SHARE THE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ANDREW WEATHERALL
REMIX OF ‘SHINE LIKE STARS’ – LISTEN HERE
THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF ‘SCREAMADELICA’ IS COMMEMORATED WITH THREE SPECIAL RELEASES:
A 10 DISC ‘SCREAMADELICA’ 12” SINGLES BOX SET ON SEPTEMBER 17TH
THE ALBUM’S FIRST DOUBLE-VINYL PICTURE DISC ON SEPTEMBER 17TH
THE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ‘DEMODELICA’ ALBUM ON OCTOBER 15Th
“‘Screamadelica’ is the record that Bobby Gillespie always talked like he could make. Playful and extreme, sexy and sensuous, it is wise in the ways of rock lore and happy to snuggle close to the cutting edge of club culture.” – NME
“Screamadelica captured the zeitgeist, like any Mercury winner should, with its mix of dub, house, indie-dance and – in Loaded, Movin’ On Up and Come Together – era-defining but timeless anthems.” – The Guardian
“The meeting of unashamed, celebratory club music and rock star fandom is what gives Primal Scream’s 1991 album Screamadelica its particular mood, half strutting with confidence, half yearning for transcendence.” – Pitchfork
|Primal Scream build anticipation for the three upcoming releases that celebrate the 30th anniversary of ‘Screamadelica’ by sharing a previously unreleased remix of ‘Shine Like Stars’ by the late, great Andrew Weatherall. It was premiered on Lauren Laverne’s Breakfast show on BBC 6 Music this morning. Listen HERE.
The creative connection between Primal Scream and Andrew Weatherall was the kind of once-in-a-lifetime, lightning-in-a-jar moment that can only happen when everything aligns. Blending the band’s raucous rock ‘n’ roll with the producer’s flair for acid house and rave culture created something bigger than the sum of their parts – and something which has cast a huge influence in the three decades that have followed.
As Bobby Gillespie told The Face back in 1991: “It’s the combination of Andy and ourselves that’s just fucking brilliant. He can take that quintessential element from one of our songs and make it really focused. He’s got vision and inspiration, when these days most producers are just glorified engineers.”
Andrew Weatherall’s ‘Shine Like Stars’ remix (and its accompanying instrumental) features on the tenth disc of the‘Screamadelica’ 12” Singles Box which will be released on September 17th. It sits alongside nine replicas of the singles from the original album campaign, all pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. The box is completed by three art prints by the album’s cover artist Paul Cannell and a download code.
Also released on September 17th is the first ever ‘Screamadelica’ picture disc, which features the album’s iconic artwork pressed on double-vinyl.
The ‘Screamadelica’ 30th anniversary campaign will be completed by the previously unreleased ‘Demodelica’ collection on October 15th. It provides a new insight into the album’s creation, with a variety of early demos and work-in-progress mixes. It will be released on digital, double-vinyl, CD and C90 cassette formats. The package will be completed with new liner notes by Jon Savage. The author and journalist is renowned for documenting British music culture with books such as ‘England’s Dreaming: Sex Pistols and Punk Rock’ and ‘The Hacienda Must Be Built’.
All three releases are available to pre-order here.
Having performed as special guests to Liam Gallagher at The O2 earlier this week, Primal Scream are to return to festivals next month, calling at TRSNMT on September 11th and then headlining the Big Top stage at the Isle of Wight Festival on September 17th. Plans are also taking shape for 2022, with the Bingley Weekender, the Low Festival, and two nights at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre already confirmed.
Bobby Gillespie recently teamed up with Jehnny Beth of Savages to release the critically acclaimed duets album ‘Utopian Ashes’. The duo will embark upon a headline tour in November. Gillespie will also release his memoir ‘Tenement Kid’ on October 14th. A book filled with the joy and wonder of a rock ‘n’ roll apostle who would radically reshape the future sounds of fin de siècle British pop, Bobby Gillespie’s memoir cuts a righteous path through a decade lost to Thatcherism and saved by acid house.