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Saturday 07 August 2021

Primal Scream's Era-Defining Classic Screamadelica Returns Over Three Exhaustive Special Releases

Originally released in 1991, Primal Scream's Screamadelica is one of those rare records that's indisputably an era-defining, all-time classic.

Its hedonistic collision course of club culture and rock roots took Primal Scream into the Top 10 for the first time, later becoming the first ever album to win the Mercury Prize. 

Its singles, including Movin' On Up, Loaded and Come Together remain dancefloor and radio favourites to this day.

Bobby Gillespie commented:
 
"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. 

"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."
 
Now Primal Scream commemorate the album's 30th anniversary with three special releases:
 
The Screamadelica 12" Singles Box (out September 17th) - The Screamadelica double-vinyl picture disc (out 17th September) - The previously unreleased Demodelica collection (out 15th October).
 
All three releases are now available to pre-order here.
 
Primal Scream will be headlining the Big Top stage at the Isle of Wight Festival (September 16th - 19th). 

Bobby Gillespie will release his memoir Tenement Kid in October. 

A book filled with the joy and wonder of a rock 'n' roll apostle who would radically reshape the future sounds of fin de siècle British pop, Bobby Gillespie's memoir cuts a righteous path through a decade lost to Thatcherism and saved by acid house.

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by: Mike Cobley




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