News - Kings of the Wild Frontier


Sony Music/Legacy Recordings releases multiple versions of the newly remastered Adam and the Ants' Kings Of The Wild Frontier...

This release in super deluxe boxset edition, 2CD deluxe edition, LP and digital formats containing a wealth of unreleased and exclusive content comes out in the next couple of weeks.

Curated and remastered by Adam Ant, this new Legacy edition includes the original 12 track album, B sides, previously unreleased studio demos and rough cuts, a previously unissued live recording and rarities all fully remastered from original tape by Adam Ant.

The special super deluxe golden boxset edition also includes a DVD of promo videos, live performances, the first DVD release of Adam & The Ants Live In Tokyo 1981 in its entirety and a short promotional video 'Ant Invasion' a mini documentary of the first Adam & The Ants US tour in 1981. In addition, a 36 page 12X12" full color book including detailed liner notes and track annotations by Adam Ant, gold vinyl LP, gold CDs, replica original release Ant Catalogue, fan memorabilia, recreated artwork, poster, photos and much more.

In extensive liner notes Adam Ant tells us in his own words the story behind the record and the "band of brothers in musical arms, who came together in the studio in 1980 to create a bit of magic."

The demise of the original Ants line up following the release of Dirk Wears White Sox in 1979 is well documented. What came next for Adam & The Ants Mark 2 was an altogether new approach that would result in one of the most important British records of all time.

Kings Of The Wild Frontier was the result of a fierce, determined and ultimately realized ambition to turn the music scene on its head, in Adam's own words, "to be the best, in tune with and in line with no one."

By 1980, the aftermath of the glory days of punk loomed large and grey over Britain and popular culture. As Bowie and Bolan had done a decade earlier for the kids trying to shake off the disappointing hangover of their parents' Swinging Sixties, Adam & The Ants threw off the old guard of black and grey and safety pins and sneer and remerged on to the music scene with an undefinable brand and sound all of their own. Ant music! 'a new flavor'…'a golden new royalty'…'music for a future age.'

The loss of his Ants and fan requests to 'play the old stuff' proved the catalyst for change. Adam Ant says, "Everything till then had been black and white…from now on there had to be color, dash and fire … heroism"…"we felt like heroes and here was the soundtrack to make others feel the same."

Three decades on and the heroic Kings Of The Wild Frontier remains as bold and magnificent as ever.



Tracklisting - Kings Of The Wild Frontier (Super Deluxe Edition)

Disc One

1. Dog Eat Dog
2. Antmusic
3. Feed Me To The Lions
4. Los Rancheros
5. Ants Invasion
6. Killer In The Home
7. Kings Of The Wild Frontier
8. The Magnificent Five
9. Don't Be Square Be There
10. Jolly Roger
11. Making History
12. The Human Beings
13. Press Darlings (B Side)
14. Physical (You're So) (B Side)
15. Fall In (B Side)
16. Don't Be Square (Be There) (KPM Studio Demo)*
17. The Human Beings (KPM Studio Demo)*
18. Los Rancheros (KPM Studio Demo)*
19. Making History (KPM Studio Demo)*

All tracks fully remastered by Adam Ant & Walter Coelho
*tracks 16-19 previously unreleased

Disc Two
Adam & The Ants Live in Chicago 1981*

1. The Human Beings [live]
2. Dog Eat Dog [live]
3. The Magnificent Five [live]
4. Don't Be Square Be There [live]
5. Los Rancheros
6. Ants Invasion [live]
7. Killer In The Home [live]
8. Cleopatra [live]
9. Press Darlings [live]
10. Kick! [live]
11. Antmusic [live]
12. Beat My Guest [live]
13. Jolly Roger [live]
14. Zerox [live]
15. Car Trouble [live]
16. Kings Of The Wild Frontier [live]
17. Physical (You're So) [live]
18. A.N.T.S.
19. Antmusic (Rough Cut)**
20. Don't Be Square Be There (Rough Cut)**

all tracks mastered by Adam Ant & Walter Coelho
*tracks 1-17 previously unissued on CD
**tracks 19 and 20 previously unreleased

Disc Three DVD

The Videos
Kings Of The Wild Frontier
Dog Eat Dog
Antmusic

Adam & The Ants Live
Physical (You're So) Live In Manchester
Dog Eat Dog

Adam & The Ants at the BBC


Dog Eat Dog Top Of The Pops October 16th 1980
Ants Invasion & Killer In The Home Old Grey Whistle Test January 1981
Antmusic Top Of The Pops December 1980
Dog Eat Dog Top Of The Pops October 30th 1980

Adam & The Ants Live In Tokyo 1981


The Magnificent Five
Antmusic
Don't Be Square (Be There)
Ants Invasion
Killer In The Home
Never Trust A Man (With Egg On His Face)
Kick!
Press Darlings
Christian D'or
Los Rancheros
Cartrouble
Dog Eat Dog
Kings Of The Wild Frontier
Physical (You're So)

ANT INVASION: a documentary of the first Adam & The Ants US tour 1981

LP

Side A

1. Dog Eat Dog
2. Antmusic
3. Feed Me To The Lions
4. Los Rancheros
5. Ants Invasion
6. Killer In The Home

Side B

7. Kings Of The Wild Frontier
8. The Magnificent Five
9. Don't Be Square Be There
10. Jolly Roger
11. Making History
12. The Human Beings

Image - Sony Legacy
 
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