Celebrated singer-songwriter, Katie Melua, announces plans for the 20th anniversary of her chart-topping breakthrough debut album. Call Off The Search (20th Anniversary – Expanded & Remastered) will be released on 3rd November on 2xCD and 2xLP via BMG and includes b-sides plus seven previously unreleased and pristine demos recorded by Katie in 2002. The album is available to pre-order here.

Alongside the announcement, Katie has released the remastered and demo versions of the album’s title track ‘Call Off The Search’ alongside a stunning remastered version of the official video, now available in 4k. Listen here. Watch the remastered 4k video here.

Call Off The Search instantly established a then 19 year old Katie Melua as a breakout star, earning commercial success and critical acclaim for its heartfelt themes of love and self discovery and Katie’s unique vocal style, blending jazz, blues, and folk influences with contemporary pop sensibilities. It went on to become one of the best selling albums of 2003, spending 6 weeks at Number 1 and amassing over 2 million sales. Lead single ‘Closest Thing To Crazy’ immediately captured audiences worldwide with its emotive delivery and captivating melody, and hit the top 10 after Katie’s rapturous performance in front of Queen Elizabeth II at the 2003 Royal Variety Show.

Discussing the 20th anniversary reissue, Katie says: “It blows my mind to think that 20 years and 8 albums later I’m still doing what I love, and it all started with my album Call Off The Search.

It went to number one and stayed there for six weeks, and that is where my addiction for making records began. I find it amazing that people still come up to me, mentioning ‘The Closest Thing to Crazy’, ‘Tiger In The Night’ and ‘Call Off The Search’ and it feels incredible to have grown up with a whole generation of people through this music.”

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