Legendary Brit-pop stalwarts The London Suede (known simply as Suede outside of North America) are releasing deluxe reissues of their entire catalog starting today. The re-mastered and expanded versions will be released on a bi-weekly basis via Suede Ltd., kicking off today with the release of the band’s debut album,Suede.
The Deluxe Reissues of The London Suede’s five studio albums include previously unreleased demos and unreleased songs, and the expanded versions on the band’s official North American store also include official music videos and rare interviews with the band. Fans who pre-order any album directly from the band will receive an instant download of two tracks from that album. The band is also offering a Deluxe Reissue package which includes high quality digital downloads of all five reissues at a discounted price of $40.00, and fans who pre-order the Deluxe package will receive all ten instant gratification tracks right away.
Buy Suede from The London Suede’s North American store or pre-order any deluxe reissue here.
Originally released in 1993, Suede became the fastest-selling debut album ever in the UK, and went on to win the Mercury Music Prize.
In addition, Pitchfork recently reviewed three of The London Suede’s five re-issues, which have already been released in the UK via Demon. Check out the review here.
The London Suede – Five Deluxe Reissues
Suede (Deluxe Reissue) – out now, 6/28/11
Dog Man Star (Deluxe Reissue) – 7/12/11
Coming Up (Deluxe Reissue) – 7/26/11
Head Music (Deluxe Reissue) – 8/9/11
A New Morning (Deluxe Reissue) – 8/23/11
The London Suede’s frontman Brett Anderson said of the reissues: “This is the definitive collection of pretty much everything we released in 14 years together – and some stuff which we didn’t. It’s all re-mastered and includes unreleased, never-before-heard oddities and gems which even I’d forgotten about. It’s the complete audio history of a band and, like any band of interest, it’s flawed, strange and sometimes beautiful”.
The band, whose recent performances in the UK have been described by The Guardian as “hugely influential… sounding better than they did at their commercial peak”, performed for their American fans for the first time since 1997 at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this past April.