Three new releases to mark 30th anniversary of Primal Scream’s Screamadelica

Bobby Gillespie performing with Primal Scream @ Webster Hall, NYC (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever)

Bobby Gillespie performing with Primal Scream @ Webster Hall, NYC (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever)

Primal Scream won the inaugural Mercury Music Prize with their third studio album.

The 30th anniversary of Primal Scream’s landmark album Screamadelica will be celebrated later this year with three special releases.

The influence of the late, great Andrew Weatherall on the LP’s ultimate direction is to be recognised with the inclusion of his previously unheard mix of Shine Like Stars in the 12” Singles Box collection, out on September 17th, which will offer nine replicas of contemporary singles.

A double-vinyl picture disc, released on the same date, is set to be a first of its kind for the album, while on October 15th the Demodelica collection will present early demos and unfinished mixes, introduced with liner notes by Jon Savage.

“It feels amazing to have made an album that when you walk into a record store then you see it up on the wall along with albums like Ziggy Stardust, Transformer and Never Mind the Bollocks,” Bobby Gillespie says.

“As well as seeing Astral Weeks by Van Morrison, you see the first Velvets album and you see Screamadelica. And you’d probably see Led Zeppelin IV. You know what? That’s beyond my wildest dreams when we started as a band.”

“It’s a pure record. It’s very from the heart and sincere and we are very proud we made it. It is also a great document of the times—that is exactly what it was like. We were out there in the clubs, taking ecstasy, and living the rock and roll life.”

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