Suicide, Electronic Music Innovators’, ‘A Way Of Life’ Getting a 35th Anniversary Reissue

The album will include the duo’s cover of Springsteen’s "Born In The U.S.A."

Martin Rev and Alan Vega, who worked as Suicide are considered one of the innovators of electronic pop/rock. They recorded and performed for roughly 40 years, until Vega’s death in 2016. Their earlier albums are considered their best, and that includes their third, A Way Of Life, originally recorded in 1988.

Now, that album is getting its 35th anniversary (vinyl) reissue on May 26 via Mute/BMG. The album has been completely remastered by Denis Blackham of Skye Mastering, who worked on the recent Suicide compilation Surrender, as well as the recent remastered reissues of the band’s first and second albums. The deluxe edition of A Way Of Life will come with bonus tracks, discovered by Jared Artaud while he was working on the Vega Vault archives, including the duo’s cover of Springsteen’s “Born In The U.S.A.”

In addition to the bonus tracks, the reissue will feature all-new cover art designed by Artaud and Michael Handis, the art direction team behind the Surrender artwork. The new edition will be available on transparent blue vinyl (with an art card and two bonus tracks), CD (with a 4-page booklet and five bonus tracks), and digitally.

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