The Bela Session is a full release of Bauhaus' first studio session from January 26 1979, where the iconic "Bela Lugosi's Dead" was recorded. This is the first and only official reissue of "Bela Lugosi's Dead" on vinyl, and the first time 3 of the 5 tracks have been released. This EP has been produced directly by the band with Leaving Records, in advance of the band's 40th anniversary
UK post-punk pioneers Bauhaus' immensely influential 'Bela Lugosi's Dead' - originally released in 1979 - is considered the original gothic rock record.
The first official vinyl reissue of 'Bela Lugosi's Dead' and first release of complete recording session (including 3 previously unreleased tracks), mastered by Mandy Parnell.
The live version of 'Bela Lugosi's Dead' was in iconic 1983 film The Hunger. It has been covered by Nine Inch Nails, Massive Attack and Nouvelle Vague.
The original version of 'Bela Lugosi's Dead' has never been on streaming services.
180g vinyl. The art is a variation of original 1979 12-inch. Reproduction of original recording session tape on inner sleeve. Includes 50x50cm poster of cover, gold retail sticker.