POP GROUP - Y
Mute is happy to announce the release of the remastered version of The Pop Group's Y, to be released on CD and LP November 1. It was cut using half speed mastering at Abbey Road. Y is the highly influential and innovative debut album by The Pop Group, released in 1979. In the same year The Pop Group released their single She is Beyond Good & Evil / 3:38. The Pop Group's Y regularly appears in reatest Album' lists - such as #35 on Pitchfork's Greatest Albums of the 70's, The Wire's 100 Most Important Records Ever Made, and Uncut Magazine's 100 Greatest Debut Albums. The Pop Group went on to release two further singles, "We Are All Prostitutes" and "Where There Is A Will" (Split single with the Slits), and one further studio album, For How Much Do We Tolerate Mass Murder, before splitting up in 1981. Frontman, Mark Stewart, embarked on a solo career releasing his pioneering album Learning To Live With Cowardice in 1983. Gareth Sager and Bruce Smith went on to form Rip Rig & Panic alongside Neneh Cherry. The Pop Group reformed in 2010 to tour and have since released two new studio albums. The band will be touring at the end of 2019 and throughout 2020 in support of the album release.