Feeding Of The 5000 is number one in the revisited Crassical Collection, remastered by Alex Gordon and Penny Rimbaud at Abbey Road Studios in 2018. This double CD presentation contains the remastered original Crass album on CD1 and, on CD2, early rehearsal tapes and studio recordings, plus a fold-out poster of the original cover and an illustrated booklet containing lyrics and contextual notes.
One of the most important albums ever. It doesn't get better, angrier and original. First released in 1978 on Small Wonder Records, and later re-released on the band's own Crass Records, The Feeding of the Five Thousand showed Crass as an anti-establishment and highly uncompromising act, and one that would influence countless people, bands and activists. The record came to be made when Pete Stennett, owner of Small Wonder Records, heard a demo that the band had recorded. Impressed by all of the material, he decided that rather than release a conventional single by the band, he would put all of their set onto an 18 track 12 inch EP.