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Bangles Introduction

The Bangles During the 80's The Bangles were one of the most successful all-girl groups in history. Due to a number of limited editions, they remain a popular artist amongst collectors. The main concentration on these pages is on singles in their various formats. I am a little thin on the ground regarding their US releases however, so any updates would be appreciated. Also featured is Susanna Hoffs solo material - she released a fair amount after the band split. The Petersons' solo material is also covered. Also, as a point of interest, Vicki Peterson has taken stints on recent "Go Go's" tours with Belinda Carlisle, but as far as I know, no records have been released including her.

One of the things that makes some of the 7" singles collectable is the fact that CBS issued a number of picture discs / poster sleeves / gatefold sleeves etc in the UK. There was even a limited edition with 4 Bangles "badges", which is now quite tough to track down and a couple of editions with limited postcards etc.

The singles were often released throughout Europe and in Japan, Australia & Canada as well as the US. This sometimes makes for an interesting mix of different sleeves for the same release or different 'B' sides etc. As with most artists, the Japanese releases are of particular interest to collectors and command higher prices than the UK or US versions for example. Susanna Hoffs solo records are also proving popular to collectors - they often include some stunning photos of Susanna.

Always rising in price are the promo CDs, especially those containing rare acoustic tracks and the ever popular picture discs. Also look out for her recent collaborations with Matthew Sweet. The Bangles are now back together (minus Michael Steele) and touring the US (and occasionally Europe too). The 2003 "Doll Revolution" CD rekindled interest in the older collectables and has also produced some new ones. A welcome reissue of older material - "Ladies and Gentlemen... The Bangles" even led to a 2016 Record Store Day limited edition red vinyl album in the US to add to the CD available across the rest of the World. This has been followed by re-issues in other colours of vinyl.

The 2020 Record Store Day excited collectors with a vinyl reissue of "Doll Revolution" which was limited to 1500 copies.

2021-22 brings the "Sweetheart of the Sun" vinyl reissues to the fore with an extensive array of collectables, many tied to regions or individual retailers and produced in small numbers.

There is a seemingly never ending list of compilation CDs - sadly most offering no new content - to entice the Bangles collector to spend more cash! There are also a couple of interesting bootlegs to look out for, together with some "semi-official" radio broadcasts that have come out more recently on CD. Thanks for recent information on Debbie Peterson's "Kindred Spirit" and Vicki Peterson's "Continental Drifters" to David Sharp!
With recent updates, I believe this site now has the most comprehensive Bangles discography anywhere on the web. If you think differently, or know of missing items, then please let me know!

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