Supergrass today announce a deluxe reissue of their critically acclaimed fourth studio album, Life On Other Planets, set for release via BMG on August 25th. Pre order here.
The album peaked at number 9 in the UK charts back in 2002, continuing an astonishing run of critical and commercial success for the band. In January 2001 the band took a break from live performing and, armed with wine, cigarettes and acoustic guitars, barricaded themselves into a villa in the South of France. Here they revelled in the relaxed atmosphere, star-gazing and exploring the musical odyssey that would become Life On Other Planets.
This 2023 re-issue has been fully remastered from original sources and includes the hit singles ‘Grace’ (UK #13), ‘Seen the Light’ (UK#22), ‘Never Done Nothing Like That Before’ & ‘Rush Hour Soul’. It will be released as 1LP black heavyweight vinyl; 2LP white 12”, green and black 10” vinyl and 3CD with demos and live versions.
The gatefold 1LP is a faithful reissue of the original album. The 2LP artwork has startling new white-on-black reverse artwork plus a bonus 10” EP ‘Live Forms’ inspired by original Supergrass collectors item ‘Live 2002’. Also included is a 20 page booklet featuring band photos and new sleeve notes by BBC Radio stalwart Mark Radcliffe. The 3CD comprises of Disc 1: remastered album, disc 2 ‘Extras Terrestrial’: unreleased demos and all the related B-sides and disc 3: a comprehensive rendition of the album live, along with acoustic and cover versions. Both the 3CD and 2LP formats include previously unreleased tracks and versions.
Supergrass – Gaz Coombes, Mick Quinn, Danny Goffey and Rob Coombes – are one of the most important bands to emerge during the 1990s, with several million record sales, 6 top 10 albums and 10 top 20 singles. Formed in Oxford UK in 1993, the Brit, Q, NME and Ivor Novello-winning outfit released their Mercury-nominated No.1 debut album ‘I Should Coco’ in 1995. Their fourth single, ‘Alright’, was a pop masterpiece and catapulted the band to global success. Five highly acclaimed, successful studio albums followed: ‘In It For The Money’, ‘Supergrass’, ‘Life On Other Planets’, ‘Road To Rouen’ and ‘Diamond Hoo Ha’, as well as the top 5 best of ‘Supergrass Is 10’. Other hits include: ‘Mansize Rooster’, ‘Lenny’, ‘Going Out’, ‘Richard III’, ‘Sun Hits The Sky’, ‘Pumping On Your Stereo’, ‘Moving’, ‘Grace’ and ‘St. Petersburg’. Having split up in 2010, Supergrass temporarily reformed in 2019 for a successful, sold-out, media and fan-acclaimed world tour.
– 2LP Colour vinyl (1 x 12”, 1 x 10” mini-album) (US: AEC indie store exclusive)
– 1LP Black heavyweight vinyl
– 3CD Digipack
– HD Digital
– SD Digital