Primal Scream’s ‘Screamadelica’ Reissue is “Loaded”

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.

Both editions are set to be released on March 7, 2011. You can pre-order them on Primal Scream’s official site or on Amazon U.K.. As of press time, pre-orders are not available on any U.S. sites.

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