Return of the Giant Slits

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Return of the Giant Slits
Studio album by The Slits
Released 1981
Genre Post punk, world music
Label CBS
Producer Dennis Bovell, Dick O'Dell, The Slits
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Return of the Giant Slits is the second studio album by The Slits, released in 1981[1] by CBS Records on LP and cassette. In comparison with its widely acclaimed predecessor, Cut, released in 1979, it showcases a softer, more experimental sound, inspired by African music. Several months after its release The Slits disbanded.

The album was out of print for more than two decades until being reissued on CD by CBS Japan in 2004 and then by Blast First in 2007 with a bonus disc featuring alternate versions of songs from the album.

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written by The Slits. (Published by Virgin Music Ltd.)

Original album[edit]

  1. "Earthbeat" (5:00)
  2. "Or What It Is?" (4:24)
  3. "Face Place" (4:23)
  4. "Walk About" (4:43)
  5. "Difficult Fun" (4:06)
  6. "Animal Space/Spacier" (6:42)
  7. "Improperly Dressed" (4:28)
  8. "Life on Earth" (6:33)

CBS Japan issued the album on CD in 2004 with the Japanese version of "Earthbeat" as a bonus track.

2007 bonus disc[edit]

  1. "Japanese Earthbeat (Daichi No Oto)" (5:01)
  2. "German Earthbeat" (4:57)
  3. "Dub Beat" (4:59)
  4. "Face Place Dub" (4:24)
  5. "Begin Again Rhythm" (5:45)
  6. "Earthbeat" 12" Version (7:17)
  7. "Earthbeat Extra" (3:51)
  8. WORT FM USA Interview (12:00)


The Slits


  • Dave Lewis - other instruments
  • Steve Beresford - other instruments ("plays a lot on this record")


  1. ^ Martin, Dan (21 October 2010). "Ari Up of the Slits dies aged 48". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 25 December 2015.