Laibach - Opus Dei (2024 Remaster) - 2CD

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LCDSTUMM44
Release Date
2024-05-10

Laibach: Opus Dei (Remastered & Redesigned), new 2CD set, expanded to include three bonus tracks and 16 unreleased live tracks from 1987-1989!

A redesigned cover (refining the original’s artwork), plus an extensive 28-page booklet with photographs and new sleeve notes by the cultural theorist and author Alexei Monroe make this an essential edition of Laibach’s third studio album.

Opus Dei (1987), Laibach’s first album for Mute, was mixed by Rico Conning (Wire, Pere Ubu, Swans, William Orbit) and the band’s classic Laibachian interpretations of Opus’ ‘Live Is Life’ (here presented in English as ‘Opus Dei’ and in German as ‘Leben heisst Leben’) and Queen’s ‘One Vision’ (reworked as ‘Geburt Einer Nation’) soon saw Laibach emerge from the shadows as they garnered support from the likes of MTV and ITV’s The Chart Show. This mainstream spotlight, coupled with memorable features in the music press, opened up opportunities for Laibach that included their first world tour. Performances from the tour from London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, San Francisco, Berlin, Paris and “somewhere in Europe” make up the second CD of the expanded remastered edition. The album was also featured in the book “1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die” (edited by Robert Dimery). 

Tracks:

CD1
1. Leben heißt Leben (Opus Dei)
2. Geburt einer Nation (One Vision)
3. Leben – Tod
4. F.I.A.T. (Let It Be) 
5. Transnational
6. How the West Was Won
7. Opus Dei (Life is Life)
8. The Great Seal 
Bonus tracks:

9. Geburt einer Nation (Eine Richtung und ein Volk Version)
10. Leben heißt Leben (Marche Funèbre Version)
Geburt einer Nation (3. Oktober – Kraftbach – Version) 

CD2
1. Leben heißt Leben (London, Queen Elizabeth Hall, 1987)
2. Geburt einer Nation (Somewhere in Europe/US, 1987-1989)
3. Leben-Tod (Somewhere in Europe/US, 1987-1989)
4. F.I.A.T. (Paris, Espace Ornano, 1992)
5. Transnational (Somewhere in Europe/US, 1987-1989)
6. How the West Was Won (Somewhere in Europe/US, 1987-1989)
7. Opus Dei (Somewhere in Europe/US, 1987-1989)
8. Leben heisst Leben (Berlin, Quartier Latin, 1987)
9. Geburt einer Nation (Berlin, Quartier Latin, 1987)
10. Leben – Tod (Berlin, Quartier Latin, 1987)
11. How the West Was Won (Berlin, Quartier Latin, 1987)
12. Geburt einer Nation (Vienna, Messepalast, Kaiser Franz Josef Reitschule, 1988)
13. Leben – Tod (San Francisco, The I Beam, 1989)
14. Transnational (San Francisco, The I Beam, 1989)
15. How the West Was Won (San Francisco, The I Beam, 1989)
16. Opus Dei (San Francisco, The I Beam, 1989)

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