Editor's Rating

Cherry Red release a comprehensive and much needed reissue of Westworld, the first album from Theatre of Hate

8.5
Cherry Red

The official rerelease and remaster of Westworld, Theatre of Hate`s first album.
TOH came to the forefront in the early 1980`s, I was lucky enough to see them at that time at Plymouth Top Rank, supported by Southern Death Cult pre the release of this album in 1982.
The distinct sound of Brandons vocals and the pounding drums with saxophone over what was really a mix of late punk/ and to me western style guitar riffs, made them a formidable live act.
This box contains the remastered original album which was mixed by Mick Jones of The Clash with the added bonus of the 7 and 12inch versions of Do You Believe In The Westworld and a rerecording of Original Sin an early single.
Disc 2 contains alternate versions of The Wake and Conquistador as well as John Peel Session versions of Westworld , 63 and Anniversary.
Disc 3 probably my favourite is the Live In Vienna gig, which has been around on bootleg for some time, but this sees it given the proper treatment and really gives you an idea of how good the band were live.
This box comes with a really nice booklet written by Mojo`s Pat Gibert with notes from interviews with the band.. its been a long time BUT WELL WORTH THE WAIT… another great reissue form Cherry Red

8.5/10
Track Listing
WESTWORLD

1. DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE WESTWORLD
2. JUDGEMENT HYMN
3. 63
4. LOVE IS A GHOST
5. THE WAKE
6. CONQUISTADOR
7. THE NEW TRAIL OF TEARS
8. FREAKS
9. ANNIVERSARY
10. THE KLAN
BONUS TRACKS
11. DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE WESTWORLD (7” Version)
12. DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE WESTWORLD (Dub Version)
13. PROPAGANDA
14. PROPAGANDA (Ministry Of Broadcast Dub Version)
15. ORIGINAL SIN (re-recording)

BBC SESSIONS & RARITIES

1. DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE WESTWORLD (Top Of The Pops 4/2/82)
2. LOVE IS A GHOST
3. PROPAGANDA
4. CONQUISTADOR (Tks 2-4 John Peel 24/8/81)
5. THE KLAN (John Peel 2/8/82)
6. DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE WESTWORLD (John Peel 24/8/81)
7. 63
8. THE WAKE (Tks 7,8 John Peel 9/12/80)
9. ANNIVERSARY (John Peel 17/6/82)
ALTERNATIVE MIXES
10. JUDGEMENT HYMN
11. THE KLAN
12. THE WAKE
13. CONQUISTADOR
14. ORIGINAL SIN

LIVE IN VIENNA 1982

1. THE WAKE
2. THE SOLUTION
3. DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE WESTWORLD
4. THE HOP
5. AFRICA
6. AMERICANOS
7. ANNIVERSARY
8. EASTWORLD
9. THE KLAN
10. 63
11. INCINERATOR
12. POPPIES
13. PROPAGANDA