London Records release Happy Mondays’ The Early EPs, available as a 4×12″ color vinyl box set. The release brings together the seminal Manchester band’s first four EPs: Forty Five EP on transparent green vinyl (1985), Freaky Dancin/The Egg EP on transparent orange vinyl (1986), Tart Tart EP on transparent blue vinyl (1987), and 24 Hour Party People on transparent yellow vinyl (1987). Leading UK artist Pete Fowler, internationally renowned for his work with Super Furry Animals and Heavenly Records, has created a new animated video for Happy Mondays’ classic “The Egg”. The Early EPs have been re-mastered from the original two-inch tapes held in the Factory/London Records archive. The artwork has been redrawn and digitized by original designers Grand Central Design. London Records will follow this release later this year with vinyl reissues of Happy Mondays first four albums — Squirrel and G-man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out) (1987), Bummed (1988), Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches (1990), and Yes Please! (1992) — later this year. None of these albums have been available on vinyl for over a decade.