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Killing Moon – The Best of Echo and The Bun­ny­men Mu­sic Club Deluxe ★★★★ De­mon Mu­sic Group claims to be the UK’s big­gest in­de­pen­dent record com­pany, sourc­ing back cat­a­logues from both ma­jor and indie la­bels, and re­leas­ing a slew of Best Of com­pi­la­tions by ev­ery­one from Altered Images to Nils­son to Prefab Sprout. Echo and The Bun­ny­men were U2’s black-hearted al­ter-egos, walk­ing along the dark side with their rain­coat col­lars pulled up. They re­leased some of the mood­i­est, most mag­nif­i­cent mu­sic of the 1980s on such sem­i­nal al­bums as Croc­o­diles, Heaven Up Here, Por­cu­pine and Ocean Rain. This com­pre­hen­sive two-CD set con­tains nine Top 30 hits, in­clud­ing The Cut­ter, The Back of Love, Seven Seas and The Killing Moon, plus the band’s cover of The Doors’ Peo­ple Are Strange. The band are play­ing the Royal Al­bert Hall next Septem­ber, so here’s a chance to learn and sing the songs. www.bun­ny­

KEVIN COURT­NEY Down­load Tracks: The Cut­ter, The Killing Moon, Never Stop

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