China Crisis: Autumn In The Neighbourhood UK CD reissue 
- Smile [What Kind Of Love Is This]
- Down Here On Earth
- Autumn In The Neighbourhood
- Because My Heart
- Joy + The Spark
- Being In Love
- My Sweet Delight
- Tell Tale Signs
- Wonderful New World
Anyone who has been reading PPM for the last, uh, seven years, may have some idea of the drama surrounding China Crisis ‘ excellent “Autumn In The Neighbourhood” album and my attempts to buy a copy. First, the band popped up on Pledge Music with a long running campaign for the album. I wanted to pledge at that time but Moogfest tickets were a costly expense. Then came the end of that year that saw me traveling far and wide to amazing shows by Pere Ubu, Simple Minds, Television, Sparks, and Hugh Cornwell. No money then to buy music. And the next year found us visiting the West Coast for the first time ever, and I needed to save up for that big trip and three Amoeba visits. Then by 2015 the campaign finally ended and it was over. I had bought a pledge as a gift for a friend, but had not gotten one for myself.
No mater, I thought. Surely the album would be available in another fashion. But that was not what happened. If I had missed the Pledge Campaign, there was now the aftermarket for me. And the CD was typically $50 and up. Fortunately, schwenko on the New Wave Outpost Forum say my plight and had a 2nd copy he sold me for a modest price. I felt it was a spectacular return for the band.
Since that time in 2017, I’ve heard that one could buy it only from the band’s merch table at shows that I have never been able to attend as they are all far, far away from me. So it was with some enthusiasm that I saw that Gavin had commented a few weeks ago that there was now a MusicGlue page for China Crisis. The MusicGlue platform had been where the last two Gary Daly solo releases had happened, and thank goodness someone thought “we should sell the band album there, too!” So now, anyone may order the CD, autographed by Gary Daly and Eddie Lundon for the princely sum of £15.00 [$20.29]
China Crisis: Autumn In The Neighbourhood UK LP 
1. Smile (What Kind Of Love Is This)
2. Down Here On Earth
3. Autumn In The Neighbourhood
4. Because My Heart
6. Tell Tale Signs
7. Everyone You Know
8. Joy And The Spark
9. Being In Love
11. My Sweet Delight
12. Wonderful New World
Did you notice that the LP has twelve tracks instead of eleven? The crafty devils have snuck in the great song “Everyone You Know” that was given to Pledge Music pledgers before delivery as a bonus has been put into the running order, with a few re-jigged song orders to better make everything fit on two sides of an LP, no doubt. Listen below!
The LP is new to 2020 and requires a £25 [$33.82] investment if you still need that format in your life. I’m happy to live in a world of lasers, myself. But by all means indulge in this new pressing in either format [I won’t cast aspersions] if you’ve not had the considerable pleasure! If you’ve ever liked China Crisis you are in for a superb treat.