Johnny Thunders So Alone (Remarquable Special Edition) on Limited Edition 2LP
1978 Solo Debut Masterpiece Reissued with Bonus LP of Unreleased Tracks & 16-Page Booklet
This is the third of four Remarquable Records vinyl releases in their Johnny Thunders: 1978 series, celebrating New York's iconoclastic rock 'n' roll vagabond Johnny Thunders. The cult guitar hero was a founding member of two highly influential groups: the fabulous New York Dolls and punk pioneers The Hearbreakers.
By 1978 Johnny had relocated to London, forging plans for a solo career which culminated in the release of his career-peak album So Alone. In 1984 Johnny himself acknowledged it was "the best record I ever made." Under the guiding hand of producer Steve Lillywhite and amidst an unrepeatable roll call of friends only too willing and able to help out, Johnny forged an album which has gone on to influence generations, spawning his most popular single "You Can't Put Your Arms Round A Memory" which featured prominently in the award winning HBO TV series The Sopranos and the Martin Scorsese film Bringing Out The Dead. It's an unmissable all-time classic.
In the wake of Scorsese and Mick Jagger's highly anticipated new HBO television series VINYL – whose initial episode features Johnny's music – this exclusive and unlikely-to-be-repeated Remarquable Special Edition of So Alone is timely, and features the complete original album as well as non-album tracks released on singles and two key unissued outtakes. Rounding out the package is a lavish 16-page booklet reproducing almost all the original promotional materials that accompanied the original release of the album, including two promotional posters.