Suicide - A Way Of Life (35th Anniversary Edition) - Transparent Blue Vinyl


Release Date: 26th May 2023
Catalogue Number: SUICIDELP03

Exclusive sticker sheet with all orders from MuteBank

  • Limited Edition Transparent Blue Vinyl
  • 12” x 12” Art Card
  • Bonus tracks ‘Heat Beat’ (B-Side) and live cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA – Single Edit’
  • Original 1988 album fully remastered

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, Mute / BMG announce a special edition of A WAY OF LIFE, the third studio album by influential electronic-punk duo SUICIDE, to be released on 26th May.

Although the band barely received any credit during their career, Suicide are cited as one of the most inspirational bands of the 1970s, influencing the likes Soft Cell, Depeche Mode and The Jesus And Mary Chain, whilst garnering fans in Nick Cave, Jim Thirlwell, M.I.A., Spiritualized, Lydia Lunch, Bobby Gillespie and Savages to name a few.

Originally released in 1988, more than a decade after their iconic self-titled album, A Way of Life saw Alan Vega & Martin Rev once again team up with The Cars’ frontman Ric Ocasek to produce “nine creepily ingratiated industrial pop songs” (Pitchfork). This anniversary edition is available on Limited Edition Transparent Blue Vinyl, CD as well as Digital and sees the album fully remastered by Denis Blackham (Skye Mastering). Featured on each format are bonus tracks ‘Heat Beat’ and a newly unearthed live cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA’. Three other previously unreleased recordings are featured exclusively on the CD & Digital versions.

Side A.

  1. Wild In Blue (88' Version - 2023 Remaster)
  2. Surrender (88' Version - 2023 Remaster)
  3. Jukebox Baby 96 (88' Version - 2023 Remaster)
  4. Rain Of Ruin (88' Version - 2023 Remaster)
  5. Sufferin' In Vain (88' Version - 2023 Remaster)

Side B.

  1. Dominic Christ (88' Version - 2023 Remaster)
  2. Love So Lovely (88' Version - 2023 Remaster)
  3. Devastation (88' Version - 2023 Remaster)
  4. Heat Beat (88' Version - 2023 Remaster)
  5. Born In The USA (Single Edit - Live in Paris 1988)*

Previously Unreleased*

“If there's one thing A Way of Life drives home more than any other, it's that Suicide never stopped being ahead of their time” - Pitchfork

This is a BMG release.