Longstanding punk icon Billy Idol is set to release an expanded edition of his self-tiled solo debut album from 1982. The release date is set for August 12, 2023.
The double album boasts a superb Dolby Atmos sonic upgrade courtesy of Grammy-winning engineer Paul Hicks, another in a line of notable remixed recordings he’s done for The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, among the many.
The new edition also contains a previously unreleased concert that took place on August 12, 1982, at Roxy in Los Angeles. The album also features a special extended remix of “White Wedding.”
As Rock and Roll Globe notes, Billy Idol advanced to his solo career with a respectable reputation that he had already accrued by the time he unleashed his self-titled solo debut.
Once his original band Generation X broke up, Idol was already in an ideal position to go out on his own, simply by retaining the identity he had already adopted for his former outfit. The release on his eponymous debut in 1982 proved a major success, spawning several stand-out singles, chief among them his longstanding anthem of sorts “White Wedding,” and including his iconic remake of the song he originally recorded with Generation X, “Dancing With Myself.”
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