To mark the 50th anniversary of Budgie being signed to Hummingbird in 1970 we are proud to announce the release of the first two albums Budgie and Squawk as picture discs.
This is the first time there have been 12″ picture discs released. They are on 180g vinyl and have a release date of Sept 1st 2020. All orders received by midnight August 31st through the Budgie website will get signed copies.
The signatures will be on an inserted card as signatures wear/wipe off the plastic album sleeves.
We hope you are all staying safe in the current pandemic and we hope to have more release announcements in the not too distant future.
We are pleased to announce that three new Budgie vinyl releases are scheduled to be released on 1st March 2017.
The 1980 EP “If Swallowed Do Not Induce Vomiting” is being reissued and for the first time on vinyl “You’re All Living In Cuckooland” and a double album “Live In Los Angeles 1978”.
All releases are on 180g vinyl and signed copies are available for all orders received by 28th February.
All signed albums will be posted out around the 10th of March
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that on Thursday 3rd March John Thomas suddenly passed away. John had not been well for some time but his sudden death has shocked us all. The precise details are not yet known but JT was admitted to hospital on Thursday after a fall at home and whilst in hospital he suffered a cardiac arrest and could not be resuscitated. Our thoughts are with John’s family and we remember all of the great times we had with John, a man who bludgeoned his way into Budgie in 1979 adding a freshness and vitality to the band that resulted in many memorable live performances and recordings. An extremely talented guitarist respected and admired by other musicians with a stage presence that never failed to please. John will be missed by many especially the lucky people who got to work with him and become his friends. So from your Budgie mates Burke, Steve and Paul and everyone associated with Budgie over the years, God bless JT and lets hope that where you are now there are Marshall amps with a volume control that goes up to 11.
For the attention of all 12″ vinyl collectors.
The first five Budgie albums are being re released on 180g vinyl. All orders received by the 10th of October will receive signed copies.
Collect all 5 of the albums: Budgie, Squawk, Never Turn Your Back On A Friend, In For The Kill and Bandolier!
Due to a technical issue with the mailshot – the deadline for the signed copy has been extended to the 10th of October 2014
We are pleased to be able to announce that the final CD in the remaster series Deliver Us From Evil will be available from 25th November. It has a twelve page booklet with recent reminiscences of 1982 from Burke, John and Steve and has the following bonus tracks:
Bored With Russia (single edit)
Truth Drug (Live 1982)
Flowers In The Attic (Live 1983)
All orders received by 25th November 2013 will receive signed copies.
We are pleased to be able to announce that the Nightflight CD Remaster is now available. Bonus tracks are, She Used Me Up and Superstar both live from The NIGHTFLIGHT Tour of 1981.
All orders received by the 10th June 2013 will receive signed copies of the Album
POWER SUPPLY REMASTERED CD AVAILABLE
– Three bonus tracks
– Signed copies if ordered 15th by October
This EP has been re-released with two live bonus tracks. If ordered before 30th April you’ll get a signed copy.
The band will back on the road sometime this year hopefully with a new album. Until then keep on rockin’.
I’d like to say sorry to all the Polish and Czech fans for the recent cancellation of the tour dates. This is because I became ill just before the tour began and had to have emergency surgery in Poland. I’m now recovering at home and I don’t yet know what the future holds.Thanks to all those who supported me particulary the Polish surgeons. Thanks also to all those who sent messgaes and thanks to God the Father and Jesus Christ my saviour and the Holy Spirit.