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12 December 2018
Ghosts of Christmas Past (Remake) (TWI 158) 
Ghosts of Christmas Past (Remake) (TWI 158)

The Names feature on a special 2LP white vinyl edition of classic festive album Ghosts of Christmas Past (Remake) out now via Les Disques du Crépuscule. A 2CD version is also available featuring favourites from the original 1981 and 1982 editions plus selected newer tracks by Crépuscule artists.

The original version of Ghosts of Christmas Past was released in November 1981 and featured Tuxedomoon, The Durutti Column, Paul Haig, Michael Nyman, Aztec Camera, Thick Pigeon and The Names. The 1982 and 1986 versions added songs by Antena, Mikado, The French Impressionists, Pale Fountains and Winston Tong.

The Names track on this edition is Tokyo Twilight.

Festive cover artwork is by Jean-Francois Octave and the double vinyl comes in a gatefold sleeve.

Available to buy direct from Les Disques du Crépuscule mail order.

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2 December 2018
The Names live at Frantoio delle Idea (Cinquefrondi), Italy 
The second of two Italian dates:

THE NAMES "in concerto"

Frantoio delle Idee (Cinquefrondi)

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The Names live at First Floor Club, Pomigliano D'Arco, Napoli, Italy 

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Saturday 23 March 2019
First Floor Club
Pomigliano D'Arco (Napoli)

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The Names - Quarantaine - Live in Brussels 

Quarantaine on 24 November 2018 marked the 40th anniversary of the bands The Passengers and The Names). The Passengers performed in their original 1978 line-up (with Isabelle Hanrez singing and Christophe Den Tandt on drums) and the original 1979-1983 line-up of The Names also reunited (with Christophe Den Tandt on keyboards and Luc Capelle on drums). The current musicians played a complete set. There were also special guests on stage and a few surprises.

The Names (special set with guests, including original lineup)
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The Passengers (original lineup) [first show since 1978!]
P.A.N.T.H.E.R (electronica synthpop)
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DJ sets
James Nice (Factory Benelux/Crépuscule)
Hatecraft (Factory.Nights)


time schedule
20:00 doors
20:30 P.A.N.T.H.E.R
21:30 The Passengers
22:00 The Names (original line-up)
22:50 The Names (present line-up)
23:40 DJ sets


CaliClub - 234 Grote Baan - 1620 Drogenbos (Brussels)
easy parking - ring 0 exit 18
public transport: De Lijn 153-154 - STIB tram 82

[Photo credit: Peter Staessens]

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The Names Discography updates 
The Names Discography has been updated with the following releases:

In Mutation (TWI 098)

Swimming (FBN 9) - Limited edition (300 copies) in clear vinyl

The Passengers 'All Through the Night' b/w 'New Life' (TWI 1240) - limited edition (500) red vinyl 7" single
The Passengers 'Queen of Weird' b/w 'Danger Zone' (TWI 1242) - limited edition (500) clear vinyl 7" single

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The Names Stranger Than You (FBN 119)
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The Names - In Time (FBN 112 CD)
The Names - Swimming (FBN 9 CD)
The Names - Monsters Next Door (Str8line)
The Names Stranger Than You (FBN 119)
The Names
The Names - In Time (FBN 112 CD)
The Names - Swimming (FBN 9 CD)
The Names - Monsters Next Door (Str8line)