The six studio albums by The Jesus and Mary Chain released between 1985 and 1998 will be reissued as expanded 2CD+DVD packages that include B-sides, live sessions, TV appearances and rare material.
Slicing Up Eyeballs reports the reissue series — by the Edsel imprint of the UK-based Demon Music Group, which put out last year’s Upside Down: The Best Of collection — begins Sept. 19 with the re-release of 1985′s Psychocandy and 1987′s Darklands. 1989′s Automatic and 1992′s Honey’s Dead follow on Sept. 26, and 1994′s Stoned & Dethroned and 1998′s Munki on Oct. 3.
The Psychocandy reissue features the original album and 30 bonus tracks, including all of the corresponding singles’ B-sides, previously unreleased demos, rare outtakes, the band’s 1985 acoustic John Peel session and the original rejected version of controversial track “Jesus Fuck,” intended as an early B-side. The DVD features music videos and live performances on “Old Grey Whistle Test,” “The Tube” and more.
Similarly, the expanded Darklands adds 30 bonus tracks to the original album, including non-album B-sides, outtakes, the Some Candy Talking EP, a long-sought 1986 Janice Long session, an alternate version of “Some Candy Talking” and a “recently unearthed” version of the title track with strings. The DVD includes promo videos, a band-made film for “Kill Surf City,” a “Top of the Pops” performance and more.
Both reissues also include 32-page booklets with new interviews “that tell the band’s story in their own words,” according to the label’s promo material, including contributions from former drummer and current Primal Scream leader Bobby Gillespie.
Click here for the tracklistings
Alan McGee has given another great interview whilst promoting the new Upside Down film. This time he spoke to Music Film Web about acting, UFO’s and why he’s not interested in resurrecting Creation Records. Continue reading
This is The Loft’s first radio interview in 26 years with Gideon Coe on BBC 6 Music, broadcast live on 12th May 2011.
In the interview the band choose a selection of tracks and revisit their 1984 Radio 1 session tracks. They also talk about how they became involved with Creation Records, the recent ‘Upside Down’ film and the night they split up on stage at Hammersmith Palais. Continue reading
Alan McGee has been busy lately giving loads of interviews promoting Upside Down. Kelley has posted most of these on our Facebook page so don’t forget to join if you wanna be kept up to date. Below is another excellent interview he did with North East music magazine NARC. Continue reading
Alan McGee gave a great interview with Jo Whiley on Radio 2 this week, Jo was as enthusiastic as ever and played tracks by the House of Love, Primal Scream, Jesus and Mary Chain and Oasis.
In the interview they discuss the Television Personalities, the Gallaghers, the Creation years and the forthcoming film. Continue reading
You can’t beat watching a film at a cinema, so fortunately just prior to it’s DVD release Upside Down hits UK cinemas for one week only from April 29th. Details are below, most of the cinemas are not listing yet as the screenings are not yet within a week/fortnight.
There will also be a special event in Glasgow on Tuesday, May 3rd, featuring a screening, live performances and a DJ set from Alan McGee himself.
The venues are :
Birmingham – Electric Cinema [info]
Edinburgh- Cameo [info]
Exeter – Picturehouse [info]
Glasgow – Glasgow Film Theatre [info]
Leeds – Hyde Park Picturehouse [info]
Liverpool – Picturehouse At FACT [info]
London – Curzon, Soho [info]
Manchester Cornerhouse [info]
Norwich – Cinema City [info]
York- City Screen Picturehouse [info]
Nme.com reports that there is a 2CD soundtrack/compilation album to be released the same day as the DVD of Upside Down on May 9th 2011.
The tracklisting is as follows:
The Jesus And Mary Chain – ‘Upside Down’
Oasis – ‘Rock N Roll Star’
Primal Scream – ‘Loaded’
Ride – ‘Leave Them All Behind’
House of Love – ‘Shine On’
BMX Bandits – ‘Serious Drugs’
Teenage Fanclub – ‘The Concept’
Telescopes – ‘Perfect Needle’
Biff Bang Pow – ‘There Must Be A Better Life’
Slowdive – ‘Souvlaki Space Station’
Slaughter Joe – ‘I’ll Follow You Down’
Jasmine Minks – ‘Think’
The Boo Radleys – ‘Lazarus’
Revolving Paint Dream – ‘In The Afternoon’
Sugar – ‘If I Can’t Change Your Mind’
Momus – ‘What Will Death Be Like?’
Swervedriver – ‘Son Of Mustang Ford’
Super Furry Animals – ‘Something 4 The Weekend’
Oasis – ‘Wonderwall’
Ride – ‘Taste’
Primal Scream – ‘Swastika Eyes’
Swervedriver – ‘Duel’
Teenage Fanclub – ‘Mellow Doubt’
Biff Bang Pow – ‘It Makes You Scared’
Slowdive – ‘Alison’
Slaughter Joe – ‘So Out Of Touch’
Revolving Paint Dream – ‘Flowers In The Sky’
BMX Bandits – ‘I Wanna Fall In Love’
House of Love – ‘Destroy The Heart’
Jazz Butcher – ‘Girl Go’
Telescopes – ‘Flying’
The Creation – ‘Creation’
Momus – ‘Murders, The Hope Of Woman’
Primal Scream – ‘Imperial’
The Boo Radleys – ‘Wake Up Boo!’
The Jesus And Mary Chain – ‘Some Candy Talking’
You can order the DVD by clicking here.