusive Alfa Matrix label compilation featuring 20 label mates of FRONT 242

2/ FRONT 242 – Pulse + Still & Raw 2CD (Remastered)

This double-CD has the “Still & Raw” Mini-Album as second disc and can be ordered right here.

3/ FRONT 242 – (Filtered) Pulse (LP available in 4 colours + CD)

A selection of the songs is also available on vinyl format under the title “<Filtered> Pulse” which is a judicious track-list order chosen by Daniel B. as a kind of DJ set.

This Gatefold vinyl LP is released in 4 different colours (Solid Gold / Solid Purple / Clear & Solid Purple / Solid Yellow & Black), each colour format strictly limited to only 242 copies. (A carton sleeve CD version of the “<Filtered> Pulse” album is also inserted in each vinyl release).

A carton sleeve CD version of this album is also included in each Vinyl with exactly the same track-list as featured on the Vinyl.

Available for ordering:

FRONT 242 – (Filtered) Pulse (LP Solid Gold + CD)

FRONT 242 – (Filtered) Pulse (LP Solid Purple + CD)

FRONT 242 – (Filtered) Pulse (LP Clear & Solid Purple + CD)

FRONT 242 – (Filtered) Pulse (LP Solid Yellow & Black + CD)

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Bernard - Side-Line Staff Chief editor
Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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