Headline News (album)

Headline News is the seventh and last studio album by British rock band Atomic Rooster.

Headline News
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1983
LabelTowerbell Records
Atomic Rooster chronology
Atomic Rooster
Headline News

It has been released on CD several times: firstly in 1994 on Voiceprint, secondly in 1997 on Blueprint and in 2002 on Eagle. In 2004 it was repackaged by Dutch label MCP as Future Shock. In addition, in 2005 the German Ambitions/Membran International label packaged it alongside The First Ten Explosive Years as a two-disc set entitled Rebel with a Clause.

All CD issues feature two bonus tracks not included on the original LP.

Vincent Crane's wife, Jean, contributes lyrics to three tracks, including "Watch Out!/Reaching Out", an adaptation of the Atomic Rooster album cut. The album was recorded at the Cranes' home in Maida Vale, with the help of a mobile studio parked outside, and the sessions engineered by Tom Newman, remembered for his production work on Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells album. Paul Hammond used electronic Yamaha drums for the recording of the drum tracks.