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’.
The designer Phil Smee was chosen 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.
“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