Primal Scream build anticipation for the three upcoming releases that celebrate the 30th anniversary of ‘Screamadelica’ by sharing a previously unreleased remix of ‘Shine Like Stars’ by the late, great Andrew Weatherall. It was premiered on Lauren Laverne’s Breakfast show on BBC 6 Music this morning. Listen HERE.
The creative connection between Primal Scream and Andrew Weatherall was the kind of once-in-a-lifetime, lightning-in-a-jar moment that can only happen when everything aligns. Blending the band’s raucous rock ‘n’ roll with the producer’s flair for acid house and rave culture created something bigger than the sum of their parts – and something which has cast a huge influence in the three decades that have followed.
As Bobby Gillespie told The Face back in 1991: “It’s the combination of Andy and ourselves that’s just brilliant. He can take that quintessential element from one of our songs and make it really focused. He’s got vision and inspiration, when these days most producers are just glorified engineers.”
Andrew Weatherall’s ‘Shine Like Stars’ remix (and its accompanying instrumental) features on the tenth disc of the‘Screamadelica’ 12” Singles Box which will be released on September 17th. It sits alongside nine replicas of the singles from the original album campaign, all pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. The box is completed by three art prints by the album’s cover artist Paul Cannell and a download code.
Also released on September 17th is the first ever ‘Screamadelica’ picture disc, which features the album’s iconic artwork pressed on double-vinyl.
The ‘Screamadelica’ 30th anniversary campaign will be completed by the previously unreleased ‘Demodelica’ collection on October 15th. It provides a new insight into the album’s creation, with a variety of early demos and work-in-progress mixes. It will be released on digital, double-vinyl, CD and C90 cassette formats. The package will be completed with new liner notes by Jon Savage. The author and journalist is renowned for documenting British music culture with books such as ‘England’s Dreaming: Sex Pistols and Punk Rock’ and ‘The Hacienda Must Be Built’.
All three releases are available to pre-order here.