With Primal Scream’s Olympia shows just days away, a host of announcements have been made to celebrate Screamadelica’s 20th anniversary.
First there is the collectors edition of the album housed in a 12″ circular box set, this will consist of four remastered CDs, including the original album as well as previously unreleased ‘Live in L.A. 1991′, a CD of the original remixes and 7″/12″ Mixes and a remastered version of the ‘Dixie-Narco EP’.
There will also be a 30 minute documentary DVD: ‘The Making Of Screamadelica’, documenting the album track by track, plus bonus content from the original Screamadelica VHS.
The remastered album will be also be included on double heavyweight LPs and accompanied by a 50 page bound book featuring brand new interviews with the band, unseen images, and notes on the Story Of Screamadelica by James Brown.
In addition, a DJ slipmat featuring the original artwork design, a replica tour t-shirt from Worn By and 5×7″ art cards will also be included in this incredible boxset. You can order the box set by clicking here.
There is also a strictly limited edition white box set which has a run of only 500 copies. You can order this by clicking here.
To accompany the release there is a new website which can be found at Screamadelica20.com.
In addition to the gigs and the reissued album, 6music is set to broadcast Primal Scream live from London’s Olympia on Friday 26th November where they will be performing the album in its entirety. Presented by Steve Lamacq, the live gig will air between 9.00-11.00pm.
On Friday 26th November Steve Lamacq also introduces Essential Albums Of The 90s. Noel Gallagher, Alan McGee, the Manic Street Preachers and other key musical figures of the last 20 years talk to Steve about the enduring presence of Primal Scream’s 1991 album and how it influenced them.
Paul Rodgers, Editor BBC 6 Music says: “Screamadelica is a contemporary record that sounds as good today as it did when it was released, nearly 20 years ago. It’s an important album for 6 Music listeners and we’re proud to be able to not only bring context to the album with special interviews from those involved in its making but also to bring fans who couldn’t get tickets the first live performance of the album in its entirety.”
Finally, here’s the BBC2 Rapido Special on Primal Scream from 1991.