Primal Scream will be releasing ‘Screamadelica: Collector’s Edition’ box sets in 2011 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their landmark album. Often cited as one of the most influential records of the 1990s, ‘Screamadelica’ was a huge breakthrough for Primal Scream, and was possibly the first album to successfully marry acid house and rock. To make it a little more special, Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine has remastered the original songs for the release. “He’s just really good with sound and frequencies, we thought it was a fun thing to do,” frontman Bobby Gillespie told the NME.
The ‘Screamadelica: Collector’s Edition’ box set will feature the remastered album not just on CD but also as a gatefold double LP. Additionally, it will include a remastered version of the ‘Dixie-Narco’ EP, a disc containing a live performance from Los Angeles in 1992, a disc of remixes, a 30-minute documentary DVD: The Making of Screamadelica, a 12″ slipmat, a Primal Scream replica tour t-shirt, an assortment of art cards and a 50-page commemorative bound book featuring interviews with the band, unseen images and more. Whew!
For those not willing to shell out nearly $200 for a box set, they will also make available a 2-CD deluxe edition which contains the remastered ‘Screamadelica’ plus the remastered ‘Dixie-Narco’ EP.
Primal Scream are also going to be performing ‘Screamadelica’ in the U.K. and Australia in late 2010 and 2011. Dates are as follows:
Nov 26: Olympia, London, UK
Nov 27: Olympia, London, UK
Jan 21: Big Day Out, Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
Jan 23: Big Day Out, Gold Coast Parklands, Southport, Australia
Jan 26: Big Day Out, Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney, Australia
Jan 30: Big Day Out, Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia
Feb 04: Big Day Out, Adelaide Showground, Adelaide, Australia
Feb 06: Big Day Out, Claremont Showground, Perth, Australia
March 14: O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
March 15: O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
March 16: O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
March 18: SECC, Glasgow, UK
March 19: Apollo, Manchester, UK
March 22: Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK
March 25: O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK