Compilation of their career in bagginess out next week...

Happy Mondays release their ‘Greatest Hits’ album on May 24 through London.

The record’s a compilation of their chequered career from the late-’80s through to new single, ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’, released last week, crashing into the charts at…35.

The band are also preparing to tour again in the autumn, with Liverpool’s L2 venue pencilled in for a date. Full tour details will be announced shortly.

Meanwhile, Shaun Ryder is said to have written new songs since the band reformed at the start of the year. It’s not known whether any more original Happy Mondays tracks will surface.