THE COMEBACK SPECIAL DOCUMENTS THE THE’s TRIUMPHANT ROYAL ALBERT HALL CONCERT ON 5TH JUNE 2018.
“When you combine the right songs with the right musicians and an audience
that never forgot, it’s like coming home.” – Pete Paphides
The Royal Albert Hall concert was the first of a trio of London shows during The Comeback Special tour—the others taking place at Brixton Academy and The Troxy—all of which sold out within minutes of going on sale.
Performing live for the first time in 16 years with a headline appearance at Denmark’s Heartland Festival a few days before the Royal Albert Hall concert, the rejuvenated THE THE, which featured previous members James Eller on bass, DC Collard on keyboards and Earl Harvin on drums and new member Barrie Cadogan on guitar alongside Matt Johnson, would go on to play sold-out shows and make festival headline appearances across the globe throughout 2018.
3LP (180g, 33rpm) in a 6 panel Gatefold, including 16 page booklet featuring a foreword by Pete Paphides, photography and film stills from the Royal Albert Hall.
SIDE 1 Global Eyes / Sweet Bird Of Truth / Flesh & Bones / Heartland
SIDE 2 Beat(en) Generation / Armageddon Days (are here again) / A Long Hard Lazy Apprenticeship / We Can’t Stop What’s Coming / Phantom Walls
SIDE 3 Love Is Stronger / Dogs Of Lust / Helpline Operator / This Is The Night / This Is The Day
SIDE 4 Soul Catcher / Bugle Boy / Beyond Love / Slow Emotion Replay
SIDE 5 (Like a) Sun Rising Replay / Infected / I’ve Been Waiting For Tomorrow (all of my life)
SIDE 6 True Happiness (this way lies) / Uncertain Smile / Lonely Planet