The Damned Unveil album artwork for new greatest hits career-spanning collection ‘Black Is The Night’

The Damned Unveil album artwork for new greatest hits career-spanning collection ‘Black Is The Night’

27th August 2019 0 By John Deaux

The greatest surviving British punk band THE DAMNED are set to release their most comprehensive collection of songs yet with a new greatest hits collection  released via BMG. The career-spanning best of album includes an expansive 39 song track-list curated by the band themselves including upcoming brand new single ‘Black Is The Night’.

They chose designer Phil Smee to create the gothic artwork, Smee has worked with the band numerous times throughout their long-lasting career as well created legendary designs for Motörhead, Elton John and Madness amongst plenty of others. Smee commented:

“I loved working with the band back in the 80’s and I like to think we came up with some iconic designs. Certainly I see the many Damned logos I came up with still used on t-shirts to this day. I’ve not cut corners with this new album, even setting all the sleeve copy by hand, which took me back to ‘The Black Album’ which I hand-lettered with a shaky pen. The Damned are a totally unique band, I’ve always loved everything they’ve done. I still get excited about every design project that comes along, but I was particularly pleased to be asked to work on The Damned’s ‘Black is the Night’ album.” – Phil Smee

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The Damned will also play a special immersive theatrical show at The Palladium partnered with Hammer House Of Horror on 28th October which has sold out. 

Titled A Night Of A Thousand Vampires’ the evening will blend The Damned’s love of horror with a punk rock show that also features cabaret and supporting cast from The Circus of Horrors.

‘Black Is The Night’ Track-list:

Love Song

Wait For The Black Out


I Just Can’t Be Happy Today

Bad Time For Bonzo


White Rabbit



Melody Lee

Smash It Up Pt 1 & 2

New Rose

Neat, Neat, Neat

Stretcher Case Baby

Sick Of Being Sic

kBorn To Kil

lRabid (Over You)

Problem Child

1 Of The 2

So Messed Up

Machine Gun Etiquette

Disco Man

Fan Club



Plan 9 Channel 7

Grimly Fiendish

The Shadow of Love

Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

Street Of Dreams

The History Of The World (Part 1)

Curtain Call

Alone Again Or

Lively Arts

Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow

Stranger On The Town

Fun Factory

Under The Floor Again

Black Is The Night (Brand New Track)


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The Damned are:

David Vanian – Vocals

Captain Sensible – Guitar

Monty Oxy Moron – Keyboard

Pinch – Drums

Paul Gray – Bass


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