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Gang of Four to Release New EP Featuring Recordings Made Before Andy Gill's Death

Gang of Four are releasing a new EP that features recordings that Andy Gill made before he died on Feb. 1.

Entitled This Heaven Gives Me Migraines, the EP includes new takes on three of the band's songs: 1979's “Natural’s Not in It,” 2015's “The Dying Rays,” and 2019's “Toreador.” Gill signed off on the new mixes and he also contributed two spoken interludes.

Singer John “Gaoler” Sterry said in a press release, "This collection of songs was recorded just before Andy died and it was his intention to get these out—to represent the way we played them on tour, late last year. All three songs were recorded in Andy’s home studio in London and there’s a fly-on-the-wall intimacy to this EP; from the song selection to the snippets of spoken word."

Andy Gill’s wife Catherin Mayer added, "From the hospital, Andy continued to give final notes on mixes of music that he looked forward to releasing. Since his death, I have been working with the band to fulfill his vision."

This Heaven Gives Me Migraines will be released on Feb. 26.

See the EP's tracklist below.

  1. Anthrax (Andy speaks)
  2. The Dying Rays (2020)
  3. Natural’s Not in It
  4. Toreador
  5. Purple in Nature (Andy speaks)

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Article image: Gang of Four performing in 2018. (Paul Hudson [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.)

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