Bauhaus to release The Bela Session EP

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Leaving Records and Stones Throw Records have teamed up to release a new Bauhaus EP to mark the band’s 40th anniversary.

It’s titled The Bela Sessions and captures the first time vocalist Peter Murphy, guitarist Daniel Ash, drummer Kevin Haskins and bassist David J got together in the studio on January 26, 1979.

The collection features Bauhaus classic Bela Lugosi’s Dead – the first time it’s been on vinyl in more than 30 years – along with b-side Harry and three previously unreleased tracks: Some Faces, Bite My Hip and Boys (Original).

Three months after recording Bela Lugosi’s Dead, Bauhaus were signed to 4AD who released their first album In The Flat Field.

Murphy and David J will head out on the road together throughout November and December to celebrate the anniversary by playing their debut record in its entirety.

The pair will also perform a selection of Bauhaus classics on the 24-date run.

The Bela Sessions is now available for pre-order through Bandcamp

Bauhaus - The Bela Sessions
1. Bela Lugosi’s Dead
2. Some Faces (Previously unreleased)
3. Bite My Hip (Previously unreleased - later reworked, re-recorded, and released as Lagartija Nick in 1983)
4. Harry (b-side)
5. Boys (Original) (Previously unreleased, later re-recorded and released as the Bela Lugosi’s Dead b-side)

Peter Murphy - 40 Years of Bauhaus featuring David J tour dates

Nov 06: St Petersburg Aurora Hall, Russia
Nov 07: Moscow Glavclub, Russia
Nov 09: Belgrade Dom Omladine Beograda, Serbia
Nov 10: Frankfurt Das Bett, Germany
Nov 12: Zurich Mascotte, Switzerland
Nov 14: Paris Bataclan, France
Nov 18: Madrid La Riviera, Spain
Nov 19: Barcelona Razzmataz, Spain
Nov 21: Rome Orion Live Club, Italy
Nov 22: Milan Fabrique, Italy
Nov 23: Munich Ampere, Germany
Nov 24: Bochum Christuskirche, Germany
Nov 26: Wroclaw A2, Poland
Nov 27: Berlin Columbia Theater, Germany
Nov 28: Hamburg Knust, Germany
Dec 04: Manchester O2 Ritz, UK
Dec 05: Glasgow SWG3, UK
Dec 06: Northampton Roadmender, UK
Dec 08: Leeds Beckett SU, UK
Dec 09: London O2 Forum Kentish Town, UK
Dec 11: Copenhagen Store Vega, Germany
Dec 12: Stockholm Nalen Sweden
Dec 14: Athens Gazi Music Hall, Greece
Dec 15: Thessaloniki Principal Club Theater, Greece

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