Billy Idol - Rebel Yell - Deluxe Expanded Edition

Billy Idol – Rebel Yell – Deluxe Expanded Edition

Billy Idol Marks 40 Years of “Rebel Yell” with Deluxe Edition: A Dive into the Past and Unheard Gems

Billy Idol is to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his seminal album “Rebel Yell” with a deluxe expanded edition, slated for release on April 26 via Capitol/UMe. The release previously unreleased material, demos from the era, and a fresh remix that promises to breathe new life into this classic album.

“Rebel Yell,” originally in November 1983, and catapulted Billy Idol from punk provocateur to mainstream rock royalty. With hits like “Eyes Without a Face,” “Flesh for Fantasy,” “Rebel Yell,” and “Catch My Fall,” Idol etched his name into the annals of music history. The album’s success was monumental, achieving twice-platinum status and solidifying Idol’s place as a rock icon.

The upcoming deluxe edition offers a look into the “Rebel Yell” sessions with a selection of previously unreleased songs and demos. Among the gems is the Poolside remix of “Eyes Without A Face,” promising a fresh take on this iconic track. Additionally, there is the never-before-heard Billy Idol/Steve Stevens original “Best Way Out of Here” and Idol’s cover of the Rose Royce single “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore,” both from the album’s original recording sessions.

You can pre-order the reissue now, with the added bonus of being able to download/stream “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” starting March 8. PRE ORDER HERE

The “Rebel Yell” 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition will be available in various formats to cater to every fan’s preference, including a 2xLP set with a wide-spined gatefold and an extensive 12-page booklet, a limited CD edition PocketPac with a vinyl-look disc and a 24-page booklet, a standard CD Jewelcase for the US version, and a digital album option.

Billy Idol’s influence on rock music cannot be overstated. From his early days with Generation X to his groundbreaking solo career, Idol has consistently pushed the boundaries of music, blending punk’s raw energy with rock ‘n’ roll’s decadence. His recent accolades, including the release of “Billy Idol: State Line” concert film and receiving the first Walk of Fame Star of 2023, underscore his status as a living legend.

REBEL YELL (EXPANDED EDITION)
TRACKLISTS

2xLP

DISC 1—SIDE A

  • Rebel Yell
  • Daytime Drama
  • Eyes Without A Face
  • Blue Highway

DISC 1—SIDE B

  • Flesh For Fantasy
  • Catch My Fall
  • Crank Call
  • (Do Not) Stand In The Shadows
  • The Dead Next Door

DISC 2—SIDE A

  • Best Way Out Of Here
  • Love Don’t Live Here Anymore
  • Daytime Drama (Demo)
  • Flesh For Fantasy (Demo)

DISC 2—SIDE B

  • Catch My Fall (Early Version)
  • Crank Call (Demo)
  • (Do Not) Stand In The Shadows (Demo)
  • Eyes Without A Face (Poolside remix)

2xCD/DIGITAL ALBUM

DISC 1

  • Rebel Yell
  • Daytime Drama
  • Eyes Without A Face
  • Blue Highway
  • Flesh For Fantasy
  • Catch My Fall
  • Crank Call
  • (Do Not) Stand In The Shadows
  • The Dead Next Door

DISC 2

  • Best Way Out Of Here
  • Love Don’t Live Here Anymore
  • Daytime Drama (Demo)
  • Flesh For Fantasy (Demo)
  • Catch My Fall (Early Version)
  • Crank Call (Demo)
  • (Do Not) Stand In The Shadows (Demo)
  • Rebel Yell (Session Take)
  • Blue Highway (Original Demo)
  • Flesh For Fantasy (Session Take)
  • Catch My Fall (Original Demo)
  • Motorbikin’ (Session Take)
  • Eyes Without A Face (Poolside remix)

Phil Aston | Now Spinning Magazine

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